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Shaenon: Strip I wrote and then cut from the final storyline. I do that sometimes. While we're at it, some more New Orleans thumbnails, for strips that did get drawn:

Channing: Collaborating with someone who you revere in an artistic sense has so many things to recommend it, but one of the few drawbacks is a certain reluctance on my part to nix any of Shaenon's work outright. I eventually agreed that the decision to get rid of the above strip was a good one, but only after some degree of hesitation. It's one of my big challenges as a co-writer on this strip.

In terms of the sketches, I just want to say that I love the sketch version of Sweetheart going maniacal after the wet cement incident. We had to keep it a little on-model for the final version but that picture never fails to amuse me.

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: SHOOF!

Also: Did Unity get the hat from Baron Samedi?
Dave Estep (cyaegha) says:

Second page, bottom right. Sweetheart channels us all. Absolutely adorkable.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "Saturday Night", The Bay City Rollers)

I, it's he!
I, it's he!

Who's the one who leads the dance into the grave?
Samedi, right! Samedi, right!
Who can lead the rockin' rollin' undead rave?
Samedi, right!  samedi, right!
Hey-ey-ey-ey, see him come!
Hey-ey-ey-ey, he's got rum!

But wait a sec!  What the heck!
Do I see Unity,
In Samedi's suit?  Samedi's suit!
Coat and tie, my oh my!
Groovy hat!  How 'bout that!
Totally cute!  Totally cute!

Lookin' ti-ight!
She's dressed like Samedi, ri-ight!
She just needs someone to fi-ight!
She's going SHOOF in the ni-ight!
She's dressed like Samedi, ri-iiiiiight!

John Ames (commodorejohn) says: That "microcosm" strip is pure gold.
Ysabet Just Ysabet (theysabet) says:

Oh gods, the paw in the cement... **grins** There are certain things most people want to do and never get the chance to do-- not the BIG things, the little forbidden childish ones: pulling the fire-alarm handle, toiletpapering somebody's lawn, shooting their boss with a water-pistol, pieing somebody in the face (or getting pied, also fun)... gotta add the wet cement thing to the list. **nods firmly**  Love it.

Bernard Sheehan (smilodon) says:

Really you should do that strip and put it in the next collection.

Sam Daniel (samhdaniel) says:

I would have been very happy to see any or all of the first 3 strips in the official canon. Numbers 1 & 2 are especially good....

Amy Fiori (amy82986) says:

The second and third ones are in the official canon, aren't they?  Only the first one was cut.

Wayne (wayne) says:

Heh.  Toiletpapering.  We TP'd the new preacher's house while the church was having a welcome party.  He was a really good sport.  I even took a photo of us as we did it.

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