#217: Wait For Sleep (Motel California)
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Cozy Sleep Motel was first featured in EBC #73. It looks like it hasn't changed too much in the future.
After leaving the sky bar, Jerry and Spacebot decide to find a place to sleep. As they haven't met a Chandler-like person, they'll have to settle for a cheap motel. But how? They don't have any money! We'll see in the next strip how that goes.
Tonight, we listened to Extreme's fifth studio album, "Saudades de Rock" from 2008. It was their first release after 1995's "Waiting For The Punchline" because they disbanded shortly after that and only got back together almost 13 years later. We were pretty excited to learn that they did, and saw their only show in Germany, right here in Cologne. "Saudades de Rock" offers a much greater musical variety than its predecessor. Many different styles are approached: from the opening track "Star" which reminds you of stadium rock to the alternative rock anthem "Ghost" to "Take Us Alive" which is influenced by country music. There are also hidden gems on the record, for example the almost punk-ish "Flower Man," the very funky "Slide," or the fast-paced "Learn To Love." Give it a listen if you get the chance.
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Spacebot 4000: That was the strangest establishment I've ever seen. Why would they even allow such a thing to exist? It's really dangerous!
Jerry Fallout: Ah come on, it was fun. But I'm still hungry. And tired. Let's find a hotel.
Spacebot: I'm beginning to worry about your appetite. You've always liked eating -- but THAT much?
Jerry: Well... I guess you're right. But I don't have any idea what happened.
Spacebot: I'm not sure either. But I think it started right after we left Paris. Perhaps... I mean, you had that crÃªpe with that suspicious green sauce, and before that you were badly injured. We'll have to ask the doctor.
Jerry: Look, Metal Guy -- there's a motel. It looks pretty comfy.
Spacebot: And it's not just any motel. Don't you remember it, Carbon Dude?
Blog and social media pages
Friday, February 5, 2016
Since our return in November 2015, we've massively expanded our presence in social media. Even though all of them have their links on every page, here's the complete list:
Our own blog
If you like our little comic, feel free to like or follow us in the social media networks you're members of, and use their sharing mechanisms to spread the word. Our eternal gratitude will be yours if you do.
Using these channels, you can also communicate with us, ask questions, or even try and make suggestions. We won't promise to listen to the latter, but are always glad to hear your opinions about our work. Even the critical ones, as long as they're more constructive and more eloquently worded than "you suck."
We deliberately left out Instagram since they're too hipster to allow access from a computer and require a mobile device. We create and publish this comic using a MacBook Pro, and I'm not too fond of switching devices just for one social network (I know there are unofficial workarounds, but never mind these).