T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the place, Nick and I have this new comic to shove in your face!
Here is the brand-new, just completed Betsy & Waffles Christmas comic. It was a big effort on both our parts and we think you’ll enjoy it very much. And if there’s someone out there who you forgot to get a gift for, just send them a link to this comic. Quite possibly it will be the best gift they will ever get. EVER. Don’t question it.
Anyway, to read the entire thing, please click here. Or on any of the other links in this post. They’ll all take you to the same place. And what a joyous, winter wonderland it is. Please enjoy.
The day has finally come. The Betsy & Waffles Halloween comic that Nick Adams and I have been slaving over for about a month is finally ready for your consumption. We’re extremely proud of ourselves and we feel like we’ve stepped it up a notch creatively. We have plans for several other “plus-sized” comics in the very near future. To read it in its entirety, please click here. We hope you enjoy.
(Also, interestingly enough, this is the first time I’ve ever failed to post a blog entry on time. A few minutes before this was set to go live, my internet connection decided to be a bastard and punch me in the balls. My balls are aching, but at least it’s here now!)
Well, dear readers, here are the answers you seek: Every 1,000th Christmas, a new Santa is chosen (complying with Kringle Customs), and this new Santa must complete several trials in the Cave-Tomb of the Ghosts of Santas Past, facing down horde of ghosts and besting them in skills of will, might, and brain-power before obtaining a magical trunk which contains the very essence of Santa Claus’s power. During their annual North Pole trip, Betsy and Waffles stumble upon the brand new Santa, who’s totally unprepared, and agree to help him get through the tests. Will their assistance affect the new Santa’s powers? Will they be able to face the multitude of devious, blood-thirsty ghosts in a cave that is 5,000 feet below sea level? Did Betsy get Waffles the new catnip mouse with the realistic sound effects like he’d asked? The answer to all of those questions is “Probably.”
Today’s a bit of a slack-off for me and a bit of a treat for you. I’d planned to have this completed and posted today, but I was unable to finish it in the time allotted, so instead of waiting and posting something lackluster, I’ve decided to give you a sneak-peek into Betsy & Waffles’ Christmas adventure. Because this is unfinished, there’s an element of mystery surrounding it. Why is Betsy raring for a fight? What’s that glowing, mysterious, possibly ancient, stone in Waffles’ paw? Why’s Santa looking so surprised and how did he get wrapped up in all this in the first place? Check back tomorrow and find out!
It’s been quite a while since last we heard from Madame Betsy and her adorable companion — and all-around raconteur — Mr. Waffles. What could they have been up to in all that time? Why, making these fabulous costumes of course! Ah, their cleverness knows no bounds. I’m not sure when or if we’ll ever see them again, but I can cross my fingers and say a silent wish on a shooting star and maybe that will be enough. If not, farewell until next time, Betsy & Waffles! You’re too good for this world and you make it better with your mere presence.
Tomorrow starts a week-long tribute to my favorite horror director. See you then!
Through the power of intense meditation and conditioning, Betsy & Waffles have ascended to a higher plane of existence, sloughing off their old skins and embracing their new bodies. They will live in the Far-Void, planning the Final Battle and ensuring all the pieces are in the correct positions. Betsy appears pleased by this. Spoiler Alert: This will be the last thing that happens in Betsy & Waffles, when Nick and I wrap it up sometime in the year 2017. I thought it was best to put it out there now, so that you know we know what we’re doing. Now that you see where we’re going, you just have to see how we get there.
As for a new installment of Betsy & Waffles, complications have forced today’s segment to stay hidden until a later date, possibly tomorrow, possibly never. I can’t say for sure. As soon as it’s been birthed, though, you’ll know about it. (EDIT: No new Betsy & Waffles, but here’s something equally as strange. I had nothing to do with this, sadly; this is from entirely from Nick’s depraved, work-addled mind.)
Oh no! How will our intrepid adventurers ever make it back to Earth? And how did they end up out here anyway? Be sure to tune in next week and find out. Unless Nick and I decide not to do a strip about this particular subject, which is a very strong possibility. In fact, we might never mention it again outside of this post, so enjoy it while you can.
Also, because I was trapped in June 1991 for yesterday’s post, I regretfully failed to mention that a new installment was online, courtesy of Nick’s fluttering fingers. But it’s there, and it’s wandered into some strange territory. Enjoy, as if your life depended upon it. (It does.)