"No, No, Not Rogov!" By Cordwainer Smith
My first assignment for Comics Storytelling with Bob Algeo where we had to distill a single story down to 9 panels. It was the perfect opportunity to retell this eccentric, little sci-fi story I first read while sick and soaking in the bathtub.
I figured it was finally time to let Mirko have a solo adventure. Unfortunately he doesn’t do too well when he doesn’t have Gobby around to check his enthusiasm.
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Whatever you do, don’t provoke a Flaresnout.
I had a little money to spare from my summer job working as an alternative school tutor (I’ll be posting about that experience soon), so I commissioned my good friend Pen to draw Gobby and Mirko. Pen is one of the best artists at MCAD right now and I was beyond excited to commission her. She captured their personalities perfectly and I can’t stop smiling when I see it!
If you want to commission Pen you can find her commission info here.
My Goblin Treasure Hunter character and his boyfriend Mirko, a sand elf barbarian. I’ve posted a few pictures of Mirko on my Instagram and I’ll be posting a short comic featuring him soon, but until now I hadn’t had the chance to actually draw him with Gobby.
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Picture a cat bathing in the sun and you have the personality of a Pondengulfer.
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When the emperor’s daughter Briar Rose fell ill to an uncurable disease on her sixteenth birthday, her father had a mighty war golem converted into a cryogenic preservation machine to protect her until a cure could be found. The empire has long since been lost to time, but the golem still roams the halls of the castle, guarding Briar’s body and waiting for a cure.
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Cinderella’s wicked stepmother had forbidden her from attending the galactic roller disco, but nothing could have kept her away from the dance of a lifetime.
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Snow White was cast out of her planetary system by her evil stepmother the Queen. When she found a safe haven on an abandoned asteroid mine, she was befriended by the last seven operating mining drones.
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Young Belle’s family went bankrupt after her father disappeared on a merchant voyage in space. In order to take care of them, she salvaged a wreck from a nearby junk forest and entered herself in her planet’s gladiatorial biomech fights. She was surprised, however, to find an ally in the kindhearted young prince whose brain patterns were still locked in the machine.
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Queen Havfrue, the ruler of an entire planet covered in oceans. When she was a little mermaid, she fell in love with a human boy. After he spurned her affections, Havfrue developed a deep hatred of humanity.
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Our intrepid young scientist meets H-268’s native population.
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The techno-organic princess Rapunzel, who was locked away in the satellite Babel for 10 years.