"Pioneers" by Braden Lamb
This was a mini-comic sold by Braden Lamb (Boston resident and Adventure Time (the comic) artist) at SPX. It was $4, which is a decent value for something on good paper with four or five colors (two at a time). The swirly shading and simple character designs are a delight.
In this silent comic a pear shaped guru goes on a trip to space via the powers of his mind. His proselytization of this technique results in three other pioneers attempting their own journeys, which all end up in varied disasters. A woman shatters a fragile crystal world with her voice, a beefy guy disrupts a crucial step in early evolutionary development to the displeasure of a local resident, and a guy with a haircut gets his brain cut out by robots.
Through their ill-advised adventurism the titular pioneers end up like a GWB bumbling their way through the cosmos rather than the Middle East. They might have been well served taking a page out the United Federation of Planet’s Prime Directive - but even the famous crews of the various Enterprise starships broke that one on the reg. This comic seems to suggest that you should keep your ass at home and save everyone a lot of trouble.
Thanks for the nice words!
Yeah, I guess this comic is essentially a Chick Tract for the Prime Directive.