REFERENCES (and there may be a lot this chapter!)...
Gwynn: First Appearance | Last Appearance (walking off in the first panel) (2009) |Â 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.
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.
Ref: the spider in the last panel might be going 'whu-oh' because of this!
Normally when I pull one of these emergency fillers itâs because someone (probably me) came down with some uber-flu or something. This time itâs 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.Â And today I got no sleep, so my creativity-engine wonât turn over. Hopefully I can get things cookinâ again over the weekend and come roaring back Monday!
My daughter's a teenager! (As of 3/21/2013)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH
(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.
Unimpotant Ref: Details on Aylee's species-info starts here.
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!
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).
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!
Ref: *Kiki+Zombie Part 1*
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!
Ref: Agent Whisper First Appearance (panel 3).
Ref: Cargo Ship Barranca.
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*
Ref: Last time we say N'aaaw and Whisper as lil' demons.
Ref: A specific Bjorkea event.
Sorry for this emergency filler. You can yell at me in the Reactions Forums. :(
Ref: Elder Soco.
Ref: Royal Stables.
Ref: Lord Symachus.
Ref: the two pyramids.
Ref: A week of 'Sparks'.
Ref: Wyntiti and Elder Soco.
Ref: Space Newark.
Ref: Lt. Ihearu.
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!
Info: poop deck.
Amusing Ref: Zoë can overthink things.
I know this was recent, but just in case, Ref: Vegitarian Inferno Chili.
Ref: Maloufo's Poem.
Ref: hook-hand panel 5.
Ok-ok. Let’s just say I’m exaggerating the survivability of that explosion for humor sake.
Leah Abrams (age 13) Oasis on scratchboard.
Last Panel Ref: ... yeah, I'll ref it for tomorrow's comic. ;)
Ref: The Krig.
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!
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!
As promised, hereâs 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. Itâs 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!
Ref (from yesterday too): 'The Mortal Woman'...
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!"