Some mornings silly ideas pop in my head. A few days ago, a short story I wrote at a writers workshop/meetup group popped into my head as my eyes opened. It was a basic pastiche of the Green Lantern or Nova Corps type organization of Space Cops. I can’t find the story anymore I just have the idea in my head from when I originally wrote it. He’s a cop, in space, around our solar system, where not too much actually happens. But when it does, this space cop is overwhelmed, because he’s just some dude that got this crazy obligation of monitoring this sector of space. The thing is, he’s basically me, as a space cop. His name is Sharif Baxter. In his thirties, drifting in life until this calling finds him and he comically has to adjust to new circumstances and situations.
Here he is, kind of in a more cartoony Bruce Timm style.
And here’s a ,ore serious take.
I don’t know what to do with him really. I’m thinking a simple web strip or simple animation series.
Other ideas popped up for side characters and expanding the corps. But for now, a lone space cop in crazy situations will likely be where I go with it.