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July 23, 2010 10:05 PM   Subscribe

Susan Bell, mild-mannered secretary, thinks that pirates, space aliens, and lesbians are only found in pulp adventure novels. Until she is Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space! And finds out that she's one of them! You don't have to be a lesbian, a pirate or a space alien to read this web comic, but it helps.
posted by CrunchyFrog (22 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Metafilter: You don't have to be a lesbian, a pirate or a space alien to read this weblog, but it helps.
posted by Rhaomi at 10:23 PM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]




What nice, polite young ladies.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:46 PM on July 23, 2010


I adore this kind of thing.
posted by kyrademon at 12:38 AM on July 24, 2010


I'm not always a lesbian, a pirate or a space alien, but when I am, it helps me to read this comic.
posted by Trochanter at 1:17 AM on July 24, 2010


A long time ago my boyfriend expressed his fear that I would be kidnapped by intergalactic space dykes with four foot tongues, and I admitted that I had not thought of it before but would probably not put up much resistance, in that unlikely event.

Then I tried to build one of these things but it didn't work.



:(
posted by louche mustachio at 1:37 AM on July 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


One thing I noticed is that these are comic book women who have noses. So often, artists signify femininity by omitting the nose.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:29 AM on July 24, 2010


As one who has never googled Kidnapped + Lesbian + Pirates + Outer Space; I appreciate you bringing this to my attention.
posted by adamvasco at 2:41 AM on July 24, 2010


how come about once a page there is a pane where the style and shading totally changes and it suddenly looks like it was drawn by a 12 year old?
posted by nathancaswell at 6:16 AM on July 24, 2010


I read this in actual comic book form, and I thought it was kinda cute, but the artwork drove me nuts with its inconsistency.
posted by graventy at 6:42 AM on July 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Space—that's where I'm a lesbian pirate!
posted by adamrice at 7:30 AM on July 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


how come about once a page there is a pane where the style and shading totally changes and it suddenly looks like it was drawn by a 12 year old?

After skimming the first two issues, I think it's a tip of the head to manga, where a panel drawn in a self-consciously childish style underscores humor or an aside. There are some pages in this webcomic where it's clear the artist is doing it on purpose, and in other places it just looks a bit clumsy or hurried.

Cute strip though! It reminds me a lot of a friend's webcomic.
posted by trunk muffins at 7:42 AM on July 24, 2010


The humor doesn't really strike, but holy crap does the artist do a good job reproducing the offset/coloring issues of early comics.
posted by griphus at 10:27 AM on July 24, 2010


I haven't read this but I've really enjoyed reading Yu+Me: Dream by the same author. The first few chapters are drawn in a romance manga pastiche style, but it soon takes a sudden turn for the wild and surreal, with art styles that vary from sequence to sequence. It's largely over but for an epilogue.

And while we're looking at crazy lesbian adventure comics, I also really enjoy the fuck out of Curvy, which is merrily rambling away and shows no sign of ending any time soon.

also there is my own comic, five glasses of absinthe which has some lesbian bed death going on in the opening, though the only sex scene so far is between a transwoman and a mechanical man
posted by egypturnash at 10:42 AM on July 24, 2010


Oh man, I just saw that the same artist does Yu+Me: Dream and came here to post about it! It popped up as a recommendation for me in Google Reader a few times. I didn't really feel like I "got" what that comic was supposed to be about, but I was endlessly fascinated with the variety of art styles she employed. Very cool.
posted by trunk muffins at 11:51 AM on July 24, 2010


i_am_joe's_spleen: "One thing I noticed is that these are comic book women who have noses. So often, artists signify femininity by omitting the nose."

Too bad everyone has horribly drawn noses more resembling wooden blocks. I was all set to like this from the description, but the writing's predictable and uninspired, the art's pretty bad, and it just seems like another one of all the "Check out my particular sexual fantasy/fetish in comic form" web comics that are a dime a dozen (yes, I'm looking at you, furries). Not quite getting why everyone here seems to love this.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:26 PM on July 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


When this first came out, I was working at a comic book store and all of my female co-workers really liked it. It has a silly, good-natured quality that is really endearing to me. Yeah, the art is unpracticed, but I was sad when it concluded.
posted by Toothless Willy at 7:10 PM on July 24, 2010


I just finished reading through the archives, and I was really impressed how the style shifts and improves throughout. I found the noses clunky and off-putting at first, but by the end (or as far as she's gotten so far, at least), the comic style has somehow transformed into exactly what I wanted it to be.
posted by redsparkler at 2:01 AM on July 25, 2010


"Too bad everyone has horribly drawn noses more resembling wooden blocks. I was all set to like this from the description, but the writing's predictable and uninspired, the art's pretty bad, and it just seems like another one of all the "Check out my particular sexual fantasy/fetish in comic form" web comics that are a dime a dozen (yes, I'm looking at you, furries). Not quite getting why everyone here seems to love this."

First off, because I love '60s comics, with all their inherent goofiness. (How does Aquaman know that he'll die if he's out of water for an hour exactly?) So, its a self-conscious pastiche/homage to those pulp comics with hat-tips to manga styles. So far, the sexuality's been handled in a really ture to form way that I like, and they seem poised for adventure, which I also appreciate.
posted by klangklangston at 11:02 AM on July 25, 2010


I'll admit I was slightly skeptical but the comic won me over. It's quite lovely. I especially liked the final artstyle. She did a tutorial on how to draw that way.
posted by Kattullus at 12:00 PM on July 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


She did a tutorial on how to draw that way.

That's worth its own FPP.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:09 PM on July 26, 2010


Noooo, if you make the tutorial an FPP, then EVERYONE will learn how to do it, and I won't impress anyone when I show them my new retrofied stuff!

(I need to become a better sharer.)
posted by redsparkler at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2010


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