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!
Archive for ‘Shakespearian Dragons’
When I said the last comic was the final part of “Fun on the Runway,” I lied. This is. Well, I actually thought of this comic afterwards because I had wanted to use Lt. Coldwell. It’s part of my recent effort to flesh out a lot of characters who haven’t received enough attention.
The nature of this whole comic is a constant conflict for me. I would like to do more with the characters and the story, as those are my own creations. But they’re tied to something that’s not mine, the Lego sets and designs, so it hampers what I can do. Yet, people may never have read it in the beginning if not for the fact that it was built with Lego. And the Lego plays into the mood of the whole thing, and helps me create the story I want because I can take photos of it instead of draw, which takes me a lot longer and produces a lot less. I really wish I could somehow make the comic more official, but haven’t found a way yet. I have been writing prose fiction using my characters and stories, divorced from anything Lego-releated, and might try and do something separate with that, but the comic is still the main project. I kinda painted myself into a corner.
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.
Things must be serious! This is the first time anyone’s ever bit it in the comic.
I originally wanted to call this story “Dragon Attack” (like the Queen song) but I didn’t want to give away the surprise monsters in the title. So I went with the more confusing “Blank Attack.” Anyway, yes, this was meant to illustrate whatever Freddie Mercury was singing about in “Dragon Attack.”