Let’s Make Comics! Snuffs’ Design…

Snuffs was another one of those characters who’s design just came super quick for me. I had a very clear idea of what I thought he should look like almost immediately- and I think that was the key to why the design came so fast!

SNUFFS_SKETCHI see Snuffs as the every-man family guy Dan Conner of Roseanne, with a healthy dose of Seymor Krelborn of Little Shop of Horrors, and his love of strange and exotic plants.

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With these two characters in mind as inspiration… voila! Snuffs came to life! Admittedly, I find him to be one of my favorite characters to draw.

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Get to Know the Crew! Snuffs

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Crewcreature Snuffs Lewis is practical from tail to snout. On the Condor, his job is to be a space farmer and feed his team. Every once in a while he grows experimental fruits and vegetables with more powers than just vitamins.

Snuffs is a the most useful, get-the-job-done creature on the Condor. Dr. Maria Curly appreciates the pig’s focused nature. They were both raised in the country and often spend time together.

Before coming to the Condor, Snuffs was a farmer on Earth. He decided to join the Creaturehood primarily for the paycheck. He has five hungry piglets back on the planet to feed. Crewcreature Lewis wears his gardening hat whether he’s in the dirt or not. His piglets gave it to him as a going away present.

Star Beasts Fan Art!

This is so cool, guys! We have our first ever piece of Star Beasts fan-created art, by the very prolific Katelinn, aka Ahsoka626, aka SquishyPanda626! Here it is…

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I think she captured the personalities of Zayd, Karma, Maria, Clio, and Eleanor perfectly! Quite an accomplishment for not even having a chance to see them in action yet. If this isn’t motivation for me to finish the art for issue #1, I don’t know what is!

We would love to see more fan drawings from you all! You can tag your art on Instagram or Twitter (#starbeastscomic) or email us (starbeastscomic@gmail.com)!

If you want to check out more of Katelinn’s awesome comic art, visit her Deviant Art Page or follow her on Twitter!

Let’s Make Comics! – Clio’s Design

Well, what can I say about Clio? Hmm…

Well she was a pretty easy one to nail down the look for. I had a pretty good image of her in my head, and I drew it out pretty easily. I love it when that happens!!

I think part of the reason she came together so quickly, is that she’s just so fish-y! Most of our other heroes are physically anthropomorphic (or, they have a human-like body). But for Clio, I wanted her to look more like a fish… with a fish body! So here she is!

CLIO_SKETCHThe only real problem we had to solve with Clio, was how she gets around in an environment filled with air. A fish needs water to survive, so she needed to have some kind of container of water surrounding her. Maybe something like what Spongebob wears when he visit’s Sandy’s treedome!

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My initial thought was to give her a fish bowl… maybe a fish bowl with rocket control that could fly around wherever she needed to go. But instead I landed on just a glob of floating water. That way she can stick a fin out in any direction to grab a shell book off a shelf, or shake hands with a creature diplomat, or interact in any way with the world of air around her!

I know what you’re thinking… “how does that work!?” well, I don’t exactly have the credentials or scientific knowledge to answer that question. I’ll just have to refer you to Doctor Curly on this one!

Get to Know the Crew! Clio

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Lieutenant Clio Fin is third in command and a dedicated scholar. Her mission is to observe and record Creaturehood history as it happens. She see’s history as a living thing. Clio uses her historical knowledge to help make current decisions for the Condor Crew. She truly believes that applying perspective and learnings from the past can help save the future.

Clio’s most useful tool and favorite possession is her Shell Library. Passed down from her father, Nabu, it contains the most crucial and least obvious moments the Creaturehood history. Lieutenant Fin loves all kinds of stories. During her rare time off, she tends to binge stories through movies, books, and TV shows.

Being a goldfish, Clio must stay in a watery environment. A water bubble constantly surrounds her so she can breath.

Star Beasts at Library Con!

The Condor Crew will be at Library Con 2017! If you’re in Springfield MO swing by the Greene County Library Center for the super stellar Library Con on August, 19th.

Not only can you meet all kinds of writers and artists, you (yes, you!!) can check out out new Star Beasts swag and FREE SPACE STUFF!


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Lassie and I will also be telling the Star Beasts origin story and other tales at the Origin Stories panel from 4-5. The panel will feature other creative creatures and is hosted by The Comic Cave’s very own, Josh Roberts!

The Library Con’s hours are from 11AM-5PM and the events are for all-ages.

For more information see their website: thelibrary.org/librarycon/

Can’t wait to see you there!

Star Beasts Lands in Bloomington, Indiana

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Meteor-mazing!! We visited the fantastic Vintage Phoenix in Bloomington, Indiana. If you’re ever passing through the Hoosier state stop by the fine store. Not only are they out-of-this-world fun, they’ve got a great selection of comics– including our own Crewcreature friends!

Vintage Phoenix love animals. They even help animals find their homes, no matter what they’re made of! Recently, they’ve tried to reconnect a lost stuffed lamb found in the street with her human friend.

Check out the whole story at Vintage Phoenix’s Facebook page!

Vintage Phoenix Comic Books

114th East Sixth Street, Bloomington, IN