1. Brachiosaurus – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

1. Brachiosaurus - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

Years ago Jeff Caddick and I collaborated on a a couple of short little comics and one of them was about the dangers of time travel.  We got to talking about it the other day and Jeff mentioned that he thought up a bunch of ways for the time travellers to die which sparked an idea in me to do a series of one panel comics detailed these gruesome deaths.

LOL I don’t know if I’ll get to 99 but in doing the research I’ve discovered that there were some bloody horrible ways to die in the past.  The Brachiosaurus was one of the first concepts for the series and it felt right that it should be the first.

The Brachiosaurus weighed approximately 56 metric tons which would squash you somewhat thoroughly.

Zombie Bob

Zombie Bob by Lee Sargent 2018

Zombie Bob

Bob was a recurring figure during my web comic series The Gentleman’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.  I think I just liked the way he looked so he was a go to figure to feature in crowd scenes.  I did have a three parter that he appeared as the focus, before he was turned, then zombie Bob and ultimately his demise (though you can’t keep a good zombie down).

I did up a video showing you how to draw your own Zombie Bob:

 

You can also buy an eBook copy of The Gentleman’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

No, no, that’s Dr. jorvik, our chief botanist.

The Orville Old Wounds - Lee Sargent 2018

No, no, that’s Dr. jorvik, our chief botanist.

I haven’t done enough The Orville fan art and with the Star Trek 365 going on this year I wanted to make sure I was doing other stuff along side the project.

This is from the episode Old Wounds and it’s a wonderful scene showing off the potential for this new show taking the Star Trek sensibilities further with more accessible CGI and broader ideas around what aliens should look like.  The show benefits from not having the “rules” or baggage that Trek has and it’s obviously a labour of love.

You can colour this one in yourself – free downloadable colouring page available.

Original illustration available on Etsy (until sold)

Burly Thor

Burly Thor - ink and watercolours 2017

The Mighty Thor

I feel I missed an opportunity to have him holding a coffee cup, Thor drinking coffee and smashing the cup is pretty much the most charming thing to come out of those first two Thor films.  They were very lucky with Hemsworth, I’m not sure anyone else could have played him so well.

I did take liberties with the costume, it needed a little bit of colour and I added the leather parts to break up the design.  I’m really happy with this, I think it’s probably the only way to draw Thor for me now LOL.

Burly Hulk

Burly Hulk - ink and watercolours 2017

Well he’s kind of burly…

After yesterday’s Iron Man I decided to go straight to the biggest and burliest of the Avengers and draw Hulk, the only problem is I think I made him too small LOL.

Compared to my usual drawing he’s a massive… ummmm… well Hulk but I’ve been playing around drawing these big burly characters and looking at the pencils for all the rest he’s kind of small, which I’m going to have to rectify.

The Mark I Armour – Iron Man (film version)

The Mark I Armour - Iron Man (film version)

The Mark I Armour – Iron Man (film version)

Even though I have no real interest in the upcoming Infinity War film I am vaguely interested in revising the Marvel universe following this:

Lead up to Infinity War

I really thought there were MORE films, just feels like it I guess.

I’ve got all the early films on blu-ray (for now) and I think all the rest except obviously Black Panther are all on Netflix so it shouldn’t be too much of a struggle.  The timing though for Panther might be tricky depending on its release dates etc.  It actually wouldn’t make a bad weekly podcast if I could find someone to do it with.

Anyway at the very least I might draw stuff from each of the films if I do end up watching them and because some of them are big muscle types my usual spaghetti arms might not cut it so I’m practising with some of the larger guys. Obviously Tony Stark isn’t huge but the Mark I is so that’s where I’m starting.

Day 30 – Favourite Trek Series – 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – Star Trek

Day 30 - Favourite Trek Series - 30 Day Star Trek Challenge - Star Trek

Star Trek

Wow, we’re finally here with a couple of days left before the new year!  This has been an extremely fun ride, there were at least a couple of them that I didn’t think I could make work but I think they worked out well.  They’ve certainly inspired me to take up the daily challenge again and now I can’t wait for January 1st (well actually I probably can LOL).

There was a time when Star Trek didn’t require the “TOS” to denote it, it was simply Star Trek.  What an amazing franchise to grow so vast that it actually required me to check for a list of official abbreviations to set up categories on the new site.  It is such a huge tapestry of stories and characters that all point towards hope.

It’s my hope that the makers of Discovery remember this amongst all their whiz bang special effects and gritty HBO story telling and ground breaking f-bombs.  That at its core Star Trek is about hope, for a better tomorrow.  Not an easy tomorrow and not one devoid of challenge but of that future where we didn’t destroy ourselves through petty bullshit.

One day soon, humanity is going to be able to harness incredible energies, maybe even the atom… energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in… in some sort of spaceship. And the men and women that reach out into space will be able to find ways to feed the hungry millions of the world and the cure their diseases. They will be able to find a way give each other hope and a common future. And those are the days worth living for.

I love the original series of Star Trek and the films that followed and then on to the next generations of Trek.  Star Trek is bigger than making a buck for a television studio, Star Trek is inspirational and it should always be made with that goal in mind.  To inspire.

Thank you for following along with the 30 Day Trek Challenge, I’d love to hear which one was your favourite or if you do the challenge yourself.

This is part of the 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – check out the details here.

Day 29 – Favourite Trek Quote – 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – Doctor McCoy in Balance of Terror

Day 29 - Favourite Trek Quote - 30 Day Star Trek Challenge - Doctor McCoy in Balance of Terror

Doctor McCoy in Balance of Terror

Another tough one because there are so many quotable quotes from across the series.  I settled on this one because it was original and that it is a beautiful sentiment and great advice for anyone.  It’s delivered perfectly by Doctor McCoy.

This is part of the 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – check out the details here.

Day 28 – Name Your Own Starship – 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – The USS Sagan – NCC-606

Day 28 - Name Your Own Starship - 30 Day Star Trek Challenge - The USS Sagan - NCC-606

The USS Sagan – Oberth Class Science Vessel NCC-606

I purposely avoided looking this one up online as I wasn’t 100% sure if a Starship had been named after Carl Sagan yet on screen which from what I can tell now it hasn’t which is a travesty.

Like many others Carl Sagan’s Cosmos introduced me to so many concepts about space, in fact I still have the hard cover Cosmos book and can’t imagine ever parting with it.

I would only be natural then for the Sagan to be a science vessel and the Oberth class is the most science’y class of starship.

This is part of the 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – check out the details here.

Day 27 – Character You Would Date – 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – B’Elanna Torres

Day 27 - Character You Would Date - 30 Day Star Trek Challenge - B'Elanna Torres

B’Elanna Torres

Man I really struggled with this, yeah it’s all a bit of fun and stuff but I really hate it when characters like Seven and T’Pol (or any of the women of Star Trek but these two really cop it) are reduced to objectifying comments.  It’s all a but reductionist and dismissive of the performances and complexity of the roles, of course it’s a created problem through the powers that be’s obsession with cat suits.

T’Pol and Seven are both extraordinary characters that are easily datable but I’m going to go with B’Elanna Torres.  I already married a fierce, strong, intelligent warrior woman well out of my league so she seems the natural choice.  Of course I don’t think Tracey should worry just yet.

This is part of the 30 Day Star Trek Challenge – check out the details here.

Merry Christmas to anyone actually reading this on publish day (I scheduled this – as this goes live I’m hopefully already in a food coma).