I’ve been staring at this art off and on for weeks, but just recently I finally decided that the plants were evil sentient spine-sucking space ferns, and the rest of the strip spawned from that.
In my mind, this somehow takes place in Bradbury’s “Martian Chronicles” universe. I’ve never read a more scathing fictional future account of idiot humans on an alien planet, and this guy just seems like he’d fit right in.
…And I’m apparently on a “mentioning sci-fi writers in the commentary” kick. Neat. Tune in Friday for a fart joke inspired by Asimov’s “Foundation” series.