Next Friday Uwingu will beam messages to Mars, in commemoration of the first mission to that planet on November 28, 1964. As part of its Beam Me To Mars campaign, Uwingu is including comic strips. The first one announced was Pearls Before Swine. In the month since, at least three other comic strips have indicated they were headed to Mars. Joining Pearls Before Swine are strips from The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, Red and Rover, The Pajama Diaries, and Prickly City. (If I’ve missed any, please point me to them in the comments)
While Pearls Before Swine is not known for covering space in its panels, most of the other strips being broadcast next week have featured science, space and/or technology as themes in their strips.
With the beaming scheduled for next Friday, submissions are now closed. But I’d take an extra close look at the funnies that day. Maybe there will be some surprises to see.