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March 23rd, 2012

March 23rd, 2012 published on 47 Comments on March 23rd, 2012

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Wizards are sort of a mess, spritually speaking, until they’re really concentrating. Sorry this one took a while to appear, Dreamhost was down for a few hours.

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Transcripts

Mal: Coincidence, yeah, but I knew Wolfe’d never drop it.

What were the chances, fer god’s sakes, a wizard.. Just looking at ’em gives me a headache.

Mal: Didn’t stop Wolfe from trying it on with the lady though. Bet she was a redhead, he’s always like that with them. Even ones that make you smell of pipe smoke for days.
Barber: A redhead with a pipe?

Barber: Did she have a white dog?
Mal: Not ‘less the wizard had it in his hat. Someone you know, Captain?

Barber: No. No, carry on.
Mal: Right, so. They jumped off at Widdershins..

Mal: And I decided the time had come t’ face it like a proper adult, yeah? Very noble and dignified, it was.

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  • Threnodi

    Just came on this comic a few days ago from the march mixup when the title intrigued me– it’s a lot of fun and I’m startled at your update pace! Though I’m not complaining. I can’t wait to see what will happen next! These characters are very interesting! 

    • KomiIsDrawing

      Oh yay, I’m glad that got me a new reader, especially considering how badly I got thrashed, haha! Hope you continue to enjoy :)

      • Wow I just read all of Darken over the weekend too– left a comment there as well but in short I love your work!

        Heheh, is it too early to wonder if these two will have any cameos after their arc is done? I am liking them more and more. ^_^;

        Though I totally understand the vignette idea.. as with Discworld, I think Terry Pratchett said something along the lines once of ‘If I heeded all the advice I’ve had over the years, I’d have written
        18 books about Rincewind. Absolutely true.’ But even so I hope it doesn’t hurt to politely inquire. ; )

  • Just came on this comic a few days ago from the march mixup when the title intrigued me– it’s a lot of fun and I’m startled at your update pace! Though I’m not complaining. I can’t wait to see what will happen next! These characters are very interesting! 

    • Oh yay, I’m glad that got me a new reader, especially considering how badly I got thrashed, haha! Hope you continue to enjoy :)

      • Wow I just read all of Darken over the weekend too– left a comment there as well but in short I love your work!

        Heheh, is it too early to wonder if these two will have any cameos after their arc is done? I am liking them more and more. ^_^;

        Though I totally understand the vignette idea.. as with Discworld, I think Terry Pratchett said something along the lines once of ‘If I heeded all the advice I’ve had over the years, I’d have written
        18 books about Rincewind. Absolutely true.’ But even so I hope it doesn’t hurt to politely inquire. ; )

  • Sparky

    I lost it at the spirit over Harry. The last panel did not help me recover.

  • Sparky

    I lost it at the spirit over Harry. The last panel did not help me recover.

  • fairportfan

    “Bet she was a redhead”?  

    Something wrong with his (mundane) vision?

    • KomiIsDrawing

      He’s entirely colourblind, hence why he can only see actual people in black and white.

      • Andy Goldman

         I did not notice this when it first occurred at http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=march-16th-2012, but I checked back there after this post. That must be awful to live without color….

      • Threnodi

        Oh wow, really? I tricked myself into seeing faint color tinting in some of the panels with his spirit-o-vision I guess! The first time I read this I read it as ‘But she was a redhead, he’s always like that with them’ and it was only on a second read through that I saw it was ‘Bet’ and got curious.

  • “Bet she was a redhead”?  

    Something wrong with his (mundane) vision?

    • He’s entirely colourblind, hence why he can only see actual people in black and white.

      •  I did not notice this when it first occurred at http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=march-16th-2012, but I checked back there after this post. That must be awful to live without color….

      • Oh wow, really? I tricked myself into seeing faint color tinting in some of the panels with his spirit-o-vision I guess! The first time I read this I read it as ‘But she was a redhead, he’s always like that with them’ and it was only on a second read through that I saw it was ‘Bet’ and got curious.

        • 703 Noemi

          yes, I was also confused until I saw the “bet”

  • Me-me

    I hate to nitpick* but wouldn’t he be able to be more confident in his assumption of redheadedness from the spectre over Harry?

    *this is a total lie

    • KomiIsDrawing

      Trouble is, he doesn’t know what ‘red’ is, he’s just been told red is a colour. He’s stuck with black and white and no frame of reference. 
      Also, the spirit’s colours aren’t necessarily what the colours of the actual person are, see: the fact that her skin isn’t blue :)

  • Me-me

    I hate to nitpick* but wouldn’t he be able to be more confident in his assumption of redheadedness from the spectre over Harry?

    *this is a total lie

    • Trouble is, he doesn’t know what ‘red’ is, he’s just been told red is a colour. He’s stuck with black and white and no frame of reference. 
      Also, the spirit’s colours aren’t necessarily what the colours of the actual person are, see: the fact that her skin isn’t blue :)

  • I quite like this, the idea of wizards having this weird glowing aura where their (oddly often angry) ersatz shoulder angel should be.

  • I quite like this, the idea of wizards having this weird glowing aura where their (oddly often angry) ersatz shoulder angel should be.

  • DeeD

    No wonder he doesn’t like his “gift” if it makes him colour blind too :-s
    Also, Im assuming with the red headed spirit that could just be anger showing itself? I guess we will have to wait for the mechanics to be explained a bit.

  • DeeD

    No wonder he doesn’t like his “gift” if it makes him colour blind too :-s
    Also, Im assuming with the red headed spirit that could just be anger showing itself? I guess we will have to wait for the mechanics to be explained a bit.

  • Sir_Krackalot

    Oh, colorblindness. And Harry’s spirit. And Harry’s twin.

  • Sir_Krackalot

    Oh, colorblindness. And Harry’s spirit. And Harry’s twin.

  • PrinceSS TeDDy

    I keep going through EVERY single page of  Sleight of Hand (it takes forever), and I just cannot find the part where Harry and Sidney talk to Wolfe and Mal! I remember reading it when it came out, but I can’t find it now!

                        – SO confused, PrinceSS TeDDy

  • PrinceSS TeDDy

    I keep going through EVERY single page of  Sleight of Hand (it takes forever), and I just cannot find the part where Harry and Sidney talk to Wolfe and Mal! I remember reading it when it came out, but I can’t find it now!

                        – SO confused, PrinceSS TeDDy

  • fairportfan

    Yep – definitely an “Oh, God, what is Harry up to now?!?” look in Panel 5.

  • Yep – definitely an “Oh, God, what is Harry up to now?!?” look in Panel 5.

  • E

    Harry’s mood: guarded |:-(
    Sid’s mood: ????

  • E

    Harry’s mood: guarded |:-(
    Sid’s mood: ????

  • Ilmari

    Sydney has a spirit of fairyfloss!

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