Space Pirates, by Eric Lindgren
Space Pirates is the creation of Eric Lindgren, a talented artist who has a number of webcomic strips to his credit. In addition to Space Pirates, Eric is also the creator of Meadowshire, Nip, and The Rabbit Berets. He has been a great supporter to the site, and I encourage you to support his site as well. You can visit his site by clicking here.
Here's some history behind Space Pirates, in Eric's own words:
"The main character, Raymunde (the green dude), was the very first character that I had ever drawn that stuck with me through the years. He is not only a character now, but an old friend. Originally he suffered greatly at my hands as I threw him off of cliffs, plunged him over a waterfall (his VERY first appearance) and generally got him into all sorts of scrapes and explosions. While living for a short while in North Carolina, I decided to see if I could make an actual cartoon strip using him. I had decided that he definitely had a science fiction bent and went through at least half-a-dozen considerations before settling on a truly innocent character forced into a bad situation and branded by the society he lived in as a criminal. I teamed him up with two other characters.
"Clancy (the skinny one with the hairdo) was already in existence from an instance of a friend wanting to know where naga-hide came from back in 1978 or 79. In this, his very first appearance, Clancy had no nose! He gained his handsome sniffer for the sake of Space Pirates.
"C.L.A.I.R came about as my antithesistic character inspired by Star Wars' R2D2, and was created as I came up with Space Pirates. I had originally drawn my little bucket of bolts as a nemesis for Raymunde... so much for antipathy."
Check out some great Space Pirates art below!
Example of Space Pirates daily by Eric Lindgren. Copyright Eric Lindgren. Paper size: 11" x 8 1/2". This is the second strip of Space Pirates.
Ballpoint rough of a Space Pirates daily by Eric Lindgren. Copyright Eric Lindgren. Paper size: 11" x 8 1/2". This is a ballpoint pen rough of an early Space Pirates daily where Clancy sells the S.S. Ironic to Raymunde and C.L.A.I.R.E. The idea for subsequent strips are written out under the ballpoint rough.
Examples of Space Pirates dailies by Eric Lindgren. Copyright Eric Lindgren. The idea for the third strip on this page was written out completely on the ballpoint rough pictured earlier, along with the general concept for the other two dailies.
Examples of Space Pirates and Meadowshire dailies by Eric Lindgren. Copyright Eric Lindgren. Meadowshire is another webcomic created by Eric.
Examples of Space Pirates and Meadowshire dailies by Eric Lindgren. Copyright Eric Lindgren.
A terrific specialty sketch of C.L.A.I.R.E., Clancy, and Raymunde, signed and inscribed by Eric Lindgren. What an awesome piece!
Signed letter by Eric Lindgren explaining the histories behind his four webcomics.
Sketch of Raymunde on package received from Eric Lindgren (I blacked out both addresses in Photoshop). I couldn't bring myself to throwing the package away because of the sketch.
Also, check out the gallery pages for Eric's other webcomic strips, Meadowshire, Nip, and The Rabbit Berets.
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