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Far Out There

A manga-esque Sci-Fi Comedy. Far Out There is the webcomic where things happen... IN SPACE!!!

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It's always nice when the content of the comic matches my own mental state. Yeah, I'm glad I went ahead and declared that the Voting Incentive wouldn't be done today, because BOY was that never gonna happen. It's been another very distracting few days... which is impressive seeing as how there was a freak snowstorm Sunday and nobody's been able to leave the house for anything. Actually, the main problem is just that I've been burning the midnight oil too much working on these things, which has left me in an exceedingly distractible state.

So, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go take an exceedingly long nap. It's the responsible, productive thing to do.
@ Comic: Honestly, at this point, he probably should get a job as a board member for the food and drug administration, and have them crack down harder on numerous food products.
Boy, it just isn't Christmas until somebody makes the traditional references to The Evil Dead, am I right?

So... yeah. This sure took a while, didn't it? I one hundred percent place the blame on those shelves full of boxes. I know they don't look like much, but that actually added HOURS of editing time to this one. This is the secret real reason why so many of these pages have backgrounds cobbled together out of photos, right there. Oh, and speaking of photos, get a load of that copy/pasted Classic Star Trek tricorder. That wasn't SUPPOSED to be a photo at all, but I botched the hand-drawn attempt so badly that replacing it completely was the only chance I had of getting the comic at least SOMEWHAT back on schedule. So, yeah, don't be surprised if it turns out tomorrow doesn't have a new Voting Incentive, I'm very much in catch up mode again right now.

In happier news, I remain unduly please with myself over Necronomicorn.
Sounds pretty accurate to me.
@ Blitz: His mother's going to be watching the choir, so he's actively avoiding destroying it. That's my head cannon, anyway.
Given that this is Megaweapon we're talking about, taking an unscheduled nap is pretty much the BEST behavior anyone could expect. They're all lucky that building isn't on fire right now. He probably promised Augusta he;s be on his best behavior... and this is it.

...and yes, those are the kids from Conventional Wisdom up there. No particular reason, they're not even the same general age as Megaweapon, I just felt like breaking the bound of continuity a little bit.
It'd be funny if I did the entire title in all caps and said it was because Augusta thought it looked fancier that way :)
There's a typo in the title of the page.


I'd say that many rooms in a dog house seems excessive, but it's Augusta we're talking about, here.
Augusta's another one of those characters I really, REALLY wish I could find excuses to use in comics more often. At this point, I think 98% of her character development has occurred in holiday pages.

Not a lot else to say about this one, but there IS a new TWC Voting Incentive up today! It's pretty much exactly what anyone whose read all of them up to this point should have expected to happen.
...why red? I'm sure that that red eye would make it likely that he sees enough of the colour. Or does it make it so that it's the only colour he can properly see?
I'm really having with lighting and shadows this year, aren't I? Glowing lights in the middle of the night have always been a more Christmas-y image to me than snow will ever be... what with the whole "living my entire life in a part of the world where it's never snowy on Christmas" thing. But it's not like lots of shadow doesn't suit Vengeance well anyway.

Just in case you missed the heads up yesterday (and are actually keeping up with this stuff in the first place), today's TWC Voting Incentive has been pushed back to tomorrow, largely to make sure I was able to get back on track with those Conventional Wisdom comics I'm working on at the same time as these. So far, it's worked. At this rate, I think we may be entirely back on track by the start of next week!
@ Zaealix & Blitz: Personally, I thought that he only had something like 300 poses in him, and 20 Christmas Costumes. If it's those exact numbers (it's likely not), then he'll have 6000 potential pictures.
There's probably a lot of similar poses with tiny variations that only Avi himself notices.
I'm kind of impressed Avi has 4726 poses in him-he seems smart enough to not just leap before he looks, especially seeing as this vaguely falls into his 'wheelhouse' of being the 'face' of the bunch.
Yep. Sorry folks, but those obnoxious new characters who keep hogging the spotlight from the ones people actually care about are getting in on the holiday comics too. Sorry.

But hey, a comic that went up before noon! Before dawn, even! Looks like we're back on track! Since Yesterday went up so late, you might not have seen that the last TWC Incentive was a whole day late. Just as a heads up, then, that the next Incentive MIGHT also get pushed back to Saturday, just to give myself some room to breathe. It all depends on how much other stuff I manage to get done today (since I also need to get back on track with the rest of those Conventional Wisdom comics, too), so we'll see.
Well, today's page ran late, and just in case you missed it, that's because yesterday's ran even later. And as a consequence of THAT lateness, the new TWC Voting Incentive didn't go up until today... but in a weird way, that kind of worked out, because it means I get to plug the Becky & Gilb/Far Out There crossover, which has prominently featured Dr. Jarre, under a comic that she's actually in! Man, I really need to find more excuses to feature her in the main comic, especially now that her little band of not-Servbots are a thing.

Also, fun bit of trivia: I grabbed a screenshot of the classic Frankenstein lab set as the background for this page. It seemed appropriate.

Now, to see if I can't get a bit of a head start on the new few day's pages... or at least take a nap so that I don't fall asleep mid-coloring again.
Well, we all knew it was gonna happen at some point, I guess it's only surprising that things started running late so soon. Yeah, sorry about this, I had several unexpected errands all spring up at once yesterday, and the pile-up kind of wrecked my schedule. Not only is that why this page is only coming out this afternoon, but I'm afraid it also means there's no TWC Voting Incentive yet. I'd started work on it last night, but for obvious reasons I needed to prioritize work on the main comic. Thankfully, tomorrow's comic should be a lot less complicated (way less mood lighting this time) so I should be able to get the Incentive done in time to go up with that.

Incidentally, some of you long-term readers may wonder why this gag is involving Skyscraper Girls when this is usually Sandy Hume's territory... and yeah, that's a weird choice. I basically just drew Skye watching Skyscraper Girls first, and didn't write the narration until the very last minute. It's almost as if I'm very haphazard in my planning for these things!

...also, I really do love those trippy 60s ornaments.
Truth is at least as strange as Fiction
No Candy Crutches yet, but:

https://www.orientaltrading.com/stockings-gummy-candy-fun-packs-a2-4_5181.fltr
Some might argue that it's out of character for a grumpy gus like Captain Crosby to actually LIKE putting up Christmas decorations... and if they were going up on anything else, I'd agree. But THESE decorations are going onto his ship, and Captain Crosby ALWAYS cares about keeping his ship looking nice.

Incidentally, this is one of a surprising number of pages to come that don't really stick to the whole "everyone relaxes" theme I made such a big deal about. Turns out there's quite a few busy bodies in the Far Out There cast who just can't enjoy themselves while sitting still. holiday or no holiday. Heck. I'm pretty much like that where Christmas is concerned... just in case this decade of constant holiday comic updates weren't enough of a clue.