Hey. Sorry if I’m stepping on any toes here. But I wanted to get this in while I could. I’m suppose to be posting alongside my fellow Stockpillions, but I’ve been afflicted something fierce. I’ve recently been diagnosed with what’s known in the medical field as a ‘baby’. We call it Elijah Rhodes, and he’s been quite a handful.
Onto this post. This is what I’m guessing is Kamandi. Or at least my version. Joel charged me with this: I’m curious what Kansas would do with this classic kirby character whose costume is a pair of jeans.
I’ll admit, it’s kinda hard to be original here, so I tried my best. It’s far too easy to fall into any number of well worn post-apocalyptic styles. Like other Stocktonites, I too took the basic premise and re-imagined from there.
Kamandi is a boy in a post-apocalyptic future. A catastrophic event occurs destroying modern civilization. In this future a drug is release in a central park stream that increases the cognitive capacities of the wildlife that consume it, most of which are animal escapees from a nearby zoo. A span of time passes and the animals are now humanoid like beings that talk and have societies(think Planet of the Apes). Most humans are now used as slave labor by the animals, save for a few pockets of humanity holding out in various forts or secret locations. Kamandi is actually a survivor in a fort called ‘Command D’(see, like his name…).
Apparently Kamandi has knowledge of the before time thanks to microfilms his grandfather and him watch. Apparently a pack of wolfmen find the fort and raid it, killing his grandfather in the process. Kamandi’s adventures begin there.
So I’ve taken that and ran. I figured it actually would be quite grisly of him to having killed a wolfman, wear his skin as warning and camouflage. Spending his days hunting down other wolfmen until his grandfather’s avenged. I suspect he’d also have some military gear since he grew up on a base, albeit worn out from centuries of being passed down. As such, his trademark jorts would probably not be totally unreasonable.
It’s hard to know which way to take it, since he’s so basic:
I dunno. The King still does it best. This isn’t my best work. I’ll give it a good shot next time.