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Odori Park by Chris Watkins: Fright Or Flight
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  1. Bearman

    What’s it mean….now I am afraid of death and words I can’t understand.

  2. Chris

    It wouldn’t be Monday without a healthy dose of dread, right? (Colin gives a translation in his punchline. I just wonder, in retrospect, if Mr. Bloodharvest isn’t a little small in panel three. Que sera sera…)

  3. Samantha

    As a child, I had a little plastic skeleton I carried around whose name was “Mr. Bones.” I can identify with Sprout! Hahahah

  4. David

    Deathblade Bloodharvest…. hmmm… doesn’t he come down the chimney and hand out presents on Christmas? I could be confusing him with the Easter Bunny.

  5. Chris

    Samantha: I want a Mr. Bones! That’s awesome.
    David: No no no. On Decemberween, Abraham Lincoln rides a golden chariot down the rainbow bridge to bring deathnotes to all good cats and dogs.

  6. George

    Deathblade Bloodharvest, huh? That sounds like the name of a fearsome sesame street gang. :)

  7. Lendeck

    This looks great Chris! I don’t know what you were so worried about. I have to admit I didn’t realize the figurine was Death-blade - I thought it was just a toy - not that it matters to the story. The figurines size is fine Mr. Puckerpants…sqeeee. Our house also has a Mr. Bones that the kids play with. it can be positioned and glows in the dark.

  8. Chris

    George: You may be on to something there…
    Greg: Thanks! The massive shrink-down from 15″-high wall art to 290 pixel high web art helps a lot :) *squee*

  9. Bryan

    Decemberween? Kudos for the H*R reference!

  10. Chris

    Anything for you, Biscuitdoughhandsman! I mean, Bryan!

  11. SpilledInkGuy

    I love all the cross-cultural references in O.P., Chris - very interesting!
    By the way, could you spell out (roughly) how that is pronounced (I have a feeling that info would be very useful on trivia night)!

  12. Chris

    Ha! Trivial Pursuit: Tower of Babel edition :)
    It’s read: Chimatsuri DehsuBurehdo.
    Really glad you like the culture mix, Robert!

  13. dgriff13

    My favorite Halloween decoration was a full size blow-up skeleton. I used to tie floss to it’s head, and yank it up out of a seating position to scare other kids. ahhh, meeeeeeemories….

  14. John K

    ANNND cultures clash!

  15. Chris

    dgriff13: That’s beautiful. You must have had one of those houses on the block all the kids want to visit on Halloween.
    John: Clang! Tonight, for a snack, I ate some popcorn, and my wife ate cup ramen. How’s that for a pair of cultural signposts?

  16. tom galambos

    Chris, I can hear the tightening, but you have nothing to worry about as far as quality. I don’t notice any drop off in cripness from you computer generated strips. Yeah, the figurine is a little small to read as mr. Harvest, but doesn’t negatively affect the strip.

  17. Chris

    Thanks, Tom. I was generally pleased with the transition of the art to the computer. Or the Satan-box-ophone, as you call it. :)

  18. Chiropractic Marketing

    Since the dawn of civilization the good thinking and all that is good are culture. It is complete picture of life. It represents what we do in our daily life. Language ,music,ideas about what is bad and good,ways of working and playing, and the tools and other objects made and used by people in the society-all these are part of a society’s culture.Cultures vary from society to society or country to country.

  19. Puck

    Wait, skeleton decorations on Halloween are supposed to be scary? I didn’t realize that….
    Probably why we had a life-size torso with demonic faces pressing out from the skin over the abdomen and chest instead…..

    Man, I wonder where that thing went….

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