55. Back and Forth, page posted 4/30/10

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Back and Forth — Page 7
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Author commentary

Veronica: Hey everyone you have to pay attention to this announcement!

You have to come back tomorrow. 

And every day in May. Because a special 31-page incentive comic will be posted every day around 3AM EST as an incentive on Topwebcomics. This is our big push to get into the top 10, and it requires everyone to vote early and vote often! In fact, if you have anything with a separate IP address (i.e. access to a computer at work, or school, or your internet-enabled phone) you can vote several times in each day and really help us!

Another thing for you to remember (besides COME BACK EVERY DAY) is that if you miss a day, you miss a page of the comic—so you can’t miss a few days and catch up later! In order to make it fairer for readers we pick up during the month, we may post previous pages later on, but only if we’re at 10 or lower in the rankings. Otherwise what’s the point of posting every day, right?

Your help throughout the next month will be totally appreciated—we know it’s a bit annoying to do the vote dance every day, but hopefully the upcoming comic (even if it’s of sketchy quality) will make up for it and give you an interesting story you wouldn’t have got otherwise. We want to pick up a ton of new readers this month and making it up there on TWC will help out so much.

The final regular incentive has been posted. Please look at it, because you’re all wonderful!

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

Reader comments

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Comment ID #10911

That’s just a great start right their

(nameless) April 30, 2010, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #10912

Why is Paulo doing this to himself?

DZ April 30, 2010, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #10920

i like your initiative idea,but it’s kindda unfair to people that say… serve in the army ?
yeah,protecting the nation is getting in the way of me reading webcomics…
O.K ! i’m not really protecting the bloody nation !
i just drag a bunch of equipment around from one side of the base to the other…
but i’m still home only two or three times a week,and even then i have a job on weekends…
i’v hardly been keeping up with the initiatives as is,something i’m really sad about anyway.
so basically what i’m saying is…

yo lil ! i’m ya’boy !

oddguy April 30, 2010, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #10921

whoo #3

John April 30, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #10922


John April 30, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #10923

Oh man, he is really bad at dating.
This was actually a little sad to read.

Name April 30, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #10924

Im a really big fan of this comic so I will vote everyday :D

MikeyTheFox April 30, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #10927

Oddguy, don’t worry! Just hope that people here are motivated enough to get up into the top 10 quickly and we can post a batch of pages so warmongers like you can catch up on it all.

SuitCase April 30, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #10929

LOL. His first awkward date.

I have yet to have mine.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 30, 2010, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #10930

Poor poor Paulo. Don’t you see:David was RIGHT. You -have- changed. You’re out of practice. You’re a wreck! I don’t know you anymore man!

Bribri April 30, 2010, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #10932


Right click


Gabriel Kaxbe April 30, 2010, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #10935

I’m digging the shirted Paulo in panel six.

…and I only just now realised, while I was typing, that they are WEARING CLOTHES. Funny how the mind adjusts to things like that.

Yokel April 30, 2010, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #10939

I feel like there should be a “,bitches.” after the “listen up”.

Quacksalver April 30, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #10941

thanks,i hope it’ll work out like that…
warmongering 4 da win… or something…

oddguy April 30, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #10945

Hehe, Paulo’s face is priceless XD

I voted (as usual) to get the “thanks” incentive and… no Alec McCain ?
*starts a march* We demand more McCain !
*notices no-one is following*

Thank you for that wonderfull comic anyway (I don’t post often) and I hope you’ll release that incentive side-story as an extra someday, ‘cause I’ll be out of town for the weekend. *sigh*

Ja ne~…

FX April 30, 2010, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #10946

I can vote on my laptop and on my PS3 also.All to help BCB get in the top 10.

Riff2580 April 30, 2010, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #10947

That is a HOT dress.

Calvin April 30, 2010, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #10949

Also, PLEAZE dont do something like this in the middle of june cuz ill be moving to Kentucky(fried chicken mmm.) in the middle of the mouth and probably wont have connection when I first get there(plus not including unpacking,cleaning up and gothing out the place lol).So I propably wont be able to vote for some time around after june 10. Just informing ya but keep up the great work!

Riff2580 April 30, 2010, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #10950

c’mon people lets help make this comic #1 okay we can do it

bard April 30, 2010, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #10952

Riff, that’s kind of you, but keep in mind it counts by IP address - so unless your PS3 and laptop use different internet connections, they won’t help you vote any more. You either have to vote from your phone using 3G, or vote from an internet connection at work or school. You can use the same computer to vote a ton of times, it just needs to be on different connections.

(This is all ok with their T&C by the way! It seems some other comics are just as ambitious as us in giving these kind of instructions, too.)

bard, maybe! Probably not. I feel like #6 is the goal within reach (I hope!) but #3 is the most we could ever hope for. The top two are way way ahead and there’s not much we can do about that.

SuitCase April 30, 2010, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #10958

Panel 7: Paulo is a SPY!!! D:

Sands from DA April 30, 2010, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #10959

Panel 6*

Sands from DA April 30, 2010, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #10960

SO I’ll vote at home and at school and at severel friends places if I get the chance.
you saved my Mai btw~ x3

also Paulo looks kinda hot in clothes~
and check yes Jess’s got a car- but oh poor Paulo, so insecure~

Lisa April 30, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #10963

Whoo! I’ll vote every day! On every computer in the school!

Disciple April 30, 2010, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #10964

@Discipline- I guess they’re all having the same internet source, so I guess one would do ^^u

Lisa April 30, 2010, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #10968

Wow… poor guy, there goes his wounded ego…

And… I don’t think it’s totally his fault (key word: “totally”). We are talking about the Ice Queen there, that was harsh.

And really cool about the incentive comic. I don’t really think you needed it to reach the top10 by this month, so I will just thank you both for giving us the opportunity of having our BCB dose daily during May.

x_uve April 30, 2010, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #10970

I think Paulo’s face broke.

Also, I’m gonna vote the crap out of this. School computers, home computers, friends computers, ipods, nothing is safe anymore.

Also, the incentive? No, Thank YOU.

Megaket vote everyday April 30, 2010, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #10972

he no can drive ._.

Wolfei April 30, 2010, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #10980


Delios April 30, 2010, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #10981

I agree with DZ. Is he really just trying to prove to himself that he’s still a ladies man? Not lookin good on that front or if Lucy finds out…oh my.

KSib April 30, 2010, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #11041

I see it started bad for paulo haha.

Kou April 30, 2010, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #11048

You never get to make fun of Mike again, you bag of wuss. :D

BBQ-Flavored Jerk April 30, 2010, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #11052

It’s a spite date. What did he THINK was gonna happen?

Maverik April 30, 2010, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #11053

All the computers have different I.P. addresses, so they all get logged as seperate votes.

Also, Disciple, not discipline.

Disciple April 30, 2010, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #11057

I forgot today was an update. :P
Anyways, I wonder where Paulo’s being taken? :3

Ved of Flames April 30, 2010, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #11061

I’ve already been voting three time/day, once at school ,once at hiome and once with my Wii, you’re that awesome!!

MiwAuturu April 30, 2010, 7:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #11062

Ooooh I’m really looking forward to seeing where this goes…also, I love those shirts on guys! Paulo has nice taste.

This might be a silly question, but this 31 day incentive comic thing, will each new page be up for the duration of the whole day from 3am EST until the new one is posted the following day at 3am EST?? Just to clarify.

Alison April 30, 2010, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #11065

That’s right! You’ll visit the same link, and every 24 hours it will roll over to the next page.

SuitCase April 30, 2010, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #11066

Yesuree, Alison! So people got a full day to see the page.

Though I doubt the chapter will be 31 pages, I assume once the chapter ends, another incentive chapter will begin. They will basically be classic for-fun bcb-style comics, so expect boundless silly chapters and even chapters dating years baaaaaack, ala the short 5th grade bcb series I did at DeviantArt.

I’m slightly looking forward to doing silly speed comics again.

Taeshi April 30, 2010, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #11067

Though it also means CONSTANT DRAWING SHOOT

and hoping it doesn’t start totally eating up my buffer for real effort chapters

Taeshi April 30, 2010, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #11069

TopWebcomics says they’ll be down the first and second :/

Seven April 30, 2010, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #11070

Yeah, I noticed that. Kind of unfortunate, right? If the downtime is actual downtime, then we’ll delay it until the 3rd and won’t post the second page until Tuesday.

SuitCase April 30, 2010, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #11089

Hey I noticed that Paulo is actually wearing pants ya know !!

Mezmo April 30, 2010, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #11101

damn it! 3rd may is when Halo: Reach Beta starts! how am I supposed to do play that for two weeks 24/7 and watch this at the same time!? D:

Egg April 30, 2010, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #11116

Brain melting with anticipation……..
(woo past reference :P)

Rift April 30, 2010, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #11151

I just found out about this comic, and I read the whole thing (that is right now), and I was kinda sad about lucy and mike, but I guess that was doomed to happen, right? But who know’s, something drastic might happen Oo

Tobee April 30, 2010, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #11153

Pualo just keeps failing and failing LOL.
And Yay! i’ll vote everyday x3

ArceDeer April 30, 2010, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #11155

paulo is always hitting on girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what’s up with him?
personly i think he should stick to lucy cause mike don’t want her!

cisne April 30, 2010, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #11165

This reminds me of so many childhood cartoons that aired every day… I always ended up missing one. :p

Atty April 30, 2010, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #11173



FurryMaxime April 30, 2010, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #11184

Lol paulo’s face when the doorbell rings. Makes me think he is like “come on woman jeez im still spiffing up >=(“

Kariz April 30, 2010, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #11189

Damn it, Im going to miss about 3 days for sure. Oh well, Ill just do what I can, n at last 2 comps :D

Darkdrake April 30, 2010, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #11192

I will be there for bettersweetcandybow every day until my pc crashes !!!

El Legendario April 30, 2010, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #11195

See Paulo, this is what happens when you try too hard. His faces are to die for.

Oh, and thank you, Taeshi, for writing such a great comic. I’ll do my best to get my vote(s) in.

The Lost Carol April 30, 2010, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #11225

Poor Paulo… he looks so sad. Hope this works out for him.

Leaving_a_comment April 30, 2010, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #11238

AAAAAnnddd~ I love Jessica more now.

Amber April 30, 2010, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #11239

31 pages? Wow. o.o;;

*clicks vote button* *bookmark*

Hope ya get more votes. (>’_’)>

KirbyFlash April 30, 2010, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #11240

Wow, Paulo’s gonna need some aloe vera for that burn. That’s cold. Also you should just copy Southpark - Vote or DIE! That’s the real bittersweet candy bowl message right there.

Zavala April 30, 2010, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #11247

i can get my friends to vote! probably expect around 30 votes. everyday hopefully..

pedro April 30, 2010, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #11272

Paulo doesnt look too good.

joefox April 30, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #11304

I will NEVER vote :|

Hyper April 30, 2010, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #11357

Everybody needs to talk about how awesome the incentive chapter will be to rub it into Hyper’s face ;)

Taeshi April 30, 2010, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #11360

Done. And done.


Gabriel Kaxbe April 30, 2010, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #11400

Sounds like a plan. :p Though… if truly this weekend Top Webcomics is down, Murphy’s law has again overdone it self.

And… still seeing Paulo’s face makes me pain for his butchered ego… Poor guy, and I fear things can only go for the worse…

x_uve April 30, 2010, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #11410

Wonderful idea! And it will help me get through the last month of school with something to look forward to :) good luck with the rankings i know we can get up there :’D

bumblegoo April 30, 2010, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #11414

Yes!!! We’ll all vote to get TOP 10!!!

btw, i feel sorry for paulo. The rules have change for him. Hope someone helps him escape the torture…

pedro April 30, 2010, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #11434


Cedric Bale April 30, 2010, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #11473


Sounds easy enough! Beats waiting for updates, mwhaha!

And ouch, looks like Paulo doesn’t have his magic touch anymore. Either that, or that gal is just way too much for the average ladies-man! Keep it together, man!

Nandito April 30, 2010, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #11506

I’ll vote er-day. x3
Poor Paulo! In the last panel, he looks so pitiful :( Good luck!

iSpyy April 30, 2010, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #11544

oops forgot to vote XD

bored April 30, 2010, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #11552

awwww pooor Paulo *huggles him*

Lord Ral April 30, 2010, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #11597

Paulo, stop trying!

MacFluffers April 30, 2010, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #11636

Paulos just trying too hard to be a sleaze, isn’t he? =P

Shady Kitsune April 30, 2010, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #11657

But… wasn’t she a lesbian?

Julian the Third April 30, 2010, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #11664

Sadly as poor Paulo haven’t seen neither the relationship charts nor her reactions to Lucy in the other day’s incentive (that we know, he may really be stalking her of course), I don’t think he knows.

Though as was said earlier… he probably should have thought that the date was going to be a bit weird being fueled by hate and desire to mess with Tess. But again, he was thinking with his wounded teenage pride.

x_uve April 30, 2010, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #11675

Holy crap BCB’s number 13!

The American Idiot April 30, 2010, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #11676

On TWC, I mean.

The American Idiot April 30, 2010, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #11678

dont wanna be an american idiot ye yEA *** dem governments fight capitalism

whf April 30, 2010, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #11680


Mezmo April 30, 2010, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #11704

I’m just gonna bring this up. 1: Is chivalry dead? I mean why is Jess driving Paulo, not vice versa?
2: This wasn’t answered yesterday, what is with the slashes in the name box? I’ll go ahead and change it again, I’m just wondering.
3: I still don’t know the answer to this, who are the red and black birds holding the “Latest Chapter” and “Prior Chapter” signs, respectively?

"Kegger" Knouse May 1, 2010, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #11705

I don’t understand—I did answer you yesterday!

SuitCase May 1, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #11706

@Kegger: ever thought that Paulo doesn’t have the money to have a drivers license never the less a car?

SWM the Dialogue Ninja May 1, 2010, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #11709

Plus he did just turn sixteen two weeks ago.

DZ May 1, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #11713

Hw adorably awkward. ^_^

Xuncu May 1, 2010, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #11724

BCB timeline in this chapter is October 2007, so Paulo is still only fifteen. He probably hasn’t even taken the written test for a learning permit at school today!

Also yeah he has no money for a car

Taeshi May 1, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #11726

today = yet


btw black bird is named Error and the red bird is actually classic BCB spoilers, hence why he’s always latest chapter, he’s futureeee

Taeshi May 1, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #11745

Ha! bittersweet candy stands at no.3 for May so far with…8 votes. Yay :)

(nameless) May 1, 2010, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #11755

Number for and staying there! Your campaign is paying off already! :P!

Rift May 1, 2010, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #11764

Hahahahaha enjoy the placement gentlemen because we are totally getting punched out of it soon

btw apparently we are staying out so the incentive won’t be posted till later, though to be honest I still wanna post it Monday Mad Lucy but souppy is being a big souppy grrrr *slave*

Taeshi May 1, 2010, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #11773

Pfft, it’s the weekend! It just so happens that I actually have time to vote as often as I wish!

Colin May 1, 2010, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #11776


Sucks to be Paulo, it seems =(.

I’ve only been reading this delightful comic for a week or so now (archive trawl FTW!) but you sure as hell have my votes for TWC!

Looking forward to moar in the very, very near future!

Tristram May 1, 2010, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #11780

LOL! Poor Paulo. This page was posted the same day as my Birthday! :D

Flame-LoneWolf May 1, 2010, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #11785

I want that incentive mate! It’s past 6AM EST already! Don’t back down now!

Pronkat May 1, 2010, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #11792

well, of course sd is ahead, this is their update day. keep voting peeps.

Darkdrake May 1, 2010, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #11805

I will, I just want the incentives also XD

Pronkat May 1, 2010, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #11806

I’m voting from my laptop, my mum’s PC and my PS3

Pronkat May 1, 2010, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #11848

pppppppf…………. paulo is in the ladies seat! XD

Jack2 May 1, 2010, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #11905

Happy B-day Flame-Lone Wolf! and Where’s the incentive? its about 10:00am here.

Riff2580 May 1, 2010, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #11911

Well Souppy, judging by the fact that you can’t view comments on previous pages on a phone, I couldn’t have seen what you told me. Remember, before I took my comment break, I was on of the few people ecstatic about the iPhone page.

"Kegge Knouse May 1, 2010, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #11917

You can! I added that functionality. Take a closer look at the bar between pages on the iPhone version.

Incentive in one hour now guys. We are walking home right now.

SuitCase May 1, 2010, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #11918

Hey, SuitCase got the 100th comment. xD

Ved of Flames May 1, 2010, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #11922

Comment 102! :D

Aw man, I was hoping the incentive would be up by now. I have to take the SAT so I don’t want to wait hours before I see the incentive.

And hey! We’re #8 on top webcomics! :D

Glasses May 1, 2010, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #12040

Timeline is a big confusion for me, so most probably I will miss the pages since I’m offline half of the week ^^UUU

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) May 1, 2010, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #12063

It’s 11:00 where I live right now. Thanks for making such an awesome comic Taeshi! Keep up the super awesome work!

Random May 1, 2010, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #12167

There was a ninja reupload of incentive D:
I saw 2 pages today! YAY

Delios May 1, 2010, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #12228

Looks like a good start for the incentve comics, but you should leave links to Webcomicx and comic hovel too, I don’t know how popular these sites are, but you were in first in webcomicz and second on comic hovel, so it could potentially bring in a few more viewers.

MiwAuturu May 1, 2010, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #12259

lol, this is looking good xD

Drayor May 1, 2010, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #12260

Well Souppy, I went back and saw what you said about the slashes, everytime I come to post a comment, in the name box it reads “\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”. Normally it just stays blank. Again, I’ll change it until I get a definative answer.

"Kegger" Knouse May 1, 2010, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #12262

Well, as of now TWC is still up. BCB is #6, with 342 votes. Awesome job everyone!

I vote multiple times.. BUT, I’m sorry to say, I have a large list of favorites, so I’ve voting for some of the competition too. Including the current #1 and #2. =D

Zaehlas May 1, 2010, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #12308

your at tha #6 spot on TWC ! biatch !

oddguy May 1, 2010, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #12619

“In order to make it fairer for readers we pick up during the month, we may post previous pages later on, but only if we’re at 10 or lower in the rankings. Otherwise what’s the point of posting every day, right?”

And about the readers you may pick up in June or July? As they go through the archives, they will essentially see a razzberry saying “you missed it.” I’m just saying. When the drive is over you might want to take down anything that will only serve as a tease.

Pvblivs May 1, 2010, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #12725

Where’s the vote link now? :O

Ragnir May 2, 2010, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #12754

Literally under the recent comic page being posted. I guess in some browsers it’s all green and stuff.. but in others it’s just a bunch of text.

Taeshi May 2, 2010, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #12917

Holy crap, he’s not wearing a seat belt!

ChewySmokey May 2, 2010, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #12945

Oh noes I ran outa new comics to read! Blast, the downside to catching up. I last few days have been very entertaining as I read up to here from chapter one. This is a great comic! Ty for making it and still making it!!! Also… LucyxCarter foreva

Cosmic May 2, 2010, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #13045

everyone brace for impact, we’re falling in the TWC.

FD May 2, 2010, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #13083

Lol Paulo ^_^

Pwnzz May 2, 2010, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #13226

All that is missing in the 10th panel is the word “Doom”.

And whoa, only page 2 and already in the Top 10.

Mister V May 2, 2010, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #13251

onwards to epic failure ( Paulo) !!!!

El Legendario May 2, 2010, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #13297

This comic seroisly needs color :/

I’m tired of artists who are to lazy to color in there comic.

It’s ok to have a few non colored comics here and there but… not the other way around with a few colored pages here and there.

Serioulsly. i bet you would get way more votes if it were better quality. (*colored* *in*)

Quality May 2, 2010, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #13304

@oddguy (the imposter), dude seriously stop takin ma user name! :/

oddguy May 2, 2010, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #13322

There seems to be a problem with the voting link. After I vote, the page won’t show me the comic… wtf?

Cold as Ice May 2, 2010, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #13349

@Quality you know that quality doesn’t matter nearly as much as story, true good quality helps but if the story is lousy, it does absolutly no good, this comic has story, spychology and depth to me that is what makes something great. furthermore, I bet if Taeshi did do them in color it would mean fewer updates, personaly I think that they are great.

FD May 2, 2010, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #13355

Wow, looks like the incentive idea is working. o.o BCB is already on rank 7!


Nandito May 2, 2010, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #13362

Oh yeah, before I forget, you should put the link to the other two voting sites on the main page as well. Don’t mind voting there too…

Just can’t remember their URL. <_

Nandito May 2, 2010, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #13451

wow, it seems all 77 or so of the comics that I read (Misfile, BCB, EGS, ctrl+alt+del, AGs, etc.) are all vying for top 10. damn, which should I choose….?

MacGyver Adrian Caboose May 2, 2010, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #13456

*voted 4 times* XD

Shen Hibiki May 2, 2010, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #13479

Baaaaaaw! I just found this 2 days ago, and caught up today! Now I missed the first page of the incentive comic, can anyone send it to me? Lordsarssol@gmail.com

Sarssol May 2, 2010, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #13518

@ Sarssol - I shall save thee from thine plight! XD (If no one else has already.)

ravengal May 2, 2010, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #13537

lol im srri but paulo looks SO STUPID in the last block XD

Gianna May 2, 2010, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #13538

Comment goes here.

Poor Paulo. He’s so stupid and sweet. :3

Solario the Visored May 2, 2010, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #13565

@ MacGyver Adrian Caboose, 77? well you top my 70 comics

MiwAuturu May 2, 2010, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #13572

MacGyver, you can vote for all of them!

Knouse, I think I know how to fix it - it’s a bug that has to do with slashes being added to quote marks. That’s why you only see it. It’s on my list of bugs to fix. Thanks for letting me know.

Sarssol, I assume you saw an ad that took you here? Where? I’d be interested…

SuitCase May 2, 2010, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #13677

Oh, and Nandito, you can still visit http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/vote.html to vote on all three sites at the same time, but frankly I’d rather ignore the other two sites and have people vote as much as they can on TWC instead. I spent some time and reviewed the stats—Webcomicz and Comic Hovel only send a handful of relatively disinterested visitors a day, yet TWC sends more great visitors than just about any ad I can buy. You’re all welcome to vote on the other sites but just keep in mind a second vote on TWC from your phone or school or whatever is worth so much more.

SuitCase May 3, 2010, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #13735

I appear to be getting an odd error when clicking the voting link. Something along the lines of

“Server Error in ‘/’ Application. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)”

Is anyone else getting this?

Ciretho May 3, 2010, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #13736

Well, they did say they’d have downtime. Alas. I hope they fix it quick!

SuitCase May 3, 2010, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #13752

Ah, I understand >>;

Ciretho May 3, 2010, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #14792

Paulo’s depressed expressions are hilariously perfect.

Apparently his face falls apart when he gets sad

Hijack May 4, 2010, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #15503

hurray for not sleeping!

tired(bored) May 5, 2010, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #17037

Luckily, my big school has a lot of different connections. And i am going to vote ther ever single moment of my life.

BREADEDCHEESE! May 6, 2010, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #17766

Sorry, but the shirt DOES look stupid. Sorry to break it to ya.

Jedi Master May 7, 2010, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #19037

Paulo looks good in clothes.

BREADEDCHEESE! May 9, 2010, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #32530

Paulo looks like he’s taking a dump in her car.

Hannibal May 31, 2010, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #66870

well i see who wears the pants in this comic :

TheShadowMonster July 29, 2010, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #67956

for not driving he fells like ashamed she is older or something

j the fourth July 31, 2010, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #81891

Is there any way to find these bonus pages now that the incentive event is over? I feel kinda left out for being a new guy. :(

Rawrd00d August 25, 2010, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #95752

dude, he looks as miserable as he wants to be..

Nero September 24, 2010, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #98760

paulo. why do you hurt yourself like this. you dont need this kind of pain. just stick with lucy and throw a couple fantasies at david so he can be quiet

tsuner October 1, 2010, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #114942


Raxki October 31, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #120398

awww, Paulo looks so cute wearing his dad’s shirt <3

Dey-Chan November 6, 2010, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #128859

So what happened in the big inceto-comic?

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #141411

Paulo driving? Denied.

Hoheh January 11, 2011, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #150854

Oh can it. Sorry he’s not trying to make out with every girl he sees. What’s wrong with have respect for the women he dates, or dating them for the right reasons?
He respected Lucy and didn’t want to hurt her, he was being a gentleman. I honestly don’t understand why this lack of behavior is seen as a attack against his honor. I see more honor in acting like a gentleman. Mad Lucy

blackmage March 8, 2011, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #151837

damint David now look what you’ve done. Poor Paulo.

bluesub6 March 14, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #152623

Taeshi, ya putting a gun to my head here. D: Imma scared.

ben.duffa-kover March 20, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #153507

I got to this page on May 27…no incentive comic for me…

Scientific Mind March 27, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #160586

dont worry taeshi!! i visit bcb every freaking day to check if there are updates or not ;) cuz, you rock…like thadius… lol

hey its meh lolz May 9, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #162595

David just ruined the whole story…

Paulo looks so sad in the last panel. I’d feel bad for him…if he wasn’t making a huge *** mistake right now. Come on, dude. Weren’t you happy with Lucy?

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #162634


Ah c’mon man, just cause it’s not PauloxLucy now… even though he DOES go on… well I won’t say… but PauloxLucy at the moment looks BLEAK!

Noogai May 21, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #164172

noogai, *cries and whimpers*

Wolfiesong and Sneppy May 29, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #168679

Anyone mind telling me what an incentive is?

Milos June 23, 2011, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #169237


An incentive comic is something extra Taeshi draws to reward people for voting for BCB on that topwebcomics site. Theres a link somewhere…

Doodleydoowop June 26, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #177598

Mr. Popcollar

ket August 18, 2011, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #177939

oddguy, you my boy right there man! medic here

Logan August 19, 2011, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #183543

You know he down when he starts sporting dem POPPED COLLAS. HOLLA!!!

Ok, I apologize for that.

Lumi September 29, 2011, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #216003

Damn, that girl is so hardcore. Does she drive a stick-shift? Or is she just that hardcore that she drives with her LEFT hand on the wheel the entire time… I guess if she is left handed its ok….

The Guy in the Background May 7, 2012, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #218030

I like that shirt. Animals should wear clothes more often.

WarWolf June 2, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #226107

I totally skipped the comic for a bit because of the big text. .-.

haywire August 23, 2012, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #291359

Tempted to stop reading the archives right here… but since the whole thing only needs to be read through once, I’ll carry on.

Still though… I’ve quit reading at least three webcomics because they became obsessed with rankings, voting and stupid voting incentives.
Not that it counts for much… since I’m an archive-trawler and not one of those freaks who sits tapping their feet and waiting for a story to advance at the speed of continental drift.

SotiCoto December 12, 2014, 5:35 PM EST.

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