One of the characters she comes into contact with, is a small time loan shark named Bobby Burbs. In trying to come up with a design and personality for him, I thought about making him a slob and someone you’d feel uncomfortable to being around. I had this vision of a bearded guy in a dirty wife beater t-shirt.
But then I decided to make him extremely deceiving and approachable. When I did that, it changed his design. As I hinted in an earlier post, I fashioned him in honor of a geeky idol of mine, Harry Anderson. Harry’s work in Cheers and Night Court has always been a big favorite. His whole look of the fedora and glasses along with the magic gimmick, conjures so much imagination. Harry’s love of the 1940’s and the Velvet Fog Mel Torme touched me as I also had an appreciation of those. I just had to imbue Bobby with just a little of that.
Bobby Burbs is an example of what I thought would be a one off character that once I started working on his persona and dialogue, I will definitely revisit sooner than later.
Really liked what Aiden did color wise for these pages.
Stay tuned for more.