Sept. 7th: “Truth Ninja Strikes Again”

September 7, 2008

Comic’s done. Pressed for time this weekend due to the Virgin Music Festival this afternoon, hence the early update and the lack of huge walls of text. All this of course harkens back to the days of, uh, last year, when men were men and women were women and comics were finished on saturday and took 10 seconds to read. A step backwards? No. More like…time travel!! Exciting! Watch out for nazis coming the other way.

Or maybe I just did a shorter comic than usual.*

All the best,


*almost certainly.

34 Responses to “Sept. 7th: “Truth Ninja Strikes Again””

  1. supervossi Says:


  2. bachterman Says:

    the asteriks ninja always seeks truth in the footnote. 🙂
    btw, hooray for space nazis. did you see it? the guys at energia are at it again. this time,

  3. amatriain Says:

    It took me about ten seconds to get it. When I finally got it, I was amazed. Great strip.

  4. *brain melts*

    how do you do this?
    you’re effing brilliant.
    Asterisk ninja????
    I’m speechless.
    I don’t why, but I’m going to take a chance and say this is my favourite subnormality so far. I love all of them, but I think I love this one a lot more.

  5. Colin Says:

    That was retarded.

  6. Zev Says:

    Great comic. Ignore the troll.

  7. Questp's Dad Says:

    Nice work. If only real life were more subnormal. I could go for a world with more asterisks, more pink hair and cheaper onions. Except for the Sphynx. I prefer to be non-eaten.

    • Brennan Barrington Says:

      She’s not even one of the top 100 causes of death, you know. Your odds would be pretty good.
      You know, one thing I thought of as a way to prevent monster attacks (to an extent) is to always carry a bottle full of something that tastes absolutely disgusting with you, prominently labeled. Or poison, much more effective, but it’s possible poison doesn’t work on monsters–or that would have been tried centuries ago. Or maybe monsters can detect poison and know not to eat whatever it is–which would work.

  8. Jamie Says:

    It took me at least a minute to recognize the asterisk in-joke for what it was. Great bit of metahumor there. 😀 I love this comic!

  9. Mike Says:

    I love that the Ninja’s not just jumping over the fence to get away. HE’S JUMPING OVER THE FUCKING BUILDING!

  10. Soonmme Says:


  11. J.T. Wilson Says:

    Blahahaha! That has to be the most randomly awesome I’ve read in a while. Very nice use of the fourth wall & a non sequitur.
    I’ll be back next week!

  12. J.T. Wilson Says:

    Bloody hell! After reading the other comments, I didnt even get the asterisk part! That makes it even more awesome! Well played, sir.

  13. arkonbey Says:

    sweet. Way to bend the fourth wall. Jasper Fforde would approve.

    So, to you asterix are shuriken? To Kurt Vonnegut Jr. they were buttholes.

    Go figure.

  14. Inkmonkey Says:

    Whoah… strikingly little dialogue in this one.

  15. Mike Says:

    Took me a second too, and I would have blown milk out my nose if I’d been drinking it when it clicked. Excellent.

  16. Clarence Boddicker Says:

    Hey, I just saw a bit of the Oasis set on YouTube. Was that you?

  17. gridsleep Says:

    I thought Bonobo Conspiracy was the intellectual web comic, but Subnormality! is like Kafka meets Doestoyevski in comparison. If Tom Robbins and J. D. Salinger collaborated on a web comic, it might be something close to Subnormality! I don’t know if that’s scary or reassuring.

  18. bobdobalina Says:

    i have to admit, it took me a beat to get what they were reading in the last panel.

    i love Subnormality. it’s quality.

  19. Super Jesus Says:




  20. Camille Says:

    What a brilliant idea 😀
    And I think that proves the fact that you can do comics without huge text of walls (not that I mind!) and still do wonders.

  21. Oh man that’s brilliant!

  22. Fretsejaz Says:

    Superb comic as usual!

  23. Chris S Says:

    I’m moving to Japan soon, and I’m wondering where I might score one of those truly useful throwing stars…

  24. Anonymous Coward Says:

    Wasn’t sure what to make of it until I realized it was breaking the fourth wall. Took a while to get it, like everyone else pointed out. But, it was worth it; +10 style points.

    Worth a chuckle.

  25. ghanditron Says:

    such an awesome idea and comic. congrats, you are awesome.

  26. Wulf Says:

    Your mind is beautiful.

  27. Rachel Says:

    It took me a while to realize, but when I finally got it, oh my god, that was hilarious.

  28. jim Says:

    i really dig your comic and am trying to read them all in one sitting. it may destroy me.

  29. agrim Says:

    took me like 5 times to read and get it….AWESOME !!

  30. Vonthako Says:

    Didn’t see that one coming. Great way to “break the 4th wall”!
    I think the ninja made his point.
    (And I just made an incredibly lame pun.)

  31. jagoj Says:

    This is pure genius.

  32. Corinne VB Says:

    I looooove this stuff

  33. Scott Haley Says:

    The Asterisk Ninja is a beautiful idea.

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