I’m stilling doing fill-in strips for Snowflakes. Check it out!
Also, the art show I had recently? The pieces are available for see as well as for sale (price $200/per). I have set up a page here on this site to look at them. And if you wish to purchase visit the Written-On-The-Body page. (You should also check them out if you’re in Portland, but I don’t want to kill them with bandwidth charges).
It’s like we’ve joined a complicated game of Canasta, you only have had 2 cards open to you (like a 5 card poker game), you know you have a wild 2 of clubs which you think is a powerful card, you don’t know what cards could be dealt, or have been dealt, you don’t know what other cards are possible, and you only know how to play ‘fish’.
Do you have a 2 of Darkuminium?
Go Fish …
What the Narklonian and the G.O.B. haven’t considered, though, is that if Pierrot’s mission succeeds, Earth *will* have defenses. The G.O.B. may even need defenses against Earth. But has Pierrot considered it? To Eeb or not to Eeb…
Funny you should say that, this strip reminded me of this:
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
(quote: Terry Pratchett)
Come on. If you were installed as a puppet ambassador to a galactic government, you would have the planet named after you as well. Yes, Herandarian, you would.
It’s so nice when someone cares! Hehe.
Wow. Whoever is speaking right now must be really boring.
First things first: we actually have the technology to put men and women on other planets, and keep them alive. We just don’t have anybody willing to put down the money to to build the things needed. (Other stars is a bit more iffy, as the Biosphere 2 project showed)
However, if we were given a credible warning, right now, that in (say) 15 years time we were going to be attacked by some space-faring force (15 years is fair if you suppose no FTL transportation), and someone could prove that putting the money down for building interplanetary ships had a good return-on-investment (and I do mean a good return-on-investment), we could have a force around Uranus, no problem.
Now, what would they fire at invaders? There’s a problem.
Also, I’m starting to recognize some of the species in the background. Is this just me?
That green tentacle face guy by the Sprall (or is it Sfrall) reminds me of Growp.
@Mike, could be, we never DID see under his sweater. (although, honestly, I had not thought of that with this guy. I more thought he looked like a distant relative to Krep).
Just counting the opposable thumbs and had a thought – that multi-eyed pig hoofed thingie doesnt have any thumbs, how can he make spaceflight?
@Thomas, I’m going to put you naked in a dark alley with him and let you ask him personally. (answer: make tools which make tools which make tools etc)
Man we are so screwed. “The Total Dickwad” theory tells us that someone will invade the second our status changes. We got to get a bunch of those little guys and fast!
@Frank I think it’s heavily implied that FTL exists in Spacetrawler, considering how the cast get to the G.O.B. from Earth in a manageable amount of time.
And if the space-faring races of Spacetrawler *don’t* have FTL, that means any invasion force showing up in 15-or-so-years will most likely arrive with a bevy of relativistic kinetic kill devices… meaning they could wipe out Earth before we even knew they were here and have Uranus to themselves.
The yellow warthog thing has the right idea. Humankind would be screwed either way.
@Frank, you wrote:
Frank, it’s a governmental administrative body. “Boring” goes without saying. In fact, you could say that the question isn’t who’s getting bored as who’s getting screwed.
Chris, do you carefully design each alien species or just make them up on the fly? I’d like to see a beastiary.
hey @Daniel, perhaps a fun thing to put in book #2. I’ll think on that. Oh, but to answer your question, no. With the number of aliens dragging their tails across this carpet, I really haven’t had time.
Dustinian. Well, we’ve been called worse things. Like in Robert Asprin’s Myth boks where the hero is from an Earth-like medieval world called Klah. Which makes him a Klahd (pronounced “clod”).
Speaking of book, I’m assuming you’ll let us all know when we can buy yours. I have 3 different comics I’ll be buying the books for and yours is first on that list!
I am really enjoyin' Spacetrawler. Such delightful sci-fi: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2011/02/01/spacetrawler-116/
RT @davekellett: I am really enjoyin' Spacetrawler. Such delightful sci-fi: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2011/02/01/spacetrawler-116/
Just came here from a comment over on Galaxion and read through your entire archives.
@Rags, I LOVE the Mythadventure books.
@Susan, I will! And it will be either this coming week or the week after! 🙂
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