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Support System

November 2, 2020
In this comic, Robot and Francis learn about the not-so-unusual customs of a strange alien society.
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    Support System

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: SPACE. A dirty smoke trail careens toward a cube shaped ALIEN PLANET. CRASH!

    Panel 2: ROBOT and FRANCIS stand near their ship. FRANCIS is wiping her hands on a RAG. They are surrounded by nondescript BOXES, stacked high into the sky.

    FRANCIS

    The phlang-o-tron is on the fritz. I fixed it, but it needs be replaced.

    ROBOT

    Good work! Let’s get out of here - these boxes are giving me the heebie-jeebies!

    BOX

    I earn a root beer float for good work!

    Panel 3: ROBOT and FRANCIS freak out at the unexpected voice.

    FRANCIS

    Who said that?!

    ROBOT

    Gah! All these boxes have people trapped in them!

    Panel 4: The PERSON IN THE BOX explains.

    PERSON IN THE BOX

    We’re not trapped! We just work and live in these tiny boxes until we die, or until we are no longer valuable to the system.

    Panel 5: ROBOT and FRANCIS examine the stack of BOXES, while considering the argument by the PERSON IN THE BOX. ROBOT leans on the box they are talking to.

    FRANCIS

    That doesn’t sound like you’re NOT trapped.

    ROBOT

    Also, it looks like you all are just supporting the guy on top.

    Panel 6: Sitting atop the tall stack of boxes is an OBESE CAT-LIKE CREATURE in a TOP HAT. It’s far too large to be sitting on such a narrow tower of boxes.

    PERSON IN THE BOX

    No, we’re all equal! I mean, he gets paid more, and has a nicer view, and controls the root beer float box, but…hey, is my box moving? HEY!

    Panel 7: ROBOT stumbles, as the BOX he’s leaning on slides out of from under him.

    ROBOT

    Uh oh.

    Panel 8: STACKS OF BOXES topple to the ground. ROBOT and FRANCIS run for their lives!

    FRANCIS

    RUN!

    Panel 9: ROBOT and FRANCIS fly away from the planet in their SPACE SHIP, as the PLANET falls into ruin.

    Panel 10: ROBOT and FRANCIS, safe aboard their SHIP, enjoy ROOT BEER FLOATS.

    FRANCIS

    Lucky for us the root beer float box fell right into the ship as we were running for our lives!

    ROBOT

    Good work!

The Secret to Great Adventure

August 30, 2020
The Secret to Great Adventure

Robot and Francis the Sheep have another harrowing misadventure! Not to worry, it’s all part of their plan. Read the full comic.

The Secret to Great Adventure

August 30, 2020

In this comic, Robot and Francis discover the secret to great adventure.

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    The Secret to Great Adventure

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: ROBOT is pulling MUTANT SPACE PIRANHAS off his head. Nondescript debris floats nearby.

    ROBOT

    A friend once told me the best adventures come unexpectedly. Spontaneity, she said, is the secret to great adventure. She was eaten by a Three Legged Gullfinch on Bleacher 9. Tragic, but not unexpected.

    Panel 2: FRANCIS describes their current predicament.

    FRANCIS

    I bet your friend never survived a school of Mutant Space Piranhas who ate her space ship, only to get hopelessly stranded on the Screaming Rock Heads of Jibber Jabber, moments from crashing into the centre of the hottest star in the galaxy.

    Panel 3: ROBOT and FRANCIS sit atop one of many Screaming Rock Heads of Jibber Jabber, all careening through space toward the hottest star in the galaxy. There are a couple MUTANT  SPACE PIRANHAS still floating about, and lots of SHIP DEBRIS.

    Panel 4: ROBOT and FRANCIS, heading toward the HOTTEST STAR IN THE GALAXY.

    ROBOT

    Her loss. Speaking of impending death, do you think it’s last minute enough to implement my heroic plan to get us out of this harrowing ordeal?

    FRANCIS

    Planned escape! That’s the real secret to great adventure!

Inky Black Space

August 27, 2020
Unexpected Adventure WIP

I entered August intending to make more comics, but the month is almost over and I only have one in progress. It’s almost done. I’m fairly sure scanning this page will be a hot mess, but that’s a weekend problem. Stay well, peeps!

The Meaning of Life

May 21, 2020
The Meaning of Life

Wherein our two intrepid space idiots go in search of the ultimate knowledge. Kind of. Read the full comic.

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.

Sketch 283

April 28, 2020
Sheep Astronaut Hairstyles

Hairstyles of the Woolly Spacefaring Adventurer

Sketch 282

April 17, 2020
Sheep astronaut

Francis. Space explorer. Trigger happy. Sheep.

Sketch 281

April 9, 2020
Robot and Francis and a giant mouth breathing alien woman

Speaking moistly.

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.