Character Development and Style - Retrofuturistic Graphic Novel Rio 2222 A.D.

in art •  last year


As I stated in a previous post, I'm starting a new graphic novel called Rio 2222A.D.

I will be sharing the development process with you guys and will be open to suggestions. I decided to create a main character. I want it to be an old lady who is slightly bitter with life. I first sketched out this idea of a thin hunched older woman wearing an exaggerated up-do.( I suppose references to the teacher in the Magic School bus are inevitable. What can I do, I'm a 90's kid.) I quickly decided to experiment with a more boxy style, a retro-futuristic 1960's look.


I liked that, but kept investigating other options:


I think I may be on to something. I liked the way the brush pen version came out. I'm digging the boxy feel.

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What do you guys think? Do you have name suggestions for the character?

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If Hank Hill and Peggy Hill had a kid. A kid that was not Bobby Hill, it would be this lady lol. Cool lively drawing and character.


That is so true! LOL! Thanks

I read your other post to find out a bit more about the story line, but I guess it's still in development. I really like the boxy hair, she looks like she could be an Edna or Irene or maybe a Doris. That's the kind of vibes I'm getting :-)


Shut up! :-) I had thought of Irene! And Doris is not bad either. Are you reading my mind!!!


I've got no such mind reading skills unfortunately. Maybe I am just really feeling the vibes! Or maybe she's destined to be an Irene!


I suppose she must be :-)

Beautiful, keep up the good work :)