I have to say, I like the change in medium and style, Paul.
I could go for a lot more of this 🙂 damn nice work 🙂
not convinced by the lettering though
Yeah, the lettering’s just a bit loose and scratchy.
I agree that the art is incredible on this one, but as far as the lettering, I don’t see it as scratchy, I see it as the way Monica’s mind is thinking at this time.
“Scratchy” may not be what i was groping for – “sketchy,” maybe.
I was only aiming that the lettering seems to show her thought process as not quite up to speed. Kind of like the Shelly ‘thought’ doodles Paul has been doing.
Hmmmm….not too keen on the change, myself.
Whilst I prefered the old version the new version isn’t too bad.
Whoa…new art style…me likey
Is that a new lettering style, too?
That’s Paul’s hand lettering. Perhaps his fontometer broke over the weekend. 😉
With all of the growth, learning, revelations, and enlightenments that the Wapsi gang have been experiencing lately, perhaps Paul has decided to letter the strip using the font of all wisdom?
That’s an expensive pun you just made, sir.
Wisdom is never inexpensive (or so I’ve learned, from the little I’ve managed to scrape together at great cost).
(*clink* *clink* *clink* *chunk* *rattle*)
I think the previous lettering was a font based on Paul’s lettering, too.
If you want to make a font based on your own handwriting, here’s the place.
This is Monica?
If her boobs got bigger, will she be able to stand up straight?
Of course; she can poit things and seems to have watermelons under her shirt. Who else but Monica?
Yep, that’s Mon. Noticed her ‘spooky eyes’ wallpaper.
Wow! New style looks great Paul!
Also, I vote for bigger. 😉
*volunteers to wake them*
Teh ‘eck, wat?
Ooh. Shading. Nice.
I wonder how many clocks m has poited? There my be a clock graveyard somewhere that goes of every 6 am!
Potentially humorous destinations include the boiler room and inside Bud’s hatch.
The clock, along with all the others, is probably at the bottom of the lake. 🙂
That could get to be an expensive habit… even at wholesale, those little alarm clocks are worth a couple of cappucicinos each.
There’s a great scene from an old Fantastic Four comic.
Alarm clock goes off.
Rocky orange fist smashes it.
The Thing walks over to a closet full of alarm clocks, takes one out of the box, winds it up, sets time, puts it on nightstand.
I’d be doomed to never be anywhere on time if I could poit things. I have this horrible tendency to turn my alarm clock off without ever waking up somehow. If I could poit it somewhere, then even putting it across the room wouldn’t save me.
well here’s a few that will help.. 🙂
Some very elegant and sneaky ideas there. Unfortunately, they’ve missed the alarm clock that you can only respond to, by throwing an octopus plush doll at it. Possibly a limited demographic for that particular model, though.
Reader warning: if you do review the page Illiad referred to, be very cautious about following the link to the “Worst album covers” page. My sense of aesthetics is hiding in a corner of the office, moaning quietly to itself, after only one brief exposure… in the name of Deity, what were they thinking???
ROFL ROFL 😀 if that were real, the plush doll would just get lost, though…. thats why the parts need to be big enough not to get lost/ broken..
and irritating ‘wake with the sun’ flat-mates only wake you up when you don’t need to!!! 🙁
oh, and people should know by now that it is *dangerous* to venture off the path…
Dave- why were you assuming that they WERE thinking. Some of the ones I’ve seen could make a blind mans eyes bleed, as he screamed for more brainbleach.
And here’s another one: the … I’ve got one coming in from the Kickstarter campaign they did.
Bloody ‘ell i wish i could get the dang HTML thing to work right… here is the URL i was trying to put in… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074185253/ramos-alarm-clock
Dude! Loving the new look.
I can sympathize with Monica’s plight, though I wish I could fall asleep.
Oh My God, that is so funny. Reminds me of the morning after scene in the film Bruce Almighty. However it’s safe to presume that Monica’s boyfriend doesn’t have superpowers and isn’t using them to make her boobs bigger.
Kevin has no powers. But even if he did, he realizes that he has a gorgeous, frisky, brilliant GF who loves him, with a rack that could serve as the foundation of a small building and a tongue that can get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop in one lick. And who isn’t afraid to use said tongue to let him know when it is fun time.
You don’t mess with perfection 😀
It should be “laid”, not “layed”.
Sorry, my grammar/spelling demon made me say it.
Welcome to the Type-A Grammar Nazi club. Here’s your membership pin.
It is correct to say “I just lay down,” which is where the confusion may have crept in.
Regretfully, both incorrect. What M wanted to say is, “I just lay down.”
Lie, lay, lain – intransitive
Lay, laid, laid – transitive.
I’m going to lie down.
I just lay down an hour ago.
I had lain there all day.
I shall lay the book on this table.
As promised, I laid the book on the table.
The book laid there until it was covered with dust.
I’m going to be quiet – I just got my ears pinned back on grammar a few days ago. To paraphrase what others have said: the characters don’t use perfect grammar, and neither do any of [us].
Agreed.. what may or may not be correct, M could very well have thought “layed”.
Really… You understood what was meant… I don’t know what the big deal is.
Neither do we.
um, sorry but she is using the ‘past participle’ .. your link says ‘laid’ is the right word…
‘Past participle: . . . I had laid the tools on the workbench.’
what she is actually meaning is ‘I just laid my body down’
It is ‘contracted’ for slang usage..
the word ‘layed’ usually means sex.. not usually picked up in spoken language, it sounds the same.. :/
Is this a commission?
Like, Like, Like, etc…
We may be in for an entire week of “Enhanced” artwork.
To the Pun Safe with you good Sir.
Deposits a sheepish grin, a cowed ego, and a hoarse whisper.
I’d call that a lot of bull, but then I’d need to duck for cover – looks like I’m just chicken.
But I thought her hair was short? Unless she can poit hair now!
Its been a while sense we saw her. She’s grown it back out. Last time we saw her it had grown out, Not as long as its been but it has grown out. Someone whos not at work will have to hunt down a link.
Love the shaded style very plenty!
Aw, and of course the day I want to buy the art is when I’m on a tight budget.
You do know you can come back and order a print at any time, right?
So long as it’s a new style and she hasn’t gotten seriously sunburned…
Or caught in a fireball.
The clocks should re-appear in unlikely places….
Tower of London (inside the crown jewels display)
International Space Station
She’s already past the point of diminishing returns in that area.
I don’t think the problem is with “diminishing”.
The problem itself isn’t diminishing at all.
I’d predict a visit from Doubt this week, presenting the hideous possibilities of her future. Remember, as fun as it may be for the audience, for Monica this is going from embarrassing to frightening.
Also, the clock symbology is not going unnoticed. First we had Tina’s keyblade, then Shelly’s smashing her alarm clock, and now this.
I think Monica is about to have a major and profound change in her life, one that won’t be addressed by categories of manga kink alone. Happy 2012, Mon. What part of taking Jin’s place didn’t you care for, again?
Interesting to think that Monica is unconsciously or indirectly doing this to herself. And, as you say, a little scary.
Monica took Jin’s place? I thoght Jin had established that wasn’t going to happen…
Probsbly the same place as the March 24th, 2010 event…
Boobs got bigger overnight? Maybe Monica is starting to take on aspects of a fertility goddess? She’s still exploring what she can do magic-wise.
I’m sure you realize that some big girls go up & down 2 bra sizes over a month…
Trust me, I’m a 40H. I’m aware of this. But Monica’s boobs seem to get bigger on a regular basis. It may not be just be typical size stuff.
gawd, girl…. 😮
but I think M is actually prone to how well the artist is feeling, in eye, memory and dexterity… 🙂
Patricia- Your back has my profound respect for holding up to the loads on it, and I’m sure youv’e already heard all the bad jokes on the subject.
So come over to confusion corner and rest a bit.
If this keeps up, yay! It marks the 3th major style change since the start of the comic. That is, from basic ink work to backgrounds, weighted inks, shadings, and now color!
So – any guesses which 3 books are the lamp stand?
“Though the Looking-Glass” should be one of them!
bigger!,BIGGER!! and does Monica look ‘taller’ today? Good to see shes all healed up after blowing up Islands.
Of course this could be just a teaser page to start off a story like “Warm Mornings” http://wapsisquare.com/comic/warm-morning/
Looks like “Aunt Monica had a Lahhhta ‘Medicine’ last night.”
-with apologies to Alan Sues. 😉
ah, thats another point… lotta bruises= lotta swelling… :/
Hmm… Hard to wake up mornings, bigger boobs… if she starts feeling queasy in the mornings…
Perhaps a dead rabbit in the next few days?
Well if she is pregnant, the child will have an amazing life. Rich auntie Jin, her mother Nutty auntie May, fun loving auntie Bud and overprotective auntie Brandi. The fact that all of them can destroy a sun (well, maybe not May) and three of them are immortal and indestructible only adds to the fun.
well at least they are strong enough to babysit!!! 🙂
Thank gods for tough babysitters! I wonder — if it came to needing a c-section, could she poit the baby out?
Or her pants feel tighter.
As opposed to all of the fanboys’ pants today?
Now, that’s just mean……………..but, yeah 😉
Now, my speculation.
She’s still dreaming.
Monica 3rd panel today, vs Monica 1st panel Ever. My, how she’s matured, inside and out.
At this rate, in another five years or so, every panel will just be boobs.
Meh…the boobs are almost all that some of the fans see right now anyhow. 😛
The people that only see boobs or only think the comic is about a girl with big boobs are the people that I wish would just go away.
The comic and artwork are great.
The boobs are bonus. 🙂
The internet is full of people that are unpleasant and distasteful. I hope that you can just delete the offensive posts and keep making the outstanding artwork Paul.
Back on topic- I can defiantly relate to the unpleasant sensation of wakening up with the feeling of insufficient sleep some mornings. However, if this is a recurring issue with Monica, then perhaps she should see a doctor to see if she has any sleep disorders. Perhaps she has some sort of physical or mental issue(s) that can be addressed to help her sleep better.
Just an observation.
If the people who only look for two things in this comic are so irritating, then why so increasingly make breasts a visual feature in the comic? Reading the lewd fanboy comments on today’s (May 2) comic annoyed the hell out of me, but I don’t draw the comic, heh.
I’ve been reading Wapsi for 9 years. Every day. I’m pretty sure I know what the comic’s about, and it’s not boobs.
Either way, let it not be lost that I love this strip… I think what I said came off the wrong way.
Hmmm… I don’t know… they may expand and contract without reason?
its hormones.. some reading for you.. 🙂
Maybe she’s poiting alarm clocks into her boobs, causing them to get larger as each time, her breasts deal with the foreign device, attacking and devouring it, adding its mass to their own.
Poiting and Monica’s breasts do seem interrelated at very intimate level.
Maybe it’s a failsafe to keep her from abusing the power. She can poit all she wants, but each time it adversely affects her ability to walk.
Wait, I’m not sure that makes sense…
Did Monica know how to poit stuff at that point? Since there’s no sound effect, i suspect that’s just a “law of funny” bit.
Owen’s brain escaping his skull is a “law of funny” bit. So they have existed in the series.
Monica’s sneezing her bra off is taken somewhat seriously by her for the next couple strips, as she tries to get it back on. Later, her poiting often involves wardrobe malfunctions.
So that could be Monica’s first poit, with the sound effect hidden by the sneeze. But I don’t think Paul has ever really confirmed or denied it.
Of course we now know that other intrinsic parts of one’s being are able to hop about in deadly earnest, so perhaps Owen genuinely had a shriving terror that only someone like Monica could see.
Which happened to resemble a classic trope of the law of funny.
hey I have know some well built people with big sneezes to rip their T-shirt while sneezing… 😮
I hope they’re getting bigger!
But I do feel sorry for Mon when she gets older. Thanks to bewb gravity, she’s gonna need a shopping to carry around all those bewbs!
well you can get a reduction, if they start to drag on the floor… 🙂 I am sure Ulrika Jonsson used that line!! 😀
Soleil Moon Frye (AKA: Punky Brewster) had it done at 16!!
I dunno. If they are bigger, how can she sleep on her front? Or did she roll over after waking?
If she was sleeping on them, I’d think it likely they are still asleep.
note the arm position…. 🙂
In response to several previous comments…only a breast-obsessed person would wish for larger boobs on someone who already has that rack. *shakes head* It’s murder on the lower back and wreaks havok on the wallet (trying to find specialty undergarments and/or have clothes tailored to a difficult body-type).
Leaving her bosom as-is would be just fine and dandy, imo. She needs no further enhancement.
Monica is just noticing that her body is getting older and that she’s not in very good physical shape. Her body isn’t as perky (if big boobs can ever be called perky) as it once was. She’s always known that she wasn’t in healthy shape, it has just become more obvious as she has to pry her pendulous body up out of bed.
Although I am male I can relate to that because I’ve been obese my entire adult life and it’s now gone from merely inconvenient to intolerable.
As Benjamin Franklin once said: “The only thing worse than being old is being old and fat.”
There’s also the quote that gets bandied about quite a bit where I live to the effect that getting old ain’t for sissies, but it beats the alternative.
Being burned alive and turned into a golem isn’t for sissies, either.
Just how much time has actually passed since strip one? I totally lost track of the time, so to speak…
Sounds like Mon and Tina should work out together.
I read all this stuff about aging, and as someone who went from 265 lbs at the age of 21 to 195 by 22, and now up to 215 in muscle at 26, I’m glad to say that bodies can change for the better, even as our metabolisms get crappier. However, I don’t think Monica’s ever had that drive…
In has been established that Monica has a fast metabolism, and was able to eat like a trencherman without gaining weight. She has also made abortive attempts at an exercize routine – although now that Punk Yoga is open, perhaps she should reconsider……
I recall Monica complaining to Amanda that Kevin was trying to make her do healthy things.
Maybe Kevin should talk to her about entering that dog sled race?
I’m beginning to suspect that these boob growth comics are a plot point.
Or an author fetish I suppose.
Read my reply just above this one.
Maya definitely has the potential to understand the technicalities involved, but as far as I can tell has had no opportunity to orchestrate this complicated little dance.
I could be wrong of course.
Really REALLY like the grey scale shading. Looks like grey scale pens to me but might be photoshop version? Either way it looks good.
The subtle sun-dappling of the wallpaper is a nice touch.
I dunno, though… that wallpaper might make it difficult for me to sleep well. I might feel as if I was constantly being Watched, by Something.
I do sympathize with Monica, and the whole “getting older” issue. I’m well into the age range in which, as they say, if you wake up and realize that nothing at all hurts even slightly, it’s a pretty good sign that you died during the night 🙁
Way back when, I noticed Mon’s ‘spooky eyes’ wallpaper, which we see again today – Hopefully none of the pattern glows in the dark.
I’m going to guess that the shading on Monica is a medium-tone gray marker, rather than PhotoShop. Compare it to some of his other recent work… e.g. the “Warm morning” drawing of Shelly and her neighborhood (the original Bristol of this is still visible on eBay), the workbook sketch of Brandi in the shower (ditto), and the “Time Forest” commission.
The shading of the wallpaper may well be Photoshop work.
Sure is a nice look!
I’ve noticed Pauls comments on the bosom issue – As an admirer of the old saying (Anything more than a handful is just a waste) and a stage-hand who worked with many topless dancers in the “Hello Hollywood Hello” that ran at the Reno Grand for many years , smaller but perky is much more attractive . That was the general consencus of all the other stage personnel – including the women on the crew .
They woke me up!
Being able to poit away the alarm clock seems to be less impressive and interesting than big boobs for lots of people around here…
heh, this is the universe of comics I guess…
Tonight’s random Wapsi Square link:
Random… or is it?
I really sympathize with Mon’
It’s notsomuch the “waking”-bit in the morning, I am a very proficient sleeper, but the “physically getting my carcass out of the bed” that is the hardest part, though.
The older I get, the more creaks seem to develop. I have to do morning gymnastics.. good heavens, I hate nothing as much as stretching, but without it, I’ll be hobbling about for hours..and I am not even 50..
Jay-Em I’m 56 and hurtin’ but a lot less so than friends of mine 10 to 15 years younger. Some of us are lucky. Others not so much.
This strip reminds more an earlier one.
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