55. Back and Forth, page posted 5/3/10

Page 8 of 33

Back and Forth — Page 8
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Author commentary

Veronica: Some people might recognise this from Twitter.. it was one of my more funchallenging pages. Souppy is the one who made all the cool colours, so praise him for that.

Jessica sure is a rebel

By the way guys, Top Webcomics is down so we’ll have the third page up until it comes back - depending on how they go, you might have to wait until Wednesday for the next page of the Molly comic. Sorry! We aren’t sure what to do about it, but we’ll make sure you get a day to check it out either way.

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 #13739

Paulo, Paulo. What have you gotten yourself into?

Nyla May 3, 2010, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #13740

I should note, that the voting thing appears to be “dis-functional”, I don’t know if I have a bad connection or something, but I remember someone saying something about “TWC” being down or something

Pablo May 3, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #13741

I think Paolo just fell so deep down the ******* he can’t even see the paper anymore.

Jeff in Aus May 3, 2010, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #13742

Is it just me, or does the bouncer look like a really buff K.K. Slider?

DT May 3, 2010, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #13744

Ah Paulo’s only lacking one thing:Confidence! He still knows how to be a proper ladies man, he’s just too busy worrying that he isn’t to do it right!

Alas, I don’t think he’s going to realize that in time.

Like how you play with the colors Tae~

Bribri May 3, 2010, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #13748

What a bitch.

By “bitch,” I mean Paulo.

Teriyaki-Flavored Jerk May 3, 2010, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #13749

Then Jess and Paulo find Rachel in the club.

And well all know what happens next.

Yes. Yes. Very nice Taeshi, very nice.

ToastyJester May 3, 2010, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #13753

TWC had scheduled a server upgrade between 1 and 2 May.
I guess things didn’t go according to plan… :P
The error it shows gave me a good laugh though:
“Line 72: If objNewsItem.id = 0 Then”
“Line 73: ‘What do we do? Hide the whole thing?”

Oh, and YAY for new comic! ^_^

O2 May 3, 2010, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #13755

Anyone else get the feeling that Paulo is going to get picked up by the cop at some point from this?

Nanapriss May 3, 2010, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #13756

Finally the mysterious club entrance page. Wow, it ended really really cool looking. Kudos to both of you.

Paulo really outdoes himself each day in the funny faces department. Just look at him! He just broke the poor bouncer’s mind just by sheer naivety/stupidity/cuteness.

And hey, Jessisca is being nicer to him here. That’s not saying much of course… the ignoring treatment would have been an upgrade from before.

x_uve May 3, 2010, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #13757

this is sooooooooooo frustraighting every time this happens i go on and i want to post somethink first and when i’m bothered to wait for it to come up i go have dinner and a shower or i have something on it comes on the 20thousand people post somethink before me

meg May 3, 2010, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #13785

Date rape inbound.

Soviet Kitten May 3, 2010, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #13794

It sure looks like a club you can dance at.
I won’t be surprised if they get drunk.

Ved of Flames May 3, 2010, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #13799

I read that Toasty!!!
Younger each year- ooooh what does he mean by that *thee-hee* …GAWD you guys ruin me Dx
@Nanapriss: I’d agree to that
@DT: K.K. Slider indeed o.o

I LOVE THE COLOURS! well done SuitCase *patpat*
and you always do well Taeshi-chama *patpat*

Lisa May 3, 2010, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #13803

@Ved: I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up doin’ it.

This doesn’t look particularly good.

TheRay May 3, 2010, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #13884

Poor Mr. Bouncer is going to have to get his eyes checked… and his prescription changed… and get glasses… and examine his conscious very carefully.

Gabriel Kaxbe May 3, 2010, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #13894

I dont really plan on ever drinking, I get nearly drunk enough by how many cokes I drink (by drunk i mean sugar high where i get woozy and vision blurs… I actually do look drunk though) the hangovers suck too =/
and if your wondering how many I drink, ive been drinking for 10 years and ive drunk around 12,000 =/ im actually drinking one now lol… 12,001

BSQ May 3, 2010, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #13916

Wow the Bouncer’s face is so funny. If only the Bouncer I knew was that funny.

Steve-O May 3, 2010, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #13946




Cool colours man!

Pronkat May 3, 2010, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #13956

simply saying I drink enough coke that I should be dead by age 40, saying that ive already drunk 2 cokes this morning… off to school~

BSQ May 3, 2010, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #13965

It does seem that this date was kind of random, heh. :P

Dr. Nefarious May 3, 2010, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #13967

Pronkat, it’s all an elaborate trick. You can apply this bizarre “Gradient Map” command to greyscale shading and it magically colourises it. So all I really contributed was finding the right preset, and then doing careful selections.

Posted image

SuitCase May 3, 2010, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #13996

It may be a trick, but freakin’ colours, man. Loving the contrast of it.

Atticus J. Chekhov May 3, 2010, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #14030

Paulo’s night is gonna be a completely different night Lolz;D!

also the art above this comment looks awesome Lolz;D!

p.s. By the way I’m new here. Call me 8feet and don’t mind about the “Lolz:D” Lolz;D! just a expression of mine! anyway GOD Bless to everyone Lolz;D!

8feet May 3, 2010, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #14058

Ooooh…I wonder what’s going to happen next :D

I hope Paulo doesnt get into too much trouble after this whole “date”.

Ragnir May 3, 2010, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #14108

oh like where this is going…

El Legendario May 3, 2010, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #14117

rave…?RAVE!?!?or just a club XD

Fourward May 3, 2010, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #14216

YOUNGER EVERY YEAR. That guy looks so damn tired… I feel sorry for him. :

Cedric Bale May 3, 2010, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #14239

The guy looks like he’s going to flashback.
I really hope he does.

Jacob83 May 3, 2010, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #14264

I don’t remember Paulo to have been so nervous.

Perhaps all this will make him learn what he really wants. ^^

shaman May 3, 2010, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #14266

wowww this is a great page!! excellent on both yours and Souppy’s parts!

Alison May 3, 2010, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #14274

Bouncer’s just upset he can’t get any younger. :o

Let’s hope Paulo’s date doesn’t end up with ecstasy and lots of regrets later. Even though Jessica was a tad nicer to him here, she still looks like a bitch. ‘Scuse my french~

Also, another ‘round of applause for the colours! The club entrance looks like something out of a comic book, heh!

Nandito May 3, 2010, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #14299

I agree with the others - Love the colour bursts!

Incidentally, your Top Webcomics campaign is working a treat: I just discovered you from it today. Spent the last few hours reading through your entire archive, too. In one sitting. Yes, I’m addicted.

Stealth May 3, 2010, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #14300

RAAAAAVE PARTY!!! *dances*

Lindsay May 3, 2010, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #14301

Well, I had no trouble voting on TWC just now, so it looks like it’s okay again. ^.^ Also, looooving the colour splash.

ravengal May 3, 2010, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #14313

I got linked here from the ad on “Slightly Damned”
(I wasn’t sure if I should have responded on the page you asked me on, or just the newest one, so I responded here)

Sarssol May 3, 2010, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #14315

Incentive is working, and she’s totally lying isn’t she.

MiwAuturu May 3, 2010, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #14316

Poor Larry…


Maverik May 3, 2010, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #14324

*Sigh* I wish I could draw that good. Throw another vote into “Love the pretty colors!” bin.

Poor Paulo. The only best case scenario I can think of is he’s gonna run into Tess while in mid lip-lock. The worst case scenarios make Confrontation look like a game of hacky sack.

The Lost Carol May 3, 2010, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #14342

Jess is one craaaazy girl, I tell ya. Paulo is not enjoying life in the fast lane.

Leaving a comment May 3, 2010, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #14349

Paulo’s so cute with a shirt.

Sigma May 3, 2010, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #14358

Larry reminds me of the singing dog off of animal crossing.

Riff2580 May 3, 2010, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #14366

paulo, if i were u, i would be careful with that girl. DO NOT GO TO FOURTH BASE!!!!

pedro May 3, 2010, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #14418

she’d never grant him the displeasure….one would hope her petty jealousy wouldn’t stretch that far. as for pualo, I think every boy has gone through a similar experience at least once in their young lives. I know it did me.
Oh and Pedro the term is don’t go to home base

EvilDoctorMeow May 3, 2010, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #14437

oh, thank you

pedro May 3, 2010, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #14448

Hmm. Larry knows something. But what?

Moddy Auld May 3, 2010, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #14558

Here is my perdiction.
1.They get drunk
2.Go into a dark room
3.take their colths off
4.Have sex
5.Wake up naked
6.Won’t remember what happen
7.Couple of days later Paulo becomes a dad.
That is my perdiction if anyone agrees say so.

A.M.L. May 3, 2010, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #14579

I think that may be too much drama for BCB, but I could be wrong

MiwAuturu May 3, 2010, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #14587


so tru

Gianna May 3, 2010, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #14606

@ A.M.L.

I seriously hope you are wrong. I seriously fear you might be right.

Jay The First May 3, 2010, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #14611

@jay the first
same here my freind same here

Lord Ral May 3, 2010, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #14613

Funny I thoght paulo wolud want to do this.

joefox May 3, 2010, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #14643


Paulo looks like hes turning into Mike. ._.

Jess is sooooooo mean. D:

KirbyFlash May 3, 2010, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #14653

@ joefox

The old Paulo yes, but something tells me Tess is nagging at the back of his mind now.

Jay The First May 3, 2010, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #14665

You know, it just occurred to me… Jessica is taking Paulo on a date TO A CLUB? XD Wow. Some date.

ravengal May 3, 2010, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #14668

BAD paulo

jefe May 3, 2010, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #14672

@Ravengal Eeeexactly XD Dates in a dancing club always end with a “white man dance”, a cup of strong drink, and you waking up with so much qrrbrbel in your brains (because the drink is always spiked), probably discovering you slept the whole night inside a trash bin.

And if you have your wallet, be scared.

Because you probably have one less kidney. Ò_Ó

Billy MT May 3, 2010, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #14673

random comment

Adriandarkone May 3, 2010, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #14676

C’mon, Paulo! Come get a taste of this color! All the cool people are doing it! >:)

Solario the Visored May 3, 2010, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #14703

David is a bad influence. Just look where he got Paulo landed XD
And all he can do is follow the girl…

Kenny May 4, 2010, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #14725

its funny how in the incentive comic, in panels 3 and 4 it looks like molly has a little beard. lolz. (its the little yellow line around her mouth.)

Jack2 May 4, 2010, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #14739

And the next thing I expect you guys to be doing is facedesking yourselves cos I feel we’re gonna get Rick Roll’d for this. xP *shot*

Sands from DA May 4, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #14743

interesting idea with the colors

(nameless) May 4, 2010, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #14779

For those of you waiting for fourth page of the incentive comic, we’ll give you a few more hours to view it! And if you want to catch up on it, I think we’ll post the first three pages in the Incentive Comic topic in the forums.

SuitCase May 4, 2010, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #14803

I just found that this comic has a tv tropes page. My life is a little more complete.

Darkdrake May 4, 2010, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #14809

Just wanted to say hello. Your ad on… some comic (I believe Precocious?) drew me to this place, and I have rationed out the archives over the last several days. I really enjoy this comic a lot, and sadly, identify with Mike far too much… not in the sense of him being my favorite character, but in the sense of reminding me overly of myself in high school. I really feel sorry for Lucy and his other crushes… they really had their hearts crushed, and it makes me feel kind of bad about myself back in the day…

But enough of that sunshine! I really enjoy the comic, so I’m afraid you’ve got yourself another reader. Its quite impressive how much better you have gotten at making comics over the time you’ve drawn them. Well done!

And you have hilarious ads for this place. I enjoyed the one that is made to look like a romance game. I may have saved it. >>

Titanium Dragon May 4, 2010, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #14899

The feedback is totally appreciated!

As promised, here are the first three pages of the Molly comic. Page four is up now, go vote to check it out! The next page will be posted on schedule, 3AM EST.

SuitCase May 4, 2010, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #14997

Cool, good job—good art work.

Don May 4, 2010, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #15110

It looks like this comic is gonna be staying in the Top 10 .-.

BSQ May 4, 2010, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #15126

The bouncer looks just like a random Usagi Yojimbo character!

I am enjoying the comic!

Heim May 4, 2010, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #15276

TacoTownUSA May 4, 2010, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #15327

Ok its 1am and i just reading all of the archives in a single sitting. this Teen melodrama love triangle comic has compleatly sucked me in!!! I love it but hate that I do. I’m a 25 year old Bike Mechanic and yet you made me cry! keep up the good work.

Iain Westy May 4, 2010, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #15336

Love triangle? Hah… Carter would wish for sure, that way he would have less competition (or less people to kill).

x_uve May 4, 2010, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #15488

Paulo, go to your super nintendo, get yourself a copy of earthbound, and play it. it would be a much better time

Adriandarkone May 4, 2010, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #15490

Xuncu May 4, 2010, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #15501

lol the bouncer

tired(bored) May 5, 2010, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #15504

hey i found the homepage!

tired(bored) May 5, 2010, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #15522


I’m pretty sure that’s a dog Xuncu… just a very bunny looking dog. I bet-cha he gets made fun of, and everything.

Bribri May 5, 2010, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #22675

I don’t know if it’s just me or not. Bu tit looks like it’s Tess walking into the club in Panel 6? I think it’s panel 6.

Noah May 16, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #38301

This cant end good.

DL June 6, 2010, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #67588

disco crazy party

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #77078

“Younger…every year…”

Loooool! XD

Vetus August 16, 2010, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #77608

those eyes are glorious

GodOfBrown August 17, 2010, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #92921

Younger every %^(|(!^g year

quils September 18, 2010, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #120401

Larry’s faces made me laugh a lot ”XD

Dey-Chan November 6, 2010, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #128860


SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #137830

that boy he is an idiot

A Reyes December 21, 2010, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #141413

The legality of this situation… :/

Hoheh January 11, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #148175

why paulo….? why would you do something this idiotic…try not to break any hearts…>:(

XRivalX February 17, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #152624

luvin’ that guy’s faces XD

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

Comment ID #156185


Subject-Delta April 10, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #157880

I really like how you coloured the club door, showing that there was loud music and stuff. Very nice job!

DrNazus April 21, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #162596


NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #167899

i thought she was about to say she flashes them her snatch

jack June 18, 2011, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #173855

All drama aside,
the coloring on this page is SUPER AWWWWEEEESOOMEEEEE

Tickle Monster July 24, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #178062

Them eyes.

This Person August 20, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #180761

Holy batshit, Fatman. Paulo, you sure as hell got yourself a red hot pistol there.

I think that bouncer is not happy with his lot in life. He is wondering…. am I a pedo by proxy?

Enjoy the ride, Paulo. The crash will really suck.

Fruvous September 6, 2011, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #183544

How she ended up being a regular at that club is a backstory that is of some intrigue to me.

Lumi September 29, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #218031


WarWolf June 2, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #222954

but the question still stands… how the **** does she know him?

Different Adam July 18, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #236171

Because parties bring color into everyone’s lives. :P

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #238157

Ah this reminds me of the days….

Bell_the_gaomon February 3, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #260332

I like how there is bit of colour on this page

Shadow September 25, 2013, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #285807

The bouncer describes the newest pages.

FXMaster August 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #293274

Do cats really live 18 years? :question:

Helder January 30, 2015, 6:14 PM EST.

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