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guest comic by chance abattoir

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Before I tell you why I was unable to do a comic this week, let me send a big thanks to Chance Abattoir from Second Life who sent me this fan art a couple of weeks ago. I was so impressed that I decided it would be be a guest comic one day when I was in a bind. I didn’t expect it to happen so fast, but it did and he saved the day. πŸ™‚ If that wasn’t enough he also gave in to my demands that he carve a pumpkin this year. I just meant, you know, a regular scary faced jack-o-lantern to get in the spirit of Halloween. Well, he carved one into a killer piece of Ennui fan art. Take a look:

Ennui Jack-O'Lantern
As for me, this last week has been hell. Halloween was great or so I thought. I put together a last minute costume, something simple: Magenta from Rocky Horror and headed to the local goth club. Awesome costumes, yummy cocktails, etc. I got home really late and it wasn’t until the next day I realized my favorite kitty was missing. She’s an indoor kitty and I guess slipped out when the trick-or-treaters were here. I can’t put into words how distraught I was.

For the next four days or so I posted 150 flyers, walked the neighborhood non-stop, talked to every human I saw, visited shelters, you name it. My ankles were rubbed raw from walking so much and my hand swelled up and turned into a claw like thing from over use of the industrial staple gun. I hardly ate or slept and cried like a lunatic.

I have to say that during this time I realized that people don’t actually suck as much as I sometimes think they do. Total strangers were starting to look for her and call me if they thought they spotted her. It was so important to actually go up to neighbors and ask them for help because statistically cats that get lost often are in a small radius like a few houses away or a few blocks at most, but they are scared and confused and don’t seem to hear you screaming their name through the streets at 2 am. Go figure.

I’m glad to tell you the story has a happy ending. The other night I heard a knock at my door and when i swung it open there were two girls holding my kitty in a towel with her little head peeking out at me. I can’t believe it. She lost a little weight and has a small cut on her leg, but is doing great otherwise. Oh, and guess where she was? Three freaking houses away! I can’t tell you how many times I must have climbed around that lawn and every other one in town calling her. Silly kitty!

Since she’s come home I’ve had my hands full calling shelters and contacting websites where I filed lost reports and walking the entire neighborhood removing all the signs I posted. That felt quite awesome outside of the bleeding ankles. I had a lot of people giving thumbs up or shouting congratulations while I was doing it. Total strangers. It was really something.

Just when I thought I could settle in, work on my comic and maybe get some sleep I’ve had two graphic projects come in that were “rush”. So, no comic for you! Not from me anyway. I’ll put my claw to work soon and have something for you next week. See you then. πŸ™‚

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16 Responses to “guest comic by chance abattoir”

  1. Rodro Says:

    Black magic cookie
    Voodoo infused for evil
    I’m soon to lose limbs

    glad to hear kitty came home safe and sound! I know i’d be pretty frustrated if my dog ran away and didnt come back for a while

  2. aluura Says:

    sneeuwitte zuster
    een jongen ziet zijn lotval
    zijn vochtig eindpunt

    translation: snowwhite sister
    a boy sees his way of fate
    his moist place of end

  3. Starguy Says:

    I have often found that when you are at your lowest a surprising number of random people come to your aid. Glad to hear the kitty is safe and sound.

  4. aEoLuS Waves Says:

    Wooot πŸ™‚

    Chance has multiple skills.

    I think he would be a rockin Resmod too!

  5. Seraphine Says:

    one evil sister
    eating her brother’s arm off
    bless the crescent moon

    I’m happy for you, Calan, to have your kitty back. You probably couldn’t find her because she was in Halloween garb, likely disguised as the neighbor’s disgusting little angel.

  6. Withershins Says:

    Calan, don’t make me cry at work… sheeesh. πŸ™‚ But still, it’s always good to hear reports of people not sucking. Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in all the incidents where they do.

    So I’m very happy that you found your little kitty–maybe she is part of the Cat Club? Does she where a scarf?

    http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product?product_id=4825

    And cheers to Chance Abattoir!

  7. calan Says:

    Thanks all. πŸ™‚

    Withershins, she doesn’t wear a scarf but she does wear pink flip flops and a floppy hat at times.

  8. bree Says:

    aw, i’m so glad it all worked out! i’ve lost pets before and it’s always so amazing when you get them back. πŸ˜€

  9. Chance Says:

    [i]Withershins, she doesnÒ€ℒt wear a scarf but she does wear pink flip flops and a floppy hat at times.[/i]

    Pix please πŸ™‚

  10. Chance Says:

    Oops… Should have used pointy brackets.

  11. Gabe Says:

    What a wonderful story. It rocks.

  12. Chance Says:

    Sorry, Gabe. I didn’t know it was going to be a comic entry when I made it. πŸ™

  13. avshar Says:

    wow, i knew Ven was bad but a cannibal as well? hehe. maybe she secretly takes tiny bites of herself.

  14. calan Says:

    avshar – doesn’t everybody? πŸ˜›

  15. coolioness Says:

    Happiness for the kitty!

    Having your limbs be
    chewed off by evil sister,
    can so screw you up.

    ^^ VEN! No eating Ginger’s limbs!

    Ven: *brandishes knife*

    OO Yes ma’am.

  16. Blixa Shirakawa Says:

    Glad to read that your lost kitty episode had a happy ending.

    Cheers!

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