… and so few answers… yet.
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Wonder if she can also jam the signal
somehow i have a gut feeling that even if she have the power to do it, and tried, there would a high probability of calling more unwanted attention to them
So, can Shiarra see into the future like, oh I don’t know… Gypsy? Hmm.
that’s an interesting thought. Is she Gypsy or related in some way to her?
Last time we saw the Gypper, she was helping Fozik:
Speaking of Gypsy, I withdraw the nomination for Lucie Z for playing her in the live version. Looked her up for the heck of it and found out she’s started doing… ahem… a teensy bit more than bikini and glamour modeling.
How about this model, instead…
The face doesn’t strike me as quite right. She’d pass the first casting cut but not the second if I were doing the casting.
But when she’s bad, she’s better…..
And whose fault is that, Herr David? Hmmmmm? I’ve seen bowls of spaghetti with fewer tangles in them.
reminds of Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.. when he went to a fortune teller, the gypsy gazed in her cystal ball, and suddenly ordered brisco to duck. DUCK DUCK DUCK, and he finally did as she ordered him
a knife just missed him, and imbeded itself in the wall.
brisco said to his friend, “She’s good.”
OK, maybe Frost chick here can just give us a double-paneled size helping of answering all of those questions in a Gnome Syndicate-esque report so we can all get a life and move out of our parents’ basements?
And what’s wrong with the basement? It’s quiet and cooler down here, especially in the summer. I’m not in my parent’s basement, it’s my basement. Plus I’ve got my computer, furniture, another computer hooked up to a projector, a fridge, shelves, books, drawing table, geek stuff, etc. it’s rather cozy.
Explaining why you’re so pale, long-bearded and have such an outdated taste in clothing. Anything else you want to explain, O Most Artistic Knower of Things?
Pale? I just use a good sunblock, about SPF 10,000. Robes and cloaks aren’t outdated, they’re classical, though sometimes the big floppy hat makes it tougher to squeeze through crowded markets and narrow doorways.
Considering what people wear in places like downtown Portland or San Francisco, it would probably not attract much more than a brief look. They’d probably just figure you were a Tolkien fan…
Not too many basements in central oregon where I’m sitting. 1000′ of basalt and andesite makes for really tough excavation. The ground is nice and cold, though. The pumice that passes for soil are around 40 degrees, which means veggies have a tough time but no termites…
I suppose one could use the lava tubes that underlie much of the town for a basement. First place I lived in town had such a tube. Couldn’t water the yard in some spots because the soil would disappear. It did have one advantage: in 7 years, the septic tank never had to be pumped…
@Nabu-etc.: True. I lived in San Francisco for quite a while and it is perfectly plausible that Admiral Kirk and Mr. Spock (in his Vulcan “bath robe”) – let alone the “cadet review” that came with them – could go around openly and scarcely be noticed (ST-IV). Don Kuehn as “Ganyon” might be directed at once to Haight-Ashbury but yes, he’d likely be taken as merely a hardcore Tolkien fan.
I wouldn’t mind one of those poster-sized answer sheets myself. The danger (as I know very well as Yet Another Aspiring Speculative Fiction Author) is that one can pose so many questions that one has no hope of ever even addressing the answers. Then you die, and you leave all those questions forever unanswered in the minds of whatever readers you have. Who needs that?
Ummm, death? Yeah … OK. That’s a little more morbid than I was aiming for. I’m just freakin impatient.
And what’s worse, is that David delight’s in watching us all twist in the wind. o.O
Which means, of course, that we could die in agony on top of everything else.
(not meaning to be morbid, but it occurs to me that dealing with certain conditions in Real Life changes one’s perspective on things, even Web comics)
I am constantly AMAZED at some of your insights into the characters, the goings on, and the comic as a whole. It is SO REWARDING, you have no idea. I am CONVINCED that a few of you (*ahem, Johanan* have crystal balls of your own and can see into my sketchbooks and my writing ahead. Your thoughts on Shiarra’s tattoos (as well as other characters’ tattoos), among other things posed here and on other strips… and your desire for answers… I LOVE IT! Fear not, true believers, I have answers for all of it, and you will receive said answers, all in due time. BWAH HA HA HA HA.all of your speculations and questions are all planned and will be addressed… trust me. I know in my own interests in stories, books or comics I love, I LOVE deeply-rooted, rich backgrounds… it makes it feel alive… where there’s so much fidder in the “background,” that it represents many layers to the comic… I love that, and I hope, and feel, that I am accomplishing this.
My first reaction: hysterical laughter. My second: “What’s he talking about? When was the last time I foresaw anything of importance around here?” My third: I have a pretty highly developed sense of “Introverted iNtuiting” (Gift of Foresight, my own protagonist would call it) and so maybe I know even more than I realize.
As a certain Orc general would say, BRING IT.
So THAT’S what you look like (re> Ahthionline)! You look rather wizard-like yourself.
There’s also this page, which is a little closer to home: http://legendofbill.com/creator/
Thank you! Yeah, that’s what I thought: probably a fellow ENFP on the Myers-Briggs grid, but – again like me – with his T preferences (for logical decision-making) natively and/or nurtured-ly stronger than they are for many of us of the same “core type”. He just has that look about him – to say nothing of the degree, kind and (above all) screwball diversity of his accomplishments.
Reddick reminds me of a young version of Art Bell.
Mr. Kuehn looks a lot like Basil Rathbone.
Those are compliments. (hehe. It could be worse. I used to be likened to a skinny Lech Wallesa back in ancient times.)
P.S. Do you all mind the comments, or would you rather have a FORUM? I used to have a Forum in place, but I noticed it wasn’t being used much… thoughts?
In-line comments are easy enough, imo.
Leave them here….this is a case of “it aint broke, so dont fix it…”
I love the comments here, yours and everyone else’s. Double ditto for me.
PEople prefer to talk under the page rather than going to forums specially for that. Though i think it wouldnt make any bad to have one, to gather info about the characters, world etc. so people could go and find what they are looking for, and ask some outdated questions
This is getting exciting!
For some reason, I heard #12′s last line here being spoken by Mike Henry from Family Guy in my head.
And I also prefer the in-line comments. The number of commentators you have at this point doesn’t really justify a full blown forum. If you start getting 50+ comments per page than maybe a forum is the way to go. That way you don’t clutter up the page and cause a nasty delay in page loading by having to much junk on the page.
You know, it’s probably NOT a good idea for a hat to be speaking LOUDLY on an agent that’s supposed to be hiding. Then again, that probably explains the gnome that Warrix “snacked” on earlier. Gnome syndicate called him, the shout gave away his position, he was found, captured and brought before the Dark Lord then “eaten.”
I am LOVING all of your comments!
And agreed – we’ll keep with the comments. No need for a Forum right now.
Keep an eye out for FCBD tomorrow – if you grab a “Stuff of Legend” comic, look for the LoB ad!
It just occurred to me, I didn’t sign this strip. D’oh!!
It just occurred to me: I don’t care. Go back and sign it for the record, all is forgiven and we know how important it is for an artist to identify with his work.
Here’s a question the Lady of Blue might be able to answer:
Why does Frank have but one fang?
She found him that way, and others saw him that way… I think he was hatched that way (the archives will show yea or nay). Maybe he just never lost his egg tooth. Anyway, Frank could’ve told almost half a dozen people by now and hasn’t chosen too, so either he doesn’t know, doesn’t want others or know or else is enslaved to Herr David’s obsession to keep as much mysterious as possible.
Just over a year ago, on my way to Washington D.C., I passed thru Indianapolis and had dinner with David. I asked him that same question, “Why does Frank only have one tooth?”. His answer, “I don’t know, but he looks cuter that way.”
That’s as close to an official answer as you can get.
The dragon with one fang…
D.C.? Ewww. Last time I was there was for an interview with the NRC.
The one and only time I was there was for a conference of the Society of Biblical Literature (as a member). I decided to take a Gray Lines night tour and ended up with the tour guide who trains all the others – and who gave us a truly unforgettable tour. And that was only part of what I experienced that fascinated me.
Sounds neat. D.C. has a lot of history. Job would have been great— doing EISs on closed uranium milling operations around the nation and GG-9 paygrade to 13 in 2 years— but I doubt my tenure of employment would have survived the PC climate. (It’s getting really silly. I lost a job because I “couldn’t recommend” two timber harvest units— one on a vertical slope and the other in an area that had previously been cut and had been an active landslide for 10+ years). As it was, the NRC wanted to hire me, but a congressman “recommended” someone for the job at the last minute.
I’d never heard of the Society of Biblical Literature. Cool.
And David is right. Frank DOES look cuter that way. As someone wrote about the appeal of asymmetry in art and proportion (that would include human and animal faces), “There is something that is charming in the near miss.”
See, you didn’t decide to pick Ganyon, Knower of Things, as your avatar for nothing. Thanks.
Where’d everyone go? Did Jason and Kevin take the weekend off?
This last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day here in the US. (I don’t know if that’s done outside of the US). On FCBD, there are a few free comic books given away at comic book shops and there was a half page LoB ad in one of them. David wanted to have a LoB Strip up on the weekend so new readers would see it, instead of BWT and/or TGS, eliminationg confusion.
Bar Wench Tales and The Gnome Syndicate will return next weekend in their regular time slots. I also did the coloring for the upcoming TGS strip for Kevin Vassey, as he was out of town, so make sure you check it out on Sunday.
Ohhh… okay. Thanks for letting us know!
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