Here is another ACEO from my Firefly set. This one is Zoe, Wash’s faithful wife and Mal’s trusted old war buddy. Zoe knows her way around a weapon and can be trusted to bring a gun to a knife fight.
From my series of Firefly Cards.
The Hero of Canton himself, the man they call Jayne! Here we see him in his trademark knit hat. Wonderfully portrayed by Adam Baldwin, Jayne is a ruthless, greedy, power hungry, back-stabbing mercenary and we love him for it.
A few weeks ago, I completed a 3:3 Firefly swap. Well at the same time, I also created six other Firefly themed cards that I put together to make my first Firefly themed ACEO series.
I love the show Firefly and it’s accompanying movie Serenity. Probably not a big surprise since I am a fan of all things Whedon. The dialog is great and the space western feel is perfect with the set of characters that are on the show. There is so much to choose from as subject matter from this show, even though it had such a short run. Eventually I was able to narrow down the card list.
Here is the card list for this ACEO set:
This is the first card from my first Firefly ACEO Series.
This storyline was so adorable. Kaylee being a tomboy and mechanic feels left out as a female love interest. This interest is especially desired from the ship’s doctor Simon Tam, but is only made worse by Mal’s ham handed attempts to talk Kaylee out of buying a pretty dress on display in town. In the end Kaylee gets the dress.
I signed up for the June Match Game over on Illustrated ATCs. The match game is a swap where players are paired up with another player and during the month make one or more cards to swap. Inconceivably, I was paired up with WonderStrange’s AnnD. Being sci-fi fans, we decided to do a 3:3 Firefly themed swap.
For those of you that are not aware of the cult sci-fi shoe Firfly and it’s concluding movie Serenity, it is one of the best sci-fi shows that never had a chance to take off. It was cancelled after only a dozen or so episodes and has since gained cult status with fans who enjoy it’s space western style and Whedon-esque dialog.
This is not the first time that I have made Firefly ATCs. Back in 2011, I created a set of 4 ATCs for a Firefly Swap. This time around I made cards for some of the same characters and a new one.
Captain Reynolds, or Mal for short, is the browncoat rebel turned smuggler on the outer rim. Being captain of the Serenity firefly class ship means that he is responsible for keeping his ship and it’s crew alive and well. Which when you are in the outer fringe and doing what you can to avoid running into the Alliance is harder than it sounds.
Our Mrs. Reynolds
Saffron is the poor innocent backwoods country girl who is passed off in marriage to the drunkard Mal when her previous caretaker cannot pay his debts. Her poor innocent flower will need protection on the heathen den of iniquity known as Serenity. Will the Shepherd Book be able to spare her indignity. Will Mal come to terms with the fact that he is married? Is Saffron really who she seems?
Inara, the companion with the heart of gold. She is beautiful, educated, talented and costs a few months salary a night. Of course she gets to choose her clients.
Back in the summer of 2011, I participated in a swap with a theme of Joss Whedon’s cult space western, Firefly. I, like many of it’s other fans, loved this show and am saddened by the fact that there are so many horrible shows on TV, yet this show was cancelled so quickly. Thankfully, Serenity was made to add some sort of conclusion to the series.
Inara Serra is a registered companion, or courtesan, who rents a shuttle on Serenity, the ship that the show follows. She adds a level of respectability to the otherwise ragged crew of smugglers, mercenaries and folks running from the law.
Kaylee Frye is the country girl turned ship’s mechanic keeps the firefly class ship up and running. She is a tomboy, but has a soft side as well as we see in the episode with dress and in her continuing failure to catch the eye of the ship’s doctor, Simon.
Malcom Reynolds owns and captains the ship Serenity. He is an honest outlaw and likable rebel, cut from a cloth an similar to Star Wars’ Han Solo. He is played by Nathan Fillion, AKA Captain Hammer or perhaps you know him as Rick Castle.
Jayne Cobb is the no good cutthroat outlaw that you can’t help but like anyway. Played by Adam Baldwin who is another familiar face that you will know if you are a watcher of anything awesome.