You have to admit that Remi is adorable in this one.
So let’s talk about coloring for a minute.
I’m pretty sure that at this point I was coloring under the transparent line art. I’d picked up the trick from a website called PolyKarbon that, sadly, has been abandoned since 2011. The tutorial I used is still up there though and it’s still every bit as valid now as it was then.
So one day the guy Encrypt is based on shows up bald. We didn’t mean anything offensive, but we could stop laughing. He’d just up and shaved his head! Some people liked rubbing it like Buddha’s belly so this was the result.
Encrypt went through a lot of design changes as far as his hair is concerned. I changed it more than anyone’s.
It was around Thanksgiving at this point I believe so I made some reference to that.
So there’s the uniforms. I based them on Robotech/Macross. It was mostly to get rid of that cloak of Voy’s and to get everything a bit more uniform. This also gave me the chance to cut down Voyager’s crew to only what I needed. I do notice Mike gave Fragg brown hair here. This is also the first time Voyager acted as Space-Coyote, which was his prefered online handle by that point. He would eventually be really big in the Halo forums.
First off, how do you even explain a character name like Dick Cockthrob?! I went totally nuts on the names when it came to reporters.
Second, I remembered the inspiration for this story. Back in 200x, Yahoo was using Google for it’s search results and I thought it would be fun to try and explain something similar in-universe.
Third, I’m going to go ahead and divide these two into parts one and two since they’re obviously structured that way. So yeah. See you for Engine Trouble Part 2!