Author Archives: Mark Farinas

Comic Drawing Time Lapse

For those curious about my comic drawing process, I created a time lapse video of the creation of yesterday’s strip. You can see what apps I use (Final Draft, Illustrator, and Photoshop) and the whole assembly from text layout to … Continue reading

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TMP Redux Crew Wallpaper

I spent a little time today touching up and adding detail to the final crew shot of The Motion Picture Redux. It makes a really great wallpaper for your desktop! Click the picture to get the full size image.

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Oh no! Comment Visibility is Broken!

Something happened in the WordPress 5.5 update, probably related to JavaScript, that has suddenly broken comment visibility on the site. I’m going to start looking into this. Until it’s fixed you can still comment and I’ll still see it, but … Continue reading

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We’re Moving! Comic on Short Hiatus

Guess what folks? We’re moving across the Bay, to Alameda!…County! We’ll be East Bay citizens in four days. Due to all the packing and unpacking and settling I don’t know when the comic will be coming back, but I’m guessing … Continue reading

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The Motion Picture: Redux

So, what’s with that exquisitely rendered scene from Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the front page? That’s the beginning of a new interim project I’m calling TMP:Redux. It’s something to tide us all over while the next original comic … Continue reading

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Another Week of #TMPRead is Starting Soon

The first week of my daily live read of Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s novelization was a sexy blast of hot Roddenberry futurism and boner alerts. You can check out the fun archived in the threads posted below. If you … Continue reading

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The Motion Picture Novelization Live Read This Monday!

The comic may be on a bit of a hiatus, but Ryan and I are definitely on it. In the meantime, while you’re stuck sheltering-in-place, why not join me for a live reading of Roddenberry’s novelization of Star Trek: The … Continue reading

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Picard is a Jumble of Star Trek Odds and Ends

I’m sure most of you already know from my recent batch of posts that I haven’t been particularly excited about the new Star Trek series, Picard. Sitting down to watch it felt very much like a job, not unlike going … Continue reading

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What Star Trek Is…

The rekindling of a theoretical fourth Star Trek film has brought a new voice into the argument of “what Star Trek is”. Director Noah Hawley has made some bold statements about what the franchise is all about: “Star Trek is … Continue reading

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The Enterprise-D’s Captain’s Chair was Useless

There’s no doubt that The Enterprise-D was a way more lax and laid back ship than her predecessor. Fans used to refer to it as a “luxury liner”. The bridge crew was way more chummy. There were men in skirts, … Continue reading

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