Chapter 6, Page 8on February 12, 2015 at 8:00 am
I’M BACK! No drug gangs or murders, and more comics as promised. Looks like the comments have been lively since I left, too! Always fun to see what people are coming up with and teaching each other.
The Mexico vacation was good, and I ate too well and got too much sun and could have slept more but overall I had a very good time. There were a number of books scattered through the villa, so I also did a lot of reading. Not a lot of highly intellectual content, but I did spend a few hours rediscovering some favorite books from my childhood. Coming back to reality produced an odd reaction.
It’s a queer thing to be standing on a balcony overlooking the sand, palms and teal-colored water of a balmy tropical paradise straight out of a screensaver . . . and wishing you were in Narnia.
Heh, welcome back, honeybun!
Lovely collection of portals.
Time to get running.
It is good to be back! And we’ve got more portals on the way!
For some reason, this reminds me a lot of the Seven of Cups in a Ryder/Waite/Smith Tarot deck…
You wouldn’t happen to have a link to that, would you? I don’t know that deck and I’m curious to see the card.
The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck
Many beautiful Tarot decks exist, often designed to accentuate particular symbolism by the authors. The best known and most popular Tarot deck today is the Rider-Waite, or Rider-Waite-Smith deck. The deck is so named for the Rider and Sons Company, which originally published it in 1909, Arthur Edward Waite, who designed it, and Pamela Colman Smith, who illustrated it. The names Waite-Smith and Waite-Colman-Smith also refer to this style deck. The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards contain subtle but important imagery suggested by Waite and drawn by Smith to convey the messages of the cards.
Thanks, Krulle! I don’t usually read webcomics until the middle of the night – if I’d seen this conversation before you did, I’d have answered, but your explanation is quite concise and informative. (And Pamela Coleman Smith was an *amazing* woman!)
I actually only copy-pasted that text from some site Google gave me. I wanted to add it as explanation why I linked to “Rider-Waite” and not to “Rayder-Waite-Smith”….
It’s the “standard” Tarot deck (although there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of newer dacks that are based on its imagery – and many more that are completely original, which makes them next to impossible for someone like me who was raised on the R/W/S deck to learn.)
Pick a portal, any portal…
I pick the one that leads to the Land of Infinite Potato Fries!
OK, I’m sure I meant to ask this months ago, but…
…why is Demonchat wearing a Statue of Liberty hat around his neck?
Ange has them too (though not as obvious in this panel). As do most of the cats.
It’s the way their fur grows. Depending on the natural hair length, a normal cat’s neck fur will separate into points like that, especially if the cat isn’t groomed by a human every so often. It’s pretty much the same phenomenon as a lion’s mane.
This reminds me of the Nightmare before Christmas. Which one leads to Christmas Town?