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Once again, posting without Taeshi makes things hard when I have to come up with a page description! Instead, I’ll use this post to quickly explain WHAT TOOK SO LONG
The site is now running on a new server, one of Joyent’s new Solaris things. So it should be faster and nicer! More importantly, I took this opportunity to add a few things to the site. You’ll notice that your comments are automatically converted into proper punctuation (smart quotes), that badly written tags aren’t going to break the layout anymore, and that links are automatically linkified. Also, once we get more than 15 comments, some will be hidden so the page loads faster and is easier to catch up on—but don’t be discouraged from commenting, the last five comments are always visible and an Expand button makes everything appear instantly! You’ll also notice there’s a voting link section for you to patronise. Try it out! If you wonderful people can click daily, perhaps we’ll get a lot of hits out of it.. so in exchange, we’ll start posting incentive sketches on the Top Webcomics site. Besides all this, there’s a special iPhone (and other similar touchscreen device) version of the site only visible from such devices, please check it out. It’s a good way to catch up on chapters in the archive, as it loads a bunch of pages at once. Beside all this, there have been a few minor tweaks to pages in the archive, though nothing of consequence. There’s more to do on the site (specifically, fixing RSS, adding a forum, adding comments support to the iPhone version, and other things) but this should tide you over for now — and make comments a lot nicer to use.
Anyway, enjoy the first page of the chapter. It’s a good one! —SuitCase
Wha?! A story with Sue?
Heh, This could be interesting.
Ved of Flames March 22, 2010, 6:42 AM EST.
Isnt it interesting already?
Wait… It’s in October?
What timeline is this? What year?
Megaket, the Trespasser March 22, 2010, 7:03 AM EST.
curious, is there some sort of schedule for this, or is it one of those “When I can finish a page”? I have comics, too, so I know what “When I can finish a page” feels like
Blood Takanaka March 22, 2010, 7:05 AM EST.
Nothing else to say… :|
Hyper March 22, 2010, 7:12 AM EST.
It’s set in prohibition-era St. Louis, obviously. It just so happens to be October. Black Tuesday is just around the corner, watch out BCB Stock Exchange!
Check the header! Updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Forever and ever.
SuitCase March 22, 2010, 7:15 AM EST.
What is this iPhone site Suitcase?
C / SN Knouse March 22, 2010, 7:15 AM EST.
Next page due on tuesday?
Soviet Kitten March 22, 2010, 7:17 AM EST.
Basically, for any time you’re reading the archives (not this front page or the info pages) you get served five pages at once, in a lower res format that’s about 5x more efficient. It basically means you can read the comic on an iPhone or similar device more easily. Though aside from two new drawings Taeshi made, it’s nothing to seek out for the hell of it. It’d be neat if you’re reading through the whole archive and want to catch up on more chapters while you’re out.
Uh!! Mistake! I changed it to Wednesday now. Sorry!
SuitCase March 22, 2010, 7:19 AM EST.
Wow, really liking the artwork on this one.
Sue’s looking good in the last panel
Ragnir March 22, 2010, 7:35 AM EST.
Sue? So… this chapter will bring us more info about Sandy-Mike relationship, I guess. There are some secrets not yet revealed
(Also I love McCain photo)
And, what’s the title of the notebook, she’s been working on?
corvusfrugilegus March 22, 2010, 7:40 AM EST.
Hey, Sue’s got pictures of McCain…
Pillowhead March 22, 2010, 7:45 AM EST.
Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) March 22, 2010, 8:09 AM EST.
It’s a final draft.
Probably an essay for school.
Though I question those pics of McCain, she seems to be ready for school.
And lord knows that something’s gonna happen on the way to school…
Ved of Flames March 22, 2010, 8:38 AM EST.
@Knux: I guess this is the Play Paulo and Mike were talking about in the laste chapter.
Namorax March 22, 2010, 8:39 AM EST.
hah, finally, the computer can finally get to the new page. Guess I just gotta stay up a bit later next time
Darkdrake March 22, 2010, 8:52 AM EST.
Hi hi. Im a new reader [since bout a week ago] and all i gotta say is:
Awesome comic :o
I like how you make the character’s decisions and feeling act real.
Like the Mike saying no to Lucy.
i was actually thinking that Mike woulda said yes, just like anyone else woulda done… in a comic.
But he stays loyal to Sandy even if they haven’t seen eachother in a long time. When you think about it, people probably would had done the same as Mike… unless they are “players.” hehe…
one Question tho: when will we ever see Mike finally being with Sandy? :o
[yes, MikexSandy, all the freaking way (yet my gf wants MikexLucy haha… well i barely got her to read it xD shes like at chapter 25)]
well enough random ranting
just keep up the awesome work =P
2+5=7 o.o yay
Dudster March 22, 2010, 8:56 AM EST.
Dunno if this was on purpose or not, but it looks like Yashy is in the upper right of that poster like “Wait what. No! Get me outta here!”
DavCube March 22, 2010, 9:19 AM EST.
DavCube: I kinda saw that too, but what really got me in the first panel was the picture of McCain on Sue’s board!
Gabriel Kaxbe March 22, 2010, 9:37 AM EST.
Also: Is Sue’s hair getting longer?
Gabriel Kaxbe March 22, 2010, 9:39 AM EST.
The plays the thing… sound like an interesting arch coming up.
Hecate March 22, 2010, 9:40 AM EST.
Awwww a picture of McCain on her…cork board?
I am very curious about what Sue has written!
Alison March 22, 2010, 10:20 AM EST.
Yay~ I love Sue. :] I finally got a chance to see these last two pages, since I’ve been out of state. Ha ha ha. Oh well. :] Good ending to the last chapter, and I can’t wait to see what’ll happen with Sue. ^^
SereneHeaven March 22, 2010, 10:24 AM EST.
hopefully the play doesn’t end up happening with mike and lucy both in it, could make for an interesting play.
jmiles March 22, 2010, 10:35 AM EST.
I sense a school play
But yay Sue! I love Sue :’)
EJ March 22, 2010, 10:51 AM EST.
BTW, i have allways wondered what country this comic takes place in… russia maybe?
Russia? March 22, 2010, 11:00 AM EST.
…. i have read trough the entire archives
my opinion? its quite good, I love the art, the drawings, I don´t “get” some things like why do they wear clothes some times and some times not, and why is it considered offensive not to wear trunks wile at the beach, but normal to go to school naked.
its really weird and takes out of the world we are reading, I mean, in context it looks like animals trying to imitate wich doesn´t make sense because there are no humans in that universe, other than that, its amazing.
oh, one more thing, I don´t know what the author is getting at with all this drama, I usually don´t like this kind of storyes, but I am liking it so far, the thing is that, the more time goes by, the more hard it is to make unpredictable plots, and I´m dreading the day when there are going to be “evil twins” and stuff like that… but so far so good, keep up the good work (the jerk being a good friend??, the love interest a jerk??)
HentMas March 22, 2010, 12:05 PM EST.
I think she has the pictures of McCain because remember when she held that meeting of forgotten characters McCain and her got along really well? Not sure if they like each other or not, but I know they are friends.
Glasses March 22, 2010, 1:28 PM EST.
look at all the used kleenexes at her desk
props for the pokemon poster
squeezycheese March 22, 2010, 2:07 PM EST.
Used kleenex? Try bad drafts.
ila March 22, 2010, 2:21 PM EST.
Jeez just because she has a pic of a freind doesn’t mean she’s has something going with him.
(((((((((((())))))))))))) March 22, 2010, 3:40 PM EST.
At first i thought it was going to be a love note to McCain but then i thought thats not Sue(The whole final draft title was a clue also). But still I hope McCain gets her in the end
Andyfox March 22, 2010, 4:06 PM EST.
Life goes on BCB! Let’s see whats going on this time!
Minako March 22, 2010, 4:20 PM EST.
I haven’t commented in a while. (:
Everything’s rolling smoothly and the effects on the site are nice. When I check the comic in the morning with my iTOUCH, we’ll see how that comes to play in on Wednesday.
I voted on everything and I plan to for a while. BCB is so popular now, it amazes me~ o///o
Anyway, back onto the page, the yellow looks pretty nice! Love the shadows! I can’t help but wonder if her textbook says “lol calculus” or “101 calculus” … I hope it’s the first. xD All the angles are epic~ I can’t wait for moreee.
amber March 22, 2010, 5:11 PM EST.
awesome art work and cool color
mezmo March 22, 2010, 5:37 PM EST.
So we’re having a story about Sue?I ge the feeling I’m going to like it.*evil chuckling with evil grin*
A.M.L. March 22, 2010, 6:42 PM EST.
ithink it is for the play
michael March 22, 2010, 6:58 PM EST.
The artwork on this page is fantastic; I love the yellow color-it gets me really excited for the next pages in this chapter! For some reason this shade just reminds me of school time, haha. The details and format are really nice on this page, too.
I think some people’s idea on the Final Draft being a play is a good idea, that’s about all I got. That or maybe just a paper she is extremely proud of.
LOL McCain~ Sue’s hair does seem longer to me than usual.
Also, thanks for the work on the site Souppy!
Carma March 22, 2010, 7:41 PM EST.
I was wondering where people were getting the idea of a play, but I didn’t notice the title at first.
Rethinking this, I know Sue has something planned with the others…
Hey Taeshi, I see you online on DA every once and a while, then go offline after say 10-25 minutes later.
What are you doing during that time?
Ved of Flames March 22, 2010, 8:41 PM EST.
For those who were hesitating, I just fixed the RSS feeds to have the correct publishing dates. From now on it should work wonderfully (except in Google Reader which is confused about the Confrontation chapter, but new pages will appear as they should, with dates set right at the time they appear on the site.)
Ved of Flames,
I’d say that’d be Safari updating its thumbnail. Do people really stalk DA visiting times that much?!
SuitCase March 22, 2010, 9:11 PM EST.
Hmm. Looks like Suzy has plan…
Moddy Auld March 22, 2010, 9:50 PM EST.
I don’t know why, but with Mike in the play, I can’t help but think Sue is up to something.
Pathetique March 22, 2010, 10:13 PM EST.
Yay! It’s Sue! She’s one of my favorites - I’m glad we’re getting a story with her in it.
Rixx March 23, 2010, 12:07 AM EST.
In other news, I am curious as to the subject matter of that poster!
Rixx March 23, 2010, 1:47 AM EST.
Love the new layout probubly because I read alot of webcomics on my itouch
ps needs more David yay DAVID!!!
Plue March 23, 2010, 1:48 AM EST.
What if Sue Write an Invitation singer Contest
this Could Be Funny ^^
RSprinter March 23, 2010, 6:16 AM EST.
Taeshi: Actually, I left you a comment to more fanart, but you haven’t responded in a while even though you were “online” the past couple times.
Just wanted to make sure if you’ve actually been on DA recently.
Ved of Flames March 23, 2010, 7:30 AM EST.
Based on what jmiles said, Sue has a plan to get Mike and Lucy together. I dissaprove because I am extremely for MikexSandy.
Also, other groupings I like, DavidxKizuna, PauloxDaisy/Tess, and AugustusxDaisy.
Sound off if you agree to any of the last 3.
C /SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.
And on a side note, is that Carter or Mike on the picture below McCain?
C / SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 5:48 PM EST.
Just so you guys know, ****** won’t be back.
Her original creator wants her to leave the comic.
(******’s story gives a good reason why, I’ll tell why if you guys want)
Ved of Flames March 23, 2010, 6:14 PM EST.
Tell us now :-O But don’t make anything up ):/
): / March 23, 2010, 6:39 PM EST.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! March 23, 2010, 6:40 PM EST.
@ C / SN Knouse, I beleive that is a picture of Sue and her best frined Amaya.
I don't hate you March 23, 2010, 6:41 PM EST.
In a nutshell, ******’s dad was involved with a gang, her best friend and lover protected her as she escapes and she walks to some far away place with a scar on her arm and her lover (and maybe her family) dead.
Her creator wanted ****** out cause she’s just a fan character in BCB, but also to follow the story.
(you can see ******’s scar during the plane ride before David gets Lucy to hit her)
So yeah, posted so ou guys won’t bother her with the plot. (I don’t know too much about detail, but assume she lives at a temple far away to recover her now damaged mind)
Ved of Flames March 23, 2010, 7:12 PM EST.
This doesnt call out to me it gets me a little interested but Im kinda like eh okay I saw it
jefe March 23, 2010, 7:54 PM EST.
******’s backstory is terrible. Her character design is much better than all that nonsense. But hey, that’s what happens when you use fan characters, they follow the whims of their creators. I don’t think any of that is BCB canon, though.
SuitCase March 23, 2010, 9:14 PM EST.
Souppy: Either way, if you or Taeshi needs another someone to fill empty space in a future chapter, there are other fan characters. *points to self*
So I guess it hasn’t been halloween yet. I wonder if you got holiday stuff in the next few chapters.
Ved of Flames March 23, 2010, 10:31 PM EST.
If ****** is leaving, we need an arc dedicated to her departure and David recognizing her for herserf and not for smelling like dirt or for causing drama on a trip so she can leave happy.
C / SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 10:39 PM EST.
Heh, the final tribute?
If Taeshi can’t, I’ll make one.
More practice with BCB style anyways.
Ved of Flames March 23, 2010, 10:42 PM EST.
BTW, where’s Taeshi?
C / SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 10:51 PM EST.
Oh, also, I just noticed, Souppy, you can just call me John. “C / SN Knouse” is just my rank and last name. Cadet Seaman Knouse. My other aliases, “coaster”, “furry-beast67” and “fur-man” just didn’t feel too suitable.
C / SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 10:59 PM EST.
Nice page. Though I wonder at Sue using a paper and pencil for a final draft at this computer age. Surely she could have typed up something on MS Word instead of having to scrunch up a bunch of papers?
SAVE THE TREES!
seiya March 23, 2010, 11:17 PM EST.
Maybe MS Office doesn’t exist yet. I mean, Paulo only had an SNES.
C / SN Knouse March 23, 2010, 11:30 PM EST.
John: Paulo can’t afford new systems so he’s stuck with oldies but goodies.
For someone who asked long ago: They are currenly in October of 2007.
Sue just likes being personal with her work.. besides she’s a big hippie so she’s bound to recycle all those papers *big excuse*
(it’s just not as dramatic to be typing away on a computer!)
ved of flames: I always create a huge pile of work to comment on at DA, doesn’t help that I’ve been working constantly. I look at DA very irregularly at this point, for minutes at a time.
Also no there won’t be a ****** farewell comic, I guess David will just assume nothing’s changed though lol
Taeshi March 23, 2010, 11:50 PM EST.
Aww, but Taeshi. Your loyal fan base will never forgive you if ****** leaves with ends untied. You at least need to have her finally be able to proclaim her love before she leaves.
C / SN Knouse March 24, 2010, 12:01 AM EST.
For the record, I took pains to make sure McCain’s backstory is as ordinary and drama-free as possible. I.E. he doesn’t really even have one. Really anything that happens with him is Taeshi’s decision now!
(McCain McCain McCain so how about that McCain etc.)
'Rixx March 24, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.
******, is leaving?!
When did this get decided?
She’s like my second fav character in this comic [mostly because I’m a ‘******’ In real life ^_^]
Say it isnt so Taeshi!
Ragnir March 24, 2010, 1:45 AM EST.
A bit late, but I too am hoping that ****** shows up, at least to get a good ending arc/ Yanking her out of the story is kinda annoying and disorienting to me at least.
Darkdrake March 24, 2010, 1:55 AM EST.
It got decided when I was requested to stop using her, it would defeat the purpose to draw a comic solely based on her saying goodbye. In my eyes, she hasn’t left. The spotlight just won’t be on her so she’s still completing school like normal.
No offense but deep down her personality was used as jokes, so umm sorry but I won’t be making a comic about her :-[ as if David would even pay attention if she confessed her love or something, her crush is like a tragic comedy.
It’s all about the flower girl *hit*
Matrixx: and that is why you got the best fancharacter, no weird convoluted backstory, no angst, he tells it like it is.
That is why Sue has a picture of him on her wall
Taeshi March 24, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.
Alright, that makes sense why ****** won’t be coming back, and I respect that.
But promise us this: that once the comic is coming to an end she’ll at least be in one panel so we know that she still exists! Please?
Glasses March 24, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.
That’s a pretty evil look, Sue.
Karthorak April 17, 2010, 5:36 PM EST.
Nice drawing, Taeshi. Especially with her erasing.
Unfair Critique April 18, 2010, 6:47 PM EST.
@Taeshi: would you mind if I made a fanfic on Fanfic.com?
Chololate Lover April 18, 2010, 6:49 PM EST.
But of course, Chololate Lover!
Taeshi April 25, 2010, 12:32 AM EST.
wait. Why does Sue have a picture of Mcain?!?
Cuddles May 6, 2010, 4:49 PM EST.
I guess she really has feelings for him… oh hey there’s Amaya too!
Cuddle Bear May 20, 2010, 7:54 PM EST.
Her Boy Toy maybe
Pepe Le Pew May 25, 2010, 12:23 AM EST.
sue is just so awesome!
Mira June 23, 2010, 3:07 PM EST.
heehee hence the beginning of sue’s plan *evil look*
Aly July 7, 2010, 7:30 PM EST.
at first, i thought she was writing a love letter to McCain
Banana-kun July 19, 2010, 3:07 PM EST.
Is that a picture of Carter?
Xenni July 20, 2010, 6:44 PM EST.
Oh crap! Star eyes, RUN FOR THE HILLS EVERYONE!
Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 6:06 PM EST.
With Sue?oh! i see McCain in the pictures
Suyi August 4, 2010, 8:09 PM EST.
Taeshi is the QUEEN OF ALL DETAIL AND ANTHROPOMORPHIC COMICS EVERYWHERE FOREVER.
Elliot August 13, 2010, 12:40 PM EST.
OMG! THE SHADING LOOKS SO INTELLECTUAL! MY HEATHEN CANADIAN BRAIN DOES NOT COMPUTE!
Jaycii August 24, 2010, 5:09 PM EST.
I’m also a little sad that ****** won’t be showing up anymore. She complimented David rather well, really. *shrugs*
At least we still have a cast of other wonderful characters.
Rawrd00d August 25, 2010, 4:06 PM EST.
I really like the hatching and crosshatching.
My eyes, they bleed with joy again. T.T
E. Dantes September 28, 2010, 6:28 AM EST.
Am i the only one who thought it was Lucy writting to Mike at first? Unless you saw Mccain photoes ofc.
Luio October 13, 2010, 8:50 PM EST.
@Luio: Maybe you are… At least to me, her hairstyle immediately made clear that this is Sue.
So then I was all: Yay, Sue! :-)
I love how she’s appearing more often now and am looking forward to the rest of this chapter. Maybe it won’t be quite as angsty as the last one. (At least this first page sure wasn’t.)
Jimbo November 1, 2010, 7:52 PM EST.
What I see, is more color in the comics!
josue hernandez November 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EST.
Aha, I see that picture of Alec. Crosshatching skillz you got.
SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:42 AM EST.
i feel my spine snaping after reading all this 3 hours straight….
TalonStripe December 1, 2010, 9:20 PM EST.
Like the new look!
Benny December 9, 2010, 5:39 PM EST.
i always hear a “waching” sound, as if a sudden shine of a item in a anime, when i see the last panel fo this page.
sincerly, the overly anime loving wii anonymous
anonymous December 18, 2010, 2:42 AM EST.
oh ma gaud! she has a McCain’s photo in the board!!
ratinhadey February 9, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.
Very nice artwork.
And your artwork was good before too.
blackmage February 13, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.
The art is getting SO much better…
In Panel 1, is that supposed to be a Sonic poster in the upper left hand corner?
Anyway, I’m still reeling from the LucyXPaulo goodness from the last chapter. Sue is small potatoes compared to THAT. I hope you won’t just forget about all that. Please…
NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 1:02 PM EST.
First panel is the best thing i’ve ever seen in this comic so far.
NorthernDruid July 3, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.
oooooooh shiny bold letters
TehLulzinator July 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
And in comes the yellow. Man, this comic has been almost every color so far. The only color it hasn’t been is, well…all of them at once.
PencilMaster August 7, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.
hrm… this particular page is well drawn and moody… ME NO LIKE IT. ME WANT FUNNY DERP COMIC.
curtisimo September 30, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.
Ahh the aroma of led is coming back in a good way, I remember my first essay like my first love.
SniperFox February 2, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.
Sepia tone makes it look more original and better
EricKm February 26, 2012, 6:34 AM EST.
I JUST AWWWW! I’ve never noticed she has a picture of McCaaaaaain! d’aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawww
V April 6, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.
oh god one of THESE chapters. someone get me a chair.
the fry pwnr April 20, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.
I want you to know, although you probably aren’t looking back this far, I just got so emotional about the fact that I might be nearing the end that I flew all the way to the most recent chapter just to be sure this is still going. I love these comics, these charetors, and I really want to thank you.
Michael May 20, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.
We’re seeing Sue a lot more often
ShizuTheCat August 7, 2013, 5:07 PM EST.
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