Okay, so, this is Beeboy the Stunning Beeboy. He's been in my head and sketch pads since 1997. I even started developing a story with him and an even older character of mine, Captain Small-Fro. I was going for an inner-city feel mixed with the satire of The Tick. My brother thought it was to silly an idea to pursue so I abandoned it for a long while. Beeboy always had a little real estate in the darker corners of my mind though. Beeboy as seen in the collage above was originally going to be very street level with a costume easily assembled with clothes from any sporting goods store. The pants were nylon sweat pants, they were really popular at the time, with one leg rolled up which was also, inexplicably popular at the time. The lesson here is not to design costumes based on trends and short term fads.
Anywho, Beeboy was to be a play on words. He has powers related to the bee, which as we all know is an insect that can sting you and pollinates flowers and produces honey. He also is a B-Boy or break dancer. His fighting style had break dancing moves and is heavily rooted in capoeira.
Below are a few pages I was working on for a fund raiser comic I was trying to get done in April for the MoCCA Arts Festival. I missed the deadline of course and slowed to a crawl in development.
But, after a talk with some friends Memorial Day Weekend at a BBQ, I was rejuvenated and so was Beeboy. How long with this burst of inspiration last? Long enough to continue doing this forever I hope. Stay with me people, I will not leave you for so long again. And Beeboy will be frickin' everywhere.
Now off to work, I have promises to keep.