Dear Readers:
The Moon Prince will be posting “reruns” for the next year or so. This is because I'm currently revising the older pages of the book so the color and style of the drawings are consistent from beginning to end. As a result, the “reruns” are actually quite different from the way they looked when I first posted them years ago. I hope you enjoy seeing these newly spiffed-up pages, and I hope you'll stick around to see the last part of The Moon Prince, starting in the fall of 2018.
Your pal,

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Rick and Mortified

The other night my son Max and I were watching a TV show called “Rick and Morty,” which airs on the Cartoon Network's “Adult Swim” block. It's one of his favorites, and I was really enjoying it too - a genuinely funny and well-written sci-fi parody.

At one point in the show, two characters are stranded on an alien planet, wondering how it would be possible for the primitive apelike aliens they've encountered to have created a female humanoid robot and blaming the aliens' current backwardness on a huge war. “Geez” I thought, “that sounds exactly like a sequence from The Moon Prince. What a coincidence!” Then they cut to a scene which looks very, very similar to an actual panel from the story (see below). “Hmmm - maybe it's not a coincidence!”

By the way, this is the second time I've seen what strike me as references to The Moon Prince on Adult Swim - the other time was a couple of years ago on a show called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (see below).

Either I'm paranoid (a possibility I'm willing to concede) or someone at Adult Swim is a fan of The Moon Prince. Either way, I guess I'm flattered.


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