Week of March 14-20

Look to the Future

Whether that future holds caring robot nannies (and other occupations) or the promise of a technology long since lost to the planet, this week’s comics explore the hopeful possibilities and grim consequences of progress

Now Recharging

Now Recharging – A story about living in an ordinary world… but as a sentient/sapient robot! Emmie is a sheep-loving android who is bad at math and worried about nonexistence. Designed to learn naturally with no apparent end application, they navigate the ups, downs and questions of life like the adventure it truly is!

O Sarilho

O Sarilho – An ancient satellite, thought to be in orbit for over 500 years, crashes into enemy territory. The Kirchhoff brothers are sent on a mission to recover its remains, but they end up finding something else entirely… And the locals have an eye on it too.

↓ Transcript
6 Panels.

Panel 1:
A shot of Filipa's tractor as it slowly climbs up a hill. There are houses on both sides of the road, many of them covered in tiles.

Maurício (unseen): Me and my brother-in-law, Manel here, have been workingon the debris we found in Arouca a couple years ago for a while now. We were just in Tondela for a visit when they asked us to talk about the thingy at the University.

Panel 2,3:
Filipa is driving the tractor, while Manel and Maurício are sitting beside her. Manel is reading a newspaper. Maurício leans closer to Filipa.

Maurício: You were there too, I'm surprised you weren't invited.
Filipa: Oh, I've been more on the frontlines lately. I'm only in town to check on my parents this week, I'm already leaving.
Manel: How's the family?
Filipa: They're all right. I mean... My sister's not home and my parents apparently refuse to talk about it... I kinda wonder if something happened while I was away.

Panel 4:
Maurício suddenly sends her a cold stare, his face partially shadowed.

Maurício: Something like what?

Panel 5,6:
Filipa shuts up and looks back to the road.

Filipa: Never mind...