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Posted Apr-26-2018 10:04 AM

There will be a special art book released by Titan Publishing in honor of Alien Day from Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton. Who else is excited about this? It will have David's various drawings as well as his musings.

“We’re pretty excited to announce that yes finally there will be a book of David’s studies that Dane and I did for Alien: Covenant. Coming from Titan Publishing. It will be launched and we’ll be doing a signing at SDCC this year! Haven’t seen anything of the book yet but hopefully it will be something cool for all those fans (thank you) that asked for it!”


"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

5 Responses to David 8: The Visual Diaries


Apr-26-2018 11:26 AM

I'm excited Lawrence of Arabia. Hallett and Hatton did an amazing job on Alien: Covenant.

Dark Nebula

Apr-29-2018 7:50 PM

I'm excited about this, here's the book cover via Alien anthology twitter:

"Human heaven? Goodness, humans don't go to heaven.

Someone just made that up to prevent you from all going nuts."

- Kryten, Red Dwarf S3E06 "The Last Day"


Apr-30-2018 9:01 AM

Looks a Interesting Book, maybe a Must have for me ;)

I have Translated the Engineer at the bottom to Alphabetical.

I can make out CATAINJFUNEL  or CATAIN?FUNEL where i am not 100% sure on the 8th Letter.  Can anyone make sense of this?

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

Dark Nebula

Apr-30-2018 11:35 AM

I'm no Proto-Indo European expert, but I also got CATAINJFUNEL.

The 8th letter is F

Whether this is an actual word written in PIE or just a button mash.

Those lines on the book cover are the actual lines that can be found in the hall of heads, carved on the ground (representing the galaxy?).

I knew there was something suspicious about it when I first saw that.

Reminded me of Romulan Senate.

"Human heaven? Goodness, humans don't go to heaven.

Someone just made that up to prevent you from all going nuts."

- Kryten, Red Dwarf S3E06 "The Last Day"


Apr-30-2018 2:44 PM


So indeed it seemed likely to be F but it does not quite match and so its more of a V than the similar shape in the Engineer Hieroglyphs.

The Problem with Engineer Writing is that on a lot of the works, as far as where it appears we cant make out where the Spaces are.

So the Cat had the Hat  is (sothecathadthehat) but you imagine if English was not your first Language and you had to figure where the spaces between words are!

I think a lot of Engineer Writing Once you can Translate it to the English Alphabet...  you have to then figure where the spaces are and then Translate the Words from Latin and Greek to get English.

So i think its  a case of how many Spaces are between CATAINJFUNEL are we looking at CATAIN as first word?  CATA... then.. INJ and once we figure out how this splits into words we then run them via Greek and Latin Translations to get what we want.

So in Reverse Order we take CURSE into Latin to get MALEDICTUM
and then we Translate that to Engineer. But Sometimes its Translated to Greek and so the Word would be ΚΑΤΑΡΑ

Thus the Engineer for CURSE would be either..



Thats how my Study worked it out... a lot depends IF it indeed is a case of the Engineer Alphabet = a Word that is either Latin or Greek (i think they mix and match it) then Translate the Greek/Latin to English and see if it makes sense..

They KEY is knowing where the Words are Spaced Out...  because well


Would make no Sense to those who dont understand Greek and could not even guess the Spaces.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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