#434 – that’s not fair

January 27th, 2011

#434 – that’s not fair

New storyline time! So much snow.

Speaking of which, if you’re in or around Western Massachusetts you should come to Webcomics on Ice! It’s gonna be a meet + greet/signing/arcade party that everyone’s sure to enjoy! Check out all these comics people!

I will be there. I’ll have some books for sale and I’ll be doing sketches in signings and gabbing with folks. The event is totally free to attend and the Facebook event page with all the info is here. Hope to see you there!


Discussion (50)¬

  1. Chris says:

    Will this end with Eve wielding an axe??

  2. Gusto says:

    Every storyline should begin with characters emerging from a flipped van.

    • Matt Chaput says:

      Agreed! Storytelling genius!

      • StJason says:

        …honestly, can you think of a story that begins with climbing out of a flipped van that isn’t good?

        …okay, so like a ‘go save the princess and kill the dragon’ type story might be a stretch.

        • nvm88 says:

          That could still work!

        • kewangji says:

          Knight Holmsfred stepped out of the flipped van, holding the roadmap upside down, appropriately.
          “Ah, yes,” he said, looking around, “the tower must be here somewhere. Good thing that catapult took me this far, and that my armour saved me.”
          As soon as he found the tower with the dragon in it, he spoke into his walkie-talkie: “I’m in position… LAUNCH!!” and he sprinted away to a safe distance.
          From afar, a star appeared in the sky. But it was no star – it grew and grew until one could see its shape: a flaming great van. It landed with millimeter precision at the base of the tower, knocking it over and killing everyone inside it: dragon, guards, princess and all.
          “Oh, oops,” said Knight Holmsfred.

  3. NextChamp says:

    Love it that there is no explanation for the flipped van.

  4. Emily says:

    If I buy a book from you this weekend will you sparkle Hannah's butt? I'm ok with it being a project for me to do later, it's just always the first thing I think of. :)

  5. Dedlok says:

    I've got time now! And no booze to make it go faster!

  6. The Count says:

    Yup, as somebody who lives in Vermont, this is pretty much how I feel when circumstances conspire to make booze inaccessible.

  7. Tim says:

    I must be stupid, I didnt notice the van until I read the comments! But I do love the fact that it's just there like that with no explanation :)

  8. Scott Bieser says:

    I'd forgotten that Eve's full first name is Everest. Really apropos here.

  9. Claire says:

    I'm detecting a 'The Shining' vibe going down.

    Can't wait!

  10. mdenholm says:

    Julie and Jacob in the same wee mountain town? I don't think Eve's going to be the one wielding the axe.

  11. matt w says:

    Wow, I'd have to say that "no booze" wouldn't have struck me as the first issue with Vermont — I live here, albeit in what passes for the big city (Burlington, pop. 38,889), and it's one of the few places I've lived that didn't have messed-up liquor laws at the time. No liquor stores in city limits (Lubbock, TX — since repealed), no beer over 3.4% available in public bars (Salt Lake City, UT — also since repealed), some incredibly byzantine systems of state-run liquor stores (both UT and PA). And then there was Milwaukee, where it was illegal to have a block with no bars on it.

  12. slin says:

    urgh, I totally want to go to webcomics on ice esp. since I live in that area! But I'll be in boston this weekend :(

  13. Zonath says:

    That's not fair. That's not fair at all. There was time now. There was all the time I needed…! That's not fair!

  14. coronimo says:

    Booze in the boonies – half the price, half the abundance

    • StJason says:

      …only if you don’t know the right people. Then there is unlimited booze in the boonies. Granted, there is a slight chance of loosing your eyesight..

  15. richard schumacher says:

    A graveyard in… the Twilight Zone.

  16. MerchManDan says:

    Oh, good. Jacob apparently plays guitar. This can't get any worse at all.

    (unless he just uses a guitar case as a suitcase, which would be kinda cool)

  17. Mayday says:

    All snow and no sauce makes Eve a dull girl

    All snow and no sauce makes Eve a dull girl

    All snow and no sauce makes Eve a dull girl

    All snow and no sauce makes Eve a dull girl

    All snow and no sauce makes Eve a dull girl

  18. AlfredENeumann says:

    I see no roadway… that van must've really flipped!

  19. Dare says:

    This reminded me why I despised being stationed in Vermont for three months last year.

  20. whatthewhat says:

    No booze in an secluded 'lodge' in the middle of snow filled wasteland? Let's just hope this place isn't built over some American Indian grave yard or someone's gonna get an axe in the face!

  21. Daniel says:

    The flipped van reminds me of why I hate driving in Winter.

  22. Dragonair says:

    Curious as to what’s up with the page quality? It’s a little fuzzy to me!

  23. Sebastian says:

    Olly really didn't want anyone to escape this place. Poor Eve, stuck with co-workers and sober throughout.

    If this isn't an excellent way to open a story I don't know what is.

  24. lily says:

    The second page from that last comic is still visible for me. Is it a caching thing or is it there for everyone?

  25. Garfunkel says:


  26. valis_kr3 says:

    It's deathly cold, the women wrapped like mummies and there's no booze. This is my hell.

  27. ADHadh says:


  28. Sam says:

    -Saw this strip.

    -Read it, saw last panel, thought "WHOA! SCOTT PILGRIM!"

    -Read entire archive, today.


  29. Ician says:

    I think someone is gonna try a wacky plan to fabricate booze out of scratch

  30. Bernie says:

    You know this storyline's gonna be good when it starts out with an upside down car in the snow.

  31. Anonymoustache says:

    First thing I thought of was Twilight Zone.

    And I too am a fan of the mysteriously flipped van at the beginning.

  32. Kelsey says: