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Episode 82 – ‘Halloween’

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Happy Howl-oween everybody. We’re actually a day late in posting this but it’s Dia De Los Muertos, so it still counts. Okay, maybe not but we still hope you enjoy this episode.
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Episode 76 – ‘Carmen, Act IV’

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I hope you enjoyed our adaptation of Carmen.

I’d been wanting to adapt Carmen ever since Alisa took me to see the Los Angeles Opera production back in 2008. It was the first time I saw an opera performed live on stage and it made a great impression on me. Eight years later, I finally got around to figuring out how to write and draw these strips.

Here are some of the costume designs.
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You may have noticed that the knife doesn’t exist in any of the sketches. It was added as an afterthought. Originally, I didn’t think it was necessary to show the murder weapon but changed my mind the day after I drew the strip.

If you’ve never seen the opera and get a chance to, I highly recommend it. Personally, I’d love to go to another one some day but it’s really just too expensive for me.


Transcript

CHORUS:
Toreador, en garde! Toreador, Toreador!
Et songe bien, oui, songe en combattant
Qu’un oeil noir te regarde,
Et que l’amour t’attend,
Toreador, L’amour t’attend!

Sergeant: You can arrest me. I was the one who killed her! Ah! Carmen! My adored Carmen!

Sister: All done! No more singing!

Episode 75 – ‘Carmen, Act III’

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Action and romance! If you’ve never seen the original opera, take notes for school because this is the same exact thing. No, really it is!075-Carmen-Act-III-sketch


Transcript

Panel 1

Sister: I look for Carmen

Panel 2

Sister: Yes.

Panel 3

Toullie: Oh, l’amour! They are fighting over me.

Episode 74 – ‘Carmen, Act II’

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Continuing our tragic interpretation of Bizet’s opera,

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Transcript

Panel 1

Sister (singing):
To-to-ro roar in ga-a-arden!
To-to-ro ROAR! To-to-ro roar.
Eet sum beenie weenie anna ba-na-na!
Can I know otter ca-a-a-rd?

Panel 2

Sister:
It gay lemon kitten
Totoro roar,
le-mon ki-it-ten!

Panel 3

Sister:
To-to-ro roar in ga-a-arden!
To-to-ro ROAR! To-to-ro roar…

Toullie: Sooo…to the secret mountain hide away?

Sergeant: If it’s far away from here, then yes!

Episode 73 – ‘Carmen, Act I’

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Beginning a four part adaptation of the famous opera by Georges Bizet.

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Transcript

Panel 1

Toullie (singing):

L’amour est enfant de bohème; 
il n’a jamais, jamais, connu de loi. 
Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime, 

et si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!

Panel 2

Toullie: Prends garde à toi!

Sergeant: Hey!

Panel 3

Sister: Bad kitty!

Toullie: If you wet me go, Don Jose, I will give you a kiss!

Panel 4

Sergeant: I’m ignooooring you!

Toullie: Fine, I’ll kiss you anyway!

The Owl And The Pussy-cat

Episode 68 – ‘Lear’

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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 54 – ‘Star Snores’

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Originally published in June 2011.


Transcript

Panel 1

V.O.: All wings report in!

Sergeant: Red seven standing by.

Panel 2

Toullie: Wed Tou standing by.

Panel 3

Sister: …zzz…

Panel 4

Toullie: Well, it is past her bedtime.

Episode 48 – ‘Ye Olde Saturday Morning Cartoon Show’

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Originally published in August 2010.


Transcript

Panel 1

Sergeant:

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!
’tis rotuuuuund Toullie!

Panel 2

Toullie:

And I shall sing a song for thee-ee,
And Ser Gent will impart a tale or thwee

Panel 3

Sergeant and Toullie:

Meow! Meow! Meow!
Gonna have a good time!Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!

Sister: All done! Off head! OFF HEAD!

Episode 35 – ‘Drive-in-Movie’

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Yup, you should wear 3D glasses whe reading this strip, the red and blue kind.

Originally presented as a slideshow at Gothtober 2009.


Transcript

Panel 2

Sister: RAAWR!

Panel 3

Sister: RAAWR!

Panel 4

Toullie: Wow! This 3D is weawwy good!

Episode 31 – ‘Renshu’

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When I drew this strip, Alisa and I were taking Taiko lessons. It’s a great workout and, yes, it’s every bit as much fun as it looks.

Originally published in August 2009.


Transcript

Panel 4

Toullie: Y’know, I weawwy wike pwaying dwums.

Sergeant: I just like to hit things.

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