As you can see, what held me up was getting art, but I’m actually getting caught up. I should be ready for the 30 Character Challenge by the time I get to #79.
RECAP: In November 2010, I participated in the 30 Characters Challenge and created 35 new characters. In December, I gave them all away (for the most part). I decided that one of my projects in 2011 would be to add to that list of 35 and, by December 2011, create 100 new characters total. Every Monday, I will post a new character. This is the thirty-eighth:
T’Bu is based largely on the Fletcher Hanks‘ character, Tabu. Basically, a super-powered Tarzan, if you want to put it into simple terms. Quite frankly, Hanks’ version is way too powerful for his own good, so T’Bu has heightened abilities (not superhuman) and the “seventh sense” that enables him to communicate with the “invisible spirits of the jungle.” We are seeing T’Bu later in his life, so his age is reflected in the design. I see him as fighting Nazis during the War, since there were more than a few African campaigns. After years in the jungle, he has finally come to the modern world. But is he friend of foe?
By the way, this isn’t the first time I attempted to update a Fletcher Hanks character. My first one, based on Stardust, was…eh, so so. T’Bu is much better, if you ask me.
NOTE: Due to weird HM usage rules, I’m not posting the images of the initial designs, so feel free to clicks the link to see them.
Since this is essentially a RetroFixed Public Domain character, you are free to use this new open source character with this Creative Commons license:
T’Bu by Vito Delsante is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.vitodelsante.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.vitodelsante.com.
ARTISTS – If you’d like to take a swing at drawing T’bu (daily sketch, etc), let me know so I can post your art here on the site!
#1-35: 30 Characters Challenge
#36: Effigy – aka, Christopher Sinclair
#37: Die Twenty
#38: The Gear(s)
#39: The Scout
#43: Agent Mummy
#45: Samhain (open source)
#46: Balor (open source)
#47: The Phantom Queen (open source)
#48: The Gaffer (open source)
#49: The Bloke (open source)
#50: The Bird (open source)
#51: Black Flag (open source)
#52: Strix (open source)
#53: Felidae (open source)
#54: Epitome (open source)
#55: Atom Master (open source)
#56: Lord Albion (open source)
#57: War Horse (Casino Criminale)
#58: Red Nova (Casino Criminale)
#59: Forsythe (Casino Criminale)
#60: Diana Dawn/Black Orchid (Casino Criminale)
#61: Robert Simon/Bobby Simone/Baffle (Casino Criminale)
#62: Dr. Zhang (Casino Criminale)
#63: Black Jaguar (Casino Criminale)
#64: Captain Freedom (Casino Criminale)
#65: Mike Dexter/Stump (Casino Criminale)
#66: The Puzzler (Casino Criminale)
#67: A Bunch of Bad Guys
#68: The Chillbillies of the Frozark Mountains
#69-72: The Scout Family
Next week, a new character!
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