Mark and the Aliens by Aya Rothwell

1:46 AM by River Bird Comics

The mundane and the extraordinary are celebrated equally in two stories by Aya Rothwell.
In “Mark and the Aliens,” Mark has crashed his ship on an alien planet. His dire concern seems to be that he can’t get anyone’s names or faces right, among the locals. Will he ever succeed?
In “How I Learned to Tolerate Vegemite,” a young college intern gains valuable experience in the corporate environment. Acquired skill sets includes organizing the workplace; working in a team setting; eating Vegemite and traveling through time. Undoubtedly, this will help her job searching process, when she graduates from school.
About the Author:“Mark” was initially drawn when Aya was working as a production assistant on film sets in New York City (and living out of a backpack). She sketched the story during a day off. Then Aya moved back to Boston to live more normally, where she re-drew the story. Regarding “Vegemite,” Aya was recently asked if it was a true story. “Oh, no,” she replied. “I still don’t like the taste of Vegemite. I never did learn to tolerate it.”