Poor Emma. Worry not, though. He was a gentleman.
Be wary, though, it’s been established in songs that “Gentlemen aren’t nice”
Le gasp! A fellow plague rat!
“Doesn’t remember anything from the past few days”? D= Did she forget about Oz?! Nooo, Warrick, come remind her!
I bet she does remember Oz, but thinks it was a dream?
But in that case, wouldn’t she be less “I’m so lost.” and more “Did that really happen?”
The guy said “Thanks for the fun evening”
In tthis situation your gonna be lost
I agree she would be lost on THAT point, but she seems just as confused about her ripped up clothes. If she remembered Oz, she should technically remember the psychotic ghost attacking her…
She… she can’t forget about Oz! That would be so awful.
…Oh no. Looks like Nose’s mask might have fiddled with Emma’s memories — he probably thinks he did it for a good reason, but BLECK, do I not care what it is, if he left Emma as clueless as that! What the hell is she *supposed* to think after getting a note like that that doesn’t involve her getting drunk and having sex with a stranger? >:/
Perhaps the lack of massive hangover will allay some of that concern. Perhaps.
My worries are more vague and horrible. They are the Rippers. They have “given up”/surrendered their names. Is this the start of them ripping her name from her?
“I imagine the worst thing that could happen to that character. Then I do it to them.”
What’s that quote from? It sounds familiar.
Lois McMaster Bujold?
I’m pretty sure that she’s said that’s a big part of how she comes up with new Vorkosigan stories.
Is “the Rippers” a name you have coined for them, or a name mentioned in a future comic that you are pre-referencing here?
Isn’t that the blue hoodie shown on the chapter title page?
Nose, you dirty jerkface, I see exactly what you’re trying to pull. I hope she doesn’t fall for it.
The last panel’s thought balloon must have gotten cut off. Here it is: “I thought I was the protagonist. What on earth is going on?”
“I have main character status, dammit”
Now we see:
1) Nose STOLE Emma’s magical sword. No doubt this was done for the Rippers. (From the first page with Emma and Nose I suspected this was going to happen.)
2) Nose altered Emma’s memories for his own benefit. No doubt to cover up the theft of said sword (and possibly other reasons).
Now, tell me again that Nose is not a bad guy.
Has it really been revealed that Nose stole the sword? It could still be in another part of the room for all we know. I won’t doubt the nefarious nature of his actions, but we also don’t know what Nose was really doing. It seems to me like he wasn’t altering her memories, but more like blocking the masks and Scarecrow’s ability to commune with Emma.
I’m not saying Nose is innocent. All I’m saying is that assumptions are like taking a bath in a story like this; and this mystery has clues which need to be *shades* SNIFFED OUT.
(And yes, I set up my whole comment for the sake of that pun. I regret nothing!)
A bad guy wouldn’t created the coverup instead of fabricating it.
Like anything anything?
Hurry up and find Elaine so she can clue you in!
Elaine really can’t inform her of all that much.
Even if she could tell her precisely, accurately, and effectively everything that Emma stated having observed up until she was pulled into the portal… she doesn’t have the foggiest where she went after that, not to mention how long she migh have been there and what she was up to…
OHGOD. Cause THAT letter isn’t possible to misunderstand >.>
Oh man, now I have to wait for Saturday or whenever to see if Emma DOES remember Oz or not – this is the worst cliffhanger to me and my patience!!
Well played, Nose. Take her memories and leave her with an all-too-plausible reason why it could have happened, which will traumatize her and leave her less able to act effectively. The Emperor would be applauding.
“Thanks for the fun evening”?!
WHY WOULD YOU –
To keep her from finding out she’s a namesake of course. Clearly the mask in the dream world sealed up her memories of OZ and such, and the “Thanks for the great evening” note gives her a reasonable explaination for why she can’t remember what happened (Does she drink? she may think she went on a bender and had a blackout)
Does she not remember Oz?
Saw an ad for this strip on the Schlock Mercenary main page. Pretty cool, Schlock has been around for years and years, hope the ad drive you girls a bunch of new readers. You certainly deserve it.
Hey, did other people here that backed the Kickstarter for volume 2 get their surveys? If so, where? In their emails, or something? I heard they were sent out, but I haven’t seen any…
I haven’t sent out the surveys for the print books yet. We’re waiting for the final count of the hardcovers, which will come today.
Have the surveys gone out? I don’t have mine yet and keep checking the spam filter too.
Doesn’t remember anything, just like that long weekend in Palm Beach.
Come to think of it, is this the same memory blip Warrick was talking about? Did the masks have something to do with both times or…? Emma remembered Scarecrow eventually, so is Oz still in her subconscious – if that’s what she’s even talking about? AAARRGH QUESTIONS
I guess without them, we wouldn’t have a story :\ Still.
How does Emma know how much time she’s missing? Is there a newspaper in the room?
She doesn’t. That’s just a clarification for us.
As far as she’s concerned she has a gap in her memory of indeterminate length, probably beginning from picking up her sister.
Well that’s EXACTLY the kind of note you don’t want to wake up to. D:
Her lost face is totally priceless; poor little thing… Honest Nose, you were doing fine; what the shell have you done to her mind?!
Dangit, Nose, I know exactly what you’re doing here! FUDGE!
Le sigh… I sure hope that despite appearances this won’t reset everything that happened in the Oz arc as far as Emma is concerned…
It reseting the story would be a rather aggravating plot point…
Evil, evil I say.
….this is *NOT* okay. You don’t do that to people, Nose…poor girl…it may just be a comic, but this could have a severe psychological impact on Emma. Wake up in a strange place after a very trippy dream, with a note from someone you may or may not remember thanking you for a fun night before…if it was me, I’d be getting myself to a hopspital post-haste to have testing done.
I hope Emma realizes what has actually been done and punches the hell out of Nose’s nose the next time she sees him.
SAME SAME SAME! “WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DID YOU PUT IN MY DRINK?!” Grr.
Didn’t see your comment before I posted, but I think my reaction would be pretty similar!
Emma really should do something about those memory problems.
That moment when you just don’t know what the hell is or was going on…
I’m confused… “Doesn’t remember anything from the last few days”.
Does that include the Oz stuff? Or just the appearing-in-town-and-passing-out?
The Oz stuff, i think he wiped her memory so it’ll be easier to get her on the rippers side. They’ll pass off the damage at her house as Calliope kidnapping her sister.
I’m doing a project for my professional practice class and we have to choose an artist who inspires us and do an interview with them. I understand if you are busy and can’t make time for a skype call. I would appreciate a message back for response.
Did you want both of us though? That might be a bit harder to do since Megan and I have opposite schedules. Or is this specifically for an artist (illustrator) rather than artist as a creator?
Even if she doesn’t remember Oz NOW, she’s gonna have to remember sometime!!! Am I the only one that remembers that sneak peek! Here’s the link :http://namesakecomic.com/comic/sneak-peek/ Warrick is in the picture with Emma slash possibly the ghost that attacked Emma so they probably reunite! I say ‘probably’ because I can’t see her face.
The Ghost, huh..? Well now, that would be interesting~
However, given the Ghost attacked Emma’s family right away, I doubt she’d lead Warrick along for so long.
on the other hand… :.
Wow Nose, you’re a douche
Suddenly, I have a better understanding of the chapter picture.
Hé, ce n’est pas Blake et Mortimer que vous dessinnez, vous n’êtes pas autorisées à fournir un élément de récit aussi important par un panneau de texte dans la dernière case plutôt que par la narration!
Sérieusement les filles, vous faites une BD de qualité professionelle et probablement un des meilleures webcomics du moment, vous avez des standards à respecter, ce genre de gaminerie n’est pas acceptable…
Si on bosse dans le webcomic, c’est justement pour briser les règles et les standards! Révolutiiiiion!
Mais sérieux, merci du compliment!
“vous n’êtes pas autorisées”, “des standards à respecter”, “ce genre de gaminerie” Vous êtes vraiment de l’Académie Internationale de la Bande Dessinée en Ligne? Bon courage, il y a du boulot sur la toile!
Dès le début de la page on voit bien qu’Emma ne se rappelle plus sa soirée, alors les derniers jours (surtout avec l’intervention dans ses rêves), on pouvait le deviner facilement avant ce texte. Je trouve que cet ajout renforce le côté comique de la situation (pour nous, pas pour Emma), surtout avec l’expression du visage. Les quiproquos et la confusion vont arriver, surtout quand sa soeur va lui présenter son ami l’ex-carte à jouer :-). “Du pays des Merveilles? Et elle c’est Alice? C’est ça, et moi je suis Dorothée d’Oz!””Justement, on se demandait…” Ou ça va tourner au tragique…rien n’est jamais certain dans Namesake, c’est pour ça qu’on l’aime.
“une BD de qualité professionnelle et probablement un des meilleurs webcomics du moment”: là nous sommes d’accord :-), et je pense que ça donne le droit de jouer avec le média. S’il n’y avait pas les contraintes de l’impression, je verrai bien des cadres non rectangulaires, tout en courbes pour certaines pages. Isameg, je soutiens votre révolutiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiion! J’attends avec impatience le Pays des Merveilles revisité.
rough translation from Google it has some mistakes but i don’t know french.
March 8, 2013, 1:07 am
Hey, this is not Blake and Mortimer drawing you nose, you are not authorized to provide a narrative element as important by a text panel in the last box rather than the narration!
Seriously girls, you make a professional-quality comics and probably one of the best webcomics of time you have to meet standards, this kind of mischief is not acceptable …
March 8, 2013, 1:59 am
If you bump into the webcomic is precisely to break the rules and standards! Révolutiiiiion!
But seriously, thank you for the compliment!
March 8, 2013, 7:17 am
“You are not authorized”, “standards to meet”, “this kind of mischief” You really are the International Academy of Comic Books Online Good luck, there is work to do on the web!
From the top of the page we can see that Emma can not remember the evening when the last days (especially with the intervention in his dreams), you could easily guess before this text. I think this addition enhances the funny side of the situation (for us, not for Emma), especially with the facial expression. Misunderstandings and confusion will happen, especially when his sister is going to introduce his friend the former playing card :-). “From Wonderland? And she is Alice? That’s right, and I’m Dorothy of Oz “” Exactly, we were wondering … “Or it will turn to tragedy … nothing is ever certain in Namesake, that’s why we love him .
“A comic professional and probably one of the best webcomics of time”: there we agree :-), and I think it gives the right to play with the media. If there were no constraints of print, I’ll see managers not rectangular, while curves for certain pages. Isameg, I support your révolutiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiion! I look forward Wonderland revisited.
also sorry if you didn’t want it translated(not sure why you wouldn’t be neutral on that) but i had to.
forgot to add notifications of follow up comments
Thanks for that/merci beaucoup Jex, I thought putting everything in English behind my already very long comment would be too much. Google impresses me on that one, the translation is fine.
À l’origine je voulais jouer davantage avec les cases et les formes, mais malheureusement, puisque le but ultime est l’impression, j’ai dû rester dans la planche traditionelle. Mais bon, y’aura toujours d’autres projets! J’aimerais bien faire de la BD en ligne dans le style d’Emily Carroll qui utilise le médium de la page web avec un talent incomparable…
Jouer avec les cases et les formes, c’est bien. Gunnerkrigg Court le fait avec beaucoup de talent quand il veut.
Là, le commentaire qui tombe comme un cheveu dans la soupe, c’est une facilité, absolument pas une innovation narrative. Et franchement, ça ne marche pas – je vois l’effet comique recherché mais il ne compense pas la balourdise du procédé.
Je ne sais pas si vous connaissez la romancière Fatou Djome (le Ventre de l’Atlantique est excellent) mais elle a tenté comme vous un procédé narratif digne d’une rédaction de quatrième secondaire pour son second roman Kétala, et elle s’est vraiment pris les pieds dans le tapis, malgré une excellente idée par ailleurs (écrire une autoantibiographie). Le roman a été un échec critique, littéraire et commercial, malheureusement mérité.
Quand Binet, dans le premier tome des Bidochons, fait le clown avec les principes de base de la narration dessinée, ça marche parfaitement. Et assez rapidement il fait le tour du procédé et revient à un schéma plus classique.
Mais votre truc, non, ça ne fonctionne pas, désolé. C’est ça le critère essentiel.
Je n’ai évidemment pas d’ordre à vous donner, mais c’est une planche à refaire.
J’ai malheureusement pas encore autant d’expérience que le mec de Gunnerkrigg court. Mais bon, on essaye des trucs, ces fois ça marche, d’autres fois moins. Merci du commentaire!
Peut-être que ces formats pourraient être plus adaptés à des impressions grand format. En tous cas, les futurs projets sont prometteurs avec une telle inspiration: Emily Carroll fait de très belles illustrations d’après ce que viens de voir sur son site, mais je ne vais pas aller les revoir juste avant de me coucher ;-).
These frames (we were talking about unusual frame/page shapes) could be more adapted for larger print runs. Isa said she would maybe use them for future projects, and she already has some good inspiration in Emily Carroll, who does really nice drawings and illustrations; but I would not look at Carroll’s work before going to bed.
Merci pour les commentaires! Je m’excuse pour mon mauvais français. Je n’ai pas eu l’occasion d’étudier ces derniers temps.
Are you guys french or just speak it???
Well, considering that Meg is asking to be excused for her poor French…
I’m French-Canadian, Megan is American.
Pas de problème, ce commentaire est très bon! Meg’s comment about not speaking good French is in good French, if people wonder about this
If I woke up without any memory of the night before, with my dress all torn and and a cryptic note thanking me for a “fun evening,” I think I would be having something of a meltdown.
Emma’s not really the type to go get drunk and… y’know, though. She’s a yoga-and-squirrels person. I think she’s probably having her doubts about the idea that what the note suggests actually happened, even though waking up in a strange hotel room with a note, a torn dress, and some new clothes is kind of… yeah.
So probably that makes her even more at sea.
does anyone know where to buy the books when they come out?
On the website store
That’s just cruel. To make Emma think she got really drunk instead of being in Oz? And where’s the sword- did Nose take it with him? And when are the ozites appearing? Warrick will jog her memory… or the shippers will die. Please don’t kill the shippers.
If she killed the shippers, she would kill half o’ her followers
Blame nose is my new catch phrase!
Well, that’s legitimately disappointing.
On to another thought that I had yesterday morning; while thinking about the existance of religion in ‘Once Upon a Time’ and remembering ‘Lancelot’ and the Round Table I got to this train of thought, “wait, that’s ‘supposed to be in this world’… and technically so too would be Robin Hood. I wonder if Namesake has a Robin Hood… I wonder if their Robin is a girl.” So, yeah. Do you have a Robyn?
I’M. SO. CONFUSED. D: three pages a week is so frustrating!!! I love the story so much, why did I have to catch up so fast!?!? Ugh. Keep up the good work, I hope my comics are half as good as yours one day.
Not sure if this has been said already, but my theory is that the mask (and possibly her memory loss) is to hide her from whoever Nose works for. Although that is under the assumption that he is protecting her and not waiting to spring a trap.
I hadn’t thought of that option. I like ambiguity in motivations, so am glad you brought it up.
Ah… so 55 also refers to itself as “Nose”.
… Apt, given that it is the most prominent feature of its face, much as its chauvinism is the glaring feature of its personality.
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