Oh my I get first comment this time !!!!Yay me !!!
And I hit send before leaving the proper comment just do nobody can type quicker and beat me to it. Hahahaha.I really hope when we get to part four that you actually do get to see some of Japan, because it would be very ironic (and hilarious) if you went all that way and did nothing but get drunk in your uncles hut then meet nuns.Although they were Japanese Nuns and according to Sons ideas about Japan (apart from the streets being paved with Ninjas) ALL Japanese girls are hot.
Well, I sort of see some of Japan...sort of...Your son is wrong....WAY wrong, these nuns, while very nice, were most decidedly not hot. Partly because most of them were of an advanced age.
Hurry!!!!! I need to see that room!!!!!
And love that awkward hug. I could hardly watch....
I'll just go ahead and tell you...it looked like a very simple dorm room with one window. Now give me five hours to draw that.
I learned in college that "get thee to a nunnery" was Shakespearian slang for "get thee to a whorehouse." So I'm waiting for that in part four.
Oh.Um...that part doesn't happen. And I fail as an English Lit major....
The final hug was brilliant in it's awkwardness... I had to look away.I'm giddy with anticipation for Part 4... omggggg!!!
Thanks Killer Cupcake! Glad you like it-for some reason, since I started doing these, my blog stats have gone way down, almost flat-lined, so I must be doing something right.
"We're jumping on the futon!" Yay! The fun! And then, the awkward hug. Yeeouch. I can't wait to hear about the convent! Somehow I'm not picturing any more futon-jumping or binge drinking...but I could be wrong.
Well, there was no more futon-jumping....
Awesome Manboy Japan installment Gween-san!!!Now get thee to Chapter 4...
Thank you! It should take me about three weeks at the rate I draw, which is not good.
The anticipation is killing me! This is my favorite series of posts so far from you.
Thanks, Livmight! I am glad you like it, since its kind of a leap into just being another web-comic I guess, but it's a fun exercise in not cheating with writing everything out.
Hahaha... I think my best bit was the awkward hug sequence... super rad! Love Elle xo
Thanks Elle, yeah this one did not have too many funny parts. Its really hard to draw all the expository stuff, I guess thats why I normally just write it
I like cliffhangers. They remind me of The Greatest American Hero.
Thanks Marianne! I hope Florida is treating you well!
I'll miss the awkward exchanges with your drunk uncle, but I can't wait to hear about the convent!
Glad you like it Haley...I was a little tired of drawing my uncle, so it was probably for the best that he left when he did
My shoulders are shuddering still - with that hugless hug...and - hehehe, 'haven't spent a dime', reminds me of the time at 21 when I visited my brother in New Zealand. After only a week he was looking for alternative accomodation for me.
Thanks for reading Julie! Yeah, I can't really blame my uncle...its not like I was working too hard to be helpful or anything
How is a man allowed to stay in a convent? These nuns don't sound like they're of the regular strict sort! Great post as always - what happened to your uncle's wife/gf that's in the photo? Or did I read in too much?
The guest house was on one wing of the building, and the convent was the other side....it was all connected, but I wasn't staying directly in the same hallway as the nuns.The picture is actually of his Japanese housekeeper. She was his best friend in a lot of ways, and when she died was when things got way rougher for him.
Aww sorry to hear that. In my humble opinion - people shouldn't die.
"What Is Carthage?" - that was an answer on Jeopardy yesterday, and it was one of those rare moments when you are sitting at home and you know the answer immediately to an obviously hard question when the teleBision contestants are aLL getting it wrong and each time you say "Carthage!" you keep getting louder and finaLLy you even get up out of your chair and run into the other room to teLL your spouse your Carthage carnage rampage story. What a form of eXercise. So you do have a choice, either Chuck Norris and Total Gym, or, Alex Trebeck and your remote control, to stay in shape.
I now see Jeopardy in a weight-lossy way that I hadn't before.I wonder if your wife was freaked out to see you charging at her, bellowing "Carthage!" or if she is just used to that kind of thing from you.
I have changed her, she is becoming funnier aLL the time, actuaLLy cracking me up laughing hard. As we walked into Taco Villa the other day she heard some bird in the bush by the door make a noise, and she said, "Purr, that is the sound that bird just made, purr, purr" - and I wanted to argue with her jokingly that cats purr, birds don't purr, but then I heard the bird make a purr noise, then my wife kept making purr noises. It was most likely a you-had-to-be-there type event in order to get the humor. Purrr-haps I was just toooo tired on that road trip, plus there was fixing to be bad weather.
I'm so glad you did a recap. I've been so far behind on reading blogs due to updating my own so this works out perfect. I'll be back Monday to play catch up. Thanks!
Thanks-following your new location now. Good luck with your new spot!
I just love your cleverness, creativity and wonderfully wild imagination. Fabulous series--can't wait for the next post! :D
Thank you so much Super Earthling-I really appreciate all your kind words and support.
I'm hoping in the next chapter that the nuns do a lot of martial arts. I don't know a lot about nuns.
Well, they do a little bit of martial arts...kind of. Thanks for stopping by!
You have a fantastic cinematic style! I like drawing too and I hope I can pick up some drawing tips from you. Following you now and hope you can drop by my blog sometime!
Thank you Kristy! I am just trying to learn stuff as I go along-I liked your Notabat, especially his/hers giant sized teeth-keep going!
epic post(s). just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to illustrate this? from time to time, I do a few illustrations and it takes me forever and a day. my hat is off to you for doing such great illustrations. keep up the amazing work. you are an inspiration!xxoMOVps-- almost wrote "my hat is odd to you". I am not currently wearing a hat, but if I were, maybe it would be odd to you.
hats odd to you, too, my dear. Thanks for reading, MOV!I would say it takes about six or seven hours per post. Maybe. Hours and hours, anyways. In truth, its burning me out a little...I am used to just drawing a few pictures as "punchlines", so this has been a major stretch of my ability. If I even finish it, I will actually have something to be proud of on this here blog, if only cause I completed something that was difficult, which is a level of success I usually avoid.
A convent? For women married to Jesus? I always wanted to be a nun, just like I always wanted to visit Japan. I had no idea it was possible to combine the two. I'll wait until your next post to book my flight. Something tells me it didn't turn out well.
Yep, that kind of convent. It might have been working ok for them; they seemed pretty jolly. I wasn't fairing so well though, at least mentally.
Delayed gratification - worth the wait.Hand shake/fist-bump/Hi5Hug.
I love the awkward handshake/hug confusion... I like this series a lot - great job!
I want some vodka.
Need moar manboy!
Gween-san! I've always wanted someone to call me Aysh-chan!
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