Monday, April 20, 2009

Blast from the Past #176: "Childhood's End" alien

I can't recall exactly when I did this piece, but it was probably in the late 1970's or early 1980's. This is my imagining of what the aliens from Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" (one of my favorite science fiction tales) might look like.

This is one of the few times that I have worked with color without doing any inking first. -- PL


Lord Nightwalker said...

Wow Pete, that's a completely different style from you. But I still can see your hand in it...Very nice work.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..mark another creepy one up for Pete's ' X-files'.


StanC said...

hi peter

i wanted to ask you a turtles related question (if it is all right to do so under this post). as a fan of the comics, i am sort of dismayed that there seems to be a lot of uncertainty about the future of the comics, leaning towards the negative.

a lot of recent reviews i have been seeing for tales have been really good and it would be a shame to see things just end (especially after the hun issue, which was probbly my favorite issue to date!) but i also have to agree with what many have said about the format needing to be thought through again. tales has been a lot of fun but i know myself and a lot of other fans would like to see longer more fleshed out stories (like the mini-series each year or an ongoing). without an ongoing volume, tales feels all over the place but i still enjoy it each month.

i recall you mentioning a while ago that volume 4 might continue as a quarterly tpb publication (i think it was an idea you were playing around with). is that still a possibility, maybe even with tales, for example - one much longer book less frequently through out the year?

i know a lot of fans would be eager to hear your thoughts on the comics at the moment, so if you do write back here then i thank you in advance.

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

This is the one with the Overlords that look like demons right? I read this in college and really liked it!