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Saturday, February 9, 2008

West of Bathurst 280

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Massey is actually holding its Winter Ball tonight. I'm pretty sure no one is going to go dressed as a banana, inadvertently or otherwise.

On another note, let me officially announce how much I hate bricks. "Hate" is actually almost too weak a word. If I ever get around to creating a graphic novel, it is going to be set in a brickless world.

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Panel 1: On the left side of the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic are the words "West of Bathurst" and, smaller, "by Kari Maaren, handwritten in red and black on a red-and-black background (I had been playing around with the gradient tool in Photoshop). On the right we see the hallway outside Marie's room at Davies College, which is labelled "IV: 14." Casey, dressed for once in a white shirt (but also green pants and a green bowtie), knocks on the door.

Casey: Winter Ball time, Marie.

Marie [behind the door]: Coming...

Panel 2: Casey is still outside the door.

Casey: Come on, Marie; we're going to be late.

Marie: Go without me. I'll catch up.

Panel 3: Rahim, wearing a tux, approaches.

Casey: Why do I have a hard time believing that?

Marie: Go away!

Rahim: Problems?

Panel 4: Now Barbara, wearing a turquoise dress, turns up.

Casey: Yep. Marie! You're going to have an audience in a minute.

Marie: I'm going to have an audience anyway. I think I'll just stay home.

Panel 5:

Casey: You think wrong.

Rahim: We're going to stand here until you come out.

Barbara: We could sing to pass the t--

Marie: All right! All right!

Panel 6: Marie emerges, scowling, and spreads her arms. She is wearing a bright yellow dress, which goes perfectly with the black bruises on her face, collarbone, shoulders, and forearms. The others stand in a row and stare.

Panel 7: Rahim doubles over with uncontrollable laughter. Barbara pulls out a camera (yes, people still did that in 2008).

Marie: I look like a banana.

Casey: You look like an overripe banana.

Barbara: You really need to join Facebook; you're going to be its star.

Alt-Text: Marie bought the dress pre-door. To her great chagrin, she is not particularly psychic about these sorts of things.

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