Wow, it's been a few years (or more) since I've really been active with drawing. I can see that many people have moved on. I have, as well, but that journey has brought me back here. I am working on Wildlight again, and will be workin ...
So, my friends and I decided to get back together and work hard on some new Wildlight material. I left Wildlight hanging at the end of her origin story. So, the next part of the story happens later, when she has some experience under her belt. We want to give her a fresh look, as well, so we're kickin' things off with a design contest... and we would love for you to participate! Head over to http://jcservant.wordpress.com/contest/ for more information.
Unfortunately, I fell well short of my creative goals this year, as my job asked me to step up quite a bit. I have a number of other priorities before drawing and writing, and many of the others won out. Aside from my job, I have focused on working out, Bible studying, and writing practice.
Things slow down for me this month, so I took a little time to review some of the things I worked on this year. Towards the beginning of the year, I started to write a short fiction story titled, "A Journey's End." I wrote a few thousands words, but completely lost sight of it as other things jumped in my lap. So, with the extra time I ha
OH hey...just seeing some of these older comments (that's what I get for falling off the radar for a few years). I'll have to check out Max Steel...I'm not familiar with it outside of a few commercials. There are a number of comic references that influenced my creation of Wildlight. I'll have to do a journal entry on that sometime soon
Essentially, the version I referenced was about a wise cracking biomechanical organism forming a bond with a young man who semed to inexplicably start to generate an alien energy that he could not control. The duo share a symbiotic bond where the machine (Steel) takes the energy the teen (Max) generates and uses it to build powerful exosuits for a variety of situations allowing them to fight evil. They can communicate mentally which often makes people think Max is nutty for seemingly talking to himself. Major difference from Wildlight being that the genders of both AI and human are male, people can see Steel if he reveals himself, and the suit Max wears can never come off lest he risk an energy overload on par with a nuclear detonation and so disguises it using hard light holograms.
One thing I've learn in the comic world...there's nothing new under the sun. I won't get into details...but one character I was drawing for years...I found out later that a major comic company had a character just like it. I never read that company's comics, so I know I never read that character before or got the idea from them. The comic line in question pre-dated my own, however, so I know they didn't steal it from me! (Because that's what ALL the large companies are trying to do). Crazy!