This is powerful. Masterly illustrated, written & paced. CW "sad" is accurate!
Space Bubble Cat
Back in 2015, I took a course on graphic novel design, and the final project was to write & plan out your own graphic novel. My project was called Space Bubble Cat, a very personal piece about a lonely cat who floats through space.
This was intended to be a submission for the June 2018 Bitsy Jam (theme: Space Whales), where I was inspired to revisit this project, update and finish it from its original version into an interactive Bitsy comic. However, I was not able to finish by the deadline of the jam.
Content warning: Sad
How to Read: Move to the bottom-right corner to turn the page. Read all speech bubbles in a panel before moving onto the next. As a general rule, speech bubbles are read from top to bottom.
Music: "daydream" and "apprehension", from the album Think by motherbear (the album has since been taken offline, but I encourage you to please check out her other stuff as well).
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Thank you for "owning friend".
What a creative use of bitsy and storytelling! After awhile of trying to get out of each panel, I began to feel trapped like the cat - which made the story even richer and more personal. I also loved your character designs!
Oh my gosh, thank you!! I actually considered making it easier to traverse through panels, but then decided to leave it as-is as an artistic choice. I'm very glad it payed off!! 💖💖💖
I am so full of feeeeeelings! It is so cute, and so sad, and that nightmare sequence was terrifying, and the space bubble feels like such a good image to express how I feel sometimes.
Emma what the hell I didn't expect to be crying this morning
I do not cease to wonder what can be done on the bitsy.
Your game and how made this comics is awesome!
That was a good story, it really drew me in. The art was incredible, and the music really set the mood, especially when the music changed. Really well done! Also I hope Bubble Cat finds a friend for his travels😭
This was so beautiful <3
Thank you <3
Am actually crying. This is beautiful.
I hope there's a sequel. I need more Bubble Cat.
Yes! He's my darling boy, I'd love to do more with him! I'm definitely hoping to get those socials back into active status.....
you're just trying to make me cry arent you!!!!!! heck this is so good!!! im so emo tho rip ITS SO BEAUTIFUL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Wow! That was an impressive and such a creative/original use of Bitsy.
i really like this! the comic panel structure is so cool and like it builds this really strong mood and idk it's just a good good game!!