November 29, 2009


  • Is that the twin moons of Yotaton in panel 2?
  • Is consuming food necessary in the Beyonding, or is there another method of sustenance?
  • First appearances: Insanus and Kudo


November 22, 2009


  • First introduction to Pip, Bromance’s familiar and companion
  • Besmurchins rarely act on their own… so who’s controlling them?
  • Pip’s expression in panel 3 indicates that the search for the Lost Book has been long and fruitless


November 15, 2009


  • First appearance of Bromance!
  • Corny inadvertently unleashes a Conundrum regarding the Overkeeper’s visor, causing a bolt of lightning
  • First depicted form of Bromance’s privilege, also known as a weirdsword, or variblade


November 8, 2009


  • First appearance: Prince Karbunkel of Fargon. He is first seen tracing, which is a Plagiarist discipline
  • First appearance: Vurka, the Prince’s sycophant. Both he and Karbunkel were able to sense the Lost Book’s return to the Beyonding, which is another knowledge forbidden by the Midirian Empire
  • First full appearance: Overkeeper of Inway, King Reclinus V’s militia
  • In the Beyonding, the use of foul language causes increasingly bad breath, which attracts and frenzies the Besmurchins


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