Get yourself together Steve!
It’s been a very weird week, but on the plus side I am full of pizza so I have a lot to be thankful for.
Doing a Pluto comic was Natalie’s idea so she deserves all the credit (while I as always shoulder any blame that happens to be going around). I’ve been avidly tracking all of the news around Pluto and the incredible ten year mission to explore Earth’s weird, reclusive roommate. The little kid in me, the one that loved hearing about space and the stars is dancing with delight in what humanity has managed to do and the part of me that’s grown up is in awe of the scale of everything, from the distance involved to the amount of work it has taken a team of very dedicated people to bring the world images from 7.5 billion kilometers away.
Steve and his unnamed friend* are our take on the Mi-Go of the Cthulhu Mythos. In the Mythos the Mi-Go are terrible, alien monsters that keep brains in jars and sail the depths of space. Ours are love struck idiots on the edge of space.
In fairness they still keep brains in jars though. Just because you’re a romantic doesn’t mean you can’t also be a horrifying monstrosity.
I’m not sure if there’s anything too much out there in the way of Lovecraftian media this week, as I said, it’s been weird. So while I go and re immerse myself in the swirling Eldritch mass that is pop culture, if you’ve seen something noteworthy out there in the world, let me know in the comments.
Until next time, may you forgive your enemies, so that they’re not paying attention when you’re ready to strike!
* Anyone want to name him for me?