Page Three. You finally get some dialogue! Don’t worry, there are whole pages of yammering coming up. We’re just taking some time setting the stage, literally.
Nic really gets sci-fi noir. In fact, I would say this week’s music pairing would have to be some moody Vangelis. You can almost hear the flickering buzz of the neon signs as the rain falls in the background.
I wrote in a little ‘shout out’ here to a great Chicago institution, Medusa’s on Sheffield. I have fond memories of that club and it was the place to go (until you turned 21).
In other news, Vikki Grimm is on Twitter now. She’ll be posting updates and SG news, along with some exclusive info and concept art. Maybe even some lyrics.
Page Two. I think Nic’s design work gives the Martian architecture a real blend of science fiction industrialism and Victorian sensibility, especially the glass (plasti-steel) shell. This theme continues, I think, in our “costumes”; part dystopian corporate uniform and part steam-punk convention. Nic took my paragraph-long descriptions of the girl’s appearance and translated them into sketches in one shot.
Recommending a music pairing with this page wasn’t easy and it came down to two choices. I considered Love and Rockets with Kundalini Express. But, in the end, it really had to be Siouxsie and the Banshees’ The Passenger (sorry Iggy). It captures our own passenger’s tone pretty well and the lyrics are eerily appropriate.
Lastly, thanks for all the great feedback. It is very motivational to hear from you ladies and gentlemen.