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EST'z The Glyph#1-Omar Zaldivar y Hedwin Zaldivar by Estonius EST'z The Glyph#1-Omar Zaldivar y Hedwin Zaldivar by Estonius
The extremely talented dynamic duo of :iconozartwork: Omar Zaldivar [pencils and cover design] and :iconhedwinz89: Hedwin Zaldivar [colours] did an amazing job on this cover fanart of my character The Glyph! An epic and unexpected gift, that I really appreciate so much! Thank you, guys; you really rock! Be sure to check out Omar's other killer artwork here… & here… AND Hedwin's other wicked cool artwork here… & here… !

And what we know about The Glyph thus far...

The Glyph was once fully human, but he was genetically altered into an Ankhgorian/human hybrid. After being genetically altered, he eventually lost his left claw/tentacle arm in an epic battle. He decided to get a cybernetic replacement that resembled a human arm, to honor his past, but he added an extendable metal coil tentacle to it, so it would semi-function like the lost Ankhgorian appendage he had become so accustomed to. And The Ankhgorians are an ancient alien race that have some similarities in both looks and abilities to The Glyph.

As far as The Glyph's abilities and powers go, besides the usage of his crab-like claw, and tentacles (1 octopus-like one, which comes out of the center of his open claw & is fully retractable, and 1 extendable metal coil one)… , The Glyph can shoot his cybernetic hand off like a missile and control it remotely… , shoot plasma from his cybernetic hand (from a glowing eye of Horus on his palm)… , teleport (short distances, at most a block)… , and jump very high. He is also trained in martial arts (his weapon of choice is a khopesh, an ancient Egyptian sword, as seen above), and acrobatics.

He uses telepathy to communicate, and cannot speak otherwise. His telepathy is limited to simple communication within close proximity of the other person (just like if 2 people were talking to each other). When someone speaks, he picks up what they are saying from being able to read the portion of their mind from where that speech originates. When he sends out his thoughts for communication purposes, he can choose who "hears" him (one or many).

The Glyph fights in a skilled, efficient, and calm manner; and when not fighting, seems to see things with a childlike wonder through alien eyes. He also has a pretty good sense of humor.

The Glyph has a black winged scarab hieroglyph on his upper back… , which is usually covered up by his cape, and has a spiked sleeve cuff on his claw arm… . And an ankh on his belt.

Hmm, I'm sensing an ancient Egyptian theme here...

As far as his design goes, The Glyph started out as a random quick doodle in school many moons ago (a.k.a., the mid-90's)… . I then tried a few different colour schemes, narrowed it down to green or purple, and, finally, decided purple looked best.

I further refined his design by adding elements from Inspector Gadget (Go-Go-Gadget Arm! =… ), Jimbo the Mighty Lobster (claw =… ), Purple Tentacle (tentacle =… ) [I thought it was a cool variation on The Glyph's metallic extendo-arm that I had already included, to add a weird symmetry/asymmetry combo, and, also, tied into the tentacles on his head, that started out as just spikey hair], Great Mazinger (Rocket Punch! =… ), Iron Man (repulsor beam =… ), Nightcrawler (teleportation =… ), steampunk fashion (military uniform), ancient Egypt (hieroglyphs and khopesh sword), and punk fashion (spiked wrist cuff).

Since he doesn't have a mouth or ears, I decided the only way he would be able to communicate would be some sort of telepathy. He doesn't have a nose either, which is neither here nor there.

Well, there you go. ;)

Artwork © Omar Zaldivar and Hedwin Zaldivar

The Glyph™ of aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Kubrā, Ozymandias™ The Ankhgorian™, The Ankhgorian™, Cyjester™, Abydos™ the Ankhgorian™, Imhotep™ the Ankhgorian™, Sankhkare™ of the Sun™, Mano de Muerte™, Dengeki Ryouji™, Aneksi™ the Ankhgorian™, Ankhgorians™, Ankhgore, Team Glyph, and The Glyphverse™ © Eric Olenslager, a.k.a., Me [… ] - All Rights Reserved.


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LadySionis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
This is super cool!
Maniaxoi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018   Digital Artist
that's amazing :)
Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Thank you!
VdVector Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Would love to see a comic with this character. The idea sounds great and the artwork by the Zaldivar Bros is just amazing.
C-No1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ultima would love to meet Glyph\
AnnaTuxedocat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should really think about pitching this as a legit comic/webcomic series! You seem to have a really solid idea for a comic book character with a remarkable design and wacky abilities. Plenty of room for fantasy adventures and a whole backstory you could develop it.
Darry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Artist
Cool stuff!
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i happened to stumble across this character by chance. he seems to have gained a lot of popularity.
Sauron88 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
apexabyss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
celaoxxx Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome !!! congra....
CdubbArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you should do this for real. You've got a nice sized fanbase here. Get a website & faceboook fan page for Glyph if you don't have one already. At the very least do an artbook with all the awesome artwork you've commissioned. You could even just add a small, 10-pg comic story with the book. fund it through Kickstarter or indiegogo, make a slew of comic con appearances. You'd make some bank. And i think you'd get a lot of support. Very cool idea. :nod:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
A belated thank you very much for your cool and kind comments, dude. These were just my doodles, and my stories (that were never used) from back in the day, that have somehow (and to my surprise) managed to evolve into something else entirely through the artistic skills of others. I am trying to re-work the stories that I wrote back then into something more original and to incorporate the new characters I've created since then too. I don't have any experience with writing and publishing comic books. I, also, don't know if I actually have the publishing rights to the drawings in my gallery, as that was not the original agreement I had with the artists when they drew my characters. Anyway, I am thinking about it, and trying to work on it too. Thanks again!
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Very cool
Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
NightChills Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This comic is so awesome it needs to happen!
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Yeah, I just might need to stop slackin' and get on it!  =)
Quel2many Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
This really really really make me works harder with my "agent prime". 
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
They really made my day with this surprise drawing! And your Agent Prime looks wicked cool!
Quel2many Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah they came,together to do an awesome job......n yeah one day agent ptime will be on that level of the thank u
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