Sketch 268

February 27, 2020
Giant baby head

I’m trying some different things with ink. If I could do this sort of thing in a comic I’d be really happy.

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Robot Fixes the Engine

February 26, 2020
Robot Fixes the Engine

Traditional ink, digital colour. Have a cuppa cake! Read the full comic.

Robot Fixes the Engine

February 25, 2020

In this comic, Robot heads out into space to fix the rocket engine, but is hindered by a freeloading bug and pastries.

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Robot Fixes the Engine

Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

Panel 1: ROBOT is floating alone in space. Stars flicker. He’s tethered to the ship, which is off panel.

ROBOT

Space is such a lonely place…

Panel 2: Somewhere inside the ship, FRANCIS is holding a space helmet, which is full of plants.

FRANCIS

I’d be out there with you if you hadn’t used my helmet as a terrarium.

Panel 3: ROBOT, still floating in space. FRANCIS can be heard over the ship communicator.

ROBOT

…and so very complainy.

FRANCIS

Just fix the engine.

Panel 4: ROBOT is pulling technical looking stuff out of an open hatch on the top of the ship. FRANCIS can be heard over the ship communicator.

ROBOT

Try it now.

FRANCIS

Nothing.

Panel 5: ROBOT is now head first into the hatch, still pulling stuff out of the ship. FRANCIS can be heard over the SHIP COMMUNICATOR.

ROBOT

How about now?

FRANCIS

Nope.

Panel 6: ROBOT floats down into the engine room. It’s huge, and complex.

ROBOT

Whoa! The engine is bigger than I thought!

Panel 7: ROBOT taps on a gauge on the wall. A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE addresses him off panel.

MYSTERIOUS FIGURE

Cuppa cake?

ROBOT

No thanks.

Panel 8: The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE is a giant BUG! ROBOT confronts the BUG.

ROBOT

Ack! A bug!! Get out! Get out!

BUG

But, yum! Yum!

Panel 9: ROBOT forcibly removes the BUG from the engine room. The BUG floats off into space, yelling about yummy cup cakes.

ROBOT

And! Stay!! Out!!!

BUG

Creamy cheese icing!

Panel 10: Meanwhile, somewhere inside the ship, FRANCIS discovers a cable unplugged from a wall receptacle.

FRANCIS

Oh! The engine was just unplugged!

Panel 11: FRANCIS, having solved the engine problem, is visibly proud. ROBOT, having just exerted way too much effort for no discernible purpose, couldn’t care less.

FRANCIS

I fixed the engine!

ROBOT

Great. Have a cupcake.

Sketch 267

February 25, 2020
Man followed by giant spider.

Nice night for a stroll.

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Sketch 266

February 21, 2020
Two headed beast fighting itself.

Two headed beast! Can’t we all get along?

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