General laziness

The Magician From Mars

After a stretch of being too busy to contribute anything to the Whitechapel forum in a while, I managed to squeeze this in for a new installment of Remake/Remodel, reinterpreting vintage public domain comics characters. This week, it’s the Magician From Mars:

In the future, Jane Q-X 3 Gem, the Magician from Mars, is born to a Martian father, Jarl 6EM35, and a Earthling mother, Jane Faro. When she was a baby, she was accidently exposed to “cathode” radiation, which is deadly to humans but which Martians are naturally immune to. Because she was a hybrid of the two, the radiation had an unexpected effect of boosting her brain power to the point where she was capable of changing reality with a thought..

At 16 years old, she lost both of her parents and was raised by her Aunt Vanza, who refuses to allow the girl to travel to Earth. Eventually, she found life on Mars too boring, so she escaped from the “Supersteel Room” prison her aunt locked her in and took passage on a ship to Earth. There, she decided to use her reality-warping abilities to fight evil and oppression. Eventually, she came head-to-head with the Hood, leader of an evil organization with the goal of “Universal Domination.”

I rushed a bit through the drawing, so it’s a little sloppy in places, but overall I’m happy with the end result. As usual, drawn with Sketchbook and Photoshop. Click on the image to see it at full size.

So, what’s been going on in the world while I was away?

Between working on Rose Madder and my day job on Futurama, I needed to pull back a little.  So, sorry for the silence.  But, I’m back, and will try to post a little more regularly from here on out.

A couple of brief announcements:

  • I won’t be at the San Diego Comicon, but my friends at Icecat Books were nice enough to be willing to pass out my promo postcards for Rose Madder.  So, if you’re at Nerd Prom anytime this weekend, please check out their booth (#O-05) and get a free postcard!
  • And speaking  of Rose Madder, there are just a few more pages to post of Chapter Zero, the re-presentation of 2004’s “Ozymandias”.  The all-new, all-color Chapter One of Rose Madder starts the week of August 30. Here’s a preview page:

Rose Madder preview page

Rose Madder is © 2010 A.L. Baroza