Okay okay this must not be the “daily comic from The Nib” but…this comic from The Nib is so awesome! 500 Days to Mars is written by Andy Warner, author of “Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” and Sophie Goldstein is the Ignatz Award winning author of The Oven and House of Women. (You might notice that this comics uses the same acid orange for the duotone that The Oven did, a nice little stylistic touch.)
Together they’ve made a fascinating comic about the history of isolation tests which tried to find out how long space travel would affect humans – but it’s also a subtle “future comic” that uses gif animation very simply and effectively to enhance the story. WIN WIN WIN. So read read read.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.