68. Asteroid Stu and the Mind-Duel

Front cover to Asteroid Stu and the Mind-Duel

Asteroid Stu, the Asteroid Belt’s best (and only) private eye is back! The cast of characters includes Edzl the Nebboid (to be featured in my ongoing, forever-going work-in-progress, Pause & Reflect Comics. Norbert the Wiener, the cyberdog, Dr. Dud (alias Professor Eyecue), Quakor, our regional agent from the Galactic Bureau of Investigation, and Captain Krool and the No-Bodies, are a few of the other co-stars. The comic was a sort of prequel to “The Case of the Renegade Refrigerator,” the feature story in Multiverse Comics and Stories. (See below on how to obtain these treasures.)

The comic will debut on the Chimera Spoor site soon. This time, in moving the pages to the web, I may post a page at a time –hopefully, on a more frequent than my usual once-in-a-blue moon basis. The cover is the only color image, the rest of the pages are in glorious black and white with half-tones.

The comic was really the first full comic I created, somewhere back in the misty past. It was the first time my partnership with computers and comics began to “click,” where I started to figure out a process that worked for me. That was several computers ago, in a distant galaxy, far, far away.

I was continuing to diligently look at a more conventional webcomic publishing scheme. I spent much of the day researching a WP plugin called “Comic Easel” that provides a lot of nifty webcomic features. I went through a thorough, step-by-step tutorial and even learned a bit of PHP code. With some trepidation, I prepared to come up to my studio tonight and completely revolutionize (or screw up) my Chimera Spoor website. I was prepared to cast the die, to let the chips fall where they may, to boldly go where no old comic geek has gone before (as far as I know, which isn’t really very far).

Only catch is you have to upgrade to WordPress’s “Business” model and I’m too cheap. If I did that, I’d have to start getting serious about making money from my comics and that would be too, too much work.

Oh well. Important Buddhist teaching inserted so I can use “Buddhism” and “Dharma” as categories for this post: Don’t attach to outcomes.

To close, I will, on a whim, post a lame robocat cartoon that works as a metaphor for the usual feline-human relationship. Now I can add “Cats” to my list of categories as well.

Robocat & servant2

MC&S-72 Multiverse Comics and Stories, 106 pages, full color, is available from Amazon in Kindle and hardcopy formats.

AS&MD-72 Asteroid Stu and the Mind-Duel, 54 pages, black and white interior, is also available in Kindle and hardcopy formats from Amazon. Both comics include Edzl, the Nebboid from the Vague Nebula, who will be the lead character in a running feature story, “Edzl’s Awakening: Or, Yes We Have Some Nibbanas.” This will be part of Pause & Reflect Comics, currently in progress.

Categories Bozobots, Buddhism, Cartooning, Cats, Comic books, Computers, Creativity, Cyberdogs, Dhamma, Dharma, Dogs, Fantasy, Humor, Marketing, Multiverse, Robots

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