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Macedonio – Space Trucking

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Space Trucking

We don’t get to hear enough origin stories about comics.  Oh, I don’t mean the crap about how Superman came to Earth or Peter Parker got bitten by a spider, that kind of thing is part of American mythology at this point.  I’m talking about where small press stories come from, as much as that question can ever hope to be answered.  For example, Macedonio answered a Craigslist ad for somebody who was looking for an illustrator to make a “space panda”, she liked his drawing but didn’t think it was right for the project, he got inspired and drew 80 pages with his own space panda and a friend, she threatened a lawsuit because that’s just what people do these days even if they never pay for an original idea to begin with, and Macedonio ends up with a comic series.  This is the first 26 pages of that story, and it follows a pretty clear path, although it gets a little whacked out on occasion.  I mean that in a good way, of course.  Panda & Monium (no, I can’t tell what Monium is supposed to be either, if anything real at all) come from “an obliterated planet of miscreants and social refure”.  Instantly intriguing, and it’s clear that they’re basically wandering around space aimlessly.  They are discovered in hostile territory, make their way to the planet more or less as prisoners, leave some, uh, droppings behind, and manage to escape.  Still, droppings to you are treasure for certain aliens, so they’re asked back and start a minor revolution of the culture.  It’s funny and wildly inventive and Macedonio, if you read the last review of his I posted, is a guy who has more than paid his dues over the years and deserves all kinds of riches.  I won’t spoil the ending more than I already may have, but this definitely worth a look, and I will say one thing: three boobs.  $2 (or so)