Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bugsport

Hey! That's the cool new bridge!

I was flicking through a purloined copy of Down East magazine this weekend when I ran across a great story on a new online comic strip. The strip, drawn by Canadian artist Ted Bastien, tells the story of a town in Maine used to resettle aliens who came to earth via Roswell and other such spots. What is cool about it for a former Hancock County resident and regular Route 1 driver like myself is that rather than invent a fictional locale, Bastien has taken over the mill town of Bucksport, renaming it "Bugsport" and populating it with grey skinned aliens (rather than grey skinned paper mill workers and other-worldy drinkers at Toziers II*). Read along here. The strip may be of limited interest to the non-Mainer but I thought I'd give my fellow Pine Tree Staters a chance to have a look and exclaim "Oh look, Fort Knox!" or "Hey! I know that book shop!".

*After 12 years in this state I still have no idea what happened to Toziers I. And it bugs me every time I drive by that Toziers II flies its blaze-orange MGD 'Welcome Hunters' banner year-round. Scoping out the nasty overtanned wives of your fellow fat drunken Bucksport oafs is not hunting, jackass.

2 comments:

msdee said...

How is it that you make Maine sound so interesting?

weasel said...

This place makes it easy: it is interesting. This map isn't real, you know....

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