Hello anon, I’m glad you asked, since I had another drawing for this.
No, it’s not from a fic- just an au where Zim and Dib eventually end up on the same side of the resistance when
shit goes down the inevitable war happens with the empire:
Zim spends a few years in the Vort prisons for being Zim and they take away all his stuff, so that’s why he’s holding a taser put together out of garbage. When the resistance (along with Dib) shows up to break out some Vortians, Zim helps take out a guard and steals part of the uniform. So that’s what he’s wearing. (he had to modify it to fit and the stitching shows)
Dib has also taken something belonging to the guard, and is supposed to be wearing Zim’s old tunic, (but the design worked much better with red) that he would have also modified for himself, since he doesn’t actually own any durable space clothes.
This does not go down well.
He gives him his shirt as collateral for the tunic. (Dib’s also got his old coat wrapped around his shoulders)
Here’s a process post. I was originally trying to do something with ancient greek and/or roman military designs.
There’s not much else to this au and I’m not going to add to it -because I’m working on a different project with similar themes. I’ll be posting a little vignette from it sometime soon…