I was looking around for something to use for a new blog post, and I decided to go delving into my folders of ancient digital photos. I found these in one section of the folder in which I keep all my photos that I took with my old Sony Mavica digital camera -- the one which (high tech at the time!) stored its images on floppy disks.
I found a bunch of fun photos, and here are two of them from 1999.
This first one shows Eric Talbot (when his hair was still long) working at one of Mirage's early Macintosh computers. I'm not sure exactly where in the studio this was taken -- it may have been in Eric's office. Check out the old CRT monitors and the Syquest drive (I'm glad we don't have to use THEM anymore).
This second image is of a Quazine sculpture that Eric painted and which I think he had in his office. "What's a Quazine?", you ask? This was one of the cool aliens that the fertile mind and hand of Jim Lawson designed for our PLANET RACERS graphic novel trilogy. Mike Dooney sculpted one of these little guys (with his usual expertise) and gave it to me for my birthday. I was so taken by it that I asked him if he could cast it and make a bunch of duplicates, which he did. I think there were maybe fifty or one hundred of these things cast in hard grey resin. I gave some of them away, but the rest I was going to use as promotional items for PLANET RACERS. I think I may have sold a dozen or so at shows or signings we went to, but I got tired of bringing them around because they're kind of bulky in the boxes I put together for them. So the ones that are left are now gathering dust in bags under my pool table. -- PL