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No. 66: Inappropriately Attired

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Inappropriately Attired

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=66

Strip by: Andrew Bird

{A fantasy dungeon setting, with a party of adventurers:}
{Meridien, dressed in yellow mystic robes, with a staff topped by a golden sun}
{Samantha, a halfling thief in red leather, armed with short sword and dagger}
{Oliver, a green-skinned orc in an orange loincloth, wielding a battle-axe}
{Delkin, a human thief/assassin in black robes with purple diamond trim, holding a dagger}
{Ambrose, a gnome wizard with patched clothes and a blue cape, holding a knobbly staff with an owl perched on it}
{Holly, in a green spandex costume with mask, decorated with flower motifs and emblazoned with an "FG" logo on the chest}
{Everyone else glares at Holly}
Holly: What?
{scene switches to a group of gamers sitting around a table}
Holly: Oh wait! This is the wrong character sheet.
Samantha: Gee, you think?
Oliver: Didn't you say Holly was an experienced gamer?
Delkin: No, I said that gaming with Holly was an experience.

The author writes:

This comic took me an awfully long time to produce. I swear, if I was actually a professional cartoonist instead of an amateur one, I would probably have starved to death by now.

My apologies for the slightly awkward extra-long layout, but if I had followed a top-down flow for the panels, I would have had to limit the strip's width to 800 pixels. As such, it would have lost most of the painstaking detail that I laboured night and day to put in. So, I limited the height instead.