But she has a big friendly Smile!!!!
That’s for sure–all 28 teeth are showing!
What a transition! Warm topical beach to Shelly’s dark and dismal subconscious. And Shelly’s Conscious is starting to grow on me. Going from a cute little girl to “Hey! Getta load of me!” creepy.
And Paul, you misspelled the comic’s total. ‘poin’ -> ‘point’.
Amd already ninja editted while I was typing. Sneak Paul, really sneaky.
Conscience, btw. And she’s too cute to scare anyone.
Then again, I work with juvenile delinquents…
Ugh. That’s what I got for trying to type big words before I got to bed.
Stupid spellchecker. Spell check what I meant to say not what I typed.
Good thing Shelly isn’t a grown man.
or you could take the joke toward the creepy prevert angle …. Good thing Shelly isn’t a male priest.
Har de har har.
If you were to segregate child victims of sexual assault into groups based upon their relationship to the perpetrator, the top two would be stepfathers and single mom’s boyfriend. Also well up there would be uncles and cousins. Public school faculty would also be well above Catholic priests. I will freely admit that those assaulted by priests would likely outnumber those assaulted by total strangers, but not many other groups.
I wouldn’t want to be there!
I risk serious trouser turding for the opportunity to have a conversation with little miss Creepy Critter. It would be very educational and I’d be right at home in a dark, dank basement. Hope she has another chair. Preferably one without arm and leg restraints.
I think a number of grown women might shit their pants if left alone in a dark room with her… Tina being one of them, if her mad dash was any indication…
I might have to go buy more pants, just to make sure the pant shitting quota was met.
Reminds me of the old joke about what to do if you meat a bear/mountain lion up close: Reach back and throw some shit at it.
What if there’s no shit behind you?
Don’t worry–when you meet the bear/lion, there will be some.
Tina’s dash was more because she was late for work. The creepy little girl has nothing on Tina.
yeaaa i’d think a grown woman with those eyes would creep me out waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than a little girl with them…………mostly because i have a little sister, and i feel i could easily calm down any child on a murderous rage…
Thing is, Ms. Creepy isn’t a child. She just looks like one.
Well, she is … and she isn’t.
When something jumps out at you and goes “Booga booga!”, or you suddenly unexpectedly find yourself in the dark with no idea how to make a light … you regress in many ways to childhood reactions.
Like many manifestations of the unconscious, she represents feelings that Shelly had at the time that she was the age that Creepy looks to be. Shelly has never worked through those feelings, so when they replay, in many ways they take her back to that age.
OTOH, Creepy knows what’s going on, and has seen the world through Shelly’s eyes as she grew older but not necessarily more mature. So, in that wise, she is “older than she looks”.
True, but I was looking at it from the perspective that she is all Shelly’s demons combined, and they were adults.
Uh oh – the boiler room has a lower level (stairs down)….Wanna go exploring?
Almost didn’t notice the subtle use of color – prob’ly because it looks just right.
Would that be Shelly’s sub-concious?
Where else would a sub-conscious be but on a sub-level?
Geeze. Creepy Little has a lot of teeth.
Raises hand as well
isn’t the creepy little kid sposed to be shelly at a young age though?
is she saying that shelly really has nothing to fear as she is quite scarey herself?
or have i read too much into it
No – from their earlier direct encounter we’ve seen, Creepy thinks Shelly is too dumb to know when she ought to be scared and when she shouldn’t…
Ah, there it is!
I tried, twice, to post that, and neither one has yet to appear.
I fell for Lil’ Creepy on that one, and the following one cemented it. I love that they both flash underwear in the first panel, and she’s pulling her shirt down in the second.
There they are, now, though. Must have tripped moderation somehow, like i did yesterday.
Looking at the posts, i suspect you had too much link-text: spam often does, so that may be what got you moderated – i apparently got moderated fro putting two URLs in one post (another spammy thing).
I wouldn’t mind spending time with Lil’ Shelly. We could spend it philosophizing about the darkness…
Yes, I admit, I’m weird.
A weirdo reading Wapsi Square? I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!
Welcome to the club, weirdo…
I, for one, like seeing Lil’ Creepy back. I fell in love with her .
And, I don’t think I’d join the Poopy Pants brigade. (Working in war zones the past 7 years has given me above average sphincter control)
I am glad to see Lil’ Creepy again. I fell in love with her , and .
I still get a giggle out of Lil’ Creepy tugging her shirt down.
Okay…here they are now…but I didn’t even get the “waiting for moderation” tag…
I think I would find it creepy beyond measure to have my demons appear to me looking something like Chucky. On the other hand, it might be useful. I’d always know to whom I was speaking…
I think with my particular fears, mine would appear as a sourceless voice in an empty room.
Love love LOVE the art today!!! Just noticed that the basement in which the action is taking place has steps leading still further down…What lies even deeper within her unconscious?
The set-up reminds me of a line from Winnie-the-Pooh (how often does THAT happen?): “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
I know the chapter it’s from (“Galleon’s Lap”), but not the book (“House at Pooh Corner?”).
Anyway, that seems to be what Shelly’s demon is pointing out to her right now…Shelly is braver than she believes, and really needs to fear nothing at all.
She looks like the female version of my alter-ego lol
Love the coloring on this page!
The subtle use of color can be extremely effective in producing ‘atmosphere’. This is one of those times. Bravo! Oh! I love the eyes on the little girl too.
Woo-hoo, Conscience is back! Happy days. ^_^
But I’m not sure where Conscience is going with this. Yes, she can be VERY scary and weirdling; the thing is, Shelly’s not afraid of her (even though she may be quite dangerous) because Shelly knows what she is and accepts her as a part of herself. It’s not a matter of courage, it’s familiarity. If that’s the point she’s trying to make, that might work. The trouble is, since nobody knows what’s in that graveyard in Ireland, it’s not as if Shelly can prepare for it…
She’s pointing out that Shelly is pretty brave…
I agree more with Eee. I think Conscience is saying that Shelly is afraid of the unknown, but can handle normally scary things that she is familiar with.
Creepy or not, I want to give the kid a teddy bear.
We’ll have to ask Eddie Munster if he’s still got
anyone notice Paul is still being coy about Shelly’s choice in bathing suit, there is still no definitive answer…
Panel One, yesterday.
Paul is an ornamental carp?
Nah, that’d be koi. Not that anyone here is ever coy about carping.
A golden reply. Are you fishing for complements?
Truth told, I’d be nervous about spending any time in a dark room with Shelly herself, let alone with her creepasaurus in the boiler room.
If Mr. Taylor isn’t careful, he might end up spoiling us with this subtle use of color. Then we’ll all be clamoring for more.
I wonder who would win in a fight, the creepy girl from The Ring, the creepy girl from The Grudge, or the creepy girl from Shelly’s Mind.
Make it a tag team match – add in the girl from Let the Right One In.
And what about the creepy girl from Silent Hill?
River from Firefly/Serenity, hands down.
Ooh! Me! I would!
She reminds me of a kid I actually KNOW…..
Not quite as creepy looking, but same smile and messy hair….
GODDAMMIT THIS MADE ME JUMP! NOW IM PARANOID!! THANX PAUL. ±-±
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