Whew, seriously, aliens — mind your mouth stank. With all of those extra teeth, proper dental hygiene is critical.
Smells like rotten human, dead cat, and radiator fluid. Kind of like a port-o-potty at a NASCAR race.
I based this comic on the iconic scene from Alien 3 where Ripley comes cheek-to-face with her biomechanical nemesis (a xenomorph, in the Alien parlance). However, instead depicting the bald, military Ripley from that film, I drew her more like the original Ripley – with her amazing mop. I wasn’t going to let the question of cinematic accuracy distract me from the pleasure of cartooning a fantastic hairdo.
CERTS IN SPACE
Shaving Ripley bald may have been the first mistake of Alien 3, a notorious box office flop. Actually, I think all but the ending of the movie (heresy) is plenty okay, especially compared to some of what has followed. Truly the Alien franchise is a classic example of “nothing beats the original.” However, the “Alien kiss” scene in 3 has definitely transcended the movie it was hatched in and withstood the test of time, not to mention sending a message to future astronauts: bring extra breath mints.
This cartoon was a last minute addition while I continue work on my epic “Attack of the Late Summer” ants series (three thematically related cartoons detailing my ongoing battle with the sinister ants who keep invading the house).
Thank you for reading! Check back next week for another horror comedy episode of Grinsane.