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Halloween Story + Rocket Art

My buddy Jim Hull, NASA Exhibits Manager, is a passionate painter and cartoonist. Years ago, he created a cartoon character named Plumpie. Jim gave me a shout out as a new character in Plumpie’s story. I thought I’d share the story with you.

Here I am in full-figured cartoon form. Finally, I get wings and a wand!!

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art by NASA's Jim Hull

My character entered the story after Jim and I had a series of conversations about how each story needs relevance. My question: why should anyone care. As storytellers, we need to find ways to connect to our audiences, no matter what story we’re telling. You’ll find the conversation reflected in the story below.

Please enjoy Jim’s Legend of Plumpkin: Tales from the PlumpPatch!

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Art and story by NASA's Jim Hull

Jim also creates great rocket art. Check it out. Here is Plumpie going to space in his rocket ark.

Plumpienaut & the Rocket Ark by Jim Hull

Plumpienaut & the Rocket Ark by Jim Hull

The drawing below is my very favorite of all. Very whimsical and fun. I can see an entire retro-ish space cartoon in this style.

Jim? What say you?

Rocket design by Jim Hull

Rocket design by Jim Hull

Jim is busy working on an ambitious project to create an experiential art display where users can interact with a series of 50 paintings. You can follow Jim at @JimEHull on Twitter.

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