Here's a character who's never appeared in any story of mine. He was originally going to play a role in the 12th installment of my old series Star Guardians, but since I stopped updating that at the 11th, I've got a whole world and plot for a pretty big 12th installment that I'm probably never gonna make. It's sad, really. And Hardscrabble's one of my favorite newcomers in the story, so I decided to give the guy a little love by redrawing him.
Since the story he's in probably won't be a thing--unless you guys really want me to make it--here's his backstory in a not-so-brief explanation:
The story is called 12 Years
and it involves the main characters Plainsworth, Yvette, Neo, and Narvira travelling through the future because apparently Yvette ran for "president" (I put that in quotes since the actual title isn't really president, but has pretty much the same role as one) in the future. Unfortunately, somehow she uncharacteristically became an evil overlord in her presidency, and now Kronis, the god of time sort of guy, goes back to the past (present) to get them to change the future. In the present-near future, Dana Hardscrabble was a kind and humble millworker and farmer living alone in his mill. He was a pretty calm guy who cared a lot about the planet. In the more distant future though, due to an accident I haven't thought of a lot details for yet involving electricity, he had to get a lot of prosthetics done, and instead called over steamworker and inventor SP Langham to make him suitable to live again. This is what's in the picture now. About 6-9 years from the present, he became president as his steam-powered self. As president, he's an insane environmentalist and liberal who's banned anything harming for the environment. He made it illegal to throw waste in its wrong bin, to use paper made from trees, and especially to use anything involving electricity, due to his accident. The entire country is without electricity, and that's all I've thought of so far, alongside a bunch of subplots.
Wow, that was long. If you guys are interested, maybe I can muster up enough of my imagination to actually finish the 11th installment, make the 12th one, and give Star Guardians a proper finale. It'd be nice to work with my old characters again after such a long time. Read some of it here and tell me what you think: starguardians.wordpress.com/
OC, story, artwork (c) VulpesVespa