Using scraps of image cells, a planetary journal, and miscellaneous artifacts; planetologist Giga Vada III puts together the history of a once populated moon surrounding the gas giant Zahein. Discover the history of three diverse people groups and the circumstances leading to their extinction.
About This Book-
In 2015, I was recruited alongside Disney artist David Gardner (Beauty and the Beast, Rescuers Down Under) by the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. We were charged to develop and lead a concept art and illustration program with one proviso: that it would be what we wished we had as art students. So, over the next year, we refined our wordless hopes into a compelling program and empowered our students to put pencil to paper. Sadly, only two semesters into our dream program, the corporation financially backing SFUAD announced that they had decided to shut down the entire University! We would have one more year, but in the end, after a forced expulsion of 85% of our design major only nine students remained.
We had no time for languid education; we would have to build the plane in the air! Along with my remaining pupils and three former students turned art directors, I formed a small concept design studio within the Garson Studios on campus. We spent the year in Zahein-- exploring the outer regions of the Imperium, the cold minds of the URM, and the terrestrial burrows of the Bogorite-Manifestus. We build a story and a world. We constructed tanks, designed costumes, gave speeches, fought wars, and heroically defeated the White Death! It was in this, the fashioning of fantasy, that we became not just better artists, but better students of life. It was truly an otherworldly time. What you hold in your hand now is the labor of love produced with that last senior class.
Leave no stone unimagined.