Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sparky and Jenny: The Sequence That Has Taken Forever!

Here is the original art for a page first sketched circa 1998. The main characters were inked sometime thereafter. This weekend (2015) I've finally completed the backgrounds and some of the textures on Jenny's spacesuit (eventually, I finish what I start!). Matching my old stuff often presents a challenge, but this scene was pretty well realized in my sketchbook (right), and I think holds up pretty well. In the fall of 2016, Dover Publications will be collecting the complete Border Worlds including the original Megaton Man back-up features and all black and white issues, with 30 new pages of story and other unpublished goodies. Stay tuned for more details!

Brush, pen and ink on Bristol board (left) and original sketchbook (right) of a new page for the upcoming Border Worlds collection, coming in 2016 from Dover Publications, Inc.

Jenny marches off after she discovers Dr. Beecher has already left Stardome for good, and can't help stop Drake and Cody's deportation back to earth.

Original roller-pen sketch, circa 1998.

Jenny flies without heeding Sparky's sensible warning that she should have checked her fuel gauge after using the jet pack for such an extended period.

Original sketchbook layout.
If you would like to own an original drawing of Jenny or any of the Border Worlds cast, please visit the Don Simpson Commission Art Price List page and contact me!


  1. This is fantastic news! I was a huge fan of Border Worlds.

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  3. Thanks for the kind words! More details forthcoming...

  4. Hopefully, the collected version of Border Worlds will contain these kind of lay-out, along with sketches and roughs!