What’s next for Commander Valkyrie? You’ll find out in the New Year when I post the final act of “Back in the Black.” Until then, we’re going to take a break to visit a couple other corners of the SPACE: The Comic universe.
Archive for ‘Schwartz’
All I’ll say about the genesis of this comic is that cats often don’t take the hint when you need some privacy. They’re in the spot they’ve chosen, and they’re STAYING.
Valkyrie and Schwartz’s date in Scotland took an unexpected turn when it evolved into a smackdown between Nessie and a UFO, filmed by the DACTA news agency and viewed across the cosmos. It’s a long story. But you can read it starting here: http://spacethecomic.com/?p=465
I had a plan to get my cat to participate in photographing last week’s comic, “Autumn Getaway,” by bribing her with treats to jump up on the table and mess with Schwartz. However, the moment I set Schwartz’s house on the table, she jumped and, without any bribes, immediately played the role I had envisioned for her in my head – terrorizing poor Schwartz. I guess I know my cat well!
When shooting this week’s comic, I placed my television flat on its back with a Star Wars movie on pause in order to capture the spaceship scenes. Soon after, this happened:
Cats + LEGOs are always a challenge!
Commander Schwartz recently accompanied my wife and I on a pleasureable weekend/birthday getaway to the country. What was a relaxing couple days of apple-picking, hiking and winery meandering for us was unfortunately a harrowing sojourn for our little leading man! And then at home, we have his nemesis, our very own “Meowthra!”
I’m almost always entertained by wordplay and robot jokes.
Schwartz never found out who he and Galanos were up against in the virtual wrestling world seen in the (wildly unpopular) “Smackatar” storyline.
Know how dumb I am? I’ve been using Schwartz’s house in the comic for, what, nearly a decade? Only now did I realize that its colors match its owner (especially when Schwartz wears his red and black Classic Space jacket)! It happened by accident. I wanted the LEGO Weekend Home set (#6370) from 1981 but it was a little expensive. So I just went to Bricklink and bought the parts I needed to build it. I ended up choosing black bricks instead of the original set’s blue parts, probably because it was cheaper, I could get all the bricks at one store, and I thought it looked better. Then I constructed it on a lunar baseplate and had a good chuckle at a suburban house sitting on the moon. Schwartz matching his house (he does normally have red in his Space logo, too) was pure serendipity.
There are several characters not included in this comic. Most of them were either featured recently or will be featured soon. I just wanted to touch base with some familiar faces, many who have not been spotted since before the comic went on hiatus!
Buying LEGO Friends sets is definitely something I do exclusively for this comic. Although I have to admit I’ve always had a fascination with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.