WB Animation Character Design, YOUNG JUSTICE, Gillygan Finnygan. Pencil, Digital color.
This is yet another incidental character design I submitted for the school of Atlantean students appearing briefly in the Season One episode, "DownTime." I think I may have caught a glimpse of him in the background, so I figured it might be cool to share my finalized version of the little guy here. As I explained in the "BELUGA BOY" description, I imagined that the Atlantis community in the YJ universe is comprised of a variety of man and sea creature combinations, not just merfolk. Gillygan Finnygan - yeah, he's Irish! - (named in part for the classic TV sitcom character), is primarily based on the Amazonian creature from the 1950s sci-fi monster movie, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, and I reckon his finny mohawk resembles that of Erik Larsen's SAVAGE DRAGON.
Although Gillygan Finnygan is not owned by DC Comics, his image is the copyrighted property of WB Animation.