With all the looks inside of Jeff and Muffin lately (and Ellie too, for that matter) let’s see what’s inside the noggin of a Camelon. This one has a much nicer set of choppers than those that appear in today’s installment. There must be something in those Great Gigantical Juicy Roots what causes tooth decay, or its Planet Xian equivalent.
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Now here’s the interview! I was going to post this up above in with the comics, but the text was mighty small to read. Click on the pic below to big-a-fy.
Here’s a really, really rough sketch of all the parts that make up Ellie. You’ll note that this is from an earlier, more primitive design of our favorite space explorer, but all of her pieces are pretty much the same and accounted for. If you squint you might even be able to tell which ones are which. Click it to make bigger.
A few weeks ago I posted a look into what goes on inside Ellie’s Mission Control here at the Strang Institute. Here’s a look inside that look.
It all starts with a bunch of sketches to get the idea of how to best portray Mission Control in the most interesting way.
Next, precise measurements of the interior of the real Mission Control were fed into a computer to create a virtual model of it to be used as a guide for the painting. It was sketched over, built up layer by layer, tweaked, things added, things taken away, all to get to the final illustration you enjoy today. Click the animated gif below to see a slightly larger version.
Finally, here’s a few close ups of some of the detail!
Today’s comic is running late. The Strang Institute’s main computer was being a little fussy. And by fussy, I mean it was throwing a tantrum, as highly intelligent AIs are apt to do from time to time. So, while we’re playing catch up, here’s a pic of a couple of the kids from the local elementary school on their field trip to Mission Control. We’ll be back on schedule by tomorrow morning!
David Hurley at Don’t Pick the Flowers the Blog interviewed yours truly about Ellie on Planet X. Check it out, you know, if you’re curious how things are the way they are on a little planet 8.6 light years away!
First, Andy Goldman at Lithicbee posted a really nice revue of Ellie on Planet X last week for Webcomics Wednesday. He was really kind to include Ellie in with the amazing comic Kukuburi. Click the Lithicbee below to read it!
And B) I went to see John Carter over the weekend. Loved it! Here’s my rendition of Disney’s rendition of the King of the Tharks.