Chapter 62: Page 30

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Hey! If you happen to be in the New York/Manhattan area this coming Monday the 29th, I'm doing a little meet up for readers at the TK Kitchen in Saint's Mark's Place at 7:00 PM. Come on by!


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Voice of the audience confirmed.

26 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

I just want the girls to be happy. Please Tom, just this one thing.

26 May 2017 | 12:01 AM

And the green arrow thing gets taken out its box in 3,2,1...

26 May 2017 | 12:02 AM

Panels 3-5 - that's just perfect. I don't know if you could do that in any other medium. Sure wish I could be in New York on Monday. Hope you have a great time, Tom!

26 May 2017 | 12:11 AM

Hahaha, love the middle row. Have a feeling that's going to be a highly echoed sentiment. *P*

26 May 2017 | 12:16 AM

A reminder that Annie is an abused child and really didn't really know what a healthy social interaction before coming to The Court.

26 May 2017 | 12:17 AM

Oh good. Anthony. Just what everyone wanted. Yay.

26 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

Man, I've been there Kat. Ooh boy, have I been there.

26 May 2017 | 12:45 AM

Did anyone else see Annie put on a white lab jacket?

26 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

Totally forgot about Anthony

26 May 2017 | 12:54 AM
anni (2)

Careful of those soldering fumes Kat.

26 May 2017 | 12:57 AM

I am kicking myself that I didn't get to the last MA visit of yours. Is it possible for us to get a little more notice that you'll be Stateside? [Fanman squees are unbecoming at my age, but it's tough to hold them in]

26 May 2017 | 1:10 AM

Yeah, that really sounds...............................great. Interesting to see what happens between Annie and her father now.

26 May 2017 | 1:42 AM
WoW Paladin

Took me a while to realize time had passed since the last page for Annie to have put on a lab coat. Happy weekends, everyone!

26 May 2017 | 1:59 AM
No she's not

Kat is enthused about that.

26 May 2017 | 2:13 AM

Hope Kat has ventilation with that soldering going on.

26 May 2017 | 2:16 AM

Sadly I live on the other side of the world, so I'd never be able to reach you. On another tone, Kat is the definition of empathy.

26 May 2017 | 2:42 AM

Heh. Kat still has that axe to grind. You know, Anthony was built up to be this mega villain with shadowy plots and dread powers... but it was all a red herring. He ended up just being a man. A tragic man who made terrible choices and lost everything important to him... except for the daughter he abandoned. Now all he wants, his solitary goal, is her safety and success in life. Poor bastard. I'm starting to think the Guides used Anthony to get at Annie. Misleading him into performing that bone ritual wasn't just some empty gesture. It served some kind of purpose... but for the Guides, not Anthony. We just don't know what it was REALLY for yet.

26 May 2017 | 2:49 AM
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26 May 2017 | 3:29 AM


26 May 2017 | 3:59 AM

When did Anne put on the labcoat?

26 May 2017 | 4:01 AM

I really hope we can get to a point where her father loosened up and actually, ya know, acts like a normal human being around her? Instead of this parental robot.

26 May 2017 | 4:06 AM

Kat knows what needs to be done.

26 May 2017 | 4:42 AM

Well, better not to mention to him that your soul now belongs to the entities to whom he traded his hand just to endanger his daughter! I'm pretty sure he would find a way to blame himself even more...

26 May 2017 | 4:59 AM


26 May 2017 | 5:31 AM

It's probably not going to be that great.

26 May 2017 | 6:12 AM

Just great. I have a better suggestion for where to store the glowing green arrow thingy out of sight.

26 May 2017 | 6:14 AM

Did Annie... wear her jacket over to Kat and THEN put it on?

26 May 2017 | 6:58 AM

Panels three to five offer the most awkward of emotional tangos I think I've seen in a while

26 May 2017 | 7:18 AM

Well, that's...good to know.

26 May 2017 | 7:40 AM

Hello! Long-time reader, first-time commenter (: Does this seem like the setup for a story arc where Annie's dad finds out about/tries to take the arrow? Still not sure what to think about that dude.

26 May 2017 | 7:44 AM

Where did the white lab coat come from?

26 May 2017 | 8:10 AM

Hi! Annie wasn't wearing a lab coat on the previous pages, but she is removing one in the second panel. If I should be reading this as a time-skip, please disregard. :)

26 May 2017 | 8:14 AM

Vat-grows androids and still uses a soldering iron.

26 May 2017 | 8:27 AM

> a little meet up for readers at the TK Kitchen in Saint Mark's Place You have good taste, my friend.

26 May 2017 | 8:34 AM

Dinner with Annie's dad: An experience only to be topped by being trampled by a herd of buffalo or falling off a cliff or *insert painful and terrifying experience of your choice*

26 May 2017 | 8:41 AM

Annie: FREEZE YOUR BRAIIIIIIIIINNNN Kat: oh no here we go

26 May 2017 | 8:42 AM

Where did the lab coat come from? Suddenly she has one on after so many pages?

26 May 2017 | 8:47 AM
James Bond


26 May 2017 | 8:54 AM

Okay this will either be the TENSE kind of awkward, or the "Trying to engage in conversation with someone who doesn't really talk much, lots of silence" awkward.

26 May 2017 | 9:11 AM

Come to Seattle sometime, Tom! You'd like it here. :)

26 May 2017 | 9:15 AM

This is going to be interesting...haven't seen Dad I a little while. Wonder how that relationship is going...

26 May 2017 | 9:59 AM


26 May 2017 | 10:02 AM

oh man I should try to go to that meetup, I keep missing them..but also.. it's a holiday and I might be busy..

26 May 2017 | 10:17 AM

Extremely Ominous!

26 May 2017 | 10:42 AM

Bring Renard!

26 May 2017 | 10:55 AM


26 May 2017 | 11:35 AM

I. Did Annie put on that lab coat just to take it off?

26 May 2017 | 11:36 AM

'fraid I would expect her to be so disappointed after dinner with Dad. He has not been portrayed too well :{

26 May 2017 | 12:17 PM

Be nice Kat. Her father isn't the best father there is, but it is the best she has. And he isn't bad person. That already is more than many can say.

26 May 2017 | 12:28 PM

What's with the coat?

26 May 2017 | 12:39 PM

Kat with the diplomacy

26 May 2017 | 12:54 PM

Argh! I'm going to be in New York on Thursday! I'm missing you by three days. :(

26 May 2017 | 12:59 PM
Geezer D

Didn't punch her in the heart. Good Friend.

26 May 2017 | 1:12 PM

Oh, this is will be a great bonding experience for them!

26 May 2017 | 1:40 PM

Apart from Annie and Mr. Donlan, nobody likes Anthony. Not even himself.

26 May 2017 | 2:56 PM

Response to BenRG's comment: I think you mean emotionally neglected rather than abused, friend. From what we know, Anthony was focused almost entirely on Surma and her health towards the beginning of Annie's earliest memories. He doesn't seem to have yelled, berated, or hit Annie when she was a child, instead he was distanced both physically and emotionally, and this would classify as neglect. Perhaps he was more father-like before Surma became bedridden in a hospital, before Annie could form memories? He did redirect all of his energy to saving Surma's life after all, and one panel that stands out to me is when he's embracing Surma and still looking at Annie, albeit blankly. Who knows what emotions were roiling behind that facade? I would bet love and worry, and yes, maybe a bit of blaming. Even Donald, Kat's dad, has admitted that his friend Tony had problems with expressing himself and unfortunately this carried over to his lack of affection for his daughter.

26 May 2017 | 3:26 PM

Ugh... I hate being reminded that that... THING exists. Annie, you really need to just accept that that thing is completely terrible in every way and should be cut out of your life as soon as physically possible.

26 May 2017 | 3:30 PM
Vox Populi

Oh boy, can't wait for the circlejerk of Tony haters to mix with the Red haters and Kat lovers.

26 May 2017 | 3:38 PM

Wait, when did annie get a labcoat on? That wasn't there last update...?

26 May 2017 | 4:13 PM

I'd absolutely love to say hi on Monday, but I have no idea if I can make it. If I can't, I just want to say that I've found this comic 3-4 years ago and have been following/ lurking around the comments ever since. Thanks for all of your hard work towards GC, I'm in love with it! :)

26 May 2017 | 4:14 PM


26 May 2017 | 4:16 PM

Wow. That pause. Almost as if she was considering what to say that would be both tactful and honest, then decided to skip the honest part.

26 May 2017 | 7:11 PM

Oh my! I have never been to NYC and I just arrived last night-so shocked to see the meet up! The coincidence!

26 May 2017 | 7:31 PM

to y'all confused about the lab coat: IT'S A TIME SKIP

26 May 2017 | 7:41 PM

So great.

26 May 2017 | 8:25 PM

Hm. Is it just me, or is Annie doing the one-eyebrow-raised thing in panel 4? It's mostly hidden by her hair, but I just noticed that it changes a little between panels...

26 May 2017 | 8:34 PM

People asking about the lab coat...I am assuming some time has passed since yesterdays panel. They have been hanging out, doing science stuff, and at some point a lab coat seemed like a good thing to be wearing,

27 May 2017 | 3:04 AM

I found this comment to the strip regarding the fact that there can be only one of Surma and Annie alive at the same time and that the Phychopomps had neglected to tell Tony of this: they were economical with the truth. The pomps needs a fire elemental for some reason and they don't care which body it resides in. I wonder if the little problem in was staged to test out her fire elemental abilities?

27 May 2017 | 4:44 AM

Some people don´t seem to get there is no unanimous oppinion about Anthony - some people aftually like him.

27 May 2017 | 5:27 AM

Oh, that sounds ... bizarre like one of Coyote's stories. ... actually that man is even more bizarre.

27 May 2017 | 5:36 AM

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Chapter 1: The Shadow and the Robot

Chapter 2: Schoolyard Myths

Chapter 3: Reynardine

Chapter 4: Not Very Scary

Chapter 5: Two Strange Girls

Chapter 6: A Handful of Dirt

Chapter 7: Of New And Old

Chapter 8: Broken Glass And Other Things

Chapter 9: Questions and Answers

Chapter 10: Doctor Disaster

Chapter 11: Dobranoc, Gamma

Chapter 12: Mainly Involves Robots

Chapter 13: A Week for Kat

Chapter 14: The Fangs of Summertime

Chapter 15: Red Returns

Chapter 16: A Ghost Story

Chapter 17: The Medium Beginning

Chapter 18: S1

Chapter 19: Power Station

Chapter 20: Coyote Stories

Chapter 21: Blinking

Chapter 22: Ties

Chapter 23: Terror Castle of the Jupiter Moon Martians

Chapter 24: Residential.

Chapter 25: Sky Watcher and the Angel

Chapter 26: the Old Dog's Tricks

Chapter 27: Spring Heeled

Chapter 28: Spring Heeled, Part 2

Chapter 29: A Bad Start

Chapter 30: The Coward Heart

Chapter 31: Fire Spike

Chapter 32: From the Forest She Came

Chapter 33: Give and Take

Chapter 34: Faraway Morning

Chapter 35: Parley and Smitty Are In This One

Chapter 36: Red Gets a Name

Chapter 37: Microsat 5

Chapter 38: Divine

Chapter 39: The Great Secret

Chapter 40: The Stone

Chapter 41: Changes

Chapter 42: Catalyst

Chapter 43: Quicksilver

Chapter 44: Crash Course

Chapter 45: Thread

Chapter 46: The Realm Of The Dead

Chapter 47: See Ya!

Chapter 48: Tall Tales

Chapter 49: The Torn Sea

Chapter 50: Totem

Chapter 51: The Tree

Chapter 52: Sneak

Chapter 53: Annie And The Fire

Chapter 54: Meetings and Re-Meetings

Chapter 55: The Breakout

Chapter 56: New Data

Chapter 57: Get It Together

Chapter 58: A Big Day!

Chapter 59: Jeanne

Chapter 60: The Other Shore

Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose

Chapter 62: And then Coyote Said...