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Reader Comments (31)

Oh now there's a whole line of Knifemobiles.

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Pre-ordered! Really enjoyed the first two, I've talked a few other people into checking them out already.

Hrm.. is it too late to discuss commission?

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike

So what you're saying is that the Knifeketeer is rich?

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Wow, you write fast. Guess I better get out the ol' Kindle...

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

"We're here."
"We're always here."
"We're everywhere."

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I can only assume someone gave Knifeketeer a free knife-shaped spaceship in an attempt to get him to leave Earth.

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

One of these days I would love to see the actual pummeling that Rocket Hat dishes out.

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGH

Knifekateer to the rescue!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Wait, does panel #2 imply that Rocket Hat goes to Gallagher shows willingly and unironically? If so, that pushes him from the "superhero" category into "major loser" category in a big way. Say it ain't so, Scott! Don't make me start rooting for the goddam Moon Men!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

I'm so glad the Knifeketeer appeared (sortof) with the Emperor of the Moon Men! Maybe next time we'll see who would win? *hint hint*

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

He is rich because there are lots of rich jaywalkers to stab

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndorxor

That's a detail Matthew...

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDork Angel

Is this the first time Omnipresent Man has spoken?

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwintermute

I figure, Knifeketeer stops people being mugged in alleys, they gratefully give him all their money... possibly a misunderstanding.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Maybe he *was* rich but then he spent all his money on a knife-shaped space-ship.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterhewhosaysfish

2nd frame, last line: pure awesome!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermcinsand

So, the Knifeketeer has a spaceship? I suppose Macramayhem has one two, but that it's powered by a "solar sail." Right?

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdavidc

Right, so these guys have super powers. Presumably Rocket Hat can fly, or at worst maybe hover along really quickly. Either way, I can't see why he would have any need for a spacecraft.

If we're going to do this, let's do it properly otherwise there's a danger it will all look ridiculous.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBaza

I used to love this comic for its clever reuse of design elements from strip to strip. Sadly, this charming approach has completely fallen apart through the gratuitous addition of new elements. The best part of every strip used to be the beautiful and elegant (c)2014 in the lower left hand corner. Now it's replaced with a garish new number, which has absolutely no difference in function. Is the fact that the new number is 0.05% greater than the old one supposed to impress us? Please stick to what works, and what your readers enjoy. Bring back the (c)2014 and quit messing around with this strip!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDisappointed


January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

If you've harmed a hair on Rocket Hat's - er, if you've harmed any portion of the paint-job on Rocket Hat's helmet, I swear there will be vengeance. No orbital body of sufficient mass and regularity of orbit to be considered a moon will be immune to the stabbings of wrath.

You might think "but surely it'd take a long time to stab any significant portion of such a satellite", but you clearly haven't seen the size of my knifeship. And if that proves insufficient, why, I'll deploy the cutlery armada my bladevessel houses.

What I'm saying, in short, is that the moon is about to become swiss cheese.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

I always love Rocket Hat strips. This was particularly awesome. Seems like Knifekateer has ascended to super-villain levels. Huge laugh out of that one. :) Thanks for making my morning!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLleu

Oh thank god! The copyright is finally showing 2015!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSam

The Sledge - a - Matic! Gallagher as the new superhero!
(Does anyone actually remember Gallagher? Other than us old fa - er, guys?)

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Nonymous

I always enjoy this strip. I always especially enjoy Rocket Hat strips. I am commenting, though, because panel three caused me to laugh, because of funniness, using actual sound. Aloud, if you will. For realsies.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCassiSu

I love absolutely everything about this comic. A+ work, Scott!

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJo

@Andorxor: Stabbing a rich person is not necessarily enough to get their money. Rich people have armies of inheritance lawyers to ensure that their wealth only goes to people who they want to have it after they die. So getting the wealth of a rich person whom you murdered would require a lot of legal and financial shenanigans, and some hefty bribes.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

I just now noticed the symbol on the moon-lackey is a combination of a crescent moon and the male symbol. clever.

January 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJason

To people expressing disbelief that Knifeketeer would be able to afford a bunch of flamboyant knife-themed vehicles:

We already knew he had to have some large source of income, otherwise he wouldn't be able to afford all those specialty knives he has.

Perhaps he owns a successful knife manufacturing company, like Pete Gerber.

January 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersav

....And now, 1 day later i see that the symbol on Mr everywhere looks kind of like the female symbol and a die showing 1.

January 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Wow, the Knifeketeer is so incompetent that the Moon Emperor sarcastically questions his plan? That's a new low...

February 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRudi

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