This here is completely unrelated to Futurama.
Bloke's name is Cale Black. He's a mercenary and the main character in my as-yet unpublished novel, 'Silhouettes'.
Camouflage, I've found, is a right bastard to draw, photoshop notwithstanding.
Also, his usual weapon of choice is a P-90 SMG, however as you all know those are hideously difficult little blighters to draw so for the purpose of this image I have equipped him with some mutation of an MP5-K.
It should be noted that the novel itself is not illustrated, it's more serious than that, but I have extensive and well-developed drawings of the cast nonetheless, with a view to one day put together a graphic novel featuring them.
So far though, there is only one novel. Lengthy but entertaining.
For your interest, the following is the rear cover blurb:
“There’s already too much death left behind me,” he said. “Too much for me to see the bodies that lie at my feet today. It’s just a few more drops of red in a sea of blood – completely unnoticeable.”
The Cold War is long past, leaving only sinister reminders throughout Russia, thermonuclear sentinels standing in silent vigil, slowly rusting away.
The world has moved forward into different conflicts, different permutations of barbarism – it is a time when allegiances ebb and flow like the wind, and the fate of millions teeters on a knife edge.
But for some the past can never be forgotten.
In a time when the once-mighty Soviet Union is little more than a memory, a new force has emerged from the carcass of Russia to dredge the ghosts of the past and visit terror upon a new generation.
Armed with unimaginable weapons and driven toward an impossible goal, the New Revolution’s diabolical vendetta could pull the world into the last great war.
Now, a hastily-assembled team of ill-equipped and undisciplined mercenaries must be sent against the rising threat. Led by the enigmatic Cale Black, they are the worst that humanity has to offer – but they may be humanity’s last hope.
Under the weight of history, and with the fate of mankind itself in the balance, Cale Black must lead his rag-tag team of cut-throats against an insurmountable enemy; battle fearsome machines built for war, and uncover a traitor that could be any one of them.
But danger lurks on the icy wastes of Siberia and on the streets of Moscow; the uncertain loyalties of a beautiful terrorist woman and the fanatical aspirations of an old Soviet Colonel may spell doom for Black and his team…
…And if they fail, World War 3 begins.