Thursday, October 25, 2007

#61

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Warren Zevon was taken too soon.

Next: a spooktacular smackdown

Sunday, October 21, 2007

#60

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Jokes about food just make carnivores hungry.

Next: a hairy-handed gent running amok

Friday, October 19, 2007

#59

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I swear, like every seventh European you meet is a werewolf.

Next: you don't happen to be a vegetarian, do you?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

#58

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Is W.K. another one with The Sight?

Next: something in common

Friday, October 5, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

#56

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Who is this W.K.? What terrible secret does he hold... a secret that can threaten the peaceful lives of Poe and all those around her... forever?!

Okay, that's a bit melodramatic. But to be continued.

Next: an initial meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

#55

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Poe probably won't be buying any more fish, but you can bet we're going to think of ways to justify bringing the Fin Reaper back anyway. The Fin Reaper is the greatest avatar of death since the Black Racer.

Next: new kid in town

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

#54

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Fish live in fear of the Gorton's man.

Next: a stark warning

Thursday, September 6, 2007

#53

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Empirical proof that Jonah really does live in the comic universe.

Next: a death in the family

Monday, September 3, 2007

#52

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The cast has returned! A few thoughts:

- Sparsest strip in quite a while. Hey, sometimes you feel like putting in backgrounds, sometimes you don't.

- The setup and tone is an homage of sorts to a line in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Man, Peanuts was brilliant.

- Refresh your memory about where Jonah's been here and here.

- I'm not drawing three months of basketball strips ever again, that's for sure.

Next: Jonah's tale

Sunday, September 2, 2007

#51

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People often measure their self-worth by the amount of impractical metal cups they own.

Next: and what did you get?

Friday, August 31, 2007

#50

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Well, maybe it's not that big a deal, but it's something.

Next: something to remember me by

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

#49

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To be continued.

Next: the continuation

Monday, August 27, 2007

#48

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Sometimes we don't know what we don't want until we have it.

Next: play ball!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

#47

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Next: a suit of armor

Friday, August 24, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

#45

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Proper terminology is so important.

Next: a lucky shot

Sunday, August 19, 2007

#44

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Kenzie is tough but fair.

Next: pass? fail

Saturday, July 14, 2007

#43

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If Poe's too distracted to make the bad puns, the ghosts will just have to make them for her.

Next: it's not as easy as it looks

Saturday, July 7, 2007

#42

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They take their basketball pretty seriously in Cabin 'A.' Even if they do go to Camp Sweatsock.

Next: long time no see

Saturday, June 30, 2007

#41

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It's important to find one's level.

Next: the Kenzie report

Sunday, June 24, 2007

#40

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Is Poe taking this as seriously as she ought to? Where are the ghosts? Will she find her calling despite her attitude and lead a ragtag bunch of underdogs to an upset win over snooty Camp Omega in the championships? These and other questions will probably not be answered any time soon.

Next: a refresher course

Friday, June 22, 2007

#39

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Man, Jonah is a waldo. Still, what he says is correct. Not just that he and his friends are all comic characters, but that we will not be seeing him (nor indeed any of the supporting cast) until September. However, we will be seeing Poe and the ghosts all summer long. Hijinks will ensue.

Next: suit up!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

#38

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Misery actually hates company.

Next: the cat who walks through the fourth wall

Thursday, June 14, 2007

#37

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This is not something for which Poe is suited.

Next: Gimme a P?

Monday, June 11, 2007

#36

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The children's summer camp industry is crying out for a uniter (not a divider) to soften the tone of debate.

Next: a sporting chance

Sunday, June 3, 2007

#35

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No more school spirit for a while! Ha ha! I slay me! OK, we've used both those jokes in the strip already. It's true. We're so lame.

Next: gotta keep the kids occupied

Monday, May 28, 2007

#34

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And with that, Ms. Chao's time with the students of Tim Burton Elementary comes to an end. But she shall return (she's a career counselor; she's got nothing better to do).

Next: we might not go back at all

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

#32

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This strip introduces Cici, a new minor character. See, we told you there would be lingering fallout from the election arc! It's all about the continuity. Unless something else is funnier, in which case all bets are off. Possibly.

Next: Poe needs help

Thursday, May 17, 2007

#31

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He's brash, but he's earned the right.

Next: meet the press

Thursday, May 10, 2007

#30

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Have you ever known a student who was gregarious and sociable and got straight A's, but wasn't exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier? That's Frankie.

Next: what's plan B?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

#29

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And so we begin another brief arc, with once again nary a ghost in sight. Never fear, our undead trio haven't been put in the hamper permanently. We just have a lot of personality traits to explore in our still-living cast members.

Next: don't worry...

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

#28

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Like a lot of art teachers, Mr. Clay is apparently enthusiastic but clueless. Yes, I am bitter.

This and the previous strip started out as an idea for one strip, was retooled and proposed as four, until we finally went with the two-strip format you see here. I think we did the right thing.

Maybe it coulda been four.

Nah.

Next: what is something for which you are suited?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

#27

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Mr. Clay makes the jokes around here.

Next: l'art, partie deux

Friday, April 27, 2007

#26

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This is our humble homage to a boy who was often jumped by a tiger as soon as he walked in his door. We bow and doff our caps in reverence.

Next: art reflects the soul

Friday, April 20, 2007

#25

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No, really. Why?

Next: welcome!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

#24

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It is possible to share the desk with Paul, since he's not solid, but it's quite hard to concentrate on an academic text if you have to read it through semi-transparent ectoplasm. That talks.

Next: dark secrets?

Friday, April 6, 2007

#23

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Our election storyline over, it's back to the basics: Ghosts making bad puns.

Next: it's what he does best

Saturday, March 31, 2007

#22

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Well, our first story arc turned out to be a marathon rather than a sprint, but the election strips are finally over.

Although there will be lingering fallout.

Next: hey, isn't this strip supposed to be about ghosts?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

#21

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The winner... revealed. To be... um, someone never introduced before and not seen on-panel. So, kinda anti-climactic, really.

If this was a different kind of comic, we might have something like

Introducing... W. Walker Ward III. But is he a friend... Or Poe's deadliest enemy?!

We can all breathe a sigh of relief that this isn't that kind of comic.

Next: the finish line, at last

Saturday, March 17, 2007

#20

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Sometimes you don't really need to hear all the details.

Next: we have a winner

Sunday, March 11, 2007

#19

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Delano didn't win the class presidency, either. Whoops!

Next: vox hoi polloi

Friday, March 9, 2007

#18

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To no one's surprise, Poe lost the class presidency. But Paul's schemes for her never end.

Next: number crunching

Sunday, March 4, 2007

#17

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You'd think by now that Paul would have learned not to entrust Smooch with any tasks.

Next: the results are in

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

#16

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Next: where do I vote?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

#15

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Frankie thinks the students at her school should get weirdness vaccinations.

Next: round two

Monday, February 19, 2007

#14

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Delano's a perspicacious fellow.

Next: confrontation

Friday, February 16, 2007

#13

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This is the first and possibly only time that Poe is shown in profile.
This is the first and possibly only time we have used narrative text.

Next: valid conclusions

Sunday, February 11, 2007

#12

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Oh, the corruption! Not since the days of Warren Harding have we seen such political scheming behind closed doors. Luckily, Paul's on the case.

Next: turning up the heat