Intermission: Test Drive, page posted 6/25/14

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Test Drive — Page 1

Author commentary

Veronica: Back to the same ol’ grind huh

Paulo and Rachel are yo-yo supreme

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #283119

Car heel turn walk away

gardnaeden June 25, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283120

Hahaha! my brother did that to me once… once

Unknown-_- June 25, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283121

Nice page, very colourful c;

MTCkitten June 25, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283122

Fair enough.

passer_by June 25, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283123

Rachel’s face….

~~ June 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283124

I Fucking Love Paulo. :love:

Aguy June 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283125

Are things looking up for Ol’ Paulo?

MeowBirdy June 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283126

Something like that was bound to happen.

Keyblade Dragon June 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283127

Why is he even surprised? Did he honestly expect to get a ride?

Lt. America June 25, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283128

@ Tails told you he would end up like that guy Katie was hanging out with :D

Blue fox June 25, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283129


Eko June 25, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283130

Ohohohoho! There goes Paulo committing to his shenanigans again! Oh you card, you!

I actually thought he was joking when he said he would go around doing this… then I realized it’s Paulo and he is surprisingly dedicated to the smaller things. His affinity with Mike certainly won’t rise any higher soon (not that he cares).

Lokiallen June 25, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283131

XD Why did he even get his hopes up? When has paulo ever been nice to him? Silly Mike, I wonder why he isn’t trying to get his or is his birthday later then theirs?

Samm-y June 25, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283132

Mother fucker XD

Mr-Hero-Bio June 25, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283133

Wahahaha that was a wonderful laugh. This is great.

Petra June 25, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283134

Paulo, y u such a meany?

ABwingz June 25, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283135

Paulo you jerk.

you hilarious jerk.

SXR123 June 25, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283136

I bet he was waiting for this moment that whole year.

sherberrie June 25, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283137

They won’t be relying on you if you keep up that nonsense.
So some time has passed I guess. Paulo’s taken the test and gotten a learner’s permit. Orrr Rachel’s letting him slide because Mike takes a deserted street to school. XD I doubt we’ll get any more PxR for now though,. Who knows what happened to them in the meantime?

MigBird June 25, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283138

Paulo is just the best.

Purin June 25, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283139

@Samm-y: Mike’s birthday is in August. Says so in the About page.

Moogle June 25, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283140

well Paulo sucks as always

DrackeStalenTorgen June 25, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283141

oh my god yes
this is a beautiful intermission chapter

shadowedbutterfly June 25, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283142

This page made me laugh 8-)…it made me laugh so much

Brendan June 25, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283143


Paulo: Hey kid, need a ride?

Mike: I don’t know.

Paulo: I got candy.

Mike: Okay, since your offering.(Gets in car, as Paulo drive past the school) Hey, this isn’t the way to school.

Mike was never seen since this morning.

Someone should do a comic about it.

JPRD June 25, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283144

your right that would be a good alternate idea

Brendan June 25, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283145


I just don’t mind when Paulo’s jokes are kinda dickish. Didn’t harm anything but Mike’s ego.

Macca June 25, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283146

*Comes out of his vacation in the Bahamas, drinking a piña colada* Well… I so this coming. *Finishes his piña colada* Oh, well I need another piña colada. *Goes back to his vacation*

RCM90 June 25, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283147

Really sucks to be Mike. :/

Zott June 25, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283148

They see me trolling, they hating.

lov/hate/hurt June 25, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283149

And then paulo crashes into a tree, but survives. Proving that karma will strike when you be a douche for doing what paulo did. :/

Otter guy June 25, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283150

Mike’s face at the last panel… XD

Catman June 25, 2014, 2:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283151

LOL, Mike always get the short end when he’s nice. Awww :( but still funny as shit :P

HelTH June 25, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283152

I don’t know why Mike bothers.

Elliee June 25, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283153

Poor Mike, still being picked on by Paulo the silly cat x3

Aoriki June 25, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283154

Posted image

etyb June 25, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283155

And they lol’ed all the way home.

Kindle_Kat June 25, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283156


Jane June 25, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283157

Paulo… xD

I have a feeling that Rachel is less than pleased with him. She’ll make him drive around the block and pick up Mike and apologise, because it’s still her car. :P

Silveryogurt June 25, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283158

What a dick XD

Chocothunda June 25, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283159

8-) Trololololol ~

Alekos June 25, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283162

Second panel (or maybe third panel, the panels within panels confuse me), Mike should really try a bandana, or I play mystery dungeon too much.

Hawz June 25, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283163

Cue the Jazz. :O

Hawz June 25, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283164

Paulo is probably the most unlikeable character in this comic. Stop focusing on the asshole so much. Would much rather Lucy end up with Mike or anyone else instead of Paulo.

ddawwwwwwww June 25, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283165


I see what you did there ;)

kaminari683 June 25, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283166

Wait how much time has passed? Is Paulo driving legally? YOU CAN’T JUST DRIVE AROUND LIKE THAT WITHOUT A LICENSE YOU FOOL.

DestinyofAwe June 25, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283167

All those hours of hard practice for this one moment

Blank On Purpose June 25, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283168

*Sigh* Paulo you- UGH!

Landon June 25, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283169

With mikes good mood ruined and a mike scowl wide across his face paulos work of being a douche is done. So he drives off into the sun set as Rachel nags in his ear that wasn’t very nice.

Blue fox June 25, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283170

@Blue fox
Aw man, well i would propably have done the same with mike xD

Tails June 25, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283171

Man, what a dick XD
Paulo never ceases to make me laugh

Sambo June 25, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283172

Oh snap! Mike got served! :unsure:

I love Paulo so much…and this is part of the reason why right here! “WELL GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!” 8-)

A++ would LOL again

Actually, I just noticed…the last intermission was Paulo serving Mike, too.

Talonvaki June 25, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283173

Well who hasn’t boasted once in their life? Paulo probably too many times, but it’s still pretty satisfying.

Hicks June 25, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283174

Ah hah hah! My god perfect intermission. XD
We need a bit of laughs after a 16 page-bit of growing up :D

Edit: also for the speech bubbles, maybe you can color coat them to specific characters, Taeshi? You know, yellow for Paulo, Blue for Mile etc. That way when there’s a lot of speech on 1 page/panel you won’t have to make the “tails” of the speech so pronounce so people won’t get confused as to who is talking. Its a suggestion

awesome Alan June 25, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283175

Do cat cars have holes in the seats so they aren’t sitting on their tails the whole time? now that I think about it this applies to all chairs and chair like things. :question:

June-pay Eeyorey June 25, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283176

Rachel seems surprised he did that. Maybe upset? Here’s hoping she’ll turn him into less of a jerk.

EDIT: Am I the ONLY person that didn’t think that was funny? Really? :/

daft_inquisitor June 25, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283177

Paulo has been waiting to do this since the day he realized that he would get his license first. He will not be denied his shits n giggles.

Nailbudday June 25, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283178

Damn, Michael. That’s like the 3rd story arc in a row.

I think.

Triniking June 25, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283179

Hahahaha, superb. I love Rachel´s expression.

Fata June 25, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283180

Isn’t that Rachel’s car?

Does Paulo even have his learner’s permit yet?

I doubt Rachel appreciates this kind of attitude.

Way to be a complete douche Paulo.

ScotchNovel June 25, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283181

Hahaha. What a jerkface. I think it’s great. I don’t know why Mike’s friends with him, all the same. :P I hope Rachel makes him go back just because it’d be nice to see Paulo get smacked for it. (I still thought it was funny, just out of context)

Ravako June 25, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283183

Like Paulo would even try and treat Mike better after Mike ensured Lucy were mentally destroyed and left with permanent emotionally scars that lead to her involuntarily departure.
You know, the exact Lucy that Paulo apparently have been crushing on for years but only recently realized it.
So even if Paulo matures he’ll still dislike Mike for that good reason.

Nefra June 25, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283184


Paulolololol June 25, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283185

Omg Paulo XD

Angelkins June 25, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283186

So are these intermissions just Paulo being a dick to Mike

Xtremer$adiq June 25, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283187

Okay, I’m all for a comedic side project starring Paulo and Mike. Shit like this is hilarious.

Chronos June 25, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283188

Okay, I found this funnier than I should have XD

Subaru June 25, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283189

Oh Paulo, this is why you’re the best. Such a troll. This honestly made me laugh for a good long while. In my opinion, there should be more of these little cutaway gags. The more miserable the Mike, the better (yes, I still haven’t forgiven him).

Great work, Taeshi.

Sanitarium June 25, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283190

I’m only recently coming back to read this comic again. I left to let the backlog fill up because I went through a few years of comics in just a few hours and I have to say, I’m getting anxiety from waiting for the next page. I’m praying this comic lasts for another 3-4 years because there is SO much MORE room for plot twists, hair pulling drama and tear jerking situations. Not to mention that some of the art that I looked at from the Drawathon reeks of foreshadowing (or maybe I just want it to). I love it all.

Brain Worm June 25, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283191

Paulo is a F***ing a**hole.
Commenters are F***ing a**holes.

Flea June 25, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283192

@Flea Well That’s Life For You.

Time Goddess June 25, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283193

lol this made my day xD

eagle June 25, 2014, 11:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283195


Ah ok thanks.

Samm-y June 26, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283196


TheScarletTailedFox June 26, 2014, 1:39 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283197

I cant believe mike fell for it. XD

Kuruchan June 26, 2014, 4:45 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283198

Lol x3

CatFan10 June 26, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283199

Mike, don’t be a sourpuss.

gardnaeden June 26, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283200

Mike Loser Smith: Why always me…

HongKat June 26, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283201

There are people surprised by Paulos behavior towards Mike…their entire friendship is based off of them being dickish to earchother, did that slip people’s minds?

~~ June 26, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283202

Always someone to ruin his polite and happy smile :(

Partizani June 26, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283203

One day later…still just as funny. I want a T shirt with this comic on it.

Talonvaki June 26, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283204

@HongKat: Yes why always him.
@Talonvaki: Sure, what size do you want it in you jerk.

Flea June 26, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283205

douchebag as always…

B'ananas June 26, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283206


Them being dickish to EACH OTHER?

No. It’s all about Paulo being a dick to Mike, and Mike trying to turn the other cheek and be a good guy about the whole thing.

NEVER in the entire series has he done anything like this to Paulo. Paulo’s being a douche, as always, and Mike just takes it. That’s why he ended up blowing up about him before. Mike needs to stop letting shit like that slide.

daft_inquisitor June 26, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283207

@ Asimow from last page. ummmmm im not ignoring that it was indeed all mikes fault Lucy left. nor will I ever forget how much of a lying asswhole he was that night. ware are you getting ignored from? Paulo may not see the other girls as lucy but hes still saying your not her so you have no chance. and if you said that stuff because i was comparing Paulo to mike there’s a reason i said K I N D A like mike. i love when mike is all happy then Paulo comes and ruins it and he makes his unhappy face. i wonder how long till mike wines to other individual that looks like Lucy about Paulo and she tells him he should not be friends with him either.

Blue fox June 26, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283208

I think he’s just joking around and when they get to school he’s go “You should’ve seen your face!” and halfheartedly apologize while slapping his back. ‘Cause guys.

Rachel looks more like she’s reacting to the volume than to his statement. XD He stated earlier that he was planning to do just this, but I’m sure it’s a one-time thing and he’ll give him a ride back from school later and they’ll talk about stuff.

Zone June 26, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283209

Man, I dunno why ya’ll hatin on Paulo. I mean, being a hilarious dick is like half of what friends are for.

DudeManBroski June 26, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283210

Friend did you not read the ‘timestamp’ from when they were kids?

~~ June 26, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283212

@Flea Oh Jeez You’re Getting Worked Up Over Nothing.

TimeGoddess June 26, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283213

Now now Paulo, karma still exists and, from what I’ve been told, is still a bit of a bitch!

I really like how Paulo came out on this page! I think the thin, colored lines really make him look sharp.

LiquidPencil June 26, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283215

Plz Taeshi i want Lucy back and i guess im not the only who want Lucy back :question:

Jane June 26, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283216

Mike has been laughed at by Paulo for three chapters in a row so far… CAN HE KEEP UP HIS STREAK?!?

Catman June 26, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283217

Honestly, the comic became too much Paulo-centered.

Adri June 27, 2014, 4:28 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283218

This is why I love Paulo xD his and mikes little relationship is the most entertaining of this comic :D! Also he should be Rachel’s boyfriend… Lucy ain’t coming back..!

Little_sunshine June 27, 2014, 5:04 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283219

Plz bring Lucy back

CatFan10 June 27, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283220

@Flea I’m not a jerk (can girls really be “jerks”? I thought that was more of a male-centric insult…) but since you’re asking, I wear a Women’s medium or a Men’s small. Thanks.

Talonvaki June 27, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283244


I have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about. Link?

daft_inquisitor June 27, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT.

Comment ID #283323

Lol, love that “Geez, what an asshole!” face mike makes in the last panel. I think Rach will get pissed and tell Paulo to actually give him a ride…

Kenneth Cox June 29, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT.

Comment ID #283325

This is the best intermission of all possible intermissions 8-)

Mallard June 29, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT.

Comment ID #284265

Who else but Paulo?

(Sitcom jingle)
He’s Pauulo! He’s Pauulo! You never know who he’s gonna troll next! He’s Pauulo! PAUULO!

Paulo: Swiggity, Swaggity, Swooggity! Hey there babe!

Mr. E July 23, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT.

Comment ID #287037

paulo if i were on mikes place i’ll waited till after school and you will get beat up that you will never forget. U will say: ha…….ha…….ow.

Felix September 22, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT.

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