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November 1, 2009
First full appearance of the Besmurchins
Would the Lost Book really be blank?
Whose sword is that?
October 25, 2009
The Entry Pedestal covers with moss after deposit
Corny drops another “D-bomb”
What’s that in the trees?
October 18, 2009
Corny opens the Lost Book, and the strip turns to color!
The Entry Pedestal to the Beyonding is visible behind Corny- this is technically the “Nearest Point”
Corny’s first words upon entering the Beyonding include “damned”; this will be relevant later
October 11, 2009
The poster on Corny’s bedroom wall says “rapetosaurus”. The narrata border cuts it off inappropriately
October 4, 2009
First appearance of Corny’s stepsister Daizee, who was inspired by Pete Bagge’s style
Daizee’s shirt has a Heartbreaker symbol from
John’s Arm: Armageddon (2008) Mr. Barham, a teacher at my high school who came from England, made the “rubbers/erasers” gaffe one day, and everyone lost it
September 27, 2009
First appearance of Cornelius’s biological father Thurburt, and his stepmother Kaandra
September 20, 2009
Mr. Hoarke is based on Emil Jannings from
The Last Laugh (German, 1924) The Spunks apparently like to force Mr. Hoarke to read to them
The “deprecated textbook room” in Corny’s new school is notoriously untidy
September 13, 2009
Spunks (panel 1): Seth, Fibs, Puke; (2) Seth and Marfa; (3) Laquifa
Corny’s new school is known for its gang problems and unusually deep toilets
Corny’s sweater-vest is based on Martin Lickert’s from
September 6, 2009
First appearance of Cornelius Crispin Coddler Cornelius probably sounds like Adrian Edmondson The football jock in panel 4 was meant to be voiced by Patrice O’Neal (1969-2011) The gang in the last panel is called “The Spunks” and is based on Jack Black’s gang from NeverEnding Story III (1994)