We should have had another comic for you today. It’s been scripted for a while. It’s absolutely vital for the story. It’s the linchpin comic that merges our original Tempest in a Teardrop story universe with our Churchian universe.
Somehow, it failed to get drawn. Let’s check with Codex for exactly what happened.
Codex: “Uhhhh, the TSA felt me up, twice, because the government was closed and I forgot my hijab.”
Quizzer: “Yeah, we alluded to that last week. We can’t use it as an excuse a second time…”
Codex: “Oh, right. Well, the experience was so traumatic that I had to get therapy. That involved a trip into Seattle.”
Quizzer: “Certainly harrowing, but hardly a good–”
Codex: “I’m not finished yet! After the session, I was accosted by a mob of antifa. They thought I was the type of mushroom that would make their hallucinogenic dreams a reality. For an hour or so anyway.”
Quizzer: “Do you mean–!”
Codex: “Yes. None of them would believe me until each one had a proper lick.”
Quizzer: “Ew. Double ew. Did you give consent?”
Codex: “Of course not! But as you know, the rules are made for us, not for them.”
Quizzer: “Oh, I’m sooooo sorry. Are you okay?”
Codex: “Yes. But as you can imagine, I’ve required even more therapy, and thus failed to illustrate the crucial comic we should have produced today. Instead, I have an extra frame to go with the comic we published on Monday.”
Quizzer: “Oh, that one. Yes, it made quite a splash.”
Codex: “Yes. Yes it did. Meanwhile, I’m just grateful I wasn’t accosted by one of the roaming gangs of vegetarians Seattle is famous for. If I’d run into them… well…”
Quizzer: “Great Merciful Francis! You are absolutely right! Hopefully, our readership will forgive us once again for slipping our comic schedule. At least we have a good excuse this time!”
Codex: “Yes! Monday is perfect! It will give me enough time to finish binge-watching The Great British Baking Show which my therapist assures me is indispensable to my recovery!”
Meanwhile folks, enjoy this Extra Frame. Regular schedule resumes Monday, for sure!
Wait, wait, don’t tell me … Milo rebuilt a food processor to include silver-plated blades and a flamethrower? Slice and saute in one action, undead stir die (I mean fry).
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I don’t think the veggies are aware of the “food processor”. Too many letters. They certainly know and fear the “juicer” however…
It’s a good thing the Dread Lord is an obligate carnivore. He only shreds vegetables for entertainment.
You know, it’s possible that he, personally, stopped the notorious Rabbit Rampage incident mentioned previously. Ungrateful veggies.
Possibly. Doubtful though.
No, he didn’t, at least not on the first try; it was an ACME level 4 incursion. I have the game, er, historical document.