Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective days mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch - either in illustration or word form - and the other would make a companion sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise might make both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
Humans - well, those who think about such things - always envision aliens as somehow more enlightened than humanity, as if those on other planets (if they do exist) have solved all of the problems that humans keep inflicting upon themselves, like climate change and processed food and rush hour traffic. Seriously what are the odds? I take comfort in the thought that they are just as screwed up as we are, if, perhaps, about different things. Maybe their big potentially species ending hassle is about something we could never dream of, locked as we are on this Earth.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.