Here is an animated GIF of the original map and the
new color update. This just brings back so many memories... This
was originally version four of my Known Space drawings, circa 1973, with the
addition of Kzinti Space in 1974 after "The Slaver Weapon" aired.
A Romulan Battle Cruiser drawn in 1973, and printed in
Kraith Collected Volume II in 1977. To the best of my knowledge this
was the first D-7 to appear with a full bird of prey emblem on it, which I
had added to my first AMT model as reference. This, like the Known
Space map, is a restoration from a medium gray photo copy from the period.
Along with creating a map of Star Trek Known Space
during that period, I also added a few of my own races to what I now call
the Cloak Universe. This is not the first drawing I did of Lt. Feelar
of the planet Sabora, but it is one of my favorites. It, like the
first drawing I did of him, appeared on the cover of the fanzine
The Clipper Trade Ship,
Jim & Melody Rondeau. Will he
appear as a security officer on the Enterprise in ST:Cloak? Of course!
his spiritual descendant)
I did a small series of potential animated characters
for a updated "Cloak" project back in the post "Wrath of Khan" days. I
was no longer very active in Trek fandom at this point, and was even
starting to fade in Comic fandom. A favorite illustration from the
time though, a good concept I think, I would like to include a cetacean
Starfleet member in ST:Cloak.
More of my old
Trek art, along with some TOS production shots from my Lincoln Enterprises
film clip collection, can be found on the Yahoo Group "theartofstartrek"
under "Doug's Photos"..
I had a lot of fun back in the day, adding alien races
to the Federation. Here is a good example, with Lt. Feelar, Spock, and
an interesting though unnamed avian Starfleet crewman. This appeared
on the back cover of the fanzine (insert name - time to head to
California and dig through the collection).
Scroll down, more of my rather dated but hopefully
interesting Trek art from the 1970's is lurking down there...