Close Encounter 4

posted 14th Mar 2020, 6:14 PM

Close Encounter 4
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14th Mar 2020, 6:14 PM

Marcel

That's all folks!



Note on Page 1: They're picking up Morse Code ship to shore stuff.

Page 2: I used a font called Xbywire to disguise the message, "This is Reginald Fessenden broadcasting from Brant Rock Massachusetts...". I called us a double planet to create some uncertainty. Our Moon is about the same size as Mercury. If it was alone in this orbit it would be the third planet. If I was a mischievous God, I would have switched the two about a hundred thousand years ago so that when the humans explored them they'd say "What the fuck?" and thereby prove that I exist.

Page 4: I looked for the actual text of the Prime Directive and found that it doesn't exist! It's therefore loosely translated.
Crop circles were a hoax, but livestock mutilations are very real and extremely weird. Some folks may not find the punchline funny. Imagine the stress of living in an area where this stuff is going on around you, and these animals are your livelihood.
Then some doofus on the internet makes a cheap joke about it.

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14th Mar 2020, 7:13 PM

Mrremoraman

God this one got me laughing! Amazing work! I love the resignation and how crop circles are their Plan B

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15th Mar 2020, 8:15 AM

Marcel

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15th Mar 2020, 4:48 PM

Mrremoraman

BTW you forgot to mention their propensity for sticking things up people's poop holes.


They do that a lot, apparently.

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15th Mar 2020, 7:24 PM

Marcel

I think I covered that subject here.
I had a colonoscopy a while ago. It was a bit like those alien abduction stories I've heard about. ;)

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14th Mar 2020, 7:40 PM

thing 1

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15th Mar 2020, 5:02 AM

plymayer

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15th Mar 2020, 10:16 AM

area5.1

I'm not sure if the prime directive was really "a thing" until next gen.

If you've come all that way, you might as well do crop circles,.. you never know if a rock band might want a picture for their album cover.

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15th Mar 2020, 11:58 AM

thing 1

on the contrary, The Prime Directive was featured in many of the Original Series episodes: "The Omega Glory", "A private Little War","The Apple", and "Bread and Circuses" to name a few. it was definitely "a thing" before next gen!

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15th Mar 2020, 12:42 PM

Marcel

Thank you thing 1! I was about to research up those examples myself, but now I needn't.

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17th Mar 2020, 6:41 PM

mitchellbravo

What a cute scene! I was expecting something more cynical, like it ends with them picking up a reality TV broadcast... but the uncynical side of me really appreciates that you didn't take it that way :P


edit: Oh dang! Now I'm all caught up! Well, looking forward to see what you do next! Been a pleasure to see your art and joke skills so far!

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17th Mar 2020, 8:21 PM

Marcel

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! They're music to my... eyes?
But seriously, I'm working on a somewhat disturbing Easter comic and a Betty and Billy that may appear next if I finish it on time.

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18th Mar 2020, 2:45 PM

mitchellbravo

Yessss!!! I don't know what it is but you've got the best content I've seen with regard to holiday-themed art. Maybe it's just that the down-to-earth nature of your art really makes a great contrast to the creepy humor. Betty and Billy always crack me up.

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18th Mar 2020, 7:21 PM

Marcel

You are an inspiration!

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22nd Mar 2020, 5:24 AM

Sophie_G

that was really cute! nice work on the backgrounds, i want to go see what all the fancy buttons do!

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22nd Mar 2020, 9:25 AM

Marcel

Thank you! If you look at them closely you might recognize some stuff.

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20th Apr 2020, 1:01 PM

BlueDragon

Oh, they took our entertainment too seriously XD

Poor cows :*(

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