• Walex B

    Lovely colors, I like the new format too, and the many subtle details: for example that the stars are easily visible in the sky means there is no light pollution from electrical lights, as confirmed by the lanterns. The speech of the boy has become less easy to understand, I guess because he is agitated.

    • Thank you! The new color palate is inspired by the 64 colors available to early comics artists using the 4-color process system. For much of January, I experimented with replicating the halftone dots created by this printing method, but ultimately couldn’t find a technique that I was happy with. The restricted color palate is a fair compromise, I think, forcing me to operate within a set of creative restrictions.

    • bayareajohn

      New dimensional format: e enters his cubist period….

  • Walex B

    BTW I continue to hope that this comic becomes more popular — and I would love to see a TV/Netflix adaptation, it is a story that is perfect for episodic movies.

    • Homunclus

      That’s what my wet dreams are about…

  • bayareajohn

    Considering their likely origins, these folk have probably never seen a black person before.

    • Are you assuming that the colonist saucers only transported caucasians? If that were true, it would certainly emphasize Ben’s Grafeneck heritage in a pretty negative way…

      • bayareajohn

        Nazi’s. Not a lot of positive ways to emphasize…

        • Here we go with the blanket generalizations…

  • Folarx

    “We come in peace” might be a risky choice of words on some quarters of the galaxy
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f146a0ce23a7d3d3c43db016fb3c19d1aaf9bd2534dbd012495aa43f32c9b547.gif

    • Don’t even get me started on Discovery!

      • Homunclus

        Not a fan? I guess despite the strong critical reception the show has been ill received by audiences. Personally I have quite enjoyed it.

        • Westward was originally conceived as Star Trek fanfic that took place in the same pre-TOS era as Discovery, so it’s inevitable that there would be creative differences. But I really think that the new series is more interested in being a cynical postmodern deconstruction of Star Trek than a meaningful successor. I stopped watching about halfway through.

          • Folarx

            Oh, the second half got pretty rad. And kiiiiiind of insane. Mostly insane, actually.
            But also rad.

          • CircleReader

            From the most recent reviews, it’s turned out to be not even anything as smart as a postmodern deconstruction; just another pointless mystery box. 🙁

          • I suppose you’d have to make a case for postmodern deconstruction being smart. ;D

    • Homunclus

      REMAIN KLINGON!!!

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    Sadly, Pilgrim didn’t make enough progress on his perception skill and thus he was ambushed by a gelatinous cube that despite towering 10 x10 veritably lept from the shadows to land more or less on top of him.
    His ears were also sadly ill attuned to understand the inquiry by the cube as it sat on him: “is this the way to Amarillo?”