1. Simple Pleasures, original chapter posted 11/2/09

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Simple Pleasures — Page 1



*Lucy, a white cat, is lying in her bed, holding a pillow over her head as the radio wakes her.*
Radio: Welcome to a lovely sunny Saturday, America! Today’s weather is heading toward a sweaty 89° so remember to… [The radio trails off.]
*A small figure emerges from behind the bed.*

*The figure is revealed to be Yashy, a small lizard creature. She sits on the edge of the bed wearing goggles and holding two wing-like planks in her hands.*
Yashy: Sounds like it’s time to clear the runway, Chirps..

*Yashy crouches, preparing to jump.*
Yashy: Readyyyy…

*Yashy leaps from the bed, flapping her plank wings and using the floor fan as a boost of wind.*
Yashy: LIFT OFF!
*Lucy lifts the pillow from her face to see what Yashy is doing.*

*Yashy suddenly stops in midair.*

*She falls to the ground with a loud CRACK.*

*Lucy scrambles from her bed.*
Lucy: YASHY!!
*Yashy lies on the floor with a sore face, tears in her eyes.*
Yashy: Mayday.. Mayday..
*Chirpy, a pink bird, lifts her wings and calls to Lucy in tears.*
Chirpy: Girl-Kitty!! She broke a bone!!

Chirpy: Is Mommy gonna go to the hospital, Girl-Kitty?!
*Lucy examines the two framed photos Yashy landed on. One picture shows Lucy with her pets, the other, cracked and damaged shows Mike and Lucy.*

*Lucy holds the frame, frowning at the damage.*
Lucy: Nah, she broke something else.

Author commentary

Veronica: Heyyyyyyyy everybody! Here’s the start of the comic!

The BCB archive has undergone a lot of reworking over the years, and what you’re seeing here (and afterward) is the final result of edits, redraws and recolourings for the Bittersweet Candy Bowl Omnibus. This comic is as polished as it can be now, a balance of the simplicity and charm of the old art but a whole lot less scribbly.

The “first posted” dates reflect the original version of the chapter, but the first 850 pages were all enhanced in 2020.

So to all new readers, welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay!

Oliver: Indeed — it took a lot of time but we’re really happy with the result! Have fun!

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #169785

when you go back through the archives is really fun to see while your reading it the evolution of the art style, also great comic!

spmcool June 28, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #203934

Wow, I remember when this page had like, 20 comments. This my 5th time re-reading it and I am still ever-in love with this. Good work Taeshi, I hope you continue this comic for a looong time :)

New Girl December 30, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #215490

I remember when i saw this page for the first time, it bring me good memories =D

LuckyCat May 1, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT.

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