My $8 book sale is going on right now! All books in my shop are $8 to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Starslip. T-shirts and posters are also marked down!
And Broodhollow pins and prints are finally available!
That third panel! Daww :3
My thoughts exactly.
I think it would've been cool if Mercy had a little cockroach split or something.
When does that bat sleep ?
When he does, judging by earlier….
So on the scale of one one to nightmares the house is…AAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Should've had a tiny milkshake + straw for mercy in panel 3
Or a tiny plate of freshly caught mosquitoes.
Make panel 4 a poster?
Make Panel 3 a poster!
… I mean, please?
Panel 6 would also make a good poster!
In my opinion, one could make a poster out of panels 2, 3 and 4 plus if Sir Kris had other ideas he didn't use, he could put those on there too.
I love that the store window reads "phosphates", which was a type of soda that was served in the 30's that contained acid phosphate. I love all the little details you place in your comic.
"was served"? Modern Coca-Cola and Pepsi are essentially phosphate sodas.
Yes technically, but Coca-Cola and Pepsi no longer uses main ingredient of the "true" phosphate drink, acid phosphate. Nowadays they use phosphoric acid which is more acidic and far less sour. These two ingredients have similar names but different tastes.
Spooky house, already? I wanted more montage of A Day Out With Wadsworth and Mercy!
Come for the horror, stay for the bat.
On the one hand, a part of me loves the horror element of the comic. It's a fascinating interplay of mystery, psychology, and the implication of cosmic horrors yet unknown which simultaneously intrigues and terrifies me. This part of me wants to see more.
But the other part really just wants to see Iris and Zane go on cute innocent '30s-tastic dates together, see Angstrom's therapy slowly work, laugh as Zane gets drunk on switchwater (in less terrifying ways), and see him and Mercy spend countless sunlit summers as a man and his adorable, steadily-growing bat companion.
Both halves really want a Mercy plushie, though.
Yes to this. I would buy a print of today's whole strip. But at the same time, part of me wants a print of just the happy frolicking panels with Zane and Mercy.
Great job with the story crafting here in general. I love the sharp contrasts of the light and dark in the narrative. I liked that for a few panels here, the darkness didn't bleed in. They got to have a few completely light moments.
I bought a tiny bat plushie on Sunday, and I've been struggling on what to call it!
Now I know its name is Mercy.
Rage! Rage against the dying of the… oops, too late.
First rule of making time go slower: stop enjoying yourself!
I think he's already got that in spades.
But he still can't get it through his skull.
Use a sharper spade.
you took your bat to the soda fountain. your BAT. zane we all know you're crazy but please at least make an effort to follow standard conventions ok
Counterpoint: Have you seen how fucking cute that bat is.
"So happy togetherrrrr…."
Surprised no one made any comments about "Mercy's Day Off"
"Alright already, you guys think the bat is cute, I get it. Y'know what, I'll give them some cute comic about the bat but then I'm immediately making everything horrifying again to spite them."
Yes! I realized what that title was referencing! I'm smart! Woohoo!
Is it weird that I zoomed in as far as my browser would let me, looking for eerie, blue glows in all of the windows?
Anybody else find it particularly sweet that a nocturnal critter like Mercy stays up all day for her nyctophobic little buddy?
I wonder. If we didn't desperately need the relief from the horror of the overall comic, would we still be this nuts about Mercy?
… yeah, yeah we would
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Oh, yes, obey and keep your holy Patterns like a slave and it'll make the sun shine longer. FAIL. Also, a bat is a Man's Best Friend?