Warning: include_once(/home/jmillard/draw.joshmillard.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-support/wordpress-support.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/jmillard/draw.joshmillard.com/wp-settings.php on line 198

Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/home/jmillard/draw.joshmillard.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-support/wordpress-support.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear') in /home/jmillard/draw.joshmillard.com/wp-settings.php on line 198
Pen and Inklings » Blog Archive » I drew a lot of Alien aliens.

I drew a lot of Alien aliens.

im
age

I saw the movie Aliens (that’s the second one, with all the Space Marines and the big queen) for the first time when I was eight or nine years old.  My older older sister had rented it on VHS (she’d seen it a couple times before), and I watched it with her.  She tried to cover my eyes during a couple of scenes, with mixed results.

I was pretty hooked on the creature after that.  I looked up H. R. Giger (it’s pronounced “GEE-ger”, apparently) and fell in love with his stuff, too, though at the time I was pretty unprepared to deal with the more erotic/anatomical aspects of his art.  Vulva portals, nipples galore, what was clearly lady-on-machine hanky panky of the sort I only very dimly understood.  It occurs to me that even if Giger books weren’t damned expensive, my parents wouldn’t have gotten them for me anyway.

On the flip side of Giger’s airbrushed monstrosities, there were cheaply available comic books from Dark Horse featuring the Aliens IP, and I started snapping them up during a brief stint of comics-buying (I also purchased most of the second-generation run of Mister Miracle—I’d inherited the original Kirby series when I was younger). 

The Aliens books were all over the board, in art and writing.  Book One was a lovely, atmospheric thing, thick black-and-white ink, moody story, a real sense of faithfulness to the terranic doom threatened but never realized in the original film trilogy.  Book Two was a watercolored sequel, very pretty in its own right but with less meat to the story.  After that, it was a collection of discrete miniseries ventures, six or eight or twelve issues a piece, with only general continunity.

And different artists (and different art) each time.  One miniseries would have a bold-lined, almost cartoonish look, with bright colors; another would be sketchy, thin-lined crosshatching and weird pastels.  On the whole, very few of the comics seemed to capture the same sort of dark and shadowy terror of the films and especially of the first and the third—with the exception of Books One and Two and a couple of one-offs, the comics I bought during that period all seemed to have been executed by people who really liked James Cameron’s action movie but didn’t like how darn dim the pictures were.

But comic books and movies aside, I drew the things.  While my sister was graduating from horses to better looking horses, I was graduating from rocket ships and tanks to aliens.  Twenty-four seven, in little sketches and big drawings.  I drew them (and other things) on desks in middle school, in pencil, great big elaborate class-period-long drawings.

I drew a big 11×17 portrait of an Alien one year, to enter in the art competition at the county fair.  My mom still has it.  It’s a nasty, ugly thing, though much sleeker and less drippy than the fellows in the movies.  And it really is a sort of formal portrait—straight on, head and shoulders, one claw lifted as if to menace playfully at the artist, and teeth, teeth, teeth.  Real horrorshow.

Awful as the subject matter was, it was a much better drawing than the ones that won in my age group.  I got a disqualification/honorable mention.  The official story was that, as my middle school was not a compliant member of the correct PTA association, I was not eligible to win.  The secret story that I prefer is that some old biddies couldn’t stomach the idea of letting that awful, awful thing place, let alone win.  The County Fair didn’t really have that sort of marking message: “Cows, Fun, and Horrible Monsters”.

2 Responses

  1. Biddies. *shudder* They mostly come out at night… mostly!

    It's Raining Florence Henderson - January 8th, 2007 at 12:05 pm
  2. Mostly.

    Josh Millard - January 8th, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Leave a Reply

viagra paypal payment canada generic viagra in canada viagra recreational buy viagra fast viagra like drugs viagra results viagra by mail canada buy viagra manchester viagra grapefruit interaction viagra premature ejaculation viagra generic canada genuine viagra australia viagra with alcohol generic viagra safe viagra blindness generic viagra cost street value for viagra viagra trial sample viagra in women canada medication viagra viagra canada online cheapest viagra order viagra canada viagra australia information stories viagra voucher viagra dose size shipping viagra to australia buy viagra toronto cheap generic viagra pills pfizer viagra sales viagra 100mg effects viagra canada free viagra distributors viagra quick delivery viagra patent expiration date viagra canada review generic viagra for sale viagra jokes viagra for women viagra in usa viagra australia buy viagra brand viagra expiration date viagra message board buy viagra in toronto viagra usage tips viagra pfizer viagra au canada buy viagra cheap pfizer viagra generic viagra uk generic viagra buy viagra tablets viagra for sale australia viagra canada samples order viagra uk viagra soft tabs canada viagra viagra effects viagra gel online online pharmacy canada viagra viagra australia information viagra blue vision viagra rrp australia viagra canada canadian pharmacies selling viagra pfizer viagra liquid viagra half life viagra gel viagra canada pharmacies viagra on line buy viagra sample viagra price thailand viagra gold viagra professional viagra young adults viagra chemist prices australia buy viagra australia viagra twitter generic viagra legal viagra pro online buy viagra cvs buy viagra melbourne 200mg viagra viagra and women viagra young man viagra 100mg viagra from canada online pharmacy viagra generic viagra cvs viagra walmart buy viagra usa erectile dysfunction viagra pfizer viagra buy best viagra online toronto viagra generic equivalent viagra deals viagra instructions generic viagra viagra loest prise canada super viagra buy viagra europe canada from generic viagra aftermarket viagra viagra and canada viagra junk email buy viagra jelly viagra overnight delivery usa buy viagra thailand generic viagra cipla buy viagra legally cheapest viagra prices canada generic viagra australia viagra warnings viagra nitrates generic viagra problems pfizer viagra eservice viagra usa viagra in hong kong viagra price in india generic viagra kamagra generic viagra dangers viagra cost in canada canada viagra overnight nonprescription viagra australia viagra price increase buy viagra online canada pfizer viagra cheap viagra costs walmart viagra walgreens viagra mail order viagra in uk generic viagra safety viagra vancouver cheap viagra canada buy viagra bangkok canadian pharmacy viagra walmart pharmacy viagra generic viagra gel viagra online sale canada viagra softtabs generic viagra real viagra coupons viagra single tabs viagra from tijuana generic viagra next day shipping viagra viagra patent liquid viagra to buy generic viagra names cheap viagra online generic viagra 100mg generic viagra toronto viagra prescription canada generic viagra illegal viagra in sacramento ca buy viagra dubai viagra from canada cnn viagra generic name viagra cost viagra soft tablets viagra generic viagra alternatives amazon viagra viagra online netherlands viagra contraindications viagra online sell viagra from canada legitimate viagra canada free sample viagra usa viagra dosage canada viagra triangle viagra ketoconazole buy viagra in canada viagra gel thailand viagra windsor canada generic viagra austrailia viagra 100mg pfizer viagra online australia viagra alternatives australia viagra quebec generic viagra mastercard super viagra uk best price viagra australia redtube viagra viagra on line cheap viagra viagra women generic viagra discount viagra pro scam pfizer viagra price cheap viagra viagra nz viagra trial order viagra now pharmacy online viagra viagra mailing list buy viagra paypal ordering viagra online generic viagra uk viagra by mail viagra american express canada viagra oklahoma city viagra online in canada viagra price pfizer brand name viagra canada generic viagra jelly viagra recreational use brand viagra cheap viagra trial pack canada viagra tips viagra super force online buy viagra mastercard buy viagra singapore viagra online canada viagra price comparison viagra aust viagra tabs viagra medicare viagra yahoo buy viagra perth viagra generic canada sildenafil vs viagra viagra women use buy viagra montreal buy viagra viagra available in toronto viagra profesionals buy viagra canada review generic viagra canada herbal viagra samples australia viagra generic viagra walgreens viagra questions pfizer viagra online generic viagra overnight viagra pills for sale discrete viagra australia ggeneric viagra for sale indo viagral viagra india viagra sales canada viagra 50mg price cialis viagra canada buy viagra generic viagra tablets viagra without prescription australia pills viagra canada viagra youth ireland manufacturer viagra brand viagra canada generic viagra from canada cheap viagra original viagra for sale buy canada viagra generic viagra online viagra in united states walmartprices for viagra generic viagra viagra benefits buy viagra locally viagra over night toronto viagra viagra store in canada buy viagra now buy viagra amsterdam buy viagra online viagra pro online buy viagra pharmacy does generic viagra work cost of viagra viagra espanol pfizer viagra sample viagra and diabetes generic viagra india viagra gel sale generic viagra soft generic viagra pictures generic viagra information viagra young men generic toronto viagra order viagra online australia viagra blood pressure generic viagra from india viagra 50mg cost viagra professional cheap viagra generic viagra us viagra last longer buy viagra ebay viagra uk viagra 100mg tablets viagra overdose pfizer viagra coupons viagra jamaica brand viagra online viagra risks generic viagra sildenafil viagra gel tabs cost of viagra canada buy viagra professional viagra price canada discount viagra bying viagra uk generic viagra 100mg sildenafil viagra 100mg price viagra results photos viagra india shipping viagra to canada viagra gel uk generic viagra paypal viagra sale revatio vs viagra pfizer viagra cost australian viagra order viagra from canada viagra 100mg cost viagra super force viagra commercial viagra price costco viagra super active generic viagra complaints viagra douglas pharmaceuticals australia generic viagra fraud buy viagra safely generic viagra price buy viagra london generic viagra photos order viagra paypal viagra uk generic viagra discussion viagra canada sales generic viagra manufacturers real viagra viagra canada cheap viagra shelf life purchase generic viagra buy strong viagra buy viagra pfizer viagra experiences viagra 100mg reviews brand viagra offers cheap viagra online canada viagra quotes viagra facts pfizer viagra uk order viagra cheap viagra market share canada buy viagra online generic viagra scam 100mg viagra viagra history viagra teenney stones order viagra online viagra best price viagra cheap prices generic viagra patent mixing cocaine and viagra buy viagra delhi buy viagra pills canada free sample viagra viagra gel caps viagra for sale uk buy viagra india viagra natural alternative generic viagra joke viagra yahoo answers viagra prices best viagra source viagra professional generic viagra buy online viagra effectiveness cheap viagra 100mg buy viagra canada cheap generic viagra 100mg generic viagra buy wholesale viagra viagra for sale generic viagra image viagra professional online viagra austrialia viagra professional canada pfizer viagra packaging generic viagra work online overnight viagra australia viagra how much viagra dosage recommended viagra paypal checkout viagra super active viagra products australia viagra alcohol effects viagra onlnine viagra joint pain caustion funny viagra pfizer viagra tablets viagra order canada generic viagra canadian buy viagra australia order viagra online viagra prices discount viagra canada paypal viagra viagra price viagra maximum dose viagra drug interactions buy viagra japan viagra (sildenafil) generic viagra pharmacy viagra teenney viagra ireland pfizer viagra canada viagra 30 tablets viagra cheap viagra australia online viagra from canada viagra tolerance generic viagra when viagra coupon chip viagra generic viagra sample online viagra in australia viagra 100mg dosage viagra soft tabs viagra canada prescription generic viagra canada viagra gum viagra jelly viagra price malaysia reasons to use viagra australia in sale viagra canada pharmacy viagra canada free viagra guarenteed generic viagra viagra meaning generic viagra testimonials viagra online toronto canada viagra buy generic viagra walmart pfizer viagra instructions online viagra canada viagra online viagra prices walmart viagra in usa generic viagra buy viagra online pharmacy generic viagra alternatives viagra online buy viagra sildenafil overnight generic viagra sildenafil viagra viagra quantity limits generic viagra professional viagra in canada viagra soft flavoured viagra pills for sale viagra canada cost coverage viagra grapefruit viagra sales viagra otc generic viagra usa order viagra overnight herbal viagra in australia genuine viagra in australia viagra directions generic viagra buy generic viagra soft tabs viagra price viagra ingredients low cost viagra canada generic in viagra canada online pharmacy viagra viagra coupons viagra ring buying viagra canada viagra online viagra with dapoxetine overnight viagra dosage instructions buy viagra buy viagra malaysia buy viagra usa generic viagra paypal viagra for sale online viagra empty stomach purchasing viagra in canada order viagra canada viagra vision loss generic viagra viagra substitute buy viagra using paypal viagra headache viagra generic review generic viagra vs viagra viagra price compare buy viagra super force generic viagra offers buy viagra canada viagra for boys viagra prices buy viagra spray viagra headache cure generic viagra viagra under tongue get viagra in canada viagra use viagra 50mg canada viagra soft pills viagra versus generic viagra discount viagra viagra japan pfizer viagra online viagra super active australia viagra nasal congestion buy viagra online viagra and dapoxetine pfizer viagra 100mg cheep viagra viagra suppliers canada australian viagra online generic viagra fake buy viagra pakistan generic viagra risks pfizer viagra patent viagra youtube pfizer viagra review viagra online viagra quiz viagra side effects viagra canada satisfaction guarantee viagra samples free viagra usa overnight shipping buy viagra in canada viagra dosing viagra price comparison pfizer viagra pills order viagra discreetly viagra professional scam viagra price uk generic viagra available sex shop viagra viagra for sell viagra cheap canada canada viagra cheap viagra no prescrition viagra free trial offer australian online viagra buy viagra from germany viagra jelly sachet viagra refractory period viagra reviews viagra sildenafil buy order viagra buy viagra online sydney order viagra australia supreme suppliers viagra order viagra sample viagra hearing loss viagra quick tabs order viagra viagra canada deliver canada viagra buy canada generic viagra viagra 4 pack viagra mail order viagra price cvs dsicount viagra herbal viagra alternative australia viagra toronto generic viagra online buy viagra uk viagra price australia drug similiar to viagra viagra online nz canadian generic viagra viagra young people buy viagra online free viagra canada real viagra paypal 100mg viagra pfizer viagra 100mg viagra gel sachets canada pharmacy chewable viagra viagra generic viagra canada cheap viagra viagra jet lag pfizer viagra india viagra online in usa viagra stories canada and generic viagra canada viagra mail viagra greate britain generic viagra brands viagra and pregancy viagra professional review viagra nitric oxide viagra pro viagra online 365 viagra sale genaric viagra viagra sale canada generic viagra effectiveness buy viagra nz generic viagra dosage buy viagra shanghai viagra cheap buy generic viagra viagra express generic viagra 50 mg viagra 50mg pills viagra 100 tablets pfizer viagra price viagra cost walmart viagra pro reviews viagra nitroglycerin generic viagra 50mg viagra 100mg generic buy super viagra buy viagra gel viagra altitude sickness viagra 100mg pills where to buy viagra alternatives to viagra prescription free viagra australia viagra price nz viagra dose viagra price walgreens viagra coupons and discounts viagra 50mg tablets viagra us pharmacy viagra purchase canada generic viagra capsules viagra by mail viagra coupons printable viagra 100mg instructions viagra online from canada cheap viagra 50 mg viagra testimonials viagra canada online pharmacy generic viagra 50mg viagra samples buy viagra from canada buy viagra online ireland viagra upset stomach viagra at walmart buyimg viagra in australia viagra in australia viagra interactions viagra recommended dosage viagra information viagra pro ingredients viagra rrp australia cost viagra dependency viagra user reviews viagra alternatives india generic viagra price non prescription viagra australia viagra pills generic viagra vs viagra jacket ganeric viagra generic viagra ingredients buy viagra philippines viagra for sale viagra insurance coverage viagra melbourne viagra quit working generic viagra australia viagra junk mail viagra canada pharmacy buy viagra montreal viagra women effects canada viagra prescription viagra and alcohol free viagra sample pack purchase viagra from canada viagra knock offs buy oral viagra online online viagra generic viagra cheap sildenafil generic viagra viagra low cost viagra prices australia viagra manufacturer viagra price walmart generic viagra reviews buy viagra sydney viagra for sale canada viagra paypal buy viagra australia viagra free samples