Space Base 8

The idea for my webcomic has evolved a whooooole lot.

I like monkeys. Everyone likes monkeys (except my friend Shmellissa, but she doesn’t count). I like science fiction and space stories. I like retro design. So my comic would be about a space monkey who lives in the retro future (well, you know what I mean).

jetpackjack_concepts1I came up with the name Jet-Pack Jack, but the name was already taken.




Too bad, I kinda liked this idea.






These are sketches I made of the monkey before I Googled his name and ditched the Jetpack Jack idea. I still intend to make jetpacks part of my comic. Just you wait and see.




My next idea was to have the comic take place on a space station. A space station of all monkeys? Space Base Ape? Naah, not all monkeys, too limiting. But I liked the sound of it. So I came up with the name Space Base 8, and started to develop ideas for it.

     But then I found a very funny webcomic called Station V3. Oh oh. Another     space station comic already out there. I didn’t want to look like I was ripping someone else off. I like Station V3. So I changed my idea from a space station to a secret space lab, and called it Secret Lab 6, and started developing ideas for that.


But I missed the space station idea. It is a perfect place to bring so many different characters and ideas together. And I loved the sound of the title. Space Base 8. Space Base 8. Sounds so rhymey. Sooooo…I decided that there is room enough out there for another space station. There is already Moon Base Alpha, Babylon 5, Deep Space 9, and plenty more are out there, I betcha. And now there will be Space Base 8.

And a monkey not named Jet Pack Jack.

3 Responses to “Space Base 8”

  1. April 29, 2009 at 11:58 am

    How bout Jet Pack Mack? Jet Pack Sleestack?

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April 2009

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