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Da 80's- Wardogz
The second in another of my "DA 80's" experience, it's "WARDOGZ."

Again, I see this as this one off "Wouldn't it be funny IF" concepts that kind of led to the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  For this one, I kind of see it as this independent artist just goofing off one day, and came up with an idea to sketch his dogs as if they were soldiers in a war.  Hence he came up with the Wardogs concept.  Seen here are Howl the Samoyed, Kibble the Bulldog, and Rover the Beagle. 

The in universe story I see is fairly simple- the dogs were created by an army experiment to create the ultimate warriors, with all the best qualities of both man and beast.  Again, didn't think much about the concept, but it is fun to toss concepts around like it in your head to come up with an idea as to what would lead to the creation of such a concept.

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Da 80's- CyberWAR
Don't really have much of a story for this one.  This was more about trying to fit a mood and aesthetic that was present at the time. 

The 80's was the time when Cyberpunk was born.  When we were exposed to works such as Blade Runner, Terminator, Akira, Bubblegum Crisis, Robotech and more.  A time when pop culture was influenced more and more by the creative design from Japan.  When science fiction became this dirty, grungy and messy concept.  And I wanted a piece that reflected that. 

I just had an image of a woman wearing this type of outfit, with a big gun, standing over the body of a fallen robot.  Not sure what the story is behind this, but I just felt that this image encapsulated at least some aspect of the 80's, and some of the concepts that arose during that decade.
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Da80's- White Shadow
Because ninja's were EVERYWHERE in the 80's. 

Seriously, the 80's seemed to be when ninjas became *THE* thing.

Granted, a lot of this had to do with Frank Miller's work on Daredevil, which then influenced the TMNT, which then influenced a lot of other stuff.  But ninja's were also present in a lot of other places. 

And, granted, a lot of this appeal I think had to do with the visual aesthetic of people in cool looking black costumes with swords and throwing stars, who had cool fighting moves.  They weren't *really* ninja's in anything more than just the superficial qualities.  But they looked cool, so that was the most important thing.

For this character, I just dusted off the name of an old ninja character I had as a kid to be my version of the Ninja Gaiden games.  Didn't really give much thought to what the series would be other than a white clad ninja trying to "Revenge" for something, like the death of his father or girlfriend or something like that, starting with fights with other ninjas and evolving into fights with zombies and cyborgs, or whatever the writer/ artist thought would be cool at the moment. 

Not much story to this one.  This is more style than substance, I'm afraid.    
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DA 80's- Bugg
So, a little while ago, someone asked me if I was going to do a companion series to my "DA 90's!" pieces, depicting my idea of concepts and characters that could arise during that decade.  I initially thought that I wouldn't do that, since the 80's for superhero comics didn't have the same distinctive quality that comics in the 90's had.  That they weren't, appropriately enough, as "Extreme." 

However, recent events had me reconsidering that position, and it made me realize that while the "Big 2" didn't see as much radicalization in the 80's as they did in the 90's for their brands in terms of their concepts, there was a scene that did seem to start to make a name for itself- the independent comic book market.

Granted, independent comics existed before.  But I'd say this was when they moved from more personal and political works into pieces that tried to be a little more action or adventure oriented.  This is when we saw the rise of the works of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Mage.  Usagi Yojimbo.  Grendel. And much more.  And unbound by the restrictions of the "Big 2," these works could be about whatever the creators wanted, no matter how absurd.  There was a real rock and roll, punk rock quality to some of these ideas.  They were strange.  They were wacky.  But a lot were rather interesting. 

So with that in mind, I decided to try and create some concepts that could seem right at home in the 80's.  With, as an added caveat for some, that could be the types of work a network executive could see at the time and thing "That would be a great Saturday morning cartoon!"

First up- BUGG!!!

This was sort of my "Throwing concepts at the wall" sort of idea.  Heavily inspired by the TMNT, which was all over the place in terms of ideas and concepts, but was still a serious attempt at trying to be a legitimate action oriented work. 

I saw BUGG as being the creation of a group of alien scientists to serve as their ultimate warrior to lead their armies in the invasion of Earth.  Bugg would possesses all the powers of the insect kingdom- the strength of the ants, the armor of the beetles, the stingers of the wasps, the legs of the grasshoppers, and so on and so on- as well as being a mechanical genius.  Rebelling against his alien creators, Bugg would escape to Earth and settle down in New York, taking refuge in a run down tenement building and serving as their janitor and landlord.  From there, Bugg would help defend the Earth against his alien creators, as well as other various threats that would pop up in his adopted home. 

Bugg would also be aided by Junkyard Joe- a human proprietor of a local junkyard that was injured during one of Bugg's fights, whose life was saved when Bugg placed his brain in a powerful mechanical body he designed from the scrap around the junkyard, and Princess Ayayala (That sounds 80's enough, right?), a member of alien royalty and Bugg's love interest. 

I know that's a lot of detail to go into one image that I have no plans of expanding upon.  But sometimes it's fun to come up with this sort of backstory for these ideas.
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Just checking out the latest season, Apocalypse.  You know, for a lark. Never really watched any of the earlier series, but I knew of them.  So I thought I'd watch this season, check it out while I'm also at my drawing table.

And, I just kind of have to know...

Is it... is it SUPPOSED to be terrible?

I mean, is it supposed to be this horrendous of a show to watch?  Is that part of the charm of the series?  Is that just par for course with this?

Like I said, I've never seen any earlier seasons, so I can't really judge in terms of quality, but I'm just trying to figure out if this is an outlier compared to earlier seasons or if this is pretty much the same standard of quality as with previous seasons.

Because if it is the latter... holy crow, I'm amazed this is going to get 10 seasons.

Somebody help me out here.
Just checking out the latest season, Apocalypse.  You know, for a lark. Never really watched any of the earlier series, but I knew of them.  So I thought I'd watch this season, check it out while I'm also at my drawing table.

And, I just kind of have to know...

Is it... is it SUPPOSED to be terrible?

I mean, is it supposed to be this horrendous of a show to watch?  Is that part of the charm of the series?  Is that just par for course with this?

Like I said, I've never seen any earlier seasons, so I can't really judge in terms of quality, but I'm just trying to figure out if this is an outlier compared to earlier seasons or if this is pretty much the same standard of quality as with previous seasons.

Because if it is the latter... holy crow, I'm amazed this is going to get 10 seasons.

Somebody help me out here.

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mr-redx Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student General Artist
Hey Rob! I wanted to ask you a Spiderman-related question because you are such a big fan:

Do you think MJ has had much of a character growth or her own story over the years, or has she pretty much stayed more or less the same? Cause, personally, I can't tell sometimes.
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
I think MJ has had one of the best and most natural character evolutions in comics.  To the point where I think her character is the standard by which all other female characters should be judged.

MJ had the benefit of not being introduced as "The ideal."  Unlike other typical silver aged girl friends, she wasn't the ideal fantasy woman who was going to be the solution to every problem in the hero's life, if only his dual identity didn't get in the way.  Gwen started out as a pretty nasty character, but she eventually was forced into that same box that so many other female characters were shoved into.  MJ, in contrast, was not written as an ideal for a long time.  She was depicted as flighty.  As selfish.  As self-centered.  In other words, she was written as flawed, and needing to grow up and mature.  That's a benefit that a lot of other female characters didn't have. 

When MJ began to move into the position of the main love interest, her evolution didn't happen all at once either.  Sure, there was the dramatic moment in ASM #122 where she closed the door and stayed with Peter after he lashed out at her after Gwen's death.  But over the course of the next two years, her character slowly began to change.  But it had the added benefit of it being a conscious change.  It wasn't like Gwen where she was a @#$% one issue, then a weeping wallflower the next, unable to handle Peter not talking to her.  MJ was challenged and questioned regarding her feelings towards Peter, by other characters as well as herself.  She changed, but because it was her choice to change.  It was the character's choice to grow and mature.  That is a radical aspect of the character that very few- if any- love interests get, even to this day. 

After that, MJ's character continued to grow and mature.  But this again happened over a long period of time.  But by the mid-80's, MJ was far from the ditzy party girl she was first depicted as.  And now, MJ is a character that is seen as a stable, emotionally confident young woman, which is a far, far cry from the air headed bombshell that just wanted a good time, didn't want to get tied down to one man, and didn't really have time for a serious relationship.

So, yeah, MJ is a character who has had a MASSIVE amount of character growth.  Unlike most characters in comics.  To get a real sense of it, I'd suggest checking out the early issues of ASM where she appeared and follow from there.  Or check out  "If her hair was still red," a series of articles on CBR which depict MJ's character evolution over the years:  www.cbr.com/tag/if-her-hair-wa…
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mr-redx Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the input!
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derrickkoops Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Student General Artist
How much do you charge for commissions?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Send me a note and I will let you know my rates.
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derrickkoops Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Student General Artist
Have ya got the notes?
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Universumnewhorizont Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey if you still do amalgam from marvel and dc character i have proposition for you
Absorbing man+ Parasite= Absorbingsite
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dragonknight22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Student General Artist
did u create an elastic lady from some time ago?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
Yes.

OCD- Rubbergirl, the Elastic Superheroine by RobertMacQuarrie1

Female Empowerment by RobertMacQuarrie1
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dragonknight22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Student General Artist
How far can she stretch?
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