human settlement on mars


Droid #318

Dr. Apollo.

Chief of Staff for the mysterious Enigmus Conclave, Dr. Apollo was the renowned gene wrangler for the first human settlements on Mars. Helping to adapt mankind to live in low G, low pressure environments, Dr. A was widely seen as a hero… until his work with, and leadership of, the Enigmus Conclave was uncovered.

The horrors discovered in the disused silicate mines of the north polar dunes, led to a man (robo) hunt across Mars, and out in the far solar system.

Never brought to justice Dr. Apollo remains human kind’s most shocking villain, and earth’s most wanted criminal.


I’m really enjoying working on a bigger scale right now, usually my work is in an A6 or A5 Moleskine notebook - pretty compact, whereas my last few drawings have been single or double page spreads in an A4 sketchbook. The increase in space really allows me to free up my arm and sketch a lot more loosely, which in turn is allowing me to create some much more interesting shapes and forms. It does have the disadvantage of making my droids a lot less structured, and my lines of not quite the same quality as when I work smaller. I guess I have to find some way to combine the two styles. Practice, practice, practice… 

The Daily Mail:

A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to set up home there would be un-Islamic.

The fatwa – or ruling – was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organisation announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam.

Glad that’s cleared up.