Latest blog post: Redraw of chapter 1 is happening (2024-05-11)

Author's comment:

I based looks of the General on actor that played similar role in one of my favorite old TV shows. I hope he's recognizable.

So the first chapter of the comic ends, and with that, it goes onto another hiatus, but this time it's a planned one: In these one and a half months I somehow managed to finish my yearly predicted quota in pages (11 out of projected 12), so I simply ran out of script. I need time to write ahead for chapter 2, and those that will follow (while we're at it). This shouldn't take longer than a month or so. Thanks for sticking around!

Meanwhile, you can ask your answers either in the comments below or there over the social media I listed on the right. I will try to respond to them in a non-spoilery way.



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Greg C (Silence Echoes) (transfer from Disqus)

Ah good old Hammond. This means we may have a more reasonable voice on the government side.

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Greg Sparks (transfer from Disqus)

I think you were going for Don S Davis, who played Major General George Hammond.
Panel 4 nails it, panel 5 not so much, but you were going for more expression there.
Is there a scheduled update?

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Darth_Biomech

Woah, bingo! Also, thank you!
There's no scheduled update yet, my life's still kind of a wreck after my mothers death. I hope to force myself to pick stylus and put something forth before the end of the year, but no promises yet.

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wolf ryet

This is great. Waiting for more and to see how it evolves.

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Super_Weegee (transfer from Disqus)
It didn't respond to our hails, so we were forced to open fire on it.

I believe that it's supposed to be calls there.

Loving this story so far! Keep up the good work!

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Paul Blay (transfer from Disqus)

Nope. 'Hailing' a vehicle is a thing. c.f. "Hail a cab", "Hail a ship" etc.

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Super_Weegee (transfer from Disqus)

Ah, I did a bit of research and you seem to be right. It looked a bit odd to me when I read it.

Thanks for correcting me.

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Siren (transfer from Disqus)

I'm curious whether this story is a "first contact thrusts humanity into interstellar space travel" comic, or "alien spends a lot of time on earth learning about human culture" comic.

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Darth_Biomech

It's both. the first volume would be about alien stranded on earth and the consequences of the whole ordeal, in the second volume the scope will become greater and move on to interaction between civilizations.

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Murphy (transfer from Disqus)

I'm glad you're still going forward.
(Panel 5 should probably have "major" not "mayor".)






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Many homeworlds of the respective species are still divided into countries, but freshly established colonies on other planets are almost always monolithic and basically independent, since they sprawled from a single initial outpost, and time lag involved due to interstellar distances making remote management of the colony from a homeworld to be ineffective and frustrating at best.