Okay, so a friend of mine wants to do a science fiction comic-book series entitled "Razorback". I'd love to help out but I'm totally jammed-up, but did allow myself to be tempted into doing the short prequel story (roughly amounting to one 15-page issue) which I can do at my leisure. It's intended to be a little more "hard sci fi" than my personal norm of space fantasy. Takes place circa 2170 if I recall correctly. I don't want to risk stealing my friend's thunder, so I won't go any further than that, except to share this concept sketch. One of the ships featured in the prequel story I'm doing is the "Fellowship", an ore hauler converted into a transport of sorts. So this evening I did up a quick concept sketch. Comments and criticism welcome, especially from the hard sci fi crowd (I'm looking at you, Sophia's Favourite).
The ship was never intended to land on a planet, hence the strap-on/disposable boosters (they did get it on the ground somehow to pick up the 10,000 civilians it will carry).