I finally pulled together various Jack Commer images I’ve done over the past couple decades onto one web page. The impetus came from finding what I’d remembered as a mediocre, crudely done black and white sketch for the original Nonprofit Ladies manuscript of 2003. But it turns out that this March 2003 drawing was really ink and watercolor and (okay, so it IS a bit crude) and has a certain zing to it. It struck me as what a movie poster for the original version of Nonprofit Chronowar might have been. The main characters are all there, even the Martian Dar who had no direct role in Draft 1.
I seem to be developing a new style working on the various Trip to Mars, the Picture Book illustrations (blog post on THAT someday), so I’m looking forward to doing some new ones of the main characters of all the Jack Commer novels. As I add more, I’ll probably switch out some of the ones on the images page, some of which are as rough draft as the original Nonprofit Ladies. For example, we don’t really need three different copies of the various Tarot cards (from a separate project of seventy-eight absurd Tarot cards I made from 2001-2004), although I had fun editing these, sometimes pixel by pixel, and colorizing them in Paint, of all things. But, as a starting point, I wanted to see all the existing Jack Commer images in one place.
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