Crew of the Milano

11. Crew of the Milano

(l-r: Gemma, Peter O’Quill, Drake, Sister Douglas, Rocky)

Dance off, bro. You and me.

IN THE ‘VERSE

Peter O’Quill leads a ragtag bunch of adventurers through the ‘verse doing a little good, a little bad, and a little in between. If he can keep the berserker, Drake, in line, all he has to worry about is the deadly Gemma, the mysterious Sister Douglas, and the mercenary genius Rocky. Looks like they’ll all have to work together if they want to get rich and save the galaxy at the same time.

SOURCE MATERIAL

I know the movie didn’t include Heather Douglas, aka Moondragon, but she’s A) raised by monks, B) psychic, and C) a martial arts expert. In the ‘verse she’s a survivor of the same program as River Tam, but secreted out to a monastery.

I took a bit more artistic license with Gamora than I might have usually done, but I wanted a swordswoman who looked a little tougher. I’d like to try drawing Peter dancing a hillbilly jig for my own amusement.

I don’t think it is possible to anthropomorphize Groot.

The Motley Crew series started out with my desire to draw Elgyn’s mercenaries from the far underrated Alien: Resurrection. It progressed to drawing other Whedon-related science fiction characters in a style that lets them fit into the ‘Verse as established in Firefly/Serenity and has since expanded to any motley science fiction crew. My only remaining rule: the original property should not be ‘uniformed.’ (That makes them less than motley)

 

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Crew of the Planet Express

10. Crew of the Planet Express - Background

(l-r: Hermes Conrad, Lila Turanga, the Professor, Rodriguez, Ami Wong, One-Fry, The Doctor)

SOURCE MATERIAL

Don’t worry, this reboot isn’t gritty in the gritty reboot sense. This is still a ridiculous shambles of an operation.

IN THE ‘VERSE

The Professor (and his grad student Ami Wong) practices his mad science with the funds generated by an interstellar delivery service and laundered by his accountant Hermes Conrad. His Captain, Lila Turanga is the only competent employee, especially as compared to the corrupt Rodriguez and dim-witted nepotism hire One-Fry (his brother has a nice hat). Nobody’s completely sure why they keep the moustachio’d mental patient around, save that Hermes insists that Alliance regulations mandate they have a medic on the books.

 

The Motley Crew series started out with my desire to draw Elgyn’s mercenaries from the far underrated Alien: Resurrection. It progressed to drawing other Whedon-related science fiction characters in a style that lets them fit into the ‘Verse as established in Firefly/Serenity and has since expanded to any motley science fiction crew. My only remaining rule: the original property should not be ‘uniformed.’ (That makes them less than motley)