Just a panel from page 85 of the comic [link] that I spent some effort on. Beryl is somber at the conclusion of a fleet battle in which lives were lost, but she cannot conceal her pride as she answers questions about the performance record of her unit.
Photoshop and Lightwave. This is the "full-size" colored panel; the linework is inked at twice this size.
The first ship of the Alliance's new EVOLVE series, the Archangel Superdreadnought is one of the most advanced ships in the galaxy. Actually smaller than the older Celestial-Class Superdreadnought, Archangel is viewed as the galaxy's first "Fast Superdreadnought." Capable of achieving a top sub-light speed of .025/.88(MAG Wall/MAG Burst), Archangel can keep up with the fastest battleships in the fleet and is designed around the Alliance's newest concept "The Fast Battlefleet."
As previously stated, Archangel's 5.5km long hulk is a full 500 meters shorter than the older Celestial-Class. However, that hull is married to 90% of the firepower, 180% of the counter-missile coverage/capability, the new 3-inch quad mass-drivers for point defense against frigates/corvettes, and an experimental high yield laser.
In addition, Archangel is clad in a new hybrid armor and uses the same material in its skeleton. Defined as a Fiber Reinforced Ceramic-Titanium Hybrid - this new material is much lighter than traditional Hardened Titanium and accounts for the ships light weight but improved strength and integrity (owning for its faster speeds).
However, Archangel's advancement's do not end there and many won't be fully realized till she leaves the shipyard.
The Starwolf-Class dreadnought. Once the undisputed Sovereign of the Stars, the dreadnought use to be the symbol of a nation's power. However, with the arrival of the Admiral-class superdreadnought, the prowess of the dreadnought has been reduced. However, as with the tick tock of a grand father clock, the arrival of the Starwolf-Class breaths new life into the dreadnought concept.
The Starwolf, constructed and launched a year after the announcement of the Admiral-Class, was conceived with one thing in mind - create a full sized ship of the line capable of keeping up with battleships and battlecruisers. Designers at the Bureau of Ships (BuShips) not only met these expectations, but exceeded them.
Starwolf is the first warship in the Alliance to combine the Generation Seven Zero-point Energy (ZPE) core improvements with the advantages of the tenth generation gravity impeller design and eight generation compensator concept. Utilizing a tiered focusing impeller, the Starwolf's gen10 impeller creates a series of focusing walls that can be actively manipulated during operation. This design, first introduced on the Block II Renown-Class battlecruisers, reduces graviton and anti-graviton bleed by a full twenty percent over Starwolf's predecessor, the Triumph-class.
In addition, Starwolf is equipped with the gen8 inertial compensator. This advanced design utilizes field harmonic amplification to produced a much larger compensation field over traditional designs. This allows the Starwolf to counter accelerations up to 1100g, only 100g shy of the Renown-Class). This is only amplified by the addition of the gen7 ZPE core which improves efficiency and graviton/antigraviton generation by a full seventeen percent, giving the Starwolf significantly longer legs then her graviton/anti-graviton hungry superdreadnought cousin (*note, block II Admiral-class will incorporate these core improvements to increase range - the Admiral already utilizes then gen8 compensator and gen10 impeller so no acceleration improvements are anticipated).
These speed and longevity improvements translate into a warship that has altered the fleet operation concept. Traditionally, dreadnoughts were - much as superdreadnoughts are now - limited to activity in core systems, serving as system defenders. However, with an increasing number of superdreadnought hulls under construction to serve as core world sentinels, more and more dreadnoughts have been freed for operation away from the main battle groups, and Alliance admirals have seized upon this opportunity.
Starwolf dreadnought squadrons are rapidly being assigned to fast attack battlegroups, traditionally lead by battleships. Serving as a heavily armed core of these groups and carrying full size capital grade mass drivers and heavy missiles traditionally limited to slower moving ships and starfortresses, Starwolfs have proven extremely effective in wargame analysis, even proving effective in taking on superdreadnoughts in numerical parity. In addition, these ships' large fabrication facilities and internal operation centers mean they can operate largely independent of supply lines.
However, evaluation of the Starwolf-class continues; and many Admirals are arguing that a trial by fire is the only way to prove this new concept - a fast dreadnought.
The First ship I've designed for the Star-Empire of Sagittarius.
Armed with heavy bridge gravity shields, the Star-Empire forgoes the norm of burying is bridges within the hulls of warships, instead turning to a tradition of honor and the courage needed to "see your enemy and stare down his gun barrel", placing the bridge at the top of a dorsal tower.
Having never signed the Treaty of Avalon, the Monarch benefits from never having suffered form the restrictions on Naval technology. As such, despite being nearly 30 years old, the Monarch weighs in at 25 million tons and is 2.3 km long, the largest battlecruiser in existence and closing in on the 2.5km long Atleantean War Cruiser.
Furthermore, the ship is equipped with 9 of the largest guns ever mounted on a battlecruiser hull. The .3c 60-inch main gun is as powerful as the latest battleships guns and gives the Monarch an unparalleled punch at gun range. In fact, given its relatively weak low-tier standard missile broadside, the Monarch - like other Imperial Warships - uses its speed, heavy shields, and dense anti-missile systems to close to gun-range of any target it wishes to engage, then using it heavy main guns to rip apart its foes with relative ease. Alliance Captains, even those of the newest Vanguard-Class, can only hope to break through a Monarch's shields while still out of gun-range; because once the 60-incher's on the Monach are zeroed in, there is few ships short of a battleship and dreadnought that can hope to escape its clutches.
Voyager must destroy any chance of Starfleet technology from falling into the wrong hands, after discovering this strange, yet familiar vessel in the Delta quadrant. It was apparently abandoned and set to autopilot, doomed to wander alone, aimlessly throughout the galaxy.
Today's guest artist is the overwhelming well-endowed Welshman Kris Carter. To see more of his work, check out his deviantArt page.
Today's strip was actually inspired by an old commercial. Hundreds of people of various ethnic backgrounds stand on a hilltop singing the heartwarming classic, "I'd like to teach the world to sing." It's a commercial that reminds us all that we're a part of something larger than ourselves, that we should look out for one another, and that we should drink Coca-cola. GOD FUCKING DAMN IT! I understand that living in a capitalist society means that I'm going to be forever surrounded by fuckers trying to sell me shit that I don't need, but do they have to wrap their vacant products in unity and piety? It's a fucking coke. It's bubbly sugar water. It's got nothing to do with peace and love.
I know this post took a sudden turn for the angry, but I'm pissed off. This commercial isn't an isolated incident; it was simply one of the first to co-opt social movements and songs for the sake of peddling their whorish products. A more modern example is when Mercedes-Benz raped Janis Joplin's corpse by using her sarcastic song "Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me a Mercades-Benz."
Today's guest artist is the transcendent transient.. the transmogrifying transmetropolitan... the transcontinental transformergirl, Lindsay. To see more of her killer work, check out her deviantArt page.
A few quick words on dress clothes: What the fuck? I just don't get why my dressier pants need more buttons. And shirts and ties are even weirder. Do you know why the tie was invented? To cover up the shirt buttons. Do you know why the collar was invented? To cover up the tie. And what's the dressiest a man can get? A tuxedo, which violates both rules. C
Today's line work was done by Caio Oliveira, and the coloring was done by Joshua Jenkins. To see more of Caio's work, check out his deviantArt page. To see more of Joshua's work, check out his webcomic Plan B.
I don't have a lot to say about this webcomic except that I'm clearly the impaired one for coming up with it. And unfortunately I may have spread my stupidity a little by having you read it.
Decided to update the backgounds of the Characters that started it all for me the Command Crew of the I.S.S.Titan.
Here are a few character designs for a Alternate Mirror Universe to that of what was portrayed in DS9. In this Mirror Universe the Empire is alive and more Dark than it was in the TOS episode Mirror Mirror.
The Empire never fell to the Klingon/Cardasian Alliance. Instead it destroyed that alliance and went on conquering the universe.
Yes that is a Borg Eye piece, but he has not been assimilated. The Terran Empire has engineered modified Borg Tech to be used on personel and equipment.
This Borg implant can be remove when ever Riker wants to. The Implant ties into the Titans Tactical and Weapons systems to give him greater control over his ship.
Commander Deanna Troi. As with the Federation version she is Riker's wife. She also serves as political officer.
Commander Geordi LaForge.
In the normal universe Christine Vale was given the First Officer posting, but in the Dark Mirror Universe Geordi took it. He to has modified Borg Tech as well as occular implants that Tie into the Titan's systems.
Lt. Commander Tuvok. Science Officer and Second Officer.
Lt. Christine Vale. In the normal Federation Universe she is a commander and first officer of the U.S.S. Titan. But in Dark Mirror Universe she was not offered that posting, but She was made a full LT. and is head of the I.S.S. Titan's Security Teams.
*Note: Most of you have seen these from older images that were posted in my gallery. I have updated/ redesigned their uniforms, combadges & rank insignia.
Common throughout hyperspace and star faring worlds Neo-cetaceans such as the Abeoloi and M'n'Kuhl are a highly intelligent species at times showing Human or near human intellect, reasoning, and awareness.
Abeoloi are Social creatures living in extended family pods, and traveling great distances through hyperspace on multi year migrations following their favorite food sources. They are swift, agile and cunning hunters working in tandem to take prey considered too dangerous for humans to hunt.
While showing human intelligence and a reluctance to attack or approach Starships Abeoloi are hunted by several groups both inside the TAE/Valkiir/Tau alliance and non aligned Star faring states. This has made Abeoloi skittish and sometimes volatile toward Human and other starships, and out right aggressive to ships operating in the Hunting industry.
Both Abeoloi and M'nKuhl have the ability to transit directly between Hyper and Normal space, and survive for short periods of time in hard vacuum. This couple with extraordinary abilities to detect and track electromagnetic noise, and generate dangerous burst of telemetric energy and plasma Make Abeoloi hunting a dangerous and bloody affair with many deaths aboard Hunter ships each year.
Abeoloi travel protected by an outer envelop of Bull males and Juveniles, which scout ahead of the pack and respond to threats to the Cows, nd Calves travelling at the center of the Formation. Juveniles will often buzz or harass ships to distract them while the Bulls cover the pods retreat and attack any threat not discouraged or drawn off by the faster more agile Juveniles.
In addition the Abeoloi are often accompanied by a large pod of M'm"kuhl which join in common hunts and scout for the large more powerful Abeoloi. Often Space is filled with the radio frequency pulses and chatter of the joint flotilla and constantly swept by powerful natural radar making the area almost impossible o enter unknown, or communicate using radio with any success.
Abeoloi and M'n'Kuhl are viviparous, warm blooded oxygen breathers nursing their young with milk secreted by the Mother. The are able to digest a wide variety of foods, including terrestrial origin proteins and carbohydrates. In addition they can metabolize Exe, and Hyper isotopes incorporating them into the heavy armor and nodules of crystal throughout their bodies.
The ability to extract concentrate and utilize Hyper matter is a mixed blessing for both species, it allows them to fully utilize the nutrients of both normal and Hyperspace, but it makes their bodies rich stockpile of exotic material which are highly sought after for manufacture of advanced technology.
Abeoloi are often observed to grow to great size with the eldest bulls of a established pod reaching 30 meters in their late adult stages These Alpha bulls can seriously threaten any civilian ship, Hunter or light warship. as well as pose a threat to planet side facilities if they become enraged, or track a Hunter ship back to it's base of operations.
Unlike M'n'Kuhl which are gregarious, promiscuous, and sometimes form loose multi-partner breeding circles, Abeoloi tend to avoid human contact, mate for life, and breed only with their partners. There are few recorded instances of Abeoloi engaging in non reproductive sex and intimacy is seldom observed between Adults who are not pair bonded.
Like M'n"kuhl Abeoloi are capable of high speeds in hyperspace often reaching Mach Speeds in Hyperspace, and high speeds in thicker atmospheres, ( observed rehang 300 MPh in Earth normal atmospheres)they are also strong swimmers and are commonly seen hunting in aquatic areas on Terrestrial type worlds.
recent legislation and additions to the Imperial trade, and environmental accords have restricted hunting by Imperial and Alliance worlds and Sale or purchase of Abeoloi sourced materials is highly discouraged, taxed and in places subject to severe penalties. Movement in TAE and Valkiir Senates has been put forward that would extend full protection, and rights to both Abeoloi and M'n'Kuhl, but are hampered by communications difficulties, and the great difficulty in subjecting either species to a standardized sentience screening.
Just finished this. Haven't even watched the rest of the episode yet. For all I know one of them came up with the exact same strip as me. Came up with the idea within 5 minutes or so, so I was able to spend most of the time on the art. Still barely finished it.
Crud, and I just realized I didn't color the Cap'n's hat in the last panel. Oh well.
I put out a call for some guest comics and I got fan art as well. Here's a version of Sydney by Holly.S. It's a little jarring at first cause we're all used to seeing her anime style like I draw her, but this is probably much closer to what she'd actually look like in real life.
This is the one thing I wanna ask just about every idiotic parent I see out there who do nothing when their kids act retarded or won't shut up in the theaters or in the restaurants, yet act like gorillas if you even say anything. Not to mention the ones whose kids act like they've got a stick up their ass, and act like everyone's out to get them
WORLD, Y U SO OVERPOPULATED? Somebody had to make this sooner or later, so that somebody just had to be me. As of November 2011, the Earth's population has now reached 7 billion, now we are inevitably screwed. Seriously people, if you guys don't want to bring another crying, annoying little brat into the world, USE BIRTH CONTROL. I just hate walking around the neighborhood and all I see are more than 3 brats annoying their poor mothers, and all these washed-out moms that seem to regret birthing all those little beasts. Worst yet, some of these damn kids belong to families that can't afford to feed or love them all, yet I see the super wealthy people with 2 to 0 kids. Now tell me, what's wrong with this picture?
Just another meme I just had to make this time for offensive art, stamps, whatever. Don't you just love it when random retards come to your page and bitch about your art "OMG U MAED MA FREND CRY, U EBIL BITCH!" or "U SO MEAN, IT'S SO GROSS" or "U FUCKIN PERV ROT IN HELL"? Hehe, you're welcome to use this as a WebCam if you like if, just don't forget to credit me