What is it? A camera fault? I’ll send Nigel to investigate.
Slowly taking shape as a 3D model, the little fellow.
I’m working on the 3D model of my Mars ship, complete with Tesla coil propulsion system. Liftoff!
Hm, this original illustration is from February 2009. It surely won’t take me another 4 years to get the book finished? Or even published?
Ah, the difficulties of getting pressing things actually done. Or just normal things anyway.
In a manic rage this horrible creature started yelling at me. And what it said was incredible.
Over the next few days I will try to write it all down truthfully. This may take some time, not because of the shouting that was going on, but because the thing spoke in the Martian Cydonia dialect which is a bugger to translate.
And then the cave disappeared and Mars disappeared and the shadow morphed into the Universe. And out of the Universe came the most abominable creature ever.
But there’s a light at the bottom.
I’m sorry about the loss of regular transmissions from Mars, but as it happenend a nasty glowing lightstorm moved between Mars and Earth, which was completely beyond my control.
Anyway, I went up to that hovering door and discovered a rather peculiar keyhole which shouldn’t pose a problem, since my pressure suit contains a nifty lock picking kit. I’d like to thank Basil for reminding me to always carry a lock picking kit.
Still, I reckon it will be a bit more difficult than this – after all it’s a Martian lock.