Webcomic creator, cat-lover, and drawer of funny things, Matthew Inman (a.k.a. ‘The Oatmeal’), took to the interwebs today to tell the story of a young Gene Roddenberry in glorious webcomic form.
“This is not intended as an ode to Roddenberry,” writes Inman, “although he certainly deserves one.” The webcomic entitled “It’s going to be okay.” depicts the story of a 25-year-old co-pilot, and how one fateful flight changed the course of his life (and, in turn, of science fiction history).
“This story is intended to remind you that our journeys are short. Roddenberry saw life’s ephemeral nature lit up against a backdrop of stars. He saw that we are all passengers pitching downward into the night. He saw that we’re all helpless. So get up, and help someone.”
Click to read the entire webcomic at The Oatmeal