My first comic in an ongoing series for Tor.com, Star Drek
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Irene Gallo first talked to me about doing some of these when I was out in NY in February, so when I returned I began tinkering around with ideas. With a fantasy/sci-fi emphasis at Tor, I found as I began noodling that my inner-geek was surprisingly alive and well. Researching Star Trek bought endless mirth to me, but I now have a ton of new ideas to develop (kind of scary really, the sci-fi fantasy world that still exists within).
The sketch: I ended up swapping out Guhuru and Blingon for compositional purposes, for better or for worse. I almost went with Suluhuru, but it didn't get me anywhere. I have to say that something weird happened on this in that I normally consider myself a crappy caricaturist, but for some reason I think I was able to nail Bones without a lot of effort, and even Bjork was sort of close, considering she was grey and bald and devoid of futile resistance and all that. Of course that swan gown is a massive crutch (re:gift), but hey what's a half-baked caricaturist to do?
And, on a different note, here's a YA book cover I did for Irene late last year. The kid is a young zombie, gotta love him. Apparently this book has really taken off , so I'm presently at work on the sequel's cover.