#6 Doctor Gene Hu

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Doctor Gene Hu

#6 Doctor Gene Hu (science fiction): Doctor Hu is apart of my Foxfire One series (see posts #4 & 5). The Good Doctor is the civilian medical and science officer aboard the starship Foxfire One. He is the third member of a crew of  three, with Captain Jason Templar (post #4) and Ship’s Engineer Lis’a Roan (post #5). Doctor Hu is a causal, congenial man who makes life aboard Foxfire One fun. A favorite activity is the quiet time between missions when the crew can kick back, have some ice cream, and swap stories. The Doctor keeps himself occupied with a variety of hobbies:  from space exploration to mythology, martial arts to video games. In fact, he is a big fan of the old British television series “Doctor Who” and loves making references to the simularity between his name and the series’ lead character –“Would you like a jellybaby?” Also, his cabin aboard ship has a handprinted sign stating the cabin is the entrance to a TARDIS.

Doctor Hu was a fun character to create. If Jason Templar is the workaday “let’s get things done” part of my mind, then Doctor Hu is the part of my mind that is is into hobbies, kung fu, fudge brownies, and other things fannish (whether we’re talking science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, or whatever). And I couldn’t resist sticking a Doctor Who reference into the series, it would be just too much fun tripping through space with the Good Doctor. 🙂 As for his appearance, since I practiced Kung Fu in my younger days, I also realized that the other best person I would like to be stuck on a starship with (besides my wife, who was the model for Lis’a Roan) was Jackie Chan – or, at least, the film persona Chan like to project throughout his movies. Thus, Doctor Hu has a familar looking face.


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Hi Gang!! Here I am for my third go around with this art challenge. I have high hopes to finish with at least 30 new characters this year. Last year"s schedule was hectic for me, so I only did 16 drawings. And while that number doesn't count it here; it does mean I already have a dozen characters waiting in the wings, simply because I didn't have the time to draw them out. Onward and upward!!! There seems to be a few new things happening this year: there are a lot of people who started early, and a lot of them are damn good. This latter should encourage all of us to churn out better characters and art as the challenge wears on. Good luck to us all.

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