Nick Abadzis’ Laika Gets Alternative Happy Endings

Big Planet Comics in Washington DC in celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary this year.
So they’ve sponsored a series of alternative endings to Nick Abadzis’ graphic novel, Laika, about the first animal in space. We all know how sadly that story ends, but it’s the way it was. Nick writes;
Many people still contact me, wondering about that ending, wondering why I told the story the way I did, about how much of it was real and even whether there might be an alternative ending to the story… Filmmakers often get in touch, wondering whether there might be a way of presenting a version with a more positive spin to it. Well, of course there is, but then you’d be changing history, or at least blunting the truth of what took place that day in 1957. And unfortunately, you can’t change history, not one line.
Well, Big Planet didn’t want reality to get in the way, and so Nick has explored all the things that could have happened to Laika in other universes…

If you want to read the strips, go straight here for the first four episodes:
http://www.bigplanetcomics.com/the-alternative-endings-to-laika-show-by-nick-abadzis

Among them you will find tributes to Stan and Jack (Stan referring to both the Man and Kubrick), and several iterations of how the story could’ve turned out.
Why alternative endings? If you want the full explanation, see here:
And for the most recent in-depth interview and news of upcoming projects, yours truly in conversation with Mike Dawson for The Comics Journal Talkies podcast:
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