The very first image of MOJOI was picking through some of my old development art for Mojo recently as I prepare to get into book two and I ran into an old pic of the character. The first in fact. It made me cringe to look at, but at the same time I marveled at how much the character had changed over the years I've been drawing him.
This is a story that's been in my head for quite awhile and only recently have I decided that I wanted to tell the story.
I orginally got the idea while creating a character for the MMO City of Heroes. I created a character called Green Golem who was basically this huge magical golem I imagined the police worked with to on the magical cases that went bad, magical Super SWAT if you will. The character was simple in design, big rock guy but I wanted something cool on his chest. As I cycled through an amalgamum of chest emblems
Early explorationI happened across a huge gem and it clicked. Alot of the ground works for the character jumped into my mind as I launched my vigilante career. Over the next couple months of obsessive play the character grew more in my mind and I really became more and enamored with the idea of the guy.
Starting to move towards the current design.Long after I let my CoH account fall into disuse, the idea lingered. Eventually I could take being haunted by the idea anymore so I started actively writing. Of course, over the entire time I was drawing. I thought it'd be cool to share some of the old designs with you.
Getting a little warmer.
This drawing was part of the model sheet I did for Book One.
Mojo as he appears in Book One
Next: The evolution of Creepy.