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Fekk Dragon Original Art

Heads up for DRIVE fans! I’m putting a nifty piece of DRIVE Original Art up for grabs: The first sketch I ever made of the Fekk Dragon! It’s drawn in lightfast, archival inks on acid-free, vellum Bristol stock.

The art measure 6 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. There are no mistakes or corrections in the artwork itself, so it will frame up really cool. As you all know, DRIVE’s been drawn digitally for a few years now, so this is one of those rare pieces of DRIVE Original Art! There’s not many, is alls I’m sayin’!

I’m starting the bidding at one penny, as I’d rather leave it up to you to decide what it’s worth. And shipping is free within the US! So if you’re interested, head over and throw your hat in the ring!

Incredible Reader-Made Short

Did you guys ever see this awesome short made by DRIVE reader Dan Taubert? (Here’s the link, in case it’s not showing up in this blog engine.) Seeing La Invencible’s ring in action at the end is worth the price of admission, in my book. The whole thing is really, really cool! (…Just ignore the tiny error of human markings on Continuum ships, and appreciate all Dan’s hard work in making this!)

By the way: To anyone who loves making them…I LOVE reader-made 3-D turnarounds of the ships in Drive. You can see a few examples here, on a page I very much need to update with recent ships.

Nothing makes me happier than to see people bring those ships to life! I always send personalized Drive sketches to whoever makes ’em pop. Just saaaaayin’. 🙂

Update Schedule

As you can tell from today’s entry, I’m moving DRIVE’s update day to Monday. There are so many more people, bummed to be back at work or school on a Monday — it feels like the best day for an update.

We’re Back!

I want to thank you all for your patience with Drive while I finished up my film, Stripped. I have missed Drive like you can’t even imagine. I love this story, I love these characters, I love the whole thing. It’s a fantastic sandbox to play in…and I’m so happy to get back to it.

To help us all remember where we were in the storyline, Drive reader PLB kindly wrote up this summary of events. (Did he miss anything you think is worth mentioning? Add it in the comments, below, for your fellow readers!)

The Machito:

Losing a war with the Continuum of Makers, humanity’s only hope lies with a lost race of creatures who can pilot a starship with almost superhuman skill. The Emperor tasks the scout ship Machito to find these creatures, and convince them to use their gravimetric senses to pilot humanity’s ships.

Captain Taneel, Nosh, Skitter, Orla and Cuddow:

In that quest, most of the crew heads to the crime world Slaughter, known for it’s violence…and its trade. Barely having landed on Slaughter, Orla got herself in trouble with one of head of a crime family: The Sett. Against her captain’s order, Orla had grabbed a young Asteen who was running away with a shop-lifted necklace. Unfortunately for her, this tangled her up with the massive crime family headed up by The Sett…who sentences her to fight in the arena.


Back on the Machito, ‘Nando was visited by the Robin Hood-like outlaws, the Tres Primos. They sneak on board, tell ‘Nando to examine what he knows about his father, and fly off again. Their ship, it’s worth noting, is piloted by one of Skitter’s people.

Emperor Cruz:

Still bummed out that Tesskil got cracked in half by the Continuum, he must now deal with the rogue Spark of Thought ship being flown erratically across space by the ever-violent Tesskans.

The Continuum:

With cool-headed destructive power, The Continuum continues to demand that humanity return the stolen Spirit. But with their massive new ship, the Spark of Thought, now being in Tesskans hands, we can only assume that a counter-attack is being carefully prepared.

Nosh’s grandfather:

While it’s been weeks since the Machito’s crew left Veeta, rumor has it that he is still deleting pages after pages of emails filled with pictures of seals, courtesy of his grandson.


Woohoo! After four weeks of waiting, STRIPPED is finally available on iTunes Canada! (Each country has their own iTunes store, you see.)

We’re going to try to repeat the magic, and GET STRIPPED TO BE THE #1 DOCUMENTARY IN CANADA FOR ONE DAY! If you’re Canadian, please treat yourself to a pre-order of the movie! It counts towards our first day of sales!

…I’m buying everybody Tim Horton’s, if we make it.*

Stripped avail now in Canada!

*Offer not valid in the US or Canada.