New comics are on the way starting Wednesday. Until then, here are some extraterrestrial hijinks to tide you over. I came across this a while ago. The voiceovers in the credits made me fall out of my seat. Enjoy.
Congrats to my buddies at Jetpack Comics for winning an Orchid release party package from Dark Horse! Fans of Jetpack came out of the woodwork to vote for them on the Dark Horse blog, and now they’re getting rewarded with loads of pizza and swag.
The party is Wednesday, October 12, from 6pm to 9pm for anyone in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Unfortunately, I’ll be traveling, so I’ll have to party by proxy. That means one of you will have to stand in the corner awkwardly and say something embarrassing to a stranger.
I believe in you.
Steve Jobs passed away yesterday, and I couldn’t help but join the chorus that was mourning him. Few public figures have affected the lives of artists as significantly and personally as Jobs. Even now, I’m writing a blog entry on an Apple computer, the same portal that allows me to create and publish comics for the world, instantly and without editorial restraint. How could I not be grateful for the man?
Men and women like Jobs have built the platforms where people like me can launch their dreams. Thanks to them, we live in the futures that science fiction once imagined. True, those futures don’t come without great existential burdens. But with them come instruments so flexible and boundless, we can physically manifest almost every spark of our imaginations. What a wondrous world.
Thanks, Steve, and thanks to you countless other innovators, for inviting us to live in the future.
This was shared yesterday on Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog, and I thought I’d re-share it here, for no other reason than that you deserve something pretty to look at today.
By the way, if you have even a passing interest in astronomy, science or skepticism, Bad Astronomy is an essential subscription for your RSS reader.
New comic on the way tomorrow!
My friends at Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH are waging a noble campaign to host the release party for Tom Morello’s Orchid. Help them seize victory by casting your vote in the comment section on the Dark Horse blog. Votes have to be in by September 30, so get your fingers a-typin’!