Progress Report: Rogue Agent Zed

In our previous posts, Jeremiah was kind enough to lend us artwork from his earlier projects to give us all a taste for the scope and magnitude of his talent. But this post will be the first one to highlight multiple sketches that he's created for a Hypersmash-specific title (in this case, Rogue Agent Zed.) Let's go ahead and take a look at the character designs he's worked up so far.

These first two images are of our protagonist, Rogue Agent Zed. I really like these portraits. He appears confident, capable, and imposing. All in all, he cuts quite an impressive figure. I would say that he looks like this, oh, about half the time. The other half, he is drunk, or maybe completely incoherent due to some massive drug intake. (Please note: despite his well-documented ability to save the world from utter destruction on a regular basis, Rogue Agent Zed is not a good role-model for your children. End note.)

The lovely gal that Jeremiah has sketched to the far right is Agent Wyatt, who is the co-lead in the story. She is sane, reasonable, and very professional. For these reasons, and many more, we should all pity her for being assigned to work with Zed. Poor, poor Wyatt.

When Zed isn't wearing a jacket, we notice that he is a scrawny little thing distinctly lacking in the muscles and physique department. Which is okay. He doesn't succeed on the basis of his physical attributes. Instead, he relies on his intellectual gifts and his uncanny insights.

And the occasional violent use of very big guns. (A reminder: once again, not a role-model. Thank you.)

Every story needs a bad guy, and Jeremiah was kind enough to provide a sketch of one of our antagonists. I don't want to say too much about him, in the interests of preserving some of the story's suspense so I guess I'll withhold all vital information (specifically his name and occupation) while strongly encouraging you to pick up a copy of the first issue to see how he ties in to the story! (Man, I can be such a shill sometimes...)

Hope everyone enjoyed that brief glimpse into the world of Rogue Agent Zed. Jeremiah told me that he can't wait to dive into the project, and he's already made arrangements with his work schedule so that he can devote more time to the project. So hopefully it won't be too long before we start seeing pages for the book. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how great those will turn out (prediction: very great...)


Scott said...

Makes me wanna stop drawing... these are so bloody good. Yup - think I'm gonna stop drawing. That won't be a problem, will it?


Hypersmash Studios said...

Won't be a problem at all. When I wrote the script, I was really hoping that it would remain unfinished and that only 5-10 of the 50 planned pages would ever be produced. So that should work out just fine.

Primathon said...

Man, this stuff is fantastic! Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading the whole thing.

Hypersmash Studios said...

Thanks, Primathon. We certainly appreciate the support!