Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Coccinellidae Crusher!

Here's another runner-up for my latest Fist-a-Cuffs combatant. I'd wanted to make a character named Ladybug for awhile, both because it was the Lovely Wife's childhood nickname, but also for the potential contrast between cute and kick-ass.

Forcefield armor isn't exactly a new idea, but it was still fun taking my turn at drawing it. As was trying to draw a big, brawny ladybug.

I thought I saw a girl wearing this hoody on the street one day. When I realized she was wearing something else, I had to use what I thought I'd seen for something.

The forcefield is generated by the box at her waist. The goggles are for, uhm... Ladybug vision?


Shobo C said...

Hey that looks pretty darn cool!

It sort of reminds me of those crazy ideas people came up with in the 80's to sell kids to toys... that was supposed to be a compliment, most of those were really cool. It's got a Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light meets Robot Jox vibe going on.

What I'm trying to say is that it would make a really awesome toy, especially if the Ladybug were transparent as depicted.

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, Chris. I agree, it would be pretty cool to have a translucent figure with the other figure submerged in it. Kind of like the Horrible Gelatinous Blob toy they had for Futurama a few years ago, only with kung-fu grip.

Also, I'm sure it's a typo, but I'm rather taken with the notion of selling "kids to toys." Imagine the possibilities!

Kenneth Shofela Coker said...

Hah! Selling 'kids to toys.' My brother is losing his marbles or has become a prophet of a strange apocalypse.

Anyway Joel, Ladybug's design is great. You're costume design is always a treat; very unusual and enthralling. We wait to see if she gets turned into toy.

Joel Priddy said...

From your keyboard to Hasbro's ears, Kenneth.

Dean Trippe said...

Butterfly is awfully impressed.

Joel Priddy said...

Ha! I smell team-up!

april said...

i want that hoodie!

great design, as always :)

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, April.

Man, I wish I knew how to get these hoodies made. The reaction to them has been very positive.