To give you an idea of how far ahead I plan out stories, the scene of Schwartz and Galanos talking in Schwartz’s yard was shot in January 2011! Some of the sets I use repeatedly aren’t always accessible to me, so I might shoot current scenes as well as scenes I know are coming up just to have those ready and in the bank. We’re actually coming up to the end of “Bootlegs,” which is the longest story I’ve ever done.
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I asked readers what they’d like to see in the 100th comic. Worker201 from classic-space.com responded almost immediately with an idea that was so perfect and like something I would do that it was like he had reached into my brain and pulled the idea out. I went with it and it became the longest comic I’ve ever done. Thanks for the great idea, worker201!
Here’s what worker201 wrote: “I’m thinking the 100 should be one of those “Remember that?” retrospectives that sitcoms used to feature. Galanos and Schwartz could be trapped somewhere and thinking they are about to die, so they see their lives flash before them. Like meeting Valkyrie at the theater, some memorable crashes, etc, all documented with photos from past comics. They could also have some fake remembrances, like “Remember that time we had to fight those dragons with the M-Tron guys? Dude, that wasn’t us. Oh yeah.” Of course it turns out they’re not dying, it’s just some twisted prank Schwartz has come up with.”
I need to revisit the idea that the main Space Agency characters get together once in awhile to play cards. I haven’t done enough with the idea that they’re all friends. And Red especially needs more attention.
This has always been one of my favorite comics, and that’s probably why I flashback to it so often. Which is funny, because it’s a big set of flashbacks in itself. In retrospect, every adventure seen here seems to be based on Galanos and Schwartz’s love of TV. Captain Kirk and his crew once ran from a giant cat on Star Trek, and the skeleton scene is a tribute to Jason & The Argonauts. The dynamically lazy duo are big fans of Indy movies and the many Harrison Ford clones that star in them in the far future of the comic, as would be revealed following the short appearance of Indy here. And the Han Solo in Carbonite gag is a small continuity error, as Schwartz and Galanos darn well should know what that is! They even admit the mistake in a later comic. Finally, the flashback to the Academy days is important, as it shows the group of friends that are central in many ways to the comic: Weiss, Amarillo, Schwartz, Galanos and Red. By no coincidence, those are the colors in which Lego released its Classic Space astronauts, and I gave them all names to match. Oh, the last panel is supposed to be Schwartz throwing up in Galanos’ helmet, but that wasn’t clear to everyone, so I did a whole other comic to explain it afterwards. LOL
-This is not an official Lego comic. This is a tribute.
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