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September 8th, 2015

September 8th, 2015 published on 53 Comments on September 8th, 2015

Let’s sail!

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  • Sir_Krackalot

    Next stop, airship pirates!

    • r2d2go

      With a crew of drunken pilots? :D

      (it’s a lyric)

      • They’ll certainly be the terror of the skies but a danger to themselves.

      • Darkoneko Hellsing

        So, like Dubious Company ?

  • Sgt. Howard

    Co-pilot to torpedo room…

  • Me-me

    He has an ish with that “-ish”.

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      Babum t-ish

  • Corsenna

    These two are ridiculously adorable. I don’t know how you managed to not just start with them way back in Book One and have the whole rest of the entire comic be just various scenes of them flir–err, chatting. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

    • To be perfectly honest, I’ve definitely been turning over ways of having more flashbacks involved, I like these guys a whole lot!

      • l33tninja

        I can’t even remember those others…what were their names again?

        • Harold and Snandy or something like that

          • l33tninja

            oh, that’s right. Now I remember. And one of them is some sort of street entertainer . . . a juggler I think. And the other one plays the pipes? Or fixes pipes? Something to do with a pipe . . . .

            • And there’s like a dude called Mel who can hear ghosts or something.

              • szbnahl

                Yeah, he has a friend called Fox, I think? Or maybe Coyote? Jackal? Yeah, that sounds about right. Swedish, if memory serves.

                • Oh yeah, that guy that played the tuba

                  • Mujaki

                    No, no. It wasn’t a tuba, it was a Sousaphone. They’re much more portable.
                    Not that they ever actually TRAVEL anywhere, it just makes it easier to dance while playing.

                  • JWLM

                    Are you sure? Cause I thought that Coyote was a character from Gummibear Chord. Still a musician, but wrong comic.

      • rainycity1

        Trying to figure out a way to up vote this idea multiple times… ;-)

    • Because a comic entirely focused on characters getting it on would be both boring and effectively porn.

      • Corsenna

        I said nothing about bedroom activities. Unless you’re watching the tamest version of Pornhub ever created, I don’t think there’s anyone anywhere who would call being chatty/adorable–or dare I say even flirting–“porn”.

        • Raunchy, raunchy flirt-porn! Hot hot hand-holding, with EXTREME BLUSHES

          • Corsenna


            Don’t know if I’ve mentioned it in so many words before, but I’m pretty sure I love you :D

            *is still laughing*

        • Eh… its all the same in the end. Human mating shenanigans.
          While I get that life is biologically predisposed to attribute an unusually high degree of importance to such things, especially in the absence of threats to survival, it doesn’t make for very good fiction on its lonesome.

  • Call me “-ish”

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      Hi “-ish”

    • Phlebas

      Nicely done.

  • Nice to see Mr Barber being politically correct and allowing Ms Holt to push the boat out rather than insisting on doing it for her.

    • tali

      Well, he wouldn’t want her to think he looks at her as a fragile maiden, now would he?

      • Given her day job and her general persona, anyone who does is gonna be in for a shock.

    • billydaking

      You honestly think he’s going to let Henry push it?

    • Apvogt

      Someone had to stand on the bow posing dramatically.

  • Darth Fez

    Henry is still alive. That definitely speaks in favor of his ability to land.

    Worst case, Henry can get out to push.

    • Firedog

      That may true, if we consider “crash landing” as a subcategory of “landing”.

      • Not “crash” – “walked-away-from”.

      • Apvogt

        “Please confine your crashes to the far end of the field.”-old aviator adage

      • WaytoomanyUIDs

        As a pilot of my aquantaince likes saying “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” (I think it’s a quote from “The Right Stuff”, Chuck Yeager may actually even have said it in real life).

      • Fun fact: During the later days of WWII, the Germans designed a plane that had a combination “eject” and “make plane fall apart” button instead of the ability to land.

        It’s worth noting that, no, the pilot did not walk away from it

        • Firedog

          during wwII gemans made a rocket plane that had to use up all the fuel in the air, otherwise it exploded on landing. (me 163 komet). It was not a good time to be a pilot.

      • John

        Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
        Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define “interesting”.
        Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die? Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Just get us on the ground!
        Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: That part’ll happen pretty definitely.

  • tali

    Oh, I like how helfull Henry is! Standing there and pointing them in the riht direction. They wouldn’t be able to go through the door without him.

    And this adventure cannot possible go wrong, right?

  • Columbine

    I love the first panel so much. Henry’s pose!

    • Phlebas

      That was going to be my comment! The camera angle in that panel really works, too.

  • Euodiachloris

    Soooooo, what is going to wind up tearing through the wing? :D

    • Perhaps a confused bird . . . or one of Miss Ira’s knives . . .

      • Sanjay Merchant

        Great, now I have this image of Ira pulling out Cuccos (ie Legend of Zelda chickens) from her sleeves and chucking them at the heroes.

  • ThisCat

    Oh, this is gonna be great!
    I really, really like these two together :D

  • kuku

    Oooh, and the circles are doing a Beam-me-up-Scotty kind of glow – do they summon the joy of flight?

  • Henry, you’ve gotta stop yanking people’s chains.

  • Sanjay Merchant

    “You do know how to fly one of these, don’t you?”
    “Fly: yes. Land: no.”

  • JWLM

    I had thought that he was smitten, but, my heavens, she seems to be quite enamored, too.

  • TheGorram Batguy

    Next time, Victor, verify that the reckless pilot remembers how to steer this thing BEFORE you hit the ignition.

  • CK

    Enter a Chekhov’s gun!

  • Wyvern

    Isabelle, you shouldn’t ask questions like that. You’ll jinx it!

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