The High Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy

May 14, 2010 at 11:26 am 4 comments

Book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Posted by: John Martz

I’ve come down with a post-TCAF cold, so I have to apologize for not having the energy to complete my latest Hitchhiker’s Guide illustration on time. As a reward for your patience, and as punishment for my tardiness, I have a gift to offer.

This isn’t the first time I’ve created illustrations for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In high school I illustrated the book’s characters as part of an actual book report. It is with great embarrassment and humility that I present some of these illustrations to you.

You’ll notice Trillian is holding a torch. At the time I wasn’t aware that torch was British for flashlight. The drawings are from 1992, when I was in grade 9. The green Vogon, dated 1995, was from a later sketchbook.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. captain sharmie  |  May 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    … i am so jealous of your highschool talent. i mean, i could draw, but no where near the sense of character you had, and so early! it’s amazing to see the difference between then and now, though… anyway, AWESOME.

    it took me forever to figure out torch as well. it was when i was reading prince caspian (the CS Lewis one) and their torch went dead… 🙂

  • 2. Rena Schmidt  |  May 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I still have some of your high school sketches…..I always knew you had talent…. Remember Static Klingon…..

    Hmmmm maybe I should ebay them??

  • 3. FrightenedByPenguins  |  May 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Why isn’t Mr.Dent in his dressing gown? Shame on 9th grade you.

  • 4. John Martz  |  May 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    And Trillian is blonde instead of being described as having black hair. I probably should have failed the assignment!


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