"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.
Working on a thing…
Preview for the last issue is up riiiiiiight… NOW :0
Haha, you should read this preview because it ends on a cliffhanger that BASICALLY means you have to buy the book next week to find out what happens! So, do that!
We were so glad to see that the resolution of that scene wouldn’t be in the preview. I don’t know why more writers don’t play toward the 5-page web preview!
Just wrapped art on Adventure Time 31, in which PB and Marcy are bad role models.
Okay, got my Dino Run avatar all set. How do I put him in the computer?
2014 Guest Announcement | MICE 2014 -
MICE is pleased to welcome some very special people to our fifth annual show as guests:
Emily Carroll - Best known for her spooky, surreal web comics like His Face All Red and Out of Skin. These stories and more will be collected into her first book Through the Woods published by Margaret K McElderry Books in July 2014.
James Kochalka - Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate and celebrated creator ofAmerican Elf. His recent works include Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza for young readers and Superf*ckers cartoon for not-so young viewers.
Box Brown - A prolific independent cartoonist and founder of the small press Retrofit Comics. His graphic biography Andre the Giant: Life and Legend steps into the ring this spring.
Paul Hornschemeier - NYT Bestselling cartoonist, animator for IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, and a recent addition to Boston’s comics community. His works include the graphic novels Life With Mr. Dangerous and Three Paradoxes, and the YouTube series Forlorn Funnies.
All these cartoonists will have new books available in time for our show! You’ll find the creators showcasing their work in the exhibition halls and panel discussions, and generally walking amongst us as though they were mere mortals.
Stay tuned for more guest announcements, coming soon!
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