Who is this?
Where did she come from?
And why has Pablo been keeping her from us, with as cute as she is
I always liked to think that was the old place Monica used to go to until she went to Tina’s place.
Yes! Exactly the young lady I was thinking of!
It’s wonderful how PW has changed his style so much in the past years, but still keeps the characters recognizable. Well done!
And here http://wapsisquare.com/comic/10142002/
As far as I can tell, you introduced Tina here: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/02262003/. She seemed to have had more of a personality from the start. Did Becky just not seem to have as much to offer as a character? Did you have both of them in mind from the beginning? Just curious.
Man, it has been a few years since we saw her last. And now we have a name to place on her face, Becky. Becky must have known Tina for a quite a while, if she knows about Tina’s attempt at parallel parking.
I love that look on Tina’s face in the last panel. “Don’t you start, girl…”
Yeah . I’m lovin’ the look on Tina’s face , in the last panel , too .
Perhaps we’ll see more of Becky in the future , and perhaps learn a bit more about Tina through her ?
Tina must know when her acquaintances need her at Mucho Mocha; she is almost always present in times of need. This is one of the few times she was not present but nobody showed up that needed her (so far as we can tell) during her hospital visit.
Please tell me that’s a yummy redhead that we will see lots of.
We’ll see if your “redhead senses” are right…
OH MY GOSH, she’s not dead. OR visibly maimed. She must have been at barista school all this time.
What is it about those ginger’s that I can’t get enough of? I think it’s the freckles.
For me, it’s the trifecta – red hair, green eyes, and freckles. Classic Irish girl.
Carrying a shillelagh…
Of course. I never did like the shrinking violets as much as those who could take care of themselves.
She could have been there the whole time. As freckle-ishous as she is, I’d have trouble seeing her around Tina.
I’m guessing she generally works a later shift than when Monica tends to come in.
This is hilarious, Paul. Love your sense of humor!
So … she actually had broken an arm before this – though I still have a brain frizzling moment trying to figure out how she could do it by driving over her arm.
Wrist. Not arm.
And for the record, I worked out how she could break a wrist while backing up, attempting to parallel park. I’ve seen it nearly happen; it took a while for memory to kick it up. And I suppose, if she didn’t let go of the door, it would be possible to be jerked half-way out of the vehicle and into the path of the road wheel —
You know, the way Becky said, “I was finding it hard to believe that you were trying to parallel park again” makes me wonder what all happened when she did. I’m thinking it might have involved a lot more than a broken arm somehow. In any case, Becky seems to think that Tina trying to parallel park = broken arm. I don’t think I’ll ride with Tina whenever she drives, then.
So does Becky have anything to do with what’s going on in the basement? Will we even see her again? She’s not on the cast page yet.
Here is what I once saw: A girl attempting to back into a parallel parking space kept hitting the curb with her rear tire. She had clearance front and rear, but didn’t have a good feel for the width of her car, and the location of the rear wheel. After several attempts, she opened the door of the car, and leaned out to look at the rear tire, while slowly backing into the slot.
Know how you can get focused on what you’re doing, and miss an important side issue? What she missed was the tubular steel signpost embedded in the sidewalk, which caught the widely opened door, jerked it out of her hand, and nearly ripped the door off its hinges.
If Tina had done something like that, the jerk might have damaged her wrist; if she wasn’t wearing a seat belt (unfastened so she could lean out to look?) and had a good grip on the door handle, she might have been jerked nearly out of the front seat and bent over enough to have her forearm on the sidewalk when the front wheel rode up over the curb. Would have been a hell of an awkward sprawling fall, and a nasty break.
I just can’t work out any other way she could have done it.
I take it that it was a one-way street and she was parking on the driver’s side of the road.
Regarding the cast page (your other comment), it hadn’t occurred to me that so many were missing. I finally read the description of Amanda, BTW, which includes: “[S]he believes that natural selection has been destroyed by society and thusly we are perpetuating a nation of idiots.” I doubt she remained as impressed with Tina as she was initially. 🙂
I honestly don’t remember; it’s been more than thirty years. Pretty well have to be a one way street, as I look back on it. She was definitely parking on the driver’s side of the road.
Except that Tina specifically says she backed over her wrist.
Reminds me of an old joke I read once:
Man comes into the emergency room with a torn and bleeding ear.
“I bit myself,” he explains.
The admitting nurse says, “But how…?”
The man says, “I was standing on a chair.”
Most of the cast isn’t on the cast page yet. Dr, Fields, Phix, Mayahuel, Darin …
Doctor, with a period, not a comma.
Daren, with an e, not an i.
Dietzel, with a football, not a … wait …
I wonder how much Becky knows about her boss. Like if she is a collection rather than a single being.
Don’t know, but from the banter, she likes Tina, so if she knows, she’s not overly bothered by the concept.
Back in college, I had a job working in a gas station / mini-mart. The owner was a really cool and easy going boss. I could read & work on school / homework when it was slow. If I had my own mug, I could drink all the soda and coffee I wanted as long as I kept the coffee pot full for customers. His cousin managed the evening shift, she always brewed Turkish Coffee and shared it with me. It was great.
I never asked any questions or knew much about their personal lives. There was no way I was going to risk screwing up that job.
And, for that matter, how often and what does she know about the basement? (Starts HERE plus next 3)
Oh — for those who’ve missed it or forgotten, it’s:
Tina Rosario Aldaco Guzmán
WHOA! Nudge was talking to her! It’s so awesome how going back a few years you realize everything has been in place. Paul, you are too awesome.
Well, a single member of the Collective; we don’t yet have definite proof that Nudge is the only one who ever speaks solo…
True, however, I thought we had established Nudge was the gray text? Maybe not? All I know is this is still so many different kinds of awesome to go back through the archives and see what was already set into motion. But I guess maybe Paul has been part of the time resets too? He’s like Brandi in a way then.
Jazzy: All Paul has said for sure is that gray text means one of Tina’s demons is talking solo. He never said it’s always Nudge, but then again he never said it isn’t.
I love how Paul always ties up loose ends! I don’t think we’ve seen this girl since 2001. Becky and Tina must have a great working relationship; not just anybody can go around calling their boss a “ding-a-ling.” I hope we do get to see more interaction between these two.
THE RETURN OF BECKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does this mean…. (hopeful look) ROY could eventually show up?
The same Beckyfrom way back in 2001 … Sept 28, 2001?
WOW! She has really changed. Looks better.
Somewhere between then and now Paul transitioned between a web comic and a graphic novel, and the quality and style of the artwork changed dramatically.
An eye for continuity is one of the reasons I enjoy Paul’s work.
In the last panel, Tina looks the most intelligent she has ever looked and Becky looks like she should have braces on her teeth.
AAAHHHAAA! Even SHE doesn’t buy that line…
Love Tina’s expression in the last pannel.
Could the previous break have to do with an early attempt of the Collective trying to steer the body? Who is usually doing the driving, and is it a seperate duty from speaking? Imagine the internal slapstick when the Demons found out they had to run the asylum themselves.
That sounds like a movie I’ve heard about.
Jebus Webus! Looking back at the old strips, I’m suddenly struck by just how much the art style has evolved. Paul, you’re awesome. I have a hunch that things will only look better from here on…
No, Tina. No freaking way. Right-handed you did not break your left arm trying to catch yourself. I know from experience the weak arm goes to sleep in a fall while the strong breaks itself trying for the save.
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