Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
The title of my future memoir.
"It has always seemed strange to me," said Doc. "The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." - from ‘Cannery Row,’ by John Steinbeck
Bastards of Baratheon
by Mike Sgier
I suppose that this is more of an illustration for the books since neither Mya nor Edric has appeared in the television series. Maybe Bella will pop up in Season 3, we’ll see.
If you’ve been following my Tumblr for a while, you may have noticed random postings I’ve made for my Sketchbook Project 2012 book Time Lords of the Chronometer. Well, you can now get your very own copy at my Storenvy shop.
Below is a sample dossier from the book, along with a couple images. Thanks for your support!
Time Lord of 2:00 - Emmett Brown
Place & Time of Origin - Hill Valley, California, United States of America, 1985 CE
Of the Time Lords that we’ve met on our visit to the Chronometer, ‘Doctor’ Emmett Brown seems to be the most grounded, even though his head is in the clouds. He rarely travels through time, and yet he knows more about it than The Doctor, Diana Prince, and Ben Franklin combined. He can go on for hours about quadratic wormholes and dimensional ribbons and parallel doppelgangers, until your brain is jelly and your head is spinning. But he means well. His workshop is filled with gadgets and devices that make time travel possible, and chalkboards surround the room, covered with complex and infinite equations, acting almost like wallpaper.
Dr. Brown’s chief responsibility is the upkeep of the Chronometer, the Citadel of Time, and the various vehicles that the Time Lords use to travel through time. In this regard he works closely with Wells, Franklin, and The Doctor, who seem to travel through time the most. In the past he has had a close association with Maria, but according to Tesla, he has left the care of the Chronometer to her since the episode with the Matrix. I wish we could have learned more about how this changed her, but it seems like a mystery even to the Time Lords, and one that few of them want to solve.
Brown is also distinguished as being the first Time Lord to be pulled from history to become a Time Lord, at least of the current roster. He claims that it was the Mother aspect of Infinity that pulled him to the Citadel of Time, to repair the TARDIS vehicle that had rebelled and nearly killed the Ovid avatar of The Doctor. To fix the vehicle, Brown somehow transmitted the essence of Marilyn Monroe into it to counter its unhinged and belligerent nature, and to subsume and take control of it. The vehicle now goes by the name TARDA (and is now red instead of its previous shade of blue), and is the home to The Doctor and his associates. When I asked him why he and Infinity choose Ms. Monroe, he stated matter-of-factly, ‘Because we needed a feminine essence to balance the apparent hypermasculinity of the device. And because, truth be told, she was available.’
Dr. Brown was kind enough to provide us with a wealth of information about the Chronometer and the mysteries of Time, and yet its deepest secrets he kept to himself. So while we may glean a great deal of information, I’m afraid we will come away with more questions than answers. Such is to be expected from the Time Lords. His current project is deciphering the secrets of the Tesseract Ray with Margaret Murry, the one time travel device he did not have a hand in creating, and the mysteries of which still elude him. But I’m confident that he will learn them, in time.
A sneak peek at my next Game of Thrones poster montage, before I get into colors and revisions.
Eventually, the names of the characters with their locations will be in the image, but for now this will have to suffice: (clockwise from top left) Mya Stone - The Eyrie, Gendry - King’s Landing, Bella - Stony Sept, King Robert Baratheon, Edric Storm - Storm’s End.
from George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons
Illustration by Mike Sgier
This dude is probably one of the gnarliest characters from Martin’s books.
Time Lord Margaret Murry, from my in-progress book Time Lords of the Chronometer for the Sketchbook Project 2012.
LANNISTER by Mike Sgier
This is the follow up to my Children of Stark illustration. Colors took a little longer than I expected (a lot of crimson and gold, for obvious reasons). And I apologize if it’s a bit…spoiler-ish.
This is an update of the GoT illustration I did a couple months back, though as you can tell, it is now in full color. I think it adds a lot, and I feel like the illustration is now fully complete.
Next up: LANNISTER.
Pencil sketch (before ink) of Arya and Sandor Clegane from George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords.
Sketch card based on James Joyce’s Ulysses