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Veronica: While this chapter looks like it comes from 2010, it sure isn’t! You can tell from the fact I used a brush instead of a pen to ink it.

Basically we were looking to fill some gaps in the archive after the slight chapter reorganisation which followed the publication of Volume Two.

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 #225812

No batta no batta!

UltimateZ August 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225813

AWWWW YEAH. I’m SO Buying this ASAP.

Also, I’m going to attempt to call this now… Its a Jazz and Paulo Chapter. If its not, I’ll be quite surprised.

Tom-the-Foxey August 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225814

Huh I didn’t know she played baseball

vbaseballs August 20, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225815

That look is almost intimidating!
I love it!

Splatter August 20, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

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Kai August 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225817

Okay, so someone remind me…what sport/extracurricular activity does she NOT do? :nope:

MonsieurWTF August 20, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

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O_o dose she sleep xD

Sahchan August 20, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225819

Ohh, a change of pace. Although I am more interested in this newsletter, and what it might consist of.
Also, yay, my personal favorite style is making a brief appearance! (<3 the crosshatch shading, etc. It just fits that whole “comic” feel so well. The halftones helped too.)

Fenfir August 20, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

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Yay Jazzy! Also I am loving the color scheme of this page! :D

Flara August 20, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225821

A time in the Daily life of Jazmine? Excellent, I always wondered about her point of view in the story! I think I like this chap already :3

Subaru August 20, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225822

I’m Batman

Batman August 20, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225823

Wish i could be like jazz to bad I’m lazy XD

Midstrike August 20, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #225824

Either she’s in some bizarre Baseball batting practice, or she’s playing Cricket.

Dylan August 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #225825

In “Back & Forth” we have seen Paulo “work his magic” with Rach, Jess, and Jazz, finally causing Lucy and Tess to go berserk on him out of jealousy. That chapter was followed by a few intermissions, and next things we knew Paulo was supporting Jazz in her campaign for Roseville High elections. So, it looks like we are probably going to learn something more about PauloxJazz in the next weeks.
It is amazing how Taeshi cares about consistency to the point to dance “back & forth” from one drawing style to another matching the chronology of the story! Also, I assume Volume 2 will be B&W as well!

Cavara August 20, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #225826

Holly mother of Jasmine! i love it!! :3

LuckyCat August 20, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #225827

Hm softball. :) though I’ve only aquainted my self with water sports. This will no doubt be a much awaited explaination fill in the lines chapter about Paulo and Jasmine. :) I’m excited!

Rin August 20, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #225828

Is it just me or is anyone else getting turned on by this page?

OmoMeowth August 20, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #225829

Digital style is best style.

…that sounds wrong.

NeonWabbit August 20, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #225830

8-) we finally get to find out more about Jasmine’s daily life even if it is only softball for now. Maybe we’ll find out why she keeps herself so busy whether it’s for personal reasons or because of her parents(if she has any i’m not sure they have been introduced yet)

Edit: This reminds me of an image on Taeshi’s tumbler diary It’s called Cat Bat and for some reason that is what my mind came up with after i looked at Jasmine with a bat again.

supertails19 August 20, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

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jkatt August 20, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

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i want the comic when paulo beats the crap out of mike for his…..mmm……making lucy sad actions

jkatt August 20, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225833

Once again I gotta change the colours because Vero didn’t like my choices :-[

SuitCase August 20, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #225834

The heck is that thing in the upper left supposed to be? The only thing I can imagine is a bat, super curved in some strange approximation of speed, but the shape of the bat itself would be all wrong… I can’t think of anything else in baseball/softball it could be though…

Doa August 20, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

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Not entirely sure what I think of the gap… I really want to know what will happen (drama is killing me)! Then again; BCB’s intermissions are always enjoyable, and I know Taeshi wont dissapoint… AGGH! BCB makes me crazy, but I love it so much!

Chinatsu August 20, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

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Cavara, i’m pretty sure volume two is going to be in color, considering it’s going to contain chapters from the comic that are actually colored, unlike chapter one…. and i swear i saw it mentioned at the end of volume one that volume two would be in color, but i’ll need to double-check.

it’d be incredibly stupid to have volume two be black and white… aside from the fact that we’d be paying for less than what we’re getting for free on the site, it’d be a step backwards in general, i would think. :/

well, whenever volume two comes out, i’ll buy a copy…

Thanatos August 20, 2012, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #225837

Who needs color anyway?

paulosawesome August 20, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #225838

heh… I missed the old style…
its more like hadouken from the past

Pshyzo August 20, 2012, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #225839

is volume 2 ganna be online or will i have to buy it to see how things turn out cuz that would kill me

Pinecone113487 August 20, 2012, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #225840

What’s wrong with GameBoy colors? XD

Dylan August 20, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #225841

Is she playing softball or cricket? I thought these were American cats. Not f**king buckthooth, tea drinking, backwards idiots. (British.)

Slenderman August 20, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225842

I must see what happens between Lucy-Mike-Paulo now!!!!! Mad Lucy :O im a huge fan of this and an even bigger fan of LucyxPaulo for some reason :3 but I dont agree with MikexSandy

BittersweetLucy August 20, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #225843

Well, THIS is great, :x a breather, some time to collect thoughts… i love this comic way to much… Or not enough! 8-D

PS Taeshi you never cease to amaze. :love: Oh, and BTW i got all of the things i ordered from your store the other week, and i love them!! :D I also thought that little comic was a nice touch, 8-)”Mighty fine swag indeed!” LOL and my sister loves the BCB bookbag i bought her for her grad! XD

Nexus Doubt August 20, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #225844

Wow, I can’t believe the first thing this reminded me is the scene where Gohan played baseball after starting college.
I expect an epic fail since this chapter should be funny.

Mr. Applejack August 20, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #225845

Looks like Paulo owes somebody some money kekeke.

Sanitarium August 20, 2012, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225846

@Slenderman Wow.

You know you are right, you Americans are far more enlightened.

Also, well done for putting the word British in brackets so that your fellow American geniuses will know what you are talking about, wouldn’t want them to have to waste brain power working it out.

MJ August 20, 2012, 5:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #225848

@slenderman - your mother.

British person August 20, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #225849

This weeks episode: Jasmine Plays Softball!

MikeHater443 August 20, 2012, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #225850

was hoping we wouldn’t be at the end soon

JustSomeCritic August 20, 2012, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #225851

Batter up, Jazzie

hotcoco August 20, 2012, 10:06 AM EST.

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John the Pro August 20, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #225853

@Slenderman: you stole my name and trolled. I gve nothing against British.

As for this comic, is it gonna be an actual comic arc? Or one of those ones that get sold? I’m confused.

Slenderman August 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #225854

Who cares whether it stays or goes! Just read chapter 71 and its absolutely fantastic, and yes Its been a while but Taeshi’s favourite 16 year old fan is back posting and reading again, BCB is great!

foreveryoung5 August 20, 2012, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #225855

Good art, but I hate how short these pages are. :O :nope: :( :/

millymaculo August 20, 2012, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #225856

What makes me wonder (most) is how this complicated, emotional and cross way love will be ended and how it would be ended.

I just… huff… hope that I could see the “The End” of this story, before I’m dying, and deceased.

Whattail August 20, 2012, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #225857

Baseball? Cricket? NO!!! Obviously not! This is but a simple game of Catball! What else would High School students play!?

MURDER_Kitty August 20, 2012, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #225858

Meh. Not what I was expecting

Anon-Anon August 20, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #225860

Jasmine plays baseball?!

KiraDood5 August 20, 2012, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #225861

Jazz plays baseball? That’s both hot, and a little weird, ‘cause she gave up violin lessons but kept baseball. I’d do the opposite, but that’s just me.

Not sure if it was violin actually. *checks back* It was violin, and she’s playing softball right now, not baseball.

SuperGnome August 20, 2012, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #225862

I LIKE *****!

Jester August 20, 2012, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #225863

I think candybooru should have a voting system. just saying out of subject

Blue August 20, 2012, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #225870

Heeeeeybatta-batta-batta-batta sa-wing, batter!

Sarge August 20, 2012, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #225873

One word. EXCITED XD

JustSomeCritic August 21, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #225875

oh yeah. Forget mike and lucy for a bit. Thank goodness.

Masonery August 21, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #225890

Oh jeez I hope the ending to this one isnt one that makes you feel dead inside

SolisSquared August 21, 2012, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #225893

Hmmm… Wonder what’s going on ^.^

Firefly August 21, 2012, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #225895

Aaaaaand Jazz is up to bat!

Chocothunda August 21, 2012, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #225896

Please Taeshi, learn to draw first, make a comic after. You pathetic excuse of an author.

Lynn August 21, 2012, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #225899

Behold: The Gauntlet of Rubber *****!

Xu-kitty August 21, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #225912

It looks cool but I think you put the air swings at the opposite direction to the bat… Take a look at some comic images. I am pretty sure that they come from the way it bends, not the other way round. Just saying to improve it, not against it.

nom August 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #225942

… Lol i wanna post something but i dont know what to say…

Lloyd August 22, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #226068

Yaaaay, the best art style bar the original!

StushiJaguar August 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #260345

Oh wow that art. Compared to last chapter it’s like sitting in a hot tub and then jumping into an icy stream. Shocking, but kinda awesome at the same time

Rime September 25, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #273804

Jazzy’s back! She looks so cute and determined as a softball player. 8-)

Davey and Sue's Daughter January 25, 2014, 2:35 PM EST.

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