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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 10:00 AM

Time for some Vitamin T!

Because nothing says "karayzay sexay" like hours of heart-attack inducing snow shoveling.

Edit: Light update due to overarching "real world" issues. As a corollary, W&L is likely to go to "midseason break" around April of this year.

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anonymous coward
14th Jan 2016, 10:10 AM

Shouldn't she be busy head-desking over the Trump's campaign and her role in it?

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 11:10 AM

Tona's always been a student of fascism. However, Scott Walker is out of the race. Working for Trump is the (second) best thing that's happened to her in years.

But you bring a good point--why is she back in Wisconsin?

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ProfEtheric
14th Jan 2016, 2:32 PM

A good point, indeed. One can only hope that this portends an end to the Trump campaign...

A little dose of Tona (anything to get you away from the poor city of Autumn Bay - kidding). Wonderful! I should hate her, but I have a soft spot for grizzly mamas...

I wonder what's coming next...

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anonymous coward
14th Jan 2016, 3:04 PM

Well aren't you an optimist? I'd comment on that but such political discussion quickly leads to the involvement of trolls and diarrhea-leaking assholes like those who cause a great many comics to go subscriber comments-only. (Because all political opinions we don't agree with are factually wrong, and need to be flamed out of existence, eh?)

I will comment that with such a large volume of white shit to take care of Tona ought to be using a snowblower. Maybe she specifically isn't doing so for personal reasons like exercise or time outside in the cold away from particular people?

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 3:19 PM

AC...

Tona would love to have a snow blower or better yet a plow attached to her truck.

But... she doesn't.

This chapter will cover desperation of a different, less physical sort, the fear that makes someone reach for any sort of crazy promise of help...

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anonymous coward
14th Jan 2016, 3:39 PM

Horror-genre, really? Well now, I duly await your efforts to scare me shitless. Apologies in advance for me sabotaging your efforts with black humour. :)

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 3:45 PM

Horror? Perhaps if you count right-wing political discourse as the bloody, bloody raw meat.

CRASH

"Heeeeeeeeeeere's Tona!"

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anonymous coward
14th Jan 2016, 7:13 PM

"This chapter will cover desperation of a different, less physical sort, the fear that makes someone reach for any sort of crazy promise of help..."

I'm censoring what I was originally going to say here because I don't want to attract political-argument trolls. What I will say instead is that the biggest threats I've ever had were when strangers and/or rich people offered me help. The best gangster shakedowns usually involve offers to help with problems the gangsters themselves are responsible for, and that's just the tip of the iceberg with respect to why one should be suspicious of offers, or promises, of help.

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 7:43 PM

Exactly.

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anonymous coward
15th Jan 2016, 7:49 AM

Then either you're not going as far with that as you can, or we are headed into horror-genre territory.

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Centcomm
14th Jan 2016, 12:02 PM

I don't even remember what snow shoveling was like any more !

Well done page looks freezing!

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 12:19 PM

Thanks! This chapter is my excuse to get crazy with the "watercolor" brushes in MS 5.

Yeah, I think next winter I'll be back into this sorta wet mess...

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Rd Ashes
14th Jan 2016, 1:30 PM

Wow, beautiful job Lir.
Are you using airbrushes as well?

Great mood in this piece.

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lirvilas
14th Jan 2016, 1:43 PM

Shifting up transparencies, lotsa gradient erase.

As a shitbird "writer" I really appreciate your praise. I compare this to the visual sewage I was making in March 2014... Thank you.

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Stever
14th Jan 2016, 10:27 PM

Great atmosphere in this cover. I love the subtlety of the background.

Speaking of shoveling, "Ouch, my Back!"

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lirvilas
15th Jan 2016, 3:14 PM

Man, I do *not* dig a Midwest winter. Thanks.

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sigpig
14th Jan 2016, 11:32 PM

I took this page as Tona literally digging herself out of Iowa (and NH, and all the other pissant little States that {for whatever reason I cannot determine} seem to determine the Presidential nominations {and, to a greater extent, the Prez} even though they have barely a 50th the population of the REST of the States)...

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lirvilas
15th Jan 2016, 3:16 PM

cue typical Electoral College excuses

The US political system is like a Harley-Davidson's engine... obsolete design, loud as f*ck, not terribly efficient. But boy, nothing else beats it for pissing people off.

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sigpig
16th Jan 2016, 6:58 AM

The Electoral College (to my knowledge) was valid ONLY before the invention of the telegraph (let alone radio, telephone, and the internet). IMHO, it is a completely obsolete system that only exists because nobody has the balls to change the system. I DO like your analogy - it fits perfectly!

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