Here’s a sketch from one of the early versions of Field Trip to the Moon where the kids are shown getting ready to disembark from the bus and explore the Moon. This scene didn’t really add anything so I took it out, but I do like how the kid with the crayons doesn’t look to thrilled to be on the moon.
A gentleman commissioned me to draw a likeness of his child having an adventure with her favorite toys done in my sketch style. It went over well and lead to a couple similar requests. Making these was a lot of fun because that was me as a kid...making up worlds and elaborate scenarios with my toys. To this day, the first thing I think when I see someones backyard for the first time is "would this be a cool place to play with GI Joes?" Funny thing is, the nicer the yard the more dull it is...er...was to play in. Give me a thicket of untrimmed trees and some washed out soil. Hills and rocks wanted. I think I may be justifying the poor condition of my back yard actually. It's a GI Joe paradise. Or GI Joe armageddon, depending on the play scenario. Hell, my father in law has tons of abandoned farm equipment on his property and I always think it would have been heaven to play in as a kid. Yes. A giant bee infested, tetanus riddled heaven. I've always been a bit jealous of the way farmers don't take their stuff to a salvage yard. They put it "over there" and call it good. Okay I'm wandering off topic. Anyways these were fun.