The Utopian: Foundation – a webcomic by Pj Perez http://www.theutopiancomic.com A webcomic serial about life after death. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:50:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 33530184 Get your bingo card http://www.theutopiancomic.com/2017/06/19/get-your-bingo-card/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/2017/06/19/get-your-bingo-card/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:50:26 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?p=1451 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> So, the bad news: No new comic to post today. Yes, the cupboard is officially empty. But I have the next two strips in various states of finished, so we should be back on track and I should be a little bit ahead again next Monday. Sorry for the delay in the middle of such a crucial storyline.

The good news? Um, here’s a Utopian Foundation bingo card. Stamp a space every time one of these things occurs in the comic! Or play it like a drinking game as you read the comic. Either way works.

The Utopian Foundation Bingo

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Gunslinger http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/gunslinger/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/gunslinger/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:31:01 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1447 utopian foundation 156 - gunslinger

Well, well, well… Wanted to take a minute to thank all the folks who’ve been coming here from The Webcomic List. Ever since we fixed our listing there, I’ve seen an influx of visitors from the site, and this comic’s[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
utopian foundation 156 - gunslinger

Well, well, well…

Wanted to take a minute to thank all the folks who’ve been coming here from The Webcomic List. Ever since we fixed our listing there, I’ve seen an influx of visitors from the site, and this comic’s “ranking” has gone up from like 900 or something to about 238, which doesn’t sound impressive, but it’s much appreciated. You can vote there for this comic, too, if you feel like it:

The Webcomic List

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Da Bomb http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/da-bomb/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/da-bomb/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:41:47 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1444 utopian foundation 155 - da bomb

When you post a strip weekly that is in the middle of a fairly decompressed storyline, it’s hard to come up with an appropriate and/or clever title each time. So…sorry.]]>
utopian foundation 155 - da bomb

When you post a strip weekly that is in the middle of a fairly decompressed storyline, it’s hard to come up with an appropriate and/or clever title each time. So…sorry.

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Aftermath, Part 2 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/aftermath-part-2/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/aftermath-part-2/#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 17:07:02 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1440 utopian foundation 154 - aftermath part 2

It’s Memorial Day. For those of you who don’t know the difference between this and Veterans Day, the New York Daily News has a helpful article about it, but basically, it’s a day dedicated to the memories of those who[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
utopian foundation 154 - aftermath part 2

It’s Memorial Day. For those of you who don’t know the difference between this and Veterans Day, the New York Daily News has a helpful article about it, but basically, it’s a day dedicated to the memories of those who died in service to the country (versus Veterans Day, which celebrates ALL those who serve/served).

I never served. Sometimes I feel bad about that. I do sometimes wonder if mandatory conscription such as is done in Israel is a good practice, if it provokes a more engaged citizenry. There’s probably a lot of research on this. I should probably look into it.

In the meantime, though, I’ll just honor those who did serve and whose lives were given so that people like me can have the freedom to make dumb webcomics like this.

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Aftermath, Part 1 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/aftermath-part-1/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/aftermath-part-1/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 19:25:44 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1437 utopian foundation 153 - Aftermath, Part 1

In the course of drawing this and the next few strips, I’ve had to do a lot of image reference research of bombings and collapses. I would not recommend doing the same, ever. Egads. Unrelated: I thought I was finally[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
utopian foundation 153 - Aftermath, Part 1

In the course of drawing this and the next few strips, I’ve had to do a lot of image reference research of bombings and collapses. I would not recommend doing the same, ever. Egads.

Unrelated: I thought I was finally getting ahead enough again that we could go back to twice-weekly updates, but naaah, I’m just ahead enough to stay on schedule, so we’re on Mondays for the time being. If I’d stop going on vacation, that might be helpful.

Also unrelated: I’m trying to parallel-path the layout and prep for collected editions of this comic. For people who might want such things, in print (or digital) format. I’ve also been trying to work on a “remastered” edition of The Utopian Vol. 1, but that’s been slooowwwww going so far.

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Boom 2 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/boom-2/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/boom-2/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 19:38:11 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1433 utopian foundation 152 - boom 2

Meanwhile, at the Douglas Center, T-Rex says what we’re all thinking.]]>
utopian foundation 152 - boom 2

Meanwhile, at the Douglas Center, T-Rex says what we’re all thinking.

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Boom http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/boom/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/boom/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 19:14:26 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1428 utopian foundation 151 - boom

Welp, I guess my job here is done.]]>
utopian foundation 151 - boom

Welp, I guess my job here is done.

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A Better Place http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/a-better-place/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/a-better-place/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 19:01:38 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1423 utopian foundation 150 - a better place

Welcome to the 150th Utopian Foundation comic. I know it’s an arbitrary number, but I feel like that’s a minor accomplishment worth celebrating, even if it technically took five years to get there (counting that two-plus-year hiatus). That said, work[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
utopian foundation 150 - a better place

Welcome to the 150th Utopian Foundation comic. I know it’s an arbitrary number, but I feel like that’s a minor accomplishment worth celebrating, even if it technically took five years to get there (counting that two-plus-year hiatus).

That said, work on new strips has slowed a bit over the last month, between day job busyness and various travels. But during said travels I did do several pages of layouts and working through plot points, and I have a number of pages in various states of completion, so hopefully I can take this week to get caught up.*

*Of course, because I am a glutton for punishment, I also start taking a twice-weekly Spanish class this week, but hopefully that shouldn’t be too difficult, considering I minored in Spanish for a few years in college. Yo espero.

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DVD http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/dvd/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/dvd/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:44:12 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1417 utopian foundation 149 - DVD

Hey! It’s T-Rex! I don’t think we’ve seen him since Feb. 3, and that was just a nonspeaking cameo appearance. Would it be spoiling things to tell you he’ll be playing a more prominent role over the next few weeks?[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
utopian foundation 149 - DVD

Hey! It’s T-Rex! I don’t think we’ve seen him since Feb. 3, and that was just a nonspeaking cameo appearance. Would it be spoiling things to tell you he’ll be playing a more prominent role over the next few weeks? Probably not.

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Gone Missing http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/gone-missing/ http://www.theutopiancomic.com/comic/gone-missing/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:04:27 +0000 http://www.theutopiancomic.com/?post_type=comic&p=1412 utopian foundation 148 - gone missing

I apologize in advance for the copious amount of speechifying that’s going to happen over the next few comics. But even though this is not an adventure strip, I promise, there’s some action coming.]]>
utopian foundation 148 - gone missing

I apologize in advance for the copious amount of speechifying that’s going to happen over the next few comics. But even though this is not an adventure strip, I promise, there’s some action coming.

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