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2nd Mar 2018, 12:01 AM

Joe England

Actually, Jack was the one from whom we first heard the term. It just kind of caught on.

It always starts with him, doesn't it?


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2nd Mar 2018, 2:30 AM


This isn't the end, though, right? There's still a bit more?

Could we have at the end some long shot of puppy/babies playing the yard, Jack and his children tossing paperbacks around, scary-but-titillating monsters creeping around the edges startling Those Who Have Become Complacent In Their Lives? I'd like to think that in the end, everyone who has earned it gets a Scarily-Happily-Ever-After...

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2nd Mar 2018, 2:32 AM


I am kind of hoping your next story will involve Eve, in the fantastical world Zandra fell into for awhile. Didn't she say Zandra would meet her again?

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2nd Mar 2018, 3:46 AM


Soooo, it's like Monsters Inc.? Have they tried telling jokes?

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2nd Mar 2018, 7:01 AM


"It always starts with him, doesn't it?" Haha! Awww man the truth of that statement and the collective feels around it.

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2nd Mar 2018, 7:21 AM


Bloated on fear...

Although I am loving the ecology you’ve build here!

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4th Mar 2018, 7:24 PM


"Bloated on fear"?

Is that the official explanation for the expanding bosoms?

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2nd Mar 2018, 9:59 AM

O. B. Juan

If I had a way to influence the story (hint, hint) I would like to see Tomie be able to talk to other people as well as Jack. She is a book after all. They are supposed to be good at communication.

As a nod to her origins, she could be like the character Mrs. Who in "A wrinkle in Time" that talked only in literary quotes.

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4th Mar 2018, 12:24 PM


Non-audible communication. You know audio books are never as good.

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2nd Mar 2018, 1:02 PM

Mr. Casual

The reasoning here doesn't quite make sense to me. Is it like a feeding thing? Monsters somehow need fear to survive?

Or is it just like the amusement park industry? "Let's scare people because it's fun." I'm not sure that one would go down as well.

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2nd Mar 2018, 2:26 PM

Joe England

It's sort of in between, actually.

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3rd Mar 2018, 8:03 AM


Makes Sense the more humans are scared the more they Believe the more they believe greater the Magic that sustains the Monsters Becomes.

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2nd Mar 2018, 6:14 PM


The boobage is really getting out of control.

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2nd Mar 2018, 9:59 PM

Joe England

Hmm. Yeah, and it didn't help that her waist was so tiny in that first panel. Looked like a Barbie doll. I've adjusted it a bit.

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4th Mar 2018, 6:12 AM

Peter Piers

Not to mention that's still technically a loose end. It's now-or-never time!

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3rd Mar 2018, 12:36 AM

Random Reader

I knew it! That dream about Khazandra of the Eastern Lake" was a prophecy! Kinda.

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3rd Mar 2018, 12:41 AM


I've a friend who's postulated that we really do need to be scared every so often; that we need to occasionally redline all our systems with that primal fight-or-flight response to keep everything working properly.

I kind of think he has a point. That's basically the reason we ride roller coasters, go to scary movies, do extreme sports... in my case, one of the reasons I've been doing full-contact armored combat for most of a quarter-century. Being in the middle of a melee, surrounded by hundreds of other fighters, riding the edge of the adrenaline rush that comes with your hindbrain being convinced that you are in an actual life-or-death situation is amazing, and you can do things that are flatly impossible.

My friend's also a heavy fighter, has been for forty years. He took up ice climbing when armored combat didn't scare him anymore.

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3rd Mar 2018, 8:00 AM


Out of all creatures only Humans seek Terror.. Any other creature hears or sees an Accident they run..But Humans we Like to watch.... Cars crash we watch... Some say that's our Compassion Still Others Are Honest..

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3rd Mar 2018, 8:50 AM


Joe, I'm sensing some Miracleman influence in this chapter. Right track or not...? Anyway, it's great to see you wrap this up on your own terms!

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3rd Mar 2018, 3:37 PM


I know that all good things must come to an end but it still make me sad to see this great comic racing to it's final end which entertained me for so many years.

I understand your decision.

But DON'T DARE to end this great comic without finally revealing who the fuck Mr.Chalk is!!!

I'm waiting soooo many years to know who he is.

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4th Mar 2018, 1:34 AM


So in the end, Jack really screwed Sandra over, taking away her life. She never gets to live and love,having to settle for the demonic overlord bit. Sour lemonade out of lemons, I guess. Sad, a bit. She was a good and happy person, with a lot of normal hopes and dreams.

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4th Mar 2018, 11:46 AM


and even better, has made a habit of screwing OTHER people over too...forcing magic in thier ives and "hoping it will turn out okay". Then walking away to do it all over again. Remember the one strip with the butterfly? Guess that's what The Plaid is all about...forcing lines to intersect. Is there guilt? sure..but he's made that so much a part of who he is he has to keep doing things to be guilty FOR.

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4th Mar 2018, 11:11 AM


Why does Sandra have her wings out all the time now? Used to be she only popped them out when she needed to fly. When she's not flying they just get in the way and poke people's eyes out.

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4th Mar 2018, 11:40 AM


I suspect it has something to do with the whole "embracing she's a monster" thing. the wings are a part of her, so why NOT show them? besides..she has (limited) shapeshifting..she can move them out of the way whenever they're inconveniant.

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