Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Characters Challenge #1

Here is my first character for this month's 30 Characters Challenge.  The characters that I am creating will be part of a story for my graphic novel that I will be starting before the end of this year.  I'm not sure when it will be finished for publication, but I am hoping it will not take much more than 6 months to create.  Here's the description of my character:
Thomas Cain
Doesn’t like to be called “Tom”, or especially “Tommy”
A wannabe alpha male
Slender and slight
Intelligent and crafty; scheming
Serial killer on the brink of a rampage
Security guard for a corporate travel company where lots of “alphas”, both male and female, are employed (at least according to his perception)
Paranoid that every one is looking down on him
Once he breaks, he prefers to savor the sufferings of his victims.  However, as his psychotic carnage continues, his number of murders escalates as his appetite for the kill and feeling of dominance becomes insatiable. 
He is almost caught by the authorities, except he evades capture by slipping away in a shuttle that will meet with a space transport to a luxurious living colony on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons
When some of his killings come back to life as zombies, and the plague begins to spread, Thomas at first is in Killer Heaven.  However, he finds that since zombies do not suffer, he is dissatisfied with killing them
Thomas finds himself caught in the position of being a hero when saving a group of people from a zombie attack.

Character illustration created with pen, brush and India ink

4 comments:

Linda T said...

Interesting idea for a story, and a great sketch. I like the challenge idea but can't join you on it right now. I look forward to seeing more characters and eventually the graphic novel.

Caatje said...

You have a deep dark and wonderful imagination. ;-)

Alex said...

So interesting! I love character designing =)

raena said...

How interesting! I look forward to seeing where it takes you!