Here are, in various states, the five pages to the Spaceship Zero comic book prequel. Spaceship Zero is the story of a ship and her crew assigned to test the prototype ‘better-than-light’ drive. Upon completion they return to an Earth that has been conquered by alien frog-things. The concept was introduced in the album by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets called “Spaceship Zero: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” and explored further in the award-winning roleplaying game published by Green Ronin in Seattle.
This project began in late 2007 as my assignment for Steve (Queen & Country/Tales of the TMNT) Rolston’s ‘Introduction to Comic Book Production’ at Vancouver Institute for the Arts. It was a five page story that I only had four pages to work with, so I saved page 5 until 2009, for inclusion in Cloudscape Comics’ sci-fi themed anthology ‘Exploded View.’
It is written and illustrated by me, Toren Atkinson. The final published version was lettered by Ed Brisson.
Page 1 (letters here by Toren) Click to embiggen
Page 2 (letters here by Toren) Click to embiggen
Page 3 (letters by Toren) Click to embiggen
Page 4 (letters by Ed Brisson) Click to embiggen
Page 5 (shown here without letters)