Friday, January 16, 2009

Webcomic Marooned: A Space Opera in the Wrong Key places third in global competition

Outer Space Meets Cyberspace: There's Life on the Web for Comic Strip about Mars
By Emily McFarlan
The Courier News (Elgin, IL)
January 11, 2009

WEST DUNDEE -- Try explaining the expression "in a pickle" to a Martian.

That's one of the first problems astronaut Captain John and his not-so-faithful robot companion, Asimov, encountered when they crash-landed on Mars in a Web comic penned by West Dundee resident Tom Dell'Aringa.

Dell'Aringa publishes his comic, "Marooned: A Space Opera in the Wrong Key," every Monday and Thursday online on And last month, the 42-year-old interface designer's science-fiction adventure and humor beat out
84 competitors from across the globe to place third in the annual Webcomic Idol competition sponsored by Bomb Shelter Comics. ...

Read the entire article in The Courier News.

Pictured above: Captain John. Artwork by Tom Dell'Aringa.

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