03/12/2020


Hello mutants,

Welcome to this first post, I started this blog to share some of my work as an illustrator and web designer (and earn a few dollars with advertising). Here you can find illustrations and some fun facts about movies and cartoons from the 80s and 90s, and in the future I hope to bring several resources that you can use for your web projects. But before I start let me tell you a little bit about myself.

The alias that I will use in this blog will be "Mutagen Man", I got that name from one of the ninja turtle villains, although I have to tell you that he is not one of my favorite characters, but the name seems fantastic to me. I work as a software developer in the manufacturing industry, and I must tell you that I am not a professional designer. I make drawings and illustrations as a hobby, and I hope to improve with time until I can dedicate myself professionally to it. I also like to be aware of all the topics related to technology, software, gadgets and smart devices, and occasionally I will talk about these topics in the blog. And obviously I also really enjoy watching old movies and cartoons from the 80s and 90s while I eat pizza (I love pizza). Later I will continue to tell more about myself, but now let's continue with today's illustration.

To start I want to show you an illustration inspired by the zombie hordes that are so popular now thanks to so many movies and series on this topic. I'm also a fan of zombies, and in the future I hope to make illustrations of them and share them. But now instead of zombies, for my horde I used foot ninjas. I didn't use the typical ninjas from the 1987 cartoon, those robots with long arms. I used some human ninjas, of different heights and sizes. I drew as many as I could (although you never have enough foot ninjas). The objective was to show a crowd that was running in search of someone, they were probably following the ninja turtles. And to finish the illustration I made a nice background, it's like a ... paper scenery of the city or something like that, whatever it is I think it looks great.

Did you know that the original Ninja Turtles comic from 1984 was much bloodier than the versions that came later?

Back then the foot ninjas were human, servants loyal to Oroku Saki. Each of them could be armed with a katana, spear, dagger, knife, or other sharp weapons. And despite being very well trained, the turtles ruthlessly killed them. Instead, the 1987 animated series was intended for a younger audience, by this the foot ninjas were replaced by robots. This version of foot ninjas don't usually use ninja weapons, but they generally use a kind of laser gun. This change allowed the ninja turtles to destroy the robots without any moral remorse, allowing Leonardo and Raphael to use their weapons more offensively. And therefore, the series could still be a family show.

It's all for today mutants, I hope you liked the illustration, see you in the next post.

Ninja Horde
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