Development sketches for a Sophia Macello: Agent X (formally Agent Danger) movie poster.
Rusty, the Can of Pork and Beans is Harry the Hobo Hound’s somewhat loyal sidekick (although he might sell Harry down the river for a good bottle of moonshine). Unlike Harry who is even-keeled, Rusty is highly volatile, an emotional fellow who might just be psychotic.
But what is Rusty’s back-story? Is he some mutant who emerged from a secret government test program begun by Herbert Hoover? Or is he simply a talking can of Pork and Beans with a giant chip on his shoulder? I like the latter.
The many moods of Rusty…
Rusty and one of his favorite pastimes…
Rusty loves the ladies…
…and everyone loves Rusty. Even devil children!
A few more quick sketches of Hobo Hound. Kind of crummy, but I think his personality is becoming more obvious.
As I continue to work on defining the look of this Hobo Hound character I’ve been toying around with, his personality is now beginning to emerge. Hobo Hound is like Voltaire’s Candide, the innocent, sort of charging through life not really aware of all of the truly horrible things that are going on. To him, Hobo life is kind of honorable; riding the rails, living by your wits (although Hobo Hound is sort of witless). Pussy J. Cat, his friend, (no sketches of him as of yet) is more worldly, more jaded, sometimes psychopathic, but they get along, the classic odd couple relationship.
I’m hoping something will come out of this, because I like the world that is begining to emerge from these initial character designs. If not, I could always go into buisness making velvet hobo paintings.