Panic! Horror In Space – A Voyage Of Terrifying Misadventure!


About “Panic! Horror In Space” by Christina Engela – a sci-fi-horror series.

Panic! Horror In Space‘ is a series of science-fiction-horror stories featuring regular characters, with the occasional introduction of new characters or settings. The premise of the concept was to create a horror-sci-fi story in a series of connected short fiction installments.

While on an otherwise routine deep-space mission to chart new territory on the frontier of unknown space, the Pioneer Fleet starship Mercury is probably the unluckiest ship in history. Not once, not twice, but many times over, the same hapless crew – give or take a few dozen casualties – on a supposed voyage of deep space exploration, stumble into the weird, wake the creepy and trip over the downright terrifying and possibly even supernatural… More

Art: From Pencil Sketch To Color Illustration!


Over the past few days I posted a couple of illustrations I did of some of my stories. Today I did a few more and I thought it would be interesting to show you the progress of one image from sketch to colored image.

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Art: The Completed Images!


Hello fans!

Earlier today I posted a preview of some illustrations I did based on some of my stories. I’d just took pictures of them with my phone, and promised to post the completed versions tonight after I’d scanned and colored them. 🙂 (I linked it above so you can open it and compare.) The black and white versions will also go into my coloring and activity book, but meanwhile, here are the completed colorized images.

Any guesses as to which stories they’re from yet? 😉

Christina.

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Art: Some Random Illustrations!


Hello fans!

Here’s a preview of some illustrations I’m doing. I just took pictures of them with my phone, but I’ll post the completed versions tonight after I’ve scanned and colored them. 🙂 The black and white versions will also go into my next coloring and activity book in 2018.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to guess which of my stories these come from, you’re welcome to 🙂

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Fun Fact #2: About Those Flatular Canaries…


Today in Fun Facts, a series of articles about characters and plot devices in my stories, I’ll be talking about Flatular Canaries.

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New Release: Ramalama-Side Up! A Coloring Adventure


Ramalama-Side Up! A Coloring Adventure” by  Christina Engela has just been released! This item is an eBook comprising 72 printable black & white illustrations ready for coloring inspired by Christina Engela’s writing, and 5 puzzles (answer sheets at the back – no cheating!)

Get “Ramalama-Side Up! A Coloring Adventure“: A FREE downloadable and printable coloring and activity book, er – for BIG kids, as well as little kids.

Color-in images from stories in The Galaxii Series, The Quantum Series and Panic! Horror In Space!

Remember: Keep that Ramalama-side up!

 

How About Those Strato-Penguins, Eh?


Just in case anyone has been wondering about those strato-penguins I keep mentioning in the Quantum Series, here is a brief description about these strange (understatement) animals native to Deanna:

Strato-penguins  are the only high-flying native Deannan bird species. These unusual creatures fly using  a remarkable natural rocket propulsion (that the author hasn’t quite figured out yet – but it’s likely caused by a diet of Rabid Beans or high-octane beetles or something).  They are known to explode if they stray too high up in the outer atmosphere. Strato-penguins were named for their uncanny resemblance to Earth penguins, but with two main differences: Strato-Penguins are a good deal faster, and penguins don’t explode like that at high altitude.

There are many flocks of strato-penguins on Deanna, which for many generations have been on a perpetual high-altitude journey around the globe. These flocks fly westwards as a rule, and are seldom if ever known to land. In fact, the birds are permanently airborne. They absorb water from the air, catch food in the air, and even mate while airborne – in fact, their young are carried internally and ejected from the father’s brooding cavity as soon as the egg shell begins to crack. The chick is essentially  – er, air born  – that is, dropped into the world like a very small feathery bomb shedding shell fragments.

The chick immediately turns to face the correct direction, more by aerodynamic design than intention, and then instinctively opens its beak (most likely to scream in terror as it sees the vast new world from a few thousand feet up). The opened beak allows the air-stream to enter its complicated network of organic plumbing and start up the creature’s natural pulse-jet engine. If the process fails to start, then the chick would plummet to its death, essentially eliminating weak genes from the species. Sometimes, on rare occasions, something might go horribly wrong with a strato-penguin chick’s plumbing – and on its first go, it would mark its passing with a bright fireball above the clouds, followed by a small thunderclap. If it does fire, and after a few minutes of figuring out how its beak, stubby wings, those flappy things at the end of its legs, and tail control surfaces worked, the new-born strato-penguin soars back up to rejoin its flock – more often referred to as a ‘squadron’.

There are as yet no known illustrations of a strato-penguin, so if you would like to send me your sketches of what you think a strato-penguin looks like – and have them featured on my website, please feel free to get creative! You can send them to christinaengela@gmail.com ! Happy drawing! 🙂

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