Note: Because I am a method artist, I drew this strip drunk.
McAwesome’s is a TARDIS!
That was my exact thought when I read that panel! D=
So that’s how Mike survived! he just regenerated!
Can’t be – he still looks like Mike Warner…
Maybe he had a handy spare hand?
Or, a lot of Protein, Salt, and a Shock.
And ginger beer.
Or was that the protein?
But jackasses need to be loved too. Non-consensually.
It’s about time Amber started to realize that she’s been… really stupid with the Mike thing.
Are we going to get to see the McAwesome tour? I know I’d like one…
This will end about as well as the B plot we’ve got going with Jacob.
Ow. That’s gotta hurt.
Oh dear. I’ve dated guys like that.
It’s really taken Amber this long to work it out?
It’s really easy to not see what you don’t want to see in things like this.
Hope that’s not a thinly veiled excuse for you drinking due to marriage problems.
You can’t split up you’re my OTP
…oh, god, no.
You’re a dark fellow, y’know that?
Everyone who reads your comics have a dark mentality
NOOOOOOO. You can’t split Mike and Amber up! I’ve never before felt the need to comment, but…but…look at him! Look at the sacrifice he’s made!
The poor asshole.
Although it could be that she’s just realizing that the ironic bit is that SHE is her father in the relationship, since she’s the only one who’s physically assaulted the other…
I agree that they need to stay together, but more because I think they’re both so fucked up that no one else would be a good match. Amber needs an asshole like her father, but one that she has power over and who deserves everything she does to him. Mike needs someone willing to force him to be in a non-evil relationship. No one else in the world could pull off a relationship with either of these 2 horrible, horrible people.
They could also just become better people first.
I disagree. Mike deserves better. Yes, he’s an asshole. He still still deserves better than Amber.
Mike is nothing like Amber’s father, Mike is in a league all his own.
Alright, so that’s your reason for drawing this strip drunk.
Now what’s your reason for drawing all the rest of the strips drunk?
I like booze.
Brilliant! (chugs Guinness)
I would like to subscribe to your newsletter..and brewery.
I DON’T LIKE THIS STRIP. SWITCH GENDER ROLES. IS IT STILL FUNNY?
Was that a sarcastic comment making fun of stupid people who say that? Or was that serious?
Oh come on, it was all caps, of course it was sarcastic.
What’s the rule? Any sarcastic comment on the Internet will confuse people because someone, somewhere out there, has been that stupid before.
You will never be able to make a comment sarcastic enough for people not to think you’re serious.
You know what? Somehow, I suspect Mike isn’t actually drunk… He’s just being nice to fuck with Amber.
I mean, would you put it past him?
Wait, nevermind. A quick review puts a few holes in my theory. Oh well.
I wouldn’t put it anywhere near him. I might lose it.
Nice Mike is scary even if you don’t know he’s three sheets to the wind.
I enjoy the complexity of the Mike/Amber relationship very much. So much that I have a print of the “I love you” strip on my wall.
Oh, Amber! Sweetie! That face… the flat background… I wish I could ask drunk David to draw you a hug from me.
Atleast Mike is a happy drunk… Not an “I’m gonna beat you up” drunk
Well, he’s a ‘I’m gonna beat you up’ sober, so….
actually, not so much. In this relationship, Amber’s been the only physically abusive one.
He’s only “I’m gonna beat you up” if the mindgames don’t work. He probably can’t do mindgames drunk.
Dude, if you really were drunk then one out of two things would have happened.
1. They’d all look like mr messy.
2. They’d all be having an orgy.
Actually, if you were really hammered, the panel would be a bunch of mr messys having an orgy.
They do look messy! Amber’s Mom’s face is all bleargh. And Amber’s hairline is a little off. She’s not nearly as adorable as usual.
They can’t have an orgy – the storyline title *explicitly* says otherwise.
Nuh-uh. There are plenty of orgy combinations that don’t involve Mike fucking Stacy.
I don’t think Amber is worried that she’s marrying a jackass like her father. She’s worried that she IS a jackass like her father.
Consider: She blackmailed him into the relationship, and as soon as it looked like she was losing control she decked him.
She’s hiding who Mike is because if her mother knew, she’d also have to be told who Amber is.
I like this logic.
This could really make for the most awesomely messed up LIFETIME movie. I can picture the title now, “Keep ‘Em Coming: One woman’s quest to find the perfect man (by getting him drunk off his ass).” I’m really not sure is this would be a positive story or a warning tale to other woman…
It’s a Lifetime movie. Of course it will be a warning to other women.
But what exactly is it warning you against?
“Love hurts, but the hangover’s worse!”
That is oddly familiar… where have I heard that before…?
You drew this drunk and it shows. That building is collaposing …
Nice tentacle-pr0n machine in the background of panel 5. (j/k)
Am I the only one that feels like Mike and Amber work really well together?
god no, david does too. thats why hes makeing a huge line of story’s to slowly fk theyre relationship to the point of ALMOST breaking up THEN getting one big panel to make theyre relationship stronger than ever.
Or blow one of them up. Again.
No, I think they work really well together too.
Amber’s face in the last panel is depressing. Poor Amber. D:
So how come Mike hasn’t frakked Stacy yet?
Frakking is not dispensed here, Fool! Only Booze!
Sorry that my grammer is 150,000 years old. Must remember to update!
I’m beginning to suspect that Mike secretly enjoys being nice to people. It’s only when he’s drunk that he has the courage to let people see it. After all, if they saw him being nice then they might think of him as less invincible superhero and more of a human being, i.e. vulnerable.
Was the Tardis reference on purpose…? because if so then you continue to surprise me with your awesomeness David Willis
You mean you’re normally not drunk when you draw Shortpacked?
I must admit to being a bit confused as to why you tagged this strip with Mike, when you also tagged it with Drunk Mike. Are all Drunk Mike strips also Mike strips?
But he didn’t tag it Amber, therefore, Amber must actually be (sober or drunk) Mike in disguise!!
No, there is Drunk Mike, Drunk Mike/Mike, and Mike.
I’ll assume the intersection means that he is fucking with Amber and Stacy somehow in this strip.
Haha, Mike’s not really anything like Amber’s father. Amber’s dad was condescending and controlling, while Mike openly doesn’t care what Amber does. If Amber had hit her dad instead of Mike, she’d probably have gotten a grevious injury rather than a creepy smile.
I wouldn’t say Mike is like Amber’s father only because Mike is completely open about his assholeness.
Not to mention, Mike’s asshole behavior is more showmanship/art that it is abusive. I mean Mike doesn’t spent years bullying someone with insults, manipulation and cruel remarks, so as to force them into a mold that he wants them to be. He’s more like a hit and run driver. Her acts like an asshole, enjoys the chaos he’s caused, and then that’s it. Its rarely brought up again, he doesn’t do it because he thinks everyone should be what he wants them to be or anything like what we saw with Amber’s father.
True, I won’t want to deal with Mike’s form of asshole behavior, anymore than I would Amber’s father…
Does what I said make any sense…?
it actually makes perfect sense. I had said i like the outwardly asshole, inwardly sweet and loving kind of guy like Mike. I should amend that to say, outwardly asshole to others maybe, but to me, sweet and loving
I think the drawings are a little bit nicer than your sober drawings… 0_o KEEP DRINKING
you know, I love asshole Mike, he is one of my favorite characters in this strip. However, I also really like nice, sweet Mike as well. I don’t know, I guess I go for the guys who are outwardly assholes, but deep down are sweet. And obviously Mike is, because when you’re drunk, a lot of times your true nature shows.
Whoa, I just realized the subtext of what Mike is saying in the 3rd panel.
I am suddenly curious as what Mike would be like as a father. . .
Won’t have to wait long to find out.
happy mike is actually horrifying
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