Comic 339 - Small Town

26th Jun 2012, 9:48 PM in The Sun Always Rises
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cattservant 26th Jun 2012, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Gretel is a sure-fired messenger!

(I admire the recursive nature of today's page.)

duLapel 26th Jun 2012, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Gretel is a teenager with a crush... Miwa is an adult with PTSD!
cattservant 26th Jun 2012, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
Not to mention impacted estrogen!
JasperWB 26th Jun 2012, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
I hate to say it, but can you blame her? I mean is Gretel always looking for Miwa? Even when she's out working in what is at least now the middle of fucking no where? Plus it doesn't take a genius to tell she's been in one hell of a mood lately. Maybe I'm just a complete grump myself. Maybe she's just getting a taste of her own medicine too, I don't know.

Also badass page layout here. I like the effect.
tteclod 27th Jun 2012, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
There's so much i might say, but i think i'm just along for the ride from here out. Forview has written the story, and at this juncture, i just want to see the end.
DarkGod75 27th Jun 2012, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
Wait isn't the speech comic then a comic in a comic....Comicception
edubsimuth 27th Jun 2012, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
sooo... what's she lookin for with the stick thingy?
Gyde 27th Jun 2012, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
She's sampling the the ground to check for something. My guess is trace XVT or useful nutrients for the new plants.
duLapel 27th Jun 2012, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
My guess is that at minimum it's a moisture density gauge, but also has the capacity to do a bit of remote chemistry. Normal soils are fluffed up by at least 5% portion of humus allowing about half the soil by volume to be water and air! So it's important to understand the new physical properties of something that is now just regolith. The other problem is what the XVT turned all that organic matter into!!! Because the great ripping agent must still follow the laws of physical chemistry (because view likes hard science), then the organics haven't just been turned into carbon black, but a slew of simple and somewhat toxic organic compounds... ( I haven't looked up the energetics, but I suspect that if such a "catalytic" agent was created, it would reduce carbon chains to two-carbon chunks)... At the very least, knowing the pH would be important...
cattservant 27th Jun 2012, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
The Cats of Nowheresville should donate their kitty-litter to the cause!
Anonymous 27th Jun 2012, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
Miwa is the worst character in this strip.

Its like several snide stuck-up bitches merged to form one mega-bitch.
Dan 27th Jun 2012, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
Well, I at least still like Miwa a lot. :)

Also, I don't think I've ever seen that "multi-panel speech bubble" technique used before. I like it!
AlfaFoxtail 27th Jun 2012, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
First i'd like to say that i love the way you made this page work, very creative. Secondly ..what kind of seeds could those be? Normal plants or something differently?
cattservant 27th Jun 2012, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
@view: In appreciation of today's meta-panel; A picture of old Leo Tolstoy with a speech bubble containing a picture of the book 'War And Peace'.
view 27th Jun 2012, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Sorry for the lack of responses, folks. After finishing the page I immediately slept for 16 hours. Kinda tired.
JasperWB 27th Jun 2012, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
Hmm. HMMMMMM. I don't know. I /guess/ I forgive you. But watch it in the future, alright? Taking time out to make yourself feel better is a slippery slope to being healthy. And who wants that?
cattservant 28th Jun 2012, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Sleep is Good!
Sheela 1st Jul 2012, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I'm in favor of sleeping too. :D
cattservant 1st Jul 2012, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
Over the long run, it's the best thing you can do horizontally!
Phuji 27th Jun 2012, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Pretty neat art effect used here. Takes the place of the same old boring clouded edges inevitably ending in a "...and that's what happened!" speech bubble.

My favorite art effect you've used is "Mary Vision" where you convey the sense of touch and feeling through art.