Comic 36 - Meanwhile, on the beach…
18th Oct 2021, 8:00 AM in Dunestock
Meanwhile, on the beach…
Transcript Panel 1: On the beach, a ticketing gate has been built up. Nude, swimsuited and fully-clothed beach goers are lining up to buy tickets.
In the crowd are Tess and Abby, nude but with purses. Abby's purse is very fluffy.
Tess: You're gonna love this! First festival since the pandemic!

Panel 2:
Abby: "Come as you are," it says. But we have to bring cell phones?
Tess: Yeah, it's the rules. You still need to show a QR code to prove you're vaccinated.

Panel 3:
Abby digs in her purse
Abby: Oh yeah, that. Phone, phone…

Panel 4:
Abby pulls out her phone. It's a weird-looking, organic contraption.
Tess: In your case, maybe I'd use the yellow card.

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Author Notes:
ReinderDijkhuis edit delete
Look who's here! The main cameos here are Tess and Abby from Tess Durban*. Abby hasn't actually appeared in that comic yet - the story in which she makes her debut has been written but I got stuck on the art a year ago. I haven't forgotten about this comic though, and will try to resume it before the end of the year. Why Abby's 'phone' would look like that will also become clear in the story.
We also see that Tess has been working out a bit. A lot, really.
Tess won't be the only character from *Tess Durban* to make an appearance here.
Other cameo: Jackie Burton, a Watamote fanfic character from reader James Chapman.
The whole discussion about QR codes and vaccination may be a little too explain-y, at least today. We all know about these requirements that we've had to to live with in 2020 and 2021, right? But I plan to keep these comics up for a long time and they still need to be comprehensible to someone reading them five years or more down the line.
User comments:
burstlion edit delete reply
OOOH! So this cameo for Abby is kind of her published comics debut? That's cool! And oh jeepers, that is quite the phone XD

Nice work on another fun page!
ReinderDijkhuis edit delete reply
The only in-comic art that Abby has appeared on is the cover for the "The Natural World" storyline, which promptly got stalled while I tried to draw Page 1. I really want to get back to it and get it running at a steady clip but it's been really hard to combine Greyfriar's Isle with literally anything.