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Comics - page 877 - additional hair puns - November 1st, 2016, 10:31 am

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Blitzkrieg1701, November 1st, 2016, 10:46 am

Normally I feel the need to apologize when you, the reader, successfully guess where the comic is going before it gets there. But seriously, how could it NOT have resulted in Avatar and Tax also having new hairdos inflicted upon them? That's just a given... However, I WILL apologize for doing such a crappy job on Avatar's 'do. That did NOT turn out the way I wanted it to. I was trying to do sort of a 70s Farrah Fawcett type thing, but really fell apart on me partway through the inking.

Speaking of things I normally do, I would normally be including a link to yesterday's Halloween page to make sure nobody missed it... but come on. I KNOW single one of you saw it already when you checked the page this morning and didn't see the new comic. Yeah, sorry about that. I almost posted a half-finished version earlier, but then I thought "Naw, the page is almost done. I can just power through and get the whole thing finished and online in just a little bit!" ...one day I'll learn not to think things like that.

Oh, and speaking of Halloween, there's still a little bit left in the new Voting Incentive!

EDIT: News Post on Patreon regarding the current state of various things. You don't have to actually be a patron to access this one, so everybody please read!

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CptNerd (Guest), November 1st, 2016, 11:54 am

Hair puns are good for holding jokes together.

Seros Senric (Guest), November 1st, 2016, 5:08 pm

And then it turns out that the cherry soda is over ten years old. They slapped a Gright logo on the can in an attempt to finally sell it.

Patreon post:
People learn from their mistakes. You tried and learned what you should do instead.
You've still been going better than a couple other webcomic artists on Patreon I've pledged to.
And yes, physical goodies are nice, but I never could get them anyway since I'm in a different country, so I'm not going to miss them :P

Claire reminds me a bit of me here, down to being the one that has to push the shopping cart.
Except of course for the halloween thing, which I've never actually been involved in.

Ed8, November 1st, 2016, 6:39 pm

Are we absolutely sure this isn't a subtle commentary on the many ways that soda is really bad for your health? I wouldn't be surprised if Claire had started smoking to try to break her soda-drinking habit.

Even with all her mad science, Tabitha had a difficult time trying to style hair that was designed to withstand a supernova.

Blitzkrieg1701, November 1st, 2016, 9:21 pm

SS: I grew up in a neighborhood that didn't really have any other kids in it, so Trick or Treating has never really felt like a thing "actual people" did for me either.

Ed8: OOOOooooh, I'm totally going with that explanation.

Darius Drake (Guest), November 2nd, 2016, 6:32 am

@ SS & Blitzkrieg: I live in Australia. While we know of Trick-or-Treating, it's not really a cultural thing, here. Or, at least, not from what I have experienced. Hell, this year I saw an isle at the Coles/Woolworths with "Halloween" Decorations and lollies to giveaway, and thought "They set that up for Halloween? Oh, okay. Didn't expect it, though."

@ Comic on Cherry Soda: The mascot you have for that brand of softdrink is "The Suicide Doll". If there isn't a morbid joke in it at any point, it seems like the brand's lost focus and/or is failing. And, given how quickly stories and movies pop up here, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Gright is five years old, praised being popular for so long, all while rapidly running out of novelty/brand effectiveness.

Seros Senric (Guest), November 2nd, 2016, 4:04 pm

@Darius Drake
Growing up in Australia is why I've never been involved in halloween or trick-or-treating.
I've recently moved to New Zealand, and on the 31st a workmate told me stories of trick-or-treaters (good and bad).
I was surprised that they might actually be a thing here. That said, I didn't see any on Halloween, although that might be partly due to our gate being child (and most adults) proof.

That said, back in Tasmania a friend of mine had trick-or-treaters turn up at his house last year. He told them sorry and they left. (I'd like to note that his house is up a scary looking driveway at the end of a normal urban-looking street)
Of course, the chances that those kids would have found any houses prepared to give lollies to children for halloween were slim to none. (Although I imagine some places may have felt sorry for them and looked in their pantry for whatever snacks they had)

Ed8, November 2nd, 2016, 6:01 pm

@Darius/Seros - That's kind of surprising to me, since I think it was actually originally a British tradition, I would have assumed (apparently incorrectly) that all the former-British-empire countries would have it.

Personally, I never did the Trick-Or-Treating thing, I spent my Halloweens in the Pumpkin Field waiting for the Great Pumpkin to come to deliver presents. I don't think I missed much: my friend who went trick-or-treating never got anything but a bag of rocks every year.

@Darius comment on Gright - I think Gright's brand would not have to worry about novelty as much as some others, as his fanbase would inherently have a high turnover rate. It seems his biggest fans don't tend to be around too long because they...well, you know.

Darius Drake (Guest), November 3rd, 2016, 4:08 am

@ Ed8: Remember, Australia was originally a convict colony. While I don't actually know the reason why we don't really have a Halloween, I suspect that that's the reason. After all, which person who either bought or was sent to the Convict Colony would go around asking those they know have nothing to give for food? And who in the Convict Colony would try sending their kids around for food?

Though, I have to admit, I was surprised when I first heard that All Hallows Eve, and Trick-or-Treating (to a certain extent) was originally European in tradition.

Blitzkrieg1701, November 3rd, 2016, 5:29 am

It's funny you should bring that up, cos I grew up in Georgia, which was originally colonized with convicts as well.

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