Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Recently I asked 6 artists if they would like to do a commission sketch because I really wanted to see their interpretation of Fallen Angel. They delivered some fantastic stuff and among them was Steve Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire.
His Fallen Angel peice, which was coloured by the very talented Jason Millet, was beyond incredible and it took me quite a while to come up with an idea for Athena that I thought would even approach being worthy as a payback.
Then I had the crazy dream...
I had just read Flight of the Falcon before bed and guess what? ...that's right, I had a dream that I was in an Athena Voltaire adventure. In the dream, Athena and I, sans parachutes, had just jumped out of a B29 bomber above a bunch of Nazi zeppelins. Our objective was to shoot them on the way down, blowing them up. Their was a reason more relevant to Athena than simply the war effort, but I can't remeber what it was.
The dream went into "video game mode" for a while as I started taking down blimps, then I turned to look at the falling Athena who was pointing her revolver right at me! I must have made a funny "Oh my!" face because she started laughing then pulled the trigger.
For a second I thought I was dead but instead of feeling a sharp bullet hole pain in my chest, I heard a scream behind me. Turns out a falling Nazi (presumably from one the exploding blimps) was trying to sneak behind me with a knife and Athena saved me! ...Long enough to plummet to my death that, is.
I looked down, saw the ground coming up fast, then woke up with a great idea for an Athena Voltaire pin up!
I definitely recommend the Athena Voltaire graphic novels!
you can find them here:
Flight of the Falcon
Collected Web Comics