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What the? by cluedog What the? by cluedog
Here's a page from an old comic I never finished. The story was about two people who, in their giant mechs, fought against horrendously huge monsters. One of the two people was an American who drove about in a ginormous Uncle Sam mech, the other was a Japanese one-eyed woman (who wore an eye patch).

The American dude was the military equivalent of a rock star, loved by the people, and had an ego the size of the universe (in short, enormous and ever expanding). The Japanese girl was shy and reserved, with a dark and mysterious past. Boy oh boy, I bet you never saw one of the characters in anime. Even though she was the best mechrider Japan had to offer, she was a relative unknown compared to the American.

Anyhoo, at the onset of the story, these two fought big ol' monsters separately for their respective countries. However, a new breed of giant beasties that were immune to the weapon arsenals of standard mechs appeared, and even the American and Japanese woman's combined forces, who were united to fight the creatures, were powerless to stop those monstrousities.

So, a new mech was invented, one that maximized its space for powerful weaponry technology. Unfortunately, the mechs could only be operated by children, as the new weapons took up so much space, they left little room for a cockpit. Since there were no children who had the expertise and skill to operate such powerful mechs, the government decided to, instead, regress the American and Japanese mech pilots into children, so they could operate the durn things.

The American, a cocky and muscular dude, found himself diminished to a pint sized wimp, something he didn't care for, needless to say. The Japanese girl, however, became the complete opposite of her adult self, puckish and outgoing.

After whooping several of the new breed of monsters, including one that wielded giant squids as numbchucks, the American and the Japanese lady discover that the beasties are being summoned and controlled by a Japanese school girl. The image above is a depiction of that same school girl summoning a horrifying terror from the depths.

The comic was sort of a hybrid between "Galaxy High" and "Big Guy and Rusty". It employed a sort of manga style but I never finished it because a manga style isn't my thing and the story wasn't distinct enough for my tastes.

Ah well...
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MooMinded Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Pretty bad ass actually o.o btw, that crab on the bottom left reminds me of the one from a disney cartoon, lol.
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I think Disney was an influence on me with regards to how I draw crabs. :)
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Fladam Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Shading on the creature is superb.
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was a combination of nibs and brushes, if I recall correctly.
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MetaKaios Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
teehee, nice one cluedog

Where's your mech to save you now? >= D
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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VanEckPhreaking Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Giant Uncle Sam Mech? You have got to show us that! ;-)
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I did draw it at one point. I'll have to see if I can hunt that page down. :)
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FallenKittenStudios Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Very Mangaish concept. Did it take itself seriously?
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cluedog Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No, the story wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It was going to be a comedy series, with some drama sprinkled here and there.

Most of the time, I have a hard time taking myself seriously, so a lot of humor creeps into my work, regardless. :)
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