Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BLACK GHOST



I came across this in an old e-mail tonight, and I don't think I ever shared it on the ol' scatchblag, so look at it.

From Sept. '06

Black Ghost

16 comments:

Tom said...

Wow. This image is very striking as a character design. Is this a character of your own creation or a design for someone else?

cory j walker said...

It's mine.

Thanks. :)

lee-ann dunton said...

heh... i remember this guy.

dusty abell said...

robert told me the gist of Black Ghost, i was looking forward to it, hopefully he'll show up someplace someday, I absolutely love the design...... this is the first time i noticed the pacman ghost image, was that kept going forward???? His costume inspired my City of Heroes character- Black Eye, white costume, black guy....brawler type, you messed with him, you were gonna get a "Black Eye"!!!!

Ev said...

I love it! Let's see more of this guy!

Chris Cormier said...

Terrific drawing and design. Great work?

j_ay said...

Nice! Still waiting for you to do more with this guy, the pin-up was fun...but we need more!

Sucka Free said...

I'm still waiting for this... -_-

Paul Salvi said...

I love it. I want it.

daniel harvey said...

Love the simplicity.

Ryan Buck said...

Great design! And your rendering, as ever, is superb! Though perhaps a name change should be considered, I offer: " The Spook" as a self-aware alternative. Instead of shying away from racial sensitivities, embrace them and use them to your advantage. Just a suggest...not that what I say has any weight here. Also just as a preemptive form of defense I am not a racist nor do I support any theories of racial superiority. I merely think this design could benefit from a less pedestrian name that still addresses the issue of our societies silly derogatory usages of words to define people. Maybe I'm over-thinking this. I get obsessed about things like this sometimes. I would be very interested to discuss this topic but this post may not be the proper forum. Thank you for any consideration you give this and my apologies for the lengthy explanations.

cory j walker said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Ryan- Yeah, so, there's no way in hell I will change his name to "The Spook." Thanks, though.

If you think the character was created as some kind of social commentary, you're giving me too much(or not enough, depending on your point of view) credit.

The name came first, the character/design came second. It's half-jokey, sure, but within the context of the book(if it ever happens), the name will make sense, and have NOTHING to do with skin color.

Now get out of here, you racist. ;)

Ryan Buck said...

Regardless of the name, I think your work is fantastic. And when (not if) this book does come out I will most certainly pick up a copy. I'm even more interested to see this character's development now.

Enzo Garza said...

IF it ever happens?!!
If?!!
I think you mean, WHEN it happens.

RaWIII said...

I love this, it almost makes me think that i can get away with wearing all white!

Mario said...

Cory, Please make this book happen, I really like it!