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Stress Distress

December 30, 2020
In this comic, Robot helps Francis the Sheep de-stress from their current predicament.
In this comic, Robot helps Francis the Sheep de-stress from their current predicament.
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    Stress Distress

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: EXT., DAY, SNOW PLANET. ROBOT and FRANCIS, terrified, hide behind a boulder. Vicious ZOMBIE SNOW BEASTS look everywhere for them.

    FRANCIS

    I’m fairly certain this excursion is taking years off my life.

    ROBOT

    Really? Which years, do you think?

    FRANCIS

    Beg pardon?

    Panel 2

    ROBOT

    I read this very scientific study that said stress, while already universally disliked for being an all-round jerk, can also travel through time and space to affect any part of your life.

    Panel 3

    ROBOT

    For example, your stress from these Zombie Snow Beasts is transmitting through time and space as we speak. It might travel backwards, and be the reason you felt sad and alone for two weeks in the farmyard paddock as a young lamb.

    Panel 4: A diagram shows how the stress from the ZOMBIE SNOW BEASTS could potentially affect FRANCIS throughout her entire life, traveling back in time to make her sad in the paddock, or possibly traveling forward and killing her with a heart attack tomorrow. Several unrelated moments in FRANCIS’s life are also labelled on her time line: birthday, electric fence (yikes), hay bail concussion, meets Robot, angry crow incident, and space piranhas.

    Panel 5

    ROBOT

    Or it might travel forward and kill you with a heart attack tomorrow. This is why stress doesn’t get invited to any fun parties.

    Panel 6

    FRANCIS

    This universe is really stupid. I want my years back!

    ROBOT

    Not to worry, I’ve got just the thing.

    Panel 7: Robot pulls out two very large blaster gun things. CATHARSIS! RAY™ appears above them, as the ZOMBIE SNOW BEASTS are now aware of them.

    Panel 8: ROBOT and FRANCIS blast all of the ZOMBIE SNOW BEASTS with the CATHARSIS! RAY™ blaster gun thingies.

    Panel 9: More blasting.

    Panel 10

    FRANCIS

    I feel ten years younger!!

    ROBOT

    That’s probably radiation. These things are not safe at all.

I Just Wanted to Draw Zombie Snow Beasts

December 21, 2020

Comic work in progress, page one of two. Brush, some sponge, and a bit of black Lumocolor pencil I’m going to regret applying before a proper clean up.

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.