Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 64

Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 64

Poor Scip. It’s like he never even considered that’s how it might look.

Discussion (19)¬

  1. literatehyaena says:

    I’m a little confused about where Scip is going with is, but I guess Eddie’s expression means he doesn’t either?

    • ScarfNinja says:

      To me it seems like Scip is Pippi’s godfather in a sense? He took care of Pippi because her mother wasn’t able, so instead of losing pippi like her first child, she knows exactly where she is and who’s taking care of her, guessing Scip and Pippi’s mum are close enough for her to trust him with that responsibility? Not to mention he’s a giant so regardless of his soft personality his stature is enough to keep Pip safe from any harm so to speak?

      • literatehyaena says:

        Well, he just suddenly launched into this explanation of things, it was a little bewildering. To be honest, I’m kind of expecting that the strangeness will be (at least partially) resolved when we find out who Eddie is, since this scene hinges on a lot of what we aren’t in the know of.

        I’m sure I’ll regret speculating like this.

        • Anon says:

          Eddie is unclear on what Scip’s relationship to Pippi is. Scip is explaining why they live together.

          • literatehyaena says:

            I’ve gathered that by this point. It’s just a very strange thing to go all the way back and explain it from the beginning–I guess that’s just Scip though.

  2. nanojath says:

    Eddie’s tiny limp hand enveloped in Scipio’s gigantic one in the middle panel is priceless.

  3. Leah says:

    I can only think of how furious Pippi is going to be for Scip telling this guy all of this.

    Poor Pippi.

  4. John K says:

    this is a really subtle and really great cliffhanger…. well done.

  5. Excellent update Spike. I love that third panel.

  6. Michelle says:

    Well THANK GOD we’re finally figuring out what rock Pipi crawled out from. I hope She isn’t infuriated at Scip for telling Eddie this though. I mean, if he IS her boyfriend, Eddie should know why Pipi’s living with a giant black man.

    • literatehyaena says:

      Nonsense. The mystery adds to the allure!

      I’m seconding the THANK GOD, though–it’s been eating at me since I bought the three currently extant volumes and had time to really pore over every page.

  7. DCB says:

    O.o damn it, just when I thought I had Eddies identity pegged down, Spike throws this curve ball. -.- *Strokes white cat* Well played Spike…well played.

  8. Brigid Keely says:

    I love the handshake panel. Fantastic.

  9. wondering says:

    Scipio is awesome. I wish I knew him in real life.

  10. Rhea Ewing says:

    This is brilliant.

    And poor dude, from his perspective the Giant Scary Boyfriend has turned into Giant Scary Father Figure, which is hardly an improvement.

  11. maritza says:

    Scip totally doesn’t GET why people is so terrified of him.

  12. KaDe says:

    I love the way Skip is explaining things to this kid–like an adult who has to explain something complex and painful to a child and is visibly uncomfortable doing so.