The Delphi Chronicles is a faux pulp fiction cover based on an actual close encounter incident that took place in Delphos, Kansas in the early 1970’s. This was prior to the Spielberg movie being released. Good story, Google it. I even saw it featured once on a History channel show about UFO encounters.
I created this illustration about the same time as the How I lost my finger narratives. Again, using the story as a means to demonstrate to my students the conceptualizing, sketching, refining and final artwork in Photoshop using channels to make masks to create various special effects in the illustration process. Big breath. It was really entertaining to remember this strange event from my hometown and to create this illustration to document it.