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The Captain’s Dictate

One of my favorite parts of DRIVE are the “found documents” littered throughout the story. It’s such a fun chance to flesh out the world and show a slice-of-life from the perspective of industry, or literature, or politics, or college-type admission pamphlets, or introductory school-age maps, or reference materials, or intelligence communiques, or in today’s installment…a snippet of military life.

When I first started DRIVE, an early reader told me to skip these weird documents, and just stick to the comic…and I wrote back to him that these are as much the comic as anything I’ve ever drawn.

That Time the Veetans Defeated the Tesskans FOREVER

One of my favorite things about DRIVE is inviting in artists to tell stories set in this universe. It’s so fun to turn your creation over to other artists…and see what kind of stories they tell!

And today we begin our third “Tales of the Drive” story…one I’m SUPER EXCITED for. It brings together two of my favorite artists, and the resulting story came out delightful as HECK.

Over the next 15 weeks, they tell the story of how the pacifist Veetans beat the entire Tesskan armada in one week. You’re going to love it. (And as those 15 weeks go by, make sure you check out their other work I linked to above: These two do amazing work.)

And! Because a few panels had some fantastic tucked-in jokes, I’ve pasted in close-ups, below.

CUTE THINGS moved in the archives

Our second TALES OF THE DRIVE story, CUTE THINGS, has been moved in the archives…so that you now read it straight through! Each time a story ends, I’ll be moving around the archives so that the story can be read without interruption. So the story now begins HERE.


I really want to thank Christopher Hastings for writing and drawing, and Anthony Clark for coloring, such a great story. It was super fun to read…and the character designs were such a fun take on DRIVE.

Please check out more of their work!
Christopher Hastings is the artist of Dr. McNinja, and the writer on Adventure Time and Marvel’sGwenPool. He can be found on Twitter at: drhastings
Anthony Clark is the artist of Nedroid and Back. He can be found on Twitter at: nedroid


As you know, with all the TALES OF THE DRIVE artists, I’ve specifically told them I don’t want to give them notes, edit them, nitpick them, or tell them what they need to write. My philosophy is: Pick people who create incredible work, and trust them to do wonderful things in the DRIVE universe. And it’s worked so wonderfully, so far: Dylan’s story, and Chris’ story, are both so unique to their voice…and I find both stories DELIGHTFUL.


And on Monday: We begin Ryan North’s and Tony Cliff’s story, “That Time the Veetans Defeated the Tesskans FOREVER