I working on some submissions for a t-shirt contest, on cracked.com, my usual source of creative inspiration. This contest is for mugshots for mugs of people that are heroes that have negative attributes or have outright criminal/amoral behavior.
So I initially was going to work on Obi Wan Kenobi, but someone already did a Star Wars themed one, then I decided on Doc Brown from Back to the Future. I like the way it’s coming out, here’s a sneak preview and my abandoned Old Ben Kenobi.
Here’s a song I made for the What Say You podcast. The What Say You Podcast consist of Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano from the Tru TV series, Impractical Jokers. In the podcast they introduced the idea of a psychotic honey bear named that Sal tried to carry on board a flight. They proposed an animated short contest for the honey bear, who the discovered was named “Nugget.” I made a song inspired by the Hanna Barbera theme songs I loved in my youth to maybe be animated at some point. Below is that glorious song.
Some mornings silly ideas pop in my head. A few days ago, a short story I wrote at a writers workshop/meetup group popped into my head as my eyes opened. It was a basic pastiche of the Green Lantern or Nova Corps type organization of Space Cops. I can’t find the story anymore I just have the idea in my head from when I originally wrote it. He’s a cop, in space, around our solar system, where not too much actually happens. But when it does, this space cop is overwhelmed, because he’s just some dude that got this crazy obligation of monitoring this sector of space. The thing is, he’s basically me, as a space cop. His name is Sharif Baxter. In his thirties, drifting in life until this calling finds him and he comically has to adjust to new circumstances and situations.
And here’s a ,ore serious take.
I don’t know what to do with him really. I’m thinking a simple web strip or simple animation series.
Other ideas popped up for side characters and expanding the corps. But for now, a lone space cop in crazy situations will likely be where I go with it.