05/06/22 – You Can Be Free Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 6, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/05/2022-05-06-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent When saving people, you often won’t know who doesn’t actually want to be saved until you pry the puppy from their arms. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/04/22 – Mouse Inspiration 05/09/22 – Like A Prison Break 14 Comments Coyoty May 6, 2022 at 1:20 am 2 years ago Dopamine is also a mind-altering drug. They’re dopey dope-heads. minando May 7, 2022 at 3:48 am 2 years ago They’re swimming in oxytocin 🙂 someone May 6, 2022 at 4:22 am 2 years ago Beardo got rid of his helmet right away, and without dropping the pup! Or maybe Nari took it off for him. vincentmuyo May 6, 2022 at 2:11 pm 2 years ago Ack, dog people. This would never happen to me, a cat person. Oh, these bloody hands? Just some minor scratches, they didn’t mean anything by it. Jude May 7, 2022 at 1:21 am 2 years ago Coming from another cat person – you know kittens love you by amount of scratches on your legs from them climbing up to get closer to you. minando May 9, 2022 at 3:07 am 2 years ago So…where’ your secret bird cemetery? Our cat even has a secret toilet. Only the neighbours know… Owen Smith May 6, 2022 at 5:29 pm 2 years ago I hate cats and my allergies won’t let me go near dogs, so I’m safe from both. Erhannis May 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm 2 years ago …What if they DID raise them, and taught them not to be monsters? Rikard May 7, 2022 at 3:04 pm 2 years ago Difficult without first teaching what a monster is? Pete Rogan May 6, 2022 at 9:55 pm 2 years ago Nice exposition of an unexpected angle to people’s perspective on being a Strib nanny, Christopher. The job you get stuck with may be one you end up liking, after all. Most people don’t know that Bill Watterson’s first strip was about a lone spaceman encountering hostile landscapes and beings. His syndicate editor shot that down, and suggested he make the strip about a imagination-addled young boy instead. And so we got “Calvin and Hobbes” for ten glorious years. Anybody paying attention should have noticed Pauly’s premonition of this situation on Wednesday: “Is this a PURPOSE I’ve just found in life, or merely an UNPLEASANT SIDE-EFFECT?” Chiphu isn’t the only one who finds the two indistinguishable. Sometimes. rws May 6, 2022 at 11:12 pm 2 years ago So Spiff is older than Calvin. Interesting. someone May 7, 2022 at 8:21 am 2 years ago Pete Rogan was kidding. I doubt Watterson would really have enjoyed making a comic strip of mindless xeno-violence. Pete Rogan May 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm 2 years ago There’s more to Bill Watterson than you might realize. During his sabbatical he took the opportunity to learn how to draw in a 64-bit Mac program and posted some of his sketches online. I have a couple of them. Unsigned, of course, but unmistakable, right through about six graphics layers. Have you ever noticed how much he looks like Dad in his strip? And he certainly didn’t have any trouble showing Spiff blasting the xenos with horrific lightning bolts from his raygun. And you should see his portrait of Petey Otterloop auctioned to help Richard Thompson as his Parkinson’s slowly cost him his ability to draw. I dare you to look at it and describe it as ‘funny’ without also thinking ‘tragic.’ That’s a special kind of talent and a unique perspective. Not limited as you imagine at all. KQY61 May 8, 2022 at 6:35 am 2 years ago As I recall Spiff’s raygun had a Deep Fat Fry setting. Hard to imagine a more intense setting. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.