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Published: 16th Nov 2014, 5:41 PM

Honest Abe

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woohooligan 16th Nov 2014, 5:41 PM
woohooligan Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know Lincoln created Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the US?

I contend that old Abe fits perfectly into sci-fi, because you can't talk about Lincoln without broaching slavery and alien slave masters are such a big part of the genre... the Faculty, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Fantastic Planet, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Star Trek, Star Trek, Star Trek (a little gory), Doctor Who, Star Wars. And that's before you even consider Lincoln's actual appearance on Star Trek. ;P

Thanks to Michael Yakutis and the Webcomic Underdogs for backing our Kickstarter last year. This is their mascot, Space Lincoln, making a special guest appearance. To be honest, Abe, I had a bit of difficulty figuring out how to work you into a comic. I didn't want to just throw him into the background somewhere... after all, I'd already given the other cameos prominent characters in the strip, so a background shot wouldn't really be fair. So I spent a little time looking at Lincoln quotes... it turns out those first two panels are verbatim quotes from the man himself, and I even worked another couple of real-world quotes into this week's bonus panel, which will be available for about a week or until the next strip is published. (This strip skipped a week because I got busy with other things.) Once we launch our Patreon account, all the bonus panels will be available there.

And I'll remind everybody again that I publish 5th Panel Guest Strips. Just drop me a line with a link to your bonus panel and (barring anything too offensive), I'll add it to the comments on the comic you're riffing on and I'll link back to you if you like.

Do you have a favorite Lincoln quote or joke? Maybe you've got a favorite slavery or dead-president joke? Feel free to share them in the comments.

Stay awesome, Hooligans!
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Skweeee 16th Nov 2014, 6:53 PM
Skweeee I'll vote yes.
Lincoln is so cool to do stuff with.
woohooligan 16th Nov 2014, 8:10 PM
woohooligan The alien overlords thank you for your support! :D

He's certainly an iconic figure, regardless of what context you put him in.
Evan Yeti 17th Nov 2014, 10:46 AM
Orbital mind control lasers are a bad ide- *SHZZZOOMVF* -Orbital mind control lasers are the future of progress.
woohooligan 17th Nov 2014, 4:24 PM
woohooligan That's cr... Yes. listen. to Evan. he. knows what. he's. talking about.
Michael Yakutis 17th Nov 2014, 8:03 PM
Haha, brilliant!! I love his look. Your style really helps him shine. Thanks for the excellent cameo and congrats on the Kickstarter.
woohooligan 17th Nov 2014, 9:25 PM
woohooligan Thanks, Michael! :D
Guest 18th Nov 2014, 11:54 AM
Personally I welcome our Abrahamic overlords
woohooligan 18th Nov 2014, 12:48 PM
woohooligan Ha! That's a mobius pun! ;)
Tony McGurk 20th Nov 2014, 12:26 PM
Tony McGurk That was me. I didn't realise I wasn't logged in
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