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Card art 2008
Adventures in Stationery
Random Encounters, part one
Card art 2009
Card art 2010
Sunday strips 2010
Artie's sport story
The Cosmos sketchbook
Voyage to the Bottom of the Street!
Free Range Art Challenge!
A Cosmos Christmas!
Art Challenge Advanced!
Tour of (Jury) Duty
The Cosmos art gallery
Random Encounters, part two!
The Cosmos art gallery, part two
Genezilla: King of the Cosmonsters!
Sneaky Cosmos Cameos!
Vive La Decepticon!
Design School 1
Random Encounters, part three
The Cosmos art gallery, part three
Design School 2
Design School 3
Design School 4
2017 Character Exchange Prologue!
Random Encounters, part four
The Cosmos Art gallery, Part four!
The Cosmos Sketchbook 2
Merry Cosmos-mas 2017!
Crossover Crisis intro
The Christmas 2016 Crossover Exchange
The Valentines 2017 Exchange, page 1
The Valentines 2017 exchange, page 2
The Valentines 2017 exchange, page 3
The Secret Bunny Exchange 2017
Secret Bunny Exchange original art
The Summer 2017 Exchange, page 1
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Summer exchange 2017 bonus content
Crossover exchange cover artwork
Valentines exchange 2018 promo
Last time on Cosmos....
The 2017 Character exchange, page 1
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The 2017 Character exchange, page 3
The Halloween 2017 exchange, page 1
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Halloween 2017 exchange bonus content
The Christmas 2017 Exchange, page 1
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The Christmas 2017 exchange, page 4
The Christmas 2017 exchange, page 5
Christmas 2017 exchange bonus content
A Month of Sundays!
From the Archives....
Cosmos: Behind the Scenes 1
The Cosmos Art Gallery, part five!
The Cosmos Christmas Filksong!
Jon and Jeremy's Top 10!
Cosmos: Behind the Scenes 2
Another Month of Sundays!
Son of Crossover Crisis!
Old School Cosmos: Randomicity selection 1!
Design School 5
Old School Cosmos: Hulk Out!
Draw your characters....
Peter's Christmas Conundrum!
The Cosmos 21st Anniversary Filksong Fantasmatron!
Old School Cosmos: To Boldly Glow where no-one has Glone before!
Crossover Crisis 3: The Continuating!
Old School Cosmos: 2003 - a Murph Odyssey!
Cosmos Art Gallery: The New Wing!
Old School Cosmos: Cosmosian Love Yodel!
Mind over matter!
Old School Cosmos: Can't Hide The Yuletide!
The Cosmos Art Gallery: the 2021 edition!
Old School Cosmos: Cosmos Kitchen
Design School 6: the Cosmos Monster Movie Survival Guide!
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7th Mar 2018, 11:48 PM
Boy oh boy, do I love me a good Japanese monster movie! There's nothing better than watching a rubber-costumed behemoth venting his (or her, if it's Mothra) existential angst on a selection of blatantly-cardboard skyscrapers; especially if I can then do a satire of it. I've done kaiju stories before - in particular, at least three Genezilla tales - but for this one, I decided to go all out! Given that it was A) a crossover story, and B) a movie-story-within-a-movie-story, I decided to pack every single cliche and trope from the genre into one epic homage. Although the 'Serpents of Old meets Cosmos' framing sequence was in colour,
itself was presented in old-school 1950's black and white; complete with a carefully-researched-and-replicated Toho Films pastiche logo. Professor Pod, of course, has stepped up to the plate as the token science expert - although whether he let Gene film in his mad science lab, or insisted they make a film set instead, I have no idea (My money's on the latter). The story itself is told at least partly in the style of a movie trailer - hence the narration - but with enough of the actual plot of the movie for it to have an actual ending by page 5....