Badass is the longest living project I've worked on. Its name is taken from a ship in Gravitys Rainbow and refers to a ship in the eponymous universe. As of now Badass consists of countless sketches, a two page comic, an aborted novel, a nearly finished novel, and a trailer for that novel. But there's so much more still locked in my head. Over time the concept, and the world, have evolved. At one point Badass would have been a Grand Theft Auto clone in a Stainless Steel Rat like universe. It went trough a hard gothic scifi phase. Finally it's grown closer to the SSR again in the novel.
Here's the original pitch:
"Picture the fucked up wasted psycho assholes from hell that will throw a 10 ton bomb on your grey salaribox just cause they think its a neat way to start a monday.
Hell, these guys are so badass they don't even get out of bed on monday. Or tuesday.
Anyway, expect loads of guns. And bombs. And a astonishing amount of insurance claims."
the new crew is totally different; we still have the huge warrior, and the cute girl (although she is now a thoousand year old witch). But I've added a Very Sexy Girl and a gentleman-spy. I wrote two books about Badass between the last picture and this one. The world is so fleshed out now it's virtually impossible to change. And yet you won't see Very Sexy Girl in the first movie.
There's BADASS which has come to center around the solar system, and more specifically the earth-moon. There's the industrial high tech power base of Armaghast. Then there's the 'Humanité Fracturé' which includes all the other colonies. But there's a lot of storyverses linked vaguely or directly to BADASS. This is something from the Matergeist storyverse, that ended up largely redacted out of BADASS...