So back in high school I was really into Wing Commander. Prophecy had just been released and I dove headfirst, pulling all my friends into this massive RPG campaign based on the Midway, even those who I had never role played with before. It was massive and glorious and spanned two years, the longest running campaign at that time. (We had ADD. The only reason it lasted that long is that we dropped any and every character we wanted into it.) It was glorious.
One of the ways we would play the RP was through passing a notebook around. Since we started it with a handful of Midway pilots the notebooks quickly became known as the Pilots' Notebook. Think of it like a massive chat board between a slew of characters, except done on pen and paper and passed around between classes. It was only a short period of time before we started drawing covers for these things.
And so this is a redrawing of my original cover for the first Pilots' Notebook, showing the original group that started the whole thing. From left to right, back standing row first:
Kevin "Lone Wolf" Tolwyn (yeah, not his in game/book look. I based him off Malcom McDowell’s Tolwyn)
Tom "Jinx" Winston (OC)
Lance "Frosty" Casey (Prophecy)
Nicole "Knife" Forbes (loosely based on Forbes from the book based on the movie)
Aleksei "Skull" Karovich (OC)
Group on the bench:
Emily "Babe" Babecock (OC, though I'm almost sure I took Babecock off the Prophecy pilot roster in game)
Max "Maestro" Garrett (Prophecy)
Jessi "Sugarplum" (Elrondofthewoodship's OC)
Jonny "Q-Ball" Quest (yeap)
Erasto "Zero" Dodds (Prophecy)
Jean "Stiletto" Talvert (Prophecy)
This picture took me forever, but I'm really pleased how it came out. It was made for a Christmas gift, and I'm glad I get to finally share it.