This is a watercolor sketch of Rocket Raccoon in his Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant Uniform. After a week of Guardians of the Galaxy releases, trailers and sneak peeks, I thought it was fitting to finish where it all started for me – in the Keystone Quadrant.
I first read Rocket Raccoon in the back of the UK Transformers Weekly, his adventures in the Keystone Quadrant were the backup story, full of Animorphic action, Toy Wars, Killer Klowns, Baboon Assassins and Mercenary Bunny Rabbits. It was nuts, it was fun and had this crazy Raccoon lawman named Rocket.
Thinking it was an ongoing series (remember no internet back in1985) I tried searching for more Rocket books, and came up blank. As for Rocket Raccoon he didn’t reappear again until 2006 in Exiles, before becoming a regular in the rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy books. It is good to have the lil’nutty fella back.