If you happen to find yourself in Portland, OR this Thursday the 5th of July, you should definitely check out the show XENOMORPHS at Floating World Comics. The indomitable Sloane Leong has put together what’s shaping up to be a pretty nice little gallery show focusing on my most recent love affair, science fiction.
For my piece, “Unit 27, Do You Copy?” I knew I had to focus on my favorite part of the genre, the hardware. Its strange how, no matter how diverse the science fiction story, the technological interfaces that the characters interact with never really change. Sure, Prometheus may have included a couple Ipads in the medical ward or a 3-D model hologram of that elaborate spiral cave system but in its own way, the look of science fiction hasn’t changed much since the Jetsons. Its hard to deny the strangeness that when we speculate about the lives of our future ancestors, it seems that we have pretty thoroughly made up our minds as to what that’ll look like.
Also, HELLOOO to all my new followers! I am still pretty gobsmacked by the insane amount of love I’ve gotten for that goofy little comic I posted last week and I just want to say THANKS.