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bittertea, April 2nd, 2008, 9:21 am

jeepers creepers them peepers
now with dvd commentary!

So if you're still wondering, yes that is Hervé and now a word on his design. First off I couldn't stop laughing at the fact that people responded to scorch having a 'pumpkin face' but when they see an eyeball in a black mass peering out of a closet that's completely normal. XD

So what's up with that 'look'...well as you know Hervé is a closet monster. When the preliminary work was starting there were several designs made. Imediately I started off with your typical huge hairy, with lots of teeth, monster. It upset me though that those kinds of closet monsters are forced to look cute no matter how you put them. The other versions were a little more dark and inching over the bar of just plain terrifying. Most of which wouldn't fit the overall theme of 'Scorch'.

So at this point I took a more psychologicly disturbing approach. I thought...what is the most menacing feature on monster creatures? of course, the all-seeing, all-knowing eyes. (which in some horrific cases aren't even visable) From there, that concept applied itself to the ideal closet monster syndrome. Closet monsters are a figment of children's imaginations or rather...'the minds eye'. So a giant eyeball retains itself from being overly scary or cutesty but incredibly disturbing if you...turn your head just right.

and the googickily glop sprang from your typical horror movie ooze. Hervé was originaly scorch's shadow (still applicable) but the disfiguring ooze allows me to shape it and give a negative mass form and character.

well thats all for now... there is much more to explain but I enjoy letting people watch things unfold.



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ReincarnatedParano, April 2nd, 2008, 10:15 am

Interesting.
It's nice to be told a little more about Scorch. As much as I am really enjoying watching it unfold, a little background information on the characters is very enjoyable. I can't wait to know more about them. ;w;

And this page is so kick-ass. Scorch is gonna open up a can of serious pain. Loving the dramatic panels and poses, I can't wait to see what happens next.

paradonia, April 2nd, 2008, 10:17 am


That's actually a great monster design. That's scary as hell when you think about it. I'm glad that I don't have a closet now. I have a wardrobe thing.

ninjies, April 2nd, 2008, 11:02 am


scorch vs. old lady
round one

amiko_16, April 2nd, 2008, 11:12 am


good point, eyes are usually the most terrifying thing about the unknown.

mwahaha this looks like it's about to get seriously f-d up.
in an awesome way >XD

Rekona-chan, April 2nd, 2008, 11:00 pm

just full of awesome
awesome page and awesome commentary. I really like how the pencil lines came out (that is pencil..right?) anyway beautiful art style and kickass comic skillz

suicidollxp, April 2nd, 2008, 11:44 pm


this page so full of suspence <3

Miraje (Guest), April 3rd, 2008, 12:51 pm


Forget the old lady, this is pure win <3 Your explaination was really interisting, a section about the creating process of scorch, or something like that, would be nice... I never imagine you though so much of hervé's desing but you did a great job! I love Hervé a lot.

frozen_shamrocks, April 7th, 2008, 9:23 am


The eyes are the creepiest aspect of anything scary.

The only thing that beats it in my book is the lack of.

Nya-ko, April 7th, 2008, 7:48 pm


You are. Amazing. * 0*
everything about zis is amazing. <3

Jude K.A. Boi, April 23rd, 2008, 11:27 am


Hervé is awesomely Lovecraftian!

mistre, April 27th, 2008, 9:56 pm


Oh yeay, I thought 'e was her shadow and it looks as though it wasn't just in my head

kuroi_hitsuji, May 6th, 2008, 11:03 am


OH THAT WAS HERVE

deepcheese, July 3rd, 2008, 3:57 pm

Cool!
This looks all kinds of awesome.

shoren, November 5th, 2008, 11:19 pm


love the info. some things are coming together now. ^^

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