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Episode 70 – ‘Palindrome’

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I’ve been wanting to write a palindromic episode for a few years but until a few weeks ago I had no idea what it was going to be about.

For some reason, a lot of Brudders ideas come to me when I’m in the bathroom. My daughter was brushing her teeth when I noticed that the words ‘Sparkle Fun’ on her tube of toothpaste spelled backwards is ‘nuf! Elk raps. That seemed like a good place to start.

Yeah, I know this is a pretty weird one. An earlier version made more sense grammatically but it was one letter short of a true palindrome so I had to re-work it.  To me, Sparkle Elk’s ‘rap’ came out sounding vaguely sociopolitical but try not to read too much into the song. Honestly, I’m not that clever.

Here’s the original concept rough for the strip:

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And the sketch pass:

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Transcript

Panel 1

Sergeant: Sparkle Elk raps?

Panel 2

Yo! I’m a deer breed, yeh!
Yaks deliver Llama,
Ewe am all reviled. ‘s’kay.
Hey, Deer Breed am I. Oy!

Panel 3

Toulllie: Sparkle Elk raps!

The Owl And The Pussy-cat

Episode 68 – ‘Lear’

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068-Lear-sketch


Transcript

Panel 1

Narrator: The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-gween boat…

Sergeant: What are you supposed to be? And why am I wearing a dress?

Toullie: I’m the Owl and you’re the Pussycat.

Panel 2

Narrator: They sailed away, and were mawwied next day by the Turkey who wivs on the hill.

Sister: Sergeant, kiss Toowee now!

Sergeant: This is not okay! We’re brothers!

 

Episode 63 – ‘Fortune’

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Transcript

Panel 1

Toullie: A penny!

Panel 2

Toullie:
Find a penny, pick it up,
and all the day you’ll have good luck.

Panel 3

Toullie: It’s twue. Today I found a penny!

Episode 46 – ‘Recital’

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Originally published in June 2010.


Transcript

Panel 1

Toullie: Listen to this Sergeant. I taught Sister to sing a song.

Panel 2

Sister:

Baa, baa, bwack sheep,
Have you any woo?
H-I-J-K-M-M-Menno-Pee

Panel 3

Sister:

Up a bubba world so high,
And one for the widdle boy
Who wivs down wane

Now I know my A-B-C,
How I wonder what you are?

Panel 4

Toullie: It’s a medwey!

Sister: Medwee!

Episode 43 – ‘Shelley’

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Originally published in April 2010.


Transcript

Panel 1

Sister: Moon!

Sergeant: That’s right.

Panel 2

Sergeant:

And like a dying lady, lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp’d in a gauzy veil,
Out of her chamber, led by the insane
And feeble wanderings of her fading brain,
The moon arose up in the murky East,
A white and shapeless mass.

Panel 3

Sister: Funny.

Episode 41 – ‘Brain’

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Originally published in March 2010.


Transcript

Panel 1

Toullie:

Bwair, bwain
Go away.
Come again
Another day.

Panel 3

Sergeant: It’s not coming back, is it?

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