#573 – babies get in free

January 22nd, 2013

#573 – babies get in free

Hi guys! Hope you had a good weekend. A bagel and coffee shop opened near my apartment and I’ve been writing there pretty often. It’s very calming to have a nearby space for that, especially when it’s cold! Life is hectic in a way I will put forth vaguely. See you soon.


Discussion (37)¬

  1. deljay says:

    oh snap crackle and pop!

  2. prplsoda says:


  3. Chris Stuurman says:

    For some reason, I absolutely love the last panel. Showing the way Eve cranes her neck to look at Hannah through the glass is a good character moment.

  4. ccs says:

    Her expressions are priceless..

  5. james says:

    best webcomic

  6. Ian says:

    last panel is best panel!

  7. Coach says:

    Holy shit. That last panel is tops.

  8. Marvin Choi says:


  9. Dell says:

    Man, even Hanna is all conflicted these days.
    What's worse is I feel like I know what she's talking about. Like you have to physically force yourself to enjoy your situation, instead of just feeling happy.
    Does anyone else always feel a constant pressure surrounding them, making it impossible to be blissfully unaware? Is it a sign of the times? Or just growing up?

    Regardless, some great growth for Hanna, makes me think of her differently.

    • Bryce says:

      I find a drive helps. Oldies on the radio and everything just relaxes.

    • MerchManDan says:

      I know exactly what you mean; EXACTLY. I chalked it up to just growing up; after all, a wise woman in another webcomic once observed how depressing it is to realize that life basically gets harder & more complicated the older you get.

    • Macca says:

      I used to. Then I stopped giving a shit, and everything is great.
      What's weird to me here is Hannah already seems like the not-giving-a-shit type, so where she's feeling this pressure from, I don't know. Perhaps that guilt-trip some people like to do where they beat themselves up for being "lazy" over not doing enough? And her lines came across stilted, like she was reading from a shakespeare play. "How can I clear my mind…even for a MOMENT?" What the heck are you hung up on, Hannah? Wanderlust or something?

  10. Andrew says:

    Hahahahahaha, shut the fuck up and stop whining, Hanna.

  11. HOOCHIE MINH says:

    You know how to end on a high note.

  12. dEAN says:

    A child, in the 90s. OH GOD I'M OLD.

  13. Vabolo says:

    Not only do we get last panel Smug Eve, but we also get second panel Animu Eyes Eve!

    Meredith, you are a saint in the great yuckgoo that is the intertubes.

  14. <Daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.gif>

  15. Ladeeda says:

    I want Eve as my best friend, so I can be frustrated with her all the time, but actually grudgingly admit when she's gone that she's full of supergood burns.

    And then I will steal those burns. And everyone will think I am clever.

  16. cdotsq says:

    I know the second panel is an instant classic but lets just take a moment to reminisce on panel 2

  17. Kate says:

    "What if I just spent the day remembering the nineties…?"

    Does Hanna have a tumblr account?

  18. Jack C says:

    "I just want the peace I felt as a child"
    Maybe you should think about what has changed and why, Hannah. Is it you? Is it the world around you? What was it like as a child and after reflecting upon that do you still want it?
    "Maybe if I just spent the day remembering the 90's"
    Well, pokemon and skip-its are fun as well.
    Oh hannah. You're smarter than that.

  19. Kyle says:

    That's gonna be a difficult burn to recover from.

  20. Arkadi says:

    Sassy Eve is the sexiest of Eves ^^

  21. Sarah says:

    I love this so much. Eve's face in the last panel, oh gosh.

  22. anotherfellow says:

    This one is so great

  23. Sorry, Eve. "WHY YES HANNA I WOULD LOVE TO SPEND THE DAY REMEMBERING THE 90S WITH YOU" was the correct response to Panel 5.

  24. Jax says:

    eve is so proud of herself for that sick burn

  25. Melanie says:

    I don't know, guys. The after-school-special eyes in panel 2 are pretty spectacular as well.

  26. Shras says:

    Eve's 'Don't Do Drugs' eyes in the second panel and then that look on the last panel lol awesome

  27. vicky says:

    my favorite page i will have this engraved on my tombstone

  28. mmkstarr says:

    Eve's smug "gotcha" look in the last panel as the door is shut.