Daniel Maas is teh p1mp.

This guy actually worked with my Uncle Frank on an “entomopter” project. Basically, Uncle Frank knew of these army guys who were trying to make fly-shaped robots that would be able to spy on enemies and whatnot. Problem was making them small enough. He also knew some NASA guys who were having problems with their Mars probes — basically, they were launching cameras into space that would spiral around Mars and take as many pictures as they could until crashing into the ground and dying. They needed something that was capable of independent action and was self-sustaining in harsh environments.

So Uncle Frank put two and two together and put forward a proposal to NASA put giant robotic insects on Mars. Daniel did the computer-generated previz for it. It was really quite astounding, I wish I had a copy of it somewhere…

…really need something else to do other than post to this thing while my frames render… maybe I will keep up with production sketches for my forthcoming webcomic…