Oh, by the way, look what'll be available for sale soon!
Oh. Thought maybe it would be a Snake-Ape costume, available for sale soon.
Where can I get one? Halloween'll be here before we know it...
Glad to see Snake-Ape make his triumphant return
You know, I always wondered how to conjure eldritch horrors from unfathomable realities. But finally, an easy guide that can be understood by the occultist in all of us!
Now to find some way to make the future demonic abomination not look like a man in a rubber suit.
I love the eyeholes and zipper. If I were an Elder God and wanted to design a minion, it would have fake eyeholes and a fake zipper just to give their prey some false hope it might be a costume just before being eaten.
I laughed out loud when I saw the glorious return of the Snake Ape, and then I kicked myself for not having expected it from the title of the book.
That's no snake-ape. I know a Trogdor when I see one!. :)
Soon there will be burnination. Amongst all the peasants. Because, you know, they haven't quite suffered enough.
I've dated worse.
I'm reminded of the scene in the Doctor Who episode "The Power of Kroll" where the Doctor rescues a woman from being sacrificed by a guy in a rubber monster suit who, being a guy in a rubber monster suit, looked about as realistic as all the other Doctor Who monsters of that era. The Doctor, after subduing him, says to the woman the "monster" was menacing, "He must have looked more convincing from the front."
AWESOME! Elements of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Warehouse 13"! How did I NOT know that "Serpens Simiae Sinestra" would conjure the Snake-Ape?! Duh!?
Scott, you may be aware that there is an entire genre of badly-written 'horror' fiction that starts out almost exactly the same as panels 1-3. None of them end as awesomely as panel 4, alas. Congratulations.
I never understood the idea of reading in the bathtub, sooner or later you are going to get your book wet.
Aw man I'm so buying that calendar.
I always thought releasing the ancient evil was the easy part. Plenty of ancient evils tend to get released accidentally, according to my research. I think instructions on how to seal away an ancient evil would more useful. Could you please make some of those?
(This request may or may not be related to the Snake-Ape staring at me all day, which may or may not have been released by following the above instructions.)
It a guy in a Trogdor suit!
So your new book will have a foreword of Stephen King! Great!
Looks like you have a bit of a trogdor vibe going there...
Klaatu Barata Niktu!
I said your damn words - mostly.
You're not fooling me, I can see the zipper.
I SAID CONSUMMATE V's!
Man in suit!
Drat. Page-a-day calendars. My one weakness.
Finally!!!! Advice I can use and apply to my own life.
Scott... not sure why... but your comic was NOT on gocomics.com today. I usually see it there first, and then come over to read the comments here.
Its like you have a camera in my house :)
Is Robo-Snake-Ape going to come save them again?
Snake Ape needs a beefy arm and some consummate V's!
And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIGHT!
I think you mean "sinistra," with a second 'i' instead of the 'e.' Unfortunately, the title of the book still translates to, "The Ape's Unlucky [Female] Snake."
Funny stuff, though. The title alone made me laugh.
Snake-Ape plush dolls in the store soon?
Watch out! He's got a bomb!
New poses! Hooray!
Bath balm is the bomb!
So where did the snake-ape first appear?
Note from Scott: Here http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/6/23/how-to-fight-a-fake-looking-monster.html
No snake-ape action figure or blow-up doll or piñata? sniff!
Mr. King does write a wicked forward... ;)
One of my favorites, hands down!
gotta say, saw it coming from the book title in panel 2.
Yeah, I was hoping for a Snake-Ape plushy. It could have sat next to the Cthulhu plushy on my desk.
Awesome. This comic is awesome.