I will be the first to admit that the character designs currently being used for Doctor Warped and the gang are lacking. They do not stand out. I have decided to redesign the look of the characters with the conclusion of the first arc complete at the end of chapter 12 . The redesigns are not happening as fast as I like. I wanted to roll them out after page 300. I am being meticulous in their look to ensure that Team Warped looks good moving forward.
Below is a prototype of the new look Wally. Still have not settled on a final design. I still have to finish designs for the other leading characters as well.
Don’t be shocked to see the Warped gang sporting new duds on their adventures through the cosmos.
Warped Cosmos was originally called Doctor Warped when I first created the character a long time ago in high school. The character of Doctor Warped hasn’t changed much since his inception. The world around him has changed dramatically though. The setting for the Doctor Warped’s universe was originally set in the future. The year changed form each iteration. One year I do remember was 2093. Doctor Warped’s location also changed. At first he was based out of Los Angeles. I think he was set in San Francisco at one point as well. Don’t ask me why he was set there. That was a long time ago.
I think the character and his universe fits well in Philadelphia. It is a joy to incorporate the city into the Doctor Warped Universe. The time has also changed to the present but in an alternate universe where space travel, robots, and other technologies exist. Other fiction incorporated those elements successfully. I wanted to be able to have that flexibility that Doctor Warped could react to current events but also have some cool. toys to play around with.
Doctor Warped was originally conceived as a novel. Many drafts were started. I think I have most of them that I have collected through the years. The idea also received the screenplay treatment with a couple of drafts floating around my file cabinet. The web comic made sense though. I started back in 2009. The original website lasted through 91 installments as my day job took its toll on my creative output trying to write and draw five times a week. A couple of years went by and I asked my brother Steve to help in writing as I concentrated on the art. We rebooted Doctor Warped in 2012.
After a few convention and a couple of years the name Doctor Warped as the title of the comic became problematic. When I created Doctor Warped in high school back in 1989 there was another “Doctor” who was not as famous as he was now. I had never watched an episode back then. Fast forward to now and that “Doctor’ is very popular. This caused quite the confusion during conventions and with this website. The decision was made to change the title of the comic to Warped Cosmos.
Warped Cosmos is a labor of love. We sacrifice a lot to bring you the adventures of Doctor Warped and the gang of Warped Cosmos. Time that could be spent on other endeavors. Day jobs can take their tolls on us but we keep going three pages a week. Steve and I pour a huge amount of time to entertain you. We hope we are succeeding.