What’s an angel? A human who paid $1B to become immortal (other super powers cost extra), and typically lives in “Heaven” (a space station in front of the moon). I made this up. What’s a singularity? A nerdy science fiction fantasy where smart machines start making smarter machines, ad infinitum, and technology runs off without us. I did not make this up. It’s supposed to be taken seriously, since it comes from “futurists.” Read The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil (if you can find it used). I don’t believe the singularity will happen, but no matter. The real question is, what kind of science fiction about the future do we want to make real? What consequences should we consider? What’s important to us? What do we want to retain through this expected transformation? What’s a human? Why should humans live, or should they? Why have society? Why have work? Why have money? Do we like being human? Why are we alive now? bla bla bla, et cetera et cetera. If technology proceeds in the direction it’s headed, the old answers won’t be valid. These are philosophical questions, but they are not idle intellectual games. One day, they will be a matter of life and death.
So, I draw a comic. Two guys, both angels, on the road. The powerful and wealthy humans have left Earth, taking nearly everything. Ordinary humans are almost extinct. Global warming has turned everywhere into a desert. There are strange entities alive. There are consequences to be considered, and thoughts to be thought. Forever. The original medium for these comics is an 8.5 inch wide by 5.5 inch high, horizontal format mini-comic. Currently, I sell them only at a few yearly comic or ‘zine events. The events at which I’ll be exhibiting are listed on a page accessible via a link below. New chapters are added at a rate of one every two months, on average, maybe. Each chapter has its study guide. These are provided to explain obscure references or esoteric concepts. It might be reasonable to expect an artwork to be fully selfcontained, so that such additional information isn’t necessary. I’d argue this is never really the case, since some degree of sophistication on the part of the readership is always assumed. The only difference between this comic and a more popular one is how common is the assumed knowledge.
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