Weird World of Webcomics: ‘Red’s Planet’ by Cartoonist Eddie Pittman
It’s Disney does The Outer Limits, and makes a perfect read for any strange kid.
This webcomic won me over on its first page. Not only is the artwork eye-popping, but the opening scene depicts a situation I’m sure a lot of us can relate to (…well, other than the whole alien abduction thing). The story opens with a guy and his dog making a lonely drive through the middle of the night with nothing but “Coast to Coast” on the radio to keep him company. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of “Coast to Coast,” so I knew right away I’d end up being a big fan of this comic.
Written and drawn by long-time animator and cartoonist Eddie Pittman, RED’S PLANET follows the adventures of a little girl called (you guessed it) “Red.” After running away from her foster home, and having a brief run-in with the law, Red finds herself beamed up by the weirdest group of aliens this side of Mos Eisley.
While the comic is only through two chapters, and new updates come slowly, Pittman’s artwork really makes the wait worthwhile. The story is equally fun and engaging, and the characters Pittman has introduced have all been unique and colorful. In the wide and weird world of webcomics, space operas and alien drama are plentiful, but Red’s Planet manages to set itself apart as one of the best. It’s Disney does The Outer Limits, and makes a perfect read for any strange kid. You can follow Red’s adventures at www.redsplanet.com.