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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Battle of the Bands: The Boy and Milford are on, playing synth pop. The Boy sings:]] / The Boy: We're spend some time in your rented flat / And go for dinner at a restaurant / Then listen to some Sondheim tunes / Perhaps look at wallpaper swatches / Milford: The Boy's a genius! It's impossible to put...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Milford and the Boy on stage at the Battle of the Bands]] / The Boy: We're spend some time in your rented flat / And go for dinner at a restaurant / Then listen to some Sondheim tunes / Perhaps look at wallpaper swatches / Milford: The Boy's a genius! It's impossible to put a foot wrong. / Esther: Wow,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Battle of the bands continues}} / [[Backstage the Boy and Milford talk]] / Milford: I think we've won it, the Boy! / The Boy: What about Lindsay and Sarah? / Milford: People don't want to hear songs about gravestones falling over. / [[On Stage Lindsay and Roxy talking]] / Lindsay: We are Coven of Sepsis,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy and Milford stand backstage]] / Milford: I think we've won it, The Boy! / The Boy: What about Lindsay and Sarah? / Milford: People don't want to hear songs about gravestones falling over. / [[Sarah and Roxy on stage introducing their song]] / Sarah: We are COVEN OF SEPSIS, and this is... / Roxy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[four boys from previous acts admire the singer, Roxy Postlethwaite, from off-stage]] / tight-playing band guitarist: GUH / Milford:UH / The Boy: YUH / lizard-mourning musician: HUH / [[the mysterious child, held up a window by his ominous parent or guardian, observes the performance through a periscope]] / the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Boy 1: Guh / Milford: Uh / The Boy: Yuh / Boy 2: Huh / [[The boys are captivated by Roxy's ability to sing... nothing, everything, something portrayed by a large black rectangle.]] / [[Child in Shelley's hoodie is watching Roxy's performance from the outside, using a periscope.]] / Child: Song! The special...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Edwin walks away triumphantly clutching his trophy. Erin, Shelley and Esther stand by Shelley's car]] / Erin: Why did you choose Edwin to win the battle of the bands? He's not even a band. / Shelley: His songs spoke of a sad soul. I wanted to cheer him up. And he can use his trophy to defend himself...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Erin: Why did you choose Edwin to win the battle of the bands? He's not even a band. / Shelley: His songs spoke of a sad soul. I wanted to cheer him up. And he can use his trophy to defend himself against those tough looking boys waiting for him. / Esther: Please can I have a lift, Shelley? Travelling...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Milford: Lads, I'm blown away. I can't believe Roxy feels this way about me. Up there, on stage, siinging "Milford's ass is so beautiful". / The Boy: Excuse me? It was "The Boy is a glowing Adonis". Clean your ears out. / Milford: Eh, you're just jealous, The Boy. Plenty more fish in the sea. / The Boy:...
Scary Go Round : Roxy's Song Milford: Lads, I'm blown away. I can't believe Roxy feels this way about me. Up there on stage, singing "Milford's Ass is so Beautiful". / The Boy: Excuse me? It was "The Boy is a Glowing Adonis". Clean your ears out. / Milford: Eh, you're just jealous, The Boy. Plenty more fish in the sea. / The...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Pam, Roxy's mother, and Peter, Roxy's father, seated at a table. Peter is looking through a phone book.]] / Pam: What are we going to do about Roxy? It's either drugs or... / Peter: Climbing frames... climate change... clinics. / Pam: Are you sure, Peter? Are you absolutely sure? / Peter: We're not getting...
Scary Go Round :: A Performer for Our Age Roxy's Mum: What are we going to do about Roxy? It's either drugs or... / Roxy's Dad: [[going through a phone book]] Climbing frames... climate change... CLINICS. / Roxy's Mum: Are you sure, Peter? Are you absolutely sure? / Roxy's Dad: We're not getting through to her. She needs professional help. / Hugo:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Lindsay, Sarah, and Roxy sit in Roxy's room after the Battle of the Bands. A feeling of disappointment and rejection is apparent in all three girls.]] / Lindsay: (sulking) I can't believe we didn't win. We rocked the [blank] out of them. / Sarah: Never mind Linds. We'll play a few gigs and maybe...
Scary Go Round :: Give the Goths a Wide Berth [[Lindsey, Sarah, and Roxy are sulking in Roxy's room.]] / Lindsey: I can't believe we didn't win. We rocked the **** out of them. / Sarah: Never mind Linds. We'll play a few gigs and maybe record some tunes and-- / Roxy's Mum: Girls, this gentleman would like to speak with you. / Hugo: Roxy, my nephew...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and The Boy enter a room with chairs and a table.]] / Esther: Well, I hope you drank plenty of water last night to replace the drool you lost over Roxy on Friday. / The Boy: I kind of embarrassed myself. But so did every other boy in the school. We've decided to deal with it. By never talking...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and The Boy discuss men in thrall to Roxy's singing while studying]] / Esther: Well, I hope you drank plenty of water last night to replace the drool you lost over Roxy on Friday. / The Boy: I kind of embarrassed myself. But so did every other boy in the school. We've decided to deal with it....
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley Winters on bed, knitting]] / Shelley Winters: Knit 2 purl 1, a spinster's work is never done. / Shelley Winters: I wish I could sleep, but I am too excited about stella mccarthey at H&M tomorrow. / Shelley Winters: Up at 6 to kick all those uppity secretaries out of the way. / Shelley Winters:...
Scary Go Round : Knit 1 Purl 2 Shelley: Knit 2 Purl 1, a spinster's work is never done / <> / Shelley: I wish I could sleep, but I'm too excited about STELLA MCCARTNEY AT H&M tomorrow. Up at 6 to karate kick all those uppity secretaries out of the way. / <> / Shelley: Then trousers and... WHAT IS...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mouse: don't hurt me Shelley! Don't cut off my tail with a carving knife! / Shelley: I'd never do such a thing in my life! / Shelley: I'm a friend to critters, but you have no business chewing my posessions. / Mouse: It's the only way I know! The mouse way! "Chew lesy ye be chewed." / Mouse: Most of...
Scary Go Round :: Double-crossin' mousewig! [[Shelley holds mouse by the scruff of its back and glares at it.]] / Mouse: Don't hurt me Shelley! Don't cut off my tail with a carving knife! / Shelley: I'd never do such a thing in my life! / Shelley: I'm a friend to critters, but you have no business chewing my posessions. / Mouse: It's the only way...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison we're going on a journey, me and my house just bein' free / swimming with the fishes, laughing with the coral under the sea / and this magical thing i've found, a new friend so near to the ground / eating cheese and chewing on books, getting all the envious looks / he's a mouse, he's a mouse that's...
Scary Go Round: Shelley's dream [[entire comic is a dream sequence, drawn in Beatles-esque cartoon style]] / [[Shelley and Mouse fly through the air]] / Shelley: we're going on a journey, me and my mouse just bein' free / [[Shelley and Mouse swim among fishes in the sky]] / Shelley: swimming with the fishes, laughing with the coral under...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley is sleeping]] / Shelley: Mousin'... Mouse / Mouse: Oh Shelley, so trusting... little did you suspect... / <> / Mouse: The Earwig / [[The earwig climbs out of the mouse costume that it has so clevely occupied to this point]] / Earwig: No earwig has ever made it so close to a human before,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley dreams her little micey dreams]] / Shelley: Mousin.... / Shelley: Mouse.. / Earwig: Oh Shelley, so trusting.. / Earwig: Little did you suspect..<>..THE EARWIG / Earwig: No earwig has ever made it so close to a human before... / Earwig: With your squishing fingers and punishing powders.. / Earwig:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley's mind is being taken over by an earwig. We see green-on-black hallucinatory patterns in the background]] / <> / <> <> / [[Shelly appears to grow antennae]] / Shelly: Yes! Victory is mine! / Tech Support Guy: Stop stop stop please stop. / [[Shelly is in the office. A jam...
Scary Go Round :: Sammich-Laptop Etiquette [[Earwig has climbed into Shelley's ear. She is freaking out, Earwig is fighting for control, background is a menacing cacophony of black and green.]] / Shelley: Gng / Shelley: Blee!! Grr! / Shelley/Earwig: Yes! Victory is mine! / Computerguy's voice: Stop stop stop please STOP. / Computerguy: So the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Tim: What business today, gentlemen? / Assistant(?): We urgently need to hire a new chief of staff to replace Mr. Rodriguez. / Grimes(?): I suggest appointing from within, Mr. Mayor... ...and direct your attention to the box of pastries I purchased this morning. / Tim: Toadying duly noted, Grimes. I can't...
Scary Go Round : Toadying Duly Noted Tim: What business today, gentlemen? / Man: We urgently need to hire a new chief of staff to replace Mr Rodriguez. / Grimes: I suggest appointing from within, Mr Mayor... and direct your attention to the box of pastries I purchased this morning. / Tim: Toadying duly noted, Grimes. I can't believe Hugo...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Tim and Ryan sift through papers]] / Tim: Paper... Meetings... Paper about meetings... I can't deal with all of this / Ryan: You need an assistant, Tim... Maybe someone who has assisted you in the PAST. / [[Tim and Amy talk at window]] / Tim: Amy, I seem to remember you breaking into my house... Stealing...
Scary Go Round : Paper-Rock-Scissors Tim: Paper... Meetings... Paper about meetings... I can't deal with all of this / Ryan: You need an assistant, Tim... Maybe someone who has assisted you in the PAST. / Tim: Amy, I seem to remember you breaking into my house... stealing from me... while drunk... Stop me before I run out of fingers. / Amy:...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: Tim, there's a letter here from our twin town in Robotania about our exchange program. / Tim: There's a big red folder marked "suicide", just put it in there. / Tim: File it next to the bargepole that we aren't going to touch anything in the suicide folder with. / Amy: Robotania isn't a communist...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy Chilton: Tim, there's a letter here from our twin town in Robotania about our exchange program. / Tim Jones: There's a big red folder marked "Suicide", just put it in there. File it next to the bargepole that we aren't going to touch anything in the suicide folder with. / Amy Chilton: Robotania isn't...
Scary Go Round : Preparing for the Robotania Ambassador Amy: How's it going, Ryan? This looks very... Robots-ish. / [[Ryan is hanging portraits of robots: Marvin, Pintsize, Cybermen(?). Text: YOU ARE AWESOME. WELCOME ROBOTANIAN AMBASSADOR.]] / Ryan: I'm puttin' up pictures of some famous and beloved machines to welcome teh ambassador. / Ryan: There's Metal...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan hangs up posters of famous robots while Amy watches]] / Amy: How's it going, Ryan? This looks very... robots-ish. / Poster 1: You / Poster 2: Are / Poster 3: Awesome / Poster 4: Welcome Robotanian Ambassador / Ryan: I'm puttin' up pictures of some famous and beloved machines to welcome the ambassador. / Ryan:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Outside of City Hall, Tim Jones and the Ambassador of Robotania meet on the red carpet.]] / Ambassador of Robotania: AH, METAL MICKEY. I AM A BIG FAN. / Tim Jones: Follow Me, Ambassador. / [[They walk into the hall, where Mayor Jones' staff is attired in robot like outfits.]] / Ambassador of Robotania:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ambassador: Ah, Metal Mickey. I am a big fan. / Mayor Tim Jones: Follow me, ambassador. / Ambassador: It is a pleasure to return to Tackleford. Your concrete mixers are among the most beautiful in the world. / Mayor Tim Jones: So Robotania is free of communism now? / Ambassador: Yes, we operate in the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and Molly walking around outside. Esther is holding a pamphlet of sorts]] / Esther: St Boves Abbey is the North's premier gothic structure... and was home to monks who groomed bees and shows and... / Molly: Esther, the cool kids are sniffing permanent markers right now. Why are we visiting the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin is following Esther in a gothic ruin. Esther is reading a pamphlet]] / Esther: St Boves Abbey is the north's premier gothic stracture... ...And was home to monks who groomed bees for shows and... / Erin: Esther, the cool kids are sniffing permanent markers right now. Why are we visiting the decaying...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Crazy Old Man, Esther, and Erin in front of maze]] / Crazy Old Man: Gerls! Beware ye the maze! At its centre, an unspeakable horror! / Erin: What? What? / Esther: A world without special brew by the sound sound of things. As opposed to a worldwithout soap, because appaently, he lives in that one. / Crazy...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Old Man: Gerls! Beware ye the maze! At its centre, an unspeakable horror! / Erin: What? What? / Esther: A world without Special Brew by the sound of things. As opposed to a world without soap, because apparently, he lives in that one. / Old Man: The horror is unspeakable, thus I cannot speak it. If I...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther is reading a map. Erin is looking over her sholder]] Esther: Well, the centre should be right round the corner... That was easy! / Erin: Yes, it's easy when you cheat using the internet. / Esther: And I suppose we cheat when we take the bus, because cavemen didn't have wheels. / Erin: No, Lady...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin and Esther explore a maze. Esther has a compass and map in hand]] / Esther: Well, the centre should be right round the corner... That was easy! / Erin: Yes, it's easy when you cheat using the internet. / Esther: And I suppose we cheat when we take the bus, because cavemen didn't have wheels. / Erin:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin, Minotaur, and Ester in the maze]] / Minotaur: Brahhhhh! / Erin: What do we do, what do we do? We loosed the minotaur! We're going to be in so much trouble! / Esther: Calm down, Erin! You can't be arrested for things that are too weird for there to be laws about! / Esther: Why's he looking at me...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Erin: What do we do, what do we do? We loosed the minotaur! We're going to be in so much trouble! / Minotaur: BRAHHHH / Esther: Calm down Erin! You can't be arrested for things that are too weird for there to be laws about! / [[Minotaur gazes at Esther]] / Esther: Why's he looking at me like that? / Erin:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: Oh. That poor minotaur. / What place is there for him in the world? / <> / Erin: Well, he's pretty muscly. He could be a... boxer. / Esther: Oh. That's nice. You want to line this poor tormented creature up to get punched? / Cold, Erin. Ice cold. / Erin: I just thought he could make himself...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther waits outside a barn as Erin opens the door from the inside. The minotaur is inside the barn (out of view)]] / Esther: Oh, that poor minotaur. What place is there for him in the world? / Minotaur: GRAWWWWW / Erin: Well, he's pretty muscly. He could be a boxer. / Esther: Oh, that's nice. You want...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [text] / Wednesday 1st March / St. Botulism's Day (Fr) / Dear Diary, / an interesting day. / libarated a beast / hidden in a maze / to a new life / hidden in a barn! / Esther: What were we thinking? What... Were... We... Thinking? / [mobile phone ring tone] / Mobile Phone: hey now, hey now now- / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther writes in her dairyl]] / Dairy header: Wednesday 1st March st. Botutism's Day (Fr) / Dairy entry: Dear Dairy, an interesting day. Liberated a beast hidden in a maze to a new life hidden in a barn! / [[Esther looks doubfounded as her cell phone rings]] / Esther: What were we thinking? What... were......
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelly: Well, thank you for the lift home, Mike. You really didn't have to cover the council meeting with me. / Mike: It was my pleasure. Like to keep my hand in, you know. The old muck bullets. / Shelly: Well I think the girls in the office gave a very poor impression of you. / Mike: Oh, and what...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley Winters: Well, thank you for the lift home, Mike. You really didn't have to cover the council meeting with me. / Mike: It was my pleasure. Like to keep my hand in, you know. The old muck and bullets. / Shelley Winters: Well I think the girls in the office gave a very poor impression of you. / Mike:...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Mike drives down the road]] / Mike: "Daddy'll horsewhip you". Tupping tease. I'm tired of working on this podunk, pissant local paper. / Mike: Why can't I get the break that'd take me onto the nationals? It's not like I haven't comforted enough widows and- / <> / [[Mike gets out of his car]] / Mike:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mike: "Daddy'll horsewhip you". Tupping tease. I'm tired of working on this podunk, pissant local paper. / Mike: Why can't I get the break that'd take me onto the nationals? It's not like I haven't comforted enough widows and-- / <> / Mike: Aggg! Four wasted hours in a council meeting with no...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Oh boys, when will you learn that I'm too classy for common flattery. / Shelley Winters demands a better box of bon-bons. / Mike: Huf puf / Shelley: Mike, I made it pretty plain that you have no chance of seeing me in my smalls, so... / Mike: M-m-m-m-MINOTAUR! / Shelley: Holy smoke, you're even...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley makes a sandwich in her kitchen]] / Shelley: Oh boys, when will you learn that I'm too classy for common flattery. Shelley Winters demands a better box of bon-bons. / [[Shelley opens the door to find Mike dumbfounded]] / Mike: Huf puf / Shelley: Mike, I made it pretty plain that you have no chance...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley peeks through the barn door]] / Shelley: Y-you were right! That is a minotaur! What do we do? / Shelley: Call the Army? Call the A-Team? / [[Mike waves his arms like a gangsta. Shelley is perturbed.]] / Mike: If we call the Army, they'll hush it up. We have have to print the story first. / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelly: Y-you were right! That is a minotaur! What do we do? Call the army? Call the A-Team? / Mike: If we call the army, they'll hush it up. We have to print the story first. / Shelly: But that's a dangerous beast, and very near to my family. / Mike: I'll get my camera out of the car. We'll get...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley and Mike standing in front of a minotaur in a black and white newspaper photograph]] / MINOTAUR FOUND IN BARN / Vast beast "soft as snow but warm inside" say locals / by Shelley Winters & Mike Savage / A seven foot creature was discovered in a Flag Fold barn belonging to builder Ed Winters on Wednesday...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[First newspaper extract]] / Headline: MINOTAUR FOUND IN BARN / Subtitle: Vast beast "soft as snow but warm inside" say locals / [[Picture: Mike Savage (Shocked), Minotaur (Confused), Shelley (Grinning)]] / Article: by Shelley Winters & Mike Savage / A seven-foot creature was discovered in a Flag Fold barn...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Mayor Tim, Amy and Mayoral Aide are standing in Tim's office]] / Amy: Tim, great news. The "minotaur effect" is giving you your best poll numbers all year / Aide: 71% of people like the way you've forged bonds with mythical beasts. / Aide {{flicking through papers}}: There's a trickle-down effect....
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy Chilton: Tim, great news. The "minotaur effect" is giving you your best poll numbers all year. / Advisor: 71% of people like the way you've forged bonds with mythical beasts. / Advisor: There's a trickle-down effect. 11% want to see a kraken on the council. Of those, 94% would not object to filling...
 

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