For the fifth installment of The Buddy System, I sent out the bare bones of a panel comic and asked a handful of friends to personalize it with their own story.
I decided to go with a mash-up of the voyage of French explorer La Perouse and the TV show Lost. La Perouse disappeared not long after witnessing the English settlement of Australia. Mindful of the fact that I'm writing for a predominantly US audience, I've given La Perouse the outfit worn by Christopher Columbus on his Wikipedia page. "Any News of La Perouse?" was the question asked by Louis XVI as he was being led to execution, displaying the marvelous set of priorities that made him so popular with the common folk.