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I have a few favorite authors/podcasters. These are folks who consistently produce stories I enjoy (many of which I've listened to multiple time AND read because they are just that good), and they also keep their podcast feed active with a constant stream of content. The work they put out is not just good writing, it's a quality product on a regular basis...something that takes plenty of talent, sure; but more than that, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work.
The first colorway, Enemy Lines, is based on one of these favorites.
Enemy lines is a novel by John Mierau. It is part sci-fi (with space travel, invading aliens, and friendly aliens) and part mystery/espionage thriller. Mystery/espionage thriller type stories have always been among my favorites so I was really excited to listen to this. It didn't disappoint!
I was immediately struck by one of the descriptions of the aliens as "the greys". When the mysterious alien "Pusher" starts wreaking havoc with a yellow-green alien slime I knew I had to create a colorway based on this story.
This is a very simple colorway that will create some dramatic results in the finished project (much like this fantastic story). It is dark and mysterious, sleek and sophisticated, with a splash of acid green irony and action.
You can see all of the colorways, with links to the original work and the artists/podcasters/websites that inspired them, on the Balticon 2012 page.