#380 – the thing where the air is cool

August 9th, 2010

#380 – the thing where the air is cool

Beards, huh? Well actually, I’ve got nothing.


Discussion (40)¬

  1. Bryy says:

    It is an epic beard, however.

  2. gormster says:

    does marek even *have* eyes?

  3. Matt B. says:

    I'm all too familiar with his situation.

  4. Patrick says:

    if (beard == true)
    return props;

  5. Pani says:

    I don't think I ever realised how much smaller Eve is than Hanna!

    • wykstrad says:

      I think Eve’s standing a little bit behind Hannah, which accentuates the height difference. But yeah, Hannah doesn’t spend many panels standing straight up.

  6. Kari says:

    beard buddies!

  7. Joe ST says:

    Beard, beard, beard. I have a beard.

    <3 to Merideth for creating such an awesome story 😀

  8. Arvid says:

    If you have beard and meet someone with beard, you obviously have a lot to talk about and you almost instantaneously become bff’s. Get it right next time. =)

    • Tyrone says:

      That is a regular beginner’s mistake. Same goes for mustaches. If you’re wearing one and you see another fellow with an epic, you don’t get all squealy, you both just tip each other a respectful “Gunsmoke”-type nod.

  9. Harry says:

    I wish I could grow a beard… *Sniff*

    (Glad to have you back, Mer!)

    ((Unrelated to me but still pretty cool: 2010 International Beard and Mustache Illustration Championship Competition: http://philintheblanks.com/blog/?p=471 ))

  10. Fish says:

    they’re kindred spirits now

  11. dunn says:

    It’s like when I used to drive a VW Bus. Everytime you see another bus driver you throw the peace sign. I assume Beard wearers have their own gesture. Maybe some sort of beard-stroking motion?

  12. norm says:

    Eagerly awaiting the OP/Wondermark crossover series, “Beards of Brooklyn”

  13. CL says:

    Aw, I'm so happy OP is updating regularly again. I'm going through a rough patch in my life right now and seeing Ning, Hanna, and Marek every few days is like having some old friends help me through it.

  14. Matt says:

    Beard Stroking Motion would be a good band name.

  15. curtisrivers says:

    So many changes, must focus.
    Wolfman Will. Sorry Will, Marek’s aquiline nose looks way better with winterbeard
    Tinier, cuter Eve. Looks like someone washed her in hot water
    Puget Sean returns. And he has beer! Squee!

  16. Scott Bieser says:

    See my beard.

    Ain't it weird?

    Don't be skeered,

    It's just a beard.

    — G. Carlin

  17. Hrm says:

    Ah, the brotherhood of the beard.
    I’ve had a friend do this before.

  18. Lola says:

    So glad to have this back in my life at last!! I missed these guys

  19. Scott says:

    God dammit, that last panel is gold too! What are you doing to me Meredith!

  20. a commentor says:

    at first glance : WTF MAREK GREW EYES… oh thats Wil

  21. Makoma says:

    I've never found an apartment in Portland with the air cooler thingy. It's probably the Man trying to keep me down, though.

  22. Mary R. says:

    Kindred beard spirit brothermates.

  23. Damien Walder says:

    I can attest to the moustache thing. Beard? Well, it’s Canada – so, not so much. Until we discovered irony.

  24. Rosscott says:

    Beards turn laziness into awesomeness. Everyone knows that.

  25. Leith says:

    He wuz looking for a reaction… from Marek?

  26. Scooter says:

    Wow I have lived this… like… twice.

  27. HaraDaya says:

    Hanna conquered that chair immediately.

  28. Kyle H. says:

    I commented waaay back that a parka-wearing Will looked like a rugged Scott Pilgrim.

    And now, in panel 4, I see a bearded Scott Pilgrim.

    S'weird, man.

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  30. Shras says:

    'This place has the thing where the air is cool' lol the horrors of living without a/c for too long, and I think Marek is maybe weirded out cuz Will is trying to look like him