Saturday, July 2, 2016
Warm-Up Sketches - Cycle 3947 - P. A. Nolte
1/ A dusty wasteland. The rock formations are strange and there is more than one sun in the sky, if they are indeed suns.
2/ Obscuring the view of the wasteland is the mask of our scout. He has stood up quite suddenly.
3/ At his feet is a pile of bones.
4/ He takes a handheld device from his belt and scans what used to be a body.
5/ The screen reads, along with a reconstruction of a vaguely humanoid outline, a single word. MATCH.
6/ Returning the device to his belt, the scout has turned and begun to walk away. In the dirt, next to the bones, a small flag has been planted. It bears a crude alien symbol not known to us.
Caption: Cycle 3947-- I know now, conclusively, that I will not make it off this planet. Best to use the time I have left to record my findings. No one else need die here.