Unwinding at the end of a day . Katherine style .
Doesn’t everybody unwind by stripping after work? No?
I secretly hope that Oscar is actually a magical fish who communicates with her telepathically. There’s been weirder stuff in this world.
This is Wapsi Square, where Dietzel has been sentient from the very beginning. Is there really any doubt Oscar is talking back in a way only Katherine can hear?
Well, she also talked with plants, but I don’t recall her ever answering them.
I followed that chain of comics for a bit. I had forgotten she was a devourer of tree rodents . Never mess with Katherine’s friends; animal or vegatable. Talk about an eewwww! moment though. She must be quick and leathal when she wants to be. I can just imagine her arms shooting out like a geko’s tounge, grabbing the furry couple (I imagine them as BF/GF) by the throat and snapping their necks with her thumbs.
She’s not as sweet and innocent as she seems.
I still can’t quite fit that squirrel episode in with the rest of the image I have of Katherine. To me she’s always been an odd but sweet fish out of water person, but that there was just creepy and a bit cruel. It’s just really at odds with how I perceive her.
Where I grew up, squirrel was eaten, as well as rabbit ant other meats I personally wouldn’t. Reminds me of the joke:
Back in the early 1700s, a new family moved in next to a 2nd-generation Virginian. He invited them over, and served squirrel as the meat in the meal. The new immigrants were impressedasked what it was.
“Squirrel!” the man replied, but as they didn’t speak English, they didn’t understand, “Oh, erm, well it’s an animal about so big, has a fluffy tail and can climb on trees with its claws.” Their eyes lit up with understanding, and they invited him to their place next week.
Next week came, and the lady of the house proudly served the meat dish. “It’s squirrel!” she said, but when he bit into it…something was different.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, sure,” replied the husband, “It had fluffy fur, was on tree, and goed ‘meow’ before I shoot it.”
What a way to relax! 😀
Her relaxation is our tension
There is nothing else after a hard day’s works, then sitting at home, talking to your fish, and enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir, or is that a Chardonnay? Or is it a Cabernet Sauvignon? Or maybe a a Merlot?
Or spitting bubbles.
I don’t recall her being a closet nudist.
tsk. iirc, we first meet oscar way back when, when she throws her bra on his fishbowl coming in the door. And she mentioned it to Monica before that, also iirc.
(though I suppose, to be fair, she was about to take a shower, and we don,t see her just lounging around her apartment until later)
that 2nd link
the last pic is her bra!!
I always thought she felt shell-like and small and that was an artitst interpritation of a molosk looking at Oscar.
Now i see it..doh!
There are a few others too, but I couldn’t find them. It’d be really really cool if there was a character based search. Like that “posted in: comic” tag thing under the date of each page. so it’d say posted in: comic, Katherine, (maybe oscar *grin*). Just click on the character and a list of the pages with that character pops up. I’m glad Zug found one so I can give up my search.
Not a bad idea. I wonder how many comics there are now? Pretty big job for one person. Would need to divide it up among several.then set up an on-line DB. Could even add additional criteria over time.
Oh geeze, the geek in me is coming out. Stop me before I data model and normalize again!!
OhNoRobot is your friend. (If this isn’t indexed there, it should be…)
I had wondered what her big part in all this would be…
Apparently, so had she.
Maybe she has something to do with the big rock that’s supposedly going to hit in 2012?
Interesting … some folks who speculate on probabilities and time-lines have claimed that in each Universe of the Multiverse, there is a specific time set for a major disaster at a specific location, and that this disaster affects adjacent Universes as well. So, while in this Wapsi-verse, the Calendar machine was prevented from “destroying” the Earth, but in an adjacent Wapsi-verse over, there may be a mondogimungous rock going to smash the Earth to pieces on the day after the Calendar Machine was supposed to reset itself. Now that the CM is gone, there is nothing standing between us and complete annihilation. A pity, that…
If the Earth about to be squished by the rock has the GGG and May on it, no problem; she could just refuse them into the Chimera, and it could disintegrate the rock before it could do any damage…
OK, now she’s acting creepy again. And starting to look that way, too. This is how I remember her, despite the new look.
Katherine is selling herself short, I think. She’s been to the beach, out drinking with Monica. a variety of new places, and didn’t faint. She’s even been to Phix’s Library and didn’t pass out at the sight of every book in human history in one place (which would have given ME heart palpatations) OR of a real live Sphinx! Of course, when said Sphinx got all scary and threatening, THAT dropped her; but until then she was actually pretty solid, if nervous. She may just be trying to justify in her own mind her friend leaving her out.
On the other hand, the noise and confusion that took place during the Calendar Machine crisis, and the sight of Monica getting stabbed in the head, wouldn’t have done her much good…
Didn’t Katherine used to have a much more narrow and elongated face? I hate to be critical, but it feels like Pablo’s characters are starting to suffer from same-face-syndrome.
Paul’s artwork is evolving – go look at some of the earlier strips.
But I think Kat would look better with a longer face, as she was once depicted…
Here, Kath … let me fluff that pillow for you … there … comfy? More wine?
I really love this character!
I was begining to miss her, and here she is!
Thanks for including her again.
I would love to see her work habilities, getting into the Monica’s problems.
Just don’t harm her 😉
To quote my betta, Fish: *spit*
It’s starting to get more spring-like ’round these parts, and Fish is getting more active. But he seems a bit envious of Oscar.
Kath’ needn’t fret. One thing I figured out from recent Life-changing events in the past half year or so, you’re where you’re supposed to be. Monica had spider lady to talk to about what happened, when she thought she had no one to tell her tale to. Katherine has Oscar, if only to vocalize her thoughts, which makes things easier to work out. And Oscar gets to enjoy Katherine lounging about, settling her thoughts. Even Phix is getting out, and enjoying the world, or at least the local flavor.
“But he seems a bit envious of Oscar.”
I recall a strip where she said that she should have been a fish or wanted to be a fish. She was taking a shower at the time. I couldn’t find it, though.
Katherine is an odder version of me it seems. ALMOST painfully shy, talks to her pets (lacking those, two sides of an idea within myself), and…
The personality a little like me… Hobbies not so much. I’d be happy if all spiders that dare come into MY domain were squished in tissue and flushed down the toilet.
I thought Katherine was joking when she said she didnt wear much round the house!!
Oh the other hand she is braver than me! I dont sit nude in front of my goldfish or cat! And the cat is female!! goldfish is….fish,
I can’t resolve her eyes and mouth in my head. Her design makes me realize that she has GOT to have a bigger part to play in this story.
I agree, Mina. The mouth grabbed me as looking a bit elderly/old. It just didn’t quite look right. I wonder if she’ll be more pivotal in another big plot point.
Well, from early on (and even earlier than that) she didn’t have lips. I think that part of it — not having lips makes here look like she’s missing dentures with her mouth closed. Of course, she is supposed to look creepy. There was a time a maintenance man wanted to avoid her because of the way she looked, if I recall correctly. I couldn’t find it, though.
The gal that inspired her look had huge irises and small eyes, even the whites of her eyes were kind of dark. She also seemed to have perpetually chapped lips. The big difference was that she was shorter than Kath.
We have this new technological advancement. It’s called chapstick. I kid, I kid!
Just wait until the adventure comes along that has to take place where no non living mater may exist while the fix is being made. Kat will probably be more ready for that than any of them.
She finally does something I like? Thank you, Jesus!
So uh… Paul… are you accepting auditions/likeness for male roles in Wapsi? 😀
Okay, so I’d be living vicariously through a comic — I’m a single geek/IT Guy/Writer — slap me, sue me, give me weird looks, just don’t take me seriously. 🙂
She looks so lonely in that first frame. I didn’t know lonely had a look until now.
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