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What the hell happened to Jenkins' hair in panels 2 and 3?

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRodrigo Linhares looks like Jenkins has gained 10 years and 10 lbs. At least Cross-Armed Scott looks mostly the same.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCJ


I think Jenkins bristled at the memory of retaliation.

Like getting goose bumps, or the raising of a dog's hackle.

He calmed down, and his follicles lay smooth again, by the time depicted in that fourth panel.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

New Jenkins models?

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Hmm. Scott, did you not have pictures of these poses and so attempted to wing it? Ah, that's alright; any further indignity we can heap upon Jenkins is surely well deserved.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBWM

Actually, I've heard that quote from Jeff Allen.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFriendly Floyd

You should have had "womb" in the list.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris T

Artist Brotip: less sideburn and more soul patch for Jenkins. Also, you forgot the hoodie zipper.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlg

Further rhymes for groom:
Womb, mushroom, zoom, loom, room, Barsoom.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Other Mike

* Happy groom, happy womb (wink wink)
* Happy man, happy span (closest to the wife/life version)
* Happy bloke, happy joke
* Happy chap, happy... map?
* Happy gent, happy bent ("bent" as in "a natural talent or inclination")
* Happy guy, happy sigh
* Happy dude, happy 'tude (attitude)
* Happy male, happy tale
* Happy hubby, Teletubby

The possibilities are endless. Well, not endless, but the possibilities are slightly in excess of the amount your comic implied. Another victory for Oh-God-You-Call-That-A-Rhyme Man!

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

Panel 2 Jenkins looks kinda like George Lucas.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDG

New Jenkins models :)

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

Before I read this comic, let me just say that as soon as I saw Jenkins, and as soon as I saw that he was speaking, I immediately smiled.


July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

What the hell happened to Jenkins' hair in panels 2 and 3?

Maybe the same thing that happened to his ear?

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob

fine accusatory and complacent jenkins's!
maybe complacent is not correct, bla-zay? like the Australians say?

looks like everyone gained a couple pounds in the second frame ;^)

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBleepBloop

On another note, will you make us a 12-month calendar? It can be various Jenkins' poses and it will be known as "12 Months of Jenkins"

I'll let your imagination think of poses, but Easter Bunny and Santa outfits come to mind.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Happy groom or face your doom?

I guess that works.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOBH

I prefer:

Happy Spouse, Happy House.

Everybody wins.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave

I believe in this politically correct age the saying is now "Happy spouse, happy house." However, it will only be said by husbands about their wives.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I always wondered what kind of woman would marry Jenkins (well, not "always," I mean, just since I started reading this comic.) Now I know that she is a monster so horrible that merely discussing her ages him terribly.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dude

Happy groom or face your doom?

Actionable! Bad rhymer!

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRedshift

I almost think that an acceptable rhyme for husband could be "dustbin," but that seems like it only re-inforces the point you were making.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDel

@DG: "You, who wear his beard!"

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSNT

A kinder, gentler Jenkins.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAdam H.

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