“Idle hands are the Devil’s playthings.”

Whether you like Prometheus or not the film wins points for giving us David, one of the more indelible characters of the Alien franchise. In fact, with Elizabeth Shaw absent from Covenant, David is the only real link between Prometheus and its sequel and he looks to be our only way into future Alien films.

As we learned in Alien: Covenant, David was stranded alone on the Engineers’ planet and—left to his own dark devices—he began to push the boundaries of creation. You probably noticed monstrous sketches littered in the background of the film and wondered what the hell they were depicting. Well, now you can get a better look thanks to a new book published today from Titan Books.

The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. It features the complete arc of his journey from the studies of flora and fauna, to his more sinister experiments on creatures, and the disturbing demise of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

The companion book, “Developing the Art of an Android”, holds an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton—the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches.

Take a look at some of pages from Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings right here, via Bloody Disgusting…