Yes, it’s true. Edison will be traveling to Mars on November 28th, and he’ll be in good company. Stephan Pastis, Goat and Rat will be riding along as well. Cartoonist Scott Stantis also has a boarding pass, and at this point, I’m not sure which of his Prickly City characters he’ll be sending.

Here’s the scoop. Scott, Stephan and I were contacted by Alan Stern, Principal Investigator for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, and founder of the education & research group UWINGU, and asked if we’d help get the word out about the “Beam Me To Mars” program, which was set up to beam messages and/or images to Mars from folks here on earth. We all three agreed to participate, and in doing so will be waving goodbye to our characters as they head off at the speed of light to our rusty neighbor on November 28th.

If you’d like to join us and write your own message to send, simply go to http://www.uwingu.com/ and click on the “Beam Me To Mars” button. George Takei, Seth Green, Homer Hickam and a host of other celebrities will be sending messages as well, so here’s your chance to be a part of something really amazingly cool.

The doors to this digital space ship will be closing on NOVEMBER 5TH, so put your creative thinking caps on and join us!

Edison_C201410242d053e402a330132a1a4005056a9545dA Prickly City strip that ran in July of this year talking about the New Horizons Mission.




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