Contact Us

Jesse Tise Draws The Gods Of Astronauts And Aliens [Art]

This is an exciting time for space exploration, with the Curiosity rover rolling across Mars, analyzing soil samples and detecting radiation. But as wondrous as the science is, it’s hard to forget the romance of pulp space exploration: brilliantly colored landscapes, bizarre creatures with improbable physiology, foreign cultures with languages and beliefs that don’t quite fit human perception. Illustrator Jesse Tise creates a colorful view of the cosmos, with retro astronauts, four-eyed aliens and beings who may transcend the extraterrestrial to become divine.
Much of Tise’s work features space and alien worlds. His book Xenology is a a guide to a distant galaxy filled with strange flora and fauna. His Starry Eyed zine contains surreal scenes perhaps depicting the mythological adventures of early space explorers. Meanwhile, Space is the Place, is inspired by the jazz musician Sun Ra, who claimed to be an angelic being from Saturn. The resulting pieces are filled with god-like beings and astronauts form other species. The scenes evoke the playful colors and backgrounds of animator Mary Blair with the symbol-laden landscapes of Surrealist Joan Miró.

You can see more Tise’s illustrations, alien and otherwise, at his website and his Flickr stream.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for ComicsAlliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!