Crew of the Black Pearl

(l-r Gibbs Shian Shen, Billy Turner, Jack Maque, Elizabeth Suan, and Marty)


Luckily forestalling an unwanted wedding, Elizabeth Suan was kidnapped by desperadoes! Lovesick gunsmith Billy Turner was forced to recruit the worst space pirate he’d ever heard of, Jack Maque to help rescue her from his former crew. On the chaotic moon of Wugui, they rounded up Jack’s old comrades Gibbs Shian Shen and Marty before setting out into the black. After a harrowing adventure, the crew recovered Elizabeth and the speedy Black Pearl. Now Elizabeth has a few new goals: marry Billy; put up with Jack; and become the new Pirate Queen of the Outer Rim!


Pirates of the Caribbean lost its way, but the first film (and even the first three films) are extremely fun. Turning pirates into space cowboys took a little bit of work. One of the most fun was turning Marty’s necklace of keys into key-cards. Marty might raise some eyebrows, but he has been in four of the five Pirates movies – something few others can claim.

Look forward to the soon to come villainous crew of the Black Pearl, featuring ‘versified versions of Barbossa, Ragetti, and Pintel!


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)


New NPC Drawings for Serenity RPG


General Bao, an out of work military tactician.

Kamoran Van Der Helm, the Latinx ex-Supernova mercenary and electronics engineer.

Ajax, the gigantic Nord Chieftain who is Dagmar’s ex and the father of Kjara.

The New Resistance

Updated 4 years later from here, now Post-Miranda Wave and aiming to overthrow the Alliance once and for all. This crew is mainly based on the massive Medusa, but some are also regularly assigned to the Qilin and Gungnir.


Joe (Captain, knives)

Ingrid (Head Pilot, moxy)

Soren (Deck and Transportation Commander, sniper)

Maximus (war-hound)

Colin (Intelligence Officer, hacking and guns)

Hugo (Chief Engineer, cyborg).

Passengers & Miscellaneous:

Talis Kasumi (thief extraodinaire)

Kayla Ramsundarsing  (apprentice thief)

Laira (Companion)

Old Man Gertrude (…)


Karmeer (Captain of Qilin)

Guan (Medusa co-pilot and fighter)


Kjara (apprentice weaponsmith)

Dagmar (conventional and laser weapons, fighter, mom)

Magnar (Medusa, heavy weapons, demolitions, drinkable turpentine and beers, fighter)


Dr. Tamsin Banks (Head of Medical)

Jesse and Jessica (Doctors)

Mariusz (Semi-retired Doctor)

Techs & Mechanics:

Sara (counter hacking, communications, hologram, astrophysics, astrogation)

Hans (physics, math, geology, programming, hacking, Qilin)

Fou “Gout” (robotics- also mechanical aspect of robotics)

Kamoran Van Der Helm (Electronics, ex-mercenary, fighter)

Jr. Deck Hands

Caleb (Apprentice Deck Chief)

Dani (Apprentice Pilot, Handguns)

Deck Workers:

Hanzal Toothless Snake (leader), Gerta Swift Hawk (land vehicle repair), Kalamanu Burnt Tree (jerry rigger), Curipan Stout Mountain, Karel (tool maintenance, repair and creation)- this group strongly prefers dealing with Soren and spoil Max a tad. This group is in charge of running the deck, moving items etc

Customer Relations:

Jiri (Muscle)

HK-47 (assassin droid, Tamsin’s)

Ajax (Viking Chieftain)

Quadrapedal Units:

Scrolly (Messenger rat)

Solace (security beagle)

Battle-Cat (Soren’s)

Sara’s cats: Tony, Cleo, Sparkles and Sunshine.

HQ Staff

General Bao (Tactician)

Silver Saddle (Supreme commander)

Trenton (HQ Security)