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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.
Space is such a lonely place…
Panel 2: Somewhere inside the ship, FRANCIS is holding a space helmet, which is full of plants.
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.
…and so very complainy.
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.
Try it now.
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.
How about now?
Panel 6: ROBOT floats down into the engine room. It’s huge, and complex.
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.
Panel 8: The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE is a giant BUG! ROBOT confronts the BUG.
Ack! A bug!! Get out! Get out!
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.
And! Stay!! Out!!!
Creamy cheese icing!
Panel 10: Meanwhile, somewhere inside the ship, FRANCIS discovers a cable unplugged from a wall receptacle.
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.
I fixed the engine!
Great. Have a cupcake.