44 Responses to Prologue 4 | Page 70

  1. Ed8 says:

    Well, yes, it was obvious, of course I knew they were en…..wait…WHAT?!

  2. CapnPanda says:

    I am guessing this will be a shock to many readers.

    • mvandinter says:

      It would all make perfect sense if only the author wasn’t pathologically averse of making things easy for his readers 😉

  3. Miaow says:

    It was pretty obvious, from the mother’s comments, that her family is respectable and impoverished and the mother’s plans revolve around this engagement. Based on Philo’s flashbacks, it seems they’ve been engaged a while, possibly since they were kids.

  4. NotFred says:

    Ohhh… Of course! That explains a lot 🙂

    • mvandinter says:

      But it doesn’t explain everything, I hope 😉 BTW, welcome aboard, NotFred.

      • NotFred says:

        Well, sometimes it does 🙂

        My pleasure. For over a month now actually, i.e. five strips 😉

        PS: not complaining, it’s worth 🙂

  5.       says:

    Behold! The two headed child and abomination of…!

    Wait, did I just hear engagement?

    • mvandinter says:

      I was wondering whether anyone would notice the two-head Charlie, what with the engagement kerfuffle and whatnot. Turns out “Mysterious Unnamed Commenter” was paying attention 🙂

      • Ed8 says:

        It’s one of those mutant families – one sister has eye-arrow powers, the other has two-headed-morphing ability.

        • mvandinter says:

          Maybe your family isn’t full of mutants, but mine is… if you count talking-out-of-one’s-posterior as a power.

  6. Hornet says:

    And Charlotte takes charge! Big question is what’s the explaining about and will the Alice listen?

  7. Mr. Fritz says:

    Wow. That last panel looks really awkward. It would probably look better if Charlotte was bisected by a panel border, because as it is now the poor girl looks like she was mangled by a bad image processor.

    • mvandinter says:

      You’re right, Mr. Fritz. It does look awkward, and I’m sure a ‘bad image processor’ is entirely at fault. Ahem. Cough.

  8. Tom says:

    Pretty fun style you have going here. Going to dig into the archive and check out more of the story.

  9. strawdog says:

    honestly, given the flashback sequence and her permanent derisive attitude i’m just surprised they were not met at the estate entrance
    by the games-keeper wielding a shotgun and a two fingered gesture.

    • mvandinter says:

      Well put. Of course if that actually happened, the story would be done with and I could abandon this thankless enterprise 😉

      • It isn’t thankless: myself and the other commenters on here thank you for it!

        Also: first panel; better watch that hand or it will get stabbed by those eye arrows.

        • mvandinter says:

          Thanks for the encouragement!
          Also: Charlie has sibling-acquired immunity to her sister’s eye-arrows, just as I had immunity to my brother’s threats of violence when we were kids.

      • strawdog says:

        sorry if you thought i’m not enjoying your work (i am)
        but I’ve reread this 4 times now and all i see is this
        young girl picking fights with someone she knows will
        not defend himself,so please advance the story line
        so she can at least spread it around more evenly.
        p.s. i am much impressed by your artistic attention to
        detail, especially in the backgrounds… so Thanks,
        thanks very much….(with sugar on) 😀

        • mvandinter says:

          Strawdog, I’m always happy to have new readers, commenters, and feedback 🙂 This prologue is an experiment, and hopefully I can avoid the missteps I make here when get to the actual Graphic Novel… the one with dinosaurs, etc. I promise that Angry Alice will not be the main focus of the story 😉

  10. wright1 says:

    It was clear the girls and their mother were guests with a long-standing relationship with their host. The engagement did surprise me, though.

    Ah, Godfrey: ever the polite and patient voice (presence? avatar?) of moderation and reason. For all the good it’ll do. I can understand Charlotte putting her foot down, but a younger sister telling an older one (especially Alice) to keep quiet isn’t likely to yield much success.

  11. Talewinds says:

    Charlotte should change her name to Janice.

  12. Guesticus says:

    ‘2-headed bi-sected Charlie’ is much better than ‘Charlie bonking heads together’

  13. Anna says:

    Two headed charlie-monster strikes again! 🙂

  14. Thisguy says:

    This isn’t a shock at all.
    They’re fighting like an arranged married couple.

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