well someone’s got to nag him about smoking. Both parents gone, it’s left up to Orville.
lol that zombie
…appearance? He does look kind of jaundiced.
Either jaundiced or… whatever the appropriate word for green skin would be. (Orcdice? Vertdice? heh)
Seems like, considering how old Oppa was supposed to be when our fearless hero was younger, perhaps he’s running a few treatments on himself to ensure he stays spry throughout his old age, wa?
Dewdiced, I’d say. That shade of green indicates a pretty unhealthy Mountain Dew habit.
Mtn Dew is yellow; they just put it in green bottles because otherwise nobody would drink it. Could be Mello Yello, though, which actually is green. Melldiced?
Chlorosis, the green-ing of the skin.
According to Wicked, it’s vertigris.
Huh… Compared to earlier chapters, he’s starting to look his actual (younger-looking) age.
Also, that spore-zombie is better with bowties than I am. Very impressive, zombie. >.>
Doc is so happy about smoking. Look at all those flowers of happiness!
Also, no joke, I saw the spitting image of Doc in downtown today. Uncanny.
Red eyes and all? XD
Y U NO TAKE FOTO??? I am disappoint. Want to see spitting image doc
That zombie seems to like Opa ENTIRELY too much.
Happy zombie servants are the best.
Wait, by appearance does he mean how his skin is sort of tinged green?
Is he turning into a fungus zombie too or something???
It’s good to have a bow-tie-tyin’ zombie around.
Ooh! Very nice, showing off the eyes for the first time. Creepy bright yellow and green! I really like how you used the slow progression of the light change to reveal how different’y colored he is now.
No, there was a page several pages ago where we could see Opa’s eyes behind the glasses, to they were not just tinted yellow by the yellow glasses, but actually yellow. Oh, and GLOWING, too.
Now, those glasses looked definitely more yellowish in previous pages. On this page, they look orange, more like the bowtie. Might be the darker lighting, now that Opa is no longer standing in the lab’s bright spotlights?
I love Opa Schtein’s colour choice: a lilac shirt with orange-brown bowtie and suspenders. Very nice, and it suits him.
It also reminds me of what I read about the colour choices in the Watchmen comic: That prior to it, superhero comics had always used prime colors (red, blue, yellow) for heroes, while secondary colours were often used for villains: Green was on the fence, might be used for both heroes and villains (you have the Riddler, but also Green Arrow and Green Lantern), but colours like orange and violet/lilac were rare and “quirky” and thus used mainly for villains (i.e. the Joker). One reason was that back in 1940s onwards, primary colours were easier to print, while secondary colours had to be mixed. Even patches of black were often printed as a dark blue (i.e. superman’s hair) except for the outlines, because what’s shading in old pulp magazines?
Ron Moore deliberately broke with that tradition in the Watchmen comic by putting in secondary colours in the colour scheme, not just on the costumes but also in the background scenery, and the movie replicated that.
Addendum: orange, violet and turquoise. (I forgot turquoise.)
I can’t think of any superhero or -villain who had a brown or grey costume. Perhaps because of the negative connotations of “brown shirts”.
O: I just learned things!
Thank you, I didn’t know this. Although, looking at my older comics, the blue instead of black was always pretty funny. (:
Oh man, I couldn’t sleep, so I just got caught up on the comic. I am so happy with all the German!
panel 4 gives me so much WAFF
whenever I go to the homepage if this comic, the page displayed is always page 21. I just wanted to call attention to this, and ask if anyone else is having the same problem.
I have a cache plugin on because without it the amount of traffic I get crashes my server. Have you tried refreshing the page?
huh. I clicked on the banner, I used my bookmark, and I typed the url into the searchbar. it always took me to page 21. then I clicked refresh, and it worked. computers are weird.
Doc just looks so happy about that cigarette.
Reminds me of an aunt I have. She’s been a U.S. citizen for decades now, but she was recently keeping German company (she’s German-born herself) and while she was conversing with us after he left, she lapsed back into German halfway through her conversation with us. It was the most curious thing- she wasn’t even aware she’d done it until we mentioned it to her.
Can I just say I loove docs face in the eighth panel? The expression and shading are just sublime! :O
aw thanks. I’ve switched to a method of shading that allows me to show more… uhhhh detail I guess in surfaces but without sacrificing speed. Also it’s fun.
ah gosh String Theory is my favorite webcomic because no matter how long I go without reading it, I can always get right back into the story instantly. Your characters are so interesting, and the atmosphere of your art is so immersive wow
this is easily my favorite webcomic <3
Oh, Opa, you didn’t think you could tweak your descendant into any kind of form you liked AND also get rid of any inherited tendencies to chemical excess did you?? How optimistic!
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