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June 11, 2006
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"Empire State Patrol" teaser by BWS "Empire State Patrol" teaser by BWS
This is one of three quick teaser images I put together for my web site, giving a glimpse of a large project I've been working on. I think I put it up mainly to remind myself that I need to keep slogging away at it, even though I'm sort of mired in a lot of pre-production work that doesn't feel especially creative, but still has to get done. You know, before the fun stuff starts :).

Anyway, here's the description of it from my site:


Empire State Patrol is a project I dreamed up in the summer of 1999, when I was looking at two things simultaneously: one of those things was Lewis Wickes Hine's famous photographs of the workers at the site of the Empire State Building, 1929-1931. The other one was a collection of Buck Rogers Sunday comics pages from the early 1930's.

It got me wondering about what would have happened if a bunch of those same construction workers found themselves in the middle of the sort of adventure they'd have known from their comics and pulp magazines - and if all goes well, you'll have a chance to find out.

Empire State Patrol is intended to be a series of ten comic book chapters, and it resembles the work you see in the 'Retropolis" side of my online store. It's a mammoth undertaking. There is a huge amount of pre-production work still to go - but one of these days, when the first chapters are done, it'll be getting its very own web site with previews of those pages, production notes, and maybe even a blog.

Want to see it? Buy something! Otherwise I'll be delivering pizza long before it's ready!
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Mr-Sovar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the ESP logo.
Jammilicious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
I love the teaser, it makes me think of old songs and such that talk about living in space by 2000 and such. I would seriously love to see some more work based on this story :D.
smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
and its a good teaser.... definitely makes one want to see more....
BWS Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
I've got a purdier one up now at [link] - I ought to post it here too sometime.
smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yes you should! im on my way to the link now...
fyi... you are on my links in my cell phone!

hows ohio? have you finally gotten your dixie peach juice fix? hehe
radioPooh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Buck Rogers - good old shoot em up sci fi .. ray guns .. new world man - rocket boots

i have a hugh collection of ace double science fiction .. and also a collection of popular mechnics from the late 1940's through the 60's (cost a 10 a piece)

love your stuff .. I still want to put on my sky patrol badge and hop into my space ship and patrol the skies
BWS Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Now "Rocket Boots" is giving me something to think about :).
Since you like "Popular Mechanics", I wonder if you know "Modern Mechanix & Inventions" magazine - they had a great run of these amazing Norman Saunders covers in the mid-30's, just fantastic stuff.
radioPooh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
i have a few . i read them back to back . Modern Mechnix and Inventions

it seem my head has always been in the Stars . which is why i love your stuff

i have 3 of your prints (the big ones)

thank your for attention
Eolhin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006   General Artist
It sounds like a cool concept. :) I think a lot of people are feeling cheated... Here we are in 2006, and it isn't what it was supposed to be. Good luck with it. :)
horai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
It's about time somebody got you to do the development work for a movie. Outstanding piece of work. :)
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