Easter eggs, timeless symbol of birth, rebirth, and resurrection. And of alien life bursting from chests while eating pasta. Ah, the joy of Spring!
The two astronauts in this cartoon have been away from Earth for several years now. So imagine the excitement they feel discovering a jelly bean trail on a strange purple planet right around Eastertime. Logically, they assume some benevolent extra terrestrial bunny is working hard to make them feel welcome. Oh, how wrong one can be…
These guys may seem foolish, but are they any more ignorant than Officer Kane in the original Alien movie? I’m still not sure why one of the Nostromo’s top crew members had to place his face so close to a pulsating space egg. The thrill of scientific discovery may have gotten the best of him, or maybe he was thinking about turning one of of those eggs into a breakfast omelette after just waking up from suspended animation.
The original Alien movie is one of my favorites, as much for design as for story (hail Mobius, hail Giger), so it was fun to dork around with its classic iconography. And who doesn’t like painting Easter Eggs?
This weekend is Easter, of course, so keep an eye out for Ovomorphs (the nerd name for Alien eggs) and other eggy alien life forms that tend to show up in Spring. If you are still alive next week after your candy binge, please return to Grinsane for more horror comedy comics!
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