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Your futuristic pieces just get better and better. Hope you land some business!

John Cox:

Hey Cowboy

It's just plain entertaining. Alien anatomy can be made up and the backgrounds can be ANYTHING. I think it's about the lighting, too.I'm always looking forward to having the opportunity to see this kind of work published.

Thanks for the encouraging word.


ditto Cowboy.



Reminds me of a girl I once dated in Australia....but I don't want to talk about it.


ok this is weird. Caught one of these things a couple of years ago on John's sketch book.

Check out the mid-evil guy, (priest or something) staring at you from the center of the aliens's forehead. Find his small face and beard first, pointy metal helmet, his arms extended out like wings to the side, and his robe coming down.

I'm weird I know!

John Cox:

Hey Cowboy

If you squint just right, an Egyptian-looking priest kind of emerges. Who gnu?


I guess, but you couldn't of accidentally drawn a face any better. Beard/Goatee stands out first.


I see the reflection of a gladiator emerging from an arch as he breaks through a spirit banner.

Mandible looks like the brim of a helmet, center face is the face-guard, eyes are shoulder armor, cranium is the torso & upper arms. Center crease is an amulet/necklace knife.

On an unrelated note, I'm glad John doesn't make the common Hollywood mistake of using sigma as epsilon (e.g., they write "Grssk" when they mean "Greek"). "Spsilon Dsvics"? No.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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