12/19/16 Devyat’s Inclusion Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Monday, Monday, Monday. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/14/16 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ja-Jabby 12/21/16 Joyce Meets King 19 Comments Coyoty December 19, 2016 at 2:08 am 5 years ago Reading this with Dmitri using Alec Baldwin’s voice and accent for North from Rise of the Guardians makes me giggly. caribouchat December 19, 2016 at 3:52 am 5 years ago He he, I thought she would stow away but this is far better! Nice parenting, so trusting. David December 19, 2016 at 5:45 am 5 years ago Bahahaha! Poor Nogg, he gets no respect… Not surprising, but still :p Rikard December 19, 2016 at 8:29 am 5 years ago Oh Nogg, you egg! I sure hope Nogg knows how important he is as a lightning rod and sort-of-not-the-leader-but-still-it-anyway. Every time the comic contains scenes of Nogg getting a dressing down (chewing out?) by the cast, I kind of sympathise (I teach teenagers for a living…). God Jul (Merry Yule) from Sweden, Rikard 0z79 December 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm 5 years ago Merry Christmas from Washington! …Hey, how is it that descendants of some of the baddest motherfuckers on the planet, have become world leaders in the art of pacifism? :p 0z79 December 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm 5 years ago *means the Vikings, natch Rikard December 21, 2016 at 5:41 am 5 years ago I could explain, but it would quickly become an essay, and I doubt the esteemed artist would appreciate that. I would recommend the CIA World Factbook, and also the english/american Wikipedia page about Sweden as a starting point. I’ll sound off with two words: welfare state. God Jul, och God Fortsättning: Means Merry Yule, and Happy Continuation of the New Year, dating back to pre-Christian times when the winter solstice was celebrated to encourage Freja to bring back the sun, but also to spite the cold, the hunger and the darkness. Rikard, schoolteacher Christopher Baldwin December 21, 2016 at 10:09 am 5 years ago Yeah, Sweden is pretty great. 🙂 Knicholas December 19, 2016 at 9:08 am 5 years ago Awww. Devyat seems like such a sweet kid. A sweet, heavily armed, possibly boozed up kid. Herandar December 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm 5 years ago Finally, we get the complete logo! Heh, EggNogg… Muzhik December 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm 5 years ago Just ran across this video on YouTube that demonstrates why Bikkie is such a good choice for the team: https://youtu.be/FIRT7lf8byw TB December 20, 2016 at 2:40 am 5 years ago I kind of worked that surprise crewmember out a while ago. Nobody else I’d seen so far was the right height to fit into that blank space in the crew illustration. 0z79 December 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm 5 years ago So the last crew member is a boozed-up, heavily-armed half-alien, half-human teenager. Who was raised by a Russian. One who gives even less fucks than normal, for someone of said nationality. Interesting. Christopher Baldwin December 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm 5 years ago @0z79, whoa! Tell me if I’m interpreting you wrong, but what I’m hearing is a slander of Russians. I am currently NO fan of much of what the government is doing, but the Russian people are just like you and me. Some good, some assholes. But they are not one thing. Some of my best friends are Russian-Americans. So, again: if I’m interpreting this correctly, let me be clear: there will be no slander allowed here base on race, religion, or nationality. That said, yes! Interesting. 🙂 0z79 December 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm 5 years ago Not a slander at all; from what I understand of actual Russian people, they’re really stoic, hence my phrasing.. which may have been in poor taste. :/ Christopher Baldwin December 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm 5 years ago No worries. Sorry if I jumped down your throat! Just want to nip things like that in the bud. 🙂 Adam December 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm 5 years ago And her name means ‘nine’ in Russian. Nice way of relating her name to both her parents, since Eebs don’t have last names. Christopher Baldwin December 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm 5 years ago Yes, exactly. Good eye. 🙂 Ryan September 26, 2017 at 4:19 am 4 years ago Her babushka and Slavic eyes are ADORABLE. I would bet a bag of rubles that she takes after his mother. Leave a Reply to caribouchat Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.