The Maxx

The Maxx

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The Maxx

Title: The Maxx
Pixel Artist: The B.O.B.  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 36230 points)
Posted: 10/18/2006 07:59
Statistics:  36 comments    56 faves    0 avatars

A while ago, iSTVAN mentioned an old cartoon/comic that air on Mtv's the oddities. It was called The Maxx(a cartoon, that was based on the comic book by Sam Kieth). I remembered watching the cartoon when I was younger, but I never understood the plot. I finally did some research on it, and now I understand the plot completely.

Due to that recent interest, and iSTVAN, for opening up the child in me, I decided to pixel The Maxx. If you notice, the shadow that is bieng casted by the Maxx is taking the form of Mr. Gone's head, his enemy, and the gooey thing on the floor with teeth, is a dead Isz, the minions that follow Mr. Gone.

So, tell me whatchya' think: Good, bad, or just plain weird? Whatever the choice, I will always have an open ear for advice...Hope to hear from you guys!


with the recent comments concerning the feet, I decided to fix it as best as I could...if there's still any problems with it, please tell me, and I'll try and fix it...thanks again!


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8 Bit Dreams (Level 10 President) @ 2/16/2015 18:24

Poor lil isz.

Takkun (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/27/2010 13:34

You made me make an account just to comment on this.


Fucking. Amazing. I love the Maxx, and this is just perfect.

AsimosVagan (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/16/2009 14:56

"No, thanks." :)  Fine work. 

Hem (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2008 20:40
Wow that takes me back to nostalgia lane. I love the mood about it. Maxx is awesome and so are you.

neokat (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/18/2008 13:34
hell fire yes. greatest comic ever

Ninjapanda (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/7/2008 22:25
omg the Maxx rules and this is excellent. I LOVE IT

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/8/2008 20:13
Hah, yar, that is pretty cool. Feel like I got my 0.000001 sec of fame on the interwebz!

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/8/2008 14:55
Hey, you realise this on the first page of the Google image search for 'The Maxx.' Pretty cool, eh?

Mesca (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/16/2008 11:22
Great. I don't know the maxx much, since it was never translated in french and never searched for it in english.

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/16/2007 05:51
That is so black and depressive an also overbearing and warm on the other side love that work....

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/20/2007 07:29
the Maxx rules man
smashed isz makes this a 5/5

BlingShyne2 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2007 13:09

Wow, okay so I'm going through your stuff and see this, a MAXX reference! One of my favorite superbums of all time! I have some of these comics and I have the DVD of all the episodes (and The Head) and it was really refreshing to see a different style of it other than Sam Kieths.

The splattered Iz is a nice touch, and I didn't notice Mr. Gone's shadow til I read the description.

Really awesome work man. 5/5 + faved.

grim666 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/5/2007 11:59
why does no one ever make izes'  love the Maxx nice piece

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/30/2006 15:47
Wow! It's the Maxx! I've never heard of it. :P
This kicks major ass though.

Kryon (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/24/2006 04:09
Wow it has been a shitload since I last saw that show. A favourite.

Plunk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/23/2006 17:54
thanks for the explanation: D hour I have picked the personage better… perhaps I have not said it before… appeals to a lot to me! : D

grazie per la spiegazione :D    ora ho colto meglio il personaggio ...    forse non l'ho detto prima ... mi piace molto! :D

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 10/23/2006 17:48
i <3 the maxx and this piece, saw it over on pixelation first i think.  wonderful stuff, no crits, 6 stars and fav

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 10/23/2006 17:48
make that 7 stars....when did i gain a level??? anyhoo, this piece rocks as much or more than it did 2 minutes ago

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 10/23/2006 16:52

@Plunk: The Maxx is generally always seen or depicted in a curled up ball in a dark alley. This piece is no different. He is sitting with his feet and legs curled up close to him. The Maxx has one large, sharp claw on each of his hands. They look like spikes that protrude from his middle fingers, and are yellow in color, due to them bieng dipped in lava( for whatever reason). He also has unusually large feet, that are bandaged in a mummified type style, with a round gem in the "anchor" location of his feet.

I still don't understand what specific region you are speaking of? Maybe its the purple region behind his left shoe? If so, thats his bum, the left cheek to be exact. Other than that, I have no other clue on how to explain this further to you...

Plunk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/23/2006 16:34
Pixelfish thanks for the suggestion. but my doubt was turned to the design not to the origins of it. what is the part under of the design? that one under the arm on the shoulder.

Pixelfish grazie per il suggerimento. ma il mio dubbio era rivolto al disegno non alle origini di esso.    cosa è la parte sotto del disegno? quella sotto il braccio sulla spalla.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 10/23/2006 15:29

@Pixelfish: Although I wanted to keep a scratchier/comic style, I can totally see your point. I also believe I have been taking on tasks and pieces far bigger than my meeker talent/technical ability will allow me. So I guess it's a crit worth saving in the back of my mind.

From now on I'm going to try and define my dull edge with smaller works to see where I'm going wrong. Maybe then, I will be able to see why my bigger works come out so sloppy, as it is the echo that I have become so used to hearing...Thanks again everybody for the valuable crits...

Pixelfish (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/23/2006 13:49
The Maxx is cool, but I still feel like this is sloppy, and the gradation between tones/hard outlining is unsubtle. You should work on smaller pieces and refine every single bit.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/23/2006 13:15

Then use google translator to translate the piece's description, and decipher as much as possible.

Nice work, B.O.B., liked it since pixelation.  I love the texture.

Plunk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/23/2006 11:59
I do not understand what is

non capisco cosa è

lilhawk2892 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/23/2006 04:45
oh and the show is called maxx or istvan right? i might youtube a few eps

lilhawk2892 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/23/2006 04:43
well the shadow definetly needs to be adjusted.. only by looking closely i can tell its being casted from the body.. and i could still only do it by looking at the shapes..  but everthing else (including the shadow basic look and feel) is amazing 5 stars dude amazing style. and the pallette is extrodinary.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 10/23/2006 02:37

It might be just me but his shadow isn't exactly cast from his body? at least tht what it looks like with the angle and where it starts

Not much to complain about otherwise

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/23/2006 00:56

The Maxx is the best thing in the world. Thanks for the name drop(s), you sly dog.

I think I might do another Maxx inspirted piece.

andare (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/19/2006 23:50
I remember he cartoon. It was weird. Now you should work on The Head. Remember that?

Sohashu (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/19/2006 02:50
This is cool.  I think the bottom half of him needs to have the same awesomeness as the top though.  fav'd regardless. 

Gnarf (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/18/2006 18:40
Wow, I thought I'd never remember Maxx.  I remember trading a comic of it with my cousin for something called "Nightmares."  Great either way.  The dithering on his shoulder and hand are so eye catching.  Very well done, man!

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 10/18/2006 12:32
saw the starts of this on you imagehost gallery, i thought it was great then.  looks kick ass now

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 10/18/2006 10:39
it looks like you got a bit bored on the bottom left. There's alot of dark contrasting blackness that could be smoothed out a bit more along with some better shading and highlights. The best detailed part is his face in my opinion. I'm loving it, but there's something missing. It seems unbalanced like my eye keeps moving to the upper left instead of enjoying the whole scene. Perhaps a poster on the brick wall would help fill some empty space and help balance it out.
Thumbs up in any case The Maxx rules!

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/18/2006 10:22
Plain weird is my verdict, but then again I have no idea what the Maxx is! Great piece anyway. Very creepy.

kwigbo (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/18/2006 09:10
Awsome! The Maxx was the only comic book I ever really read. The spike on the hand looks a little off though. If I remeber correctly it should be where the middle finger is. I always remeber it lookin like he was flipping you off. The face looks a little crinkled. Other than that it looks great. Sam Keith would be proud.

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 10/18/2006 08:51
oh shit, I love the maxx, and I love YOU!

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