Oh Ships!

Star date something, something, Fall of 2014.

Hey, everyone! Chris here bringing you some more of the small and large details that will be coming in the future of USE Recon. While I’ve been thinking about balloon and caption placement, Madeline has been working hard on the look that we want to capture with the crews and ships of our space exploration comic. It’s hard to think space exploration without spaceships, but our focus isn’t on lumbering star ships like the Star Destroyer or the sleek looking Normandy or even the iconic USS Enterprise. We want to be quick and nimble with our recon pilots so Madeline and I are thinking on the small and not always nimble side. Enter in ship number one: The Tug

TugWith it’s heart valve shaped openings the tug isn’t a spacecraft you’d think Madeline and I would be talking about, but when you have to think of a whole lot of ships, you get some like our little tug here. It can’t be all guns and glory in space. Someone has to do work. This little but, in comic reality, quite large, guy can be found pushing around massive carriers, rescuing pilots and crew, and retrieving various space junk. While the tug is nice, it certainly isn’t what the recon pilots want to be caught dead flying. This brings us to the following two space craft that we’ve dreamed up.

Test Craft 1This craft hasn’t been named yet and as such is being referred to Test Craft 1. During the process of sketching, I threw a lot of crazy designs at Madeline that I’ve seen on all kinds of aircraft and spacecraft. This design came from wanting some delta wings. The way the slope back reminds me of a manta ray. Madeline and I really like this one, but there are going to be far more when we’re through.

Test Craft 2

This design, also unnamed, is Test Craft 2. This one makes me think of muscle cars and pickups. The pilots of this test craft probably get together for a musical number of Greased Lightning and keep a comb in their back pocket. When there’s a little show boating to be done, it’s gonna be done in one of these.

It may seem like we have our head in the stars, but that’s a good thing for you. Ideas and images are coming together. Remember to stay tuned here at Infinity Geek and follow USE Recon on our facebook page too!