I accidentally had an out of body experience once. It was weird. I was just sitting on the edge of my bed just thinking about myself as not me, as just some person. Somehow this triggered an out of body experience, it was like I was an intangible cloud floating in the air looking down at myself. This really startled me, I can’t swim so I feel super anxious when I’m in deep water, that’s how this felt, like I wasn’t tethered to anything, panicky, wanting to be on solid ground again. I snapped out of it and came back to my body. This was years ago, I haven’t tried since, I have this fear that I’ll get trapped outside my body, haha.
After redesigning Wolvie and Spidey I wanted to do someone else, and instead of tweaking the costume of another popular character who already has a cool costume, I figured I’d dig up an old forgotten character with a horrible costume and redesign that. I chose Iron Skull, a character I’d seen on HeroMachine’s worst costumes list.
Iron Skull was created by Carl Burgos and appeared in issues Amazing-Man Comics and Stars and Stripes Comics. I could only find tidbits about him. The Iron Skull was an adroid, like his name says his skull was made of Iron, while for some reason the rest of his body was steel. He could also shoot electric blasts from his wrists with his “annod computod machine”… I have no idea what an annod computod machine is but it makes you shoot electric from your wrist apparently. Iron Skull (or Skull as other characters called him) at first didn’t wear a costume, just a regular suit, but had unusually large eyes. You can read one of his adventures here.
He should’ve just stayed in the suit, but I guess they decided to put him a costume to because that was what was in. In his costumed form as you can see above he’s half naked with speedos, boots, a cape, and an emblem stuck to his bare chest. I’m just glad that being an android and all he didn’t have nipples. Also for some reason they shaved his head, I guess to play up the skull aspect. Huge eyed half-naked caped man is not a super cool look, obviously. It’s not hard to see why he’s not around anymore.
So my main objective with the redesign was for him to not be naked, and to play up the skull aspect. This is what I did.
I made him a leaner character, because I like when characters who are strong or tough don’t look it. If you’re an android or have some other unnatural source of strength, you don’t really need huge muscles. Tried to give his torso kind of a ribcage motif without making it look like he’s wearing a skeleton costume, because that’s kinda been done a lot of times. I also did a weird thing where I continued the lines from his “teeth” on his mask, to his collar, I think it kinda gives the illustion of a huge open mouth. I omitted the cape because I think it’s kind of weird when characters have capes if they don’t fly or aren’t Batman. I felt like he didn’t need the emblem either. After staring at it for a bit I completely changed my mind and decided he DID need the cape and emblem. It’s more dramatic, he’s a flamboyant guy obviously.
I like how it came out, maybe I’ll rename him and do something with this character.
I think I might redesign a character every day, or every day, just for fun and practice. If you have any suggestions feel free to send them to my Ask.
This is my brother, he’s 7. One of his obsessions is Dragonball Z, so he asked me if I could make an animation of him doing a kamehameha.
My family is great, for the most part, but sometimes I feel like this little dude is the only person in my family I can relate to.
I don’t like girlfriends calling me “baby”. That’s weird. I’m not a baby, I’m a man. A grown adult MAN! A man with hair in grown up places, and thousands of dollars of debt, and opinions about current affairs. Why would you want to infatilize me? Spellcheck is telling me that “infantilize” isn’t spelled right, I know how to spell infantilize, you don’t know shit spellcheck. Would a baby know how to spell infantilize or even know what that word means? Or what ANY words mean? No! The only thing I have in common with babies is that I still like apple sauce and putting my mouth on nipples.
My MOM calls me “baby”, don’t call me the same thing my mom calls me, that is not sexy. It makes sense for my mom, I was her actual baby. I am not your child, that would make this whole relationship very very weird. Same goes for “daddy”. I don’t know what kind of father issues you have, but I am not your dad nor do I want to be. Stop being weird. Let’s keep the vibe as unincestuous as possible, (yes I know that one’s wrong spellcheck, I just can’t think of an anytonym for incestuous). Like, what if I started calling you “sis”, that’d be awkward wouldn’t it.
Some acceptable things you can call me:
Cheesecake (I love cheesecake)
Lovely Angel Man
Jeff (my name)
Mr. Penis Guy
and finally Babe (as in the talking pig, not like a baby)
Think nothing of it m’lady.
I enjoy doing them, and I like bringing happiness or even slight amusement into people’s day.
Anything to make you people like meeeee!
I’m very supportive of LGBT issues, but every time I see/hear that acronym it makes me think of a sandwich, because it reminds me of BLT. I suppose an LGBT sandwich would be Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon, and Tomato. I don’t like tomato so I guess I would just have an LGB.
LGBTQ? …hm, makes me question what kind of sandwich that is.