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Comic profile: Cosmos
When Nonsense Collides!
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Comic language: English
Genre: Comedy
Activity status: Active
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Last update: Yesterday, 6:18 AM
Number of comics: 455
Number of subscribers: 17
Visitors: 17434 visitors (123425 pages viewed)
Rating: 4.74 (27 votes)

Comic description

Welcome to the wonderful world of Cosmos - where the planets are donut-shaped, the people are small, green and friendly, and pop-cultural obsession is pretty much a prerequisite! Join Artie, Gene, Jenny, Ax, Macy and all their odd-ball friends as they navigate (to them) the normal travails of everyday life.... But hurry up! The next crazy adventure starts in five minutes!


Hey there! Jon Kay, cartoonist-at-large, here - I am a New Zealand-based freelance graphic designer / illustrator / motion graphics artist, working and living in Auckland. I love dinosaurs, Transformers and bad sci-fi movies! I draw the comic strip Cosmos!! I can't stop ending my sentences with exclamation marks!!!

Most recent comments left on Cosmos

My sketches for chapter 3 of the Grandecon story were probably the most cohesive and well-structured out of all of them; as by that point I had the overall story worked out, and I could create gags on the same theme (i.e, chapter 3's pop-cultural scavenger hunt) within a solid plot framework. This time around, thought, both the first AND last strips in my sketch-sequence ('Scavenger hunt' and 'And the winner is...')were expanded out into longer comics; and a couple of other strips were apparently added on the fly, as I don't even seem to have doodles for them....
Left on GrandeCon Extra 5
6 days ago
The interesting thing about these sketches for my GrandeCon strips, is that none of them are even remotely in their final order in my sketchbooks - instead, I seem to have come up with the ideas piecemeal (often interspersed between other, unrelated strips) and only assembled them into a coherent story later on; fiddling with the order of the strips as I went. And if I had an earlier, unrelated comic that was amenable for inclusion in the story due to its 'nerd cred' - in it went, with whatever rewrites were needed to the dialogue or setting to tie it to GrandeCon. Much like 'Rules of the game' in the last installment, 'The Big Hello' was originally just four panels long, but was enorma-sized for the final story with a cameo-packed welcoming committee and other extra panels to make it a full page in length.....
Left on GrandeCon Extra 4
8 days ago
The first part of any Cosmos story is drawing doodle-versions of the individual strips that comprise it - or rather, drawing random strips and fitting them together bit-by-bit into a story later on. Above are the sketch versions of the first chapter (in-potentia) of 'The Great Comic Con Caper': for the most part, the final versions adhere pretty closely to what is presented here, but by the looks of the first two sketches ('Worth a shot' and 'Gene's big plan') I originally had both of these strips set in Tony's Comic Utopia - Ax and Jenny are there with Gene, Artie and Tony - whereas in the final story, Gene only comes up with his bold 'get in line at 4am' plan, let alone discusses it with Jenny and Ax, after he has left TCU. Also of note is that 'Rules of the Game' was a basic four-panel strip in the sketch phase, but expanded out to a full-page, multi-panel strip in the final story.... Needed a bit of extra room, you see.
Left on GrandeCon Extra 3
13 days ago
The first step in developing my GrandeCon story was doing a bunch of preparatory sketches, to see what initial ideas poppped up - rather important, by the looks of things, was actually deciding what Tony's Comic Utopia looked like on the outside, as the shop front featured prominently in the first chapter's title page. I had plenty of reference to what it looked like inside (from past Cosmos comics, although the layout - and size - was never really consistent); but nothing for its exterior. In addition, I explored different ideas for the title page - judging by the portrait-format orientation, the story may have been intended as a comic book-style story rather than a series of comic strips - and an embryonic version of the 'Gene gets ready for GrandeCon' strip, also as a potential intro page. Woo-ha!
Left on GrandeCon Extra 2
11th Sep 2018
Time for something a bit different - back when I first started posting Cosmos on Comic Fury, I kicked things off by presenting the multi-part new-school saga The Great Comic Con Caper ; in which my little crew braved the depths of the annual GrandeCon comic and pop-culture convention! Now, having come this far, I thought I should look back at the making of this seminal tale by presenting the concepts, comic strip sketches, unused ideas and alternate panels that contributed to its evolution! It's Cosmos: Behind the Scenes! Brought to you by Barnard's Chunky Chunks and the Letter F!
Left on GrandeCon Extra 1