I haven’t taken on a ton of commissions lately because of workload, but I will take a few on at conventions now and then. This one was from Emerald City Comic Con, and it was super, super fun to do.
Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they appear in the Lenfilm Sherlock Holmes series. It’s a Russian version I’d never heard of, but guys, it is really pretty fun. The back and forth between Watson and Holmes is really good and feels closer to the original novels than many versions I’ve encountered. Really enjoyed doing this one. smile emoticon
I sketched this out months ago, and just now have been able to do something with it. A little bit of my kind of art, and my kind of sibling shenanigans. I’ve got a brother who is really close to me. Even before Gravity Falls, the running joke was that we were twins, I was just 14 months older. We watched Gravity Falls together, and ever since then, we’ve called each other Dipper and Mabel. This is exactly the kind of stuff we do to each other on an hourly basis. Love my fam, love this show.
Hey guys! Have faith in me because this week’s Fun Fact Friday post is on time! This week will be about everyone’s favorite cartoon eco-goth rock girl band, the Hex Girls!
For those Scooby-Doo fans who are (somehow) not familiar with the Hex Girls, the band is a fun girl band consisting of Thorn, Dusk, and Luna! Thorn (her real name being Sally McKnight) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band and is voiced by Jennifer Hale. Dusk is the band’s drummer and back-up sings. Dusk is voiced by Jane Wiedlin. The other back-up singer and keyboardist of the band is Luna who is voiced by Kimberly Brooks.
Fun Fact: While Vincent Van Ghoul has appeared in two different Scooby-Doo series (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), the Hex Girls are the only characters in the franchise to be introduced in a movie and then appeared in another movie as well as two of the TV series.
The Hex Girls were introduced in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost. They assisted Mystery Inc. in stopping the ghost of Sarah Ravencroft from causing mass chaos and destruction with her witchcraft. In this movie, Thorn’s real name is revealed to be Sally McKnight and she is 1/16 Wiccan on her mother’s side of the family.
Four years after the release of Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost, the movie Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire came out and this movie also featured the Hex Girls in a music competition in Australia.
Later that year, the Hex Girls would appear in the fifth episode of season two of What’s New, Scooby-Doo? titled “The Vampire Strikes Back”. The gang traveled to a Transylvanian castle to see the Hex Girls recording a new music video but arrive to find that they are considering breaking up due to fears of a vampire that’s been haunting them! Thanks to Mystery Inc. though, they were able to capture not one, but two vampires and save the band from calling it quits!
The band made their most recent appearance in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. They appeared in episode seven of season one titled “In Fear of the Phantom”. The Hex Girls are in Crystal Cove for a concert and the gang attends. Mystery Incorporated’s history with the band is rebooted in this series. Due to Fred hurting Daphne’s feelings, she writes a song and performs it with the Hex Girls going by the name Crush.
The Hex Girls appeared in one other episode in this series; episode 18 of season 2 titled “Dance of the Undead”. An undead ska band is terrorizing Crystal Cove turning all who hear their music into dancing zombies. Shaggy and Scooby, immune to the hypnotizing music, finds the Hex Girls who are performing on a cruise ship and convince them to aid in stopping the ska band. In this episode, unlike their first appearance in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated series, the Hex Girls are seen wearing their original outfits from the movies.
Something awesome to know about the Hex Girls is that they’ve been voiced by the same voice actors in all of their appearances in the Scooby-Doo franchise!
Hope you guys enjoyed this week’s Fun Fact Friday post! If you guys have any ideas, please send them in! I’d love to hear what you guys want more information about!
DOO CENTRAL’S FUN FACT FRIDAYS - A SERIES OF FACTS ABOUT MYSTERY INC.
Hey everybody! It’s time for everyone’s favorite post on their favorite day of the week on their favorite Scooby-Doo blog! (I’m sorry it’s a couple minutes after midnight!) Doo Central’s Fun Fact Fridays is always a fun post about some of the more interesting characteristics of the Scooby-Doo franchise and today we’re going to explore five facts about EACH member of the Mystery Inc. gang totaling to 25 fun facts!
Because I couldn’t get a Fun Fact Friday post out last week, I’m going to make another post tomorrow to make up for it called Doo Central’s Super Stellar Subject Saturdays! Anyway, lets get started!
Fact #01: Everyone knows that Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane. That’s not news. However, what people may not know is that Scooby-Doo also has some Bloodhound in him as well! Scooby claims this in one of the Marvel Scooby-Doo comic books from the late 1970′s.
Fact #02: Scooby is of course known for his love for food but he is actually known to not like clams. Check out “Foul Play in Funland” from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to see this yourself.
Fact #03: Not once but twice has Scooby-Doo fallen in love with an alien. The first being Amber, the alien in disguise as a Golden Retriever in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders. The second alien was Nova, an Annunakian alien from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. In fact, Nova helped Scooby realize that he is a descendant of an alien!
Fact #04: Scooby-Doo has three full names that we know of. We’ve heard Scoobert Doo, but the other two full names revealed throughout the Scooby-Doo franchise are Scooby Doobus (”Homeward Hound” from Season 2 of What’s New Scooby-Doo?) and Scoobert von Dooenheimer (”Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie”).
Fact #05: Scooby used to have another owner before Shaggy. In Shaggy and Scooby-Doo! Get A Clue, it’s revealed that Scooby used to belong to a man named Groovy Don. Of course, there’s many different explanations on how Scooby came to be a member of Mystery Inc. but this one isn’t well known!
Fact #01: It should be well-known that Shaggy’s real first name is Norville. He used to go by a different name than Shaggy when he was a child however. Also being based on how his hair was cut, Shaggy used to go by the nickname Buzz.
Fact #02: Shaggy has been shown to not have any real career aspirations. Aside from his extra-curricular activities shown in the new Crystal Cove timeline of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Shaggy didn’t really participate in anything in high school. He’s been shown to have jobs like airport security and dog training but he’s never explicitly stated following any specific career path.
Fact #03: Shaggy has many talents and hobbies. He collects belt buckles, is a talented gymnast, plays tournament-level mini-golf, and can play guitar. He’s a skilled ventriloquist and voice impersonator.
Fact #04: As a child, Shaggy used to be a newspaper boy. This didn’t last after he discovered his boss was the villain in one of Mystery Inc’s early mysteries.
Fact #05: Out of the four human members of Mystery Inc, Shaggy has had the most relationships/girlfriends!
Fact #01: Velma is of course the genius of the group. She’s been shown to have careers after school such as a bookstore owner, archaeologist, and a researcher at NASA.
Fact #02: As a child, Velma knew martial arts. She also had a very big fear of clowns as a child.
Fact #03: Velma has been shown twice in the entire franchise to be fascinated with the monsters/ghosts she’s faced. In Issue #9 of the Scooby-Doo! DC comics, it’s revealed Velma has a Monster Museum in her own home. Her family also runs a Monster Museum in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated TV series.
Fact #04: Velma has a variety of interests including studying other languages, ice hockey, graphic novels, chess, and of course, the Hex Girls. (She really loves the Hex Girls).
Fact #05: It’s a rather new fact that has been learned about Velma in the new Scooby Apocalypse comic book series but Velma actually has an eidetic memory!
Fact #01: Daphne may not be Velma when it comes to genius-intelligence but she is a smart girl. She’s also very talented. Daphne is capable of flying helicopters, driving motorcycles, surfing, and also does karate. She can sing and play piano.
Fact #02: Daphne’s family is very wealthy. This is revealed to be because of Blake’s Bubble Bath, a company that was started by Daphne’s father. It is unknown why the Blake family is so wealthy in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated series, however the Blake’s Bubbles is a reason for her being wealthy in the Scooby Apocalypse comic book series. Interesting how that carried over!
Fact #03: The Blake family has some very cool blood-backgrounds. Daphne is Irish, French, and Scottish (yay Scotland!).
Fact #04: In high school, Daphne was a cheerleader and an aspiring thespian, and also developed an interest in journalism after school. This is shown in both Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island and Scooby Apocalypse.
Fact #05: Did you know that in the first issue of the Scooby-Doo DC comics, there was a story about Daphne’s aunt putting her in an asylum because she claimed that Scooby could talk?
Fact #01: Fred has always been known to be athletic. He lifts weights and used to play both soccer and football in high school.
Fact #02: Fred’s full name is Frederick Herman Jones. He goes by Freddie, Fred, and it is questionable if his name should technically be Frederick Herman Chiles.
Fact #03: Similar to Daphne’s journalism interests, Fred has always aspired to be a novelist. This is expressed in both the Behind the Scenes Scooby-Doo specials and in the live action 2002 Scooby-Doo movie.
A fun fact about him (and Daphne) is that they’ve been considered “engaged” twice in the franchise. The first time this happened was in the Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed novel. The first chapter introduced the two stating that they were newly engaged. The second time the two were stated to be engaged was after Fred proposed to her towards the end of Season 1 of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
Fact #05: Fred used to spend a lot of his time as a child at camps. He used to go to Camp Little Moose every summer (Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare) and would also attend trapping camps (which explains his absence in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo series).
I hope you guys enjoyed these fun facts about the Mystery Inc. gang! Check back here tomorrow for another post with more fun facts about the Scooby-Doo franchise! And of course, send me ideas that you may have and would love to see further researched!