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Those driving lessons are paying off already.
In today’s very special bcb chapter, the cast of bcb head to a park where they discover Lucy’s grave.
gardnaeden June 27, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Oh damn, Paulo dun goofed now.
In all seriousness though, I don’t think Paulo actually has his licence, seeing as he just learned how to drive at all, so if they get pulled over, they’re so screwed.
And then, you know, there’s just Mike sitting there looking like he’s never seen the outside before.
Nikita June 27, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
go and search Lucy
wot June 27, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Aww, Mike looks so cute! :3
SwiftStep123 June 27, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Hmmmmm…. The absence of David makes me a little uneasy… 8D maybe he’s hiding in the trunk.
Good to see the band together again tthough.
kaminari683 June 27, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Road trip with the BCB gang!
Although only with a portion of the group, but it would be hilarious if David was in the trunk waiting to pop out and surprise people.
Keyblade Dragon June 27, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
Man I can almost hear the Deliverance music.
DudeManBroski June 27, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
Obviously Mike has the interesting view judging by the contracting expressions on his and Abbey’s faces
Chrisd765 June 27, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
Aww what, no David?
TheHungryLlama June 27, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
Geez, Paulo got used to driving a whole lot faster than I did. I can still be a nervous wreck on the road when there’s a lot of traffic
Lokiallen June 27, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
I sense some love triangle problems in the future. Judging from the trio on the bottom panel. Just a guess.
Twiggy June 27, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Is Paulo driving illegally? There’s no way this is after a time skip from the look of it. Is that why they’re in an empty little road in the woods, so they can get away with the most low-key joyride ever? x3
That first panel looks really impressive. It’s the type of panel that makes me happy that Taeshi does all this in watercolour. <3
MigBird June 27, 2014, 1:15 PM EST.
i was going to say her focus is on Paulo until i focused more on her in the 3rd panel. she is blushing AGAIN at mike…..
other note, Lucy please be around soon ish in the next chapters, dead/alive?
tho in the live stream its been said she is alive.
Eko June 27, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.
Agreed! The colors are awesome!
kaminari683 June 27, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.
You’d think Mike has never been in a car by the look on his face.
TheGentleman June 27, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.
just a trip? or a trip… to lucy’s place?!!! lol let me hope…
imagine if they meet lucy by chance, her being on a trip, too.
boh... June 27, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.
Oh, indecisive Daisy sitting between Abbey and Mike? Wonder what this chapter is about ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
gardnaeden June 27, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.
Oh mah gosh, you know how DANGEROUS that is Tess? Distracting a new driver??? He technically shouldn’t even have people in the car. Each person makes him that many times more likely to get into a collision.
Karissa June 27, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.
@ gardnaeden it’s just as sad the second time .
Mike looks sooo happy now that he got to ride in the car. Abbey looks most unhappy but hes been like that for a while because of the two sitting next to him. Daisy is as Daisy is. Tess is picking on paulo whos driving and could kill them all so she should be quite. There’s all the stuff here for a awsome road trip.
Blue fox June 27, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.
Is..Is this even legal? When I got my permit I could only have one other person in the car with me, and they had to be 21 and have had a license for 3 years. I guess it depends on which state they’re in…..
MissShellGiraffe June 27, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.
I wonder which Abbey is all “meh” about more; sitting in a car with his semi-ex and the guy she’s obsessed with, or the fact that they guy he can’t tolerate for more than 5 minutes is the one driving?
kaminari683 June 27, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.
So many people in one little car.
Angelkins June 27, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.
Mike and Abbey look like the comedy and tradgedy masks in the back seat… I seriously doubt the scenery is that exciting or boring… Unless on the right is the Grand Canyon while on the left is the most boring stretch of desert known to man
Misanthrope June 27, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.
It’s not just David! There’s no Sue either.
EDIT: Guys, the chapter is called “Scenic Route”. Mike is all happy because he’s getting to see a cool forest road. They live in the city. I.E., no forests.
You guys are takin’ everything for granted. Not everyone lives out in the styx, you know.
daft_inquisitor June 27, 2014, 1:32 PM EST.
BCB ROAD TRIP!
Blank On Purpose June 27, 2014, 1:37 PM EST.
Oh hey, look, a car full of teenagers. I just KNOW that this will turn out well. Paulo, don’t get anyone killed. Be the bigger man! Er, cat.
gallowsRenegade June 27, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.
Mike is just like What is this new world of motor vehicles not driven by my parents and how long till i join
baron_von_jiggly June 27, 2014, 1:41 PM EST.
Yeah come on Paulo. You can’t read a sign that’s not there? Pfft.
StraightFace June 27, 2014, 1:41 PM EST.
You’re right! No Suzie either… SusPIIIIIsciooooous!!
kaminari683 June 27, 2014, 1:42 PM EST.
Two pages later they run over some dude in a raincoat. Seven pages after that they discover it was David. At the very end of the chapter Mike gets a text from Lucy that says “sEvEn dAYs…”.
Z June 27, 2014, 1:43 PM EST.
visiting lucy maybe?
Luna June 27, 2014, 1:43 PM EST.
Its not a race!
lov/hate/hurt June 27, 2014, 1:43 PM EST.
Well, it looks like Mike got his ride. Can we stop with the Paulo hate now?
Talonvaki June 27, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.
Wow, lots of time has passed if he’s already got his official license. You can’t drive unlicensed people in the car with you until you’ve had your license for a while in America.
Road trip! Wonder where they’re going?
Zone June 27, 2014, 2:03 PM EST.
Visiting Lucy’s grave.
Jerk June 27, 2014, 2:04 PM EST.
I don’t think they are going to see Lucy because Tess can drive so, if she could drive to Lucy’s home, why did Paulo bother to learn how to drive ?
edit : i think we’re simply going to see them doing something in the forest like eating or doing a picnic or something.
Aguy June 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EST.
I dont really think… they are visiting Lucys grave. Look at their faces, expressions! Only Abbey seems sad/bored… So, mayebe they are gonna have a picnic or something? I agree with Aguy below.
Fanta June 27, 2014, 2:23 PM EST.
For a moment I thought they were in my neighbourhood, haha. I live in a forest, and we have this long road further in that looks just like this. Hardly anyone driving there ever.
Anyway, I like how unamused Abbey looks and then we have sparkly-eyed Mike.
Yumikarp June 27, 2014, 2:34 PM EST.
I have to love the way Paulo is presented here. It shows someone still trying to learn but struggling with it. I’ve personally done this before, and I try to defend it the same way xD.
Michael June 27, 2014, 2:49 PM EST.
I just love how people assume that Lucy is somehow dead when we don’t even know what happened to her in the first place.
That Guy June 27, 2014, 2:53 PM EST.
Momma Tessa, Daddy Paulo, and the three kids <3
Zatyio June 27, 2014, 2:56 PM EST.
Mr-Hero-Bio June 27, 2014, 2:58 PM EST.
All of them going on a road trip will be exciting c: I wonder what will happen in this chapter. Also this might be a good chance to see if Abbey and Daisy are actually back together or not. We hadn’t seen them together since the chapter they broke up in and we didn’t get to see if they stayed broken up or if they actually got back together at the end. So hopefully in this chapter we’ll see what it is. Though personally I hope they haven’t gotten back together and are just friends at least.
K June 27, 2014, 3:02 PM EST.
Mandatory road trip chapter
God I love this comic
Somewhat June 27, 2014, 3:08 PM EST.
Like everyone else, I pose the question of how the driving system works in the BCB world. I don’t think Paulo would drive around illegally, and the three in back would DEFINITELY not go along with it. So he got his license then? Maybe just his probationary license? In Quebec, you can drive with as many people as you wish with that license, as long as you have a fully licensed person next to you, i.e. Tess. Of course, beforehand, you need to take five two-hour theory classes, then pass a test… so maybe we have a little time leap and Paulo did that.
Probationary license is my conclusion.
Ahh, learning to drive… how I dislike it. I sympathize with Paulo, it isn’t easy with people telling you what to do. I know exactly how he feels.
So, they’re off! Where to? Seems like people might be right in thinking that he learned to drive in order to go find Lucy… could this really be it? The absence of Sue makes me doubtful… she’s one of Lucy’s best friends. If not, the picnic idea is also possible.
The first panel is very nice I love the trees, and your cars are getting better, Taeshi
Also, Abbey in the last panel really reminds me of this drawing. Same bored-ish, annoyed-ish expression.
Speaking of which, I’m surprised he’s willing to get into a car with Paulo driving! That requires a lot of trust. And with Daisy beside him… I wonder what’s going on between them now?
Can’t wait to read the rest of the chapter!
Sambo June 27, 2014, 3:12 PM EST.
Nailbudday June 27, 2014, 3:26 PM EST.
haha, that’d be great.
I love how Daisy looks in the last panel, but she must feel pretty awkward in between those two.
Deluxe Flame June 27, 2014, 3:29 PM EST.
Calling it. He crashes the car. ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
Maith1 June 27, 2014, 3:46 PM EST.
Part of me is wondering why Paulo was really in a hurry to start driving. I could be wrong, but I’m gonna assume that he wants to get his license so he could drive to Lucy.
Abbles June 27, 2014, 4:11 PM EST.
@That Guy: What I find most amazing about that is that LUCY ISN’T DEAD. And the only way that could be make clearer is if she was in a page saying ‘I’M NOT DEAD’. Anyone who has read every page should know she moved away, and is not dead.
Moogle June 27, 2014, 4:25 PM EST.
That´s exactly how several horror movies started o.o
And wow, Abbey is totally annoyed that he and daisy have to sit next to mike, while Daisy somhow has a little forced smile and Mike is just fascinated by the nature around them (and propably also happy that he doesn´t have to run next to the car or to sit in the trunk - where David most likely sits )
Also, for all the ones who are wondering why paulo is driving, he propably has a beginners licence. (which is a norm in many countries - except Germany^^).
Tails June 27, 2014, 4:46 PM EST.
Another one of those group trips that will have a big effect on the story i say. Im looking foward to see what is going to happen
DK June 27, 2014, 4:56 PM EST.
Daisy lost weight ???
Also taking a drive for the first time with so many passengers … I mean am I the only concerned here?! You can’t learn to drive that fast! Also if someone stops them and they see he doesn’t have a license … What will then happen?!
Little_sunshine June 27, 2014, 5:06 PM EST.
BCB Lampoon Vacation to Wally World.
David is the dog that Chevy Chase Paulo left tied to the rear bumper of the station wagon.
Purin June 27, 2014, 5:27 PM EST.
Prime opportunity to have David stick his head out the window and it was thrown away!
gardnaeden June 27, 2014, 5:29 PM EST.
SuitCase June 27, 2014, 5:33 PM EST.
Abbey doesn’t look so much as annoyed but bored (sitting in a car for a while will do that to you!!), and daisy just looks like her usual self. Honestly I don’t see her looking at mike, just like “ahah Paulo is such a goober” BUT that’s just me. God I don’t want anymore love triangle stuff, the break up chapter was enough heart ache for me
Jinx June 27, 2014, 5:47 PM EST.
Lol, I’d be laughing if they suddenly see Lucy walking around or Lucy look a like by chance. Then again since its Paulo driving, maybe thats not such a good idea…
Aside from that implication, I wonder where they’re going .w. At least someone is enjoying the scenery~ Everyone else is just Especially Daisy and Abby.
MichiruUsagi June 27, 2014, 5:58 PM EST.
I’m glad to see more of Tess
CoolBad June 27, 2014, 6:10 PM EST.
And then they run out of gas and have to stay at an old mansion owned by a creepy old man that’s buried on a cemetery and the…
Poiken June 27, 2014, 6:11 PM EST.
At least they’re all wearing their belts. I doubt this will be one of those British teenage driving car crash PSA’s.
ScotchNovel June 27, 2014, 6:18 PM EST.
J-Just remember this kids: Don’t pick up hitchhikers.
Don’t take wrong turns.
Don’t enter creepy mansions.
Don’t go into the woods nor have sex.
And whatever you do, do not go and check if you hear strange noises
Otherwise you should be fiiine …If, ya know, Paulo doesn’t crash the car or somethin’
B-Dawg June 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EST.
Where are they going exactly?
DRattman June 27, 2014, 6:28 PM EST.
I know Taeshi likes when we guess the car so….. is it a Porsche Cayenne?
Drifterkid June 27, 2014, 6:34 PM EST.
Reading the comments and seeing how everyone hating driving test like
Not looking foward to those test and I’m gonna take them soon
Have you ever named more than one place in the BCB universe?
There is Roseville and that place in the mountains (where mike fell down the ledge) where they had that trip, but what about other places? Where are they going now? Where was Mike when he saw Sandy for the 1st time in ages? Where is Lucy now?
Location, Location, Location
awesome Alan June 27, 2014, 6:57 PM EST.
No no no, this all takes place in whocaresistan and that would be against their culture.
In all seriousness don’t we also know the name if that city… With the race… And the pier?
Misanthrope June 27, 2014, 7:35 PM EST.
Oh, this looks like it’s gonna be fun. Hopefully we’ll have some closure on the Abbey-Daisy drama, hm?
Sil-kun June 27, 2014, 7:45 PM EST.
The populace of Ifreakencares feild wants to know where it really is
All jokes aside the car’s wheel (the ones facing the readers) look kinda deflated. Unless it was intentional, try drawing the rims as a full circle. That way the tires will seem more…legit Taeshi
awesome Alan June 27, 2014, 8:21 PM EST.
Man this is all kinds of awkward and I dunno but if they’re supposed to be humans, then either way this is illegal lol. Oh well tess has enough money that if they get pulled over she can handle it ;p
Why yall freaking about the drivers test? Its hecka easy unless you have a REALLY SUPER ANAL tester. The written test is pretty much a joke, I mean come on even Paulo passed it
Samm-y June 27, 2014, 8:38 PM EST.
I hope in this chapter Lucy come back….I hope
Jane June 27, 2014, 8:38 PM EST.
Lucy doesn’t come back in awhile :
Tiny June 27, 2014, 8:48 PM EST.
American driving school, just a pathetic joke like many things from the states. Like obesity.
Hicks June 27, 2014, 8:48 PM EST.
I CAN’T DRIVE FITITY-FIVE YEAH!!!
June-pay Eeyorey June 27, 2014, 9:33 PM EST.
Over here the drivers tests are hard as hell, they don´t let every idiot pass
Tails June 27, 2014, 9:34 PM EST.
SuitCase June 27, 2014, 10:14 PM EST.
please get stranded, and let the lighthearted shenanigans begin.
Pshyzo June 27, 2014, 10:54 PM EST.
why is make coming with them? did daisy feel sorry for him?
lala June 27, 2014, 11:48 PM EST.
Okey, that is senic.
HongKat June 27, 2014, 11:53 PM EST.
Well so far this seems nice. Five friends off on a drive through a forest heading off to some location that Paulo seems to have been taking a while to get to. Mike is still amazed by the landscape, Daisy keeping her smile, Abbey already getting bored or annoyed by Paulo and Tess’s conversation lasting practically the whole trip lol, and well if Lucy does show up somehow I can’t wait to see their reactions and well if not, still makes me wonder if Mike is muting out everyone and just daydreaming of Sandy and then all of a sudden Lucy comes to mind.
Hythrollic June 28, 2014, 1:15 AM EST.
It’s the SANIC route!
Maximemoring June 28, 2014, 1:50 AM EST.
Maybe on the trip they’ll stumble upon a MISSING CARSON
Aruan June 28, 2014, 2:27 AM EST.
Abbey doesn’t like it he seemed to be bored .It’s only been one minute ! O my god :0
tabby June 28, 2014, 4:13 AM EST.
It seems like mike have found the fountain of youth and drank a little too much
Yellow June 28, 2014, 6:12 AM EST.
If you reread the page you see (on the tess’ second bubble) she says “If I were driving we would already BE there”. hint hint. Maybe they’ve been there before?? Or it’s a special place?.. I mean come on there must be a secret behind that ‘BE’. Maybe they are driving to a beach or a spa? Or to the mountains or a area where there is a lovely view?!. Imagine it. They are sitting, chatting, laughing, having a great time and then they see someone there too. A white figure… With a pink bow around her neck with her blue eyes. LUCY. Honestly I think this is the chapter where lucy somehow gets involved. It feels a bit strange thinking that this will just be a normal chapter with no drama.
MTCkitten June 28, 2014, 8:28 AM EST.
three things could happen:
1. they have an accident
2 they visit lucy
3. they go to a national park
I think that number 1 is the right one.
wot June 28, 2014, 10:46 AM EST.
@MTCkitten I think Tess is just teasing Paulo and there’s really no significance behind the emphasis on “BE.” I think she just means that he’s driving a little to safe (meaning he is either going under the speed limit or exactly the speed limit) and/or he keeps missing the turns he should be making. But if she were driving, they would already be wherever they are going.
Ashbee June 28, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.
I feel like every chapter everyone is suggesting lucy will reappear
Guys stop with the lucy she wants none of your **** right now
But I feel its going to be something mostly about daisy-abbey-paulo. Micheal and tess probably will, at least try, to stay out of any drama
Sleepingfox June 28, 2014, 3:16 PM EST.
I just asked myself “why do I hate michael?” And i found the answer. He used to be my absolute favourite character. He was cool, nice, he joked, and he was even heroic and well, i shouldnt expect a 15-16 year old to be heroic but he was! And i loved him! But then he suddenly just.. he was a jerk. And as he had been a jerk, he changed and became just.. more childish. I know i shouldnt expect him to be mature, but when a character i admired so, so much just changes like that, to the worse.. no i just dont like it
Yellow June 28, 2014, 4:55 PM EST.
Abbey you alright?
Tealjoy June 28, 2014, 5:04 PM EST.
Abbey doesn’t seem all that happy.. I wonder how him and Daisy worked things out..
Gabba June 28, 2014, 5:55 PM EST.
Abbey’s probably annoyed with Paulo’s incompetence. He’s probably thinking to himself that Paulo’s an idiot for not knowing the route to wherever they’re going.
Mike, being Mike, is probably super-stoked that they’re going to wherever it is they’re going without adult dependency.
In terms of the driving thing, if there hasn’t been a time jump it would be illegal for Paulo to have other teenagers in the car with him while he’s driving. But since when has the law ever stopped anyone? (Another reason Abbey could be REALLY ticked off.)
GEsque June 28, 2014, 6:30 PM EST.
Yes I hope we see some Abbeyxdaisy closure. And if Tess keeps bothering Paulo he should be like so help me Tess I will turn this car around! It would be nice if Rachel was behind them with sue David and amaya. They want to have fun to. But seeing as how Paulo missed there exit there probly completely lost. I bet David would be trying to get them all to play I spy.
Blue fox June 28, 2014, 6:53 PM EST.
*Confused* Been out for a while… Is this like a flashback, ‘cause Tessa is there?
Spider Pig June 28, 2014, 8:13 PM EST.
Huh, driving laws really differentiate in other places, in ohio its legal for a person with their temps to drive any number of people as long as there is a licensed person in the passenger seat, hence why tess is sitting up front i guess…also Abbey just looks bored, not annoyed…
tess has actually been back sense the last chapter….
~~ June 28, 2014, 8:34 PM EST.
I miss Lucy so much
jo June 28, 2014, 9:50 PM EST.
mike looks so happy xD
bob the builder June 29, 2014, 1:35 AM EST.
Dammit Taeshi! Y U SO GOOD WITH WATERCOLORS?! wahh you make me feel bad about myself But seriously, how?! I recently did a project with water colors and it was so freaking hard!!! AGH.
iceberganalogy June 29, 2014, 2:21 AM EST.
@wot BCB is dramatic but I doubt that dramatic!! that would definitely be something a little too far fetche-OH GOD EVERYBODY YOU LOVE IS DEAD
Jinx June 29, 2014, 3:00 AM EST.
It´s really good that tessa is back again
And Guys, i noticed a pattern: every year in the summer they are having a little holiday trip (where always lots of drama and angsty things happen o.o), so we can expect a lot of drama from this chapter and probably also from the next one too
Tails June 29, 2014, 4:30 AM EST.
Abbey looks really bored, Daisy looks a bit awkward, and Mike is enjoying the ride!
Luna June 29, 2014, 7:48 AM EST.
Oh Tess, you and the snide comments.
@Taeshi: Is that bamboo? In the 1st panel? That road is terrible, but that car looks really cool.
@Suitcase: I only wish I could of seen those driving lessons.
Hawz June 29, 2014, 11:32 AM EST.
They still look like they’re ten years old. Is this on purpose? Like ur leaning towards cartoons? HrmmmmmÑ June 20, 2014, 9:07 PM
How big is that car?
Waldo June 29, 2014, 12:26 PM EST.
Number 2, number2, number2. Ok….symbolically this would be an excellent time for Paulo sneak off after everyone has arrived to go see Lucy.
Though my guess is a camping trip or tour of some kind that lets paulo sneak off.
Michael June 29, 2014, 8:55 PM EST.
Like is said before , Lucy will not be involved in this arc…
I mean, they don’t even know where she is right now, only Lucy’s brother know where she is but he’s not telling any of them… And i don’t believe that Lucy is going to come out of nowhere.
They are in a forest right now…. MAYBE if Lucy decided to move on in those kind of place instead of a city to become more stable but again it would be , in my eyes, a HUGE coincidence… (but it’s still plausible to happen, after all coincidence happen in real life.)
Also, if they know where Lucy was, Why not simply ask for Tess to drive ? Why did Paulo had to learn how to drive if they wanted to see Lucy again when they could have simply ask for Tess to take them where she was ?
Me too i really want Lucy to come back (and frankly , since she’s gone, it’s gotten really boring to me, it’s like i’m watching fillers from Naruto. How LONG since she’s been out ? We want answers ! ) but i guess we’ll have to wait until she does, in the right time.
Personally, i believe she’s going to come back in the next chapter , since it would be exactly 10 chapters since she’s been out, it would be a good way to come back to me.
tl;dr : if you’re expecting Lucy in this chapter, move along there’s nothing to see.
Aguy June 29, 2014, 9:01 PM EST.
How many bets they break down and get stuck bonding with each other waiting for a mechanic to show up
~~ June 30, 2014, 12:34 AM EST.
I wonder where they’re off to…
DylanC June 30, 2014, 3:18 AM EST.
@~~ I would like to see that actually.
On topic of the chapter I really like it and it is very well drawn out certainly I can’t complain for I myself couldn’t make anything better. I’m curious as to what will happen because although it’s a roadtrip all I am thinking of is horror movies scenarios like from Silent Hill, Friday The 13, etc but that’s just because i’m a fan of the horror movie genre.
Dovah June 30, 2014, 3:33 AM EST.
I miss Lucy… I want to see her outside of the candybooru. A just Lucy chapter would be nice.
Where are they going? A mountain? A beach? A meadow?
safarisucks June 30, 2014, 5:49 AM EST.
Gir: Were going to a land made entirely of food…
Michael June 30, 2014, 6:24 AM EST.
David would propably directly eat it
Tails June 30, 2014, 8:56 AM EST.
dat fiat doh
Strixley June 30, 2014, 4:00 PM EST.
Like the new colour style. It’s good for softer scenes, however, I’m still thinking that pen and ink and the watercolour were the best two. They displayed more detail and really accentuated the character’s facial expressions more. I feel as though this art style would be more suited for a lighter-hearted story which in this case (thankfully!) isn’t.
I still congratulate you on your ability to so easily change your style in order to find out what suits not only you, but your audience most!
Cheers to that and carry on drawing comics!
Lindsay July 2, 2014, 12:07 PM EST.
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