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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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! 🙂

A Quick Catch-up!


Good morning, people of my group! 🙂 *waves*

A little news update: Dolly’s front wheel bearings and brakes are in such a poor state right now I basically travel to work and back, and short distance trips. There is something haunting about the ‘wah-wah-wah’ sound made by worn out wheel bearings… especially when you have been driving like that for months until they start going ‘WAH!-WAH!-WAH!’ as if tapping you urgently on the shoulder to get your attention… like “these things need changing NOW!

Thing is, there are so few workshops and mechanics willing to work on a VW bug these days (bunch of chicken-shit cowards if you ask me 😉 ) probably because they aren’t real mechanics or real workshops, just new part fitters who know where the computer diagnostic plug is on modern “cars” and would get lost looking for one on a 1962 bug. Finding a place or person to actually woman-up and do the job takes time.

Anyway, so Dolly will finally be going in to one of the last ‘bug doctors’ in town tomorrow afternoon, so I’ll be car-less for the weekend, but at least she will be getting new brake shoes and front wheel bearings. No more ‘wah-wah-wah’ – just a silent glide punctuated by the music that is the VW flat four 1200… happy trails! 🙂

In other news, last night my girlfriend Kay and I went round to our friend and neighbor Andrew for a visit and a hairdo. We ended up having wine and pizza and loads of laffs as well …I’m sure the neighbors on all three sides heard about it hehehe 😛 So this morning, I feel pretty… oh so pretty… la la la la LA! 🙂 Consider yourselves all lucky you didn’t have to hear me sing 😉

I’ve also been looking for more marketing and publicity options to get my stuff noticed. I’m open to suggestions, assistance, offers, if any of you have ideas/options/means to market for me!

Also, I’m hoping someone in the film-making community will show interest in turning at least one of my short stories or novels into a short/movie/mini series… any takers? 🙂

Yes, my shit is that good – ask the people who have actually read it 😉

Have a great day!

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