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April 3, 2008

#165 Hair, Makeup, Manicures, Parasites, and Sacrifices


Nooooooooo! Lance! Not the hair! I loved the hair! I loved drawing it.

(Not that I make these appearance choices for anything but the most solid of plot reasons.)

Somehow Eskimo manages to make makeover towels, face goop and cucumber eyes look badass.

PICKERING: Why are you growing it out?
LANCE: Reasons. Fashion reasons.
PICKERING: This is a conservative crowd. You can’t go in there looking like a pretty, pretty girl. Who is blind. Which reminds me–no sunglasses indoors.
LANCE: I need them.
PICKERING: What on earth f–fashion reasons, right. I’ll make you a deal. The hair or the sunglasses.
Lance looks horrified.
He imagines standing in Leggy Peggy’s hospital room with long, beautiful hair: “How do you like me now?”
Reflected in his sunglasses, we see Pickering’s face.
PICKERING: Redcloud. Redcloud! Snap out of it!
Lance and Pickering face each other for a long moment.
PICKERING: Do you need me to flip you a coin?
LANCE (grimly): I’ve made my choice.
Eskimo gets a facial and a manicure.
Hands hold sunglasses.
Lance folds them closed in his lap.
Hair cuttings tumble.

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    Whoa–blindsided by continuity!

    Comment by Allie — April 3, 2008 @ 8:28 am

    Eskimo looks scary with cucumber eyes. I wonder what the people Higgins is trying to impress will think of her facial scars.

    Comment by Matt — April 3, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    I can’t really answer questions about the future without spoiling you, but in this case I’ll admit that it doesn’t really come up. I guess it’s not polite to discuss it.

    Comment by Laura — April 3, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

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Lance and Eskimo, written & drawn by Laura Hughes. Webcomic 2007-present; stories & characters developed 1998-present. Come for the surreal parody, lovable scamps, and persistent homoeroticism, stay for the passing flashes of quality!

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