This week’s preview of the Hic & Hoc nonfiction comics anthology, Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends: A Collection of Unsolved Mysteries, comes from Emy Bitner‘s story about the mysterious disappearance of Fredrick Valentich in 1978. 20-year-old Valentich was piloting an aircraft over the Bass Strait in Australia when he observed an unidentified flying object shortly before he lost contact with Melbourne air traffic control. The text in Emy’s comic is taken directly from the transcript of Valentich final moments before he and his plane disappeared forever.
Emy’s story is definitely creepy and mysterious, and I love that we have another Emi in this book (albeit with different spelling)! She seems to be very interested in aliens and UFOs as you can see in the rest of her work. Check out her webcomic Trying Human, a fictional drama about an abductee who falls in love with her alien abductor. Emy recently said on her Tumblr that she wasn’t feeling well, and we hope she gets better soon! Being sick is the worst. Check back next week for more previews of the anthology!!