While I’m the 1999 high school sketch book, might as well show the first drawing of Guy from @thegodmachine #17yearsold #senior #highschooldrawings
Early Gods. #2000 #highschooldrawings #thegodmachine
circa 2007. Andrew- the character that people either love to hate, love, or just flat out hate.
I’m in the love category but I know him more than most people.
Got big plans for him now. Something that wasn’t originally planned, but follows his character arc to a tee. Shame book 2 won’t give us many indicators of what’s to come with him, but we learn a little more in volume 2… volume 3 is where we’ll start to see the bigger picture with Andrew.
p.s. I gotta remember this outfit- I rather like it. <3
Circa May 2004.
Old crappy drawing of not all of The God Machine cast, but most as of that time… I think?
Yeah, it’s embarrassingly awful, but it oddly started me thinking at the time about all of my characters’ skin tones.
Weird thing to mention from this mess.
Also worth mentioning I originally called THE GOD MACHINE many different things before settling on the name. It used to be brilliantly called “The Comic” back in 2000-2001, then my friend JT told me to name it “The Divine Comedy”- which I kept for like a year as a working title, but I wasn’t sold- I wanted something that was my own that didn’t have baggage or other meaning or misconceptions. Though at the time of naming it “The God Machine” I had no idea it was a concept, a band, or a sub story-line in Hellboy [or even an artist calling themselves that.]
About the picture itself- I think I’ve dropped 2 to 3 characters from this line-up. Yvette the Zombie Girl (the dark eyed, pink haired girl), Sunshine (the strawberry blond, hippy girl with a green bandana on the right side of the picture), and possibly Zloi no Sock -( the weird dude at the top of the right hand side with a purple shirt on.) Zloi has the best chance of seeing the light of day- he’s one of Sith’s creations… but his story could change. Sunshine was one of Sith’s childhood friends that we would get to know about- but I’ve now since not really cared about that story in the fact I don’t think it shows us anything and I’m not even sure if it fits anymore. And Yvette the Zombie girl? I think my need to have a cute disturbing girl was the whole thrust of that- so, really- I kinda hate her because she’s a cliche.
Everybody else, and hopefully Psychohead (who sits on top of Guy’s head along with Witchy Crankypoo) will show up- though PH probably won’t see teh light of day for a long time. It was mainly an idea for a character to rant about important topics in a crazy fever… It’ll probably not make it to TGM. :/ Oh well!!
And of course character have been redesigned, retooled, and there’s even more characters than this! weeee!!!
Fun fact- this was originally intended as an actual cover of “issue 2” of TGM. But as soon as it was decided that the series would go to graphic novel format after issues with my hands started up this turned into a chapter break!
I have to admit, it would have been nice to see that issue come to the shelves at comic shops with this cover.
I almost forgot about this image [other than the image that’s hard to sell at cons due to how dark it is and how sucky the convention light is to it.]
I’m actually very happy to re-find it. It has reminded me of a very sinister scene that takes place towards the end of the series. A dinner that takes place among a group of people, with Gee Gee as the guest of honour.
It’s a big tease, I know. But it’s helpful to myself as I’m going over the timeline of The God Machine- which I began putting down all events that take place so that I can share this with my story wrangler (and boyfriend) Drew. This timeline so far deals with everything that comes before volume 1. Super secrets of our Gods and Guy Salvatore. I also have volume layouts that deal with the future of the series, but i hadn’t put this scene down yet.
I might be saying a whole lot of nothing (I suppose) but it’s exciting to revisit all the multiple ideas I’ve come up with over the years and compile so many notes to form The God Machine Bible. WHICH- at some point might be it’s own thing in the future. Who knows!
Thought I’d share my thoughts at almost 3am, Brooklyn time~
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So far- 48 pages, not indicating the final page count. (Original script was 59+ pages that translated to about 140 pages of story) time to do old school notes and flip throughs.
Eric & Chris character designs for #TheGodMachine vol 1. Chris actually made it into the cafe scene while the top of Eric’s head was only shown in one panel. These two will probably have more cameos. #goteamventure