06/05/13 Dark-Light Return Trip


Ugh, Last Wednesday’s strip isn’t 100% done. The panel of Krep is a busy one. Almost done though.

Of course, part of the problem is I went out with some friends to do some plein air* painting for a good portion of Monday.

* “plein air” is French, meaning “in the open air.” It just an expression artists use to say they painted outside. A little froofy perhaps, but there it is. Apparently “peinture sur le motif” or “painting on the ground” is variant.


  1. John H

    Thank You for SpaceTrawler and the smile it puts on my face every night.
    I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your day out in the “plain” air.

    I am always amazed at the complex detail in each strip. The uncolored strips give me a much greater appreciation of all the detail you put into your work.

    My Sincere Thanks

  2. mercuryflash

    When I was on the wrestling team in high school, anyone who was easy to defeat was called a fish because they just flopped around.

    Not sure if that’s relevant, but I felt the need to chime in… Also I’m glad that we are not too close to the end of the story yet.

  3. Mic

    I love how Martina’s Dad reminds me of most excited fans. “Wow! I can go to the actual [location! Can I meet [actor/character]? Can I can I can I?”

    He’s easily one of my favourite characters. Kinda like how Wilf is easily my favourite companion of The Doctor.

  4. Muzhik

    @Christopher, I really like your painting, the way the path just goes into the field and then stops. It reminds me very much of Van Gogh’s “Wheat Field With Crows”, but in a much cheerier perspective.

  5. Muzhik

    @Evil, No; if you look closely at both the painting and the photo you’ll see the area of flattened grass ends just before the shade of the lone tree in the painting where the grass is taller. It’s a farm field turnabout, just like the ones in the old Iowa farms where I grew up.

    @Christopher, I think the stories of Van Gogh’s self-mutilation are greatly exagerated. In fact, I think most of those stories fall into the category of …

    just ear-say.

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