5.19.23 wip

Who doesn’t want two perpetually frowning assassins with numbers in their names to fight to the death (or go to a Del Taco, whichever one it is that professionals do when they meet eyes).

I started a large number of works in progress this month, and things are coming along in a way that feels really good right now. This one is the most recent since I’ve been watching and playing some Hitman. I wanted to punch out the general idea while I still had the hype, so the sketch overall came together quickly. I suspect the actual rendering will take a lot longer, considering the other works I might want to tend to.

As for who would win, I genuinely think it’s a tossup. Duke has points in that he is comedically overpowered by virtue of the number of situations and wild opponents he’s encountered and always overcome, and 47 is comedically overpowered with regards to somehow managing to fool everyone into thinking he’s someone else with paper-thin disguises and a prominent barcode on the back of his head, so…

Yeah, it’s a tossup. I’d like to think they’d probably find a very dry laugh in assessing each other’s occasionally unorthodox methods of execution though.