Chapter 5: Lit, Cover.

Chapter 5: Lit, Cover.

All right, let’s get this freakshow on the road.

Discussion (48)¬

  1. frankwolftown says:

    Templar, AZ: Now in Technicolor!

  2. darrylayo says:

    It’s much more vibrant and intense here than on your Ustream. Great cover!

  3. sisterscientist says:

    Oh man, I kinda hope the prostitwins are actual characters. Because really, Templar is seriously lacking in casual nudity. For reals.

  4. JL says:

    Blonde boy is just SO OVER THIS you know?

  5. JL says:

    Also, nice muted color outlines.

  6. south of sanity says:

    Wow, poor Elliot. The guy looks so tramatized by whats going on. I can just imagine him thinking “I’m not looking, I’m not looking, I am NOT going to look. I will NOT look at the woman’s nipple.”

  7. The Prof says:

    Prostitwins Power: Activate !!!
    Shape of… a Call Girl !!!
    Form of.. a Gigolo !!!

    Great cover!

  8. Jerry says:

    Somehow I don’t think Elliott #2 is gonna be traumatized by this. Or by anything, short of a knife in his back.

    Of course my immediate thoughts upon seeing this cover were 1) BOOBIE and 2) Where’s Reagan?

  9. Kat says:

    Yeah I’m not reading trauma so much as a “let’s get this over with” expression. Resigned and embarassed maybe?

    Ohboyohboyohboy new chapter!

  10. The Final Warden says:

    “Just five more tricks…that’ll get two bus tickets…”

  11. mers says:

    Somehow I don’t think EJ has anything to do with the doves.
    Ah, free range rough trade…

  12. AstroZamboni says:

    “They have boy whores too! Isn’t that thoughtful?” – Kaylee from ‘Firefly’

  13. Hanna says:

    The pale blonde man and woman look like mannequins to me (yes, there ARE mannequins with verrry disturbingly detailed bodies), but the fact that the female one seems to have its hand on EJ’s arm might mean it’s an actual person. If so, kudos to you for including a twink model in the comic. :D

  14. zathael says:

    Anyone else immediately think of Jamie and Cercie Lannister?

  15. Rabbit says:

    Poor EJ just can’t compete with this crowd.

  16. maljax says:

    My, but prostitwin the male is David. Isn’t he?

  17. Scott Bieser says:

    You guys heard the news that one of the legal brothels in Nevada is going to hire two male prostitutes to service, uh, whoever wants male prostitutes. Somehow this cover made me think of that.

    • Kat says:

      Other males, usually.

      Y’know these two look like they’re for auction with those number tags, not so much just streetwalking. I wonder what exactly’s goin’ on…

      • Bendable says:

        I think it’s that they are official prostitutes of one of the madams. Numbers for record keeping purposes and safety reasons. EJ is just on the same corner.

        • Kat says:

          Oooh could be. There is a dove on the girl’s butt there.

          But dare we speculate as to the meaning of the “No gears” tattoo on the lad?

          • AstroZamboni says:

            I’m assuming its an anti-reclamation message, considering Barney John’s crew royally pissed off the doves by trying to reclaim a property owned by the prostitutin’ community (in “Meet the Elliots” and “Stick to beat the devil with”).

            Just speculation.

          • Ivan the Terrible Poster says:

            You’d think tattoos, especially political ones, would hurt sales, too. At least if you’re an expensive nice-looking whore and not one of the ones who looks like somebody’s mom gone to seed.

      • Ivan the Terrible Poster says:

        You ever get a new shirt and find an “Inspected by 5″ sticker on the tag?

  18. Thatty says:

    Aryan hookers are all the rage in Templar right now. Sorry, EJ!

  19. Orinocou says:

    What a lovely cover. But what are those crumpled pages EJ is holding?

    • Thatty says:

      Forms to become an official Oarlock prostitute? Something tells me the doves aren’t exactly pleased with, er, “freelancers”.

  20. Christoph says:

    His ”Gay” way of making money is posing for art, juxtaposed with people made to look pristine and clean as a statement of… Something…

  21. Jonboy says:

    Mmm. :) Well equipped girl+boy whores.

  22. ABYSchan says:

    It almost looks like the pro’s are trying to shield or protect him…. EJ does seem particularly vulnerable, which is funny considering he’s juxtaposed next to two near-nude professional prostitutes.

    Well done, Spike. :)

  23. Jonboy says:

    Can I put in a request for a dove girl with a big booty? :D I’m greedy.

  24. Kimmeh says:

    Nekkid art usually makes me shy, but for some reason, I can’t stop staring at them. They’re so.. pale and pink and oddly beautiful. And I usually have a thing against the stereotypical blonde with blue eyes. o.o

  25. Lynnix says:

    I’ll take the a lesbian I also like to think of myself as a bisexual man in a female body…but I’m always the top, don’t no one forget. I love little EJ all awkward in the middle x3

  26. Sydney Downey says:

    This page definitely reminds me of the Dove statue from Meet the Elliots.
    I think that story can explain the tattoos.

  27. AlmostLiterally says:

    Whoa, the numbers!

  28. Pi says:

    Oh my god, is this cover foreshadowing EJ’s eye injury at the end of the chapter? He’s even covering the same eye that gets injured later.