Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Ruby Tuesday - Joe Pearson Tuka's Oasis Cafe

For Ruby Tuesdays, here's a treat for Ruby, Galactic Gumshoe fans. My talented friend, Joe Pearson, shared a two-page B&W spread drawn by him. and inked the late Dave Simons for his comic book 'Fusion" from 1988, before I met Joe. I liked it, and added a touch of fun by using an app to add AI color (don't worry, I won't make a habit of doing that). Joe liked it, and hinted there's "Ruby" homages in the art. Sure enough, first there's name, "Tuka's Oasis Bar & Grill", or as "Tookah" to Ruby fan. Then there's Tookah, "the four tentacles, three eyes, a thin blue mustache, and a red faz, and toothy RoDANT Kapoor. Nice. Extra note for the Ruby fans, the comic's "Conceptual Editor - Lex Nakashima", had the media right to Ruby. He granted me permission to pitch Ruby as an animated series in the mid '90. The unsuccess effort became one of my Dime-A-Dozen Projects. I'll add a link n the comments) I added some images from the Fusion comic which features inking by the late Dave Simons, who was also a friend, and animation co-worker of mine on many shows. Be sure to check out Joe Pearson's War of the Worlds: Goliath FB group for a real treat. https://www.facebook.com/share/uG246X9D5EhS2MNo/


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