Friday, July 2, 2010

Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love by Kabuki Katze

"Satellite of Love" is one of Lou Reed's most famous songs. It can be found on his seminal Transformer album alongside the likes of "Walk On The Wild Side" and "Vicious". You can hear it via Youtube by clicking here.

"Satellite of Love" is such an iconic song that it has found its way into pop culture. In fact, I had first heard the term in the song "Rocket" by Def Leppard (but please, don't hold that against me). There is also a certain famous TV series that refers to one of its locations as "the Satellite of Love".

Considering the main hero in my superhero flights of fancy is called "Captain Satellite", it was perhaps inevitable that I would turn to "Satellite of Love" for inspiration. The song itself isn't really romantic, but the title...the title had infinite possibilities. Especially when you factor in the relationship between Cap and Shelly.

I turned to Kabuki Katze once again to make my idea a reality. She had, after all, just breathed life into Cap and Shelly scant months ago. She was up for the challenge, and you can see the outcome of our commission transaction above. I have to say, it is at least as fantastic as I pictured it. Probably even better!

We'd love to get your feedback, either on this entry or on Kabuki's dA page for the piece. Oh, and if you like what you see of her work, the lady is available for your commissions, too.


  1. That was a wonderful thing to wake up to, thank you! :)

    I'm really chuffed that I was able to pull this pic off. Captain Satellite and Shelly are a really interesting couple to me, so getting to draw the other side of their interaction was a real pleasure.

  2. That's a great job on Cap's expression; even though the only part of his actual face that's visible is his mouth, that alone gives a really good sense of the full expression.

    And I love that the gift he'd just given Shelly was a hunting knife.

  3. @Kabuki - You're welcome! I'm glad it started your day right. :)

    I'm so glad you like them, as it really shows in how you handle them. I know they're an odd pair at first glance, but that is part of what makes it such an interesting dynamic.

    @Travis - Yeah, one of my goals in this picture was to give an idea of Cap as a real person. I don't think I'd ever attempted to do this sort of thing myself.

    Ha, yes! He even has a card on it. This is loosely-based on a real life experience of mine, so I identify!