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Maybe It's Karma-Digital Color by LordDominic Maybe It's Karma-Digital Color by LordDominic
Well, there was no way I wasn't going to do a colored version of it... It's just too funny to be left as a sketch!

Another one of my old, forgotten characters. Willard is a used car salesman, a bit of a cheapskate and sleazebag that sells old beater cars out of a nondescript lot somewhere in town.
One of his favorite tricks is hastily gluing the cars back together when their parts inevitably fall off, and it looks like Willard's pants are holding together about as well as the vehicles. Maybe it's karma finally catching up to him.

I'm sort of liking the idea of his clothes being a sort of "karma" thing, that sometimes when parts fall off the car he is trying to sell, his clothes might fall apart too. Like this bit with the bumper. Maybe if multiple parts fall off a car when a customer kicks the tires, his pants will fall to his ankles. Or maybe his shoe will fall apart if a tire goes flat. It would be like the universe punishing him for selling subpar vehicles.

The original sketch:
Maybe It's Karma... by LordDominic

When I originally designed him, he was meant to be a badger but I had no idea how to draw a badger, so I sort of winged it with random facial markings. Here, I made them look a bit more correct, but I wanted to sort of keep with his original design as well.
More art of Willard, circa 2007 and 2010 (respectively):
Willard the Badger Used Car Salesman, 2007 by LordDominicWillard in his Office, 2010 by LordDominic
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:icondavid31:
David31 Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm guessing it must be karma too. ;)
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LordDominic Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's what he gets for trying to sell cars that will break as soon as they leave the lot.
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David31 Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hence the 'karma'. ;)
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:iconozzieastaroth:
Knowing him, he'll try to be cheap and use that super glue on his pants too. X3
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LordDominic Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I considered that exact same possibility! Great minds think alike.
Either he could use the super glue, or more likely, the duct tape.
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:iconozzieastaroth:
*giggles* Either would be funny X3
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:iconraakone:
Just so funny. I also imagine some other vehicle, probably a Jeep or pick-up, he tries to sell it....the ENGINE suddenly falls out, and then, there's a loud RIP, and his pants suddenly have a "circumferential rip", making them fall down but with the top part still hanging up. Like his clothes fail like his cars.

Anyways, like this.

Also, reminds me of a song about a crooked car dealer. Unfortunately it's in French, but among other things, the guy sold a Chevette as a Corvette to an unsuspecting girl, and also ended up accidentally selling his own car. He also got into trouble with a Mafia don, and then decided to turn to dental floss smuggling...except he tried hiding the floss inside cigarette cartons, which made the customs agents assume he was a cigarette smuggler. Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmEIke… if you want to see the video, anyways.
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LordDominic Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that is a catastrophic clothing failure. That is sort of what I was thinking of though, his clothing failures sort of parallel the vehicle failures, it would be an interesting sort of karma thing and an interesting character quirk for him.
Glad you like it!
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