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REFERENCES (and there may be a lot this chapter!)...
Gwynn: First Appearance | Last Appearance (walking off in the first panel) (2009) |  Although not if you count the semi-canon awesome guest week "The Proof"!
Aylee: First Appearance | First Appearance in current form | Last Appearance (with nose!) (2010)
Lacey (who has never been seen with Gwynn or mentioned as a friend of Gwynn previously): First Appearance | Last Appearance (demon lacewing form) (2008)
Reference to the Cult of K'Z'K (via Lacey) will be more indepth soon but I am trying to keep these reference links limited to pertinence to current events.

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Ref: Everything you need to know about the Cult of Kizke at the moment is summed up in this strip. BUT if you'd like to dig deeper, the following strips offer more: Aftermath of Chapter 46 Living Conditions: 28 Geeks Later (1)&(2)| Aftermath of Chapter 56 (3)-(4)-(5). And I suppose there's even more here...(6) and other stuff too.

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Ref: the spider in the last panel might be going 'whu-oh' because of this!

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Ref: Kron (1) | (2 (almost the same as 1))

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Normally when I pull one of these emergency fillers it’s because someone (probably me) came down with some uber-flu or something. This time it’s good old-fashioned out-of-time burn-out! And to think I spent the last month working two days ahead! Well, I lost my lead, and this story requires so much work and planning. Especially the next strip, as originally conceived.  And today I got no sleep, so my creativity-engine won’t turn over. Hopefully I can get things cookin’ again over the weekend and come roaring back Monday!


Also, yes, around here, even Emergnecy Filler Art has a Ref: (1) (2) (3).

Comic for 03/23/2013

My daughter's a teenager! (As of 3/21/2013)
(I'm going to run and hide now.)
plus how old do we all feel? :)

She sketched this picture of chibi-her as evil-birthday-overlord just now.

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Unimportant sidenote: At least I only break out the 'testy' pun every 6 years or so!

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I'm not sure the last time we've seen some of these characters, but I think this was the last time we saw ZHOAS!

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For all you super-spec'ers out there I want to note that despite the fact that there is a similarity between Riff's Dad and this character in today’s comic, it is NOT the same character. (I put this out here as a just-in-case, because I noted the similarity).

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The original last line was written "He sort-a loves me, but Mohkadun is his Minecraft," but I realized mixing mining and archeology for someone who doesn’t know what Minecraft is could be confusing!

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For the record Zombie Head on a Stick in the last panel is attempting to say "Fuuuuun" in a sarcastic voice. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

-The Management

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Ref: Agent Whisper First Appearance (panel 3).

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I found this script-conundrum interesting! Panel 4, balloon 3. Should it be:
1) “His last word was ‘boobs.’  He’d like that.”
2) “His last words were ‘boobs.’  He’d like that.”
3) “His last word(s) were (was) ‘boobs.’  He’d like that.”
The problem is people have ‘last words’, not ‘a last word’ but Sam’s ‘last words’ were(was), in fact, A WORD. So #1 seems most grammatically accurate, yet #2 captures the feeling of the statement best. And #3 was just in my original script as I tried to walk the line between #1 and #2. And I am amused a little bit as #2 works a little better than it might purely because boobs are plural.  *shrug*

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Ref: Knives through Aylee's throat.

NOTE: I've updated this strip to show Kiki perched (somewhat precariously) on Aylee's wing. It was in the original script but I goofed. You may need to refresh to see it.

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Ref: Bjorkea.

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Ref: Qaboos.

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Sorry for this emergency filler. You can yell at me in the Reactions Forums. :(

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Ref: A week of 'Sparks'.

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Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5

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Warning: there is no assurance of quality for the next 14 days. You have been warned.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5

| PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 |

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Hey, it's not just Stick-Figure-Captin-Torg's birthday, it's also MY birthday! And what do I want for my birthday? The same thing I want every year, for you guys to become Defenders!!! Thanks so much in advance! Mohkadun continues tomorrow! And hopefully the new Sluggy Store will open too!


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Info: poop deck.

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Amusing Ref: Zoë can overthink things.

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I know this was recent, but just in case, Ref: Vegitarian Inferno Chili.

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Ok-ok.  Let’s just say I’m exaggerating the survivability of that explosion for humor sake.

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Leah Abrams (age 13) Oasis on scratchboard.

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Currently any animated gif comics have not been resized for the new archive due to it breaking the animation.

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Happy Sluggy Freelance's Sweet Sixteenth!

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Last Panel Ref: ... yeah, I'll ref it for tomorrow's comic. ;)

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Ref:  Unimportant- Asahn | The Pyramids.
We'll get to Gwynn and the pyramids tomorrow.

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Ref: Perhaps this?

Also Head's-UP: New Comics Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays for this month and possibly the first half of next, and then back to weekday comics!

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Ref: This. And this.

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It pains me on a M/W/F schedule to only do a single row strip, unfortunately the next few rows have to go together on Monday! See ya then!

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red cross

As promised, here’s some art by my daughter Leah. This is a character she was working on this weekend and has no connection with Sluggy Freelance whatsoever. On the medical front, bad news, the cortisone injection does not seem to be doing the job on my drawing hand. It’s early to know for sure but it looks like surgery might be in my near future. Anywho hopefully new comics Wednesday Thursday and Friday this week!

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Random Refs: This first, this second, this third, this fourth.

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Ref (from yesterday too): 'The Mortal Woman'...

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Instead of trying to Ref-link everything in panel 1, I'll just say we'll get to the follow up to this comic in the next two comics. And I'll note there seems to be serious bathroom issues going on  aboard this ship!

Oh and passing a note along from Grammar Gorilla "Grammar gorilla hate word ‘funnest’! Make me mad irregardless of you opinion!"

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Ref: Bun-bun on Recon panel 1.

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Ref: Tombsy.

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Unimportant Ref: Asahn (1) (2).

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Please feel free to research camel stomachs on your own!

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Ref: Everything you needed to know about Zoë's tattoo starts with this chapter, and ends with this chapter. It's a LOT!

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Ref of Bob (human, possessed by Skip (demon, truename Skippy)): First Appearance | "Clean Slate" | vs. Chilus (1) (2).

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Ref: (this might have been better suited for yesterday's strip) Panel 5.

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Ref: K'Z'K (Kozoaku) controling a "not dead yet" human (panels 14-16).

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Ref: Panel 3.

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Ref: Prison.

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Ref: Rest in peace Qaboos Al-Fin (first apperance) | Rest in peace Bob (first apperance).

Ref: Agent Strum (last apperance panel 6).

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Ref: Bazooka Joe Comic, 13th panel (depending on your method for counting).

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I feel like I referenced this, like, 10 times lately but: First Meander Ref.

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Ref: Torg's concern about the Cult following Qaboos' dig team ("Demons tracking this dig operation"). And do I really need to ref Bob?

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So to every non-demon, panel three of Today's strip immediately followed panel 2 of THIS strip.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I've always intended the Torg Potter satires to operate separately, not holding any clues to the bigger mysteries of Sluggy Freelance. Still, the need for K'Z'K to cast a spell on his past self that makes his past self forget their interactions SCREAMED for the Torg Potter Forgetmelots Curse. So no need to spec K'Z'K/Torg-Potter connections. But here's a FORGETYOUBLIVIATE ref anyway (panels 8 & 9).

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Ref: hook.

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Well today was actually a Personal Day as I didn’t get any work done but I had no time to anyway! Sorry about that, hopefully something good to show tomorrow. And happy day-after-tax-day!

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Ref: I don't think I ever gave her a name, but Jezel and the other wives...

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Ref: Panel 4 Dunuloa created the necklace (1) (2) (3)| Panel 5 & 6 Ref | Panel 8 and 10 Ref | Panel 13: the Queen made changes, which Googol noticed.

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Ref: Who's the Carib in panel 4? Bonus points if you remember. (And I know, theres no mountains of Teknokon junk, THAT hasn't happened yet. Or happened a thousand years ago. Stupid Timeless Space.)

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Ref: Tempest having the ability to deposit Bun-bun anywhere in the timeline...
Sluggy Freelance: And there you go. BUT if you want to know more and you're a Defender, I'm planning to do a "Sluggy Freelance: Full Disclosure" blog post about the true origination of the name with all the gory details, right around when the site updates for Tuesday’s (May 20th) comic.

Comic for 05/20/2014

 ASAHN LIVES! (and was released from Dunuloa's dress. Panel 3. And got to keep the huge arm.)

And at this point we still have no confirmation as to why the god of Power wants the god of Joy dead.

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Taking the holiday off! Comic charges forward tomorrow!

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Ref: Repeat from yesterday, where the blood is coming from. Also, SCROLL!

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Ref: the spells...

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Ref: King Farahn has been providing Gwynn the power of the book, including the Destroyer's power, for a long time. To negative results. Also, if you own Book 10, go read the bonus story “Queen of Diamonds” if you haven’t lately!

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Ref: The Time-Father's renaming spell (panel 2)

LadyBlanc gets bonus points for saying: "So ... now he's the Bowelless One?"
I'm just mad at myself for missing that!

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Ref: The Sniper | One Bullet=Save the World  (+Exit Strategy a.k.a."Getaway Plan")| Skele-Fight (+Exit Strategy a.k.a."Getaway Plan").

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It’s come to my attention that some thought Darryl died in this comic. That was another Ordained who died. But I understand the confusion.

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Tombsy Ref: (1) | (2)
The Cult and The Release (panel 5)

Random Ref.

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Ref: The Shadow Puppets (Wayang Kulit).

Also don't let "the End" fool you, Mohkadun continues with three quick epilogues.

Comic for 06/23/2014

So Leah (who isn't annoyed at all that I'm constantly linking to her baby picture) made this for me last week on Father's day and I'm sharing it with you today as guest artist filler while I carefully script the three epilogues of Mohkadun. Leah will also be joining me at Intervention this August to see what the con-scene is like and maybe sell a sketch or two. Hope you guys can swing by the con and say hi!

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SO I was planning on a 4 row comic for today. I was never going to make it. I could have managed two rows but if I had to break the comic this top row was a better place to break it. :(

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Ref: We've seen this photo before.

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Ref: The Hat.

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Ref: The Tangle, The Pillars (1) (2), Quit, Poopy pants.