Chapter 5: Lit, page 102.

Chapter 5: Lit, page 102.

Don’t I know you from somewhere?

Discussion (56)¬

  1. Hanna says:

    My friend worked in the customer support of a telecommunication company (think internet access and mobile phone services), and she told me she literally had to sometimes explain to people just what said company did, instead of whatever the phoning customer thought they did. And her job was just to direct the call to the right person! XD

    Also, noticed that apparently in Templarverse Australia’s (civil?) was was a big thing. I’m wondering now who won.

    • Canuck-Errant says:

      New Zealand.

    • tricksterson says:

      The poster makes it look like the war might still be going on.

    • alec says:

      IIRC from posts I’ve read elsewhere, the white colonialist government is enduring a generational guerilla war. I don’t think Spike has ever established how exactly the Cold War went (and considering that there’s still a Japanese Imperial Navy, maybe it didn’t), so we can’t really tell to what extent one or both sides is being propped up by cynical superpower self-interest. (I like to imagine that Lend-Lease never happened and it’s a US-UK proxy conflict, but that’s at least a little silly.)

      A poster in that comic where the Elliots try to hock a Jake gun for drug money suggests that Tully is a bastard there – either a pro-colonial foreign leader or an white Australian dictator.

  2. Adistroyer says:

    Not sure who this girl is but she looks like what would happen if you mixed 2 Parts Reagan and 1 part Zora.

  3. Namsab says:

    This girl I should.. recognize her.
    But I don’t.

    But I love the Reagan-Zora-recipe for her, it really fits.

  4. Ivan the Terrible Poster says:

    Hahaha the refugee poster, the shiner, everything. Beautiful

    • AbbyLark says:

      I think it’s actually a birthmark.

    • tricksterson says:

      I think that’s a birthmark, not a black eye.

      • Capt. Seamus MacLeod says:

        More specifically, it’s called a Port Wine Stain. I have a friend with a very similar one on her face. Personally, I think it’s hot.

      • Ivan the Terrible Poster says:

        Pretty sure it’s makeup, but I guess we’ll find out!

      • Falafel says:

        My first thought was that she got hit with some of the riot paint and just never bothered to take it off.
        But port wine stain seems most likely.

    • WhoTookThatty says:

      It’s probably a port wine stain, considering she had it waaaaay back when she was first introduced. Also, it really doesn’t look swollen like a black eye.

      Anyways EEEE! I’ve been waiting for her to have a speaking part. And the Australia poster oh my god! That is some grade-A poverty porn.

      Now that my fangirling’s out of the way, I wanna point out that there might be a continuity error on this page. Her pigtails suddenly end up behind her shoulders in panel 2.

  5. Atraea says:

    I LOVE Patti’s top. I love the way you draw outfits in general, what do you use for references, you character designs, even for extras are just so interesting.

  6. Spafoom says:

    in this page
    is really super adorable
    and i don’t know what to do with myself

  7. ElectricDuck says:

    I’m seriously considering writing a copy book… It sounds like an amazing idea, and I could write about something I don’t particular care about getting stolen.

    • Nic says:

      I’m pretty sure the concept of “copybooks” is borrowed from the real-world concept of “zines” – and I definitely support the creation of more of those.

  8. C. Mage says:

    Wow. I didn’t think it was POSSIBLE to squeeze that much sarcasm through a phone line. She must be using DSL.

  9. John says:

    I think I like this chick.

    It is possible that I have a sarcasm fetish.

  10. FuriousSterling says:

    Gosh that poster about Australia sure is a nice callback. I WONDER WHAT BRILLIANT PERSON SUGGESTED THAT TO YOU?!?!?!!

  11. Thor says:

    Considering that she’s got the same eye shape, nose shape, eyebrows, and bangs as Ben, she might be a long-lost relative.

  12. KimmQuinn says:

    Love this comic!!!

  13. alec says:

    Me, I’m hoping we hear something outta the other one. There’s always something interesting about girls who find innovative ways to be effectively bald, even if it’s just ancient baldy secrets.

    And even if I’m misgendering, still: neat hair.

    • Twitching says:

      I’m thinking the other one’s a dude, but I’m not bothered either way. I will be SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED however, if that hair tuft is not red. Naturally red anyway. (I will imagine it is forever.)

  14. Fletcher says:

    There’s a fairly famous NZ rugby player who has (had?) that haircut, although I think his forehead fluff was shorter.

  15. Oddity says:

    I don’t know about you, but when I read her bubbles the only voice that comes to mind is Janice from Ghostbusters.

  16. Pearle says:

    Ohhhhh, the mostly bald girl (maybe a guy) is holding the phone cradle. I guess she works there and is letting this other girl do this cuz he’s not allowed.

    Also, the eyes on that poster are just ridiculous.

  17. Jessonian says:

    Awesome as usual. I love that we’ve seen Patti before. And I love that she gives me a Reagan vibe. You’re wonderful at drawing characters’ bodies, I don’t feel like I’m looking at the same box-and-ovals (the difference between female and male box-and-ovals being two additional ovals) all the time.

    Also – gesturing, leaning, etc. Not easy as pie to draw, but you’ve got it down. Just love this page!

  18. norm says:

    … come to think of it, I don’t actually know what a copybook is. Hmm. There’s plenty of context, but … well I guess I’m slow.

    • coyote weeps says:

      I agree with Nic, in an earlier comment, I think copybooks are equivalent to our world ‘zines. Home (or copyshop) printed, free (or donation sometimes,) little magazines about…whatever. I’ve seen poem collections, autobiographical cartoons, political rants…my favorite is still the “smexy” (spelling is the authors) recipes one. Homemade lubes, desserts, sauces, toys etc. Made me giggle all the way to work on a really bad day, then giggle more as I left it in the magazine pile at my doctors, later.

      Unfortunately I haven’t seen any in quite a while. Seems to be quite an industry, in Templar Universe, though. Yet another reason to wish I lived there, as if I needed more. ;p @ Spike.

      • George Spelvin says:

        I suspect blogging has taken over a lot of the ‘zine societal niche.

        • Nic says:

          The “blogs killed The Zine” idea has come up now and then, but there’s still a huge zine community in some places – especially among punks, artists, and folks on the radical left side of the political spectrum. But I think just a lot of people have never considered the idea that they could easily write and print out a tiny little book, at home, and put it into circulation. Some independent bookstores even stock zines, and there are a ton of mail-order zine distribution stores if you look for ‘em.

          Personally, I love actual print zines. All the weird and interesting personal thoughts and ideas and creativity that go into them, and the fact that you can hold it in your hand and read it, is amazing to me – and they’re all totally unique in a way that no customized WordPress CSS theme can match. I’ve got a little zine library hanging up on my wall, and I’m working on a zine or two myself.

          • coyote weeps says:

            Ha! Now I want to write a blog to encourage people to write ‘zines. Call it “Print this Blog” or some such. *giggles*

          • George Spelvin says:

            Oh I didn’t say that Zines are dead, just that blogging seems to have given a large chunk of former Zine publishers a cheaper and lazier outlet. ArtZines are alive and well, but I don’t see nearly as many crazy nutso political / ufo / bigfoot tracts as I used to before the blogosphere.

            Wish I could say the same for Chick Tracts.

      • norm says:

        Aha, well, I do understand the zine scene and it makes perfect sense that a copybook is like a zine. I suspect it’s not *exactly* like our-world zines, because that would be unTemplarist. ;)

  19. coyote weeps says:

    Also, he’s definitely male, and -of course- his hair’s red…or strawberry blond. And I want one. ;)

  20. Osten says:

    This makes me want to make a copybook. :)

  21. Raiser says:

    Spike, I’m going to be blunt. Please bear with me.
    This girl is the embodiment of your twitter feed, isn’t she?
    ‘Cause I totes can imagine everything she’s said so far as being a tweet coming from you.

  22. Jen Aside says:

    Does Patti know that holding the phone to your chest AMPLIFIES what you say instead of dampening it?

  23. Lady Jenn says:

    For once I’m just going to say two lines. Looking forward to seeing more of these two.

  24. Scaryboots says:

    She’s wearing a top seen on Reagan earlier,no?

    Of course he’s a man, silly people ;) and of a kind i think i recognise..