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Saturday, September 1, 2012

West of Bathurst 1134

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This comic, belated as it is, is dedicated to Athar and Elisa, the real Massey alumni who have now appeared in the comic four times. To honour the long, long joke that is their role in the comic, I have created a mini-collection that will demonstrate both their irreverent attitude towards the college and the ways in which my drawings of them have evolved over the years. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Panel 1: In the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, Elisa and Athar are looking mischievous. In front of them is a clapperboard reading "West of Bathurst by Kari Maaren."

Panel 2: Elisa and Athar face the reader.

Elisa: Hi...I'm Elisa.

Athar: And I'm Athar.

Elisa: We're Davies alumni.

Athar: Welcome to the college.

Panel 3:

Elisa: For some reason, we weren't asked to do a welcome video last year.

Athar: We can, however, make one this year. Free of charge!

Panel 4:

Elisa: We're not even living in Toronto, and we still dream of Davies.

Athar: Quite literally. Yesterday, I woke up screaming.

Panel 5:

Elisa: Was it the dream about the Murder Game gone horribly wrong?

Athar: No, it was the one with the senti bust of Elvis.

Panel 6:

Athar: It chased me around and around the basement, shedding chunks of plaster and howling, "You must never break the rule of courtesy! Puffy Couch Roooom!"

Elisa: Chilling.

Panel 7:

Elisa: How lucky it was only a dream.

Athar: It bore almost no resemblance to the actual time that happened.

Panel 8:

Elisa: You'll love it at Davies, which will have no effect whatsoever on your psyche.

Athar: I laugh maniacally every time I see a brick.

Panel 9: Marie, Frankie, and Baldwin are watching all this on a laptop.

Marie: They've still got it.

Frankie: Whatever "it" may be.

Alt-Text: "It" is an indefinable quality possessed by the real Athar and Elisa. It takes possession of the comic every time they appear. Hurrah!

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