Anonymous asked: Illuman's chin*
In a parallel universe, Mr. Bartholomew’s experiments resulted in him gaining the ability to create light constructs with none of the negative side effects experienced in the primary universe. He became a superhero known as Blacklight. He’s not nearly as famous as he is in Universe A, but everyone’s a lot happier with him.
Anonymous asked: Phil Mutant the Science Guy*
Phil’s power is most succinctly described as hemokinesis—psychic manipulation of blood—but it’s really only psychic manipulation of his own blood, and his own blood is rather special!
Besides being green and much more translucent than normal blood, it’s much more viscous. On exposure to air the top of it sort of hardens while the rest remains gooey, like a shell. It’s quite handy in that it’s difficult for him to bleed to death (the blood scabs itself), and it works better than plain ol blood as a weapon due to being a bit more solid.
On the downside, it doesn’t work nearly as well as human blood in basic functions of carrying oxygen around the body. If he’s exerting himself and not concsiously forcing his blood to work harder then he’s likely to pass out.
That’s right, folks, this supervillain’s greatest weakness is forgetting to pump his own blood. Illuman really doesn’t have much to worry about.
amtny asked: Illuman *
After the incident I just mentioned, Mr. Bartholomew attempted to continue his research, using himself as a test subject when necessary. As a result, he gained super-strength and mild regenerative healing abilities; unfortunately, these abilities came with increased aggression and paranoid delusions. He believed himself to be the one true savior for all the mundane people and would make them see it by any means necessary. He adopted the iconography of the Illuminati for his belief system.
scisolaris asked: THE CHIN *
The Chin is sometimes known as Illuman. That is canon you did not know before
Seriously speaking, his real name is Edward Bartholomew! He began his descent as a mild-mannered but highly intelligent doctor. He was a member of a research facility looking into superhuman abilities for medicinal application (for instance, super-strength to cure muscular dystrophy) and that was all well and good for a while. However, one of his colleague’s experiments went horribly wrong and everyone involved in it suffered massive radiation poisoning. There was a lot of negative media attention, and one particularly nosy reporter found that another colleague was doing some pretty unethical gene splicing procedures.
Funding got pulled and Bartholomew lost his position. Things only continued to go downhill from there, but that story’s for another time.
Super High-School Level Chin
The first panel that prominently features a character in every adventure I’ve ever done.
I thought it would be an interesting photoset.
More tiny derps!
Today we have Goodlluman, Civlluman, and Illuman
Anonymous asked: BLUE
(From this meme)
Depending on your form of art, what are some of your favorite ways to characterize, add detail, design, establish a settling, or otherwise elaborate on the piece? are you fond of world-building, or does that pose a problem for you? (customize this question if you’re an artist or otherwise)
I love doing really tiny things that no one ends up noticing. In AAH, for instance, there were TONS of background decorations that I’m pretty sure no one ever caught, or assumed unimportant. It’s a shame because there were awesome things like a swimsuit girls calendar, Illuman’s first comic appearance and portrait that may have implied Steven Workman and Illuman as lovers.
In Jigsaw, Ravi started out as black and white and now has the slightest tinge of color. This was intentional. I think, of the people I’ve talked to, one person picked up on it on their own.
In less hidden things, I like poses and expressions. I think the way a character carries him or herself tells you more about the character than anything else. It’s something that I still have a little trouble with, but I’m getting there.
W.R.T. Picking Up AAH Again
Jigsaw is about 70% based on a forum adventure I made two years ago called Blur
Blur was all about Leonard waking up with no memory and then walking around a house and looking at everything
Also it looked like this:
so what I’m saying is, wait about a year and maybe you’ll have a version of Almost a Hero that has plot instead of being about Phil trying to look at everyone’s coffee mugs and also has art that is improved as proportionally as Jigsaw is to Blur:
I’m also saying that I’m not one to give up on stories I like easily, so if I kill a story you like just wait a little while and it will inevitably pop up again
amtny asked: I'm glad you're doing something with those characters again, it's hard not to get attached to people after drawing them a lot
Assuming this is about AAH:
I’ve always planned on doing something with the story, from the second I ended it officially on the forums. I was really reluctant to call it quits, in fact, but in the time between when I started it and when it ended It had become painful to work on. I had started off on the wrong foot with pacing and had continued doing the adventure for popularity/out of a sense of just “finishing” it.
So yeah. AAH is not a thing I’ve given up on completely. There’s too many plot gaps to say that I’ll do it soon, but it is definitely something I’ll always be working on here and there!
I’m glad that you’re happy to see it again. It always warms my heart to see that people like my stories. c: