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The strip is a little delayed because of this guy. He takes up most of the one-panel comic. I work tomorrow so expect this finished tomorrow evening, late.
Here’s a break-down of what you can see from the BBW’s arsenal:
2x XL missile batteries
1 flame thrower
1 grenade launcher
1 chest laser (Yeah… kinda like Iron Man)
1 shoulder laser (we’re naming films so yeah, this is the one from Predator but I made it bigger)
1 heat conductive pulse cannon
1 shock cannon (the zappy thing bottom left)
1 cabinet of heat seeking missiles but he can auto guide them to whichever heat source he wants
1 laser eye
1 machine gun
and that’s not counting what you’ve already seen and what else he hasn’t whipped out yet. Hey, for a guy missing half a limb, he’s well-armed!
BBW, gearin’ up.
Note: Although you can’t see Dorothy in this pic (She is hidden by the BBW and Alice is off-screen), you can juuuust make out a bit of the Scarecrow at bottom left of the BBW. Don’t worry. You’ll see him real good verrrry soon.
So happy to have this one done! It took a while to plot out and it turned into two separate strips. Here is the first part.
Note: One of the things TB wanted me to do during this fight is to show that the BBW does not use the same attack twice. He doesn’t need to. Got such an arsenal of gear and assets, he just lets it all out… eventually. Haven’t gotten to the stuff on his back yet. I’m sure that’s next, given that our heroes are showing their strength now.
Also, I want to amend the Magic Mirror I previously linked to. I will be adding three more shards soon and have place holders for them at present but may I present the corrected Magic Mirror:
Corrections: Dorothy’s shard actually wasn’t in the last one and should have been. I had the 4-Spades shard up instead of her 4-Hearts shard. I sometimes get spades, hearts, and clubs confused… Eh. It’s fixed now! Also, I mixed up Dr. Muffet’s 10-Clubs shard with Mr. T-ore’s 10-Spades shard. Ignoring that some heroes are off somewhere, this is what it will look like when everyone is back at HQ. This final version will appear on an Extras page soon where I plan to put up a table of who has what shard, if you’d like that sort of thing.
The plot and storyline of Shards is so big that we need to know exactly who has which shard at every given time throughout the story so having the Magic Mirror visually at different stages will be both an asset and a great visual for everyone who reads the comic:) I also keep very good notes on where each shard is at present, who has it, and when the heroes and other factions encounter most if not all of them. With this much detail, there’s little room for error, like picking a shard belonging to a different character later on in the plot based on where it sits in the Mirror and what it attaches to and if that has an impact on the characters it influences later on in the story;)
Looks like the BBW is actually going to have to work for this win.
Repeatedly adjusting his left ruby optics to recover from the blasted zealot’s light beam assault, the Big Bad Wolf again caught sight of his prey… and paused.
The scent of blood was gone, replaced by an electrifying ozone taste that curled his lips into a deeper sneer. The permeating song sung by the innocent hugged his battlefield like thick flower-scent, cloying, distracting. The prey had healed, and multiplied. Amongst the thief, zealot, innocent, and valiant stood a man of straw, a man of tin, and a lion. The spider, whom he still had not decided to be prey or predator, prepared to attack with her cybernetic legs — an ineffectual assault but perhaps she was not aware of her own abilities due to being still a pup. No matter. The three new players held his attention for he did not know them from their scent; only their stories.
Very aware how shards allowed one to adapt and change, he growled low in his throat and took a step to the rear to ready a guardant stance. His cybernetic tail reacted to the new threat, revealing three wicked blades. The prey and the spider came at him and he found himself driven back a step further. They were more formidable than anticipated. He would have to use more than his usual weaponry…
A funny lost moment between Jack and Scarecrow Dorothy:) I briefly shaded this one in color to see if you’d like the effect. Not sure how I feel about it. Maybe I should put up the normal sketch and see which you like better?
Also, look for another sketch this weekend, probably on Sunday!
Here’s the Tin Man’s original form:)
1.) You may have missed my quick announcement but I want to know what you all want to see for upcoming Shard Dust. More Alice? Muffets Dr. or Miss?More of what Red is up to? The other factions? Give me your input and I’ll try to put some out. My idea wheel has run dry as of late for Shard Dust sketch-strips so I want to know what you’d like to see:)
2.) There will be a BONUS sketch (I bet you can guess of whom) on Friday! Again, sorry for the long work hours intruding. I will try to get a Shard Dust going once I get an idea or two.
I’m having a lot of trouble catching up this week due to child care issues/work/sick kids/sick parents… I can’t do more than post the concept art for the original Lion who currently shares a body with Dorothy.
And also point out that in the previous comic strip, did anyone notice Dorothy looking VERY human again?? Eh? *grins*