Really nice dialogue, top notch art and colouring. The flow of the dialogue is very very pleasing.
I reaaally like the concept of their conversation and the world she is describing Love the details. You always manage to make these crazy scenarios be discussed calmly as if it’s the most normal thing in the world (dating a demon and said demon having dating problems in the underworld and resorting to lesbianism, uh, sorry, gobbling vagina, had gotten boring.)
She is also one sexy demon, and I appreciate the fact that she has a purse :D Poor picture snapper….
Her hands are really well done, very pleasing to look at, especially the 2nd panel.
When are you going to publish these, Winston? On paper? When I can buy it and give you money? Because I totally would.
Thanks again for a highly entertaining comic. This coming from a professional ‘artist’, Lord knows how you do it every week…wonderful!
Okay, okay, okay. I was not going to make a negative comment because I think you’re just the bee’s knees, but I respect you work, talent and intellect tremendously and expect my friends to tell me when something’s NOT great so I can perhaps make it better (or decide they’re full of shit, it’s up to me, but at least I’ll have the option rather than have illegitimate sunshine be blasted up my ass)……
…so I didn’t think the ending was all that great. I think it’s funny and her expression is priceless (i’ll start smoking that cigarette if it makes that same smoke skull for me too)
…… Unless I just don’t get it. There, I said it.
On the other hand though, interesting point raised about their being an emphasis on the differences rather than focusing on the similarities. I am of the belief that our brains are wired fundamentally different, and its not some kind of nature vs nurture thing, where men and women experience and deal with things fundamentally different. My girlfriend on the other hand contends that male and female brains are the same. Or something along those lines. I should really ask her what exactly she meant.
Honest, I was gonna say something smart. But then the train with the rails and the embankment and the duct tape…oooh shiny…
I wonder if you’re one of those people who find the british accent sexy. I never undestood that, myself.
Anyway, about the comic.
I too agree about the flow of the conversation and the quality of the art. Definitely one of your best.
Personally I would have had them sharing a bile milk-shake or eating a brain cake.
STOP TANTALISING ME WITH FRESH CANNIBAL TREATS, ROWNTREE!!!
JT Wilson: Please don’t hesitate to leave negative comments! You’re quite right in that the ending isn’t the strongest part of the strip, but in this case i was fine with that as for me the main point of the comic was elsewhere (and usually is). Given another six months i’m sure i could have come up with a really cracking punchline, but i’m usually not motivated by punchlines, so if one hasn’t shown up by the time the ship’s ready to go then i sail without it. As for a book, i’d love to, and it’s definitely in the Grand Strategy. Just need to attract a publisher, ’cause i’m not interested in doing the stocking and shipping myself.
RA: The paired condiments visualize the gender relationships mentioned in their respective panels. Relish = devil woman, etc.
Reignonyourparade: Yeah, i’ve fixed that now, so thanks for the info.
Winston, if you put out a book I’ll definitely (and joyfully) buy it. You might want to try a publisher that specializes in affordable, small-run comic-book trade paperbacks, such as TopatoCo or Ka-Blam. Both come well recommended by webcartoonists with moderate-to-large audiences. Good luck!
Trenino: Yeah, I get a British vibe from the demoness too. In her previous appearance (“The Customer from Hell,”) she calls the store clerk “matey.”
By the way, that bisexual demon is the sexiest character ever, in every sense of the word. A lot of writers, especially comic writers, think gigantic tits and skimpy outfits are all that’s sexy. And while that’s hot, it’s not sexy.
Sexy is a quality only good writers can handle, and no lack of layers, or breasts so large they have their own gravitational pull can turn a hot character into a sexy character.
The original Doom had 2 episodes called “knee deep in the dead” “the shores of hell” and a bonus one called “thy flesh consumed”. Now with those 3 phrases in mind notice that the guy mentions all three of them in the THIRD panel no less!
Mr. Winston for your creative (possibly nerdy) genius, I applaud thee!
The demonic condiments?! That sounds like a really bad acid trip…
I just found Subnormality yesterday, when someone liked the “Weird” strip from a few weeks back on their Livejournal, and ended up spending most of my work time yesterday afternoon and today reading it from beginning to today’s strip. So many I wanted to comment on along the way, but it felt a little pointless commenting on a strip that the conversation over had died a year ago.
So, I’ll just have to sum up three years worth of comments in one.
The insight, humor, wisdom, and gift for words shown in this comic is truly unmatched.
If they ever create the award, you have my nomination for “Most Awesome Person Ever.” ^^
Very nice. The demoness reminds me a lot of Jeremy from Captain Estar. Another great mix of the vastly socially insightful and absolutely nutty.
On an unforgivably pernickety nitpicking note (that you probably already know about) there’s a small fill missing in the second panel. I only mention it as the attention to detail in Subnormality is so great.
Ha, excellent. Hey, WR, I’m sorry I was a troll last week, because I wouldn’t keep coming back here if it wasn’t so good. I know you put a lot of effort into these comics, for free, so thanks. I mean damn – smoking-hot demon women; what else do you need? Plus, the mention of Formerly Pink-Haired Girl was very well-played.
When I first read this I thought that the bile was being extracted from the poor sucker sitting behind the demoness. What? Me a sadist? Naah..
Oh and despite being English I didn’t spot the English vibe on the demoness, I thought she sounded like Louis from Family Guy.
@Trenino: it looks like our true name has fallen out of favor somewhat. It used to be in the top 5 of most common names, only a few decades ago. But, still, look on the bright side: I have never had to explain to anyone how to spell my name. Apparently it’s still common enough that people know about the “h”.
Back on topic: hmm, yes, Elizabeth Hurley, excellent choice. Really, really excellent, in fact. Excellent enough to make me forget about the bile. Now excuse me for a second while I take care of something. :-)
As humans, I think we tend to look for differences rather than similarities because we already know about the similarities. Differences happen once, similarities happen twice, and we would rather know the unknown first, even relatively.
Sex and eating is what the monkeys are here for. And that people fault the male monkeys for following their testosterone programming is a crock, because if you don’t got testicles you don’t like boobs/vagina’s (in general).
Wonderful comic, nicely and perfectly set in the Subnormality! universe. Applauses!
Here’s my attempt to catch something – the earring’s triskelion – an allusion to some Roissy-like BDSM or to Paganism ?
I’ve read this comic about 3 times but this is the first time I noticed “Knee Deep in the Dead”, “Shores of Hell”, and something about consuming flesh in it! Came to the comments and noticed I wasn’t the first one… oh well! Like the commenter above, it made my day. :P
Your ability to portray a scene and take the reader in,
to a degree where I can almost smell the bile and feel like it’s me who’s trying to keep the pace with a girl out of my league, is always inspiring.
this really made my night, thanks!