In the beginning, well not the very beginning, the predecessor to this site was Quantum Multiverse. I used a Kenner Gonk Droid to represent the site in a very small role. The site tage was “Gonk Droid Approved”.
Just before my blogs downfall to a dead phone, and inability to access my two step verification that I had set up, I designed this logo that I was very happy with. I dropped the use of a mascot and went with turning the on/off symbol into the “Q” in Quantum. This is something that I still really dig, but I am happy that that I was forced to move on and rethink my approach.
Before I totally abandoned the Quantum Multiverse I toyed with creating a face for my new blog. Dr. Multiverse came into existence first as a Sam Jackson character, then as a Sentai-esque one. That shorthand version of my QM logo is still fun when I look at it..
Then Doctor Multiverse became a fully formed concept, if not a locked in style. Playing with my Micronaut to make a “real” version of the character. My tag-line was very inspired by Mego’s adaptation of Micro Man.
This one was used for a time, minus the 3D effect. It was something that I had created in Photoshop using shapes.
Now we get to something that I feel was an inspired design. Using toys from my past, I frankensteined together this version of the Doctor. This design consisted of A Kenner Boba Fett body, a Kenner maskatron head, a Hasbro Mike Powers the Atomic Man’s “hair”, Mego’s Captain America’s shield, and Mattel’s/Popy’s Great Mazinga’s fist & sword.
From there I remade the real toy parts using Photoshop shapes. I was very satisfied with how this shape rendered illustration turned out.
My next step was to embrace my comic book roots. While this only lasted four months in 2020, it was a fresh and clean look.
Here is the latest incarnation of Doctor Multiverse. I still am using the base body of that original Boba Fett, but then I went mad with a Kirby style sketch using my own hand as a model. As you can see I went back to a sentai style mask that I also rendered entirely in PS shapes. Ever since I saw Prince wear his stunning three lense shades, I’ve been stuck on that look. Anyhow, I hope that you’ve enjoyed this journey, I know I have.
The beauty of the Doctor Multiverse concept is that he/she/it can constantly change. To utilize a Bruce Lee-ism here, I use the branding of no branding.