Posted by: Tavis Maiden on: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Man, I love a good reboot! Sure, sometimes it feels like a cheap marketing ploy that was never given enough thought and only serves to shove more action figures down our throats – and too often they’re childhood treasures placed precariously in the hands of folks who have no business messing with them (*coughMichealBaycough*) – but hopefully that won’t be the case here. Actually… now that I mention it, some Major Tom Jr. action figures would be pretty sweet…
Anyhoo – hi! I’m Jeremy. I’ll be setting coordinates on this ship for the foreseeable future. I’ve been working with Tavis for a while now and when he asked if I’d like to draw Major Tom Jr., I jumped at the chance. (Okay, it looked a little more like shrugging and grunting, but I was actually pretty excited.) I’d been wanting to work on another Thunderskull Press project after my short Konamis fill-in last year, and MTj seemed like a logical choice. I loved how developed the concept and characters were – right from the get-go. Even though there were only a handful of strips, it felt like a fully realized world. I particularly enjoyed the character bios and realized that I wanted to read the stories that made these characters who they are – so now I get to write and draw them.
In essence, we’re starting from scratch. One strip a week – hopefully entertaining on it’s own – but also part of a grander narrative. We’ll see how the crew of the OBO fair on their first mission (probably over the next year or so) and peek in on what it’s like on a Diplomatic Class Cruiser where hardly anyone knows what they’re doing. Imagine this as the beginning of a story that all the previous strips fit into at one point or another.
That’s enough of me gabbing. Welcome to the beginning of a new era for Major Tom Jr. and his faithful (stuck-there-whether-they-like-it-or-not) crew. I hope you enjoy it.