Sketch versus finished

Here’s the first in a series of development work compared to the finished article, with author notes revealing some of the inspirations behind the scenes.

No 1: The Chase Scene On Bonio 5.

Not sure who’s driving in the original sketch but Major Ron takes charge by the time they flee. Dr Ted’s “Predilection for high velocities” quote comes directly from the Data / B4 character in Star Trek Nemesis played by Brent Spiner who says the same thing to a speeding Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart). No, it’s not stolen, it’s an homage!

I love how Major Ron keeps getting irritated at Dr Ted continually referring to him as ‘Captain’ as opposed to ‘Major’, so much so that his Bonio 5 rant about ‘respect and the good old days’, blind-sides him to impending doom…

I also love the three panels on page two where Fat Cat’s revved up maniacs get closer and closer to the pugs, with the final panel revealing some proper Whacky Races style weaponry.

Tim Southwell

Inside the artist’s den…

How Taser became Taser… Taser…

The third pug in space proved to be quite elusive…

Taser proved to be quite a tricky customer to create. We wanted her to be edgier than Lola and even more of a nuisance for Major Ron. Jay spent a lot of hours getting her just right,
We went back and forth with various looks. We knew for some reason that she had to be a space Uber driver, someone who drifts all over the universe looking for fares and accidentally getting into trouble along the way. Her real ambition is to one day meet the Pugs In Space. Her absolute dream is to team up with them on one of their intrepid crusades.
Taser’s Uber ride. Inspired by the Delorian from Back To the Future and a lot of other stuff going on in Jay’s head!
She’s coming along nicely but she’s not quite right…
Still not quite there. She looks a bit too cutesy pie, not quite daft enough.
There she is! Absolutely spot on. Green and white sneakers on, she’s ready for action. And she looks just like Ernest Borgnine…
At your service, Major Ron!!

But if you cross her…….

It’s Launch Day!

Pugs In Space: ‘The Great Cosmic Sausage Heist’ has finally landed. Or even taken off. We now have the precious comics in our hands and we’re about to start posting them out to all the lovely Kickstarter pledgers who made it all possible.

Lovely stuff
Slightly earlier lovely stuff…

It’s Launch Day!!

It’s Taser. Taser, Taser…