Before there was an entire graphic novel there was an idea. Earthling! is a graphic novel I co-created with Tim Runnel. It was around in my head in bits and pieces for many years.
I had characters but hand’t yet figured out the story when I painted this. This is an image from before the before – so to speak. I knew my two main characters would have a moment when they look off into space and realize the enormity of trying to find what planet Bud was from. A task so daunting it’s almost ridiculous. And would be impossible if not for some creative narrative!
How many stars in our galaxy?
About 200 billion.That’s something to think about.