Saturday, July 20, 2013

Joel Carroll Draws My Favorite Things: Part 5

This week we’re doing something a little different here at That F’ing Monkey.  While looking through my things the other night I realized I’ve been sitting on some amazing art work from Joel Carroll.  I’m lucky enough that I live near Joel, so I get to see him at a lot of conventions.  Every day this week I’m going to showcase another piece I’ve had commissioned from him.  Some are personalized pieces he did in his sketchbook others are character designs, etc.  When you’re done here make sure to go to and check out even more of his work.

Today’s art wasn’t actually in a sketchbook.  Instead it is a commission I had done right before Star Wars the Old Republic came out.  The Lazy Krayt Shipping Company was the name of a smuggler focused guild in the Bioware MMO.  Krayt Dragons are large lizards that are native to the planet Tatooine.  So the name is a little punny.  Joel’s drawing fit what I wanted perfectly.  It brings up memories of Snoopy sleeping on top of his dog house. 

Sadly I got pretty bored of the Old Republic after I finished the Smuggler’s main story and I haven’t been back since.  I still love the idea of the Lazy Krayt Shipping Company and I’d like to use it for something else.  I’ve long ago realized that writing Star Wars fiction may be a good writing exercise but is pretty much a waste of time.  Someday I’ll probably take the Lazy Krayt idea and recycle it into a setting of my own, I like it too much to let it just sit on a shelf.

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