-This is one of those “no real joke” strips. Sometimes there just isn’t a joke. I tried to give Ekans and Modest funny faces instead, so please enjoy that.
-I’ll be in San Jose at APE this Saturday and Sunday. Find me at booth 167. I’ve wanted to go to APE since I was in high school, so I’m incredibly, unreasonably excited. I’ll have all kinds of cool stuff for sale, including the first issue of Combine! Speaking of which…
– We’ll be releasing Combine issue 1 on Thursday, October 1st. Here’s a video of teh first issue, which I think looks pretty sweet. if you want your subscription to start with issue 1 please make sure you sign up before Thursday!
So their parents are conspiring with each other now…
Ha ha, looks like the parents already have a familiar connection. Would Meg’s mother happen to be an old flame?
No, that’s not the important news. We aren’t nearly as interested in the fact you two used to go to school together. Tell us about how Ms. Booth is a vampire!
I thought she was a poop, Modest said so.
Maybe she’s a poop vampire?
I did enjoy those faces, those are excellent reactions.
I disagree – there is definitely a joke here. I have had exactly this experience as a parent. You tell your kid something AWESOME about your life as child or about how you are connected to their life or their friends lives, and they give you this look that tells you are nothing but totally lame. And that really, it would be better if you were not connected to their friends in any way.
It’s just that usually this look doesn’t appear until around 10 or so. Meg is precocious.
I guess so!
That’s what happens when your kids become too cool for you.
Parents and children have different viewpoints on what’s interesting news. (I recall Mom playing the “Tell Daddy about what happened to you in school today!” game, when I had no idea what she was fishing for.)
Ms. Booth is the evil, immortal teacher that forever haunts the children of Portland.
And she’s going to be at the convention this weekend. As Modest said -worst Booth ever.
Ah, yes. The old parents-taking-over-the-kids-social-life gambit. They never like that.
I liked Meg’s ‘really…?’ expression.
Couple more years and she’ll be “mom, you are SO embarrassing!”
Modest: *grabs Meg* Go Protocol Boreblock! With guest!
Snakes #1 and 2#: *press their mouths into Meg’s ears*
Snakes #3 and #4: *press their mouths into Modest’s ears*
All Snakes: ♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫LA♫…
Modest: Haha! Reminisce your worst! We’re protected!
So wait, wasn’t Mrs. Booth Jake’s ex?
That was what I thought.
We all think the secret is that Ms. Booth’s a vampire or immortal but the truth is……… She’s actually a giant bee in a human costume! That’s why she and Modest don’t get along.
Last panel Meg is unamused.
So, I’m guessing Mrs. Booth is either a vampire, a cybernetic killing-machine sent from the future, or she’s one of the Immortals from the Highlander franchise 😛
The look on Meg’s face… Priceless!