I’ve always been a man of the “why not?” persuasion, so I sent an email over to Wayne Barlowe to see if he’d be available for some creature design. Mr. Barlowe is quite an accomplished and talented artist/writer. He’s worked on a bunch of super high profile Hollywood flicks (Avatar, all of Guillermo Del Toro’s recent stuff, etc) and has managed to create a very interesting and unique universe of his own. I’ve been a fan of his work, so I thought I’d give it a shot. He was nice enough to write back. He’s busy out in L.A. and wished me luck with Of8… I probably couldn’t afford him anyway at this point (probably what he really needed and/or wanted to say), but it never hurts to send a polite email for free.