The Draw Force mission for June is Starfighter. I immediately thought of Alex Rogan and that brilliant 1984 film The Last Starfighter. That film had such an impact on my 7 year old mind. I wanted to do an homage to that, but soon became overwhelmed. So I did a completely different take on it. Also wanted to do something with a little more color. This is inked with the Zebra on 11 x 17 laser printer paper.
The MO/ST-40 Gravid is a twin-engine, medium-lift utility drop ship manufactured by India based Daruka Air and Space (DAS). The versatile Gravid enhanced the overall mobility of Earth Defense Force, due to dramatic improvements in troop capacity and cargo lift capability, and played an important role in most operations on Mars.
This is a design I did for a project a friend of mine is directing. See also: Martian Insurgent
My dad’s been sending me boxes and envelopes of old stuff lately. I think he’s getting ready to die or something. Anyway, in the mix of old journals, photos, and letters I found this 9th grade progress report he had hung on to.
I’m here to report to you that in the last 18 years not a whole lot has changed. I still have good work habits in art, and I’m still failing at math. (Thanks for handling the finances Honey.)
Also noteworthy is that around the time my parents got this in the mail I was busy building a world around this.
A few months ago I was asked to do a comic for an anthology being published by Sunstone Magazine. I had never heard of the magazine before, but I was a fan of several other artists who were asked to do a comic for it, and I liked the idea of doing something short and sweet, and colorless. This is actually my second attempt, the first idea I had was soon mired in a story tar pit. I hope to finish that one someday, because I really liked where it was going.
Anyway, Star Thrower is based off of this story, which was in turn based loosely off of this story. You may have heard a version at church or at a motivational speech or in an email from a concerned parent. I always thought the title sounded sci-fi, and naturally my thoughts drifted into space and to other planets. Eventually, I landed here, on the moon, with a couple of giant aliens and a host of stranded astronauts. The absurdity of it all made me laugh, so I had to comicatize it.
Drawn on 11 x 17 inch paper with my Zebra.