Back in the days when I didn't judge myself with every pencil line and brush stroke, I used to draw comic strips for fun. Very quick jobs, with minimal attention but always with a view to showing somebody and making them laugh. My sister once suggested the name Ultra-Bionic Wonder Sheep and I drew this.
The dialogue makes no sense... Ah, well.
This super-heroic sheep developed a bit as I found myself wanting to tell more stories (most of which ended up unfinished, but I was nine years old).
At one stage, I had artistic and writing assistance from my friends and family, who contributed to the world of UBWS, as it became known, adding amusing characters and great jokes. For my part, I believe I got into Marvel Comics at the time and as a result, most of my newly created characters were very thinly veiled pastiches of Marvel's superheroes. Take a look at 'Juggersheep' and 'Sandsheep' from the UBWS Photo Album below...
Somehow, I never made it a priority to develop as an adult. Part of that it that, clearly, he didn't look like a sheep and the design would need to be changed, which could have removed the charm. It also had something to do with the later strips being purely 90s-style dark and gritty action, which was as far from the original premise as I am from being a nun.
Recently, I figured it needed a makeover and a new approach. Gone are the one-eyed, pincer-handed rip-offs of old, replaced by non-litigious characters called Chops Hauser and Lambdalf (original names: Superstrongsheep and Sheep Wizard). Hopefully, it'll be a success. It would literally make my childhood dreams come true!
Oh, go on then, here's the Ultra-Bionic Wonder Sheep's redesign...