Staff Artworks Section
Phil Moyer's Symphony Artworks
Provided by the gracious hand of the one and only Philip J. Moyer, these pieces
aren't really fan art 'cause Phil's our Special Guest for Life (and
Resident Juriologist), not any mere mortal fan. He's not only
contributed to several Symphony
pieces, he's also a staff artist - his works grace several of our page banners,
including this very one (banner composition and background graphics,
as always, by the inimitable Truss).
Kaitlyn (title shot)
Here's Kaitlyn, our humble co-protagonist, as she appears in the title
banner. She sports the summerweight girls' uniform of the Worcester
Preparatory Institute and is wielding her trusty blade, Kotetsu no
Utena (title shot)
The other half of our dynamic duo and the other side of the banner -
Utena Tenjou, in WPI summerweight men's uniform, with her runesword,
the Thorn of the Rose.
Juri Arisugawa, WPI Style
Circa A Question of Faith.
The caption was contributed by Truss after he saw the original
Grill Guy Saionji
Kyouichi Saionji, breakfast-shift operator of the WPI Grille, on the
job. He finds the hat humiliating, but at least hairnets are no
longer necessary in the 25th century...
An Evening in Paris
Here we see Juri and Kaitlyn, walking on the Champs Elysées on
that magical Friday night in Paris, the penultimate evening of The Rose that Blooms in the City of
Sad Girl with Robot
From Duelists of the
Rose; Utena, getting through a rough patch with the help of
her faithful servant, Tiny Robo. (Title and general setting inspired
by Fred Gallagher.)
A Wedding Portrait
The official wedding portrait of Utena and Anthy Tenjou, the Prince
and Priestess of the Tenth World, taken Friday, March 17, 2406.
Tenjou Academy Dueling Arena
The Arena in the Sky, as depicted in oils by the Duelists' Society's
own T'skaia Vorokoshiga'ar Ixtixtaaqitl't'chl'Vraihelt Ishkarat,
t'skrang Swordmaster and friend of the arts.
The New Girl
Much like the picture of Juri in WPI's
uniform was a bit premature but too good not to share, here we
have Anthy Tenjou as she'll appear at the start of the 2406-2407
school year, as a member of the Deedlit Satori Mandeville Memorial
Institute's Class of 2407.
The New Guy
Corwin, seen here with a visitor, sports a familiar uniform in Welcome To Your Life.
A Kiss Goodnight
Utena's last encounter with the ghost of Dios, from Interlude at Vortigern's
Lake. (Phil informs me that this is the first serious kiss
he's ever illustrated, and that I should feel honored. I do.)
Meeting by Saturnlight
Corwin Ravenhair encounters Utena's predecessor as Prince of the Tenth
World, as seen in Another Christmas
A Day at the Beach
Here we have Kaitlyn and Juri at Botrell Beach, one of the recreation
areas at the other end of the Autobahn from the Satori Mandeville Memorial
campus. I'm guessing this one must have been taken on the last day
before Term A/06 started. :)
"I am Corwin Ravenhair of the Aesir... "
Shelter from the
Past (Sad Girl with Demigod)
I'm very pleased to have had Phil illustrate one of my favorite
moments from the Symphony so far; I think this image from Interlude at the Hotel Monolith
speaks for itself.
Janice Barlow, former Resident Advisor for Morgan 4th at WPI, graduate
of Deedlit Satori Mandeville Memorial Institute, and International
Police Criminal Investigation Division reserve constable, with some of
the tools of a Ragolian Hunter's trade.
Leap of Faith
Kozue Kaoru demonstrates her faith in Corwin Ravenhair's engineering
and her own skills in A Night to
Remember as she improvises a mode switch method that is
not in the Getter Robo G operations manual. Compare to the black and white version to see how
the backdrop really brings out the sensation of falling. I think it's
some of Phil's best work with Bryce and Photoshop, on top of being
such a cool drawing to begin with.
version also available, in case anyone has access to a huge printer
and really likes this puppy. (If you do, write me and tell me how
much it costs to get one. :)
It's not really appropriate to call Rina Dragonaar a handmaiden, but
she's certainly more than just Princess Amanda Dessler's bodyguard.
Here are Amanda and Rina as they appear in the diplomatic reception
scene near the end of The Courtship of
Get Me a Danish
You can see why I didn't post the line art of this one
ahead of time; not only would it have spoiled a bit of Requiem for a Lensman, it
wouldn't have been anywhere near as cool as this. Speaks for
Lensman Yomiko Readman, one of the International Police's
rising stars. This is the base image for the cover of Tales of the
Lensmen #172, which appeared in S4M3:
On the Road Again and can be seen on the general reference images page.
A Girl's Best Friend
No, not diamonds - a 500-pound (give or take) Siberian
tiger. In Kate's book, Serge is both more stylish and more
practical than any lump of over-compressed charcoal.
When they first met, they were the deadliest of enemies,
but now, two centuries after the Covenant War, the Last Elite (Tuncer
by name) and Master Chief Petty Officer Sir John Spartan of the Royal
Salusian Navy are old friends.
White vs. Black
Utena Tenjou duels the Covenant Elite known only as
Emissary One, as seen in S4M7:
The Revolution Will Be Televised.
Vigdis Brightblade, master swordswoman of the Valkyrior,
stops by her portrait in the Valkyrie Hall - which is a bit out of
In Diqiu's Spirit World, Avatars Aang and Korra (and some otterpenguin spirits) introduce young Corwin Ravenhair (age 10) to one of the traditional recreations of the Southern Water Tribe.
Smoke on the Horizon
Anne "Juniper" Cross and her firebending sifu, Azana, take a walk and discuss techniques. From What's Past Is Prologue.
From the South Pole with Love
Avatar Korra gets a snapshot of herself, current Fire Ferrets waterbender Karana (who is not her granddaughter), and team mascot Pabu XVII.
You See What I Have to Work With
Recently-minted master airbender Nyima (right) attempts to reassure Nall that she's laughing with him regarding her elder sister Lhakpa's obvious claim-staking. (NOTE: She may be lying about that "with" part.)
Social Triumphs and Technical Marvels
Minami and Ryo Sato, 24th-century inheritors of the juggernaut of innovation that is Future Industries. They're not twins, but it's a common mistake!
The Avatar and the Rose Prince
Korra and Utena (and Niri!) have a quiet moment together.
From left to right: Grandmaster Jinora, Apsara Lama of the Air Nomads and Grand Lotus of the Order of the White Lotus; Master Ikki, Khandroma Lama of the Air Nomads and Sky Bison Conservatrix General; Poki XXV, ring-tailed winged lemur; Master Meelo, Instructor of Novices and Lord High Potentate of Lemurs; and Master Rohan, Abbot of the Central Air Temple and Castellan of Air Temple Island.
Up On the Roof (Relaxed
Avatar with Æs)
Having talked themselves out for the time being, Corwin and Korra get some sleep on the White Lotus guardhouse roof. From What's Past Is Prologue.
Anne Cross, Symphony Contributing
Anne, in her overlapping
capacities as Contributing Editor, part-time muse, and sometime
character, also does artwork from time to time. Here are some
Here's the picture of Miki from the night at Sneaky Dee's in
Hogtown Rhapsody, as seen on the corkboard behind Dorothy's
desk. Miki's Goth look for that night was created by Anne with this
Live and Direct
Network 23 ace reporter John "Truss" Trussell, twentieth-century Wedge
Defender and Institute Duelist Mia Ausa's father, is shown here
relaxing in his office.
Tiger of Avalon
Kaitlyn Hutchins, seen here in the formal garb made for her by Elim
Garak, tailor of Babylon 5, on the occasion of her confirmation in
mastery of the Asagiri Katsujinkenryuu. (Henna-ing her hair to match
the kimono must have been Juri's idea. :)
The Symphony Images of R-Type
Long-time Eyrie member Larry "R-Type" Mann is perhaps better known for
his text contributions to UF and Neon Exodus Evangelion, but he's also a staff
artist when the mood strikes him!
This is Larry's first try at Kaitlyn, and I'm pleased to note that he
got her just about perfect. (The title, a reference to a technique
used by musicians learning a new piece of music, was suggested by our
Tigers Like Water
A different look at Kate at the beach. It's interesting
to note that, if Larry is correct, Kaitlyn's hair turns into her
mother's when it gets wet. :)
Shustal the Legend
Elisabeth R'tas Shustal, renowned and feared captain of
the Ishkarat armed merchantman Kuratai, in typical battle garb,
circa the summer of 2409. She only puts her hair up like that when
she's anticipating a fight. (Title by Kelly St. Clair)
Liza aboard the Kuratai, finishing up one of her
favorite leisure-time activities, a traditional pastime of t'skrang
down through the generations. It's your call whether there's nudity
here or not.
Kaitlyn Hutchins, Prime Duelist of the Midgard Order of
the Rose, doing what she does. The mural in the background is on one
of the walls of the main dueling room in the Jeraddo Castle.
The main piece is a completed image of Svanhvit Icebinder, one of the
Valkyrie who have been mentioned but haven't had much in the way of
screen time. Also, there's an earlier sketch of Svan which
Larry decided not to finish. (Shame - I quite like it.)
Svanhvit with Sword
New! Another look at everyone's favorite defector from
Niflheim. Beats me where she got that sword - she usually fights with
a traditional demonic chain weapon resembling a cinematically
exaggerated manrikigusari. I've challenged Larry to draw her with
actual clothes on next time. :)
Evolution of a
New! Not strictly a Symphony image, but the character it depicts is
certainly a Symphony regular, so I'll put it here anyway. Here
we have Skuld Ravenhair, Goddess of Technology and captain of the
Valkyrior, as she appears at three different stages of her life: as
Gryphon first met her back in the Golden Age; as she appeared in
Scrapheap City Shuffle; and as seen in the conference room
scene in Twilight.
He started out as a fan artist, and Dave's mad skills, willingness to
be micromanaged on character designs, and uncanny knack for making
things look like we think they ought to look earned him the coveted
Green Guy icon on the Forum and a spot on the
staff artists' roster!
Here's the final version of Dave's take on
Princess Dessler, former rhythm guitarist for the Art of Noise, circa
Roses in Springtime. I
always picture Amanda's hair as better-behaved than this (less Joan
Jett, more Jen Connelly), but I dig this image anyway. And he got her
guitar right, too! :)
Tiger of Avalon (A Different
Here's Dave's look at a different aspect of just why they call Kate the
Tiger of Avalon, circa Roses in
Springtime again. hee hee hee...
I Wish You'd Have Said Something."
Dave looks at a moment from A
Night to Remember. I noted to him that I hadn't pictured
Corwin quite so... dismayed... as this, but hey, it's a nice
picture anyway, so here it is!
Dave's take on Mojo Jojo is positively Groddly, isn't he? The, uh,
spittle is a nice touch, too. :)
Defenders of Avalon, Summer 2409
It's the three Utonium sisters (from left: Theresa,
Theodora, and Blossom)! I'm especially keen on this one. I mean,
damn. Hey, they were designed to be the perfect
Under the Ringed Planet
Dave says: "In honor of one of the most
beautifully-written character pieces in UF history. I've tried
to make this pic as romantic yet tasteful as the original story; I
just hope I've succeeded." For what it's worth, I think he has. This
is a moment from S4E1:
Interlude on Titan in F (For Tomorrow), and, as such, I
guess I'll have to say it's adult, though it is very tastefully
Going back in time a little, here's Dave's take on
Kaitlyn's club look from Hogtown
Girls with Guns
Her Imperial Highness Amanda Elektra Dessler, Crown
Princess of the Empire of Gamilon (right), is shown here with her intrepid
bodyguard, the inimitable Kitarina Telaia Dragonaar.
The Emerald Lensman
Wakaba Shinohara, showing a couple of Big Fire's Black
Hoods how Cephirean mage knights do things downtown. (Why she went
back to her old hairstyle is a mystery. Perhaps she was just feeling
silly that day. :)
Kaitlyn in the Movies
Kaitlyn as she appeared in her first (relatively) major
film role, as assassin Kimiko "Razor" Katagiri in Kanzaki Studios'
2407 hit, The Crimson Lizard vs. the World Crime League.
New Century Zatoichi
Promotional poster for Kaitlyn's signature film role, the
title character in Kanzaki Studios' Shin Seiki Zatoichi
series. Dave has also done some concept art showing a couple of
Ichi's standard costumes: her traveling clothes, which are designed
to avoid drawing unwanted attention on the road, and her working clothes, which are somewhat
flashier. This version of Ichi makes her living mostly as a gambler,
and you can't do that in a 20th-century setting without dressing nice.
The original size
version of the poster image is also available, suitable for making
background images or what have you.
Zatoichi vs. Wolverine
Teaser poster for the third New Century Zatoichi movie,
Zatoichi tai Wolverine.
The Deputy Chief for Criminal Investigations himself, as first
mentioned in Requiem for a
Lensman. Dave came up with this by request for Steve's
Babylon Project Galactic Database file on the Forum.
The Scarlet Sentinel &
Dave's take on Wakaba Shinohara's favorite comic book heroes, which
was used as the basis for the cover of Top Thrills Comics #300,
as seen on the general reference
Maj. Misato Katsuragi, WDF 13th
This is technically a Knights of Avalon: Heavy Metal
Super Defense Force image, but since that series is a spin-off
from Symphony of the Sword anyway and doesn't have its own
page, I've put it here. It's the Operations Commander for the Avalon
County Robot Offensive Support Squad, Major Misato Katsuragi,
fresh(?) from the cockpit of her command vehicle, Skullomania.
As you can see, she still wears the traditional battle togs of the
The lettering on the image says it all. For many of the
Duelists, this was one of the great high points of the years between
the Third and Fourth Symphonies. Major props to Dave for kicking this
out in 48 hours after I was struck by the inspiration.
Or "heroines", I suppose - two of the Symphony's
intrepid supporting women, emulating a classic presentation. I tacked
on the graphics out of a desire to toss in some homage of my own, but
you can also have it without them if
Three pilots out for a night on the town: Colonial Day in Adama City,
"Red Jack" Tenjou, Terror of the
On deck, ye scabrous dogs! Look lively, there! The Black Prince's
navy's out there, and they'll be wantin' their Rose Bride back - but
they'll not have 'er while Red Jack Tenjou draws breath!
Visit Scenic New Avalon
Dave needed a city skyline to use as a backdrop for another image; here it is
in postcard form.
Lensmen Two-in-One #208
The gatefold and poster for Lensmen Two-in-One
#208, featuring the Justice League of Avalon!
Holiday Special 2006
New! The Ragnarok Wave and a few of their friends, circa
version 3.3 © 2001
E P U (Colour)