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LOST IN TREK by Jerome-K-Moore LOST IN TREK by Jerome-K-Moore
Comic Book Cover Art, DC Comics, STAR TREK. Pencil, Ink, Brush, Pen, Opaque gouache, China marker.

Lost in Space actor Bill Mumy penned a few installments of the Star Trek comic series for DC. In these stories, he revisited his Lost in Space family by re-inventing them in the guise of aliens. Mumy was continually frustrated in his attempts to realize a new version of the 60s television series sensation, and DC afforded the opportunity for him to express some subtle semblance of his dream.

Following suit, I mischievously paid my own tributes in the cover illustrations. Hidden in the hair-texture of the boy alien, Arrit (front and center of the floating hologram) is the title "Lost in Space." Unfortunately, my editor caught this Hirschfeld-esque stunt, and removed it from the printed issue. BUT -- he didn't remove Will Robinson himself, who appears among the assembled crew in his silver spacesuit in the far background! LOL!!

Eagle-eyed viewers might also catch E.T. the Extraterrestrial making a cameo appearance, peeking out from behind a crewmember. >wink!<
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love these details!
They're just so...:wow:
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Such a great crossover :-)
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SnowBunny91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You da man! This is so cool. You're probably bound to get tired of me saying this but this is really to cool.
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shukym Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Awesome!
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underwoodwriter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
nice one...
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ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Thats a really nice idea. So did you get to keep all these comic covers and pages you did for DC?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Standard policy. All artwork done by the artists is returned within one year. If it's a collaborative work over several internal pages, the work is divided up between the penciller and inker at a 60-40 split. In the case of Special Projects, where art is done specifically for marketing purposes, usually the art is retained by the company at a higher pay rate.
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ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Thats really cool, to know that eventually the drawing the artists spent so much time on is returned to them. Really cool.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Well, that's pretty much the way it works in the freelance industry, Sean. Whenever it's not, then the pay rate should be higher as compensation. It's generally accepted that the artwork represents substantial income for the artist as a "property" independent of the commissioned job.
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ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Wow, I really should have paid more attention in the art buisness class. Thanks for lett ing me know.
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MutantPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
The words in the hair was a nice touch, too bad the editor didn't let it slide. The one alien, top right, looks like John Travolta.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Nope! Nice try.

I actually got away with yet another in-joke by using Kirstie "Saavik" Alley as the daughter alien. The gent you're referring to was Kirstie's then-hubby, Parker Stevenson.
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LightSpring93 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
omg! I love star trek unlike others who think its nerdy and over rated! But thats a totally awesom picuture! Are you a big Star Trek fan yourself!?!?! Star Trek forever!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
'Nerdy?' Of course! 'Over-rated?' Never! Star Trek is an all-time classic, and remains an industry unto itself. Often, anything that reaches such a phenomenal level of popularity is held up to ridicule by those who either just don't get it, or wish to make themselves appear cool, or superior through their disdain. TITANIC is another example of this.

I have always loved Star Trek. I felt it was vital for the editors to hire talent that demonstrated a healthy respect and knowledge of the show in order to possibly produce the best comic book translation.
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LightSpring93 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Exactly! You are exactly right about that! And to add on to this little conversation. People just dont give Star Trek a chance, I mean its awesom once you get into it! Iv always loved Star Trek! I watch it every saterday and sunday! Star Trek Forever! Spock Out!
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coralyoshi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
I can't find ET (I think I'm looking too hard, lol), but I love how you hid "Lost in Space" in the boy's hair. I would have never noticed had you not pointed it out! :) It's too bad they took that out, it adds some fun to the image. You did a great job drawing the characters, I can tell exactly who everyone is supposed to be.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, Yoshi. But the equivalent of campy Dr. Smith, and the faithful Robot are two conspicuously missing elements. Bill omitted them from the story. I don't know precisely why.

This is a bad scan, so it may be very difficult to spy E.T., but he's more toward the center of the crowd back there.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Oh! And either "Judy" or "Penny" is also missing.
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