I fell in love with Dark Matter almost instantly but sadly right now the only legal way I can finish watching the series is by buying it on iTunes and my budget for media is pretty tight these days so buying individual shows is not on the cards. So sadly I’ll wait until one of my THREE streaming services get it so I can finish that journey.
This was suggested by Paul over on Patreon and was really fun to do. I’m really enjoying these so we’ll see what else they come up with.
Now that I’m more or less settled in to my routine for the Star Trek 365 I’m trying to push myself to continue drawing other stuff. To eas myself into that I turned to my Patreon followers who have been giving me some ideas of characters they’d like to see etc.
Kelli asked for Vice Admiral Holdo whom I had no idea who she was as at the time I hadn’t seen The Last Jedi. Since then of course I’ve seen the film and to be fair I’m not really objective when it comes to Laura Dern, I’ll love her in pretty much anything. She has an amazing look as Vice Admiral Holdo so it was a joy to knock out a quick pencil scribble of her character.
I do think she was kind of wasted in the film but then this is a whole conversation I have no interest in starting lol.
In complete fairness this one would be worse if you were a female time traveller and I’ve depicted the angry mob as colonial despite the fact that you had a much better chance of being burned at the stake in Europe around the 15th / 16th Century. One guy killed 500 people in a two year period because even if you were just accused that was good enough for him.
In the last one I left a pretty important line out when I inked it, I’ve left a minor line out of this one that I’m not going to bother fixing. I did these in blistering heat so I’m blaming heatstroke.
I’m going to suggest that almost all of these will feature the Wilhelm scream.
Even with our medical knowledge today it would not be wise to underestimate the bubonic plague.
In the 14th century the Black Plague killed an estimated 50 million people throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Spread by the fleas found on rats it still kills about 120 people a year even today. It is not a pretty disease and I do not recommend looking for photos on google.
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.
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:
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.