It’s always easy to overlook the hard work of our mothers who brought us into this world and dealt with the countless horrors of raising us (mucus, diapers, children’s television programming). But no mother is more neglected in this regard than the host mothers who endure the pains of pregnancy only to realize later they have given birth to aliens, Children of the Damned, and occasionally, the Anti-Christ himself.
This Mother’s Day, take a [brief] pause from celebrating your own mother and raise your jeweled chalice to the forgotten horror moms who have done so much to bring forth the Apocalypse, both alien and demonic. Host mothers, your hard work is appreciated!
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.