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Sunday, April 3, 2011

West of Bathurst 854

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Anyone who agrees with Rahim should note that Chapter 6 of Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle is entitled "In Which Howl Expresses His Feeling with Green Slime." I do love that book.

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Panel 1: The title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic is modelled after the cover of one of the editions of Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle. The text reads "West of Bathurst by Kari Maaren." Elements appearing in the panel in silhouette are: Marie's favourite basement couch, with Sara lurking behind it; Steve playing the ukulele; Rahim leaning against a brick wall; Weird Beard sitting; Barbara standing; Frankie also standing; Marie ignoring Evil Marie; various books; a laptop on fire; and Casey, far away from everyone else but glancing back towards them.

Panel 2: In the Davies College basement, Marie and Rahim are sitting on Marie's favourite couch. Barbara approaches, dressed in a blue robe.

Marie: ...Uh, okay. Blue...?

Barbara: I can explain.

Panel 3:

Barbara: I'm headed to Ad Astra...you know, the SF convention? Unfortunately, my favourite fantasy author, Diana Wynne Jones, recently died.

Panel 4:

Barbara: In tribute to her, I have dressed up as the Wizard Howl shortly after he accidentally dyes his hair ginger. I'll be covering myself with green slime later this evening.

Panel 5:

Marie and Rahim stare at Barbara.

Panel 6:

Marie:
I thought I would just reread a few of her books.

Panel 7: Barbara begins to walk away.

Barbara: You mourn in your way; I'll mourn in mine.

Rahim [to Marie]: Can you tell how hard I'm trying not to ask about the green slime?

Alt-Text: She'll be at Ad Astra; nobody is even going to notice anything strange.

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