MONDAY AND FRIDAY BY JOE ENGLAND

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6th Aug 2016, 11:36 PM

Joe England

Oh, man. Just under the wire today. I don't know how other cartoonists make drawing buildings and stuff look so easy... that stuff always slows me down.

That, and the odd medical procedure. What? Hey, two stitches is plenty of hardship! I can't put the band-aid on myself, it's on my back! I can reach the spot, but manipulating band-aids? I gotta ask for help!

Like I said. Hardships!

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COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE

7th Aug 2016, 12:08 AM

jonathan d wint

This is such a Pooka thing to do!

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7th Aug 2016, 12:19 AM

Treesong

It is good to know one's limitations.

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7th Aug 2016, 12:26 AM

The Gorram Batguy

That girl totally thought the pooka was a Pokemon and was trying to throw a virtual pokeball at her on her phone, wasn't she?
He, pookamon.

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7th Aug 2016, 11:34 AM

WonderWombat

Pookamon is totally a thing now..

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9th Aug 2016, 2:10 PM

magnusadder

I would have totally caught the pookamon as well.

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7th Aug 2016, 12:32 AM

Mr. Casual

Man, I want a story focused on Black Betty. She's hilarious. X)

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7th Aug 2016, 12:46 AM

Limey Lassen

Oh baby, I've been waiting a good long while for that rasacally rabbit to be relevant

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7th Aug 2016, 1:17 AM

The_Rippy_One

I honestly love this Pooka far more than I should. Especially since she'd probably gut me or something. But still, can't help liking her. Spool much.

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7th Aug 2016, 1:20 AM

The_Rippy_One

*"Soooo" not spool. Autocorrect has much to answer for

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7th Aug 2016, 1:20 AM

The_Rippy_One

*"Soooo" not spool. Autocorrect has much to answer for

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7th Aug 2016, 1:55 AM

Joe England

I swear, sometimes that spell-checking robot seems like more of a malevolent gremlin than an actual helper.

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7th Aug 2016, 11:32 AM

Uhlrik

It's like Clippy, except that it sneaks in the changes that the Demon of Microsoft would only annoy you about.

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7th Aug 2016, 2:09 AM

Monika

I find it hilarious that the woman is kidnapped and her first response is to ask for more context instead of totally freaking out. Is it that she is used to stuff like this happening around town or does she just have nerves of steel?

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7th Aug 2016, 2:15 AM

Joe England

Well... this isn't actually the first time she's met a monster in this town.

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7th Aug 2016, 2:30 AM

Fafnir13

Looks like she's gotten rid of the bling we last saw her with.

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7th Aug 2016, 4:37 AM

Nestor

http://www.zebragirl.thecomicseries.com/comics/252

Yep, thought she looked familiar

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7th Aug 2016, 4:42 AM

Nestor

http://www.zebragirl.thecomicseries.com/comics/263

She's even got a name! Emily!

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9th Aug 2016, 9:53 AM

The Gorram Batguy

She's the little girl Zandra met on the rooftop way back!?

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7th Aug 2016, 5:04 PM

Guest

This so isn't worth the twenty dollars.

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7th Aug 2016, 3:57 AM

Prime

I'm seriously pumped for this whole conflict that is brewing.

keep up the good work Joe

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7th Aug 2016, 4:36 AM

Umbral Reaver

I have a feeling that our wizardly friend may have a little difficulty focusing on magic when he meets this precariously dressed rabbit.

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7th Aug 2016, 6:15 AM

PoignardAzur

"Okay, uh, okay. Sorry I'm a bit shocked, I'm not sure it all registered. So you have, you said, a vampire clan, and a bunch of wizard, and a demon, and they're all fighting? Well, you should, I mean, it's, it all depends on their motivations, right? Like, why are they fighting? What do they want? What do you want? And then I guess you pick the guys who want the same things you do and you fight with them?

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7th Aug 2016, 7:10 AM

euphewl

Black Betty is so wonderfully dramatic & insane :)

I love the names she gives - the Tartan Wizard & The Inkblood - but how come no nifty name for Sam, Crystal and Wally? C'mon Betty, keep it together!

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7th Aug 2016, 1:33 PM

Joe England

Well, the vampires aren't actually looking for Crystal and Wally because they know where they are, and Sam Sprinkles is a recognized name in pop culture. So it's like asking if you've seen Mickey Mouse. You don't need to give him an epithet, it's weirder just to say his name. And Betty is delighted to make this experience weird.

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11th Aug 2016, 12:04 AM

JasonAW3

Come on Joe! Let's just admit it...
She doesn't have to try to be weird...
Black Betty IS weird!

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7th Aug 2016, 10:34 AM

Hidden Elephant

That first panel is hilarious. Also, I'm surprised that Black Betty didn't already take a side.

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12th Aug 2016, 1:06 PM

Rhio2k

I think pookas are like agents of chaos. Either that, or they just do whatever the hell they want.

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7th Aug 2016, 10:51 AM

Niko

God damn it Joe. hahaha so fantastic!

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7th Aug 2016, 11:03 AM

eyekwah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2djHEIxPVs

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7th Aug 2016, 12:13 PM

Yoko Udoran

Oh yes! Random Stranger, its time you are responsible for the grand scheme of things. Ready for the pop Quiz!?

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7th Aug 2016, 3:29 PM

Peter Piers

I just want to say - I've discovered this comic two weeks ago. Love at first sight, and the way it's been developing is just INSANELY good. Amazing. Like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Sandman" crazy good.

So, you know, thank you for creating and maintaining a modern-day masterpiece!

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7th Aug 2016, 7:34 PM

Joe England

Thanks, Peter! Thanks very much!

I mean, really... that's high praise. I'll try to live up to it.

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7th Aug 2016, 9:41 PM

Guest

Any time I begin a prologue in one of my D&D games, I harken back to the first comic of ZG. "What dangers will you face? That's for me to know and you to find out! May you enjoy your stay regardless. I know *I* will..." >:D

Typical Black Betty... I'm interested to see where this all leads... Such colorful names for Jack and Tomie would make me favor them, were it up to me to pick...

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7th Aug 2016, 9:52 PM

Joe England

Well, that's for me to know and you to find out! Thanks for remembering me in your chronicles. That's a nice little honor!

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8th Aug 2016, 12:36 PM

Guest

It would be interesting to see the earliest strips redone with today's level of skill. Just as art practice, of course; your evolving style is what helps everything to work. :)

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7th Aug 2016, 6:18 PM

Omnomynous

Geez, that's quite a decision to drop on someone. At least buy the girl a drink first.

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7th Aug 2016, 6:25 PM

Robin

I love the random character's reaction. It's not, why is there a monster talking to me, it's "I'm going to need more context."

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7th Aug 2016, 11:50 PM

John

As pointed out up above, Emily's life got weird a long time ago.

Black Betty could've at least had the courtesy to offer her a $20.

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8th Aug 2016, 1:25 AM

Pope William T Wodium

Poor girl just wanted to get a picture of those abs.

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8th Aug 2016, 11:42 PM

Hangover Included

We all want a picture of those abs.

Good thing Joe is a merciful an generous god :D

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8th Aug 2016, 1:25 AM

Lady Ren

No pressure...

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8th Aug 2016, 6:08 AM

Wolf

I fucking love the Pooka. Joe I fucking love your work. Seeing Zebra Girl evolve is ever so much fun. Thankyew mate

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8th Aug 2016, 8:48 AM

Joe England

You're very, very welcome, Wolf.

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8th Aug 2016, 11:49 PM

Hangover Included

For the record, I vote for helping the scooby doo squad. I would just love to see their reactions when they meet Black Betty.
I'm sure it wouldn't last long. She'd probably try to seduce Wally in front of Crystal just for the fun of it. Maybe there would be a knife fight with Tomie, or some kind of M. Night Shyamalan twist where she turns out to be Sam's niece or something.

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9th Aug 2016, 6:07 PM

spriteless

She can't be Sam's niece, she is a completely different style than his home dimension. Though Sam and Zandra do both share a soul.

Tomie could be Betty's niece though. They are both kind of ancient. For a while Tomie's job was keeping magic alive a little bit while Earth went through its magic drought. Betty spent that time.. elsewhere.

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10th Aug 2016, 12:02 AM

hangover included

It's not really a twist if it actually makes sense

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13th Aug 2016, 7:42 AM

euphewl

I disagree. The best twists make sense - but only in retrospect. They are completely unexpected, un-thought-of, from left field - but make sense after its explained.

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9th Aug 2016, 3:11 AM

Hangover Included

Joe, for what it's worth, the work you put into your buildings and other assorted set dressing and backgrounds is really beautiful. It's one of several things I love about your art, your scenery is always exquisitely detailed. Even when it's just a shadowy gradient with no features there's always texture and lines that make it look like you care. It is greatly appreciated!

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9th Aug 2016, 9:45 PM

Joe England

It's greatly appreciated that you appreciate it!

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9th Aug 2016, 8:33 AM

Web_mst3k

She seems very creepy, yet cute in a psychotic, scary sort of way and rather sexy. Of course the latter might have a lot to do with her tastes in (a lack of) clothing.

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10th Aug 2016, 2:11 AM

Guest

The great irony, of course, is that it's already taken care of. No lives really hang in the balance. It's all going according to plan.

Unless she interferes.

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10th Aug 2016, 9:32 AM

Rex Ivan

Is this going where I think it's going? Is this going to be an audience response type thing, where the readers get to vote on how this girl responds, swaying Black Betty's actions and altering the outcome of the story?

Because if that's the case, then it would probably screw up your current plans for the story. Unless you don't have plans, but why would you not have them? You have them. I think. I'm, like, 97% certain you do.

Also, can only certain special people see Black Betty? It seems that this girl may or may not be the Earth version of the Otherworlds' Alice who lost her name. If that's the case, then maybe she can see Pookas and other things? And if this particular Pooka had a smart phone, would it be a Black Betty Blackberry?

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10th Aug 2016, 7:43 PM

Joe England

Black Betty can have a smart phone any time she wants, so long as there's one nearby that isn't nailed down. And she's not inclined to be invisible to anyone right now. Unless it would be fun.

In any case, this won't be an audience vote. Though I think I very well might have tried that back in the early days of the comic, when it was more "zany." Well... maybe not. Seems like kind of a gimmick.

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15th Aug 2016, 3:34 AM

insomniac

Occasional audience polling works for Abbadon's Kill Six Billion Demons.

(It does, at one point, result in a novice conjurer binding a demon with the name Princess Momaru Moonshine Jagermeister Jack Jack Daniels Timothy Tim Bill Freddy Mercury Blueberry Luna, Esquire. But she is REALLY DRUNK at the time so it works.)

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15th Aug 2016, 11:48 PM

Joe England

Hm! Interesting.

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10th Aug 2016, 7:47 PM

Vero

I notice Black Betty didn't mention Crystal and Wally and being hunted. I thought the team splitting up was part of some sort of plan, but now I don't know.... Why would Wally and Crystal split up from the rest of the gang knowing that there are invisible vampires on the prowl (I would assume the Ghoul warned them)?

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10th Aug 2016, 9:49 PM

Joe England

Well, Wally and Crystal aren't being hunted because the vampires already know where they are.

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10th Aug 2016, 8:48 PM

Matt [in Middletown]

..in the counsels of the hare, rabbits, and pooka, it is best to keep advice within the realms of the long eared and long footed for the two footed are slow and ill attentive.
-the book of lepus, page twitch ear, paragraph thump foot.

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10th Aug 2016, 9:49 PM

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13th Aug 2016, 9:33 AM

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Did last week's page change? I don't remember the camera sound effect and Pooka looking more relaxed and less agitated.

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15th Aug 2016, 11:45 PM

Joe England

Hm? No, the click was there from day one. Though I had a suspicion it might be easy to overlook.

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