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Webcomic / Strange Planet

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A Webcomic by artist Nathan W. Pyle.

Taking place on an unknown planet, at an unknown time, with simple and unnamed The Greys-style aliens as the stars, "Strange Planet" functions as a goofy mirror of our own planet in our own time simply by using only Expospeak Gag dialog.

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  • Expospeak Gag: 100% of the dialog, and the trope that gives the comic most of its humor. Its aliens simply using Expospeak on even the most mundane activities (e.g.: visiting neighbors, giving a hug, having a pet), it highlights the silliness and foibles of humans.
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  • The Greys: The subjects of the comic. Although when colored they're more "the Blues".
  • Hands in Pockets: The aliens are depicted from the waist up unless the action requires otherwise- even when their lower bodies are visible in a panel they'll often be wearing socks, sitting under a blanket or else something will be obscuring their feet. When the strips were published as a physical book, Pyle jokingly touted more depictions of feet as a selling point.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Nondescript, unisex-appearing The Greys are the only speaking characters. However, this isn't a Sci-Fi Webcomic — everything they do is something entirely human.
  • Stick-Figure Comic: The art style is black-and-white line art with no distinguishing characteristics of the unnamed aliens. Pyle occasionally adds touches of pastel colors to reprint some of his more popular strips.

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