Magniloquence the Superheroine
The Artist's Blog -- Introduction
by the Weekend Artist
Magniloquence the Superheroine started as a single panel joke. It quickly multiplied as I thought about what could be done with a superheroine with Golden Age values in a "normal" city of today.
Magniloquence quickly took form. She was strong, could fly and had a Magniloquent speech pattern and attitude. In her prissie alter ego as Priscilla, she became the Emily Post of Wonder Falls writing a column entitled: Priscilla's Pearls of Common Courtesy. She is lawful and good and has a deeply religious bent, bringing her into conflict with many modern mores. It does, however, enable her to fit into her West Texas town of Wonder Falls.
Her best friend, Ampére, was just as quickly developed as a foil; she is French, she is modern, and she has an interest in fashion.
Love interests were also added since I wanted the woman-man interaction -- marriage for Magniloquence and a casual relationship for Ampére.
As the super characters developed, I needed a series of supervillains to be foiled. Following the path of Magniloquence's religious bent, they were all developed using elements of the Major Sins.
The art style is an open, simplified form reminiscent of the 60's superhero animated cartoons. Characters are 5 heads tall with heavy outlines and simply colored costumes. I tried for Power Puff Girls, but it appears that I am constitutionally unable to draw like that. It turned out more like Archie.
On April 24, 2014, Magniloquence the Superheroine went on-line.
As of September 5, 2016, Magniloquence the Superheroine has reached panel #100.
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© 2013-2020. Magniloquence TM the Superheroine is written and illustrated by Robert Stradley, Characters and elements of Magniloquence are TM and © 2013-2020 Robert Stradley. All rights reserved. Graphic novels are published by Twisted Tail Productions PO box 9778 Wichita Falls, Texas, USA 76308. All names, characters, places, and events are fictitious and are meant to be treated as such. Any resemblance to actual persons past, present, or future is entirely coincidental. Any tongue-in-cheek reference to existing comics is purely intentional and readers are encouraged to ferret them out. If you cannot find any, you need to read more comics. If you can read this, you probably don't need new glasses.