Monday, January 18, 2010

The Brain Chigger Of Morgus Five

What's the biggest danger facing spacemen today? Exposure to cosmic radiation? Well, yes, that's certainly dangerous, but I was thinking of something else. Explosive decompression? Again, very dangerous, but I was looking for something different. An overwhelming feeling of insignificance and dread when faced with the vastness of outer space? OK, look, how about if I just tell you? It's Brain Chiggers. They perch on your head and stick their probe into your brain and force you to do their bidding. THAT'S the biggest danger to spacemen today. In fact I'm surprised there hasn't been a telethon about it yet.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the original sketch of the Brain Chigger. I liked this sketch a lot, especially the victim's brain dead, slack-jawed expression. But I was afraid he looked a little too much like Biff.

I thought about it for a little while and thought why not make him a space man? So I added a space suit and gave him a raygun for the Brain Chigger to control.

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