Jason Williams brings us a new Barwench Tales!
Love the art in this one, Jason!
Love the dude on the top left. Save the beer! Save the beer!
I love how deadpan she is about it: my kind o’ woman.
Look out it’s got a spatula! At least the seafood is fresh. By the way did any one else thing this could easily slip into a Japanese anime style and go X-rated.
good colors. good composition.
Here’s one not for the squeamish, from South Korea: A semi-cooked squid inseminated a woman’s mouth, according to a paper published in the Journal of Parasitology. After experiencing “severe pain in her oral cavity” when she bit into her seafood, the woman spit out her meal but continued to feel a lingering “pricking” sensation.
Doctors found that the 63-year-old woman had “small, white spindle-shaped bug-like organisms” lodged in the mucous membrane of her tongue, cheek and gums.
Despite having been boiled, the dead squid’s live spermatophores, or sperm sacks, were alive and penetrated the woman’s mouth. The sacks, which contain ejaculatory devices, forcefully release sperm and a “cement” that attaches the sperm to a wall.
Not to worry, calamari lovers. Most Western-world squid preparation removes the squid’s internal organs, leaving only its muscle for eaters to enjoy, according to Danna Staaf, who writes the blog Squid a Day, published on Science 2.0.
Oww! Here we eat them cooked in their ink (I don’t like the smell but for most people it’s a delicatessen) but in their sperm?! These Koreans are kinda… uhm… borderline, I guess.
You mean “a delicacy”, but humanity really needs to unlearn the habit of eating whatever it puts in its mouth. A lot of things simply aren’t fit for human consumption and cephalopods are among them. Besides, “some days you get the octopus, and some days the octopus gets you.”
thanks for the story, but in a word: BLECCCCCHHHH!!!
Octopuses need a good beating before you can even cook them in any case, even the small-sized ones. So, go for it, Sarah, you can!
Maybe Sarah can get out her army-surplus flamethrower and crispy the critter for those wanting fried octopus for dinner.
(Although that gelled diesel flavor probably isn’t too great.)
The opening scene to 2/10ths of a League Above the Sea.
yea, i remember the posters advertising that film. them fighting the octopus.
So, what we have here today? An escapee from Large Marge’s Barge ..? Perhaps Marge’s cuddly pet Kraken, sent along to track down a certain barwench and make her an offer she can’t refuse ..?
Although, the last time that happened, Large Marge lost one of her henchwomen to the Gang at the Wet Gill. Might turn out this critter makes a good bouncer for the place. And/or sushi chef.
A very, very action-filled comic, Jason. You do a great job on very busy, chaotic scenes. Love all the little details that make it worth looking at carefully and repeatedly. Is that a cross-dressing Viking in a blonde wig, who seems to be enjoying himself?
And … What’s this with spatulas suddenly turning up in webcomics this week??!
Ugh! Clicked Post by accident. Was about to add: The Kraken is going to be sushi if it starts paddling Sarah with that spatula. But, of course, I suppose the point of today’s installment is that it is objecting to being sushi, so kind’a has nothing to lose at this point.
And don’t think I didn’t notice Sarah’s gravity-defying boobs. Not every gal so well-endowed could stand up so well to being so upside down.
Remember Spatula City from Weird Al’s UHF?
I’d guess that Sarah was drawn and the page turned over. Call it a local inversion of gravity. That or she’s been to one of the clinics in Southern California that specialize in cosmetic surgery…
Given the hairstyles of the medieval period, I’d guess that the viking is naturally curly and is just wearing it long like most did. Until the early 1800s, most people in the western nations had very long hair. In the late 1700s, men usually had long hair or they had wigs that simulated very long hair and shaved their scalps. One yukky thing they would do was called macaque, where the hair was oiled by a gunk from India (wonder if it was like what used to be done in California with Jojoba nut oil?)
We have adopted an almost Roman style of shorter hair today. For that Mediterranean climate, short hair made sense. For someone from England, say in the 1300s, long hair would be useful to keep the omnipresent cold/wet out.
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Ho ho, who woudla thunk it, right?
looking at the fresh the next day. i guess it could also be about the saturday day dance marathron. the octopus is all hands and dancing with eveybody.
and then, also, if sarah does not fall head over heels in love, she has falllen heels over head slightly pornographic, but about best we can hope for with a PG rating.
Something’s wrong with this picture: Sarah isn’t winning.
I doubt she’s even trying…
Then something’s even MORE wrong with this picture.
Yummy, International Orange and Blue-Grey potatoes…
What’s a little calamari amongst friends?
Is it just me, or does Sarah look like the only one who ISN’T excited/panicked/scared/whatever by this? She seems to be just glaring at the tentacled beastie…
Actually the vikings don’t seem much panicked either, only one. The other is happily drinking while the third seems to be enjoying the trip as if he was in a rollercoaster or something.
Good point – now that I look again. Excitement can mimic fear in presentation.
As far as the one drinking, you’d be surprised how little addicts can react to crises when their addition is being satisfied – I’ve known a few alcoholics (but, a recreational drinker can be similar. I’m not an alcoholic, but I am an occasional drunk, and a happy one.)
Is Jason tangled up in this mess too? Or is there some other tangle keeping him from updating us?
Uhm… good she is a hardened barmaid, not a japanese schoolgirl.
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