Departure Gates – Work In Progress – A. Segal & D. Street

Hi, Andrew here,

So welcome to the first Episode of Departure Gates, a short story in a Science Fiction anthology which is drawn by Damian Street and written by Andrew Segal. Below is some of the in progress sketches and designs for the short first instalment of what is intended to be 6x8page episodes.

What is Departure Gates about?

Two characters are waiting for a starship out of town, for very different reasons. As the story progresses you’ll find out what those reasons really are.There are no names for the characters yet (well, I know them), but next episode, you’ll learn more about both of them.

Departure Gates is  set to be an odd SF mash up of screwball comedy and adventure movies. So no big themes or darkness or radical soul searching, sorry.

There are other stories in the anthology taking it to a comic like 24 pages. I’ll post up some roughs as they appear.

Has the anthology got a name?


Really? are you just making this up as you go along?

Not quiet, the other episodes link loosely together and are set in the same Universe. The other episodes are part of the BEACHED ROCKETS story, so those will be under that name.

Beached Rockets is a planned comic/game with (eventually) playable episodic sequences. For now and for my own sanity, it’s just a comic.

So it is with pleasure I present the first few work in progress glimpses of Departure Gates..

Here’s another page..

Here is the main location of episode 2, the Greyhound StarCruiser. As with most of the sets and backgrounds, Damian and I are building them in 3D and drawing over them.

Above is a colour rough of the Greyhound (although it’s name may change).

Below is a sketch of one of the various characters that inhabit the space-port in Departure Gates.

Here are some early designs for the space-port lounge with some digital roughs created in Sketch Up.and because you’ve been so patient, here’s a final glimpse of Departure Gates.

And that’s all for now, we’ll post again as the project moves forward for Thought Bubble 2012.

Where are we online?

Damian is at;

and Andrew lurks here..


@cosmonautilus on twitter.


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