Scenes from the other fronts where ’99 was fought around the world.

World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 1/3

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Count D’s pet shop, the eponymous establishment of Pet Shop of Horrors. The three-headed dragon is Honlon, a set of triplets in one body. The heads, from top to bottom, belong to Junrei (the childlike one), Shuuko (the bossy one), and Kanaan (the violent one). They’re immortal, mostly peaceful, but with the power to demolish… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 1/3

World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 2/3

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Los Angeles (Again). Patron: {Sumiregawa-sama! Please come away from the window!} Nenene: {Are you kidding? There’s a dragon out there!} {As a writer, it’s my duty not to run away from exciting new experiences! Especially since I haven’t written anything since a certain sensei went missing, so I need all the inspiration I can get…}… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 2/3

World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 3/3

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Note from The Future: Forgot to put the “speaking Japanese” brackets around the dialogue, whoops. Michelle: You don’t have to worry about me, sensei, I promise. I know the dragon looks scary, but I’m not defenseless. I– Nenene: You’re a paper user. I know. Michelle: How–? Nenene: A good writer has to be observant! And… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 3/3

World War Vignettes: Washington DC 1/2

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Cameos: Susie and Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes), Ronald-Ann Smith (Bloom County), and…I have forgotten which comic(s) Candace and the other girl are from. If you recognize them, please comment! The news report they’re watching is the same one as in this strip. Washington, DC. News: We’re getting no communication from inside the White House. Whereabouts… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Washington DC 1/2

World War Vignettes: Washington DC 2/2

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Still in DC… Calvin: They’ve got to have cardboard boxes in the kitchen. We can improvise from Susie: Calvin! I’m not letting you go out there alone! This isn’t one of your games! This is real, and you could get– –Oh. Hobbes: Come on, Calvin… We could at least give the lady a chance. Calvin:… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Washington DC 2/2

World War Vignettes: New York City 1/2

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Sweetness was last seen in the hands of Ann Warbucks, while Stephen Colbert’s last canon appearance was the time he MC’d that Pray Pray Revolution tournament. As for who dusted a ghoul next to the Daily Show studio, and why…take a look at Shine’s baby-sister comic, The Eagle of Hermes. New York City. Dandy (thinking):… Continue reading World War Vignettes: New York City 1/2

World War Vignettes: New York City 2/2

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No, he doesn’t die. But he’s not going to be exactly living for much longer, either. Again, The Eagle of Hermes has the rest, up to the night when Iscariot finds out just what their former agent has become…. NYC, continued. Dandy: Who — who are you? Stephen: Senior correspondent for The Daily Show —… Continue reading World War Vignettes: New York City 2/2

World War Vignettes: The Doghouse

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Credit to Matthew Henry for suggesting parts of this strip, particularly that last cameo. On the head zeppelin… Major: My beautiful war! Too bad there’s nobody left around here to gloat over it with. Schrödinger: Hey, Major? It’s okay if we’re losing in the rest of the world, right? Major: It doesn’t matter who wins!… Continue reading World War Vignettes: The Doghouse

World War Vignettes: Rome 1/2

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Some of you might find that scooter awfully familiar-looking. (If the fire powers didn’t already tip you off…) Rome. The vampires sent here were easily dispatched. Not enough undead, too many holy relics. Only one remains… Robin (thinking): That child is in trouble! [DASH] [hff hff] Robin (thinking): I’m supposed to be in hiding. I… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Rome 1/2

World War Vignettes: Rome Behind-The-Scenes

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A sneak backstage peek at the half-finished version of last Sunday’s strip. A behind-the-scenes look at how these strips work when they’re half-finished. (Or, alternatively, a way to get two days’ worth of comic out of a single strip.) Figures have to be sketched in some detail to make the inking look good. The strip… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Rome Behind-The-Scenes