“There are hundreds of comics out there about aliens’ skewed perception of Earthlings, and ETs asking a mailbox to ‘take me to your leader’,” said creator Mark Mekkes. “But I wanted to focus on the kind of people who go out into the fields at night and do this kind of investigation. Passionately doing something you believe in, despite the public’s perception of the topic, is something that most people can relate to one way or the other.”
Book 1 Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Private Investigators and Book 2 Ufology Humor for Ufologists have already been available for online purchase. And now the 3rd book in the comic series, compiling two years worth of strips, adds to that list. Disclosure? I Barely Know Her! features a turning point for the strip where the main characters have to deal with their successes as well as their failures.
“While my main goal is to create a humorous and entertaining story about a unique family, Saucer Seekers is distinct in that it attempts to create an honest and respectful view of Ufology (the study of UFOs),” said Mekkes. “I’m hoping that these comic stories will encourage people to turn to other books, shows and websites for more factual information about the fascinating topic of UFOs and the paranormal.
“Whether you believe in it or not, I think it’s an amazing topic,” he adds. “You don’t judge people in a vacuum; you judge them by how they interact with others. Similarly, the only way to ultimately judge humanity as a whole is to look at how we go about searching for, and accepting, other life and civilizations. So the study of UFOs and alien life is ultimately a study in our own species. So creating a comic strip on this topic is a unique way to take a different kind of look at all of us.”
In addition to the collection of strips; Disclosure? I Barely Know Her!, also includes an extensive essay by Robbie Graham from Silver Screen Saucers, silverscreensaucers.blogspot.com/
Saucer Seekers and links to all of the books can be found at thesaucerseekers.com. Mark Mekkes also creates the comic Zortic at zortic.com and writes the comic Abby’s Agency at abbysagency.us.