#41

June 13, 2010

NOTES

  • In the first two panels, Prosecutor Irata obliquely explains that unicorns can use foul language without negative repercussions, while “lower beings” (subdivines) cannot
  • Again, I based Radish-Hoof’s general attitude upon my own
  • “I’m so angry I could blind people at random”; hence the laser-pointer keychain, in the stables

#40

June 6, 2010

NOTES

  • Yes, I based Radish-Hoof’s personality on my own (although his voice is angry Jim Norton)

#39

May 30, 2010

NOTES

  • First appearances: Irata, royal prosecutor, and King Reclinus V
  • Anyone who assumes a more restful posture than the King is sentenced to death automatically

#38

May 23, 2010

NOTES

  • Friggo reappears, with book detector, in panel four
  • Yla takes a shot in the arm, which hurts more than she lets on

#37

May 16, 2010

NOTES

  • The guard in panel one is inspired by the “angery” emoticon, from the mid-2000s
  • The floor of the bowelyard is based on the floor of the temple from the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • What could have erased Daemir’s memories?

#36

May 9, 2010

NOTES

  • 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?

#35

May 2, 2010

NOTES

  • 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

#34

April 25, 2010

NOTES

  • 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

#33

April 18, 2010

NOTES

  • 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…”

#32

April 11, 2010

NOTES

  • 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