Ellie reader Carsten pointed us to this article at the NASA JPL website. Spirit, one of the two twin rovers that had been making their ways across the Martian terrain, hasn’t been heard from since March of 2010. In March of this year the last attempt at contacting the rover was made to no avail. Finally, after more than six years (five years, nine months more than expected) Spirit’s mission is complete.
Everyone at the Strang Institute bids a fond farewell to Spirit and salutes all those involved with her mission to explore the red planet.
We can only hope Ellie’s mission can be as successful.
Zack Smith, a contributor at Newsarama, interviewed me a few weeks ago for their continuing focus on comics on the internet. Newsarama is a hugely popular and award winning comic news website, and they saw fit to include Ellie in with such notable online comics as Hark! A Vagrant, Nedroid, Dharbin, and a bunch others.
Zack counts Ellie On Planet X as , “one of the most fun and visually unique new comics online.” Wow! You can’t ask for better than that.
You can go read the rest of the interview right here. Thanks Zack and Newsarama!
Jason Frazer, creator of the comic Twisted Musings, and I had us a little fan art swap. I drew his character Billy from his newest comic of the same name that starts June 11, and in exchange he sent me this awesome depiction of the Planet X cast so far. This has everything! The Jungle Oasis, Jeff’s house, Balloon Boy…and Jeff, Ellie, and Muffin, who all look awfully calm in the presence of Mr. Wallowmuck. So go check out Jason’s wonderful comic Twisted Musings while waiting for his new strip, Billy, to begin.