May 9, 2010


  • First appearance of Friggo, Insanus’ “loyal courier”
  • Insanus has a borderline-abusive relationship with his creations, which, as you’ll see, is secretly shameful to him
  • Reaching sky islands isn’t easy, especially if your wings are small
  • What does it mean if you set a unicorn free?


May 2, 2010


  • Insanus’ island is visible in panel one
  • This is how the Question Squad interrogates suspects; they push you onto the ledge of a high tower, and bombard you with inquiries, relevant or not
  • Highest-ranking members of the Question Squad (known as Questioneers) speak only in questions


April 25, 2010


  • First appearance of Speculus, a medical clockwork; “Lie still, for Nards’ sake”
  • Yla attempts to reason with the wounded Overkeeper, who speaks the name Abysma
  • Cornelius has been taken by the Question Squad, according to Pilfer & Pinch


April 18, 2010


  • Corny is formulating a plan that he won’t put into action until much, much later
  • Is that “food”?
  • “Some hero you’ve turned out to be…”


April 11, 2010


  • Has Daemir’s memory been affected, or is he just mad?
  • First appearance of bowelyard snitches Pilfer & Pinch, based on Marty Feldman and David Zdunich (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
  • Corny still has the laser pointer


April 4, 2010


  • First appearances: Yla Shanger and Essul
  • Essul is currently the royal archivist of the Kingdom of Inway; Yla is his apprentice
  • At trial, archivists must notate every word (in shorthand)
  • Yla nearly spoke the name “Abysma” where it could be heard, which is dangerous, as Essul explains


March 28, 2010


  • The little old woman flinging spoonfuls of fly-ridden matter at Cox provides one of the few written sound effects of the strip
  • “Drazyhoops”, the prisoner in panel six, is based on actor James Finlayson


March 21, 2010


  • “Plagiarist goggles”
  • Why the abrupt change in Daemir’s attitude, after the goggles are pointed out to him?


March 14, 2010


  • Since Corny is still relatively new to the Beyonding, he appears to be sweating in panel 4; those within the Beyonding do not perspire (it’s a “cheat”)
  • Again; why would being called a liar be such a big deal?


March 7, 2010


  • What is Daemir muttering in his sleep?
  • Someone has been raiding the Royal Libraries of Inway for months
  • What’s the big deal about having a unicorn, other than how cool it would be?