Episode 67

June 21, 2006 11:17 am

No one seems to want to be the one to tell me that Luca is a guy's name.  Oh, well.  So is Paris.  I knew it when I named her, but, oh I don't know; it sounded feminine to my anglophonic ears.

By the way, in case you didn't notice, FYI, if you don't like dragging on the strips, just give a little click where it says "drag to read" and you can have your scrollbars back.  Sorry if that was unclear.  If you don't like dragging or scrolling then you could always buy a bigger monitor.  A much bigger monitor.

It's called Infinite Canvas, folks.  (At least, that's what they tell me...)  


Kit Roebuck


  1. I am so happy to see regular updates! To bad I leave for Marine Corps bootcamp on monday.

    On the bright side, there will be 13-14 new episodes to enjoy when I get back! Keep it up, I love it!

    Lewis Giles

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  2. Hi. Really like the regular updates. I read you through your RSS feed, which when updated brings me to this page:


    From that page, is there a direct link to the latest comic? For some reason I can't seem to find it, and I always expect that clicking the new RSS article will take me right to the comic.

    Greatly enjoy the work. Please keep it up.


    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  3. Hey!
    Love the regular updates I hated having to wait months in between comics, thanks for keeping it pretty regular.

    Do you have to stop at 100? I'd like it keep going or at least when you done for you to start another strip

    Tyson J. Hayes

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  4. Hey al,

    How's this? Episode link should be on this page now.

    And I made it hopefully more obvious on the comics that you can switch between "Drag to Read" and "Scroll to Read."

    Alec Reed

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  5. Brilliant, but what's with the military-esque panel this time? Is she, like, paratrooping?


    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  6. I think she's just skydiving. Because, presumably, someone said, "Hey, wanna go skydiving?"


    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  7. Personally I like the ambiguity, it's pretty cool, thematically speaking and whatnot.

    Alex M.

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  8. +++ for the regular updates!

    I would have presumed "Hey, wanna join the army!?" ;)

    About Luca: Yes, its a boys name. But sometimes names simply are confusing. Andrea is for instance a girls name in german speaking areas, while in Italy its a male name (meaning something like 'the warrior').

    Christian D.

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  9. Actually, Luca is one of those cross-over names, at this point, in part thanks to the vocal stylings of Suzanne Vega, and her song, "Hello, My Name is Luca". Nick-link is to the lyrics for those of you who have blocked out your musical memories of the late 80's (and really, who could blame you)?

    Curious factoid: it's common for boys' names to become adopted as girls' names; the reverse is almost unheard-of, and a source of commentary and amusement when it occurs (cue obligatory reference to Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue").

    Oh, and good stuff. Touching strip.


    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  10. Funny, the way I remembered it, the Luca that she sang about was obviously male, but those lyrics are ambiguous as well.

    I'm intrigued, now. What are some other male names that have crossed over? How about Ashley?

    Kit Roebuck

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  11. Hooray for the regular updates!

    I just googled it:

    And, Luca is actually a female name in Hungarian (pronounced a bit differently, ts instead of k)


    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  12. No kidding? That wraps that up.

    Kit Roebuck

    June 21, 2006 11:17 am

  13. Hi Alec --

    Thanks for putting that link on this page. It's perfect. My god, it's just so... perfect.

    Also, being able to see and easily switch between the drag method or scroll bars is nice.



    June 21, 2006 11:17 am