September 21, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 06
Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 06

Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 06

A slight redesign of the cockpit chairs here from the first story arc. Nothing major, but I just wanted them to be a little less blocky in shape and a little simpler in overall form.

As you may remember, Bocce hurt his ankle in the last story from a multistory fall while saving Sky in Oniaka City Station. It’s important for me that injuries in RUNNERS aren’t glossed over, so I wanted Bocce to be out of commission for at least a little bit. So in this story, he has an energy cast on his leg and is more-or-less sidelined from active work until he’s 100%.

Finally, here we have Sky as an active part of the group. I never really spell it out, but hopefully it’s pretty apparent that she can willingly change back and forth between her blue to shiny forms at this point.

Discussion (7)¬

  1. CBHacking says:

    Oooh, nice transition! Sky’s face mid-way through the switch is very impressive – I especially like the one blue and one silver eye.

    I assume the bugs’ weapons were just keeping them from making it back to the hatch, but it also looks like the ship’s guns should have a clear shot at the bugs…? Or would there be too much collateral damage?

    Anyhow, great update. I really wish more writers had such an eye for continuity!

  2. Sean Wang says:

    The next couple pages will explain why Roka doesn’t just blast them all with the ship’s cannons as the crew isn’t really trying to get AWAY from them. They’re trying to get TO them. But yeah, the ship guns aren’t meant for really fine targeting, so they’d probably cause more damage in this case than Roka would want.

  3. Khard12 says:

    That crutch looks like it could double as a blaster rifle.
    Love Sky’s transition! Those little bugs are in trouble now!

  4. chris cox says:

    I absolutely love those little bug villains. You should so bring them back in future!

  5. Sean Wang says:

    Hmm…hadn’t thought about making the crutch double as a blaster. I just tried to make it look a bit spacey and sci-fi-ish. I guess Bocce could still whack someone with it and do some damage that way.

    As for the bug aliens, I’m sure I’ll bring them back again at some point. I really like them too, and plus… one less alien race to design for a future story!

  6. Jason W says:

    Cockroach aliens are cute and will make nice toys

  7. Sean Wang says:

    It would be my dream to see Runners action figures made some day, and yes, the Preegans would be awesome! Although they’d probably need stands to keep them from falling forward due to the guns. 🙂