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Comment ID #281068

Breakfast like a pro.

anoukk May 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #281069


gardnaeden May 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #281070

Paulo’s dad is doing his best to make good breakfast for his son. He’s been a good father to Paulo, too bad about his mom walking out of his life, that sucks.

Keyblade Dragon May 14, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #281071

Me on Mother’s Day

nanxi May 14, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #281072

And no one had breakfast that day.

Triniking May 14, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #281073

Hm does very likely need more time to cook and who knows, hes a worker so he can have heat durable hands :P Ohhh another awesome chapter dedicated to the coolest character I see which is Paulo 8-)

EvilKitty3 May 14, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #281074

Thats Paulo or his dad? i can’t tell.

Eko May 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #281075

all the best days are when theres a new chapter 8-)

Dragobir May 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #281076

Whoa, he cooks bacon and eggs in the same pan? That’s pretty courageous, man. That or I should cook more.

TBlackfeet May 14, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #281077

I really just want to give Paulo’s dad a hug.

Man with a Paper Bag May 14, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #281078

I smell flashback chapter.

daft_inquisitor May 14, 2014, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #281079

Paulo’s faces are so funny XD

Zero_Hnd May 14, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #281080

Paulo looks just like his dad in the morning. Or thats just his dad. :nope:

EOTW May 14, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #281081

Oh yay! We get to focus on Paulo’s life for a while 8-)

B-Dawg May 14, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #281082

Can’t tell if father or son, they both reek of shame and loneliness.

Jerk May 14, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #281083

There really should be an entire chapter dedicated to all the parents :D

Insanitybreach May 14, 2014, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #281084

Best character Paulo’s dad

Todd May 14, 2014, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #281087

Oh dear lord you folks find the weirdest stuff to nitpick. It’s Paulo’s dad, obviously. Aside from the age lines under the eyes the disheveled whiskers are a dead give away.

Oka_Nieba May 14, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #281088

Oh could this be a flashback chapter on what happened between Paulo’s parents? That is definitely Paulo’s dad but he looks a bit younger and better groomed.

MajinKoba May 14, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #281089

Awww. Poor guy. :(

Are the eggs and bacon perhaps burning?

Jonas97face May 14, 2014, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #281091

That’s Paulo’s dad alright. Look at that shifty gaze.

Lirrah May 14, 2014, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #281092

last panel- where the smoke is comin from
i think you might have another problem there with your eggs and bacon Paulos Dad XD (Also was paulos dads name ever said? or is he just “paulos dad” hahaha)

TripleA May 14, 2014, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #281093

Conversely I would also like to see a chapter where Paulo’s dad starts dating again, no female role model has hurt Paulo so much.

MajinKoba May 14, 2014, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #281094

I guess they resist better thanks to the fur.

boh... May 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #281095

Speaking of mistakes… I think either the oven or Paulo’s dad positioned wrong in the first panel, because we see the pan from above, but him from behind.

Adri May 14, 2014, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #281097

Looks like Paulo is gonna be eating school breakfast again. Or just toast. I understand his pain. >.<;;

Zone May 14, 2014, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #281098

He needs to wear his work hat all the time… otherwise I won’t be able to distinguish between him and adult Paulo…

Huh? May 14, 2014, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #281099

Haha, awwww. Papa Somali needs a hug!

Lucyanne May 14, 2014, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #281100

That looks tasty <3

Tails May 14, 2014, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #281102

Is that Paulo’s dad? -Wow, I can see were Paulo’s good looks come from
They might not live the biggest nicest as everyone else, but he’s living alone with a slightly trouble maker son. But I’m sure he’s doing his best!

Angel May 14, 2014, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #281104

And we find out that Paulos dad is incapable of making delicious waffles, thus rendering his soul slightly empty on the inside. Mad Lucy

Alli May 14, 2014, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #281106

lol, I work at a restaurant that uses a waffle iron like that and what Paulo’s Dad is doing is exactly what I did for the first few days.
“Hey, I bet those waffles are burning by now.” One of the employees would tell me as they fill out other orders.
Then it dawns upon me, as I am trying to figure out the other orders for the first time that the waffles are a crisp black in the iron. “God damn it” or “#%!&” were my favorite phrases for a while.
I also like how on the last three panels there is smoke everywhere and I can only guess what else he’s looking at that’s burning too. Maybe it’s his bacon and eggs.
You know, does Paulo’s Dad usually make breakfast or is something special going on? Forgive me for being quick to judge on first impressions, but Paulo’s Dad doesn’t look like someone who makes breakfast regularly.

Blank On Purpose May 14, 2014, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #281107

Deliscous bacon

mikedawn May 14, 2014, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #281108

Paulos dad looks chill. Like the kinda guy you could trust with personal probs and feels.

Turanis May 14, 2014, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #281109

Also, in relation to the whole “Paulo or Paulo’s dad” thing, I do believe that is his father. When you look closely, you can see the darker fur color and larger, less athletic, physique; but who knows. We readers have been known to have our theories thrown right back at our faces.

Turanis May 14, 2014, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #281111


isabelle May 14, 2014, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #281112

I think it’d be cool to get a look at how Paulo’s father takes care of things without an extra pair of hands to help out.

WoopBoop May 14, 2014, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #281113

Nothing shows you cooked with love like 3rd degree burns.

Fenfir May 14, 2014, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #281114

Yay! A Paulo chapter! Better find the napkins and be prepared for depression!

Waffles May 14, 2014, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #281116

He looks like he’s about to cry in the fourth panel

Duskly May 14, 2014, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #281117

I’m pretty sure 99% of people being confused about things in this comic are legitimate confusions.

While it is probably impossible to get rid of 100% confusion, artists should make all due effort to try and reduce it. In this case, Paulo and Paulo’s dad’s character designs are so similar in this style that it is possible to confuse the two. Other than height (which in this comic varies all the time anyway based upon how much of a character’s body taeshi feels like cramming into the panel), if you did the silhouette test on them when Paulo’s dad’s not wearing his hat, there’s barely any difference between them.

This comic also has a long history of being visually confusing. For instance, flashbacks are an ongoing confusion; seems like only half of us can tell when a flashback is or is not happening.

Macca May 14, 2014, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #281120

My cooking skills! yaay!

Michael T. Carter May 14, 2014, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #281121

Paulo’s dad! I’m interested in where this arc will take us~ I hope it shows us more of Paulo’s family life, and maybe some happier moments with him and his parent.

Eliza May 14, 2014, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #281122

Its okay, Paulo’s dad, I can’t multi-task either! :D

Subaru May 14, 2014, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #281123

That’s some nice looking food, but what’s going on in the first panel? Paulo’s dad is on the left but the pan handle is on the right. Is he just…standing there? Staring at it? From a weird angle that looks like he’s hovering over the stove? And then suddenly switches to cooking normally in panel two?

Lainy May 14, 2014, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #281124

how many bets its like, paulos birthday or the day his mother walked out or something like that and hes trying to make it a good day? (and of course he and paulo look alike! they’re family!)

~~ May 14, 2014, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #281125

Dawww :). I’ll bet Paulo and his dad are like two peas in a pod. His facial expressions are so similar to some of Paulo’s that I have seen before.

Iris May 14, 2014, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #281126

A family chapter! Oooh, this is going to be delightful! x3

MigBird May 14, 2014, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #281127

Mmmmm bacooooon…..

Mcturtle May 14, 2014, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #281128

Umm we need to get back to a upload every weekday schedule cause a day in between is too much wait :(

that classy kid May 14, 2014, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #281129

Still better than my cooking.

Flame May 14, 2014, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #281130

@Keyblade Dragon I love Paulo’s dad. Though I had a question. Is it official that Paulo’s mom walked out of their lives? I had headcanon that that was what happened but is it actually stated officially anywhere?

Tsumi May 14, 2014, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #281131

Wow… I’m impressed. He cooks better than I do

LoopdeLoops May 14, 2014, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #281132

haha oh jeeze paulos dad is like the cutest thing
be my husbando

shmid May 14, 2014, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #281133

Lmfao Paulo’s pops is sooooooo FRIGGIN kawaii I died.


Silveryogurt May 14, 2014, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #281134

Dang it Paulo’s Dad. Why you got to be so cute?

Timni May 14, 2014, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #281135

does anyone else think paulo’s dad is adorable

Hayli May 15, 2014, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #281136

Is this the chapter where Paulo gets a job at a restaurant? I do believe it is.

Someone above suggested this particular day might be Paulo’s birthday. It could very well be, hence his dad making an extra-special effort to make breakfast for him. Paulo’s dad doesn’t usually cook much.

@Tsumi: It is indeed canon that Paulo’s mom walked out on the family. There’s a bonus story at the end of volume 2 that references this.

wacko May 15, 2014, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #281137

Some good guesses above!

I deleted Livid’s posts and the orphaned comments replying to him. Like half the people who start fights in the comments, the comments came from a web proxy. I hope they find happiness one day.

Macca, so many things you say are so close to the line. I appreciate that you’re a dedicated reader and make worthwhile observations, but do mind your tone. I think it would be best if you avoided the criticism while you’re unable to resist the mean-spirited remarks you regularly mix in.

Sorry to be the policeman, everyone.

SuitCase May 15, 2014, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #281138

what story is that again?

Ded May 15, 2014, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #281139

everyday, i get burned :(

Breakfast May 15, 2014, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #281140

Wow. Great cooking, Paulo’s father(!) XD

DylanC May 15, 2014, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #281141

poor guy looks like he’s about to break down

buu May 15, 2014, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #281142

who the **** is that?

paulo’s dad?


future what-if paulo who had to have sex with sue and david ****ed rachel in order for them to have babies?

i don’t even ****ing know, anymore… :/

Thanatos May 15, 2014, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #281144

it’s kinda sweet that paulo’s dad is cooking when a woman’s not around to help out…
and u can tell it’s paulos dad cos of the fur color, not the drawing style.

Waldo May 15, 2014, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #281145

No, it can have a science explanation. There may be some water on Paulo’s dad’s hands, so the temperature can not be more than 100℃, water’s boilling point, and cats’ fur can work as a kind of insulator, so do the steam, which means it is OK to rest his elbows and fingertips for a short while (but only for no more than a few seconds, and can not touch the iron with areas without fur or nail).
p.s. Does electric cooker really that popular in the Western countries?

HongKat May 15, 2014, 5:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #281146

@ wacko that would make since from the name of the chapter small fry. Paulo is going to do some growing up and get a job to help his dad. I mean look at him he cant even make breakfest.
@Joanface i think your right. He is burning evrey thing.

Blue fox May 15, 2014, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #281147

I think that bowl of apples is scuttling around the table!

Ramzin May 15, 2014, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #281148

I honestly love the art style, I don’t get why some people are insulting an artist because of their art style :/ when I used to draw I drew very unrefined and was usually compared to Tim Burton just not as good :P

SirSynx May 15, 2014, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #281149

I understand Paulo’s dad wants to be nice to him, and have a good time with Paulo, because he work a lot, and only have Sundays to spend time with his son, and he doesn’t have much time to cook.
He really should prepare breakfast with Paulo, because these kind of moments gets much funnier if you are cooking with someone.

But Paulo’s dad seems… younger ? Or is it the art style ? I think so. Or maybe a flashback, with a younger Paulo ( I wanna see a younger Paulo ! :love: )

Oh, wait, The kitchen seems huge, and I don’t think Paulo has a big house, or maybe it was in their old house, before the divorce, I think :question:.

Miralcl May 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #281150

KInda a funny page, the look on his face as he messes up the waffles makes me laugh. It’s nice to see him making a distinctive effort to have a nice breakfast with his son, as we haven’t seen much one on one father son interaction between the two of them before in comparison to the other families in BCB, so I’m looking forward to getting more insight into their relationship.

Deviousluxray May 15, 2014, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #281151

I am curious as to how in the hell people can confuse this with paulo.

Also, in the “west” (any 1st world country basically), random stuff to make your life easier (even if it doesn’t work) it popular enough to be available.

Just look up bagel guillotines to see what I mean.

Charles May 15, 2014, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #281152

oh no oh no the eggs and bacon is burning now too! watch ouuuttt 8-D

kanayacat May 15, 2014, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #281153

@suitcase why are you green? also, having to be the policeman sucks. im sorry youve had to break up so many web wars.

kanayacat May 15, 2014, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #281154

Wow, I could make use of a bagel guillotine.

SuitCase May 15, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #281155

“bagel guillotines”

Initially I read that as ‘baguette guillotines’.

I’ve always wanted to have a mini French revolution every time I cut bread.

Gimbal May 15, 2014, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #281157

“Another satisfied customer?” This could be about Rachel. “Small Fry?” Sorry Paulo. It just wasn’t enough to satisfy her anymore.

In a bizarre twist, it was Jordan whom Paulo should have been worried about all along stealing his thunder buddy, not Matt.

Purin May 15, 2014, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #281158

You babies. This does not look like Paulo, this doesn’t even look like the adult Paulo from the crack-comic with Rachel. The only reason they might look similar was because those pages were done in orange and brown shades. This doesn’t mean Paulo’s original colors were suddenly like his father’s, it was just the page theme color.

Dad Brown is not kid orange nor is kid spikey hair the same as dad double part. Nor is kid gold eyes the same as dad brown.

Besides we all know Paulo doesn’t generally wear clothes or look a little chubby.

Yes @Taeshi I NOTICED your differences! It’s obvious! You made them different but still kept a family resemblance. GOOD JOB :P

Nightshade May 15, 2014, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #281160

Paulo’s dad is so cool that he just floats over the stove as he cooks his eggs.

Asdf May 16, 2014, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #281161

Mix it up, pretend your having porridge for breakfast~

Huh? May 16, 2014, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #281162

He’s about like me cooking breakfast. I’m way better at cooking dinner.

Dovahkiin May 16, 2014, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #281212

Oh how sketchy a waffle iron can be

that classy kid May 16, 2014, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #281233

@Kanyacat: Because it’s Suitcase. He’s Vero’s significant other, as well as site admin, part-time writer on the comic, and several other important thingy-things.

daft_inquisitor May 17, 2014, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #281366

@suitcase I did not notice anything wrong with macca’s tone and it seemed like s/he was giving constructive criticism, unless there was a comment you deleted, which I feel should have been noted, all you did with your comment is create a less positive image for yourself. Veronica has improved her art a decent amount but to improve further she has to hear things like this.

Blaaaaaargh May 20, 2014, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #282068


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