Hello and welcome to the (possible) future of ELDRITCH!

For the next 6 days leading up to the FINAL VOTE (aw gawd!), I’ll be posting character sketches I did for the original ELDRITCH! pitch way back in 2005. None of these guys appear in the Zuda eight-pager, and they’ll all be in line for a MAJOR design overhaul if we manage to pull this off, but I thought it’d be fun to show them off just the same. Also: If we can’t dig up enough VOTES, this might be the only chance you have to see them, ever.

(Seriously. Second place gets THE ZILCH.)

I’m starting the week off with a character that will DEFINITELY get a major makeover if our story goes forward…

I love Daizee. The notion of a massive, muscular behemoth of a woman who dresses in the most elegant of high-GAWTH finery tickles me for some reason. I imagine she’d be the strong silent type, too, sort of standing there in the background, still as stone, eyes obscured, never speaking, just creeping everyone right the hell out.

Unfortunately, I loved the design so much that I sort of kind of used it in 2007’s Confessions of a Blabbermouth (for DC/MINX):

Oh well. Works just as well there. You’ll just have to VOTE ELDRITCH! to see how Drew and I warp this design for a bold new decade.

New Zuda rankings go up tomorrow! Please vote if you haven’t, and spread the word to all your friends if you can… We really do need YOUR help (you!) to get this done and start covering the earth in awesomeness. I really appreciate all the work you guys have done for us so far. Only five days left to go!