Friday, March 03, 2006

Dipping into some nostalgic spaces...

Yes the cat’s outta the bag for one recent gig, we are working on the old Terran Trade Authority classic space art material with this new re-launch of the work through Morrigan Press (link now added to the sidebar). Both Jeff, myself, and several friends kinda grew up with these books and in many ways they had some impact on things we would do in our future efforts. To some degree they were viewed with a mix of playful amusement at some of the out there illustrations like, “why the hell is that Sentinel ship shooting at a Model T Ford??? Huh?” To a sense of amazement at the strange designs, colors, and compositions of the paintings and the unique flavor much of the art had. So it’s very much a nostalgic blast from the past to be involved in working on this material. So, as Jeff said, he has a massively involved writing gig with this project and Myself and Mark Dudley will be producing artworks for this project as well. I saw the posting for this gig on RPG.Net’s forums and after the surprise someone actually revived and purchased the rights to do this material wore off I sent the link to Jeff and he applied right away. I’m not surprised he got the gig considering the quality of the writing he did for the submission and I can’t imagine there are a ton of folks out there familiar with these books but who really knows for sure? I guess once the books launch we’ll have an idea. In any event now we can talk about it with Morrigan actively beginning promotions but there are actually still other things percolating in the background, other projects, that can’t be discussed yet. There is a lot going on this year. We’ve had some dry spells in posting but we will still drop in as much as we can. Take care folks and expect to see more peeks at this project and various Theos works and collaborations with other artists to come. Cheers!

2 comments:

zszsz said...

yeah, sorry, i neglected to say congrats to you as well . . .

doh . . .

congrats!!! :]

aneamo said...

Don't sweat it, thanks man :)

It is sorta surreal to be doing work on this, the same stuff I was looking at back in the 80s along with al the other crazy stuff we grew up with. I'm actually working on the finishes for one of my full CG paintings for the books right now. It'll likely get posted here and Deviant soon.

When you see the ships you may or may not remember them from the book I had even though I did my thing with them ;)