This "fun map" represents the world in which my comic series, which is in (slow) progress, takes place. I couldn't decide which genre I wanted to focus on so I came up with this city, called "Genreville", made up of all the comic book and "B" movie types I love, each represented by different neighbourhoods.
I was worried about posting this since I suppose it could open the ideas up to theft. On the other hand, posting on DA represents irrefutable proof that these were my ideas and that I posted them on this date so it might actually help preserve my copyright if a dispute ever arose.
Drawing this thing nearly finished me with all the fudged perspective and minute details (to give an idea of the actual scale: the astronaut on the bench easily fits within a dime). I think I've developed a nervous twitch from doing it but I'm hoping now that the rest of the comic will seem easier by comparison.
All drawn by hand with brush and small markers.
The story takes place on sort of a search through all the different neighbourhoods (and thereby through their respective genres). I'm hopeful this will keep the story fresh and interesting as it progresses.
"BIG BOROUGH" : Your basic giant monster area. King Kong, Godzilla, giant people and so on. I'm not showing any of the copyrighted ones so I don't get sued!
"SCI-FI BURG" : Think the E.C. books like "Weird Science" as well as old science fiction movies too numerous to mention.
"HORROR HEIGHTS": Gothic horror, monsters, zombies, etc. the border between it and 'SCI-FI BURG" can be blurry in places, for obvious reasons.
"JUNGLE PARK" : Tarzan/Sheena style jungle adventure as an excuse to show scantily clad babes.
"VARMINT GULCH" : Cowboys and westerns. Unfortunately for fans of this stuff, this may be the one area the story bypasses this time. I thought I should have it though, in case of sequels.
"BUCCANEER BAY" : Pirate shenanigans. What more can I say? ARRRRRRR!!!
"TEENLAND" : Think "Teenage Dope Fiends and Reform School Girls", beatkniks, bikers, hotrods, and suchlike.
"NOIR STRIP" : Here's where you'd find Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and others of that genre. It's here that the story starts with a visit to my own detective hero whom you'll meet once the first issue is available.
"CAPETOWN" : Flying, and/or superpowered beings of all types. Leotard stores make a killing in this neighbourhood!
"HAPPY PLACE" : "Funny animal" and "bigfoot" style cartoon creatures. If you stay here too long it starts to seep into your pores and the laws of physics change to their cartoon versions - look out for that steamroller!
Anyhow, I'm going to try to get this first issue out this year. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser. I am never drawing anything this complex again!
The first thing I'm going to do when I get to Genreville is hit the bar, then go to Horror Heights. Later, if I'm still alive, I'll go back to the bar and then it's off to Jungle Park where, hopefully, there'll be some jungle girls. Then it's back to the bar, after which I'll stagger off to Sci-Fi Burg (for a sci-fi burger -- with cheese), and then it's bark to the back for s'more rum, then off to Beercanuck Bay to vizzit some pirits and drinsummorerum and pzzthbnzl....
away time is back
:D! This time I've
got 1500pts to give
away c:The last
giveaway was really
well received so I'm
doing another! After
the way the last one
panned out, one
thing I would like
to remind you guys
of is to PLEASE
PLEASE follow the
guidelines so you
can be properly...
Guess what guys! I'm
reopening my stores
(Etsy and Storenvy)
and commissions, I
can finally announce
that I'm getting
married and I need
to save as much as
possible for the big
day, July 27th.
before anyone asks,
the wedding is not
been planning it for
a long time...
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More