Monday, September 13, 2010

Do These Count as Steampunk?

After a couple of posts that nearly border on journalism, I want to indulge an almost pointless private impulse. Plus, I haven't unpacked from the SPX trip yet, so I don't have time to do more digging in the books I picked up while I was there.

I got to visit with Mike today before I left DC — the Mike who is the other half of the Satisfactory Comics enterprise — and we got to talking about some of our old projects, including one old, old thing from before even the first issue of Satisfactory Comics that thankfully never got past the drawing-board stages.

All that's left of this silly project is a handful of doodles, but I've saved them. And so please let me present to you a couple of pieces of nine-year-old ephemera:

Talus, the Iron Man:

The Ivory Tower:

As you might be able to tell, these were going to be the villains of the piece. I'm mainly posting them so Mike will be able to see them too, after all these years.


Mike said...


Mike said...

Of course, my first rxn to the post was to see the reference to "the Mike who is the other half of the Satisfactory Comics enterprise" and think, wait a minute--that's me! Alas, I doubt I've been even 4% of the enterprise in recent months. I appreciate your sustaining the thing, Spider-Man 33-like.

Also I am intrigued to see how different your Talus sketch of ca. 2001 is from how I imagined Talus then (more like how I drew him ca. yesterday).

More info on this abortive project can be found here:
--glad to see, Isaac, that you have fulfilled your then-pledge to "post some of [these doodles] some time"!