X!Gloop Month Daily Drawing 15: Ten Years Younger
by ReinderDijkhuis
X!Gloop and Ahasveros Or Why Man Has Two Eyes, running through a corridor at age 11 or thereabouts
Prompt #15: "What they'd look like if they were ten years younger". I don't know how old exactly X!Gloop is. Given that he's lived a thousand lives and we're not seeing those lives unfold in any kind of logical order, the question doesn't even make sense really. But in 1989 and throughout the early 1990s, I must have imagined him as a youngish man, perhaps 20 to 24 years old.
In fact, the lives don't follow any conventional chronological order. In one of his earlier lives, estimated to have been between #250 and #275 according to the Groth the Alternately Old And Young's Center of X!Gloop Research, X!Gloop, or Cachulip, as that incarnation was known, and his counterpart Achaz, were children living among the last surviving humans, hundreds of thousands of years in the future. Humanity was reduced to little more than a collection of specimens in the captivity of an alien species that worked hard to bring near-extinct sentient species back from the brink, through instant cloning, DNA synthesis and other means. Cachulip and Achaz were a little harder to contain than the adults in the collection, who were more complacent and content with their lot.
(Based on a story started around 1992, of which several pages were drawn and inked, and a total of 9 pages were scripted).
X!Gloop Daily Drawing Month 14: In His Pajamas
by ReinderDijkhuis
A bottomless X!Gloop shining a flashlight over the muddy landscape of Ortentrum IV
Prompt #14 was "In their pajamas". In his 421st life, the life in which the new (post-2015) story Xkolp, Sentience counsellor takes place, X!Gloop lived alone in a hot, muddy world where clothing only got in his way. However, on chilly nights, he'd put on a T-shirt as sleepwear. This is him checking things out after being startled by a noise from outside.
X!Gloop Daily Drawing Month 13: In A Halloween Costume
by ReinderDijkhuis

Prompt #13 was "In A Halloween Costume" and because we don't really do Halloween in the Netherlands, I thought I'd have a bit of fun with it.
You'll be surprised to hear that in X!Gloop's culture, this is not considered drag. Cultures change, and in the far-flung future in which X!Gloop lived out his 328th life, Halloween as a celebration of spookiness derived from the traditional feast of All Hallow's Eve was long forgotten. The day lived on, but it had become all about the sexy costumes, for men, women and others alike. Esokolupa, as this reincarnation was called, was pretty into the holiday and his Sexy Devil was particularly successful that one year.
X!Gloop Month Daily Drawing 12: When He's Upset
by ReinderDijkhuis
X!Gloop in birds-eye view looking upset at the sky
Prompt #12: When They're Upset. X!Gloop is usually stoic. But on the second page of his first adventure, when his friend John Longcoat gets taken hostage by a Grismoon rider, he did lose it for a moment.
In the comic, he gets angry and sweary. I was very proud of the way I did the foreshortening at the time, but it doesn't look at all good to me now. This more polished reinterpretation of the scene is marginally better where the birds-eye perspective is concerned. But only marginally. I'll have to work on this a lot.
X!Gloop Month Daily Drawing 11: In His Undies
by ReinderDijkhuis
X!Gloop leaning against a wall in his underpants

Prompt #11: In his undies.
In 2004, Xavier Esculapius went to New York with barely any idea of what he was doing or why he was there. He got a job from Hasvar Andetoyen of Andetoyen Industries, which took him to the jungles of Southern Siberia. In exactly none of the surviving visual sources documenting this particular life of X!Gloop is he shown in his underwear, but if he had been, this is what it would have looked like.
Boxer briefs by Dwarps Industries, USD 10.