Happenstance pp48-49
24th Aug 2017, 8:29 AM
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Stephen Frug edit delete
Stephen Frug
In 2007, when this story takes place (it was written in 2006), there was, in fact, no asteroid monument in the Sagan Planet Walk. Since then one has been added: it's not microscopic because it departs from the usual format of 'standard-sized window containing to-scale planet'. Actually it contains a bit of a real-live asteroid, which is cool. But the conversation reflects the reality at the time the comic was written & during which the story is set.
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malford edit delete reply
That's a mouthful...
...(RockB) edit delete reply
I have to ask at some point:Why the excessuve filtering in some panels and not others or all of them, or why at all?
Stephen Frug edit delete reply
Stephen Frug

Thanks for all your comments!

I used a similar filtering process on each panel, but early on I was still learning. (I would like to go and smooth out chapters 1-2, if I ever get to produce a print version (which I'd really like to do.)) I think you'll find it more even as it goes along. (Of course, every once in a while — e.g. b&w panels — I do it for symbolic reasons. I mean otherwise.)
Suzanne Campbell (Guest) edit delete reply
Loving it so far! But I wouldn't expect an evangelical Christian to recite the Nicene Creed in response to that question. (A Catholic like me probably would.)
Stephen Frug edit delete reply
Stephen Frug
Suzanne: Thanks! Delighted you are enjoying it.

My understanding is that the Nicene Creed was shared among most Christian denominations (save, e.g., the Mormons), but obviously I could be way off on its cultural connotations. If anyone out there is evangelical & has a thought, I'd love to hear more views on this.
Len (Guest) edit delete reply
Super late to this party, but here I am. I wasn't evangelical exactly, but grew up generically Protestant (Presbyterian church in Canada).
In my experience it was the Apostle's Creed not the Nicene that was most common. I suspect that many evangelical churches place little or no emphasis on any traditional creed.

Also, back a bunch of pages, there was the question of confirmation within the evangelical church. As far as I know, that's not really a thing. You would have people officially joining the church, but that wouldn't be called confirmation. For a ~12 year old evangelical a baptism might be a better example of a big event requiring family members to attend.
Stephen Frug edit delete reply
Stephen Frug
Len — not late at all; party's at full blast, I'd say! Thank you for reading!

And thank you for your feedback on both the creed/confirmation issue. Great to get all these perspectives.