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All throughout May, I’ll spotlight a different web comic. Like with the month of independent comics and the month of LGBT comics, I figure I will let you web comic creators out there suggest your comic for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Today we look at Luke Foster’s Moon Freight 3, a workplace comedy about a guy and his best friend, a robot, who both work together on a cargo inspection station in outer space (in…the FUTURE!!!).
The basic set-up for the series is that it is an attempt to look at what is “blue-collar” in the future, when everyone has a job in outer space. Our protagonists, Larry and Bolts (Bolts, naturally, is the robot) are just like workers nowadays – they just happen to work on a space station.
The jokes are genial stuff. Here is a series from last year where Larry thinks he is fat…
While the strip originally focused just on the station and the workers there (Foster has been doing the strip since 2008), he has notably expanded it with Larry’s genius sister, Katie…
Here’s a funny moment between the pair…
(it reminded me of this week’s South Park – well, just basically the part with a robot saying “AWKward”).
As you can see, Foster has a Don Martin-esque art style. It is a bit rough, but it gets the job done. And boy, has he improved since the beginning! I don’t even want to share an early strip with you. Suffice it to say that Foster’s art has improved a LOT.
Katie has become such a popular character that Foster now does about half the strip focused on her and her misadventures in college.
Here’s the three most recent strips…
The strip updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can check the site out here.
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