4.26.2006

Illustration Friday: Mask

Illustration Friday's "MASK" topic made me think of these characters, the League of Useless Superheroes. The mask thing comes in with Shampoo Girl and Driftwood Man, who obviously have more respectable occupations by day.

The Scolder was originally called Judgemental Man, then Judge Mental, and finally, The Scolder. The Grin was originally called Kid Guilty Looking Face, but that seemed too forced. I'm pretty proud of Shampoo Girl's final name. I was calling her "Split Ends Woman", then "The Conditioner", then The Stylist. Shampoo Girl seems the obvious way to go, now. I'm just slow.

Caped Cod has always been Caped Cod. I love puns.

Enjoy!

17 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

I checked here before I checked Toon Club, so if I leave my comment here, I'll have nothing to say there. While I'm here, though - I have to say... I LOVE the Scolder! All of them are cool, but he's a classic character. Good stuff, Adrian. You're a talented fella'.

Seth Hippen said...

This is great stuff. -Probably my favorite post of yours. What's funniest is imagining each of these heroes in their various situations where they would call on their powers. Driftwood just tips over and does nothing. I love it!

Andrew Shek said...

haha...i like the dead expression on the cod

also, that polar bear/global warming pic below is great as well!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

u GOOD!!!

i have to agree with the rest of the toon club, the cod and driftwood are my fav!! but ya i could totalyt see the scold man on a show, bulley awesome!!! blaaaahh

Afroman said...

Hilarious!

Adrian Ropp said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. This was one of the most enjoyable Toon Club weeks ever.

Yendorb said...

Hey great stuff, keep posting

Ken Chandler said...

I've posted already at Toon Club but I can't resist. This is my personal favorite of everything you've done Adrian. Love this post! Lame heroes are the best!

Kurt Klockau said...

I love these characters. Great lineup! Its nice to see these guys finally get some recognition. Shampoo girl has saved me many times from the dangers of archvillan Greasy Headed Ness and she still doesn't get an action figure? Whats up with that?

benconservato said...

You did do a lot of thought on the names, it is clever, although i do like "The Conditioner" it is kind of funny too.
I think I like the Cod the most.

Daniel Davis said...

Oh man, these are great! Caped Cod?! Love him. I'd be Driftwood Boy myself.

The Scolder is cool. I like "Judge Mental" as a name too, but he'd need judge's robes maybe.

Anyway, cool stuffs, and thanks for sharing.

IdiotHead said...

Wonderful characters. I especially like the Caped Cod. Always love a bad pun ;) Thoroughly enjoyed the Toon Club blog.

Michelle Lana said...

awesome characters adrian!! great work!

2danimator said...

wow. great style.

steve said...

He he--driftwood man is my fave. great work!

hart said...

hahahaa! this is a good one!! hilarious! I like Shampoo Girl - maybe she can give me a free hair wash :D
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krish said...

I can think of more uses to shampoo girl :)))