The archive is made up of 128 chapters and intermissions, collected into six volumes (so far). There are 2,004 pages.
The Bittersweet Candy Bowl Omnibus
Newly redrawn and remastered, Volumes One, Two and Three are now collected in the upcoming Bittersweet Candy Bowl Omnibus. The site has been updated up to Chapter 27.1: Lucy’s Birthday. The remainder of the remade chapters will debut online on Webtoon and be posted here with a delay.
1. Simple Pleasures (6 pages, 11/2/09)
It’s a hot summer’s day, so why not step outside?
2. Gaming Rivalry (4 pages, 5/5/06)
A simple video game competition leads to an all-out brawl.
3. Merry Snow Day (4 pages, 5/8/06)
Snowfall in the morning, but is it enough to grant Lucy a day off school?
4. Unfit for Education (4 pages, 5/12/06)
Yashy thinks she’s old enough to be taught, but things aren’t always so easy for a pet.
5. The Burden of Parenthood (7 pages, 7/15/11)
The students pair up to care for electronic infants, leading to some shocking results.
6. Flying Lessons (4 pages, 6/9/06)
Yashy recalls her first meeting with Chirpy.
7. Prom Preparation (4 pages, 6/3/06)
Daisy is put in charge of the 8th-grade dance night, while Mike takes on the role of ladies’ man.
8. Helping Hands (9 pages, 7/15/11)
When disaster strikes a poor little bird, Paulo and Daisy are eager to help.
9. Show and Tell (4 pages, 6/12/06)
The gang talks about their breeds while certain other misconceptions are thrown out the window.
10. Gone Fishing (6 pages, 6/20/11)
During a field trip to the aquarium, Paulo almost becomes fish food.
11. Pep Rally (6 pages, 6/16/06)
Mike’s hypersensitivity to noise and the upcoming pep rally make for a dangerous combination.
12. Off to the Movies (6 pages, 6/27/06)
A cinematic adventure.
Intermission: Catty Remarks (2 pages, 6/20/06)
It’s a catastrophe!
13. Puppy Love (4 pages, 6/30/06)
A secret admirer leaves a note for Mike, amusing Lucy to no end.
14. Confrontation (30 pages, 1/15/10)
Finding themselves lost in an unfamiliar city, the group faces up to some troublesome characters.
- The trip home (p.26)
15. Aftermath (4 pages, 8/1/06)
Despite a lucky escape, mixed messages leave Mike with an awful taste in his mouth.
16. Field Day (12 pages, 8/4/06)
Outdoor games are fun for everybody, right? Well, unless you take them a little too far…
17. Unfulfilled Fantasy (14 pages, 8/6/06)
A letter arrives for Mike — a reminder of his childhood love.
18. Farewell, Middle School (6 pages, 8/9/06)
Middle school finally comes to an end. After saying goodbye to teachers, summer vacation begins.
Intermission: Mike’s Birthday (1 page, 8/10/06)
Surprise parties are overrated.
19. Blurry Memories (8 pages, 8/25/06)
Mike’s pet bird has always seemed a little mysterious.
Intermission: Yashy’s Birthday (1 page, 9/1/06)
She just hopes nobody forgot.
20. Hot Pursuit (14 pages, 9/6/06)
Mike sees a familiar face on TV and embarks on a quest to find her in the city.
21. Enter High School (6 pages, 9/10/06)
As the new year begins, a new classmate arrives.
22. A Difficult Choice (5 pages, 9/12/06)
Plagued with mixed feelings and potential love interests, Mike struggles to make a decision.
23. A New Leaf (4 pages, 9/14/06)
With a refreshed mind and positive outlook, Mike’s strutting around with confidence.
24. Wardrobe Malfunction (4 pages, 9/25/06)
So why doesn’t Mike wear his blue scarf anymore?
Intermission: Daisy’s Birthday (1 page, 9/28/06)
A gift like this wasn’t exactly what Daisy was asking for.
25. Humble Approach (4 pages, 10/7/06)
Daisy loses heart as she realises she’s not going to get the boy she always wanted.
26. Left Behind (6 pages, 10/20/06)
Tess asks why Lucy is so abrasive. Fortunately, Mike has enough experience to offer some answers.
27. Flirting with Disaster (6 pages, 11/3/06)
A truth or dare question reveals that there’s more to Lucy and Paulo’s friendship than meets the eye.
Intermission: Lucy’s Birthday (3 pages, 11/8/06)
It’s difficult to prepare a surprise party for Lucy. Will it actually work this year?
28. Feline Festivities (16 pages, 12/29/06)
Christmas is around the corner, and everyone is invited to Tess’ party. Tension and punch ensue.
29. Midterm Time (5 pages, 1/12/07)
Exam time is coming, and Tess turns to Daisy for help despite the inherent embarrassment of being tutored by a freshman.
Intermission: Tread Carefully (1 page, 11/16/09)
Paulo isn’t pleased about having to go to school, but Daisy can think of an entertaining distraction.
30. Troubled Waters (12 pages, 1/16/07)
This term, Phys. Ed is all about swimming. But why isn’t Lucy involved?
31. Carry On (6 pages, 2/4/07)
Swimming brings Daisy’s lack of self-confidence to the fore, while Mike laments Lucy’s strange phobia.
32. Follow Me (7 pages, 2/18/07)
Daisy is upset that her male friends only seem to care about “hot” girls like Tess. She seeks comfort from a stranger.
33. Onwards to Adventure (7 pages, 2/23/07)
It’s David’s 14th birthday, and the sky’s the limit!
34. Bonding (5 pages, 3/3/07)
Daisy spends more time with her newfound friend, and he reveals there’s more to Tess than meets the eye.
35. Under Pressure (10 pages, 3/17/07)
Abbey reaches boiling point, Daisy flirts for attention, and Tess is haunted by her past.
36. Crash and Burn (4 pages, 3/25/07)
Struggling to hide naughty content from her pets, Lucy finds herself at war with her computer.
Intermission: Out of the Frame (4 pages, 5/14/07)
Upset by her apparent marginalization, Sue protests with a group of neglected classmates.
37. A Different Side (16 pages, 7/4/07)
Another pep rally gives Daisy her chance to shine. But past grudges find the worst times to bubble up to the surface…
Intermission: Birthday Double-Team (2 pages, 5/1/07)
Paulo and Chirpy are celebrating their birthdays together with disastrous results.
38. Rising Temperature (14 pages, 5/27/07)
Abbey reveals his hidden nature. Meanwhile, Daisy invites Mike to a carnival, and all seems to be going as planned…
39. Love My Way (22 pages, 6/27/07)
Tess and Paulo go to prom while Daisy and Mike go to the carnival. Two perfect nights go horribly wrong.
- The carnival (p.11)
40. Moving On (6 pages, 7/7/07)
With freshman year coming to a close, everyone looks back with a sense of relief.
41. Invitation (20 pages, 12/7/07)
Tess asks everyone to join her on an overseas trip. She’ll stop at nothing to get a “yes” from Mike and Lucy.
42. Arrival (30 pages, 6/8/08)
The group arrives at the Islands and meets an awkward new friend.
- Enter Zachary (p.20)
43. Search and Rescue (28 pages, 10/2/08)
When Mike goes missing, Lucy’s dependency problem is stripped bare.
- The fall (p.10)
44. Intervention (24 pages, 1/10/09)
Something is putting Mike on edge, while David confronts Paulo about his clash with Tess.
- The princess and the queen (p.16)
45. Return (18 pages, 1/25/09)
It’s the final night of the trip, and everyone has found a different experience to take away.
46. New Beginnings (13 pages, 3/16/09)
Something has sparked between Daisy and Abbey, and Lucy is curious to know what happened.
47. Pick Me Up (11 pages, 3/31/09)
Lucy is struggling with her feelings, but Mike is sick of the whole game. Paulo picks up the pieces.
48. Turning Tides (3 pages, 9/3/12)
Paulo, you’re all washed up.
49. Wonderland (6 pages, 11/2/09)
Lucy wakes up in a dreamy new world.
50. A Distance Apart (14 pages, 11/18/09)
Sophomore year has begun. While some look forward to the new year, Lucy continues to dwell on her predicament.
51. Unrequited (12 pages, 12/21/09)
Some secrets don’t take long to slip loose.
52. Another Shoulder (16 pages, 1/15/10)
As her friendship with Mike crumbles, Lucy becomes desperate for comfort and support.
53. Casting Call (10 pages, 3/22/10)
Sue orchestrates a theater production… paying special attention to her casting choices.
54. Back and Forth (33 pages, 4/16/10)
Paulo proves to David that he still has what it takes to get any girl he wants.
55. To the Top (11 pages, 7/7/10)
A burgeoning career, good friends, all the stuff a girl could ever need…
56. Up to Bat (6 pages, 8/20/12)
Paulo and Jasmine get some practice in before the big game.
57. Mischief Night (17 pages, 9/29/10)
A night of scares and surprises.
58. Mother’s Day (12 pages, 7/3/18)
The beginning of a beautiful friendship.
59. Rehearsal (4 pages, 11/15/10)
Sue’s script calls for a little more than Lucy wants to reveal. But there’s always the privacy of your own room, right?
60. Feline Filibuster (18 pages, 11/24/10)
Jasmine runs in a school election, only to face an immediate challenge.
61. Pillow Talk (61 pages, 1/5/11)
Daisy invites the girls over for a sleepover party at her place. Pajama drama!
62. Call Waiting (7 pages, 6/17/11)
Mike’s in good spirits for a change.
63. On the Sidelines (3 pages, 12/10/13)
Shut out of the conversation, Lucy commisserates with Augustus.
64. Carry Me (27 pages, 7/4/11)
Paulo is happy with his new girlfriend, but only when she has time for him.
65. Dinner Time (19 pages, 9/16/11)
Reeling from Mike’s cold shoulder, Lucy becomes a recluse in her own house.
66. On Our Own (6 pages, 9/4/11)
The school day is over, but Augustus is stuck with an irritating problem.
67. Fade Away (6 pages, 9/19/11)
Tess is feeling uneasy about her upcoming graduation. Is it the usual senior chills, or is there something more?
68. December (39 pages, 10/3/11)
Winter’s here, but there’s one more assignment before Christmas vacation.
69. At Loose Ends (48 pages, 1/2/12)
With the help of those who love him, Abbey finds closure for his old family.
Intermission: Adult Supervision (9 pages, 12/10/13)
Mike and Haley’s parents are on a date night, leaving the kids to babysit little brother Chris.
Mike has reunited with the girl of his dreams, but a dramatic departure is about to become the stuff of Paulo’s nightmares.
Will a booze-fueled night of intimate confessions bring the gang together or tear fragile relationships apart?
70. Piece of Cake (17 pages, 4/23/12)
Paulo takes advantage of a convenient confection to visit Lucy.
71. Just Beautiful (33 pages, 6/1/12)
The biggest night of Mike’s life.
72. Buddy System (1 page, 8/17/12)
Mike comes to understand the value of an unlimited phone plan.
73. Ten Seconds to Midnight (30 pages, 12/3/12)
Another year, another broken heart. Meanwhile, Augustus happens upon a frightening sight.
74. Curtain Call (36 pages, 2/11/13)
Sue’s big production finally takes the stage.
- A new hero (p.19)
75. Breaking Up (28 pages, 5/4/13)
The gang reach out for Lucy, but there isn’t much left to grab.
- The hospital (p.17)
76. Leaving Home (11 pages, 6/25/13)
Seems like everyone has their own way of coping.
77. Study Buddy (20 pages, 7/10/13)
Daisy arranges a study party. It isn’t too long before Mike’s biggest secret starts to slip.
- Violin lessons (p.17)
78. Safe Boundaries (26 pages, 8/8/13)
Abbey and Daisy take their relationship to the next level.
79. Critical Hit (22 pages, 9/12/13)
A gallery trip provides Sue with a few intellectual challenges.
A hopeful prom night ends in disaster, Paulo’s clumsy fix for a friend’s relationship nearly backfires, and Augustus struggles to break a bad habit.
81. Take Heart (33 pages, 1/20/14)
Abbey and Daisy face their first major blow-up, while Paulo becomes wary of a new man for Rachel.
- Paulo’s fundraising idea (p.17)
Intermission: Love Note (1 page, 4/7/14)
Paulo shares a heartfelt message to Mike.
82. Local Area (15 pages, 4/9/14)
Stacy introduces Mike to her hidden passion. It’s a nerd thing.
83. Small Fry (17 pages, 5/14/14)
Paulo lands his first job. Rachel hesitates to start a difficult conversation.
Intermission: Test Drive (1 page, 6/25/14)
Kicked to the curb again.
84. Scenic Route (24 pages, 6/27/14)
As graduation approaches, Tess takes the crew on a hiking trip.
- Skipping rocks (p.13)
85. Total Recall (42 pages, 8/25/14)
Paulo’s second junior prom faces a rude interruption.
Intermission: Textual Harassment (1 page, 8/22/14)
Emoticons run high.
86. Trapped (37 pages, 12/1/14)
Longing for something better, Augustus recalls his twisted upbringing.
87. Boy Toy (32 pages, 2/25/15)
Love can take many forms, Paulo.
Intermission: Casual Outing (2 pages, 6/8/15)
Hot or not?
88. Class of 2008 (12 pages, 5/11/15)
As we go on, we remember…
Paulo wrestles with his worst impulses, Abbey crushes what he’s been holding onto far too tight, and Jasmine cleans up some trash.
Oh, and Sandy's not the only bombshell about to land a direct hit upon Mike’s fragile little social life!
89. Guest of Honor (48 pages, 6/15/15)
Daisy drags Paulo to a comic convention. Abbey would like a word with him.
90. Golden Hour (42 pages, 10/3/15)
Matt invites the group out to his aunt’s beach house. Paulo struggles to find his feelings.
Intermission: Ice Block (2 pages, 1/13/16)
Dave’s a sweet friend.
91. Dial Tone (24 pages, 1/18/16)
The day before Junior year begins, Mike’s nightmares are back to chase him down.
- Safety blanket (p.20)
92. Table for One (20 pages, 3/18/16)
Daisy has an unexpected encounter with Augustus, while Mike’s met with an acute sense of déjà vu.
93. Clean Slate (12 pages, 5/9/16)
This next year of environmental club isn’t quite what Jasmine imagined.
94. Model Girlfriend (46 pages, 7/4/16)
Sandy’s finally here, and Mike’s ecstatic for their first date.
95. Love Again (50 pages, 10/26/16)
Lucy’s back after a long absence, but her new attitude leaves the group uncertain.
Intermission: Test Dummy (2 pages, 2/27/17)
Jordan seeks help from a new mentor.
96. Unspoken Rule (28 pages, 3/3/17)
Daisy patches up her friendship with Paulo, while Mike gets a rejection he wasn’t prepared to hear.
- Dodgeball (p.13)
Intermission: Cut Short (2 pages, 5/15/17)
Mike struggles with Sandy’s continued absence.
…and everything after:
97. After You (26 pages, 5/10/17)
Lucy visits the carnival with Paulo, but it’s not the kind of date he was expecting.
- Top of the ferris wheel (p.18)
98. Moments Apart (26 pages, 9/2/17)
It’s Daisy’s sweet sixteen, and both of her special someones say hello.
99. PDA (6 pages, 12/4/17)
Madison finally tears into Lucy, but it falls on a deaf ear.
100. High Expectations (30 pages, 12/19/17)
Abbey copes with rejection. Mike bristles at Sandy’s mere mention. Paulo stumbles upon a lunchtime rendezvous.
101. Mutual Assurance (6 pages, 3/2/18)
Mike and Paulo find a way to say sorry.
102. Escape Route (33 pages, 3/16/18)
Lucy reckons with a disturbing fragment of the past.
103. It’s All in the Mind (22 pages, 6/1/18)
Lucy wants life to go back to normal, but there are some people you just can’t escape.
- Hiding in the bushes (p.18)
104. Fair Game (34 pages, 9/17/18)
Madison’s bowling alley birthday party nearly goes awry as Paulo enacts a ludicrous plan to get Matt his dream date.
Intermission: Sugar Substitute (4 pages, 12/10/18)
Everybody ends up talking about Paulo and bathrooms.
106. College Material (18 pages, 10/28/19)
The big number awaits.
107. Unwanted Gift (10 pages, 3/2/20)
Lucy’s getting her birthday celebrated whether she wants it or not.
108. Time Out (26 pages, 5/11/20)
Abbey works out what needs working out.
109. Popularity Contest (14 pages, 11/9/20)
Sue takes charge.
110. Eternal Flame (68 pages, 2/8/21)
There’s nothing more to say.
111. Burnt Bridges (28 pages, 2 posted, 7/21/21)
Sometimes it takes a talk.
Over the years, many additional comics have been made that fit outside the archive. Here are some significant ones.
Side stories available to Bittersweet Club International members. Purchase an annual membership for instant access to the entire collection!
Free sample! 11 pages
As Rachel begs to get in his pants, Matt struggles to figure out how to navigate the dating scene when you aren’t really pining for a cute girl.
Free sample! 25 pages
Five characters, five pages each. A little view into Roseville High right before the return of Lucy.
Free sample! 21 pages
Lucy didn’t survive the jump, and she’s not about to let Mike forget it.
Molly’s really really sick, and everyone’s counting on a certain sweet voice to soothe her.
Anxious to play saleswoman for a day, Molly’s choice to seize the moment (and a friend) proves both a blessing and a curse.
Paulo daydreams about a romantic rendezvous with Lucy. Where could it lead…?
When David’s dark wizardry causes accidental body swaps, discoveries are made, photos are taken and, uh.
Five years later and it’s still the most awful thing. Everything has gone wrong in Roseville.
What if Abbey never interrupted Augustus’ forced kiss?
Accidents Will Happen
A one-night stand with Augustus has bigger consequences than Daisy ever expected.
Some hypothetical kittens have fun catching bugs. The next generation of shipping.
After “Aftermath”, Lucy’s kiss could have lead somewhere deeper.
Paulo and Daisy hatch a plan. Hey, it’s just like that episode of The Simpsons!
Lucy catches Paulo in the bath, and he does his best to make the most of the situation. In a thoughtful way!!
Young Mike and Sandy are approaching the end of their time together, so together they make a promise.
Lucy, Daisy, Paulo, Mike and Sue appear in a few scenes from home (and work!) with their families.
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is these two cats under the mistletoe. Part of the Another Path storyline.
It’s Haley’s birthday, and Paulo takes Mike out to go gift shopping. Sparks fly!
Young Daisy has a pregnancy scare. Mike’s gonna be a father!
What if Lucy came to Paulo after the events of “December”? Part of the Another Path storyline.
In the not too distant future, Mike and Lucy are going behind Paulo’s back. How’s he gonna take it?
Fork in the Road
A three-part tragedy. Mike reunites with Lucy for a night of passion, but there’s a storm coming.
Madison’s got a little crush. Not that you’d ever figure her feelings out.
Augustus, You Jerk #2
Augustus doing what he does best. Boom, roasted!
Magical Girl Redux
A retold fragment of the pre-BCB Magical Girl Lucy story back when Veronica was an anime.
What if Augustus was a little younger and grew up alongside Lucy?
So, uh, Mike is a vampire. It is literally about that.
The school’s going hog wild for Jessica’s treats at the bake sale! Can Daisy save these pigs from the slaughter?
Sue needs an interview subject. Augustus obliges when Paulo doesn’t.
Out of Ideas
Molly is tasked with making a great BCI for you all.
Daisy wakes up with the worst look imaginable.
Sue gives Paulo some much-needed lessons in conversational etiquette.
Merry Christmas, Roseville!
With his guardian angel’s guidance, Mike witnesses just how wonderful life in Roseville would be without him.
Elementary School Sweethearts
What if Sandy never moved away from Roseville? Life would be awfully different… Well, maybe just awful.
A Better You
Daisy’s future self pays Roseville High a visit. She’s got some serious wisdom to share.
Volume Four, 2 pages
As Sue frets backstage, Jessica pops in for a final word of encouragement.
Volume Four, 4 pages
While his messages go unanswered, Mike never has to worry about losing touch with a certain pair.
Volume Four, 4 pages
Chastened by Paulo, Sue tries to connect with Paulo’s interests. For a moment.
Volume Four, 6 pages
Jasmine, Mina and Cassidy take a trip to the movie theater, sponsored by a guilt-ridden patron.
Volume Five, 3 pages
Don’t ask a girl in cheerleader mode about her MMORPG.
There’s a Chance
Volume Five, 4 pages
Roxy thanks Jordan for a great night at prom, but he’s not about to learn a thing.
Volume Five, 8 pages
Rachel’s friends-with-benefits arrangement with Paulo is fraying at the seams, but she puts on a happy face.
Volume Six, 8 pages
Lucy’s back home. While her mom sees a chance to reach out, Lucy isn’t interested in her advice.
Comics from Candybooru
A selection of noncanonical curiosities posted to Candybooru.
2 pages, 6/3/06
David cheers on Lucy with a song that strikes deep in her lovestruck heart.
1 page, 9/20/06
Pirate puns with a sharp hook.
1 page, 10/27/06
Yashy wonders if these cats really do do anything cat-like. Mike’s ready to oblige.
1 page, 6/6/07
Lucy is late because the bus is late and she’s about ready to bite somebody’s head off.
1 page, 1/14/08
An early appearance of the kittens! And one’s a real bully.
2 pages, 4/18/08
Young Mike goes searching for Sandy’s missing ribbon, but really hurts his brain.
1 page, 4/20/08
Daisy helps Paulo practice his romantic writing.
1 page, 5/16/08
On this most special day of the year, Daisy’s eager to distribute extra-meaningful literary gifts.
1 page, 5/24/08
How come everybody except Paulo gets a Daisy nickname?!
2 pages, 8/8/08
An obedient cat-droid relentlessly pursues Lucy, a little bit like Paulo.
1 page, 1/17/09
We finally sell out to the furries, but the cast isn’t about to take it without a fight.
1 page, 2009
A prototypical appearance of Paulo’s fast food job.
1 page, 4/9/10
He really just says whatever he likes to ruin your day.
1 page, 8/8/10
Jessica can’t get Rachel’s magical wing pins out of her head.
1 page, 8/10/10
Posted when Summer Vacation arc took a lot longer than Summer itself.
1 page, 9/6/10
Sue reports on a frequent reader question and gets a fairly blunt answer.
1 page, 10/18/10
A mushy little thing between Mike and Lucy that didn’t happen.
1 page, 4/1/11
1 page, 4/1/15
A total site takeover to reflect the new star of the show — your favorite orange Somali!
1 page, 2/22/17
A special update promoting the new Kickstarter and the debut of the Daisy plush. Who better a customer than Abbey?
1 page, 11/23/18
The final resting place for some obsolete chapters removed from the archive.
9 pages, 5/3/06
BCB’s first chapter. It was a bit aimless, so Simple Pleasures replaced it.
4 pages, 5/19/06
Replaced with an updated version after the release of Volume One.
4 pages, 5/23/06
Mike and Lucy’s first encounter.
4 pages, 5/27/06
A continuation of “The First Meeting”.
8 pages, 5/29/06
Sandy’s first appearance.
4 pages, 6/9/06
A chapter for Chirpy! Once absent from the archive entirely, it was brought back with the remake “Flying Lessons” in 2021.
3 pages, 2007
Originally planned to follow “Moving On”, this story was later covered in At Loose Ends.
2 pages, 5/5/07
Mike and Lucy catch pocket monsters. Removed from the archive after the release of the first Omnibus.
7 pages, 6/20/11
A fourth-wall-breaking introduction to Volume One and the world of BCB.
1 page, 6/20/11
Everyone’s just itching to try the new gumball machine. A Volume One exclusive, removed from the archive after the release of the first Omnibus.
19 pages, 9/23/11
Squabbling over the kitchen table, we see a glimpse of Lucy’s home life. Remade in 2020 and now part of the comic archive.
34 pages, 9/14/12
9 pages, 1/7/14
A speculative bonus chapter that was published during the comic’s “holiday break”.
We substantially rewrote and redrew the first three volumes in 2017–2021. These older volumes are available for free download in eBook form:
592 pages, released June 2011
276 pages, released December 2012
260 pages, released December 2013
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