The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama: Rocket Llama is allegedly the star of the world's oldest comic book. "Established in 1916, The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama helped shape the face of popular culture world-wide. These classic comics have been discovered in a vault deep underground -- the scripts, designs, ashcan copies, magazines, and more -- to be restored and remastered to a glory more befitting a modern, digital age." The tales of a sword-swinging cat, a high-flying llama, and a rocket as loyal as a cowboy's horse. All ages.
 

Who is Rocket Llama?
Disclaimer: All content of this website is fiction, metafiction, or mere opinion.
In other words, don't take anything too seriously.

"Trouble in Paradise"

#112 webcomic

"Trouble in Paradise"

#112 ashcan copy

"Time Flies When You're on the Run"
Part 1  

#136 webcomic

Rocket Llama
Says


Where's Rocket Llama today?

Great for fans of movies, television TV, cartoons, animation, comic books, comic strips, Kirby's Dreamland, Alley Oop, Buz Sawyer, Tales of the Questor, Duck Tales, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alice Otter, South Pole Strip, Pearls Before Swine, 13 Seconds, 21st Century Fox, A Doemain of Our Own, AlterMeta, AntiBunny, Aozora: Into Imagination, The Arcane Quarry, Balls of Furr, furry comics, furry cartoons, furry webcomics, anthropomorophic animal cartoons, adventure comics, Platinum Age comics, Golden Age comics, Silver Age comics, Baby Huey, Harvey Comics, Ruff and Reddy, Star Wars parody, Star Wars parodies, Star Wars spoof, The Lord of the Rings parody, The Lord of the Rings parodies, The Lord of the Rings spoof. Also for fans of heroic derring-do, super-heroes superheroes like Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, maybe Wolverine and other X-Men, Sonic the Hedgehog, Little Nemo: The Dream Master, Kirby Squeak Squad, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winnie-the-Pooh (more as A. A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh than how Disney Studios depicts him).

© 2008 Rocket Llama World Headquarters, LLC. All rights reserved.

Who is Rocket Llama? "The world's oldest webcomic - since 1916." Tongue-in-cheek tales of a high-flying llama, a sword-swinging cat, and a rocket as loyal as a cowboy hero's horse. With time traveling cavedogs, a persnickety penguin, and surprise parodies of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and more. Creators have presented their work at Internation Comic-Con Comicon International in San Diego, California, with Danny Fingeroth (The Amazing Spider-Man, Dazzler, Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent), and WonderCon Wonder-Con in San Francisco, California, as part of the Comics Arts Conference a.k.a. Comic Arts Conference; and Wizard World Texas, the Wizard World University Texas academic meetings in Arlington, Texas, near Six Flags Over Texas, with Phil Hester (Green Arrow and Clerks with Kevin Smith), Jason Henderson (The Sword of Dracula, Dracula Wars #1), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night with Steve Niles, Fell), Jacen Burrows (Crossed with Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lanter).
Keywords: Webcomic webcomics cartoon cartoons all-ages family entertainment comics comic books comic strips sequential art quirky humor funny furry fun anthropomorphic animals satire comedy science fiction fantasy historical history pseudohistorical pseudohistory.

The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama[1] is a webcomic starring "a high-flying llama, a sword-swinging cat, and a rocket as loyal as a cowboy hero's horse."[2] Created by Alex Langley while he was a student at Henderson State University, the comic first appeared in a comic book titled The Workday Comic. For the Workday comics anthology, a spin-off of Scott McCloud's 24-Hour Comics, comics creators each wrote and drew their own eight-page stories in eight hours in April, 2007, on Friday the 13th[3], which turned into an ongoing publication.[4]  Co-presenting with comics author and scholar Danny Fingeroth (Dazzler, Spider-Man, Superman on the Couch), the creators described the webcomic's evolution as members of a Comics Arts Conference panel at 2008's Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.[5][6][7]  Contents [hide] 1 Debut  2 Webcomic  3 References  4 External links      [edit] Debut The full title of Rocket Llama's debut story in The Workday Comic #1 (spring, 2007) was "The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama #112: 'Trouble in Paradise'".[8] The story introduced the taciturn hero Rocket Llama and his talkative sidekick, an anthropomorphic cat named Bartholomew Meowsenhausen, who find themselves stranded on an island after a battle with an enemy called Jetpack Dog. Spherical islanders capture them and then challenge them to combat. A villain named Böwser vön Überdog arrives with Jetpack Dog and, in a sudden Star Wars parody, summons a giant robot known as the Super Robot Dog Walker which blasts a volcano to bits. Before it can fire a second blast, Rocket Llama destroys it by getting it to swallow a pot of water and backfire. The story ends with Böwser tied up and the heroes using the giant robot dog head as a boat to get themselves home, with the promise of the next story to be titled, "Yuck! Yukon!"[9][10]  Whether despite the original story's childlike art or because of it, the Rocket Llama story proved to be the most popular in the 2007 anthology collection of the eight-hour comics.[11] After comic artist Stephen R. Bissette, an instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies and comic book artist best known for his work on Swamp Thing with Alan Moore, read all of the stories in the first volume of The Workday Comic, he remarked, "That llama's gonna stick with me."[12]   [edit] Webcomic Nick Langley redrew the story with a less childlike drawing style in webcomic form for online publication[13] as the flagship title for the website rocketllama.com which grew into an affiliation of websites featuring webcomics, art, entertainment reviews, and scholarly studies of comics.[14] The online story featured a new cover[15] and omitted a one-page gag, a preview for an unrelated Stealth Potato comic, which had appeared as an intermission in the middle of the original story.[16] The original story also appeared online as the comic's "ashcan copy."[17]  The authors present the Rocket Llama stories metafictionally as the world's oldest comic book, established in 1916, which they allegedly rediscovered and are adapting into webcomics. "Deep underground, in an archaic vault we searched until we found the fabled tales. As both the current production team behind The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama and appreciators of such groundbreaking literature, we have taken it upon ourselves to restore these classic issues to a glory more befitting a modern, digital age."[18]  Although every "issue" is presented with panels and screens in the correct order for each story, the issues are presented out of order as if readers were discovering old issues of a classic comic book in a seemingly haphazard order, however they come to find them. After the redrawn number 112's online publication came the serialized time travel story #136-137, "Time Flies When You're on the Run," appearing one page at a time throughout each week.[19][20] Special Rocket Llama Says bonus features appear only in "ashcan" form drawn by the original creator.[21]