June 15th, 2010


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Discussion (26)¬

  1. matt d says:

    I think I just made a little “sqeee!” noise. But in a super manly way.

  2. Sondre says:

    Moooom! Are we there yet? How about now? Or now?

  3. Robin Bobcat says:

    I love the subtle interplay of body language here…
    “Dude, you know that’s our cultural heritage we’re talking here, right?”
    “Yeah, I know, but come ON. You know how annoying it is to catch those damn things..”

  4. Valerian says:

    How about now? 🙂 Second! – And vote! http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10180/default.aspx

  5. ottertee says:

    I have a question that doesn’t go here, but I don’t know where else to ask it. I’ve been rereading Digger and have noticed that the tusks on the statue of Ganesh vary. Sometimes both are whole, sometimes the right one is broken, sometimes the left one is broken.

    What is this about?

  6. Rags says:

    Play nice now, don’t make Ursula stop this comic and come back there.

  7. Niall says:

    And now the skins are back with typewriter font. 🙂

  8. Emma says:

    Indeed, they are stupid bugs.

  9. abb3w says:

    You would rather have to be trying to catch smart bugs?

  10. Hawk says:

    Tell them skins to play a game of I Spy before Digger turns this mission around…! hehe

  11. I believe the price at which the skins will help has been set. No more bugs. I want to know more about the worrrrd that Boneclaw is having with Jhalm.

  12. Exindiv says:

    To answer ottertree’s question about the tusks on the statue of Ganesh: Perhaps it is a trick of perspective? Perhaps it is a bit of symbolism displaying the mood or intent of the statue? Perhaps it’s the janitorial staff removing the tusks for shining and repair? Perhaps this is all just an delusion in the over rout brain of a talking wombat? Perhaps it’s a talking statue and the ever changing state of its tusks are the least of our problems? On the bright side, it doesn’t degrade the look and feel of the comic.

  13. JewelWolf says:

    I never noticed Ganesh’s tusks changing like that. I don’t know know why Ursula would do that. It had to have been intentional, right?

  14. Hebi R. says:

    Ur-sa-la! The skin lizards keep LOOKING at me! Make them stop! Are we there yet?

    I never noticed the tusk thing. Now I am going to have to go back and look at them all over again! *SarcasmMode* Oh, how very horrid a task! Honestly, I think i need to anyway just to help me get through the suspense.
    On a completely unrelated note, it is strange, but i find that the willingness to gather bugs for purple ink shows how devoted the skin lizards are to their worship practice than the fact that they are wiling to use the skins of sentient beings to write on. Possible because catching creepy-crawlies seems…icky.

    Are we there yet?

  15. Madam Atom says:

    Is Angry Skin glaring at Shifty-Eyed Skin? “How dare you disparage the labor we undertook to perform our most holy work!”

    Tusks: Might be symbolism, might be artist error, might be a function of the ever-changing nature of gods. I don’t have time to go back and puzzle over them. If anyone does, let us know what you come up with. 🙂

  16. BronzeGolem says:

    Hurray I have finally caught up! Oh no, now i’lll have to wait for new one to comes like everyone else! Nooooo! Having to wait for new Doctor Who episodes is bad enough now i have to add to that waiting for digger?! It’s a good thing I have some dinosaur bones waiting for me at work or I would go insane.

    Since I have never said it yet, I think it’s my time to praise Ursula too. Ursula, you are extremely, extremely gifted, truly Neil Gaiman and Leonardo Da Vinci all rolled into one. Thank you ever so much for making this comic, it’s one of those things that make life an awe some (misspell intentional, in keeping with the original significance of the word) place to be.
    If you’re ever stuck on ideas for a new evil thingy to terrorise our favourite characters, I’ve been creating monsters since the fifth grade (so about 14 years ago), and they could use a good home

  17. The Occupant says:

    And now we got to wait until next Thrursday. Augh!

  18. Meteorfire says:

    Ten bucks says the tusk thing is an important plot point.

  19. JewelWolf says:

    Meteorfire, I will take you up on that bet. I don’t think they have anything with the story.

  20. @Meteorfire and JewelWolf

    I’m not willing to stake money, but I wouldn’t put it past someone like Ursula as detailed as she is to make it something important. It’s like with Jim Butcher’s Dresden series. He does a great job with creating characters. In his books a guy that you never see again but once who is walking down the street is given a pretty thorougy discription. To the point that the reader doesn’t know if that’s just cool story telling or if we’ll need to remember that later on. Similarly Ursula has so much detail in all her art work, you’ve got to think that everything has an ultimate purpose. Ursula doesn’t draw throw away characters. Even the temple rats are amazingly cool.

  21. Clay Campbell esq says:

    I’ve finally cought up in the arkives just in time for thebig through down.

  22. Catmom says:

    “Details make perfection, and perfection is no Detail!” – I think I remember this from Mies Van Der Rohe. I love the level of detail and attention to the little things that make this a GREAT read. I can’t wait to find out why the statues tusks change; I noticed it as well, and chalked it up to some sort of changes of expression or levels of belief affecting the outer aspect of the statue.

    Can’t wait to find out the answer myself, Ottertee!

  23. ottertee says:

    Update on the statue and his tusk. Apparently Ganesh broke his right tusk. There are various stories about how this happened — this is Hindu mythology, not Ms. Vernon.

    However, it doesn’t explain why the stutue’s tusks are sometimes whole and why sometimes it’s the left tusk.

    I must do a detailed re-examination of the statue’s depictions.

  24. Sage says:

    Is anybody else having problems with the comic and its buttons aligning to the “Hand-Masker” ad?

    Everything’s shifted to the left and fitted to a column the same width as the ad… It’s impossible to read the comic now. 🙁

  25. TekServer says:

    Commencing archive dive … completed!

    Here are links to every page where a broken tusk is visible on the Ganesh Statue (and one page where both tusks are visibly intact). The majority show the left tusk broken, which would seem to contradict the real world mythology. But who cares? After all, how important is the “real world” when dealing with mythology, anyway? 😜

  26. TekServer says:

    Posting a new link, because there were formatting issues with that one:

    Ganesh Broken Tusks