There's nowt as odd as folk!

OddFolk

Set in the fictional town of Oddville, this is where you will find the strangest bunch of characters you are likely to meet! Have you ever met anyone who had some kind of physical anomaly? Something that makes them stand out from a crowd like a big head or hairy hands or possibly huge ears? Well, what about a combustible girl, an actual cat burglar or even a kid with a balloon for a head? These are the OddFolk, the ultimate outsiders who exist together away from average society in their own town cut off from the rest of the world.

Everyone is unique and we all have our own eccentricities, right?

No matter how weird or different you are, this bunch proves that you can find your own special place in the world. Everyone has something odd about them and at the same time we all have special gifts. The OddFolk take that to the extreme and they just need a push in the right direction to discover their own unique talents and more importantly learn how to control them before someone gets gassed, slimed, set on fire or ripped into a thousand pieces!

OddFolk

Welcome to Oddville

Meet the folks...

The Boy of 1000 Trumps

The Boy of 1000 Trumps

Peter Pumpton is a young chap with a problem a lot of folk have...things get a little windy in his pants! Well, everyone let's toxic vapours go at one stage or another but the problem for young Pete is that when he lets rip those gas clouds look more like mushroom clouds and can be just as deadly!

Imagine having a vaporous arsenal ready to be unleashed at any point in your boxers that you struggle to control at the best of times. Just think the chaos in his crack when he eats a dodgy pie.

This kid is one of the more powerful of the 'Oddsters' whether he is silent and deadly or loud and cataclysmic!


Jelly Boy

Jelly Boy

The Italian chap Gino Gelatino is probably the softest guy you'll ever meet...also the most pliable and easiet to get under a door! After being born with a strange genetic disorder Gino has the ability to change the form of his body into almost any shape.

This may sound pretty cool to you and me but try walking across a grate and don't get him started on those filthy, greedy pigeons! Oh and in case you din't notice, the poor sucker is green.

Gino always had a dream of playing his favourite sport, football but maybe his hopes of becoming a world class striker are not where he should be focusing his gloopy gaze.


CombustiKate

CombustiKate

Another of the more dangerous and powerful of the folk, Kate has the amazing ability to manipulate fire and use it pretty much how she sees fit.

Once she 'sparks up' the young lass can increase or reform the flames however she sees fit with her amazing and sometimes lethal abilities.

Being highly flammable has it's downsides though, the main one being the poor girl has to be careful around naked flames and unsurprisingly has never experienced Bonfire night since she was a toddler and a stray sparkler lit her, and half the house up in flames!


The Diarrhoea Kid

The Diarrhoea Kid

Maybe the most disgusting and unfortunate of all the folk is Danny Dungston. When the amazing abilities were being dished out to these extraordinary folk, he must have been way at the back of the queue.

As you may have guessed by his unappealing nickname, The Diarrhoea Kid has the unnatural ability to constantly cack himself! We are not talking a slight pant squirt here and there, nope...this kids kecks can flow like a river!

The good news is that over the years Danny has learned how to calm his butt burps and keep the brown flow to a minimum. However, being able to command a never ending supply of paste is probably not a 'power' that is saving any days anytime soon!


Dirty Rotten Ralph

Dirty Rotten Ralph

Definitely the filthiest, dirtiest dude in Oddville, Ralph is the kind of guy that thinks toothpaste is for 'posh folk' and avoids soap like the plague...which incidently could be what he is inadvertantly spreading through Oddville!

At the age of three the young dirtbag was cast into the trash by parents who no longer wanted the hassle of a stinkbaby. It was in the garbage dump that Ralph was raised by rats, an old tramp and his smelly-assed mongrel Burp. Being a Dump-dweller may sound pretty gross to you and me but to Ralph and his foul family it is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered and they spend their days making use of whatever wonders they find.

The downside to the poor lad though is his personal hygiene has taken a pretty big hit over the years and the other inhabitants of the town give him a wide berth due to his incredulous odours and indescribable infestations!


Clockwork Clive

Clockwork Clive

Clive Cogsworth is one of the weirdest of all the Oddfolk as the lad was born without much of a head! The shock of the sight of it gave his mother a fatal heart attack leaving his father to pick up the pieces. After visits to various doctors and specialists gave the poor chap little hope he happened upon a strange little shack while walking in the woods.

It was the home of the weirdest clock maker you've ever seen with his collection of timepieces not just limited to the kind you hang on your wall but also a vast array of cog-controlled creatures. The clockmaker made a deal with the boys father, he said he would take care of Clive and work to give him the one thing his father couldn't.

The clockmaker got to work and Clockwork Clive was given the most advanced cog-filled noggin you have ever seen. To this day, the tightly wound teen lives with his adoptive father but one day hopes his amazingly accurate addage will be used for great things!


Leech Boy

Leech Boy

Deep in the swamplands of Oddville you may come across this weird fella sliming his way through the bullrushes. Not much is known about Leechboy, not even his real name - if indeed he has one! Folks around those parts tend to keep clear of the blood sucking boy as he has the annoying tendancy to suck dry any folks that venture his way.

Possessing a razor sharp set of gnashers and a trap that could suck a golfball through a hose pipe, not to mention amazing underwater abilities - Leechboy is quite an extraordinary anomaly.

The grotesque guy spends his time trying to quench his neverending thirst for blood and stalks the swamps looking for his next meal...just make sure you are on the menu - unless you want to end up an empty skin sack full of bones and very little else!


Metalhead Maurice

Metalhead Maurice

The only inhabitant of Oddville who is completely non-human is the mechanical Maurice. Gifted with not only a rechargeable and near indestructable, android carcass this cyborg chap has the most amazingly powerful brain in the land. He may lack in other areas such as human emotion but he more than makes up for it with the ability to decode, deduce or deconstruct any problem, enigma or anomaly you put in front of him.

Yes, there is not only one mega genius who speaks in a robotic twang, Maurice's intelligence and evr-increasing intellect is unrivalled. The problem is that this titanium teen finds it more than difficult fitting into society - even a society as strange as Oddville!

He can manipulate your numbers or fix you formulas without batting a silver eyelid but the thing he wants the most is to understand just why he doesn't understand. That and to figure out just where he came from which are the two problems even HIS mega mind cannot solve!


Mermarla

Mermarla

Well you may find it exciting to hear that a young lady frequents the shores of Oddville wearing little more than a smile however there is something more than fishy about this seductive situation. In fact seductive is the operative word as Mermarla has a hobby that is pretty disasterous for ocean going folks as she likes to lure in lost ships to then crash on the rocks that surround her home.

Yep, this titillating teen likes nothing more than watching ships smash to smithereens and the helpless sailors drown in the murky depths below. If she is lucky she even gets to watch the sharks have their fill too!

Along with the ability to seduce any male on the planet Mermarla also controls aquatic life to do her bidding, so if you manage to get on her bad side it is well within her power to convince a Great White shark to chew off your fruitsack!

There is a sad tale to compliment her fishy tail though and Mermarla is a lonely lass. Spending her time in the ocean depths without anyone to talk to other than the odd starfish or jovial jellyfish, Mermarla is another of the lonely folks inhabiting the town.


Unstable Abel

Unstable Abel

There are the inhabitants of Oddville who are dangerous, powerful and sometimes downright nasty and at the other end of the strange spectrum are folks like Abel - a kid who is terrified of his own shadow. In fact he doesn't even have a shadow as it too is so scared, it never stays put! Yes, this kid is the epitomy of fear, he is scared of anything and everything. From crossing the road, to catching a cold to getting beaten up by a disgruntled granny!

With a heart attack a distinct possibility, Abel very rarely ventures out into society and speaks to very few folks unless he has to. You get people who are worried about sunburn but have you ever creamed up for moonburn? Abel does every night before steeping outside.

Little is known of the boy's talents, if indeed he has any other than the ability to disappear or blend into the background at will. Poor Abel is one jumpscare short of the coffin lid opening and especially living in a town where those aren't in short supply that is a distinct possibility.


Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy

In Oddville you have weird, you have scary and you even have downright bizarre...but nothing compares to Owen Orbison the boy with a balloon for a cranium! No skin, no skull just an inflated sphere filled with brain matter and eyeballs. It is a truly remarkable sight to see this kid and watching all those gross bits and pieces floating around inside his rubbery noggin.

There are a few downsides to this condition with the biggest problem being floating away without a trace. Not only is Owen's dome inflated, but it is filled with helium causing him to rise uncontrollably unless he is tethered down. As you may imagine, it can be pretty crud being tied to the goal posts watching the other kids playing football...or walking around school in lead boots.

Owen spends his time trying to get by without floating away or worse still, having his balloon popped. The last thing he needs is to become Carrier Bag Lad or Brain Hanging Down His Shirt Dude...it just doesn't have the same ring to it!


Jarhead

Jarhead

Just like his roommate Balloon Boy, Lou Sid or Jarhead as he is known has the unfortunate issue of being a little too transparent! Having to keep the contents of your cranium floating in a glass recepticle attached to your shoulders is quite a problem. Not only do you get the people staring but what happens when someone


Tiger Lilli

Tiger Lilli

The most fearsome hunter to roam Oddville is Tiger Lilli, the girl with feline tendancies and the claws to match. Another of the dangerous inhabitants, Lilli possesses catlike abilities, razor sharp claws, ferocious fangs and a lovely smooth coat thanks to her half-tiger genes. She can jump 10 times higher than any human, run faster than an olympic athlete and clean her bits and pieces from any angle just by raising a leg!

Tiger Lilli does have the slight problem with being a ravenous carnivore and if you stray her way when it's time for a snack, you could be on the menu. Being ripped to pieces and eaten alive is probably not on your 'to do' list so it is wise to steer well clear, and that is what the majority of folks do. Either that or make sure the predatory adolescent has a good supply of tasty meat to keep her going.

Some folks have suggested catching the girl and keeping her in a cage. Unfortunately a couple of those tried that very thing and Tiger Lilli invited them in for a barbeque - they both tasted awesome chargrilled!


The Girl With Fat Feet

The Girl With Fat Feet

Have you ever gone to the store to buy a new pair of shoes and they didn't have your size in anything? Imagine having great big hooves that are so massive that the only thing you can get round them is a pillow case at best! Poor Patricia Piede was born with a pair of pads the size of bin lids and while falling over has never been a problem...try finding a pair of bowling shoes or going skiing!

Some of the folks in Oddville are blessed with abilities or talents that while weird, can still offer something in the way of benefit however this young lass is stuck with great big fat clod hoppers that are nothing but hassle.


Kat Burglar

Kat Burglar

The second young lady of the feline persuasion you will find knocking around the town in the wee hours of the morning and the second one who will be up to no good. Whereas the other girl will no doubt chew your spuds off, Kat has her eye on your other jewels. This cleptomaniac cat (well half-cat) likes to test her talents by targeting the hardest spots to raid she can find. If there is a fancy exhibit of expensive art, a bank busting at the seams or even a cool new car on the block - if it's not nailed down it's fair game for Kat!

This criminal alter-ego is something she likes to keep secret, for obvious reasons but it is only a matter of time before someone figures out whoever is commiting the crimes in Oddville must have catlike abilities or someone stumbles across her stash. For the time being though, Kat's nocturnal naughtiness remains a mystery and in a town filled with special folks, it may be a while before the law can pin the tail on this kitten.

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An ode to the Odd!

The Boy of 1000 Trumps

 
 
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