Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space

Kevin Says:

Here’s the thing.  I’ve been wanting to work with Ming Doyle since I first laid eyes on her work, full of lush brushstrokes and an inky, organic cool that draws one in.  The problem is that she’s kind of in demand.  BOOM! Studios just had her do a chunk of the Jennifer’s Body graphic novel, and she’s appeared in more Image anthologies than I knew were made and she’s got commissions a-go-go, so I figured out a schedule that would work for both of us: once a week, on Tuesdays at noon.  I’m pretty sure that in the near future, I’m going to be begging her to please, for the love of god, turn in this week’s strip so I can stop sacrificing these college freshmen I’ve been “tutoring” in my basement, but I hope this is the beginning of a long, fruitful collaboration.

Ming Says:

I knew I wouldn’t be averse to the thought of working with Kevin Church the moment I first met him. It was in the basement of the Somerville Theater, which also happens to serve as the Museum of Bad Art, and we were just about to watch Robocop. There in that dark recessed chamber of Davis Square, flanked by forgotten Cray-Pas™ masterpieces of old and futuristic visions from the past, I felt the call to comic book arms. It wasn’t until months later when Kevin pulled the plight of astronauts Steve and Dan from out of the seeming blue that I knew what we’d be working on together, but with wit, humor, taste and charm as sharp as Kevin’s, I always hoped it would be inevitable that we should. Also he enticed me by offering to finance an actual trip to outer space for research purposes, so I’ll see you in geosynchronous orbit, suckers.

Discussion (15) ¬

  1. Tommie Kelly

    Well Done Guys, great start, looks cool

  2. Evan Waters

    Excellent kickoff.

  3. Jeff

    I don’t know if I’m Team Dan or Team Steve.

    It’s funny, it looks amazing, and I can’t wait for next week.

  4. E

    Team Dan, all the way. Gravity can suck it!

  5. MrLich

    A huge congrats to both of you on the start of what is sure to be an awesome project! Very much looking forward to reading every week. :)

  6. Dawlism

    yay for space!

  7. The Retroist

    Great funny. A great start to what I hope is a long term comic.

  8. Ming Doyle

    Thanks so much for the support, everyone! Steve and Dan are a blast to draw, I hope we can all follow them on many more miserable adventures.

  9. Nina

    An auspicious beginning, indeed! I’ll be tuning in fer shure.

  10. ItsTheGoog

    This is a great idea, I can’t wait to see what else happens to Dan and Steve.

    Ming, the art is fantastic. I look forward to seeing more of it. Kevin, I know you’ll keep me entertained.

  11. Stefan Blitz

    I love this more than Astronaut Ice Cream!

  12. Posky

    I just wanted to jump back to the beginning and say that this was a great idea for a great comic.

  13. jimbo6664

    I have to say that Dan and Steve are now two of my favourite all time bickering couples. Really funny and highly entertaining. Keep up the good work.

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