Confession is Good for the Soul...

...but hard on His Sinfulness.


(If you aren't familiar with this urban legend, install a vomit filter on your machine and then click here.)

Reverend's Comments:
For those of you keeping score at home, this is Black Vatican #9. Or number 12. Or number 4, or possibly number E34A0... it depends on how you count them. Because Flynn and I are flying by the seat of our vestments on this thing, and we have several different numbering systems going at the moment. Now as we all know, artists can't count, but apparently computer guys can - he says that when the comic moves to its own site, he will bring order to the chaos, and the numbering will make some kind of sense. I'll believe it when I see it.

The good news is that Flynn is recovering nicely from this past semester, and he is drawing again! We have several multi-panel story arc comics in the works right now, and some more single frames as well. The drought is over for now...

Artist's comments:

So first off, I'm going to apologize for the lack of updates in the past weeks. Sorry.

I won't post a sob story or anything; the Reverend took care of that for me. Instead I would just like to thank everyone who has dealt with my neurosis, offered to help pick up, and expressed concern – it's greatly appreciated. Those of you who had the pleasure of knowing my ex understand what your genuine concern meant to me. Thank you.

Okay, enough of that touchy-feely crap.

This comic was originally thought out for the single panel two weeks ago. Hence the numbering issues. When we first started the comic, we planned on two full strips a week. We then realized that when Hawq and Tim talk about producing a comic being a sleep-depriving exercise in deadline combat, they weren't joking. After a little brain storming we decided to go with one full comic, and one single panel. This consequently destroyed our established numbering system. Then we thought it would be fun to have Dead Flynn Days and Sacred text illuminations, further shattering our plans. All the while, I kept numbering the comics in the order in which I drew them. As a result we are now totally lost. However, we have put much more thought into the new system, and I am developing the site with those ideas in mind. It will have categories within the archives, searchable comic text, and room for further expansion.

A few people noticed the Pope is watching Family Guy on the confessional big screen. This was an afterthought; I added it because Family Guy came on as I was putting the finishing touches on the panel. The original comic had him watching static laden security cameras with the other characters doing silly things. I scrapped the idea because once the comic was shrunk down to the size you all see it at, the mini images were all but unrecognizable.

Stay tuned - more comics this week!

9 comments:

Mayren said...

I love the art and funny in the comic ... that is until i clicked
the link.
All I had for breakfast was a Vitamin and boy am I happy.

You've busted the gross-o-meter.

Modig_Bjorn said...

Thank god that story was "legend" and not "fact." What little hope I had left for humanity would have been erased if that story was true.

Oddly enough, I have this strange and sudden desire to purchase sea-monkeys and a turkey bastor. Who is up for a scientific experiment? ;)

Raksha said...

I wonder which member of the flock is behind the screen? I mean, I know we have a bunch of sick bastards in the fold, but that sick? Hm....

MightyMightyMax said...

ew ew ew ew ewww, just another reason to stay away from women and girls - they're gross. Although the drawing appears to be of a man, which raises even more questions... Also, I love the fact that the pope watches Family Guy while listening to confessions.

His Sinfulness said...

Sorry for the gross-out, but this is urban legend is too good to pass up. It has staying power too - I get an email version of it from somebody about every two months...

miss kt said...

yeah amusing till you follow the link, even as an urban legend and not fact i'm not sure i will be able to eat anything for the rest of the day - gross

Big Gay Jim said...

This is only partly urban legend. Top gay scientists and historians have pieced together the basis of this monstrous aberration of the truth. It was, in fact, a raging case of cooties. As we all know, girls have cooties. The woman in question was fine and is still alive today. They're not terminal (for women); they're just carriers. ;)

Squid said...

awesome! :)

I'm not looking at the link because I just nice meal, and don't care to revisit it.

becca said...

I wonder if this is something that the mythbusters might tackel . . . is it actually possible to get off with a lobster? Can shrimp eggs kill you? Sounds like a great experiment!

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