AX, July 5–8

Intermission: Mike’s Birthday, chapter posted 8/10/06

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Mike’s Birthday — Page 1
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Author commentary

Veronica: The characters will actually be aging throughout this series.. and the old series actually has all their birthdays! When I used to draw the old series, I always did a little party thing when it was their birthday.. and considering how many characters are here.. yeah.. there will be some of these. And I thought “Why not color? I need to practice with my prismacolor colored pencils anyway!”

Mike’s birthday is the 10th of August. Silly to be celebrating a fictional character’s birthday, but I just wanna have landmarks and everything XD They celebrate Garfield’s birthday, afterall! Or something.

Oh, that Michael. And by the way, for some reason, I keep thinking Lucy came out particularly gorgeous, but maybe that’s due to the white, light blue, and pink combo she has.. really light colors. I DON’T KNOW.

Chirpy was red in the character-quiz thing.. but she’s changed to be pink now.. so yeah. Alteration of colors. Pink just seems really fitting for Chirpy.. considering the mother was meant to be red. Also speaking of color-changes.. you can tell I wasn’t COMPLETELY final with everything since Blur is actually yellow in this! What!! Yeah.. he was originally meant to be yellow, but I thought he looked too much like a bloody canary.. so it was changed to a blue-violet color.. the blue blur lol

One other thing to point out that’s amusing is that Red Lobster no longer sings this song.. atleast the Red Lobster I work in. Isn’t that depressing? It’s such a nice and happy song, too! I’ll definitely miss it, they replaced it with the generic birthday song now. What a bummer!

Fun fact: Michael’s sister, Haley, has her birthday on August 9.. but she’s like a full year younger.. so she JUST turned thirteen.. but she’s too unimportant a character to draw anything for. THAT’S JUST HOW IT’S ALWAYS BEEN. Yes. OKAY I’LL STOP TYPING. How could I type so much for ONE PAGE.

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #870

pannel 8 mike looks like a grey furred paulo

seadogs123 February 28, 2010, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #2744

I say this page turned out pretty nicely. I really like how all of them look.

Phillip April 6, 2010, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #4699

“GOODNESS, the scanner killed this. I’m sorry for the quality”
“Man, I’m rusty XD I tend to only color in Oekaki so this came out kind of.. scribbly. Plus, I finished this at like 4 A.M.. so forgive some areas that suck. And speaking of colors, DAISY’S NOT THAT DARK. Goodness, my scanner hates me. She’s meant to be a light light peach color mixed with yellow and white here and there..”
Relax!It’ s awesome.I suck at coloring in things most of time too.Give me a sketch of a rose and it’ll end up looking like a mangled poppy.Besides,it looks fantastic.

Jay April 15, 2010, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #6729

Is it just my contacts going screwy,or does Paulo look a bit dog-ish in panel 4.*gets eye drops*

Jay April 21, 2010, 9:53 PM EST.

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UNIT2960 April 22, 2010, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #7714

I’m gonna sing that to my brother on his birthday! for sure. XD

Emi April 24, 2010, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #9456

this is probably the cutest lucy has looked. ever. of all time. :3

Austin Smith April 28, 2010, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #19027

lolz well is cool but the colour hmmm xD… (THIS IS A WORK FOR PHOTOSHOP SAVES THE DAY AGAIN!!1)

Impulse May 10, 2010, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #40960

hmm about your description, My B-day is Sept 15 while my brothers is Sept 16, yet he’s two years older then me….strange coincidence…..

Pyrotwister June 9, 2010, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #47099

Yeah, If I got woken up just for that, I’d be pretty ****** too.

Flame-LoneWolf June 21, 2010, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #48526

Panel seven…Lucy…DIABEETUS! *dead*

TurnerClassicNinja June 23, 2010, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #57306

in panel seven Lucy looks like a little girl

The guy nobody knows July 8, 2010, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #58201

ive been reading this stuff for like an 6 hours now cause its so good the persons who made this up is awsome XD

sara July 10, 2010, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #61490

I always thought Michal was gray :D

Eve July 20, 2010, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #61717

David is so random…”You look funny with a neck” lol :D

Waffles :D July 20, 2010, 5:40 PM EST.

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Meg July 30, 2010, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #72846

and btw its Blur
Taeshi made a mistake..

cats4ever98 August 10, 2010, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #72856

yay for mike’s birthday 2010

awsomesauce August 10, 2010, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #80968

Lucy looks sooo adorable in panel 7!

MissCaitlyn August 24, 2010, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #88734

No comment comment

So-&-So September 9, 2010, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #95524

is that yellow bird Blur?

Kate September 24, 2010, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #95986

“You look funny with a neck”

David is just so…david.

Smirker September 25, 2010, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #99583

Happy birthday Boy-kitty!! :)

Shock and awe October 3, 2010, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #105072

:O and to think my lazyness to look up what their fur looked like was a sin.XD

That "Dude" October 14, 2010, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #109674

I wonder how early this was…
considering they are in summer break, anyways.

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 12:26 AM EST.

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Raxki October 29, 2010, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #114237

This comic is presented in color by Technicolor!
jk, I thought it was good. It’s nice to see a colored page.

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon October 30, 2010, 2:35 AM EST.

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weeeee! November 10, 2010, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #124594

you colored pages are great! i think it bring out abit more of their personality.

Echo November 13, 2010, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #124696

on the 7th panel Paulo looks like that guy they fought with on ”Confrontation”

Joakim November 13, 2010, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #126650

I’ve been reading this comic for close to a week now and I’ve gotta say that I think it’s fantastic :D don’t worry about the weird quality (it’s not even weird) it looks fantastic, the characters are fantastic, it’s just fantastic :)
P.S. how do people keep getting those faces in the comments? I’d really like to know

Gary Micheals November 16, 2010, 4:10 AM EST.

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K nevermind, I think I figured out the faces :)

Gary Micheals November 16, 2010, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #127363

Co. What’s the quiz?

josue hernandez November 17, 2010, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #127616

This comic is far from fail. David the Lobster Dog! His hat makes him look like that frog. You know, that one. Yeah.

SushiJaguar November 17, 2010, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #131712

I have to say that for some reason, this is one of my favorite pages. Every time I see this I love it. Just wanted to comment on how awesome I thought this page is, because it just rules.

Dracain November 22, 2010, 9:32 PM EST.

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Meleeman November 24, 2010, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #134778

Seeing Lucy’s happy face is AWKWARD!

TalonStripe November 29, 2010, 7:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #136481

awww! all dressed in big giant lobster… so cute! <3

Furrine December 13, 2010, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #137225

omg thats so funny, cause my birthday is the same day!

Madalynn December 17, 2010, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #138054

‘happy birthday flea’ yashy said

chloe December 22, 2010, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #138659

He does look funny with a neck.

Wanderlust December 24, 2010, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #139328

“You look funny with a neck”

felinoel December 28, 2010, 10:16 PM EST.

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Taylor January 2, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #140803

love it

cutel09 January 7, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.

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-epic thumbs up-

Edit: -looks two posts up-
Oh, I’m not the only one with that reaction xD

Nanie February 11, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #147069

Lucy looks sooooo cute in all the panels, sorry for calling you cute Lucy but it’s true.

Nightrobber February 12, 2011, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #147236

@nightrobber: ya, espechaly on the 7th panel

naxxon February 14, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #148417

wheres davids eyes?

jayseiger February 18, 2011, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #148560

AHAHA! I told you I’m just like Mike. I HATE being woken up.

I make that same face each time someone tries to wake me. XD

Cane February 19, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #150525

Lol! XD “you look weird with a neck” XD Lmao! I love this comic!

Sav March 6, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #150651

Well that was odd.

I see Lucy is still as verbally abusive as ever. -_-“

bluesub6 March 7, 2011, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #152167

8-D u mad?

no time for dat March 16, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #152528

all korats look funny with a neck 8-D

no time for dat March 19, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

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ThaAwesomeDude March 28, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #160584

name says it all

color finally May 9, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.

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dietgoat May 20, 2011, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #162931

hahahhaa “u look funny with a eck.” hahahahahahha!!! i luaghed so hard!!

DD May 23, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #163127

i had a friend who did this to me
he was beat to death with a base ball bat

clay May 24, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #163877

Woah, color, that’s trippy.

Jak May 28, 2011, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #166112

did u take acid and though the story? LOL

Darkpillz June 8, 2011, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #166227

The faces on the lobster hats reflecting the characters’ outer emotions :D

Tickle Monster June 9, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

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BlackAngel July 9, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #171706

…I have a sudden craving for lobster…. :O

~JP July 10, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #175515

He doesn’t wear his scarf in bed?

ftu August 3, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #176595

Huh. His BDay is a couple of days after mine.

So yeah, awesome.

jackkuro August 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183457

just so you know be sure to never use the real Happy Birthday song in a comic or you will have to pay royalties to Time Warner!

wolf1dude September 29, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #184566

It’s flip-flappin fantastic :D

Peter October 8, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #188574

His neck is weird :D (Jk. Just not used to it :3)

LikexMucy November 5, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #200269

8-D you look funny with a neck. I lol’d so hard

Lucy December 14, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #202747

I thought Mike wore his scarf in bed… Why is Daisy not wearing her lobster outfit for the first few panels? Maybe Mike likes lobsters. or not :unsure:

RanmaSaotome December 25, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

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RanmaSaotome December 26, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #205674

when i fist saw this, i thought you were doing this for a random friend. i read the title and stuff, and i realized it was for Mike XD

RandomFox January 14, 2012, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #205816

I think Mike looks great with a neck.

A_OH_SPAGETTI_OH January 16, 2012, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #207962

Why are everyone dressed like cancers?

ema February 5, 2012, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #208050

SOOO PRETTYYYYY!!! The colors they make my eyes bleed joy

Dangos February 6, 2012, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #213217

Lucy looks too cute in panel seven… Why?¿?
And what’s with his fur curling down on the bottom corners of his face?!?

FairyTalegurl April 1, 2012, 10:52 PM EST.

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SarashiTheCat April 28, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #215317

I thought Blur was Dark Blue anyway

SarashiTheCat April 28, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #215587

Hmm, my birthday is also on the 10th of August. Coincidence much?

Sheridan May 2, 2012, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #215836

David is totally ADHD.

Moo May 6, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #216913

You do realize that most people would rather see the comic and not care of all the flaws…either that or I just made a ******* out of myself :unsure:

Ikuto May 20, 2012, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #217758

Is this to the tune of the muppet show theme song cuze I sung it that way

Me May 31, 2012, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #221683

It reminds me of red lobster

Stephon July 10, 2012, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #226145

Anybody realize that in the 6th, 7th, and 9th panel, Daisey turns more orange-ish? :smirk: :O :x

millymaculo August 24, 2012, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #227003

My Birthday is the tenth of august. 8-D

Lil' fluffers. September 2, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #232863

I kept thinking. Oh it’s a reference to the crab gang from that old Japanese shooter arcade gang. I didn’t even consider the red lobster restaurant. le-sigh~ I’m so geeky ;_;

koiEater November 16, 2012, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #233273

Wait. Blur! YELLOW!!
*cocks shotgun*

Sono November 25, 2012, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #233544

Aw!!! :love: Im gonna sing it to everyone who has a birthday!!! :D

Katz December 2, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #233545

Anyone notice David has white eyes XD

Katz December 2, 2012, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244955

Mike is exactly one day older than me in dates AND age! Haha… I’ll shut up now cuz I have no friends to celebrate with so nobody cares ;_;

IForgotMyUsername May 6, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #259781

Daisy is yellow in the first few panels then she turns orange … What’s up with that? 8-)

Shadow September 18, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #289545

hehe my birthday is the 20th!

Char November 2, 2014, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #291928

Why does it always surprise me to see Lucy being silly?

Dakota December 30, 2014, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #299862

Daisy: You will love me now! /\/\ \/\/ /-\ |-| /-\ |-| /-\!

Name: KnightsTemplar June 10, 2015, 12:30 AM EST.

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