a cute & quirky webcomic

Welcome to taleas!

Taleas is a cute, quirky, random and slightly weird web comic by Seth Black. You won't find too many recurring characters a plot or a deliberately cohesive story. Each individual comic is intended to stand on its own. If you're curious, you can find out more about taleas on the about page.

New comics are released almost every Sunday. Click here to subscribe to my mailing list and you'll get a note when a new comic is published.

The most recent comic is
#117 "Flight Crew Working From Home"

A McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is flying through the sky with passengers visible in the windows and an empty cockpit. The captain announces, "Ladies and gentlemen, just a quick reminder that the flight crew will be working from home today...".


The Story Behind Flight Crew Working From Home

I really enjoy the shape of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, I think the third tail engine looks cool and I like the way the wing engines hang from pods in front of the wings. While researching the DC-10 I discovered that it not only earned a horrible reputation in the press, but was also the aircraft involved in the most deadly U.S. aviation accident: American Airlines flight 191. I drew this comic on the 21st anniversary of that very accident. For as magical as powered flight is, we must always remember the painful path that has made commercial aviation one of the safest forms of travel and we must also honor the memory of those who lost their lives along that path.