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December 6, 2006
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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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I would have liked to see the Kirstie Alley one myself, but oh well. This was a great cover.
Moonshine3991 Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really want those comics...
SnowBunny91 Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Grrrr! Your so darn good!
jmsnooks Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stuff. I'm liking it lots. How would you like to join :iconstar-trek:?
Jerome-K-Moore 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!"


Bbedlam 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 :)
Jerome-K-Moore 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.
Bbedlam 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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