Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ravenor and Co










Some splendid character sketches from this blog's good friend Nic Giacondino. May I also take this opportunity to point you in the direction of his fabulous online strip here. Gosh, it's just great!

Before I forget, hair colour suggestions for Carl or Wystan, anybody?

33 comments:

Matthew F. said...

Very nice! What's Kara holding up? Looks like a taco.

Carl: blond.

Wystan: glossy black.

Xhalax said...

Carl is blonde.

Wystan....I had him with next to no hair, as in cut quite close to the skull, but the stubble was sort off a non-description dirty ash blonde/greying.

But that's just me.

Vampiric Chicken said...

I reckon dirty blond and tobacco stained for Wystan, dreads or similar and I always imagined Thonius with a neat, jet-black ponytail tied with a ribbon, for no reason other than because black goes with everything.

Vampiric Chicken said...

I also would like to compliment the artist on the choice of angle for Patience. I always imagined her with a spectacularly nice bum too.

Matthew Churchill said...

But Carl dyed his hair black! And I liked it better that way.
I saw Wystan as a bit Jack Nicholson.
M

Xhalax said...

Matthew - Blonde was better.

And I love Kara's boobs.

Sören said...

Carl: if Carl gets blond hair, he looks like Guybrush Treepwood.
Sure as sure.
I would say some bright glossy brown.

Wystan: black

Lightbringer said...

Yup, agree with Matthew F, blonde for Carl, greasy black for Wystan.

If I were to cast these guys in a movie, I'd say:

Harlon Nayl: Van Diesel
Wsytan Frauka: Tim Roth (hair dyed black)
Carl: Benedict Cumberbatch (the new Sherlock Holmes on BBC1-hair dyed blonde, of course)

I'll need to think about the others... For Ravenor of course you could just use a model for the pre-Thracian atrocity version, later on you'd just need an actor with A VOICE (I put it in capitals because it would have to be a bot of a special voice...Patrick Stuart, Brian Blessed, Tom BAker...actually maybe not the last two...)

Nicholas R. said...

Carl: Black, but puts in streaks of colour to match his current outfit.

Wystan: Blonde, to underline the disparity between actual physical appearance and how others perceive him.

Allandaros said...

Thonius is definitely blond. Wispy, pale.

Frauka's a nondescript brown.

Smee said...

Very awesome!

Xhalax: I think everyone loves Kara's boobs.

Nik Vincent said...

Wystan Frauka has no hair... anywhere as far as I'm concerned.

Carl is most definitely dark and glossy.

Trust me.

M.C.A. Hogarth said...

I don't find Kara's bust very interesting, so I guess that makes me the odd (woman) out. Zeph's quite handsome though!

Carl's hair is blond. Wystan's got that dirty blond/ash-blondish hair that women tend to dye something more interesting and men tend not to care they have.

Peter said...

Magic stuff.

Patience is just as I saw her but Zael looks more brattish than I would have made him.

Carl needs wispy blonde locks and Wystan..... unimpressive mousey brown.

ydarkage said...

Carl blonde EVER! heh

And Frauka always saw him as this fat, kind of lazy type of guy, with browish-blondie with black roots hair, all mes´up, kind of Rufus from Street Fighter IV, but not so fat.. fattish, heh.

Niels Risgaard Hansen said...

Brilliant sketches! It is alwas fun to see how others imagine the characters.

For me Carl is a blonde while Wystan is nondescript light brown.

I wonder if it is anything near how Mr. Abnett imagined them, when he wrote the books.

Commissar Ploss said...

Wystan needs a nice rich Irish Red color going on. Carl: perhaps blinding blond/ivory.

Madclaw said...

Dan,
Did I hook you up with Nic?

Chris

Fellblade said...

Always pictured Wystan as greasy black and thinning, and Carl as a very light, almost grey blonde similar to the wigs of renaissance.

frieslander said...

Brilliant :) I never imagined Kara with smaller boobs as she was/is a gymnast.
Imagine everyone in literiture to have dark hair. Even if the author says otherwise. And I don't take much notice of their hairs shape. Infact the look of a character is one of the two things I have trouble visulise (the other being voices, I have a bank of oly 6 or 7 diferent voices in my head)

Unrealbr said...

I thought of Harlon as tall and strong but not THAT muscular.
Shouldnt Kys be the one with bigger boobs instead of Kara?
Carl is definitively the blond guy and i'd say Wystan is the one with black hair bearing some shades of white due to stress and aging

Dan Abnett said...

Chris - I think you did, yes. -- Dan

sredni vashtar said...

while we're on the subject, i gotta say that Kara's boobs look kinda... augmented to me.

maybe it's just the sports bra...

Mr Ash said...

Kara´s boobs are perfect. No discussion here.

Carl is obviously blond, silver but yet colorful blond.

And I always visualized Frauka as Benicio del Toro in Sin City (slightly long dirty black with dandruff).

I always imagined Harlon as the Abnett himself in steroids.

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duke said...

Gaius Baltar/James Callis would have made a perfect Carl thonius.

HusbyFan said...

last reply was mine, sorry to whomever uses Duke normally.

Also, some kickass lines there, I wish i was that good at drawing. oh well, just one way to get better.

Anonymous said...

Uh, is this for a comic? And when is it coming out? And who is the publisher? And, and, and I feel like I should have more questions.

Daz said...

Brian Blessed as Ravenor...
"Molotch's ALIVE!" XD

On the hair issue, nothing new to add about Carl, it's all been said.
Wystan, I imagined dark hair and greased back with pomade.

Teh said...

Carl strikes me as a natural Strawberry.
Black for Wystan, with a fu-man-chu.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Kara...She could tie me down and treat me like a heretic anyday she wants.....


Carl would be a very neat and tidy blonde
And Wystan a messy dark :)

Anonymous said...

No clear idea why, but I always pictured Wystan with a bit of sideburns and a goatee, dirty/sandy blonde . I really have no idea why I picture him with sideburns and a goatee, but it's hard to imagine him otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I always imagined Fruaka as a black guy with a straddling pony tail