I’ve had a tooth infection all week. It sucks like a black hole. It usually takes about 4 hours to do a strip, but between starring at the screen in a pain killer induced haze and wincing every time I even think about the right side of my head each of this week’s strips have taken about 8 hours. Ugh. Thank god I don’t have any dental insurance.
Anyway… We’ve been jumping around between the 7 and 8 spot on TWC for the last few days. I’d love to finish the month out at #7. If we can take the 7 spot and keep it till Tuesday I’m planning on doing 2 extra strips (5 total) for the first week of November. You can vote at the link below.
One more time: If you live in Portland Oregon you should check out the Women of Wonder event at Excalibur comics this Sunday from noon- 6pm. This is a Wonder Woman inspired charity auction featuring original art by dozens of cartoonists (including myself). Come by and see some art or place a bid for charity! My contribution is this 9 x 12 pen and ink illustration, hand colored with Copic markers. It was tons of fun and you can totally big on it if you want.
Let me be the first to commend Jake on the cleanliness of his toilet. I’ve never seen it, but if Marla has a strange phobia of public restrooms but is willing to flush herself down Jake’s toilet then it’s got to be very clean.
Of course it’s clean! It’s a demintional portal between two worlds. Where do think all that crap goes? It has to go somewhere.
And now I just realized that the mermaids live in a poo infested lake.. gross. >.<
Oh! But where does the outhouse lead to? What if she fell in THAT?
you don’t like russian food?..
That reply actually somehow makes this comic thirty times worse.
no, it makes that panel even MORE grossly hilarious. XD
Voted. Also, I could swear that the 2 look related, especially in the second panel.
Jaimie has elf ears and Marah’s human. They just go to the same optician and possibly have the same barber.
Hee hee, this one made me chuckle.
i used to be the iron bladder and the steel colon even while drinking obscenely large amounts of liquid to avoid public restrooms now when i have to go I Don’t give a S*** I just take one.
lol a strip about toilets, poop, and russian food.
And a Harry Potter reference!
Sorry to hear about the tooth, Jake. If you’ve got basic medical insurance, though, you can usually get your doctor to prescribe antibiotics and pain-killers. He or she will probably still tell you that you need to go see a dentist, but explain that your insurance doesn’t cover it and you can’t afford it, right now, and then just ask for the antibiotics. It’s worked for me in the past.
Sadly, no medical either. Being a freelancer sucks.
yea, but we self-employed love our bosses. i’m the best boss i ever had. lol!
Jake, I totally know this one (self-employed all my life–now an author–so still “self employed.” I have to buy “fish penicillin” on Amazon.
um… for my pet fish… yes, because they have tooth infections…
Wow. Ask to finish at #7 on TWC and we push the strip to #6!
i ahve a bad feeling the inn keeper is going to sell them out
i think we all know the Cliche, someone who seems bad offers help, the good guys get “saved” by some nice person who offers help only to backstab them later
especially if Medusas mom is as powerful as she seems, could be holding the innkeeper over a barrel
… Did her mom actually check her poop???
Oh jeebus, I hope the innkeeper dude is nice. He’s kind of cute. (I have a weird glasses fetish when it comes to my drawn men ).
Now is that “WEIRD GLASSES fetish” or”weird, GLASSES FETISH”?
You like weird glasses or you find it weird that you like glasses?
If it’s the former, that’s an interesting fetish I’ve never heard of, a fetish inside moe, if it’s the latter, yer just a moe that likes glasses. Hell I like glasses on women.
Oh boy in panel three it’s almost as if I heard my brother. He has this thing that he can only use the toilet here at home or at places he’s already comfortable with. No idea how long the Grand canyon-Portland route is, but when he was at a camp he didn’t need the toilet till the 5th day. XD
Jake, you just beat out Gunnerkrigg Court on my favorites, the only comic above MM now is Calvin and Hobbes. You rock.
Holy crap. Thanks!
today: calvin and hobbes. tomorrow: the world
that is odd that her mom checked what it looked like. A bed in a closet reminds me of harry potter.
You know… now that you are $#6, we should get SIX strips the first week in November!
(Quick! Vote again! Get your friends to read and vote!) Seriously, if you can knock off Evil Diva, who used to be at #490 and we got her to #5 almost permanently, you will “own” the TWC 10–except for Goblins and Two Kinds. They always fight for #1/2
Great comic I’d say kinda like Monster Hunter only without all the killing monsters and such. Also I’ve been voting anytime I was able as this is a good comic.
HOLY CRAP!!!! We’re within 1,000 votes of #5!
Pour it on! Don’t let up! Vote multiple times from other IPs! Ask your friends and relatives to vote, even just for these next 3 days!
EVERY VOTE COUNTS, DAMMIT!!!
YES WE CAN!
I voted again. I hope people start voting soon. MM is only 30 votes from being kicked out of the #6 spot, but over 1,000 from #5 and up against a VERY tough top 5 crowd. Oh, and Mara seems to be the star of this page. (IMHO)
Chainsaw Unicorn 2012! It’s time to clean house!
This is a random notion, but…. do medusa’s dye their hair, like we do? If they do…. do the snakes turn a different color? Or maybe only the actual hair part, as in some versions of medusa’s only the end half of the hair is actual snake, and the connected to head half is hair (which could be the case in our little MM, as this site’s background of her certainly make it look like she has actual hair bits)?
If a medusa dyed her hair blonde… would… would the snakes be yellow?
Just a random thought…
(I wish there was an edit response feature. |: )
I mean we’ve already prooved that mermaids smoke in this land of Yeld, why not dye hair too? *shrug*
Interesting idea. It may not look like it, but she does have some actual hair, in addition to the snakes.
I thought as much, I could tell by the little “ridges” on her hairline, that odds are she had just as much hair as snake.
Something like this picture I found once…. Ah *puts it on photobucket to show*
Something like that, eh?
Probably something like that. You can most often see it on the back of her head (although I rarely draw the back of her head). She’ll get a haircut eventually.
OoO…. What… what about the snakes?! Won’t that…. erm… kill them?
Lower-lefty Kip snake nooooo!
I actually ate Chocodiles because of this comic. Like, I went to the store and actually bought some.
How was it?
Try signing up for CareCredit. It’s a credit card you can use for dental, eye care, hearing care, etc. It’s basically a credit card (which you have to pay back, of course), but nearly all dentists will take it and depending on the total charge you’ll get so many months interest free. Plus, you can get instant approval and use your numbers the same day.
No, I don’t work for them. It just saved my butt (and my mouth!!!) when I got a horrible infection last spring and wound up getting all 4 wisdom teeth removed.
Thanks! I’ll check it out.
aLSO, WHY DID SHE see teh food?
Funny thing. I did the same thing when I moved from Portland to Grand Canyon Village.
…Not doing that again… >.>
I did a Google image search of Russian food. It looks delicious, but I wouldn’t want my poop to look like that.
This comic is just delightfully zany. I particularly liked the comic where the niece was standing in the toilet and says, “Don’t worry – we’ll get him back”. So badass.
I’m surprised how many denizens of this world I like. The dickish (but not exactly evil) mermaids are nice. For some reason, I really like the big white (bunny-like?) creature in armor – it also reminds me of Mimiga from Cave Story. And the humanoid innkeeper which hasn’t been explained yet – the fact that it’s not explained makes it fun. And how the niece’s garb is evocative of Link. It’s serious, fun, zany, and adorable in equal measures – it makes you care for the characters, and keeps you on your toes in this new universe.