Starting the base layer of imagery.
One of the drawings/sketches I am using for the base layer has actually appeared in several sketchbooks over the years and has even made a prominent appearance in the piece Visitors. The original sketches started just as 'Snake Charmer'.
A couple of iterations later Snake Charmer was paired with the King Sadim character.
Eventually they were merged.
The name King Sadim is a reference to the song: King Midas in Reverse from the band The Hollies. Part of the lyrics are:
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse.
...all he touches turns to dust...
'Midas' spelled backwards (in reverse) is 'Sadim'.
Time to apply this little history lesson to Money-A-Tize. This time it's just the Snake Charmer. I'm giving King Sadim the day off.
Next time we check in with Money-A-Tize, we'll take a closer look at the base layer of imagery.