OK, I this is my first REAL blog update of 2015. Which means, I’m back on DA with a more regular frequency. There are a few projects in the pipelines that I hope to be able to talk more about in the near future. While I can’t share story details, I got my assignment for the Star Trek Seekers #4 cover, yesterday, and will be diving into that in the coming days.
While my winter has been “graphic-lite” as far as my output, my mind’s been working overtime on playing with SF concepts. A lot of my musing has surrounded the many aspects of human anatomy and psychology that we take for granted and how changing those parameters in an alien species would TRULY result in something alien to interact with. That may sound basic and obvious, but all too oft SF stories treat aliens like, say, giant, sentient spider-beavers who have the affable personality of cabby. The act of establishing basic communication with a species of which we share few to no common perspectives and priorities may be incredibly daunting.
Playing with all these ideas, many of which require a subtlety that extends beyond the power of most visuals to convey, has lit a bit of a writing fire under my lazy butt. So I’m trying to make it a personal objective to complete at least one SF short story this year. Tune in a year from now to see if I have anything to show for that commitment…
In sad news I just got a letter from Masao Okazaki ( www.starfleet-museum.org/
), who many of you may know as the primary force behind the Starfleet Museum website, as well being the father of cool Star Trek tech creations like the Watchtower class space station and the Archer class scout. Due to some unforeseen health issues he may no longer be participating in Trek fan creations as he’s done for many, MANY years. If so his input will be sorely missed, but his impact on the mythos is already undeniable. I wish him a solid recover from his ailment and hope that he might once again be able to join our creative playground.
I’m not sure what cons I’ll be attending this year. The only certain one at the moment is Boskone, next month in Boston, MA. I’ll be there on Saturday, Feb. 14. I won’t have any art in the show, unfortunately. If you'll be ther, LMK! Maybe we can hook up to say "hi".
I’ll now leave you with an overdue collection of DA’s Recent Greatest Hits by other artists while I close the door on my bunker to prepare for the snowmageddon (™) that’s due to hit us in the northeast within the day.