Category: The Naked Blog
A blog about Totally Naked Man and his heroic friends by Illya King.
This is another Kirby homage cover for Naked Man Comics #11. Since Universium is based on Marvel’s Galactus, I thought it would be approprate to do. This was really fun to illustrate.
Years ago I submitted this illustration for a Wizard Magazine competition. It is a Soviet version of Captain American. My dad is a Russian linguist, so he helped me with the design. This is Comrade Communism. I think I might revise this for a future story.
One of my brothers found a few old drawings while cleaning my parent’s garage. There was an early version of Totally Naked Man Red and Blue. The villain was not The Yellow Skull but a techno nerd dude name Zotloar. I don’t know what happened to the other pages.
I don’t remember when I did this. I want to say 1997ish?
I want to make a card game for Totally Naked Man.
Here is my rough idea-
This will be a team base game. One person can play but many people can play. It’ll be with dice and coin markers. The deck will consist of villains and traps. The goal is for the character to reach the end of the deck with their HP. The one with the most HP wins.
When a hero faces a villain they will role a die. Odd numbers is times the number damage a villain does… odd because villains are odd. Even will be for the heroes… since heroes even the scales of justice.
Each hero will have a certain amount of HP. Their skills will determine how much or how little damage and recovery they get.
The deck will have recovery items like McBuggies Burgers or armor to protect a hero. Each card set is set on one of my story lines. I am not sure yet I should do card swapping. I think that will mean that each deck will need to have a certain amount of card types. It might be fun to build custom decks to make things harder. A little like how Dungon Masters build senarios for players.
Anyway, I’m going to start with some index cards this week and start fleshing this out a bit.
I’m playing content Tetris with Naked Man Comics and Totally Naked Man the Webcomic. I have a plan, I swear!
The Naked Man Comics title will end after issue 12. Naked Man Comics were full on comic book stories. I can drawing 8×10 web comics much faster than 11×17 pages. I have a lot of stories building up and less time to draw. I do not share my full comics on sites like Webtoons and Instagram. I don’t like the fact that social media platforms “own” my content. The web comics are simpler. I don’t feel so protective about them (except for my other webcomic- The Schlub). It feels like it is correct that I separate my webcomics from my regular comics.
Consequently, this means that links to the Naked Man Comics pages do not work. This will cause a lot of 404 errors. I am priming Totally Naked Man the Webcomic to have a strong social media presence, so the change is necessary.
All the NMC comics are at https://nakedmancomics.com. The webcomics will remain at https://totallynakedman.com. Titles like Zetaman and Holly Wood: Space Dive moved to https://mythosimprint.com/novellas.
I found this image while going through my image archives.
I’ve changed the SubReddit for Totally Naked Man the Webcomic. The old sub was /r/nakedmancomics. The new official SubReddit is https://reddit.com/r/totallynakedman.
I like using Reddit. I like the format. I think it serves as a better forum platform for the comic. Plus, I’m on Reddit all the time, so it’s an easy way to drop me a message.
So if you’re a Redditor, please subscribe to my sub.