6/6/20: This remains one of my least favorite pages.
2/1/09: I failed miserably at all but the last panel. I tried to do the first panel with oil pastels, but it didn't turn out. And think, this result is after many hours of computer editing. Sigh. I could have used edited stock photos, but I hate that, even if it might look better it just feels lazy.
Anyway, the general idea here was to start with the vast multi-verse, zoom in on one solar system, zoom in to an aerial shot of a city/town, then zoom in to some random critters. Also, there would be a general transition from saturated color and darkness to no color and lightness, while the background did the opposite. Well, in any case it was a learning process.