New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
Wow, it looks like Bandit is short even by gnome standards.
Every one in this strip has pointed ears; are they all supposed to be gnomes? Why are they all so tall? And this gnomish bar has human-sized furniture…
These things are small.
These things are far away…
Love the attention to detail, Bandit is passing by the same Gnomes in the fist panel that we saw on the last page.
For whatever reason, also like the Gnome adventures in the bar.
THAT IS QUITE A LARGE GNOME. LET’S ASK HIM IF HE’S HEARD OF THIS BANDIT GUY.
And another FINE HAM is WON from BRIAN BLESSED.
The bartender is just being good-mannered by loudly identifying Bandit. If she’d remained a mysterious hooded stranger, ettiquette would have demanded that she offer those adventurers a quest.
“Go Shorty, its ya berfDay, we gone pahday like, its ya berfDay. And you know we done give an ELF its not ya berfday!”
I am interested to hear what tall tale Bandit will spin to get herself out of this…
I’m starting to think that bandit isn’t welcome in Gnometown… not sure why exactly
I’m sure that BANDIT KEYNES will, at some point, get around to telling us what BANDIT KEYNES did to get BANDIT KEYNES chased out of BANDIT KEYNES’s home turf.
Bring on the gnome bar fight! （╯°益°）╯︵ ┻━┻
What’s wrong with you?! Put that table back upright! ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)
YAHHHHHH!!1 ┻━┻ ︵¯\_(°Д°)_/¯︵ ┻━┻
Now see here! _██_ Stop this tomfoolery!
You lost your hat. Here.
( º_ º)ノ
Thank you Madame.
Holy crap you guys have me laughing so hard. I’d pay you to make comments this funny on my comic, if I had that kind of money laying around.
Not even sure why these strike me as THAT funny, but they do.
┻━┻ ‾\(b‾o)/‾……………….(ノo ‾ o)ノ┻━┻
Eh, a bit to the right.
┻━┻ ‾\(b‾o)/‾……………….(ノo ‾ o)ノ┻━┻
(Failed attempt at Jaw-drop.)
It rather appears you’ve become… skeletal, somehow…
You sir, are a ruffian and a scoundrel. Therefore I shall challenge thee to a duel! En garde! Someone hold my hat in case I drop it again…
I mean, seriously, how long was this thread supposed to go on without someone stealing a hat?
Indeed Mr. British Bloke, would you like to go 10 paces or 20?!
\(ToT)/ I have the hat!
So we’re agreed then. We start back to back, take 10 paces, then turn swords drawn and fling them at each other.
That was a serious piece of fail!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BANDIT KEYNES!!!
WONDER WHAT SHE WANTS FOR HER BIRHTDAY, ANYWAY?!
I tried to get her something, but someone stole it on my way home.
YER DOIN’ IT WRONG, PARDNER!
What I love the most about this page is how the gnome adventurers look like Bandits’ overground colleagues at the guild ^^
That’s super WELL, Bandit. Steal all the hats you like, but don’t use bad grammar.
Rule #1 of Low Profiling: Keeping a low profile means NOT answering the bartender’s pestering.
Rule #2: Yelling is bad too.
Also … SIT YE NOT AT THE BAR. They make the corners dark for a reason!
Yes, it’s so everyone knows exactly where to find the suspicious people trying to hide in the shadows.
The way to make sure people don’t notice you is not to do anything interesting, skulking around in shadows obviously trying to avoid being noticed is interesting behavior, avoid if at all possible.
Yeah. The way to not stand out is to act like you belong there.
Sometimes this is impossible, and thus, then, you do your best not to be seen, but, generally, not being noticed has a much better success rate than not being seen.
Judging Bandit’s height compared to other gnomes…
… she is YOUNG. That makes sense with her playfulness, but puts added respect to her skills.
She looks about as tall as the mother in the first frame, and just a tad shorter than the male gnomes in the market scene. Youth doesn’t explain the height discrepancies in the bar scene.
Humans come in radically different heights and weights, why wouldn’t gnomes?
For instance my father is 5’9″, I’m 6’3″, and I have a cousin(of the female persuasion) who is 4’11″.
This is all within the same family, so seeing radically varying heights in a population of unrelated individuals isn’t really unusual at all.
That being said, there could indeed be something intrinsically different about the varyingly sized gnomes, I’m not ruling out that possibility, just saying that it could just be that some gnomes are bigger than others for no reason other than capricious genetics and differing diets.
Keep in mind that Bandit is in the background while the (apparently) bigger gnomes are in the foreground, that could be part of the size discrepancy, the other part being that she’s just short.
what Bandit didn’t realize was that child in the first panel is a member of the Order of the Countless Limbs!
Looks like Gnomes get most of the same class options everyone else gets.
she’s not really that short. the only time we see her close enough to another gnome for perspective not to be a kicker (1st panel), she’s only a little bit shorter.
the bartender just looks like he’s huge… for a gnome
also, anyone else notice the three at the 1st table bear an uncanny resemblance to a few of bandit’s collegues? :D
Even accounting for perspective the adventurers in the third panel look rather large to me. And the guy in the background is either Mr. Tur Tur or twice as large as Bandit.
It’s an SDG, Super Dimensional Gnome.
Maybe the bartender is standing on a box?
Not to make him taller, they just got a shipment in that afternoon and the back storeroom was full. Gotta put these boxes SOME place or another!
why is it that every time someone walks into a bar, the bartender is always cleaning mugs or the bar with an old rag?
What, you never want to polish the ol’ tankard?
Contractual obligation as a member of the bartender’s guild.
Rule three: Always polish glasses whenever someone enters.
Rule four: Always loudly identify anyone attempting to keep a low profile.
Random thought: Could the game developers be the Sepia World people behind the gnomes?
SORRY. MY CAPSLOCK BUTTON IS STUCK.
“WHY BANDIT KEYNES, WHO IS SITTING BEFORE ME, WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU TODAY? FOR OUR SPECIAL TODAY, WE HAVE BOUNTY OF OUHNYERAEHD WITH A HINT OF GUARDMINT BEEHINYA. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME?”
man, I had thought of doing >_> instead of :D. I KNEW I should have….
Wow do I suck at these faces today. Damn you HTML code! *shakes fist*
3rd panel, figure on the left: it’s Byron the Gnome.
aye, along with Sry’nj and Gravedust gnomes on the front table :D
Bandit floats an air biscuit in Panel 4. No wonder the bartender is angry with her…
Oh I’m terribly sorry, it’s just whenever I hear your name, it’s being yelled loudly by someone shaking their fist in the air as you escape. We’ve gotten so used to it that we thought it was part of the inflection.
I miss gravedust’s blogs.
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