Tuesday, March 14, 2006


This is a rough concept design for Dinga-man, our lead character. We have an idea where the story might lead, but that could all change with every new installment into our story. "Dinga-man" or, as he is referred to in the story, is not his real name (we'll discover his real name later on).

Captured in Africa at the age of fifteen, this Mandinga warrior is on a quest. Rescued from slavery when his slave ship was sacked by pirates, Dinga-man is now himself a pirate. Oddly, although he's been liberated for eight years now, he still wears the shackle around his neck and on his left wrist. Symbols of his heavy burden. Later on in the story we'll have an opportunity to explain that too.

For now, he'll just remain a mystery.



Blogger Queen Tut said...

This is great! Loved the look and feel of the strips. I will be back!

2:21 AM  
Blogger Pirate Club said...

Great design, I had to say it !

9:23 AM  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

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8:27 AM  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

The only words I can manage to utter in front of the magnificence of these works is CARAJO!!!!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Bueno, muchas gracias Oscar!


9:30 AM  
Blogger Skribbl said...

Awesome new blog guys! I just posted a link to your new venture at Storyboredom!! Keep up the good work you bilge rats!!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

You guys rock. Beautiful stuff.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous handel said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH vis dev! The most fun i've ever had in animation! Gorgeous stuff guys. Its so refreshing seeing well drawn stuff! Quite the change from what i've been seeing lately. Keep it up--eyecandy.

2:12 PM  
Blogger countfunkula1 said...

Beautiful stuff guys. It's like working with giants here... Amazing.

5:51 PM  
Blogger rickart said...

Absolutely stellar work! Really top notch! Consider yourselves added to my daily blog list!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Shiver-me-timbers...thanks for the compliments!


8:34 PM  
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

All I can say is that this is some truly beautiful stuff.

2:19 PM  
Blogger walleye said...

Amazing work gang! Love the concept. I can't wait to see more!

12:07 AM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

Great,Great work here! I love sketching pirates too. If you get a chance, please stop by and check out some of my work:)

1:36 AM  
Blogger Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Love it..can't wait see more!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Armand said...

Great job, Moe!


9:16 PM  
Blogger David Colman said...

hey man..... great design, love the explanation and back story.
glad to see you guys are sticking strong to this thread

miss the culver crew

1:59 PM  
Anonymous shatarupa said...

this is great stuff man!!do organize ur work soon...we are waiting for more!!keep the great work going!!

2:50 PM  
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Anonymous Ariana Cano said...

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Blogger drkchild said...

I'm loving the look and the flo. You've got the talent. I'll be watching.

9:08 PM  

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