Happy Halloween!

Yay. Fanart. But this one tickles me. It should have been done a long time ago. I’d totally play as the loveable rascal Slimer in Splatoon.

I don’t dare say this would make either franchise better; the first Ghostbusters movie is probably my favorite movie of all time (and I’ll go on record saying that — it’s a brilliant comedy). And Splatoon scratches every competitive itch in my body just as well as Mario Kart does.

…Still, this would be fantastic.

Go, Speed of Light Racer, Go!

Oh look, another chiptune I’ve composed for stage music on Meridian Knights.
This is Blyksa’s Theme, “Go, Speed Of Light Racer, Go!” It’s for the electric stage, which takes place in a power plant called The Teknastantz.
This one is fast, too. I like fast music. That aside, there’s some influence from the original batman theme creeping in. Blyska is a pretty competitive girl, so it fits. I can’t entirely explain it, but hey, it fits. This also has elements from “I touched your guitar, just as Gienwy Volcano does.

Rage In The Stage / Gienwy Volcano Music

A chiptune I’ve composed for stage music on Meridian Knights.
This is Grolzorn’s Theme, “Rage In The Stage.” The fire level, of course, Gienwy Volcano.
I figured a fast, intense metal like composition would be perfect for a fire level. So I translated that into a chiptune. Seemed logical.
Drew some minor influence from Mega Man / Mega Man X, definitely some from metal music. Loosely based off an old composition called “I Touched Your Guitar.”

Unused Webcomic Idea #1: Razzle

Razzle is probably one of my favorite cartoon character designs, and it actually kind of saddens me I never did much with her.

Aside from being a little Animaniacs-y, Razzle does tickle me because it’s a cat, wearing cat eye glasses. She was the straight person (in a sense) of a trio; the intelligent and gregarious girl along side her friends Hot Candy, a pretty, popular rabbit girl and Bad Medicine, a dour, gothic dog. The character design, again, like Animaniacs, harkened back to old black and white era and the golden age of animation – particularly Harman and Ising and Clampett — rubber hose characters that stretch, squish, and more akin to Clampett, can still be expressive.

Aside from her two diametrically opposing friends, Razzle was an only child to two vague parental figures ( I had not fleshed these two out too terribly much ). In the first story concept I developed for this, her parents adopt a younger brother, who is an adorable mouse. Hijinks ensue as she continuously tries to devour her adopted brother. The story probably would resolve predictably with Razzle accepting her brother as a mouse and protecting him. But occasionally trying to eat him after that. Instinct! Or something.

Bad Medicine, Razzle, and Hot Candy (in order, left to right.)
Original character designs redrawn for your convenience.

The only thing that really kept me from getting this going was story, and how to handle it. The idea, is a little, well… tame, for me. It would almost make a better children’s show than anything else. It’s kind of safe, a bit simplisticly goofy. I never really felt inspired writing Razzle, and never even finished the first script (it’s around, though.) I always liked drawing her, and even for a long time – years – used her as a default mascot for the now defunct apathyzeal.com and the occasionaly avatar around the web.

Unlike Jason In A Strange Land, I don’t have many plans to revisit this comic entirely beyond this post. Still, Razzle remains a favorite design that I’ve done, and I’m sure art of her, at least, will pop up occasionally. Until then, I put the character designs into the illustrations gallery.

New Meridian Knights Character Images

I’ve been busy working on more Meridian Knights artwork lately – and some of the script for the game!
I’ve added a new portrait for each character, including the toy solider. I’ve also included the first piece of art for the Zyllonaut, a dragon central to the story.
While you can see them in Meridian Knights Character Gallery, I realize you may just want to see the new stuff here. So here you go.