SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1987: Year One!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Jan 17 17:54:11 PST 2018

What do you do when you have no Powernauts?  In the finest Powernaut 
tradition, Powernaut Comics now proudly presents a new Powernaut for a 
new era.  Finally, one for the 1980s and beyond!  To properly reflect 
this important occasion for this series which has been going for 
decades, we're of course calling this series Year One.


... Finally, the missing link in the history of Powernauts.  I would 
love to have skipped to some other stories, but I really have to start 
this Powernaut here.  I would also love to have stuck to my conventional 
Powernaut drawing style, but part of the concept for this one was "100% 
Digital!"  DC was trying that concept out with Batman specials at the 
time.  They promptly abandoned it.  I will almost certainly do likewise 
after this series ends.  But people say, creators should try things 
outside their comfort zones.

The concept allows for a certain level of crappy art, suitable for 1987 
drawing software.  That's about what I use here.  (My strong right hand 
usually handles the drawing duties; the software just scans it.)  In the 
modern age, some better drawing software exists, with character 
templates... but it's not readily available.  I'm experimenting with 
character and costume design with the DAZ studio now.  But even if it 
worked right away, it still wouldn't be appropriate for 1987.  So I'll 
just shut up now and try to get the job done.


Bonus Section:  2005 Reprint Commentary from Stephen Oliver Samuels 
(S.O.S.)!  Another Powernaut, Another Year One

I hesitate to drop names, but Mister Goldblatt and I actually go way 
back.  He was one of the Hyper-Children in Hypergaard 1969. 
(http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/1969.htm)  He was the one 
who was dressed like a Powernaut then.  So I paid close attention to his 
career.  At first when I heard of the Powernaut movie, I wondered if 
that was the reason he was dressed like that in Hypergaard.  But... 
well, keep reading this series to find out.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

More information about the racc mailing list