Given the delay since I first expressed interest in pursuing this I thought I would power on through and complete a few more pages before hitting a nice page-a-week stride. So here’s page number 2 of EXOPLANATEER. (I’m running out of pens).
I have some friends who are basically just floating brains in tanks of preservative. One of these is my good friend Prof Andrew Rushby – who likes space so much NASA offered him the position of Supreme Overlord of Earth – and now he and two other knowledgeable heads in jars record a monthly podcast about exoplanets. It’s called Exocast and you can listen to the episodes here.
It’s so interesting that sixty story ideas simultaneously raced across my neurons like scalextric on nitrus oxide. One of the more robust crystallized in this image, which while unfinished (imagine a bang of space dust breaking the horizon) serves as an instructive point of germination for a travelogue of strange but mathematically probably exoplanets in a sequential format. In short, exoplaneteering.
I was approached to come up with a t-shirt design and this is what I had in my pocket at the time.