Wednesday, October 7, 2015
...not to be confused with "Pigs in Space"
This guy is another character for our hypothetical web comic. I don't think my son has seen any of the Muppet classic "Piiiiigs.... iiin .....Spaaaaace" that was a staple of my childhood. Remember when The Muppets were one of only a very few offerings for prime time kids' programming? My sons surely cannot imagine life without 24 hour access to video entertainment. Not that they are watching television in the middle of the night, or even very much during prime time. But I do remember being pleasantly surprised ten years ago to discover that "Dora the Explorer" was on at three in the morning to distract our then toddler son who was suffering with what he believed to be intolerable strep throat pain. Now we can assume everything is available all the time.
Speaking of 24 hour access, I would not be surprised if a bit of "pigs in space" exposure crept in via YouTube. This astronaut swine of course bears more resemblance to Halo than to that show. My son insisted that he needed a complicated full head helmet....and to be wearing cool sunglasses when the helmet is off.
This was not one of my better efforts as far as spacesuit-design and limb-arrangement are concerned. Here is the moment when I bring up the overused excuse that the drawing is on a napkin and looks pretty good considering....