It Came From Outer Space
“It Came From Outer Space” is a layout sketch I am illustrating. I plan to digitally paint the sketch.
This layout depicts a farmer with his tractor who’s surprised to see a gigantic “cat”-terpillar alien crash landing into his humble farm.
I ask who among you cannot recall the words of H.G. Wells when contemplating alien invasions. I leave you with a couple of his quotes from War of the Worlds:
“We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space.”
“No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us. “