Ah! This week has been such a relief from last week. Most everything that went wrong resolved itself, and I just made a blackberry pie which was not only filled with blackberries — but was also filled with awesome!
So, for those of you clamoring for action from the Spacetrawler characters, today we begin the storm I will be raining down upon them. And you get a kissy! Bonus!
Thanks to Joanna for the nice blog about Spacetrawler. 🙂
Oh, and I have another piece in MAD this month. Here’s a glimpse at the piece (and cover) if you wish to find it!
Heck of a strip this week.
Wow. The kiss was totally unexpected.
As was Emily telling telling Martina to give her last words to Pierrot.
You bastard! Now I’ve got to wait until Monday to see the next one!!!! *grumbles, but in a happy way*
Oh, well, until then …
*rereads the strip yet again, enjoying it just as much the second and third time …*
Awesome. The timing, the kiss, that second-to-last panel. Pierrot’s one of those guys who’s so nice he ends up being kind of a schmuck sometimes. Which makes him a lot of fun to read.
Congrats on being in MAD. I think I shall have to go buy that.
Just gotta get this out of my system though…
As a recovering rocket scientist and former submarine officer, there is way, way, way, way ,way, way, way, way, way, way ,way, way too much open space in your spaceships. There wouldn’t be stairwells, there would be ladderways.
Ironically, the one thing you have the least of on a spaceship is space!
Speaking of Emily’s “last words”, why the hell ARE they attacking without first meeting up with Nogg, Krep, and Pierrot?
Whoops! That’s definitely going to come back to haunt him.
I’m still totally ‘shipping Emily and Pierrot though. They’ll figure it out somehow.
Makin’ Dimitri proud…
Up close, Pierrot looks very realistic while Fiyena still looks pinky smooth. I think the scenes felt very intimate because of the way you drew Pierrot. It also made scene change to the final panel with more iconic characters feel more abrupt. Well done.
@Leland – maybe with all the extra technology they’ve increased gravity and it’s like a no-ship out of Dune and it’s actually a kilometre long? 😛
I love the camera angles in this strip. They give the whole thing an intimate feel.
I have to totally agree with Leland about space on a spaceship.
It would put the claws in claustophobia ! ! !
claustrophobia ! ! !
Leland: That presumes our level of technology. If you could construct ships in orbit instead of having to launch them out of gravity wells, why *not* make them spacious?
Since Fiyena’s head looks a bit like kelp, I bet she would have super slippery lips. Maybe I am thinking about this too much. I still don’t think I’d want to kiss an alien though maybe I am just more species-ist than Pierrot.
The look on Pierrot’s face post-smooch means either he is very passionately affected or Fiyena is wearing lipstick laced with barbiturates. 🙂
Oh, and: I think the staircase looks cool. Rule of Cool, people!
And the lighting (shading?) in the second-last panel is just right
Mr. Pierrot—-YOU’RE NEEDED!!!!!!!!!! (Old Avengers [Mrs. Peel and John Steed])
That second-to-last panel is fantastic in many ways.
@Leland I disagree, energy and raw materials are cheap for spacetrawlers. If anything the ships should be way more luxurious. Ground vehicles are obviously limited by «dock» size but I assume the room taken by accommodation quarters for crew isn’t much of an issue.
You’re very welcome, Christopher! I came here after Little Dee ended, and I’m a big fan. Keep it up!
I keep coming back to this page, but every time I read it it ends up like this: http://infomancy.net/etc/PierrotCampbell.jpg
Is anybody else having this problem?
Poor Fiyena. Loving the humans tends to have bad results. Growp ended up in dust and the bounty hunter is lost in space. I wonder how she’s going to die.
This my favorite new webcomic! Found it a few months ago and read it from the beginning. I think things are really hitting the right stride now, and this week’s been the best so far. Finally some hot alien-on-human action! And Pierrot’s scar looks great in panel 11. A nice story is shaping up, and some decent draftsmanship as well. Keep it up, and I’m sure fans will eventually have a few volumes of trades and a bunch of merch to collect!
@Stewart, I was getting a “could not connect to database” error for Spacetrawler all day yesterday (my time zone). Anyone else with recent issues?
Thanks, @Minutewait! 🙂
And yes, apologies about server difficulty. There was some this morning too. Hopefully no more!
I didn’t have database issues. Just “I think Pierrot should be channeling Bruce Campbell” issues. 😉
“Gimme some sugar, baby!” Might make a good shirt. You could even change “baby” to “fish-face” or “fish-lips”!
The possibilities are endless…
I wonder if that’s like kissing a snowth…
MAD is in color? Since when?