A while ago, I stumbled across A Space Boy Dream, a wonderfully clever and charming webcomic by Moira Zahra and Mark Scicluna.
Somehow, my first experience of A Space Boy Dream was somewhere in the middle of the comic and out of order. But I immediately perceived Moira and Mark’s refreshingly satirical portrayal of hipsters, struggling artists, and the average young person. Not only can I relate to the plight of the angsty and self-concious protagonist Vincent, but I also marvel in the amazingly expressive character designs and unique design aesthetic of this comic.
I didn’t realize until later that the artists live in and portray the Mediterranean island of Malta!! This fact went completely over my head because A Space Boy Dream‘s hipsters are identical to the ones I’ve encountered in Manhattan, San Francisco, and across the U.S. in general. I guess some components of society and subculture are far more universal than I originally imagined.
The following images belong to Moira Zahra and Mark Scicluna.
For more A Space Boy Dream, please check out the following websites…
Interview with Moira Zahra and Mark Scicluna: www.maltainsideout.com/22565/comic-strip-artists-life-space-boy-dream-character-vincent
Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas