Avoiding ghosts step one: Don't name your demon-pets forboding names.
Bubblekittens, Mr. Zane! Bubblekittens!
Zane is just so sweet. I hope none of his horrible horrible nightmares ever come true.
So what happens when she turns into a demon and he's begging her for mercy? I suppose he says "Mercy, Mercy!!!!"
Four-foot wingspan, you say? Hmmm…
I have to assume that the Bottlefly Boys don't want to talk about it in public for whatever reason. You don't do a jumping swing with a baseball bat at a big bat, unless that bat is the size of a car.
You do if you can't reach it, and you really don't like bats.
Why did you have to make the protagonist of a cosmic horror comic SO FRICKIN LOVEABLE? I just know something horrible is gonna happen to him and it'll break my heart.
PLUSH MERCY PLEASE
First we need a Broodhollow calendar with all 365 days filled in with a holiday.
Oh my god, this is brilliant.
I second that!
I would totally visit Broodhollow to participate in Banner Day. I hope that we learn more about it and it isn't just mentioned in passing!
…and now I'm inspired to make a Broodhollow resident costume. Vintage clothing + Banner Day banner + Unspoken Sense of Dread = perfect costume.
Don't forget your tuning fork!
that's ouster eve genius get your thousand holidays right!
Can't believe I missed Banner Bay again this year.
Okay, I don't know if Banner Bay is a real body of water or not but it just ruined my comment.
It was created when the Hulk, falling from a great height, attempted to aim for a soft-sanded beach.
It's evidently off an Alaskan island, "Atka Island"
It's getting to the point where I am getting nervous every time I see a slightly ajar door in Broodhollow. Zane's Pattern is dominating me.
I'm getting to the point where I am getting nervous every time I see a slightly ajar door in real life! Is there such a thing as a webcomic-borne contagious mental disorder…? :P
I have started closing doors in real life too. I can only hope Zane doesn't develop any more neuroses because I cannot stop reading.
Same here, my bedroom door STAYS SHUT now. Or I turn away when I open/close it.
Maybe some? "The first recorded cases of this mass hysteria date back to the 1850s." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8007895.stm
Via Cracked http://www.cracked.com/article_20224_6-mental-ill…
Oh man, Brood Hollow has some obscure holiday every other day, doesn't it? Excellent.
It's not called the Town of a Thousand Holidays for nothing.
Every… OTHER day? Wasn't Ouster Eve YESTERDAY? And then there's the accidental implication that at least some normal holidays may have been superseded…
I love that the windows in the night look like eyes. Brilliant Kris.
I noticed this too. Zane's hyper-alertness has me looking for clues in everything.
It's about time Zane got a Familiar! Bat is an excellent choice.
Thank heaven for small mercies.
(Big ones would be too scary.)
Interesting runes on those banners.
I love that the Bottlefly Boys' shadows are three different colors in panel 2. And also that his ears are X'd out as well as his eyes. :)
He's so manly and jovial he doesn't even need to open his eyes to see where he's going! :D
I wonder if they play poker?
"Been so busy I almost forgot to hang my banner for Banner Day!"
But he *didn't* forget. YOU MUST NEVER FORGET TO HANG YOUR BANNER ON BANNER DAY.
Oh, my. How will you all feel about Zane later on, when he gives in to the call of the town's dark side, and becomes Priest of the Patterns?