jetpack design

I awake from my so-many-month slumber!

Since work’s all I’ve been doing, it’s given me a lot (A LOT) of time to think about what I wanted to draw when I finally had some time to just sit. And so, my darlings, I present to you more character designs for the Miraculous Defenders webcomic I was working on!

First completed is Marinette’s design. Her “jetpack” is basically designed like a ladybug shell/wings. When activated, the casing opens, releasing a set of ladybug wings that allows her to fly and hover in battle giving her advantage in the air. Her weapon is her canon yoyo - I wasn’t too creative with that one but I liked that it was medium range and practical. 

I gave it a lot of thought and decided to make them paired up with their canon kwami companions rather than the Voltron canon lions. Spoiler alert! (i.e. - Mari with a ladybug, Adrien with a black cat, Chloe with a honey bee etc.) 

This is the first draft, and I still have the rest of the team to do, but I hope you all enjoy! ^^

Mari || Chloe || others coming soon

What can’t be improved by jetpacks? Everything is better with them!

I mean, for example:

  • Jetpack judo
  • Ribbon dancing with jetpacks (with colourful fuel to enhance the spectacle) 
  • trapeze artistry, with jetpacks
  • midair fencing
  • musical theatre with jetpacks
  • commuting to work with a jetpack
  • war crimes with jetpacks
  • jetpack racing as a sport
  • midair kissing, thanks to jetpacks
  • spinning
    • that’s a good trick
  • ejecting from damaged aircraft is safer when you’ve got a jetpack
  • going dancing with jetpacks
    • formal or informal, dancing with more verticality could be interesting
    • Mandalorian teens going clubbing, in armour their parents would disapprove of, with rude jetpack designs! 
  • special effects jetpacks - that burn in all sorts of colours, can make smoke screens or the like
  • The floor is lava, with jetpacks!
I’m a 12-year-old girl. Why don’t the characters in my apps look like me?

Why do the most popular iPhone games make me pay to play as a woman?

This 12-year-old girl noticed that the default character in many games is male, and that players often have to pay to play as a female character. She did some research, then wrote an op-ed to the Washington Post. Rock on, Maddie!


Some of my favorite work from Jetpack Fighter. I’m very proud to have been a part of this project. :) 

I’ll be posting another round after the next patch, when the things I’ve worked on are available to the public.

Jetpack Fighter is available now, free-to-play, on the Apple Store for most iPad and iPhone devices. Android beta is coming soon.

Quick rundown of what I saw. They gave us so much gameplay!

super shotgun

Guns didn’t need to be reloaded

Hyper-gory (oh my god was it gory) with super quick melee finishers that were quite goreious.

Movement speed was pretty damn fast.

Revenants have fucking jetpacks now. JETPACKS

Monster design was pretty goddamn sick. Loving the new imps (not like that you sick bastards.)

lighting and atmosphere a lot like Doom 64.

Almost no scripted bullshit.

Tons of enemies almost constantly.

Music sounded Quake 1ish. (Very industrial.)

Project lead guy who came on stage sounds like he really understands the fundementals of DOOM.

All I can say is I was VERY pleased with what my eyes saw.