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Shaenon: First, some happy news. When we put out the call for pledges to fund Skin Horse Volume 2 last week, we reached our minimum pledge goal in under 24 hours. HOLY. CRUD. Thank you all so much for your incredible support. The pledge drive is still going, so if you want to support the book and get in on all the incentives, including your name in the acknowledgments section, hop on over to Kickstarter. Thanks again so much to everybody.

As for today's sketches... Man, I love drawing Tigerlily. Almost as much as I love drawing Dr. Lee.

Channing: There are so many great things about Tigerlily, not the least of which is her ability to give Unity funny and special feelings. She's a blast to write. Y'all should try it someday, because fanfic is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, come think, fanfic got me where I am today. That's right, I am the friggin' Charles Atlas of fanfiction; bullies still kick sand in my face with the same depressing regularity but now I can write comics about it afterward SO DON'T CROSS ME, SUCKAS.

Do you ever notice that I don't really stay on topic when I'm writing these Sunday commentaries? Why do you think that is?

John Brown (werbluten) says:

It's your crazy coming out. Keeping with a schedule is an 'order' thing and being sidtracked is the simplest way to defeat it.

Carl Fishman (carlfishman) says:

re Shaenon; Now I'm going to have to figure out who to ask for when it comes time to get a sketch; Doc Lee or Tigerlily.  Decisions; decisions...

(Maybe both of them; jello-wrestling?  Nah; this is too classy a joint for that sort of thing.)

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: I can testify as to the fanfic. Narbonic (and The Mad Scientist Wars) FTW!

Oh, and Tigerlily looks... well, the closest I can come up with is 'cute', but the quality I'm trying to name is something else.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: EDIT: I just figured it out. It's.... awesome.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Way back in the early '70, there was a short-lived TV show called "Nanny And The Professor"; in the (really annoying) theme song, the Nanny's name was mentioned as "Phoebe Figalily", which would have scanned perfectly with "Chibi Tigerlily".  I decided to pass (like I said, really annoying song ... if you don't know it, don't google it).

(TUNE: "Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty)", K.C. and The Sunshine Band)

Aaah, everybody!  Dive to the floor, and duck!
Mad girl, with ray guy, watch her run amuck!

Shoot shoot shoot!
Cute cute cute!
Tigerlily!  Tigerlily!
Shoot shoot shoot!
Cute cute cute!
Tigerlily!  Tigerlily!

You can ... you can rule the world ... if you wish!
Those fools ... who laughed at you ... you can squish!

She's so cute!
She can shoot!
Willy-nilly!  Tigerlily!
Leisure suit!
High-heel boot!
Tigerlily!  Tigerlily!

Andy Wetmore (efogoto) says:

@Ed: My sister loved that freakin' show, so I must have heard that song many times ... but I cannot now recall it. Which is amazing for a 70s TV show. But with your other comments, I am resisting my urge to Google it.

Rachel Blackman (rainpacket) says: now need to make a chibi Tigerlily UFO-catcher doll.  I imagine many of us would buy that.

Diane Castle (deecee) says:

Channing, it's not that you're the Charles Atlas of fanfic, it's that you are a PROMOTED FANBOY, as covered in detail at TV Tropes.  Hey, someone should add you to the page!

As a promoted fangirl myself, I understand this completely.

Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

Jeffrey, if you're a PROMOTED FANBOY, that makes you the Henry Rollins of fanfic, which is very, very, very good, indeed.

Shaenon and Jeffrey, I discovered Skin Horse a couple months ago on gocomics.  I've now read the entire archive, all of Narbonic, and I'm working on Narbonic: Director's Cut.  Dudes, you so rock my world!  And you have the coolest commentiverse, ever.


Tom Powell (top1950) says:

Awww.., Unity looks SOOO cute sitting there with her 'funny' feelings! 

And Jeffrey, I've always suspected I have ADD, so maybe that's why you jump around so much.  But don't let that worry you - it just keeps me reading to see what you're gonna come up with next!

John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Jeffrey jumps around because you have ADD?

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