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Series 18!  Gettin' close to the big 2-0. :D

If you're anything like me, your high school and college notebooks were chock full of dorky little sketches.  For this set, I wanted to theme the characters after the kinds of silly drawings you'd find in notebooks, and as I worked on them, I realized I had a ton of old characters that were actually created within the pages of my old notes!  I'd been wanting to draw them again anyway, so this was the perfect chance!  I also included a lot of little references to other characters within the random doodles along the border.  ...Hopefully this set doesn't come off as too self-indulgent. ;p 

Anyway, six of these designs are old characters, and three are new designs that feel typical of notebook sketches.  Can you figure out which are which?  It might not be that hard--it's probably pretty obvious that Zero wasn't designed in this decade. :XD:
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CorinneRoberts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
These are great!!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thanks, Corinne!  I'd really been wanting to draw these characters again. ^____^
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ThatGuy4545 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
HEY! LISTEN!

In some future time and place, might you consider doing a Creepazoid set focused on Things and creatures from Mythological folklore?

If you were (or weren't) Might I suggest a particular favourite of mine, The Nuckelavee. A monstrous, skinless demon from Celtic myth, that came from the sea, and could kill crops and livestock, cause a disease known as "mortasheen" (LOL) amongst horses, and cause droughts.

It appears as a malformed centaur, with a human torso, arms, head and all, jutting out of the back of a regular, skinless horse. I cannot accurately describe it to you, as I am tired and quite drunk, but I assure you that with a quick google search, and a love of the macabre, It'll fit right in.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Ah, that's a good idea!  I have thought about a mythological set before, but kind of spun them off into the Mythos series instead, which you can see here: www.deviantart.com/murderousau…

I guess they're not really the same thing as the Creepazoids, since each one is an individual character, and they're a bit less cartoony/whimsical, but it gave me a chance to draw a wide variety of mythological figures from different cultures.  But yeah, the Nucukelavee is a crazy-awesome monster!  I had actually gotten several suggestions for it for the Mythos series, and I had always meant to get to it, but haven't really had a chance to work on them for a while.  Whenever I pick them up again, you can bet this crazy bastard will be one of them, though! :D
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All Creepazoids series could exist, like, be real collectibles for people to, well... Collect!
It would be AMAZING!
I could try in assist creating the site, or something simple like this!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Thank you so much!  That WOULD be amazing if they were actual collectibles! :la:

Oh, really?  What did you have in mind?  That could be interesting! :D
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
I wonder what Educational Creepazoids would look like... <_<

(runs away)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
...Wait!  Come back! :XD:

Ah, that's an interesting thought!  What do you have in mind?  Like each one represents a different subject?  Like math, science, English, etc.?  That could be interesting! :la:
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Was thinking sort of like... the "totems" associated with education. Puppet, apple, body with skeleton/organs showing on one side, test tube, lab rat sewn up from dissection, etc.? I dunno, random thought. :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Oh, I like that!  That's interesting!  More room to play... I'll have to keep that in mind for future sets!  Thanks, man! :D
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
:B
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rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Suggestions for future series of Creepazoids:

-As I said before, a series based on famous legends and Japanese mythology, including a new version of Fox Fire of the second series.
-A series based on several types of cartoons such as black and white, superheroes, anime etc, like Drawn Together
-Something similar to the previous one, but with famous video games like Super Mario or Pokemon
-A series based on elements of hospital, doctors, diseases, forensic etc.
-One based on festivities such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day or Halloween
-One based on characters from famous books of history such as adventure, terror or romance.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
Ah, those are good!

-Yeah, I've got a couple different variations of Japanese sets in mind.  I've also thought about doing a Cryptozoology set, so some of the yokai might fit into that pretty well.
-The cartoons could be interesting!  I've actually got a similar idea for a set, but featuring different comic book styles instead, like golden age, silver age, manga, modern, indie, etc.  I've actually been wanting to get to that one fairly soon!
-I actually have a set in mind for the video game theme, too!  The major delay for that one is figuring out how to reference video games without the characters looking too much like fan art--I want to make sure the characters are original, with maybe references to other properties, and don't come off as just cartoony versions of familiar characters.
-the hospital set could be interesting!  A nice clinical, clean look... that could be cool!
-I've thought about a holiday set, too!  But again, my concern would be making sure they're new character concepts, and not just cartoony holiday characters we're already familiar with.
-And I've actually thought about the literary set, too, but ran into the same problem the more I thought about it.  I wouldn't want the characters to just be fan art for literary characters, but maybe reference tropes or styles associated with those books instead.  I'm still thinking about that one! :D

Thanks for the suggestions, man!  I'm actually coming up on series 20, which will be all fan-created characters, so if you want to design a Creepazoid, let me know! :la:
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
*raises hand for that designing a Creepazoid thing...*
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Yes, you in the back? ;p Heck yeah!  What's your idea? :D
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
I'll be embarrassed if I just missed the reference in a previous Creepazoid - but I was thinking "Gross Out". Like ugly 1980s toys that had gross-out features, press a button for snot to come out, stuff like that. Madballs, all those "make your own monster" kits, creepy crawlies, etc.

I dunno, just a thought.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
That's a good idea, too!  Nah, there's no direct reference to gross-out 80s toys so far, so this would be perfect!  I do have a set planned where each character is a reference to a specific vintage toyline (including Madballs), but this will be more of an amalgam together in one character.  And I've had an urge to draw some gross green slime lately. ;p I'll add him to the list--thanks, man! :la:
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
:O
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rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
This is an idea for a Creepazoid that you can take into account when you do series 20:

- His name is Fandomstein, he's a strange mix of other Creepazoids, he has Frenzy's head, Clocky's torso and right arm, Prickle Joe's left side, The KIng's waist, Velocity's legs, Tiger Dolphinl's tail and Le Gris's hat
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
I love it!  That's a great idea--thank you!  He'll be a lot of fun to draw!

Do you envision the concept as if someone chopped those Creepazoids up and sloppily sewed them together, or would it be more like they were all melded together seamlessly?  That is, how "Frankensteiny" should he look? ;p
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rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
More like the second one
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Gotcha!  I'll keep it in mind when I get to him! :D
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Creepazoids has been one of my favorite art series in a very long time my friend. I really love it when you post a new collection and it's always soooo much fun TRYING(!) to choose a single one as my favorite! I really love your work mate, it makes me wanna make a creepazoid page myself in your honor. Here's to many more, keep up the great work :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
Wow, thanks so much, KKylimos!  Your comment made my day!  I really appreciate it.  ^______^ 

Yeah, go for it!  I would LOVE to see your set of Creepazoids!  Your style is great! :la: Also, I'm coming up on series 20, which is going to be another fan-created set, so if you want to think up a concept for a Creepazoid (could be a sketch or description or loose concept--anything!), I can draw it and include it!
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Omg thank you so much, I really appreciate your words man! Yes, I would absolutely love it, I'll make a page myself in your honor and I'd be super happy to propose something for your next project, like I proposed the tengu back in the day and you drew it, remember, the crazy chatterer tengu with the jetpack haha!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
My pleasure, sir!  Your characters are a lot of fun!  I thought I had added you to my watch already, but I guess not!  Allow me to remedy that... ;p

That sounds amazing!  I can't wait to see what kind of Creepazoids you come up with!  Did you need anything from me, like poster dimensions or the little Creepazoid logo for the top?  You don't have to include that, but if you want to, I can send you the file! :la:

And yeah, just let me know what you have in mind for the series 20 Creepazoid, and I'll add it to the list!  You've got time--I haven't even started series 19 yet. :D Yeah!  You have impeccable taste in monsters!  The tengu is one of my favorite monsters ever--I guess that's why I drew him twice!  Someday I'll have to return to the Mythos series, but I'm just having too much fun working on the Creepazoids!  If only I had time for both... :)
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Man, thank you so so much :') I won't need anything, I'll make it myself so no need to worry! For suggestion, I was thinking... how about something themed after the Arabian Nights? Genies, sphinxes, scorpions... That could be hilariously awesome xD As for your series, anything you do is epic so don't worry, whatever it is you are working on, it's good :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Hey, man!  Sorry for the delay in replying--doing a lot of traveling this week! :D

But yeah, that sounds awesome!!!  I'd love to see a set of all Arabian characters!  Great idea for a theme!  I look forward to seeing what you do with it. :la:
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
Favorite of these is either Slash or Anne Arky.

I had to look up Crapehanger.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thank you!  Good choices!  These were fun to work on. :D

Yeah!  I came across that word randomly in the Dictionary one day, and it seemed like the perfect name for a little grim reaper I had drawn in my high school notes. :)
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
These ones look awesome! I can definitely relate to sketches in high school. :D Definitely fond of Bile; undead ninjas are quite a lot of fun.

And hmm, if I have this right, I see Slash ended up quite different over the years after he removed two letters from his name :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thank you, sir!  Yeah, I've drawn Bile quite a few times now!  I don't remember exactly when I first drew him, but I think it was in college. :D

Ah, yes!  Sai's early days. ;p I'm sure you remember the "evolution" post I did that showed Sai through the years.  This would have been one of his earliest designs, probably going back to when I was 11!  It was fun to include him in the Creepazoids series!  And did you notice the cameo by modern Sai for the choking hazard below?
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Just noticed it! Very nice touch there. You had a lot of fun fitting in all those details, didn't you? :D

And wow, I forgot you drew Bile a few times already. Out of curiosity, how powerful do you imagine him being? :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Yeah, for sure!  It was a lot of fun to revisit some of these old characters and drawings.  Although now I'm ready to draw something new! :D

Yeah!  He made a cameo in the Monster In My Pocket series. :la: Gee, I'm not sure... being a zombie, I guess he's be pretty strong, but at the same time he's rotting, so his powers might be kind of limited.  Though he'd be impervious to counter attacks, so he could just power through any attack that comes his way.  It'd be like a fighting game character as fast as Strider, but with super armor like Juggernaut. ;p
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Wow, Bile sounds impressive. Being impervious to counter attacks sounds quite awesome. :D Do any of your other characters have Juggernaut-style super armor? :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Well, to be fair, he wouldn't feel pain or stop his attack from counter attacks, but they probably would still hurt him (like how super armor works in fighting games--the character doesn't reel from an attack, but it still does damage).  I think zombies tend to keep doing what they're doing no matter what's happening to them, and keep going until their bodies are destroyed and they can't move anymore.  I suppose Bile would be the same way, but he'd probably be somewhat more self-aware. :D

Hmm... that's an interesting question!  I'm not sure yet if Sai is impervious to pain and attacks, or if he's just so skilled that he can dodge any attack.  He'd be a prime candidate, but I'm not sure who else might be that strong... maybe Renaissance from my comic.  I could see him taking attacks from others but he still wouldn't miss a beat.  Just kind of absorb it and keep going. :D
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Those are good points. That does sound fitting to a zombie. I always did kinda like the implacable sort of super armor some of them might have. It sounds quite fitting in Bile's case. :D What is his personality like btw? :)

And yeah, I figured Sai was a rather strong candidate for that. :D I'm guessing Renaissance can absorb a lot of damage then? :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Definitely!  Aside from their numbers, I think that's what makes zombies scary. :D Hmm... I'm not sure.  He seems to be all business.  Like, the only part of his mind that survived zombification was the ninja part, so he's just solemnly carrying out his ninja duties.  I guess he wouldn't have much of a personality!

Yeah!  There's a scene I haven't gotten to yet in the comic, but he helps defend the good guys' home base from a huge legion of clone soldiers.  They're horribly outnumbered, and the battle starts to go in the soldiers' favor, so Renaissance has to fight as his full power to keep the good guys from getting killed, and he takes quite a few shells in the process.  Normally he'd be skilled enough to dodge them, but this is after a long fight, and he's more concerned with shielding his friends than surviving the battle.  I haven't decided yet if he ends up dying during the fight...
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Jabalor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
The dancing pumpkin at the top won my heart
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Ha, ha--thanks!  I used to draw him all the time in my notes, around Halloween. :pumpkin:
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
These rock!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thanks, Brannon! :la:
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JohnCheshirsky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist
Awesome, as usual! Love the Creepazoids. When are they going to be made into actual collectibles though? :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thanks, man!  Ha, ha!  I know, right?  I'd like to know the same thing. ;p
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GeroVort Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great design! Especially liked the Quetzalcoatl Clap 
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thank you!  I was thinking he'd actually make a pretty good basis for a whole set in the future--taking Aztec gods and adding technological twists to them. :D
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