"Two Rocks Converse," by Tom Gauld


20 Responses to “"Two Rocks Converse," by Tom Gauld”

  1. Nadreck says:

    There’s a story from the Golden Age of SF wherein some xeno-archaeologists find a desolate planet with only two colossal statues on it. They can’t figure out who on this planet could have built such things. They saw a hunk out of one of the toes for analysis and depart. When they come back with some colonists 10 years later the sampled statue is starting to change expression and the other one is reaching for his gun.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hmmm…. perspective.

  3. blueelm says:

    I love this. It would make a great wall poster. I don’t see it listed for sale as a print though :(

  4. andreinla says:

    Reminds me of Das Rad (which is amazing, and on the tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT13GuPZHMA )

  5. neuromodder says:

    The future looks like the mushroom kingdom.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was going to mention Das Rad, also. Well worth watching.

  7. JayConverse says:

    I was going to name one of my sons “Two Rocks”, but my wife wouldn’t let me.

  8. Gavron says:

    Reminds of this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT13GuPZHMA

    Two animated rock piles witness human development in geological time.

  9. styrofoam says:

    I kept parsing the title as “Two Rock Chuck Taylors”.

    It made me really not understand the comic on first readthrough.

  10. Shay Guy says:

    I wonder what it says about me that it actually took me a second reading to catch the backgrounds.

    Though seeing as rocks aren’t that long-lived, spanning human history might’ve worked better.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Makes me want to add some choice atoms to my collection, and deeble on the spot!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I wrote something like this once.


  13. Deidzoeb says:

    There was a similar Jeff Jones comic in Heavy Metal or maybe 1984 or 1994 (that’s the title of a publication by Warren Comics, not necessarily the year of publication), a tree narrating its experience of a human woman coming up to it, falling down and decomposing in four or five panels.

  14. GleepGlop says:

    Typo in the title, no?

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