One of the most refreshing aspects of both Leviathans and Cosmic Patrol is that I can be freakishly open, including sharing way, way behind-the-scenes materials. In this case, I just signed off on the art notes that are now in the hands of the wonderful Leanne Buckley; she tackled all the art for the Core Rulebook and is on task for generating all the art for the next book, Into the Cosmos.
And just to show you how these things work, here are those art notes, completely un-cut (remembering it’s an internal document):
INTO THE COSMOS ART NOTES
by Matt Heerdt | Cosmic Patrol
2. Male Martian
3. Female Venusian
4. Rogue Robot Soldier
6. Frog Men/Green Blight (Neptune)
7. Zhop the Humungulous
8. Ro-Men (Ro-Man/Robotic beings that enslave biological beings with a special helmet)
Cat folks are cool. In Cosmic Patrol, Annorans (or panthera erectus) are not stupid creatures – they understand the concept of tools, clothes and the like, they just don’t care. They’re totally content living on their jungle world, sleeping in trees, hunting prey. But they’re jerks too.
This illustration shows two Annorans – alien cat people mentioned in the Cosmic Patrol Core Rulebook. Annorans are barbarian cat people that live in the jungles of Annora, their home planet. Annorans don’t use weapons, but rely on their claws and teeth. There are two Annorans in this illustration – one is super furry and dark colored. The other is short-haired and has a smooshface. They are wearing simple clothes made of skins and giant leaves pulled from jungle plants.
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