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Fade To Black presents - Q&A with Space Moose


If you think the foul-mouthed toddlers of South Park are an offensive bunch, we'd like to introduce you all to Space Moose. A dark, licentious and amoral comic strip from the mind of Adam Thrasher which has graced the pages of the University of Alberta's student paper called "The Gateway" for over ten years.

Always (most always) striving to steer clear of dirty, juvenile humor, you may be asking yourselves, Why are we choosing to encourage the antics of this comic strip? The answer is simply: this cartoon takes crude, lewd and antisocial behavior almost to an art form. Space Moose is centered around a morally deprived, antisocial, sodomy- loving, Star Trek uniform wearing moose and his friends and absolutely nothing is sacred. Be it feminism, homosexuality, the handicapped, organized religion, politics, the media or family life, nothing is outside Space Moose's territory.

In the world of political correctness and banal comic strips, it is a breath of fresh air to see something which has absolutely no morally rewarding qualities and proud of it. A cartoon which makes no apologies about whom or what it offends... even when pressed.

One strip, which featured Space Moose gunning down a group of radical feminists, resulted in Adam being charged with discrimination for "failing to treat women with dignity and respect," (an offence against the
University of Alberta's Code of Student Behavior) and fined $200. Adam fought back on his feeling that freedom of expression should triumph and had his case overturned.

Very much the antithesis of Space Moose, we talk to Adam Thrasher, who holds a mechanical engineering degree and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, about his creation and what can probably be most accurately described as an evil comic strip for intelligent people.


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