This was also one of the only Character Wednesday illustrations where I was allowed to pick the character. So of course I did something willfully perverse and picked a ridiculous and obscure character that I love. Behold, (again) from the mind of Jack "King" Kirby, a "gigantic robot designed to resemble a Native American deity," Tomazooma, the Death That Walks!
7 inches by 8.5 inches
ink on Bristol board
February 3, 2011
Interestingly enough, if you do a Google image search using the term "Tomazooma" my illustration is the fifth result, right there at the top. That, to me, is very very cool. Keep the fire burning!
Anyway, here is what Tomazooma looked like when he first appeared. This one is way cooler than mine...
And since none of those brilliant minds at Marvel Comics can ever leave well enough alone, here is the All New, All Gritty, All Bad-ass, All Realistic, Completely Updated Nasty Mean and New 21st Century Tomazooma! Look how awesome he is! He has a giant gun! ON HIS HAND!!! (God I hate modern comics)