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Captain Satellite - 1980s

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Given all the attention my childhood characters have been receiving of late, it probably isn't surprising that I was asked if Captain Satellite and his friends would be given short shrift. No, they will still be lurking here. To prove it, here is what might be the first piece of Captain Satellite artwork. I'm not sure when it's from - possibly as early as 1983, possibly as late as 1985.

As you can see, the Captain looked a bit different when originally conceived. That old style satellite chest emblem hung around for a few years. I'm pretty sure I dropped it because it was hard to draw it at smaller size. Most of the various other elements present fell by the wayside as I refined the concept. Heck, at this stage, I imagined his suit was yellow rather than the white we've seen here.

What's even more fascinating (well, to me) is the fact that Captain Satellite was originally a VILLAIN! He was an adversary for the various superheroes I was playing around with at the time. Later I had a change of heart and "killed off" the villainous Captain Satellite and replaced him with a second Captain who was a superhero. As time went by, Captain Satellite's villainous origins were forgotten entirely and the superhero version became the only version. That version was the one who evolved into the one we know today.

Of course, it took awhile to remember how to spell "satellite" properly. :p
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546x250px 41.69 KB
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HP
Model
HP psc1310
Date Taken
Apr 8, 2007, 8:28:21 PM
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Sarapuu's avatar
he's sooo fun ^_^

luv it.