I totally agree! Great comic as always man! I love that you represented some quality music! Anyway, keep up the awesome work, your excellent artwork and insightful messages are always great and motivating!
Wonderful comic, as always. Definately one of my favorite creations online these days.
Quick correction to Yamara: the magnets are of Cyrillic (i.e., Russian) characters.
And to the artist: well done for attention to details. 🙂
Its true that there exists this tag team… if only they were more inspiring rather than making us feel this way.
On second thoughts, maybe it’s up to us to inspire ourselves from them, since we created them.
It might become a reality soon. Where I live, a political motion will soon be started to implement an unconditional base income for every citizen. The amount would be roughly half of what a regular job (mechanic, electrician, etc.) pays. To realize this, all social institutions currently provided by the state (funds for the unemployed and invalid and old people) would be shut down.
Unfortunately, the populace of this country is very conservative, so it will probably have no chance. But you never know…
Eh, money isn’t everything, until you don’t have any. Then it’s a problem. I like to think someday we can have a Star Trek style utopia where you don’t need money. Sadly we’re nowhere close to that yet. In the meantime you have to find some kind of balance between not wasting your life and not starving.
Very true, except I find there is also a third monster (who must be Blue) called “I have no time for anything”. He takes over for Green but either way, Red makes an appearance often.
Why has no one has mentioned the lack of text! Are you sick Mr Rowntree?
Yeah, the ‘no-time’ monster was my first thought on reading this as well. Very closely related to the no-money monster, as he induces guilt for doing fun stuff. Obviously the no-time monster becomes more dominant when I have a lot of ‘serious’ stuff on my plate. Doesn’t stop me wasting time procrastinating though.
I’m so glad you updated… I’ve been sick all day and work has been dragging my soul into the depths of the netherworld…. but the one panel of the green monster sitting across from PHG while she was working on her laptop genuinely made me giggle. Thanks WR. ^_^
As usual your dedication to background details is both commendable and unusual. =]
I like the punchline, too. Laugh aloud, I did.
So, idea: Job Hunting. Maggie (magenta hair girl?) there and… the Sphinx! They’re about equally employable and it’s an excuse to have wackiness ensue and to examine the plight of the unqualified talented.
It occurs to me the Sphinx makes an interesting allegory for the predatory perspective of the person increasingly separated from society and it’s benefits. I was thinking on what the deal would be if she stopped eating people, and the first thing that came to mind was Money.
People are free eats. Other white meats, less so.
Financial straits in my city of residence are pretty damn dire, and there’s been a spate of bank robberies. That’s sort of like the Sphinx’s dining habits; surprisingly safe because most banks have their employees drilled to give up the well-insured money quickly and quietly, but ultimately a gamble because Life Happens at 1500 feet-per-second sometimes.
Anyway, just my inspired rambling. I rather adore Subnormality when it’s not about the state of the music industry, and lawdy lawdy I know Maggie’s blues.
These two monsters and the one from two comics ago really piss me off. Especially the later one,that condescending prick. Anyway I wanted to say that Subnormality is my favorite webcomic, and don’t you ever, EVER stop!
Also, was that Golgo 13 in the first panel? I never imagined you as a fan of the Duke.
This is one of your most artistically pleasing comics to date.
all it takes is practice to get the level of realism that your characters and objects show
it takes talent to add the right details to that level of _realism_ that this comic shows.
I really liked the “clutter” in your scenes that make this look _real_, gol durn it. I cant stress this enough. It looks like you took photo’s of these events,copied them, and added the monsters and colors to fit a comic book format. just, just awesome.
I wish I could read all the “clutter” – some of it is just too small for my poor weak eyes to make out. All of it has significance somewhere, and adds so much to the overall effect. Nice work this week!
This pretty much sums up my situation at the moment, like, right this second even as I’m home for the week to save money but missing out on going out with friends. It does feel like a tag-team beatdown, I feel like I’m gonna end up skint or end up bored out of my mind or a poor compromise between the two. The lack of resolution kinda hammers it home too, came away feeling way more depressed than I think maybe I should have. Normally you find a perspective that makes everything seem right in the world, maybe there is no resolution to this one (except earn more money maybe?). Keep them coming though, update-day is always a highlight of my week,
Just got to say that your art/drawing style is incredible. Details at the movie theater, kitchen (window with curtain holders but no curtains), breadbox, handbag on floor, clothes etc. are excelent. Love it! Story and humor is spot-on.
I’ve been a big fan of your comic for a few years, but never really had anything to say until now. First I want to say how much I love everything about your work – your art, your too-many-words, your (relevant!) ideas/perspectives. Your comic epitomizes for me everything great about webcomics. I can honestly say that Subnormality isn’t just my favourite current webcomic, but a highlight to my day.
Now that I’ve finished gushing praise all over you (sorry ’bout your shoes…) I want to mention what everyone’s missed: you drew the band your sister’s in, “Ladies of the Canyon”, into the 7th panel! (That’s an “LOTC” on the stage curtain, right?) From ladiesofthecanyon.com/photos/6-london-january-2011, first pic. Hard to believe nobody else got it…
Anyway, keep up the stellar work. (And I would totally buy the Ab/Sub-normality comics if you printed them.)
He he… nice one. Uncomplicated, but stuffed with little details.
The big blonde girl to the far left in the movie theater = pure hotness. She looks awesome, love her. And the two guys next to her look like the dudes from the hockey comic. Maybe they locked Brian up in the closet again? 🙂
Can someone explain the ending to me? I don’t understand it. Red Monster says “Yes! Woo!” I don’t get it. What’s the idea?
when young and pennieless, one was the freedom to go out when one wants, do anything and have the time to pursue what makes you happy, movies, scrabble, etc, then you realize you need money and get a job that drains your time, energy and drive. And the re guy is more of a nag then the green guy. The moral is to not fall into the trap of doing a job you don’t like. The restaurant job our heroine took for example.
Another year and I’m out of college, I am so afraid of this. not love, but this, My hope is I get a job that makes some money but is also not a waste of my life. I know some people who have so, I have some hope, but the punch line is awesome
Mr Rowntree, side-thanks for making me discover a great band. I just listened to their songs and they’re awesome (and from my hometown too!). I’m a budding bass player and that contrabass chick made me all kinds of admirative/flustered/in awe. Gonna go buy their CD.
Stop recording our lives Wince!
They don’t seem to be running a Tag Team on me. They ganged up about 3 jobs in. Must be the move from Finance to Mining that did it. At least now the explosions scare them off 🙂
On a aside – You can now add that WIN t-shirt to my list of must have’s.
I’ve been reading for 2 years (best thing on the net, by the way) and only now have I ever seen another Virus Comix under Search results
I saw the art and devil girls and thought it might be another project, but then I saw the girls’ anatomy and fanservice and changed my mind.
Is the name just a coincidence, or are you affiliated with these guys somehow? (PS sorry for the annoying questions)
Pink Hair Girl’s face in the last panel is priceless.
You, my good sir, make me jealous of your skill to no end. I will give you fair warning and say that I’m going to eat you to gain your power. Bathe in steak sauce tonight.
I would never in a million years have expected to see Atmosphere lyrics in Subnormality! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, Atmosphere tends to touch on a lot of the same themes as this strip does. Still, it made my day. Thanks!