September 24, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 07
Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 07

Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 07

The Preegans were a lot of fun to design. I specifically wanted them to have that Western bandito look, so I gave them those criss-crossing ammo belts across the torso. Of course they’re SCI-FI ammo belts though, which I figure are energy cells for their guns. And if you look closely, you can see the cells plugged into the guns on the side.

Speaking of the guns, I wanted them to be oversized for two reasons: 1) it would look more comical to have these roachlike aliens have big guns, and 2) for the Brimia crew to realistically be held back by seemingly incompetent foes, those foes should at least have more firepower. The guns are also designed for the Preegans’ four arms, as each one has three handles (two back and one on top), leaving one hand free to plug in fresh energy cells when necessary.

I figure each gun also has a round rubber “bumper” on the back so the gun can be held against their bellies for a bit more support and balance for such an oversized weapon.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. Tom says:

    Dude you are the KING of character design. And the “gunfight here” line is a classic!

  2. Joe from Denver says:

    Poor Cember! He was just starting to have fun. 🙂

  3. Khard12 says:

    Are root beetles like root beer for the Preegan race?
    LOL @ Cember’s line!

  4. Joe says:

    “Uh… hello? Gunfight here.”


  5. Why didn’t someone tell me the new arc was starting? Lucky thing I decided to check it on a whim. (Having already bought the first arc in issue form at ConnectiCon. Speaking of which, will there be individual issues for sale as well as the trade? I’m all about the floppies. 🙂 )

    Glad to see the new story starting up. Runners was my second favorite purchase at the convention. Sorry, you can’t beat getting one of the “holy grails” of my Transformers collection. 😀

  6. Sean Wang says:

    Unfortunately there won’t be any floppies this time around. As a self-publisher, it just makes more financial sense to go straight to graphic novel. On the plus side, at least a graphic novel will have have bonus features that I probably wouldn’t put into single issues. As for staying in the loop, feel free to sign up for my newsletter on the right. I don’t send a lot of newsletters, so you won’t be overwhelmed with spam mail. But you WILL know when there’s any significant news, like the new story starting up!

  7. Jason W says:

    Oh root bettles! Should be the new battle cry

  8. Fourth Master says:

    It’s been said already, but that’s a hilarious line.