1. IBTYComics

    Sad to see the Katsucon comics over. Nice to see the regular style back. This comic reminds me of the hug comic. On a side note, for the medical attention comic, were the staff wearing costumes or do mythical creatures exist in Curtailed?

    • Xezlec

      Dragons exist in curtailed, but thankfully are used sparingly. Also, they don’t seem to be that special. They’re not gigantic, and given the usual level of anthropomorphism around here I doubt very much they can breathe fire. I assume they can fly since they have wings, though. Unless those are vestigial. Which seems plausible given that all the species we’ve seen seem to have evolved away most of their unique traits. (Cue Mandy pointing out that I’m overthinking a silly gag-a-day comic.)

      • Fox

        Ya’ll think about this comic more than we do.
        It’s a comic–the only rule is it has to be funny.

        • River Road
          River Road

          God damn it, Fox. You had one job: let Mandy point that out. 😛

          • Mandy Seley

            Nah, Fox answered fine for both of us on this one.

            I’m happy people like the comic enough to think about these kinds of things, and if readers have fun speculating about the world in our comics, that’s great!

            We just don’t do a lot of “official” world-building. We don’t see a need to. Our only goal, as Fox said, is “be funny.”

            When we wanted to include Kit in one of our comics, and his existing character is at least part dragon, the only question was “does it make the comic less funny?” No? Then sure, he can be a dragon.

            What does that say about how prevalent dragons are or what their specific abilities are? I have no clue. If it’s ever relevant to a punchline for a dragon to breathe fire, then I’m sure they’ll breathe fire.

        • IBTYComics

          I like the description for this comic. Reminds me of a funny line I heard from an animated show. Great to see you are working on the Twitch equipment.

      • IBTYComics

        I got a chance to talk to Mandy Seley at Katsucon, and she said the characters with wings probably fly.

      • Traveller

        Actually, the dragons might NOT be able to fly – the wings could be vestigial. Ostriches and penguins both have wings, but neither of them can take to the air. And looking back at the panel, those wings don’t look anywhere big enough to support that amount of weight. So the dragons are probably earthbound types. Still cool, though.

        • Adamas

          was thinking they might be like the Gargoyles, they might be able to glide but don’t have the muscle strength to actually fly

  2. Glenn

    God! I know I’m used to my smell but, Jeez, I couldn’t stand to be in a closed car after visiting a gym, especially if I did any weightlifting.

    • Fox

      This was a rare occasion where I was just gonna come home and start working on a project that was gonna get me filthy again. Normally I shower at the gym, or am cycling home. This instance I threw a thick towel down in my commuter car and just drove home so Mandy expected me clean. 🙂
      It has to be pretty bad for me to notice my own smell, but Mandy’s got a very sharp nose.
      We compliment each other well. I’ve 20/10 vision. Our hearing seems to excel in ranges the other misses. (But all men tend to have poor hearing of higher pitch ranges)

      • Hinoron

        And women’s voices get higher pitched as they age.
        Well played, God. ^_^

      • Glenn

        Oh, well, you had a good excuse. I hope that Mandy understood. LOL.

  3. Thisguy

    Today we learned that Fox uses stink to deter unwanted hugs. If I’m judging the looks in 2nd and 3rd panels correctly.

  4. Greyryder

    I feel like Fox has some sort of passive bonus on his asshole skill.

    • Fox

      It’s a gift

      • Hinoron

        The “Magnificent Bastard” feat: You are kind of a dick to people, but you do it in clever, witty ways, and thus are entertaining enough that most will forgive you for it.

  5. Kage

    I’m actually quite surprised that Mandy hasn’t tried to get some sort of revenge after being denied so many hugs.

  6. Argent

    Normally, the smell would be tolerable, but add sweat-soaked fur to the mix and you have a wet-dog smell that is only rivaled by wet-skunk and ferret-on-a-bad-day.

  7. Sakashar

    Re-reading the archive, I came upon almost the same comic with the same commentary after a hiatus. Was this deliberate or do we now know everything about your lives?

    • Sakashar

      And I forgot to link the comic in question: http://curtailedcomic.com/comic/089-stink/

    • Fox

      I just have more time to work up a sweat when we’re not making comics.

      That, and the whole “Don’t hug me!” thing happens a lot.

    • Mandy

      Deliberate. Fox hating hugs is a bit of a running gag by now – since we had a similar idea on deck, decided to just embrace the coincidence!

      • Glenn

        All three of those were hilariously funny. However, I realize Fox doesn’t like hugs but he’s being hugged by a very cute snow leopard. I wouldn’t turn those down. LOL.

  8. Alan

    Funny. Y’all did the visit to Arizona at a good time. We’ve had two successive weekends of Extreme Heat Warnings. High temperatures today are supposed to be 115 here in Tucson and 120 in Phoenix.

  9. Mad David
    Mad David

    So, this still happens?

    • MacareuxMoine

      Coincidentally that was a back-from-hiatus-comic too

      • Xezlec

        And compare Mandy’s comment on each of them, too! Talk about some déjà vu!

        • Iron Ed
          Iron Ed

          And Mandy’s/Seley’s expression in the third panel in both strips is wonderful! 🙂

    • Fox

      It happens a lot.

  10. Robin Bobcat
    Robin Bobcat

    You can tell the comedy is high class, ’cause the pinkie is out.

  11. Mark of Mana
    Mark of Mana

    This comic makes me giggle so much. I absolutely LOVE how you do facial expressions! Perfectly expressive.

  12. Glenn

    “:seley: – and we’re back! Still working out a few technical difficulties with the site itself, but comics should resume now every Sunday – with the kind of high class humor you’ve come to expect from us. ?”

    And this strip proves your statement. LOL.

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