Hamster Rage Chapter 1

Welcome to the first page of Hamster Rage! If you’re listening to this through a screen reader… thank you for you patience getting to this page! I’m doing my best to make this page accessible! Please contact me at HamsterRage@gmail.com to let me know what improvements I can make! To start you off with Hamster Rage here are descriptions of the two main characters. More can be found in the Cast link in navigation.  Roosevelt is an 8 foot tall, fuzzy hamster. He has the body of a very large man covered in grey fur with a hamster head. His eyes are black and he has two big ears, a pink nose and two bucked teeth in front.  MegaBabe is an incredibly tall and powerful looking mixed race woman. She wears superhero spandex with yellow and red line on it and she has long black hair. She wears large gauntlets on each arm and a helmet on her head that connects to a mask that forms the shape of an M.

A lot of people ask me how Hamster Rage started…

Roosevelt was originally two different characters that I merged into one character. The first character was a big tiger guy named Tigron (who you can see on the cover to Hamster Rage #1) and a cartoon Hamster character I had drawn since I was a kid. He was pretty much nameless.

I really began drawing the character more in 2005 and then began drawing him into a series of illustrations at the weekly Chicago Drink N’ Draw. I started to dream up more characters from there to develop into the series and my idea about the comic changed drastically along the way.
I touched on some that in this interview.

The image above was painted in watercolor in one of my older sketchbooks, scanned in and then photo shopped a bit. As you read to page 35 I promise the image will start to make sense.

One other note… The “SuperGuy” in the book Roosevelt is reading is supposed to be modelled after the public domain Fleischer Brothers styled Superman. I’m a big fan of those cartoons and thought it made sense for him to be reading those.

Thanks for reading!

-B