Monday, August 2, 2010

Jet-Pack Ape

I don't remember if I posted this before. Back in the late 90's, I was shamelessly wooing an editor from Dark Horse Comics. It had come to my attention that he had created a mag centered around an ape wearing a jet pack. I sent him this in watercolor, acrylic and ink. Looking back on it, I think the jet pack looks pretty spiffy in '30's kinda way. My engineer friend Bruce is going to poop his pants tsk-tsking the aerodynamics of it, but .... it has a fin!

1 comment:

  1. Dude, that's one cool piece of work. Too bad "Heavy Metal" is out of business. You could've drawn for Mobius, or someone French.

    But the aerodynamics don't come into it. You've put the exhaust nozzles way above his center of mass, which is about in the pelvic area. When Mr Grape Ape lights the candle, he's gonna get knocked onto his face.