How to Fight a Fake-Looking Monster

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Reader Comments (63)

eventually everyone is attacked by a fake-looking monster.. lol really enjoyed this strip!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

Especially in the yelling pose, like in the 1st panel. The more I consider it, the more I realize you look slightly Norse.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacob

The "Just like Kirk" in panel two made me laugh out loud.

And the only ones home are my sons, nine and thirteen, who
would not understand the reference, so why even try.

Going to hunt for Trogdor now - thanks, all!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Dammit, someone already used my "Consummate Vs" reference.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

Obviously Robo Snake Ape, since he is apparently more powerful, and thus more awesome, than Regular Flavor Snake Ape.

Also, the whole robot-ape thing make me think of Robot Monster.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Totally looks like the "S is for Sucks" snake from the classic Strongbad email Dragon.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternophilip

Panel one was great as a stand-alone piece. You two sound like my wife & I, so perhaps I related to it a bit more than the rest of this installment (which was good, too, but I really love the first panel).

Gotta admit, Trogdor (complete with music) popped into my head, too, but I totally love the name (and concept) SNAKE APE! Just ludicrous enough to have been 'real' in the bad sci-fi movie world.

By the way, I also love how Robo-Snake Ape has an eye slit instead of eye holes, to show how high-tech he is compared to Snake Ape. Does it have a red LED that slides back and forth, like the old Cylons from the original Battlestar Galactica?

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCR



June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnswerMan

Scott, you inspired me.

While fooling around trying to come up with a different snake sculpture, I decided to add gorilla arms and legs to it.

What kind of sculpture? Here are the pictures:

Snake Ape 1
Snake Ape 2
Snake Ape 3
Snake Ape 4
Snake Ape 5

I'm going to start offering kids the options of adding gorilla arms and legs when they ask for a snake.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTlalocW

Please create a Snake Ape t-shirt. Snake Ape and your reaction in panel one are just wonderful.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhelp desk qt

Of course, another improvement might have been to add some chiaroscuro shading...

By the way, I love that the next strip is a flashback to set up this one, but works even better because it wasn't published first! Just part of the weirdness, I guess.

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I think the ape part of the Snake-Ape is a fuzzy version of Scott. I seem to recall the hand position from an earlier work (maybe "How to calm a frightened child"?) Clearly, the snake part is Scott's own art work - a few curves, some lines, and some dots. The Cylon/KITT eye slit is a nice touch on Robo-Snake-Ape

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphaser

It's much scarier as a balloon animal.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Just get Ultraman to kill it.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCannon

Trogdor can totally beat the crap out of mecha-snake ape. all he has to do is burninate all o' the costume foam!

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUtherPendragon

My thoughts exactly, Fopenplop.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

This in mind, who or what was the base template for the Snake Ape, and the apparently more powerful Robo Snake Ape?

He actually cheated on that one: he took a picture of a real Snake Ape and then added the eye holes and the zipper after he traced the photo.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSgeier

Awesome! The next 2 weren't that much great, BTW.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRiki

hahahaha very cool!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTirsian Titan

Best. Comic. Ever.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCapt. Jim

I smell a new form a mechendise robo snake ape, and snake app plush toys :-)

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

You have a really wicked imagination and equally wicked sense of humor, Scott. And I mean wicked in both senses of the word; wicked good and wicked evil. Yours is just about the most original and certainly the funniest comic strip I've ever read. It's rare when one doesn't make me laugh right out loud like an idiot.

September 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason Toddman

Have you seen Sharktopus or Piranahconda? Snake Ape sounds sort of like a followup to one of them... How is it not already a thing?☺😊:)

January 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty
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