Albert the Alien – Summer Break 8
Just like last year, we’re going on Summer Break for several weeks while we put together the second print volume of Albert the Alien (recently funded on Kickstarter). This year we’re going to be doing actual story content written by Trevor Mueller – with guest artists filling in for Gabo.
When Reading with Pictures approached me to pitch for volume 2, I had a few story ideas in mind. One was about Albert learning about similes and metaphors (which appears in the book today). The other was a story about human biology, which became this story about Albert saving the kid choking during lunch.
Kasey Williams is an incredible talent in her own right, and even launched a (recently completed) webcomic series called Galacticat. It’s not all-ages appropriate, so I won’t link to it, but you can search for it easily enough.
Kasey has such an incredible style to her work, and I loved her take on the characters so much I decided to shrink down this story into a 5 page adventure. Unfortunately in doing so I made a grievous error in biology (no spoilers, but you’ll see it in the 4th page of the story). Not her fault at all – totally my bad. It just goes to show you what an additional 3-5 pages can do for fleshing out science.
In any case, the story is still super cute and enjoyable. So enjoy part 1 (of 5) of this adventure!
Albert the Alien was just nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Online Comic! This is such an honor. Check it out here.
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My next convention appearance will be Count-i-Con on August 29-30 in Greyslake, IL. This is an awesome and unique con because it focuses on the creators, not on celebrities. They have an amazing guest line up, and should have some incredible talent in their artist alley (myself included). I hope to see you there!