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extra 001 - "designs"

March 19th, 2009, 2:00 am

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nozmo March 18th, 2009, 3:19 am
So while I'm inking chapter two and getting all that stuff ready, let's have some delicious filler.

I always like to design characters that are relatively simple to draw. What about you guys? :)
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Yar March 19th, 2009, 2:32 am
That's Todd from Wayside.. but who's the other guy Allison is based on?? :o
Guest March 19th, 2009, 3:09 am
It's Dean Venture from The Venture Brothers.
pilvi March 19th, 2009, 4:22 am
I love how your character designs are so simple but unique at the same time. They all have so many characteristic things that it's almost impossible to confuse them. That's talent right there.

By the way I think Petunia is my favorite out of all your characters. Her overall design is just so brilliant T_T it brings tears of joy to my eyes.
Yahikochan March 19th, 2009, 8:04 am
Your designing behind Todd made me laugh.

I probably should make my characters easier to draw... I mean, even in my Little Merboy comic on here, I'm seriously hating my lead girl because I made her hair really long and it takes forever to color... I'll probably have her chop it off or something...
keoko-dono March 19th, 2009, 8:26 am
lol ah look at his long socks! :3

my main characters are hard to draw as welll :/ shame i have to draw them all the time.
Gabbi (Guest) March 19th, 2009, 8:40 am
I think that every character should be based off of Dean Venture in some way D: That is the only solution.
Hungryformore21 March 19th, 2009, 8:53 am
wow... I thought Todd's hair looked familiar.


Anyway I've always liked drawing my main character unique and not necessarily simple-- it's harder but in a way it's more attractive. (kinda)
Theenglish March 19th, 2009, 9:33 am
What about Tintin? You can not say Allison does not have any Tintin in him! Look , hes even going off to solve himself sum mysteries
danandgirl March 19th, 2009, 1:17 pm
yayyy go team venture
CitrusBee March 19th, 2009, 1:53 pm
xD Oh man! I can see the resemblance between Allison and Dean and Todd.
Lachlan March 19th, 2009, 2:28 pm
My characters are hard to draw... in a simple way. M-Maybe. I keep gving them little accessoires and knick knacks and stuff but their overall design is more simple.

I like yours way more though :O
Ah Nozmo, you're the eel's hips <3
ochahane March 19th, 2009, 4:03 pm
LOL. I had no idea that is how Todd Allison was made. X'DD

Hmm.. I don't really have my own way of making characters. I just think of different things while drawing the character and put them all together. Weee~ :D
Dorobo March 19th, 2009, 4:43 pm
I always thought Todd had some resemblance to Fry from Futurama. You know, orange, upturned hair. He's even wearing red in the banner.
.apples. March 19th, 2009, 8:06 pm
Sooooo.....Does this mean Todd was an idiot in his younger days? Since Dean and Todd are the strange mix that makes Todd Allison, you know.
chocomog March 20th, 2009, 2:47 pm
oh god,it's been a while since i haven't post in your comic!
this chara design is cool!especially todd <3(i always have a crush on bad guys...)
i always try to make my chara the simplest but i love the ones with a lot of details <3
yoshgirl March 21st, 2009, 8:47 am
Oh Todd... the way you were created... xDD And I love how one is jagged and the other smooth! It makes me think Todd's not that easy to get along with while Petunia seems like she's everyone's friend. ~

I actually have trouble making my characters complicated-looking... =3=;; I like to put in subtle differences, though.
starry (Guest) March 21st, 2009, 2:40 pm
! Do I perhaps notice some rather familiar eyelashes on Petunia right there?

Stardust Cloud (Guest) March 22nd, 2009, 12:24 am
I SWEAR NOZMO, you great thing you, i admire you SO MUCH,and this comic just sets my heart a-flutter.
I am possibly, irrevocably in love with the Fantastic Mr. Todd Allison, and i swear i will even make myself an account and start a comic myself, since my newborn love just inspired me so (:

i love you <3 lol
Aliz March 22nd, 2009, 3:03 am
It's too easy for you to create awesome characters. Give me your powers! =O Aliz commandz it! But seriously, why are they so beautiful? <3 I envy Nozmo. u_u
capricious (Guest) March 22nd, 2009, 5:02 am
oh god i wish i could draw feet/shoes like you. D:
envyyyyyy. the details on the characters are veryyy nice, p.s. (:
Flazeebo March 22nd, 2009, 9:17 pm
So THIS is why Alternate hasn't been getting much love
gotta say, love this one too though.

Most of my characters have hair that doesn't make sense IRL...or...well, just hair that you wouldn't see normally. Depending on where/when they are, the clothes and hair change. I gave one set of characters full out RP costumes (thousands of layers, oh god), and another set of characters just got normal hoodies and jeans and T-shirts.

In general I try to keep it simple...just so it isn't a nightmare to draw them later.
One thing I learned from TTGL was that the shape of the eyes can matter a lot in telling which character is which.
sorry for rambling =w=;;
rayyy (Guest) March 23rd, 2009, 6:49 pm
nice but why this comic is pretty sweet byt what happened to Alternate? I miss it
limegreenfedora (Guest) March 25th, 2009, 3:15 pm
I'm in love with the bastard lovechild of Dean Venture and Todd...D':

Other than that. I think you're designs are really cool, and you have great inspiration. I sort of see where Dean comes in because the outifts somewhat resemble eachother.
SaraKrista March 27th, 2009, 10:34 am
Wow *__* will you be posting the design character sheets for the other characters as well? -wants to see them lol-
James (Guest) March 28th, 2009, 3:01 pm
Allison gives off the same feeling as Patrick Bateman.....................
Pan (Guest) March 29th, 2009, 10:30 am
filler week~!
yumi_yuki April 1st, 2009, 10:25 pm
Oh Todd you sexy beast. :l *watches this comic*
crunchyblueberry April 9th, 2009, 11:55 pm
Ah, one of my main characters has really obnoxious hair. At first it was just gonna be shaggy, then it got neater with a little cowlick, then spiky, then messy, then messy-styled. Now I never even know what his hair is supposed to look like! D:
Imi April 16th, 2009, 2:36 pm


*incapable of being more intelligent for the moment*

I think I'm in love with Allison D:
Love me not April 16th, 2009, 7:05 pm
I just read through this thing twice, and I love it. I'm really excited to see where you're going to take a story like this!

Keep it up!
Nashira April 16th, 2009, 10:33 pm
T-Todd was based off of WAYSIDE? I am lovin' him even more now. <3
I can't wait for more updates! :D (by the way, Alternate is getting neglected) D':
Kai (Guest) April 18th, 2009, 9:06 pm
Whoaaa you're doing another comic? o3o even though this one hasn't updated for a while...much more srs bsns than Alternate but I like it a lot!!! :D I hope this one does not die
chancake April 19th, 2009, 4:18 am
You are just MADE for comics man. I love your style so hard you have no idea. The characters are so wonderful, and their expressions are so fitting hngh <3
Gabbi (Guest) April 20th, 2009, 7:52 pm
moar filler
3o-s-knight April 28th, 2009, 8:12 pm
nice sketches acutlaly, i really like/it's nice to see your raw rough art~ <3 love it!! so full of depth na dexpression but more so when it's not cleaned up- (altohugh, i rlelay like the flat colouring style of this comic~)

what are your infleunces btw?? just curious! =D
i like to draw characters with funny/fun expressions and unique faces ect. =)
Sumi April 30th, 2009, 4:28 pm
Oh my god ! I really love the design of your characters ! It's so cute ! (perhaps because I'm a big fan of the 20's fashion ! xD)

I keep reading your comics until now !
I want to see the next ! >o< !
(And I fell in love with Allison ! I know, we all don't care about this information at all, but hell, I'm just a fangirl after all :<)
Guest May 2nd, 2009, 3:01 am
Almost two months!
Get a move on,
I can't wait for the new pages.
ED (Guest) May 9th, 2009, 12:34 pm
Hello again ... hey um, im not quite sure what your doing, but could you post? its killing me... please!!!!
Skriptkitty June 20th, 2009, 3:39 pm
Ah~ how lovely of you to post this! I'm always so interested in things like this, especially since you have such a unique and charming style. It's interesting to see where you get your inspirations and how they evolve. Post lots of sketches in the future, I want to see more!
Bowee July 27th, 2009, 10:07 pm
I wear multiple watches because people don't think I want anything else for Christmas. (puh-lus I love those shows :"D)
Cross27 September 14th, 2009, 3:40 pm
mananabiscuit April 2nd, 2012, 3:24 am
wayside...TODD....THERE'S A CARTOON?!?!?!
Argason August 24th, 2012, 5:07 am
I looked up the Venture Bros. and Wayside and - wow - it's so cool to see what characters Todd Allison came from!

I'd love to know more about your inspiration in the future :)

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