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Every hero, every good guy has his opposite number, his arch-villain…his tormentor…
For duJour, that opposite is the ever-pregnant Mama Houdoo:
Some folks happy with a shack on a dry patch, but others want mo’ than what God see fit to give’em. Take Mama Houdoo, f’instance. She hitched up to be ole lady fo’ the head man of the Gatorbait Motorcycle Club – Crawdaddy they called him. Now Crawdaddy, he was content with just his woman, their boys and his road dogs, but for Mama, that just didn’t get it. She use the magicks of her ole’ pointy-nose granny and gave her left hand to spell Crawdaddy – hollowed out his soul and filled it up again full’a demon essence. And that just ain’t right! These days, she run Gatorbait through that devil shell – send’em on her b’ness, stealing and killing for whatever tickle her fancy. That woman think she own the whole wide world, and she might…if she could ever get rid’a that rascal duJour.
Mama Houdoo as First Conceived by Amanda Rachels!
Mama Houdoo was one of just a few characters conceptualized visually when Roadkill du Jour was first being concocted by writer Kevin LaPorte in late 2011.
He enlisted the help of frequent collaborator, artist Amanda Rachels. You’ve seen her vision of duJour several days ago – check out how she saw Mama Houdoo to the left!
When The Dungeon Comic‘s Shawn Harbin came on to Roadkill du Jour as primary artist in mid-2012, he took a decidedly different approach to Mama’s aesthetic – more visceral and flamboyantly wicked!
Mama Houdoo as Ultimately Conceptualized by Shawn Harbin!
Shawn’s Mama Houdoo is one more of mystic decadence and excess than of elegance. She flaunts her horrid pregnancy for all to see and almost uses it as a cobra uses its hood – to frighten her already petrified prey…
Throughout our story, we see events unfold from Mama’s perspective only slightly less frequently than duJour’s, himself. Her counterpoint is critical to understanding the full gravity of the threat to our main man.
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