How to Face Your Doppelganger

Had this idea sitting in my notebook for quite a while. I finally worked up the nerve.

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Reader Comments (46)

I'm suddenly able to picture exactly how all the other people (or at least their comic counterparts) would react to their doppelgangers. That says something about the quality of characterisation. Good work, as usual.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

I love it. It's got lots of my favorite 2 poses. Yelling Scott, and Cringing Scott.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Scott, this is a good one. Don't be afraid to go with your gut. :)

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Pearce

This reminds me of a scene from Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie. I swear it's relevant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiEwmiPSmto

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCovarr

Ha, that was great. I am glad you worked up the nerve!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiver

Using comic math in panel four, does that mean 1 Rick > Two Scotts? If so, that would mean that RICK WINS AGAIN!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheKFV

I thought about what would happen if mullet-boss met his doppleganger, but they high-fived eachother and then started making out, and it was just awkward...

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEMC2

What? No room for Rick
to say "NGAAH!"?

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYikes!

Hey, I've sent two emails already and still haven't heard back :( Maybe my message is going directly to your spam box? I would love to get the high rez comics!

I just dropped you an email with the link. :) ~Missy

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRafael

Glad you worked up the nerve for this one! Haven't been to this site in a while, this cartoon killed me, especially "I like my chances"

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustRuss

I'm trying to figure out what would happen if Jenkins met his doppelganger. I'm thinking they would hate each other because, "That guy is such a whiner. I'm so much better than he is." Both of them, of course, would comically miss the irony of that statement, much to the amusement of both Scotts.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

It's missing petrified silent screaming in a chair Scott though...

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK7

That last frame looks like they're all dancing lol

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Pfft, we all know that the Emperor of the Moon-Men is the true cringing champion.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDean

Superb cartoon! Definitely one of your best, and the standard is high (My God - what a sycophantic crawler I am.)

I sympathise with Rick in panel four - when I was a child, I had an imaginary friend, but she wouldn't play with me.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

the worst part about this comic is reading the comments you approve for it

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrevor

Well trevor, this one might stop that for a while.

So, Scott. Now you have to the one we all want to see. You and you trying to outnumber your wife in an arguement and right when you think you've got her, HER doppleganger turns up and you realise that was her plan all along.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRatrace

As Professor Farnsworth said: "Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything"

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I just love the line "FOOLS! Even working together, you can't hope to out cringe me!"...

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrik

Awesome.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

@TheKFV - It seems winning at cringing is Rick's style - winning at losing, better defeat, etc.

@David - The "Thriller" video was the first thing that popped into my mind, too!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeardo

While you've still got the nerve, can we see your non-goatee sporting good twin?

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacheMan

I love facing my doppelganger. He helps me brush my teeth every morning and before I go to bed.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

I hate to think of Mullet Boss meeting his.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

@EMC2
I was going to suggest a mullet boss doppelganger strip thinking it would be funny, but saw your comment and realized you were probably correct. Definitely don't want to see it now.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I always pronounce it "Derple-Gonger" thanks to a certain flash video, even though it's almost certainly incorrect.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterProteus454

I think this is even worse than meeting your mirrored self in your tablet device. NGAAH! NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT MY NECK WATTLES! Yet there they are! IN COLOR!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMisterFweem

Shouldn't at least one of Scott and his doppelganger be evil? How are we supposed to know which doppelganger is the evil one if you both have beards?! Are they both evil? Does that mean only Ric is good? =P

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBraden

LOL, this one is really funny!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterckikilwai

This comic is one of your best in quite a while, and that's saying something.

But now I find myself wondering what happens when Rocket Hat meets HIS doppelganger ...

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

I've spent my entire life prepared to meet either my doppelganger or clone. There would be high-fives, hugs and awesome adventures. Plus, we'd be each other's wingmen in order to pick up chicks.

Though I would prefer to just have an android that looked just like me instead.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Hey guys, I have sent three emails about the hi-rez files and havn't gotten a response, what's the deal? Anyways, fantastic comic as always.

Email is on its way to you. ~Missy

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Now how will we know which is the real Scott?

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I'm still looking for my doppleganger.
...The trouble we could cause!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

True Story: I, too, have a doppelganger.
I work in the criminal justice system, and he is a con man that likes to swindle old folks and leave a trail of angry girlfriends (one of whom mistook me for him.) I caught sight of him only once, briefly, behind a window. It didn't register to me at first that I was looking at another person. It seemed just like a reflection, and by the time I went back to look again, he was gone.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Oh WOW the last panel totally killed me, I laughed out loud so hard! :D

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Bee Bee

As a German, I am especially delighted by the meticulous use of the umlaut. Thank you!

Not that Germans had ever been known for harboring completely irrational and violent animosity against anyone; but this will make sure it stays that way.

Plus, I now know that any future mistake in German spelling or grammar from your side will be intentional, probably intended as a provocation.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJam

Best strip in months, I’m' sure the Scott on the left on first panel is the original Scott, you can see it in his smarty- ready to go- insidious look.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCARLOS

If I ever meet my doppel, instant 69, and I suspect I'm not alone (pun not intended)

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhenry

Only -one- day you will face your perfect double? Perhaps you don't love Star Trek -enough-. Or comicbooks. Expect to meet your perfect double twice a year, not counting the evil mirror universe you, or the holodeck, but including your past or future selves - both times count. Then there's the really special occasion where you meet all of your other selves at once. Catering is a huge problem unless the venue happens to be your other self's Fortress of Multitude, assuming that one of you has that. If it's y‰ou, you're probably responsible for hiring somebody. Or, maybe your multi-dimensional mentor picks up the tab, like for Captain Britain.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

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