Back to School!

Melody here. When I was in college I studied graphic design. Which really does not explain how I picked up so many El. Ed. majors as friends. But somehow that started a trend for me. A number of my friends are teachers. One of them asked me to do a back to school coloring page for her a couple years back. We weren't sure how it would be received, since they were 5th graders, but they loved it! She lost that one and this year asked me to make another, so I'm posting it for her and for anyone else who could benefit from it.

I do ask that you don't try to sell it or claim it as your own, but feel free to print it and copy it as many times as you like. If you right click this photo, it won't print very nicely. Instead, click here and download it in all it's 8.5x11 inch glory.

Project Spotlight: Untitled Graphic Novel

Since Lunar Fox is brand new, we wanted to share some of the projects that we're already working on.  Today I'll be showcasing the work we're doing on a science fiction graphic novel that we'll be taking to a crowd funding site in the future.

CLICK HERE to see more concept art for the Graphic Novel!

CLICK HERE to see more concept art for the Graphic Novel!

I started this project in Fall 2014, and was working on it a long time before it started to take shape.  Thankfully this year the story elements finally began to fall into place, and before I knew it, I had a solid working draft sitting in front of me.  As edits continue to happen while we work on concept art, I'm thankful to have Dave Barr at my side.  David is a master storyteller and artist who has come on board as a freelance concept artist and co-author of this story.  

In our story, we follow a terminally ill young man that is taken from present day Earth by a political group known as the Atherian Dynasty, who control most of the known galaxy.  They've been harvesting sick people from under-developed planets for years to be contracted into a cheap labor program.  Their memories are altered to make them more compliant and alien biotech is used to keep them alive.  

Before our young protagonist can make it to a processing facility on Daeolith Prime, his transport crashes.  Among the wreckage he meets a young female Atherian pilot, and before long dark secrets about the program start to emerge that put both of them in danger.  The challenges ahead will change both of them forever.

With most of the writing done, the real challenge in front of us is building a world for our story to breathe in.  We're starting from scratch coming up with animals, plants, technology, and architecture to give this universe a unique setting.  We're only sharing a small amount of the concept work we have available so that you can get an idea for my visual style and some of the exciting things to come without spoiling any of the exciting plot details.

Even though we have a long way to go, we can't wait to share the finished product with you.  Make sure to check back in for updates on this project, as well as others that we're currently working on.