Thursday, January 28, 2010

Priming the Canon

Fan Art is a way of life out here in the West. Why, just have a gander at this fan art I made for myself:

But there comes a time in a man's life when he no longer has to make fan art and pretend it was sent in by other people. That time is now! I received this image from a devoted fan recently, and I'd like to share it with you all.

A big thank you to Miss Elisa for her support and the picture of our favorite saloon girl!

Well, that brings me to my next point. Here at the Johnny Outlaw Dev Blog we believe that every fan should have a stake in our project, and it is in this interest that I am delighted to announce the Outlaw Fan Art Initiative. We have decided that all fan art submitted will be accepted as canon in the Johnny Outlaw world!

I realize of course that many of you haven't the slightest clue about who the characters are or how they are related, but that doesn't matter! The main characters appear in the background of this very blog and in several previous posts: Johnny Outlaw, George Prickleson, Miss Lucy, the nefarious Tombstone Jack, and those four mysterious varmints stirring up trouble all over town. We'll learn more about them as the days go by, but why wait?

Submit your questions, comments, and of course your fan art to me Right Here! Now's your chance to be a part of history!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cowboy Up!

Now that Johnny Outlaw is up for all to see, one question has been on everyone's minds: What is this "Johnny Outlaw"?

Well that's a mighty fine question and it's one that deserves an answer.
Some say that Johnny's a demon straight outta Hell, mean enough to steal the coins off a dead man's eyes. I don't know if there's any truth to that, but let's just say that out here, it ain't the bogeyman that keeps you up at night. Y'see, there's good and there is bad, and then there's Johnny. Let me ask you, you ever see a real gunfight? The kind that men don't walk away from? I don't pretend myself a cultured man, but when I seen Johnny take to that big iron, why, he makes killin' a man look beautiful. Now that you mention it, don't really know what happened to ol' Johnny. Saddled up one day and they haven't heard from him since. Lots of people thank God for that.

But if he does return one day, I imagine it'd look a little something like this:

Gun for Hire

the blog is now finally live!! heres larger versions of the banner and bg since they had to be shrunk down (I still prolly need to make the background less contrasted so its less distracting though).  I also had some quick sketches of some more of the characters.  Anyways philip should be posting some rough gameplay footage soon (ie everythings placeholder sprites, but its to show how the gameplay is moving)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

George Prickleson

"That's what the string's for Johnny!"

and some more sketches

Monday, January 4, 2010

Early Sketches

Tombstone Jack, George Prickleson, and Johnny Outlaw - all designs are very subject to change, though Tombstone Jack is pretty finish as far as I'm concerned:
Some random sketches in regards to Johnny: