I live in Seattle, and am not at PAX. But tweets seem to indicate that people are having fun. Mike, Jerry, and Scott announced an upcoming comic The Trenches. Video Games were played.
On a final note, the robot exoskeletons in today’s strip were based on a doodle I did quite a few years back for the intended amusement of Bill Mudron.
I am so in love.
I especially like that she didn’t KNOW Growp was coming. She just ALWAYS hides with a dummy in her bed (just in case).
@michaeljpatrick, Doesn’t everybody?
retardbots ! boot up and roll out
Well, she did live with coyotes…and eat them at the same time.
A decoy isn’t to be unexpected.
She seems to be the crazy loony raised by and raises wolves so she can eat them, and then sell the rest of the meat to buy more wolf meat.
@Mr.orbotron: There’s a huge wolf meat black market. It’s up there with marijuana, but it’s so underground, no one’s ever really found the annual market value.
Someone’s going to play Sigourney Weaver.
Yeah, show him the stars! And give him a box with five nails in it while you’re at it.
Oh, boy! “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” coming up!
Awesome stuff Chris. Loved the stars comment. Looking forward to exoskeleton war.
This just keeps getting better & better. I love Emily. And I don’t even like Emily. 🙂
@Nomi, ” I love Emily. And I don’t even like Emily. :)” is about the best compliment a writer can get. Seriously. Thanks. (and thanks everyone else too) — 🙂
Chris, now that I’ve been voraciously reading this strip for months, I can (apologetically) admit that at first… I was not a fan. But now I love it so much that I always save it for last in my daily webcomic routine. 🙂
Thank you so much for the gorgeous drawings and the addicting story!
oh, and @Herb, that was the THIRD time today for me, in three totally unrelated contexts, that the subject of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots has come up. What does it mean??
“Rock’em, Sock’em Robots was a toy/game from the dim past before computo-games. Two players would manually control a pair of plastic toy robot figures in a boxing ring, a lucky hit to the jaw of an opponent would trigger the head to sproing, indicating a knock out. You tube may have the old TV ads?
@Thanks, Kat. I’m so glad. I know it is a very different project, but my heart, my ear, and my laugh still are about in the same location. 🙂
@SteveGallacci’s, ayyyyup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joDjwtjIQS8 🙂
The object with which miss Taylor hist Growp. Could you identify it for me, please?
A spaceball bat?
@Ty, ummm… @John has it about as good as it’s going to get. If pressed, I’d probably say it’s a walking stick with optional headlight for late night constitutionals.
YES! Boxbots are go! she’s gonna go leader-1 on his ass!
@SteveGallicci, I’m *plenty* old enough to remember those awesome robots (and the sproinging heads!!). I was saying “what does it mean?” in a kind of Double Rainbow sort of way…
hooray for youtube!
That spaceball bat looks very much like the butt of a spaceball rifle.
This web-comic rocks! And, it is possibly my most favorite-Inventive-Science/Fiction/Funny strip out there! Dustin’s character seems to be a little neglected though, as of late….However, I am sure that will be taken care of soon!
@Mark, Dustin will do just fine with a little neglect. He’s Aussie, so he’s hardy. Just sprinkle a little beer on him once in a while and make sure he gets the occasional football game on the monitor, and he’ll do fine.
When did Spaceballs get into this?
You know, when this started i was a bit wary of it, but it’s grown on me. Hell, i can even remember most of the characters names, which is kind of big for me since i read way more comics than i should, and have a hard time remembering the names of characters i’ve read for years.
Your characters are crude, coarse, crazy, and strangely loveable.
Wait… I just realized there wee TWO robots (exoskeletons, if you like)… That’s one for Emily and one for Growp ?
I’m loving this rivalry. I also love that, yes, Emily definitely wanted her hat back.
She looks weird in panel 3 for some reason.
But that last panel: Rock ’em Sock ’em robots! That’d make anyone in their 30’s have a nerd-gasm.
Yay shiny toys!
@ the bottom art DEATH TO THE EARTHWORM JIM COW!