“When Earthers ask why we don’t celebrate Christmas on Mars, I usually tell them it’s because Mars doesn’t have three wise men.  We probably don’t have any saviors and we definitely don’t have any virgins.”  -Vikki Grimm

PAGE TWENTYTWO.  Interior commercial freightlifter.  Things continue to go a little south for the passengers of TK-421, including our heroines.  Trapped between a MLF ambush and a slightly maniacal CSC colonel.  Lynch, a veteran of the Ice Wars, is definitely a total bastard.  Moving troops covertly, under the cover of a civilian transport, seems questionable.  Though I suspect the CSC kleptocracy wouldn’t give a document-dump if this tactic were Wikileaked.

Vexx strikes me as someone who doesn’t like to wait in a queue and would probably send back food in a restaurant.

Nic proposed the red “lighting” effect and I agreed that it was appropriate for this scene.  The script called for “warning/emergency lights”, in the vein of ‘A L I E N S’ or ‘Event Horizon’.  It’s tough to do a strobe effect (every other panel is black?), but the red-wash definitely gets across the change in lighting and reflects a real move to a more ominous atmosphere.

The music pairing this week is the result of a minor coincidence*.  When I got the pencils, I was listening to this particular song and it sort of made sense thematically.  So, at the risk of sounding like a car commercial, I’ve gotta go with Kasabian and ‘L.S.F’.  You’ll find that I tend to return to my Britpop roots every few weeks…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVebJMmcTI4″ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVebJMmcTI4

Ahhh, oh come on!

We got our backs to the wall!

Get on!

And watch out!

Sayin’, “You’re gonna kill us all!”

Look for some cool stuff on the Twitters and Faced Book this weekend- we’ve got some concept sketches piling up.

Finally, Nic and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays and/or Yule celebration.  Personally, I will be spending this Saturnalia with my family here in Chicago, celebrating with the traditional gladiatorial games and reversal of social roles.


*  Nic had an alternate music pairing.  ”I think this week’s music pairing should be ‘Blood, Milk and Sky’ from the great Rob Zombie album Astro-Creep 2000. It’s got a nice eerie tone that I think goes well with the theme of this page.”