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WELCOME ABOARD by Jerome-K-Moore WELCOME ABOARD by Jerome-K-Moore
Comic Book Cover Art, DC Comics, STAR TREK. Pencil, Ink, Brush, Pen, Opaque gouache.

The Trek trio welcome aboard a lovely Federation representative, eliciting the customary reactions from our heroes.

I illustrated this cover as a vignette, allowing the edges to simply fade or bleed out. Even with the minimalistic background, any Trek film series fan will place the scene in the transporter room. All I did was lay in the familiar "honeycomb" chamber pattern, and prop McCoy higher up to imply a platform step, and that was that.

Thinly disguised, I used Kirstie Alley as the Federation envoy, having always had a soft spot for her and her original portrayal of Lt. Saavik from Wrath of Khan. However, my eagle-eyed editor spotted my "joke," and was legally obliged to have another artist quickly draw in a different face. Shucks! LOL!
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I would have liked to see the Kirstie Alley one myself, but oh well. This was a great cover.
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gallifreygrl182 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
OMG!!!
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really want those comics...
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RichExcrement Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Nice!
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SnowBunny91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Grrrr! Your so darn good!
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stuff. I'm liking it lots. How would you like to join :iconstar-trek:?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much. :)

And I'm honored by the invitation. But I very rarely join any clubs. I guess it's as the great Groucho Marx once said:
"I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as a member!"

LOL!

;)
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Bbedlam Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I remember this storyline... it was during Peter David's run, right? Because I recall that female character being designed like a Patrick Nagel painting (at least that is how she came across to me). Then I believe Paramount (or Mrs. Rodenberry) put the kibosh on creating 'new' main characters, or that's what I recall from seeing peter david during a convention around that time.

Unless I'm way off base on all this :)
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Nope. You're pretty much on the beam, Mr. Springer. I can understand both points of view: the writer who wants to create something fresh, and the guardians who wish to protect the original focus.
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Bbedlam Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, so my memory doesn't suck! that's a pleasant surprise.

And I do understand both points of view, however: when a franchise like Star Trek has been around SO long, I can see where the writer may want to do something to take the story in a (hopefully) new direction with a new character or two. I don't think the character in question was ever going to surplant the main characters, but was there to give a new dynamic for the regular ST characters to react to.

Of course this was all a long time ago, so the point is kind of moot now :)
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