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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon One of these days, Mark is going to harm me when he sees maddening stage directions like "a bed and night stand flow up out of the floor" in the script. It rarely crosses my mind how difficult it must be to evoke the movement of congealing nanotechnology in the webcomic artistic format.

I am reminded of a script for the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio show by Douglas Adams, in which Mr. Adams wrote for his sound effects man a similarly mad and rambling stage direction. Adams exhorted his sound effects guy with the statement "and I know you can do it, because you're the best sound man there is."* I know I can give stage directions of such obvious nonsensicality because Mark is the best collaborator I could ask for.

Email, we get email:
  • Ping Meep suggested that the lunar credit card network could be used for cash advances or perhaps identity theft. I'm keeping Manny's actual reason for taking over the Moon's credit card network under my hat for now.
  • The Lovecraftian Shoggoth a.k.a. Patrick asked where on Earth he could find Anadyr. The answer is: the Russian shore of the Bering Sea.
  • Meagan K. wrote in that she liked the blonde Martian with the attitude whom we last saw on page 42. Her design is Mark's, her words are mine - although I long ago realized that the art is more important to most readers of webcomics than is the writing.

* My memory of the HHGTTG radio scripts is vague, as I last saw a copy during college in the 1980s. The 1980s were in the previous millennium, so I think I can be forgiven for my spotty memory.
(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs I would prove my superior geek credentials by digging out my copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide Radio Scripts and quoting the bit Jon is referring to, but a) it's packed away in a box somewhere and b) that would be extremely irritating and stereotypical behavior anyway. I do learn these things eventually.

Be that as it may: This is page 50! Fifty whole pages of A Miracle of Science -- it's quite a milestone, and what better way to celebrate it than with... uh... with... (frantically trying to think of something that will require no further effort on our part)... with the most sincere thanks from your humble creators for your patronage! Please do stick around, as there's plenty of good stuff in the pipeline. Coming up next we're going to meet a familiar face, Benjamin and Caprice visit a new planet, and I am assured there's a space battle in there eventually.

(Oh, and personally, I'm in this for the writing. Being responsible for drawing the comic is just the best way to find out what happens next, is all.)