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March 26th, 2012

March 26th, 2012 published on 38 Comments on March 26th, 2012

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Sunsets, charcoal, and optimism!

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Transcripts

Wolfe: And this is what you are scared of? It is lovely!
Mal: There, ye’ve seen it. Train’s not left yet, we can still-

Wolfe: (taking out his notebook) Tsch tsch, we must stay at least one night. Perhaps if we ask at the university, they will have heard about others with the sight.

Mal: Or they won’t have, so they’ll ask questions and do tests and poke me with sticks and we’ll be stuck here forever!

Wolfe: (scribbling away at a sketch of the skyline) Or, they may say ‘oh another one of these people, here is a nice pill that makes it go away, good day what ho cup of tea’.

Wolfe: Daumen drucken! Either way, we must collect some funds.
Mal: Pffh.
Barber: (os) You’re cutpurses, I knew it.

Mal: You need a holiday, or something, Captain. You’re too on the job, y’know? We’re not thieves, we don’t need to be.

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  • Marvelous TK

    I love Wolfe’s imitation of the English, pip pip.

    • Houghten

      It is rather corking, isn’t it?

  • Marvelous TK

    I love Wolfe’s imitation of the English, pip pip.

    • Houghten

      It is rather corking, isn’t it?

  • Beanjamish

    Good day what ho cup of tea.

  • Beanjamish

    Good day what ho cup of tea.

  • Hush

    Poor Angry Policewoman. That stick must be very uncomfortable if she’s always this cranky.

    As a side note, Wolfe is pretty boss with that charcoal pencil.

  • Hush

    Poor Angry Policewoman. That stick must be very uncomfortable if she’s always this cranky.

    As a side note, Wolfe is pretty boss with that charcoal pencil.

  • Me-me

    Just what I’d do if I had that sight. “Readings, one pound!” Or maybe just fifty pence if it were in, like, a circus or something. Where you’d get more business.

    • KomiIsDrawing

      A pound was actually quite a lot then!

      Someone mentioned it earlier when Harry paid Sid, asking which she only gave him 3 or 4, but a pound then is £65 now, which is about $100! Not bad really!

      • Me-me

        Right, right… I was thinking modern currencies. Let’s say… three pence/a penny or so.

  • Me-me

    Just what I’d do if I had that sight. “Readings, one pound!” Or maybe just fifty pence if it were in, like, a circus or something. Where you’d get more business.

    • A pound was actually quite a lot then!

      Someone mentioned it earlier when Harry paid Sid, asking which she only gave him 3 or 4, but a pound then is £65 now, which is about $100! Not bad really!

      • Me-me

        Right, right… I was thinking modern currencies. Let’s say… three pence/a penny or so.

  • Gillsing

    In the second word balloon in the second panel, should “thave” be “have”?

    • KomiIsDrawing

      Haha, whoops, that’s me using the keyboard shortcut in photoshop for the text tool, which is a ‘t’, and getting it right in the middle of some speech. I’ll change it, thanks!

  • Gillsing

    In the second word balloon in the second panel, should “thave” be “have”?

    • Haha, whoops, that’s me using the keyboard shortcut in photoshop for the text tool, which is a ‘t’, and getting it right in the middle of some speech. I’ll change it, thanks!

  • Sanjay Merchant

    Can anyone translate Wolfe’s little exclamation?  Ich nicht sprechen ze Deustch.

    • I don’t know German either but a bit of internet exploration suggests it is an expression to wish others good luck. 

      • Sulzala

         that’s correct :) “jemandem die Daumen drücken” means so wish someone good luck :D

        • KomiIsDrawing

          Glad I didn’t get it wrong! I know a couple of German speakers who I’m asking about Wolfe’s speech, but if I mess anything up, anyone should feel free to let me know!

  • Sanjay Merchant

    Can anyone translate Wolfe’s little exclamation?  Ich nicht sprechen ze Deustch.

    • I don’t know German either but a bit of internet exploration suggests it is an expression to wish others good luck. 

      • Sulzala

         that’s correct :) “jemandem die Daumen drücken” means so wish someone good luck :D

        • Glad I didn’t get it wrong! I know a couple of German speakers who I’m asking about Wolfe’s speech, but if I mess anything up, anyone should feel free to let me know!

  • KWill

    Yes! Daumen drücken!

  • KWill

    Yes! Daumen drücken!

  • Adding this to my ever growing collection of webcomics xD

    • KomiIsDrawing

      A list I am proud to be on!

  • Jennifer Smeltzer

    Adding this to my ever growing collection of webcomics xD

    • A list I am proud to be on!

  • ravn

    You didn’t get the expression “Daumen drücken” wrong as it is, but in the context. It is used to wish someone else luck, used as “Ich drücke (dir) die Daumen” (“I wish (you) good luck”). This is what Wolfe might say. The shorter version is more common. Anyways, it is not wrong, only unusual.
    I love this comic for the great art style and unusual characters! :)

  • ravn

    You didn’t get the expression “Daumen drücken” wrong as it is, but in the context. It is used to wish someone else luck, used as “Ich drücke (dir) die Daumen” (“I wish (you) good luck”). This is what Wolfe might say. The shorter version is more common. Anyways, it is not wrong, only unusual.
    I love this comic for the great art style and unusual characters! :)

  • gary102

    I think I like those two :D I take it Wolfe is indeed german? Or does he just like the language?

  • gary102

    I think I like those two :D I take it Wolfe is indeed german? Or does he just like the language?

  • The Wing

    Oh golly oh gosh, Wolfe’s hand is either superglued to that book or it’s floating. :D

  • Dufarge

    Is that a profile of Harry in Wolfe’s notebook? I can’t believe I hadn’t seen that before.

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