LOVE THE SUIT MIKE XD
His attire is appropriate… strangely enough…
I’ve been to wakes were people did dress up in festive attire on purpose. Instead of mourning, it was the celebration of their life.
Mike’s appropriateness has more to do with this being a celebration of Amber’s sperm donor’s death IMHO.
Um – it’s just like that!
Except we’re all celebrating his death!
Except Amber seems to be sincerely sad – which makes sense because he may have been an abusive controlling cheating asshole, but he was still her dad so you know what that means…
As is your avatar.
Rarely get to bust out the party hat.
That is why I think Mike may possibly be my favorite comic character ever.
Hard to tell without looking it up, but isn’t that how Willis used to draw himself? Sans Party Hat (Usually).
“everbody party after the funeral!”
Mike would never use an exclamation point!
Fact: Chuck Norris puts the FUN in Funeral.
Fact: Mike taught him how.
Who is the girl in the background? It looks like Ruth, but she’s dead in this universe.
This is actually really sad.
Curse you Drama Tag!
Kind of backfired on the Drama Tag since this is a GOOD thing
Perhaps, but it still invokes drama.
not good for Faz maybe…
I love you mike I LOVE YOU!
WELL, I guess we’ll be seeing Zaph in the background soon.
I wonder how the reveal that they’re brother and sister went over at McAwesomes. I bet they were all happy about it and then had cake. And no burning creepy body pillows.
What a boring store that must be.
Oh, believe me, there was some icky drama over there regarding this.
Ooh, please say we get to see it!
It took me a moment, but I think I got it.
They were like soulmates over there, weren’t they?
You might have guessed it.
Will we get to see it…?
It would have to be icky drama. It couldn’t be normal drama. Not since someone over there pulled the comedy tag.
It doesn’t have to be a comedy tag. Could be a farce tag, or a public service announcement tag, or a docu-drama tag. There are many tags to pull.
Why not the patented, but free for public use as long as you post a health warning disclaimer, Monty Python “Now For Something Completely Different” Tag?
Robin herself is pretty much a walking, talking “and now for something completely different” tag.
So Rose was a daughter of Blaine’s too? I know they are dopplegangers of the Shortpacked employees, but I didn’t think the similarities went that far.
Ohhh. I thought that was Ruth, and I was really confused.
Me too… was even gonna comment on her!
OH MY GOD MIKE YOU ARE MY FAVORITE. AHAHAAHAHA. XD
Mike’s got the right idea.
Fucking MikeI just died
“Fucking Mike I just died” – you know how this can, no, has to be read?
(Congratulations on that behalf, you lived the dream of many Shortpacked! readers.)
And it only costs you a Nickle and maybe a femur.
So much…mood whiplash…
Hopefully, we’ll see Mike later at the grave site installing the dance floro and urinal…
Floor… stupid fat fingers.
The fingers you have dialed with
Are too fat
To obtain a special dialing wand
Please mash in all the keys at once now.
In the background, is that redhead one of those employees in the awesome store across the street? The one who might be related to Amber/Faz?
I must also note that Faz is a lot more sympathetic when he’s not talking.
Yep. That’s Rose, Amber’s mirror. Can Zaph from McAwesome’s be far behind?
Yeah, the last two strips have made me more sympathetic to Faz than I’ve ever been…and he has no lines in either of them.
It seems the sympathy he gets as a character is inversely proportional to the amount he talks. I’m sure he has a chart to explain it. Except his chart would probably include crudely drawn genitalia.
Nah, I’m rather sure the chart would speak for itself.
It will probably have to do with the brain-penis-blood ratio.
Do you think he has “I Am Arrgh” doing the more (sic) professional presentations for him?
I feel bad. For FAZ. What the hell?
It’s kinda sweet in a weird way that Faz get’s to a chance to see his father at least once even if he is well, dead. Mike is awesome as always even in the background. And Mike’s coworker Rose is there too, so maybe this funeral will turn into a half-sibling meeting/ family reunion.
Burial or cremation?
Mike will see to it that it’s cremation, eventually.
The ashes will be used to scour Shortpacked’s urinals for years to come.
Faz can meet the family at the wake, but first the have to stop by Jerk In The Box.
Jerk in the box? What’s wrong with tube socks?
Oh my god I’m so sorry.
Everybody give him a big hand.
Be sure to wash after . . . .
Wait, is Mike cosplaying as David Willis?
My first thought was he was cosplaying as Joe.
Great, now I want Willis to start wearing party hats as part of his public attire.
It will make him stand out at cons.
It says something about the comic that this arc, to me, is the weirdest one yet.
I love Mike’s outfit. You can really see some of what Amber sees in him here – he’s doing what she wants to do. I wouldn’t be surprised if the party hat was her idea.
And it’s okay to cry, Amber. Controlling asshole or not, he was still dad. We’ve seen bits and pieces that weren’t all bad.
WE have? I doubt it. But she must’ve at some point.
Mikes atire seems oddly… appropriate i am going to go with that word.
Also Mikes initiative has inspired me to mandate that everyone who attends my eventual funeral has to wear Hawaiian shirts or a pointy party hat, but no velvet gloves or sideways hats!
Better yet, request that everyone wear a superhero costume. That way, it’ll look like one of those sad funeral scenes from a crossover comicbook! Just hope it doesn’t look like Booster Gold’s…
Yes. I WILL do this. Everyone at my funeral MUST wear a Hawaiian shirt. I cannot stress how serious I am right now.
…And a fez!
is that Ruth in the background of panel 4?
Nope. Rose, from McAwesome’s.
It’s Rose, Amber’s McAwesome’s Doppelganger.
So I’m guessing the two of the are related. Is she another of Blaine’s kids? And if so, how did she know he was her dad? And if she knew he was her dad, did she know Amber was her sister? Why wouldn’t she tell her? Or Mike, since she works with him as well?
And wasn’t she a member of Semme at one point? Did she know Robin and Mike as well (she knows Mike now of course, him working at McAwesomes)?
Argh, too many questions!
If? When? Why? What?
How much have YOU got?
Have you got it? Can you get it? If so, how often?
And which do you choose?–The hard or soft option?–Pet Shop Boys
Rose never worked for SEMME.
Right, I was thinking of Agatha.
You might be thinking of Agatha; from memory, she was the only SEMME I saw at McAwesomes.
Is it just me, or is Faz getting paler with each panel?
I find it odd that Faz has been quiet the whole time.
I’m surprised she even went! However, I give it to her because that might mean she’s learned to forgive and forget or went to make sure he’s really dead and wasn’t hit by a truck (like she had imagined).
Holy shit. If Rose’s dad is Blaine, that makes two bespectacled redheads with cheating douchebag fathers.
is that ruth in the backround
Nope, Rose. Amber’s McAwesome’s counterpart.
Mike doesn’t need any lines to be the best character in the strip.
Well, we know for sure now that he is dead.
And why is red head Rose here?
She might want to put a stake through his heart, cut off his head and stuff it with garlic just to make sure.
Ruth?! What?! Isn’t she supposed to be dead?
And it Mike for the WIN!!!!!!!
Having been in a similar position to Amber’s [a person I hated and yet was so tied to I mourned his passing]: I wonder if she is not crying for her father. I think she’s crying for Faz.
Can we just stuff Ninja Rick into the coffin and pretend like he’s dead to and maybe accidently bury him?
Faz in Panel 2: ‘Huh. My penis has fallen out of my trousers.’
Faz in Panel 3: ‘Should probably do something about that.’
Faz in Panel 4: ‘But wouldn’t fumbling my hands around there just call attention to it?’
Faz in Panel 5: ‘Might as well leave it out and let events unfold as they will.’
I heart Mike.
“manipulating my tear ducts from beyond the grave” best thing ever.
Faz is… taking this rather badly, I think. but… it’s faz. so I don’t care!
I liked Mike’s funeral outfit.
Before this storyline, a comic starring Faz entitled “Visitation” would probably have quite different content.
I seriously thought this was all going to end with Amber’s dad having faked his own death and then show up at her wedding or when her baby was born or something.
Amber should get together all of her siblings and have a coffee morning or something.
And Mike, I salute you, you magnificent arsehole.
I gotta tell you, I’m looking forward to seeing what Amber and Faz’s relationship will be, now that they’re both aware of the fact they’re half-siblings.
And like everyone else, I LOVE Mike’s outfit in the background.
Because these things annoy me, a PSA.
To anyone who’s wondering why Ruth is in the background, please read this comic’s tags.
To anyone who’s wondering why Rose is in the background, please read this comic again.
you see. amber’s father was also a sorcerer. and had dominion over her tear ducts.
Details full of win: Mike’s pink vest, Amber’s sleepy-baby-mouse eyes without her glasses, and Faz’s sheer I-am-actually-a-statue immobility. The light’s moving more than him.
Bad week for the Ambers. (
1) Although is was hinted that Rose may be Amber’s half-sister (hence her presence at the funeral), what if Mike is dating/engaged to/having sex with Rose? After all, McAwesome’s is the parallel universe to Shortpacked!
2) While I’m one of those who does not like she-who-will-not-be-named* (mostly because she’s too realistic and like people I know IRL) . . . similar to Mike, Faz is over-the-top enough that I like him as a fictional character. So I feel really sad for Faz.
*Not trying de-rail the subject or start any HateDom threads, honest.
Ah Mike, always the one to bring the fun in funeral.
Ah Mike, the life of the party.
Oh, God… aren’t Rose and Zaph a couple?
Well… it wasn’t stated, but it was implied right?
I hope this situation is…explored further.
To be honest I am surprised he is actually getting a dignified funeral… so… who is paying for it? Aunt Molly?
first i ever have seen faz speechless and somber. and amber even though the guy was an ass is crying because he was her father and mourning any way. and hope we get to see how faz reacted to learning he and amber are sibs.
You’re killing me with all the sad Faz . . . although the Mike in the background is helping XDDD
My dad is an assh0le too, but I am sure I’ll be really sad when he passes.
I essentially had Amber’s father, and although mine’s still alive (so I don’t know how I’ll react when the time comes) I find it hard to believe she’d cry at his funeral. I’d probably have to be restrained from dancing on the coffin.
But then, Amber’s probably less dead-insidey than I am. =/
you may cry cause you didn’t get one good hard nut shot in before he croaked
did Amber tell Rose from McAwesome’s the truth or is she there for another reason
Mike is awesome
Considering how I feel about My child-molesting step-father, Mike has the right idea!
I agree completely that Faz is surprisingly quiet and sympathetic here. It really is amazing how much more sympathy you have when he doesn’t speak.
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