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This is Abner VanSlyk! I'm pretty bad at hiding upcoming characters, and it makes me feel like I'm about to pop so I decided I'd let this one out.

He was originally designed to be in a completely different comic but ended up seeming to fit for this one. I had to redesign him a little but I like it, and now he's the little push that Conrad needs to want to be a better vampire.

He is, in essence, similar to Hanna in that he deals with paranormal oddities, however unlike Hanna, he eliminates them all instead of any sort of general problem solving. Also, he's a lot better at it. And while the mask and goggles seem to be worn for looks, it's really because he can't stand any sort of bodily fluid touching him at any time, be it sweat, spit, or yanno. Anything else. BLOOD. Since that comes out of people too.

He's horrendously obssessive compulsive, and it may be his greatest weakness if one were able to exploit it. His greatess weakness may be Doc Worth then because there's a bit of a mysophobia mixed in his neurosis as well, but that's a whole 'nother joke entirely.

He and vampire chick get to be in a line up of reoccurring 'badguys'.

Conrad's totally gonna get his ass whooped, for the record.

Abner will be from Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name!

One day.
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Autumnhound Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Digital Artist
WHOO CONRAD WILL NEVER GET HIS ASS KICKED. /holds up arms in a touchdown motion
FriendlyEvilOverlord Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist
When I first saw this guy I thought that it was Hanna's father
flyfloyd33 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA Conrad, you must fail as a vampire so EPICALLY.

I'm looking forward to more of Mr VanSlyke in the comic! :3

Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he supposed to look like Hanna's much taller, much scarier twin?
aeidla Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Exactly my thinking. Hmmm.
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I smell backstory. And it smells like siblings
DomaYuset Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Artist
I smell a new crack paaaaairing~
Goggles-inspector Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please dont kill me, I've GOTTA use this pic for my RP account. I play Abner and this is PERFECT.
Shinju90 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
While I love Conrad...I can't WAIT for Abner's entrance!

I find I tend to enjoy abusing the characters I love best, I used to feel bad about it...But then I discovered it's a fairly common trait XD
ReisAngel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great artwork! And I can't wait for this character to be in the comic. He looks rockin' :D
Quick-Step Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist
three cheers for ass whooping! Just dont let him mess up Conrads pretty face too much D8
Mrs-Imperial-Bryant Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I can't wait for him to be in the comic :D
Is Conrad going to get his ass whooped, too? Because I love watching him get beaten up. But not too hard.
ninjaEliXD Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
what about the ferret?
does he have a name?
ArohaTheStrange Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
At first glance my thought was: "Omg...IS THAT HANA'S DAD??"
Miyui Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
The ferret is extra amusing to me because I have two of them... and they gave me ringworm... on the lip. FROM THE KISSING. XD; I still love them. BUT YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF, ABNER.

I can't wait to meet him!
Cathode-Ray-Tube Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
The next story arc should include the gang encountering him.
Cathode-Ray-Tube Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
And I agree with the others. He looks like he could be related to Hanna.
Must be the hair.
badgirl842 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Y'know, he kinda looks like he could be Hanna's father. Yeah. Just a bit. Just sayin'.

Really cool, though. AND THE FERRET! YES! :XD:

Flower-of-Grace Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
He has a ferret with him! That is kind of cool but the ferret doesn't talk like {...}. He must be so lonely! Ha HA.

I cannot wait until he and Hanna and friends meet him.
CanadianEggroll Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like his character design! ^^
nurmuzdalifah Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This guy has issues :XD:

You know, at first sight when it was in small view, I was like, OMG its ZOMBIE WTF ?!!!

You know, they have the same coloured shirt (not including the vest), same gloves (epic gloves make me happy) almost the same hair, so yeah...

THEY'RE STILL EPIC WIN !!!! :headbang:
Clawkwerk Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
He may look badass, but if Confag's able to encounter this guy and live, weeellll...
maybe he's not as good as he says? :B
sbalesuperstar Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I want a ferret now.


even more than I wanted one before.

I would name him Stanley.
PandaBearPaige13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
See, I want one too now...

I had only ever heard they're mean and smelly, but recently I heard they're cute and love to cuddle <3

Paradox is a great name for a cat or ferret, think I'll have to use it sometime, non? :D
aizou-blue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
He has a ferret and a really big gun
...bad. ass. :D
Taku-tousama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Hanna's OCD older brother! =D No, but seriously, I'm totally looking forward to this guy!

Connie's gonna get his ass beat, then be dragged to Worth by Hanna and Worth'll be all.

"Well Count Fagula, looks like ya need mah help. What're th' Magic words?"

Connies gonna reply with "You're a giant asshole. I hope you die."

Then Worth will grin all creepy like and say. "Close enough Confag." And pull out some scary looking medical stuff.

Mugen09 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student
That's way cool, ahhaha. I like your style, man! Keep doing what you do!
Marla-chan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
im intrigued by the ferret
LightlyBow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Student
Oman! Can I just say how excited I am to see some Abner?! He's really cool!
Warriorskitty Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Has he ever met Cas? (please say yes)
EmCaCo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I can't wait for him to show up. Poor Conrad, he's such a fantastic pillow to beat up on. XD
Kittengrl39 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Fav'd for the design. :heart:
floortjeee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist
vanslyk somehow makes me think of vanhelsing... Because they both kill vampires? .. I suck, i know
takuni-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I like the shotgun and the mask.....

...and the ferret...

what makes the ferret the most awesome, to me, is that my own ferret has, what I call 'vampire teeth'. his little canine's that don't quite fit in his all. It's a vampire hunter with a vampire-like pet. Nice.
Nikolicious Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hannas father:heart:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, absolutely fantastic. :D
GingerJuju Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I believe that's call a coup de grace...
Sin-of-August Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Ze googles do...
Three-Legged-Cow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bloody love your style. Its GEOhRGEEOWZSE.
*coughalsowantabnerconradslashbadlybutkno witwonthappencough*
What now?
SuperRara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
He kinda reminds me of what would happen if you put Hanna and zombie in a blender and added a large can of whoop to the mix. XD
fr0zen-burrit0s Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
oh gosh your icon.:XD: blob-fish, ew.
miniStardust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010

Lol you really are bad at hiding characters. DON'T YOU WANT YOUR READERS TO BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED? Well I guess if they don't come on your DA they will be, and if you really have to get their designs out, I'm always happy to look at them! :V
beranyth Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
S-someone hunting CONRAD? D: Nooooo! I can't wait for this to show up.
svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh god I love the ferret. Ferrets are awesome in general, and this one is particularly sleek!

Abner looks like someone I wouldn't want as an enemy... I think he looks more threatening than in the 100$ picture! I love how he evolved (though I sorta liked the old hair better, but whatever)

Also? I love how you always come up with the best names for your characters. Honestly, they're awesome.
kingest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I dont really dig this esign as much as the others I dont know if it is te colour scheme or what , but at first sight I thought he was some kind of post apocaliptic hanna or something D; Im sorry...
kinamoteng-kahoy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
but conrad always gets his ass kicked.

i feel a little sorry for him, actually.

This guy kinda looks like hanna, or is that just me. I like his self- confidence though, and I'd love to see him interact with the Doc (him and Conrad pro'lly get along on that point).
mnemosa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my favorite part of this is the white ferret. Awesome.
Kinseth Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
About to open up a can of serious hurtin' on the world.
Roxaefiction Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I feel like he could turn out to be a long lost relative of Hanna's.

Just saying.

(Ferrets are instant win.)
CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional
This is pretty RAD.
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