The Meaning of Life

May 21, 2020

In this comic, Robot and Francis the Sheep go to a strange planet in search of the meaning of life. Kind of.

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    The Meaning of Life

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: ROBOT and FRANCIS search an alien landscape for something unknown. They seem quite determined.

    Panel 2: Beautiful wild flowers surround them. It’s a very nice planet.

    Panel 3: Their search ends in a stunning valley. Towering before them is the goddess CHAKKA OF AKONG. She is surrounded by swirling magic.

    Panel 4

    FRANCIS

    Great Goddess Chakka of Akong, your wisdom knows no bounds! We are humbled to be in your presence!

    ROBOT

    We seek guidance!

    Panel 5

    CHAKKA OF AKONG

    My knowledge is as deep and as wide as the Universe is infinite. What do you desire? The meaning of life? The secrets of the universe?

    Panel 6

    ROBOT

    Nah, something much more important. We need directions to Galaxy Joe’s House of Noodles!

    Panel 7: CHAKKA OF AKONG isn’t impressed with this request. Not even a little bit.

    CHAKKA OF AKONG

    Are you asking me, an immortal, all-knowing, higher being, for restaurant directions?!

    Panel 8

    FRANCIS

    To be fair, they have the best noodles, and our map app couldn’t get a cyberweb connection out here.

    ROBOT

    Hold on Francis! I got a signal! Galaxy Joe’s - first left past the Gummy Nebula. Let’s ride!

    Panel 9: CHAKKA OF AKONG is completely baffled by this entire chain of events.

    CHAKKA OF AKONG

    What is happening right now?!

    Panel 10: ROBOT and FRANCIS blast off into space, once again on the trail of, apparently, lunch.

    Panel 11: GALAXY JOE’S, home of the gigantic noodle bowl.

    FRANCIS

    What did she mean when she said she’d erase us from this plane of existence?

    ROBOT

    I don’t know, but it’ll be reflected in her Goddess review. 1 star. Short tempered. Would not idolize.

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