Last night when I showed the pencils to my 5 year old I accidentally called Captain Kirk, Captain Cork, and I think it's the greatest thing ever.
It's a little known fact the Gorn species is considered some of the finest garment-makers in the quadrant. It's also widely-known that I just made that up.

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If you’re just discovering us today, please visit all of my Star Trek Themed Inktober Comics here.

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve modified my posting schedule to every other day. This means my Star Trek themed Inktober will continue sometime into November.

With day 23’s prompt, ‘rip,’ we have the return of the Gorn, previously seen having McCoy work on his teeth on day 8.

process

By the time I’ve drawn the finished strip, I’ve drawn it a few times already.

Here’s the initial idea I drew in my September sketchbook. (You can also see the early sketches for day 22, chef, right above the day 23 sketches.)

I love these childlike scribbles. One day I will figure out how to get this energy into the final ink drawings.

You can see it’s really just gestures and a couple of facial expressions. You might be able to make out a gorn-like creature making some slash marks in the first image, and see his arm lashing out in the second image. The third image is Kirk reacting and the fourth image is the Gorn sewing up the uniform. But these drawings really only make sense if you know what it is already. They’re very childlike in that way. You might not know what a toddler has drawn, but as soon as they explain it to you, you can see it. Same with these early gestures.

Than a few days ago I further refined the idea in my October sketchbook. You can see I’m still working out the timing of everything.

Kirk's belly-button is probably the funniest thing I've ever drawn.

Finally I’m drawing the pencils on the bristol board.

I inked directly over these but wasn’t happy with the results, so I grabbed another sheet of bristol board and traced the final copy which is what you at the top of the post.

If any of you have read this far, thank you.

You can also visit past Inktobers I’ve done.

There’s my Zelda themed Inktober 2019, where I did some strong work but ran out of steam and time halfway during the month.

In 2018 I completed a Metal Gear themed Inktober, and 2017 was my first themed Inktober. It featured the world’s greatest detective.