#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

#31

April 4, 2010

NOTES

  • 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

#30

March 28, 2010

NOTES

  • 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

#29

March 21, 2010

NOTES

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

#28

March 14, 2010

NOTES

  • 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?

#27

March 7, 2010

NOTES

  • 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?

#26

February 28, 2010

NOTES

  • Panel two: Radish-Hoof’s favorite blanket
  • Cox offers a lot of info on Radish-Hoof’s overall mien, from an outside perspective
  • Freeing a bound unicorn is a pretty big deal, isn’t it?

#25

February 21, 2010

NOTES

  • Radish-Hoof’s voice is based on that of comedian Jim Norton, for example, “Right On My Fucking Foot
  • As a unicorn, Radish-Hoof is exempt from the deleterious effects of using foul language (see Sacred Testament 3.4-4.5)
  • In earlier strips, Radish-Hoof wears a silver fitting on his headstone; at some indistinct point in the future it was lost, and it’s possible that Radish-Hoof never knew it was there
  • First appearance: luckless stable boy Cox McCrackin, who thought Radish-Hoof was calling him for help

#24

February 14, 2010

NOTES

  • Valentine’s Day 2010: Corny meets a pink unicorn with a laser pointer (made in China?)