NinjaLA has returned to base with another great art piece. He originally intended for it to land on New Year's, but it was propelled to today by various circumstances. Regardless, we're sure you all will appreciate the sentiment. The ship in this piece is grounded in fighters from a variety of the Wing Commander games and even the movie.
This fighter pilot came a little close during his last run. His mechanic will have a few choice words with him. It is not a specifically existing fighter in the Wing Commander universe.. just something that looks a bit pieced together. It was done with Pigma Micron art pens and 'ultra bright' copy paper. This was the last drawing of the year for 2009. I felt like it should be something fitting for 'another successful run.' Happy 2010 everybody.
Here's a somber message from Mark Dacascos, who played Troy Carter in Wing Commander 4. His former manager, who was likely involved in signing him as Catscratch in WC4, is very sick. Mark has gathered a tremendous following in recent years as The Chairman on Food Network's Iron Chef. He was also a contestant on last season's Dancing with the Stars and maintains an active Twitter feed where he connects with fans.
Thank you for your concern. My former manager, Cathryn Jaymes (who handled me for 18 years) has been struggling with multiple tumors. The doctors did brain surgery on Cathryn a couple of months ago. But she has other tumors in her body that they can't get to. She has suffered through a lot of pain. We thought she was "passing on" yesterday. Could be anytime now. At least she's in a deep sleep. Cathryn took me on when I only had a few credits. She always believed in me. Sometimes more than I believed in myself. I owe her a lot. I just wanted to let you know about her, because if I don't, well, if we don't talk about people, remember people, it's like they were never there. Cathryn was always there for me. I love her very much. Just want to put that out there. Aloha to you all.