Ref: Grab-all(tm) First | Last (First-ISH|Last-ISH on both fronts) Drake and Tyler First | Last. And Squishydodo's Black Ops Elves are back!
Guy in panel 2 and 3? Totally NOT Sam. I was drawing this random guy and he started looking like Sam and the more I tried to make him NOT like Sam the more Sam-like he became! Thanks self-sabotage! If not for deadlines I'd redraw.
We havent seen the Black-Ops Elves in so long there was some wondering about their relationship to Santa at this point. The last time we heard word from them it was telling Santa that theyve gone freelance (Last panel/'official report'). A line that hit the cutting room floor from the current set of comics confirm that Santa is one of their biggest clients, paying for information like everyone else.
Almost was going to save this as emergency filler but it made a nice cap to Part 1. Next week? Bun-bun!
Ref: The Phone OS update | Bun-bun Last Seen.
(And just anticipating some confusion, these events happen before Torg and Gwynn return from their road trip, which should be clear soon enough.)
I know it might seem lame but I found this Memorial Day filler from 2011 and decided to color it and use it, just because it made me smile. Hope it makes you smile too! Happy Memorial Day!
Some Jane-related Ref: First Appearance | Jane’s Story | Gwynn’s monkeys | Jane gets the monkeys | Jane admits to eating the monkeys | Gwynn defeats Jane | Torg finds a head and puts it on a stick and the rest is history.
Ref: Assault on Hereti-Corp | Minion Master | | Mole Sasha | The only time Torg might have heard Minion Master's name was Anthony, and never heard his sister's name. OK, maybe he heard it here when Bestseid announced it but he hasn't seemed to retain it.
Ref: R&D Wars Blitz | Desert | Europe | Isabella Escapes | Blamed | Abandoned
Ref: on Zark | on Sasha | on Chen | on Chen's Projects | on Sam | on Oasis | on the Strawman.
Ref: The Zalias First Seen (actually it was in the bonus story for Book 9), Last Seen | Dr. Schlock First Seen, Last Seen | Aparrently once their uniforms were more stretchy.
Ref: "Where have you been?" | Asasistsist First seen, Last seen (p4).
Digbot Refs: First Appearance | Last Appearance (hidden in panel 1) | Brain Digbot first appearance
City Ref: Digbot City | Digbot City Destruction (part 1) (part 2 "the temple")
Slab Ref: Metal Slab (was Dr. Steve's Baselab, will be Hereti-Corp Major-Opperations Base) | Torg meets with Brain digbot at Metal Slab | Hereti-Corp locates Digbots at Metal Slab.
Ref: This Strip (timewise, plus Pruneral) | Zoë and Noah (it continues on for a few strips!) | Zoë Remebers Digbots (+ cooler Gene HA! version!) | Gravitational Dart Ninjas.
Currently any animated gif comics have not been
resized for the new archive due to it breaking the animation.
It's the "Sluggy Freelance's 18 Anniversary" Animated Strip!
Big thanks to the guy from Intervention6 who, when I said the animated strip might not be too much, suggested animating black-ops celebratory throwing-dart juggling! And thanks to my daughter Leah for roughing out the juggling animation! Happy 18 years of this here nifty comic!
Ref: Crushestro First Appearance | Last Appearance
Rea-units | Lancer tech | Lancer Elimination | Dragons? I dunno.
Ref: Gwynn: "When did you guys go after Hereti-Corp?" | Riff: "While..." | Sasha | Teresa | Riff on the Hereti-Corp Satellite plan.
Ref: Dr. Vistuvius (no ref links) | Sharon Gall (Alt Sharon 'Aylee') (Alt Sharon 4UCity) | Annoy-o-Pac (whatever that is it is definitly NOT the most annoying card in Hearthstone) | Recent Crushestro & Percy.
Ref: Slappyhoho first apperance | Squishydodo first apperance | Tweetyjerkjerk first apperance.
One row of comics with almost no dialogue? What was I thinking?!? I don't know, but I DO know I wasn't thinking 'cat-in-the-hat' when I was planning the color scheme for today's comic. But how can I look at that last panel and NOT think Cat-in-the-Hat?
Ref: A Chen vs. Schlock | First Chen | First Sharon | What happened to Brian Rammer.
Ref: Grahammy: First Seen | In Black-Ops | Last Seen.
Ferret Wings: First Seen | Last Seen(?)