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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan Beckwith: So Shelley, are you going to Oldbourne for good? / Shelley Winters: No no, that was just the rage talking. / Shelley Winters: Amy and I are powerful allies. I have to go see how she's getting on as a top lady of art! / Shelley Winters: She needs someone to keep her feet on the ground. / Ryan...
Scary Go Round 20050830 [[Ryan hands Shelley a candy bar from the vending machine.]] / Ryan: So Shelley, are you going to Oldbourne for good? / Shelley: No no, that was just the rage talking. / Shelley: Amy and I are powerful allies. I have to go see how she's getting on as a top lady of art! / [[Batjew.]] / Shelley: She needs...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Amy! It's been so long! / Amy: I'm sorry I didn't try very hard to look for you when you went missing, Shelley. / [[Amy's shirt: a battery below the word "Messthetics".]] / Amy: I know you would have looked for me. / Shelley: Adventurin' isn't your area, Ames. It's like how a cat won't fetch...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley Winters: Gosh, this is, um, bijou, Amy. / Amy Chilton: Say it, Shelley. It's so tiny that they could get more money if it opened as a museum of the miniscule. / Shelley Winters: Ooh! I would pay to see that! Where's the bed? / Amy Chilton: It lives inside the wall. Like termites do. / Shelley...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley Winters: Oldbourne certainly is lively at night. I thought it would be all tea dances and Ovaltine. / Amy Chilton: So did I. I thought I could live for five shillings a week in a rambling cottage. The old folks would mother me and the bohemians would lift me shoulder high. / Amy Chilton: But...
scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20050905 [[Amy and Shelley sitting outside a building]] / Shelley: Ames, what's so wrong with a town gettin' hip? People with asymmetrical haircuts need a place to go too. / Amy: I thought the same thing for the first two days. Then the excitement and fancy booze wore off. / Amy: Idiots in low slung pants are...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy is sitting up in bed.]] / Amy: Auughh. Agghhh. Agghhh. / Shelley: Oh, you're awake. Good. / Shelley: You can take what's left of my body to the hospital. / Amy: My head! This isn't funny! / Shelley: We overdid it. A bit. It's 2pm. / Shelley: I'd get dressed but moving hurts. / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy and Shelley are in the kitchen, holding plates of food.]] / Shelley: Are these cheesy eggs or some sort of shell flambe? / Shelley: Either way, I'm not totally sure they're going to cure me of the death shakes. / Amy: Whatever they are, they belong to the pungent librarian in 2F, so hush it up. / [[Cleaning...
Scary Go Round 20050908 Shelley: Hello! Shelley Winters, lady writer and good kick-boxer. / Amy: Good good, quick thinking, good. / Lloyd: Shelley! It's Lloyd, from the Tiger Moth. Lloyd. Wondered if you'd had a chance to think over what we were talking about last night. / Shelley: Lloyd? / Amy: What does he sound like? / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round 20050909 Shelley: The adrenaline rush of sheer fear has driven away my hangover. Maybe I was born to live on the edge. / Amy: No, you were born to live in a hedge. It's different. Half woman, half titmouse. / Amy: You go in first, edge-liver. / Shelley: My liver is on the edge. Individual lobules all weepin' at...
Scary Go Round 20050912 Lloyd: What? You honestly don't remember? How drunk were you? / Shelley: I weigh about as much as an eggbox! Three babychams and I'm on the moon! / Lloyd: The phrase "high stakes domino match" doesn't mean anything to you? / Shelley: Only in the sense that I'm an accomplished English speaker. / Lloyd:...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: There's only a week before the old folks extract their bony brand of justice. / Amy: We can't turn Oldbourne back into a sleepy Georgian town. We're just two idiots! And three grand might as well be a million quid when you don't have it. / Shelley: Wait. What did the dot com boom teach us? Terrible...
Scary Go Round 20050914 Pistol: Come on, the ad says "Internet burnouts." These are going to be some fancy little geek girls. / Pistol: They'll be overwhelmed to meet two underground legends. / Steve: We DJ once a month. I don't know if that counts. / Pistol: What are you going to tell them? That we work on the wet fish counter...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Pistol: There are only two things men fall out over, women and money. / Let's toss to see who gets first pick of these two. / Steve: All right, tails. / Pistol: @#!% / Steve: Right, I like Amy, with the tattoos. / You can have the skinny, dippy one. / Steve: Don't pull a face, Pistol. She's 60% leg,...
Scary Go Round 20050916 Shelley: Ames and I are excellent players of "the pool" due to our delinquent youths. / Steve: You were pretty bad, eh? / Amy: Tell him, Shel. / Shelley: One time, a friend stole a box of Flakes from an ice cream van, and I ate one! / Amy: So are you two really dot com burnouts like our ad said? / Pistol:...
Scary Go Round 20050919 Steve: Are you all right, Shelley? / Shelley: Oh yes yes, I just have some problems that are... you know... b-b-botherin' me. / Steve: What kind of problems? / Shelley: Snif... well, Amy and I kind of... got tricked out of 3000 in a game of dominos. / Shelley: We're tryin' to think of a way to get it...
 
Scary Go Round 20050920 Steve: All right. If you want that 3000, you're going to have to go back in and win it back. / Shelley: But they'll never let us back in there. They know we're skint. / Amy: And we might lose again. I don't think we're very good at dominos. / Steve: Girls, think about it. They got you drunk and you...
Scary Go Round 20050921 Steve: I think we really helped those two, Pistol. / Pistol: Helped? HELPED? / Pistol: The only helping we should have been doing was "helping them out of those wet things." / Steve: Sometimes you have to be noble. / Pistol: Noble? There are parts of my anatomy I'll have to decommission soon. Tonight...
Scary Go Round 20050922 [[Shelley and Amy disguised as older ladies.]] / Shelley: OK Amy. Remember, stay in character. / Amy: Hey! I'm a pro. Plus, I've got a ton of tweed worsted on to remind me. / [[They hug.]] / Shelley: If this goes badly and we get thrown off the pier in concrete shoes, remember one thing. / Amy: What? / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round 20050923 [[Shelley, Amy, Earl, and Lloyd are playing dominoes. The men are getting more drinks. Shelley winks at them.]] / Earl: Lloyd, try to concentrate on your game. These old birds are taking us to the cleaners. / Lloyd: I think that Aggie's got her eye on me. I feel like I'm 19 again! / Shelley: So do go...
Scary Go Round :: John's Tutorial #1 JOHN'S SOAPBOX / Welcome, true believer! Welcome to my pulse pounding, senses-shattering, downlight loopy guide to the business of making a comic on the internet using the "Adobe Illustrator" program! I think yoiu're going to get a kick out of some of this, whether you live in Felixstowe, Boston USA,...
 
Scary Go Round :: John's Tutorial #2 HOW TO DRAW COMICS the SCARY GO ROUND Way / Part 2: Characters / Welcome, back true believer! Today we're looking at how I put the characters on the comic pages you've read every day. The technique is a tricky one, so try to stay with me, every crazy step of the way!! / Adobe Illustrator is a tricky,...
Scary Go Round :: John's Tutorial #3 HOW TO DRAW COMICS the Scary Go Round Way / Part 3: Comp'sition / Welcome, back true believer! I thought this would be a really easy way to fill a week, like those Kwak the Duck comics I used to do for Jeff Rowland, but it turns out: I was KWACKERS! Writing tutorials requires the commitment of at least...
Scary Go Round :: John's Tutorial #4 HOW TO DRAW COMICS the Scary Go Round Way / Part 4: Help me / It's day four, true believers! I've told you how to write comics without coming a-cropper, set up your characters, and lay out simple panels. Seems to me that that should be more than enough to get any young comic-maker up and running. But...
Scary Go Round :: John's Tutorial #5 HOW TO DRAW COMICS the Scary Go Round Way / Part 5: Old Ways / Welcome back one last time, true believer! When I announced I was going to write this guide, a couple of people wrote and asked me if I'd take them through the way I draw with an old-fashioned pen. Since I've exhausted my Adobe Anecdotes,...
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Scary Go Round 20051005 [[Dawn, in a sleeper car.]] / Amy: It feels strange to be coming back to Tackleford. I thought I was going to be a big star. / Shelley: Well, it's five in the morning, so all the people who were going to come and laugh at you are still in bed. / Amy: They'll rue missing their chance. / Shelley: Amy, is...
Scary Go Round 20051006 [[In the laundromat.]] / Ryan: So the pair of you hightailed it out on the last boxcar? / Shelley: Yes! High, hilarious drama. / Shelley: But our gambling marker wasn't kosher. We were far too drunk to sign a contract. / Ryan: I always forget that you're a smart legal eagle. / Shelley: The old men extorting...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan Beckwith and Shelley Winters are in a laundromat, washing clothes.]] / Ryan: SO THE PAIR OF YOU HIGHTAILED IT OUT ON THE LAST BOXCAR? / Shelley: YES! HIGH, HILARIOUS DRAMA / Shelley: BUT OUR GAMBLING MARKER WASN'T KOSHER, WE WERE FAR TOO DRUNK TO SIGN A CONTRACT. / Ryan: I ALWAYS FORGET THAT YOU'RE...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Are you sure bringing Amy back to town was a good idea? / Ryan: That kind of restless spirit is hard to tame. / Shelley: Ryan, she was living like a poor little match girl. / Shelley: One who sells almost exclusively pre-burned matches. / Ryan: I don't know, Shelley. She was learning humility. You...
Scary Go Round 20051007 Ryan: Are you sure bringing Amy back to town was a good idea? That kind of restless spirit is hard to tame. / Shelley: Ryan, she was living like a poor little match girl. One who sells almost exclusively pre-burned matches. / Ryan: I don't know, Shelley. She was learning humility. You shouldn't interfere...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Outside, on a farm.]] / Erin: It's nice to get a day off, but do you ever wonder what teachers do on "teacher training days". / Esther: I have... certain theories. / [[In a pig sty. Container of "dry feed" in the corner. Erin feeds the pigs.]] / Esther: The younger ones have crazy orgies, the older ones...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Erin: It's nice to get a day off, but do you ever wonder what teachers do on "teacher training days". / Esther: I have... certain theories. / Esther: The younger ones have crazy orgies, the older ones smoke pipes full of the wildest things. / Erin: Like what? / Esther: Oh, ground up skulls, nettles....
 

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