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Feb. 24th, 2011 | 11:58 pm




Happy 300th update! It doesn't really mean anything because not all the things in the archives are even comics. But anyway! Prints of this comic won't be sold with the bonus sketchies at the end.

Comic updates will continue to be at a slower pace while I work on my book. Me and my schedule woes, where are the violins? For lame occasions? It's not in the yellow pages.

I have a strange cast of reoccurring characters, and Good Queen Bess is one of them. Heck, in one of the earliest ones, she's already at Tilbury! I remember in the course of my being raised Catholic and Scottish and all (somewhere between the tartans and the endless mass, I recall) there was a distinct notion that Mary Queen of Scots rules and Elizabeth drools but who were we kidding? Elizabeth was terrifying and amazing and also especially terrifying (which is great). Anyway who can stay mad at a face like that?

A face caked with lead paint featuring an impossibly high hairline and black teeth. Why I feel a sonnet comin' on!


Say, would you guys do me a favor? Just a moment of your time if you like! Two good friends of mine have entered a contest looking for "The Coldest Canadian," (ha!) and the winner gets a very nice trip to New Zealand! Caleb and Larissa have lived up in Igoolik, Nunavut for quite some time, and they put together a super cute video.

You can see it here!

They sure do love it up there, we can't get them to come back, but all the same, it's cooollddd up there! They just got engaged and I think a celebratory warm trip would be so nice, so take a look (it closes soon oh no!), and vote if you agree! Thanks very much, what are internet powers but for helpin' folks?


And now here are some feral looking ladies I drew. I like them! They were lawyers, in my head. I hope I find a comic for them.

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iibnf

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from: iibnf
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
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I agree with the chick in the back row. MOAR FARTS!

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Jane

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from: janenx01
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
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OMG Elizabeth and her makeup!

I confess, I snort-laughed when her wings popped out.

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lildollydarling

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from: lildollydarling
date: Feb. 26th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
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I'm relieved I wasn't the only one to react that way! My roommate got all defensive and thought I was laughing at her xD

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glockblob

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from: glockblob
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
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This makes me so happy. Her eyyyees!
Congrats on 300!

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Ryuu

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from: karma_aster
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
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Amazonian Warrior Women Lawyers AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

And, oh Queen Bess...is there anything she can't do?

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Morbid Curiosity

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from: morbid_curious
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
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For some reason the line "BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALLY MCBEAL!!" comes to mind.

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adam-0oo

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from: adam_0oo
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
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I just watched the 30 minute version of Kanye's Runaway, where, SPOILER ALERT, this thing with the wings also happens.

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Hark!  A Vagrant

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from: beatonna
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
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no way! I haven't watched that yet because: it's 30 minutes

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I knew nothing of romance, but twas ♥ at 2nd sight

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from: renaissanced
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
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Yet another one where I cannot help but gigglesnort in the midst of a group of people. ilu kate ♥

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Hark!  A Vagrant

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from: beatonna
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
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aww thanks dude

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corvideye

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from: corvideye
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
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Expression in third panel: GOD-DAMN GLORIOUS.

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lildollydarling

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from: lildollydarling
date: Feb. 26th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
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I am in complete agreement with this assessment of events.

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from: vito_excalibur
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
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This is the best comic. I laughed out loud and then I was slightly sad that it did not actually happen this way!

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Katherine

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from: katraven
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
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bahahaha, Elizabeth's face in the Virgin sketch.

I look forward to watching those lawyers negotiating lawyerly things!

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i am a trick question

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from: kilted
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
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I adore Queen E, especially how she appears in your comics. ♥

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crabofdoom

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from: crabofdoom
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
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Oh my god, the last two sketchies are making it very hard to see through the tears of laughter. Bess' smile in 'Virgin'... wow.

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eblocky

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from: eblocky
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
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Oh man I just wanted to ask hooooow did your friends end up there?? I like to think that they have to live in such harsh climates for polar bear research or something but please feel free to destroy my fantasy correct me.

Of course I do understand that as a gal coming from the Pacific Northwest, where a light dusting of snow is enough to shut down most of the city, I might be a bit biased against snow and below-0 temperatures.

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the Avaunt Guard

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from: roselet
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
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I voted for them, but if they win, maybe they shouldn't go to Christchurch? North Island is preferable right now.

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Robin Bougie

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from: bougieman
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
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haha love it

PS: Bought the STRANGE TALES 2 number 3, and loved your Rogue comic. Nice work, champ!

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Hark!  A Vagrant

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from: beatonna
date: Feb. 26th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
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thanks Robin!!

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from: teacup_carousel
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
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I have a confession to make - Bess is actually the reason I fell in love with your comics. To see her back and better than ever - well it brings a tear to my eye I tell ye. Thanks Kate! <3

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Michael Ian Crikey, Philanthropist Extraordinaire

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from: st_fred
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)
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I wonder if you have ever watching Total Drama Island/Action/World Tour... some of the angry woman poses remind me of the (spirit of) the character Izzy a LOT :)

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ejne7

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from: ejne7
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:40 am (UTC)
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Under all that makeup, she was a Kennedy!

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Rob Gill

Feral looking ladies

from: rob_gill
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
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The feral looking lady at the bottom kind of looks like Ayn Rand to me.

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you're always running into people's unconscious

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from: innocentsmith
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
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HELL YEAH ELIZABETH I. I had a coloring book of her when I was seven years old, and I have never stopped adoring her since.

Sure, she wasn't perfect, but she was, as you say, terrifying and amazing and terrifying. And brainy and crafty and multilingual and musical and really pretty forward-thinking, both in a benign, "I will make no windows into men's souls" way and a scary inventing the cult of personality kind of way.. And of course quotable as all get out.

Also, the black teeth were probably due to her having a terrible sweet tooth. I find this strangely endearing, considering her overall badassery. She and the Doctor could bond over their mutual love of jelly babies.

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Captain Jack Harkness

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from: lots42
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't it the Queen who -invented- Torchwood? You know, the orginization designed to curbstomp the Doctor?

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step by step is the only way to get anywhere

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from: philliebird
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
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I can't even handle how much I love the first comic. Holy crap, I was not expecting the wings.

You slay me, Kate Beaton. This is a favorite for sure.

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True, for a given value of 'true'

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from: johanirae
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
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And the flying roundhouse kick of a Kungfu master!

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step by step is the only way to get anywhere

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from: philliebird
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
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iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicon.

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zalena

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from: zalena
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Lawyers and amazons!

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Anne

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from: madamevoilanska
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Is it bad that I didn't realize until today that Blackadder hadn't made up the line "I may have the body of a feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a concrete elephant"? Whoops.

I don't comment here very often, but you're on my friends list and I think your comics are just brilliant. Well done! :)

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artyhell

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from: artyhell
date: Mar. 4th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
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But the concrete elephant bit was pure Blackadder (my fave episode, as it also had Stephen Fry wearing golden breasts)! :D

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glenatron

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from: glenatron
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I think The Island Of Feral Lawyers could be your first full length graphic novel. It would totally hit that sweet spot between Lord Of The Flies, Lost and Ally McBeal.

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breltard95

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from: breltard95
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking just "Feral Female Layers," but I LOVE the "Island" part. Maybe they could chase an ambulance boat.

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zalena

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from: zalena
date: Feb. 25th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
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This reminds me of one of my favorite jokes: The Archibishop of Canterbury and the Queen of England are touring the royal stables when one of the horses lets out an enormous fart. Embarrassed, the queen turns to the archibishop and apologizes, "I'm so sorry your holiness."

"That's quite alright your majesty," says the archbishop. "I thought it was the horse."

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