Little Man

I’m back! Did you miss me?

Psych–at the time that you’re reading this, I’m somewhere out in the wilderness doing church things. But I’m currently writing this just after publishing my last post, so I really don’t feel like I’ve gone anywhere.

Compared to my previous redesign, this alteration to Little Man’s original appearance doesn’t seem too substantial. I, too, was pretty sure (at least a few months ago) that the little astronaut’s classic suit and diminutive stature would never change too much. Honestly, they haven’t, but this time around, the space explorer’s previous weapons–two heat-blasting cuffs that would function similar to Iron Man’s repulsors–have been swapped for a larger firearm complete with used ammo blasting out of its chamber. I thought that Little Man, a representative of the United States, could use a larger gun for an even bigger impression. I also think that his size relative to the blaster is quite funny. Is it just me?

I’ve really got to go. Don’t worry, I’ll be back in a few days with a continuation of this American theme! (*cough* Fourth of July *cough cough*).

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Little Man, the vertically challenged astronaut to your left, may look lively and adventurous (especially with that groovy ’60s-style jetpack), but up until now his life has been relatively boring–trapped in cryostasis up on the celestial object they call the Moon. In fact, that’s not all he’s been trapped in; the mechanics of his spacesuit forbid him from exiting it (otherwise the outside pressure would kill him). Another fun fact: that’s the least of his problems. He and the rest of Earth are facing a coming apocalypse and the prophesied Final War, and someone a little smaller might need to face danger for once.

To juxtapose against Little Man’s minor size, his series, “Moon Man”, features a few hulking characters such as the weighty marauder to your left–Jug, probably short for “Juggernaut”. Not much is known about this formidable space hunter, but his rad flaming paint job (not to mention the real flames coming from his wrists) is enough to silence most questions in an instant or two.

So! This is the first sketch here on dustlander.wordpress.com. To be clear, I’ve been drawing on paper since I was about three (scratch that, my mom says it’s one-and-a-half), so drawings like this are no strangers to me. I’m just happy to finally get this one posted after a whole month of crazy business (Trek, Scout Camp, family reunion(s), etc.). I have loads of these sketches ready to go, and the scanner is finally working, so expect LOTS of updates in the coming weeks (at least, when I’m not at Driver’s Ed…!).