They seem pretty happy…
All tragedies begin with happiness…
Oh, nothing good ever comes of a ventriloquist dummy in the first act. Chekov's Dummy, as it were.
And underfloor heating? Really? Hmm, I say. I hope this means an exploration of the antique shop – its construction and history.
No sweat – It might just be a building all the way back from the Roman times, with a Hypocaust… ;)
In North America? Those are some seriously lost Romans.
Wel, the basement IS dense with coal-ghosts
I for one wholeheartedly endorse the sudden turn into stockinged-lady-appreciation art (IT'S NOT PORN).
You think I'm jumping to conclusions? Answer me this: when has Dr. Straub drawn toes before? QED.
I don't even draw shoes in Broodhollow, everything is just pointy ends of legs.
Were you the art director of Fire Emblem Awakening?
Well, maybe one day you'll work your way up to vaguely-pac-man-like shapes. After that its pockets.
Lots of pockets.
Great thanks, now I have to read that "Worst Rob Liefeld Drawings" thing again.
broodhollow part II: directed by quentin tarantino
Half Life 3 confirmed?
So many smiles in the beginning…
Great-uncle was a crafty marketer: underfloor heating gets people in the shop and social obligation gets 'em to buy! Smart.
Panel 3 is the doll face of evil. Seriously? Who would buy that for any purpose but to use fire to send it back to hell?
Just glad to be back!
Underfloor heating? Sounds like a fire hazard……
Barring some sort of flaming ghost powered system, its probably just pipes of hot water/steam running underneath the floor heated by a normal, non-demonic furnace. About as much of a fire hazard as a hot water heater or radiator.
"See, this is how it starts. First with the jokes, then comes the heavy stuff. " – Dr. John Zoidberg
Coincidence? I think not! It's just good righting.
I can't wait for more! Yay, Kris!
I prefer good lefting.
Stupid late night posting, *grumble grumble grumble*
I spent so much time looking for the quote, that I spaced on the comment.
They didn't have in floor heating back then, as far as I know. The only conclusion I can draw is that Zane's Antiquities is cozily nestled atop the Broodhollow Hellmouth. I'm sure no bad can come of that.
I liked this because I was literally gearing up to write a "that's not in-floor heating, that's the fires of HELL!!!" joke and then I saw this.
Glad us classy Broodhollow fans think alike.
Aw, dude, old timers were clever! They were using steam pipes under the floors in France in the 1700's! If the building has a boiler, heated floors are totally a possibility. :D
I propose a compromise: the floor-heating boiler is itself boiled by a gaping maw of hellfire and ravenous dead.
I propose a slightly different thought: the floor-heating boiler is similar to the crazy thing in "The Mangler."
What's that Wuvcraft quote? "That is not dead which can eternal lie (in the basement, heating the floors). And with strange aeons even death may die."
I know, it's a radical translation.
That doll reminds me of Chucky. Adios, Grandma.
I thought it looked more like the puppet mask from the Saw movies.
I could use some underfloor heating right now. I don't know how my floor is so cold when it's like 70 degrees out.
Cue the "Hrrm? My floors aren't supposed to be heated." The joke is that something spoooooky is making the floors warm.
Don't take off your shoes! Everyone knows that angleworms are contracted primarily by walking barefoot on possessed shop floors!
"And to think, it's been waiting for you here all.. this… time.."
Where's his scar?
Scar? How did he get a scar?
Especially when stitched up by a real professional instead of some hack sawbones.
the vast history of underfloor heating courtesy of Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia, underfloor heating originated in balls balls balls balls Jeremy is a fag.
Sorry…too much random comic button.
If you had a copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica, you could look that information up even when the power is out!
Hooray, Wadsworth's happy! Clearly he's been brainwashed!
Everything sounds ominous after all that's happened. People walking around without shoes on? It's part of a dank ritual somehow.
Never before has underfloor heating been so interesting.
~ Tales of Intrigue by Mr K. Straub.
Well, in Broodhollow everything is interesting. Since you don't know which one will try to kill you.
Maybe he has a wood stove in the basement, or his hot water pipes run just beneath the floor boards.
Sooo, the underwater imagery at the top of the page…that's new, right?
Hadn't noticed it, cool. I expect fishing, or something similar, shall feature prominently in this chapter.
Somehow, you have conditioned me to find even heatéd floors suspicious. Well done, M'sieur Straub.
I love the coloring on this strip so much! It perfectly evokes that winter feeling, and even makes me a little nostalgic.
I love how everyone is already on the "What does this tiny little detail here mean? Does it mean anything??" kick. All we need now is someone referencing back to Ichor Falls and the comment section will be complete. Can't wait to see what this next book has in store.
Obligatory Ichor Falls reference.
This is where we discover Zane has a life-crippling foot fetish far beyond bordering on obsession. Let the collecting begin!
That doll seems like a creepy reminder of the nemesis in the first chapter.
Reading this comic:
1. Oh, hey, nice snow
2.Treasures? Maybe he re-stocked
3.Good man, Wadsworth, using the ol' encyclopedia salesman charm.
4.Looks nice and happy.
5.There's Iris! Looks like this pair are getting closer..
7.Aw! Love them jokes!
Overall, this comic has left me warm and comforted.
And then I remember. I remember what Wadsworth doesn't.
Well, this is horrifying.
And now I have to get through Thursday.
Check the page on Chapters (if you want). It's been updated, and well, it's a-hintin'.
It seems Grandpappy Zane was a clever old coot.
So… any idea if that ol' lady's awake this time?!
Just spotted the creepy doll in the wallpaper from the Kickstarter, which means it's right behind where Iris is in the strip from 26 November.
I thought the doll looked familiar
3rd panel, bottom right http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com/page/2012/11/…
Holy crap! How'd you find that?
I think…there is a pool….somewhere….like a lake…or a spring….and it connects to this…
I really love how pleasant Wadsworth is with his customers… such a nice little guy.
The doll's been waiting here for you….and it's been getting hungrier and hungrier. The floor isn't heated, the store is just located on top of a hell mouth.
I wish I could upvote this twice
The heat must be from all those decomposing corpses