So yeah, Summer is the anti-Tarragon of the comic. Like Cinnamon is the anti-Ellie. If any other anti-sisters appear in the comic, I guess their hair will have to be black at this point.

Summer’s here to make Tarra pay for her sins. And also prey on them. Tarragon’s deadly sin was always intended to be envy, not pride, and Summer will exploit that.

I plotted out the rest of this vignette, and it may be around 8-10 more comics. I have to pace myself with some of them, since they’re grandiose concepts with ridiculous detail. There are certain points I have to hit in this episode since it will be crucial to the next arc, and it won’t work at a later date. When I first started the comic I planned out some of the events not just based on story, but the idea my art would improve past the first 100 strips. So when I get to the ‘FLCL Alchemist: Sisterhood’ part where a giant gun is on a roof, I can go “Yup this is doable now.” And it was. Took two solid days to do that one panel, but I’m super happy with it. I have no problem telling you how much I toil trying to get the comic to look as pro as I can. Versus, you know…all those ‘Did a quick sketch’ artists on Facebook and Twitter. Post some masterpiece, then say they did it during their morning sit on the toilet…


Yeah, ok…
– Chris


Hey all, Claire here! This story* isn’t related to the comic–but it might give you some insight into the occasionally off-the-wall sense of humor you find here at SS.

Chris and I were chatting online with some friends recently, sharing silly photos and other things**. On this night, the rest of us were discussing the merits of fighting 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck*** in a death match. Meanwhile, Chris was secretly struggling with one of those “tip of your tongue” moments about a music video he’d seen years ago. He scoured and eventually struck gold. He sent the video link to me in a private message–with absolutely no context.

* only slightly embellished, I promise.
** Chris often makes absolutely hilarious sketches and memes during these chats. This comes into play later, so stay with me to the end, folks.
*** or something equally ridiculous. My memories are foggy, because I spent a good part of that night consumed by fits of laughter.

I’m a total sap, so Chris sometimes sends me music videos for songs he knows I will enjoy. So when I got his link, I automatically clicked it–just like he knew I would. But this video wasn’t like the others. No, this…this was entirely unexpected, amazing, and hilarious. When I was done watching (and choking back tears/uncontrollable giggles), I told him that we had to show it our friends. So Chris did the same thing to them, randomly dropping the link in our group chat. They didn’t know what they were in for.

You’ve already gotten 1000% more context than anyone else we’ve shown it to, so before I continue any further, it’s very important that you watch this RIGHT NOW:

Now, if you’re anything like our friends, you may have reacted to this fascinating example of poetry in motion with:
1. Side-splitting, pants-peeing laughter.
2. An uncontrollable urge to watch it again. (I totally don’t have it pinned it to my bookmarks bar.) Feel free to indulge in the replay button.

Personally, I don’t understand how Life at the Outpost has only 248,000 views, while cringey and unoriginal compilations can rack up millions in a few days. It’s a travesty. This video is pure comedy gold, and the song has got a great hook, too. So I’ve made it my mission to bring the Skatt Brothers to the masses.

Since then, I’ve sprung it on countless unsuspecting friends, family members, and strangers. I even managed to have it played live for thousands of viewers on my favorite streamer’s channel. PaymoneyWubby streams games and casual hangouts on his Twitch channel, and he’s made several viral YouTube videos recently. I like his irreverent, silly, and sometimes vulgar sense of humor, and I thought this video would be perfect for his stream and fans. You can watch their hilarious reactions below (contains some “not safe for work” language):

Afterwards, I received dozens of messages from his fans who wanted the link so they could share it, too. I’m so glad that Chris found this video and sent it to me. Life at the Outpost is already legendary among our friends, and now we’re doing our part to share it with you and the rest of the world. Oh, and remember how I mentioned that Chris likes to make sketches and memes sometimes? Well, he thought you guys might like this:

She's gonna love you hard as she can

Now go forth and spread the masculine charm, people!

– Claire