12/31/12 Chasing Qwahntoo


For those of you who have been asking about the translator, I tossed in the answer there for you. Perhaps a bit late in the game, but why not.

Well, hard to pass by a winter without getting some flu, and I definitely had something, but it was fortunately very mild. Brain fog, snotty, and weak, but I don’t think I had a fever.

Yup. This past several days I’ve mostly sat in the morris chair drinking weak tea and watching a bunch of Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie while sick. Because I’m silly-hearted that way. Ah well.

Fortunately I finished doing most of the work on the strip just as I was going into the sick, and so was able to finish it up. And now I’m pretty much out of the sick, so getting Wednesday’s strip done won’t be a problem.

We had hoped to go up to Montreal for New Years, but the apartment move kinda’ juggled finances and we’ll have to go some other date. Ah well. Maybe we’ll go to Saratoga Springs, they’re having a big celebration there. Or maybe just relax at home with the kitties and brownies and tea.


  1. MusicianOfCoolNoises

    Hi Chris,

    Just realised that your .gif below about “supporting Spacetrawler this holiday season” doesn’t link anywhere… I tried clicking it to get to Amazon!

    Keep up the amazing work with the comic… I’m super excited that we’re nearing the end, but at the same time I don’t want it to end! πŸ™‚

  2. Rick in Mexico

    Of COURSE the characters are two-dimensional — they’re marks on paper!

    [showing plan of house]”This is Shepherd Wong’s home.”
    “He lives in that piece of paper? ”

    — “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?”

  3. Christopher

    @MusicianOfCoolNoises, thanks for the heads up. Our Internet is down, but I’ll try to fix that ASAP.
    @Um, doh! Will fix as soon as I have Internet!
    @Erdbeere, “what it is today.” and I’ll consider tweaking that text to avoid that confusion. πŸ™‚

  4. ronald

    Not really related to anything at the moment, but considering that the GOB is presumably the only force which prevents aliens from taking over Earth’s (theoretical) darkhuenium mines and whatever else of value is in the Sol system, and presumably provides similar protection to any number of other “Dark Planets,” I think some characters’ talk about destroying the GOB may be a bit premature.

  5. Night-Gaunt

    I thought Qwahntoo was just being an egomaniac claiming he created the universe. I know he was just using a verbal short cut since he meant the way civilized space is today in their time. A black eye and bloody nose doesn’t stop balls-to-the-wall Emily, coyote eater!

  6. March

    Qwahntoo in panel 2 reminds me of Vachel! :p Any chance that one was modelled after the other? The sloped posture, the U-bend neck and the wide open mouth… not to mention the attitude in the dialogue! πŸ˜€

    Oh and happy new year! (:

  7. Corpore Metal

    “Not being a *sissy*, I followed my *gut* rather than read the manual.”

    Actually, and this is an open secret, 9 times out of 10 that’s how they do it in technical support too.

  8. Christopher, I hate being this guy, specially being a huge fan of yours from Brazil, but isnΒ΄t in the first panel the word “then” incorrect, being “than” the proper one?

    If not, please excuse me!

  9. Christopher

    @coldelectrons, heh, now you’re messin’ with me.
    @March, slightly. I definitely had it in the back of my mind when I drew the neck. πŸ™‚
    @Rodpba, don’t be sorry, I really appreciate you all helping me fix these mistakes. And you’re correct. Fixed!

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