Animal Control, Part 4

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The Script For Today's Comic!

CRASH, Part 4:

Still on the car. Tanner wakes to life with a start as Izzy screams at him, bleeding from a fresh cut on his forehead.


TANNER: Whuh? Agh! Crap!

IZZY: Tanner, are you all right?

TANNER (getting out of the car, snatching the phone out of the windshield): Oh, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, DAMMIT! (These words should be larger with each one until they once again reach a crescendo.)

IZZY: What? What?

TANNER: I hit something. I shouldn’t have been arguing with you, I wasn’t paying attention to the road….

IZZY: Well, what is it? What did you hit?

TANNER comes around the side of the car and looks down. It is an unconscious, unlovable possum, not staring at the camera. It should be a question of whether said possum is still alive.

TANNER: It’s a… big hairy fetus. With claws. And a pink nose.

IZZY: Tanner, it’s a possum! You hit a possum!

Ferrett Says

As you can see from my Dad's strip-sponsoring at the bottom, today is my birthday. (Thanks, Pop!) This is, of course, a big deal since I am an only child – and worse, an only grandchild until I was seven. Thus, on this day, I thought the fireworks were for me.

Which is why today's strip is a mild disappointment to me; originally, we had a "Tom's birthday" strip scheduled to run today, making it my day, but the "Animal Control" series was a lot stronger and dealt with issues we wanted to explore, so in it went and the Birthday strips got pushed back.

That's not unusual at all, though; a lot of storylines get pushed back. The weird thing is that the first storyline Roni and I wrote is now pushed way back, probably to 2007, while we set up other issues to put them in perspective.

Alas, we'll have to explore Tom's birthday greed at some later point.

I wish I had more to say about today's strip, but that would involve tipping people off who haven't seen the image yet. Thus, I'm gonna wait until Wednesday to discuss it in more detail. In the meantime, I'll simply say that this series was originally called "Crash," but Roni vetoed that as being too obvious. And you know, she was right. But more on Wednesday.

Roni Says:

Pssst! Happy Birthday.

ARGH! It was so hard not to say anything on Friday. Seriously. I wanted to discuss things, but couldn't actually, so I just stayed mostly quiet. I'll tell you what though, the Wacom was a timely purchase. I don't know I would have done this storyline without it.

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