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July 4, 2014 | Posted by: Peter
MADDY McGEE, P.I. Updates

Fancy Tuna Comics will be at ConBravo! (Hamilton, ON, Canada) from Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th. (Artist Alley table #D04)

Case 20-001 is finally closed! Before we get to the next caper, we’ve got another Big Sleep Guestravaganza starting next week with three special guest-art submissions, followed by a short break until August. But before we do that, let me share some behind-the-scenes stuff about the next case!

“There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought Of It Yet” by Panic! At The Disco (2005)

Now it’s time for the story to get a bit more flashy. Again, Britt is at the writing helm while I serve as “backseat writer” (and we’ll be swapping these seats from time to time in future chapters too, so be ready for that).

When Britt suggested this case title and initial concept, she was afraid that I wouldn’t like it. Fortunately for her, I liked A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, so we had no major problems there. That said, in the back of my mind, I thought something was still missing for our inspiration playlist. Something with a bit more class and a bit less percussion.

Weeks later, I found out about the Vitamin String Quartet.

“There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey” by Vitamin String Quartet (2007)

I linked Britt to this song as soon as I found it. We both agreed that this was the kind of tune we needed playing in our minds. The original song helped in giving us a base idea, but it was this cover that inspired the mood we wanted to create in the setting: simple, mysterious, and rich without being as busy. Less “theatre rock,” and more…”a small string section that Jet would insist on having at the show because they would do requests.”

…Jet’s possibly a Millennial, in case you couldn’t tell.

This chapter’s probably going to read a lot quicker than the previous ones—likely because it’ll be half the size as one of the previous ones—but I think you guys’ll have a blast reading it.

Oh! And of course, a happy 4th of July to our U.S. neighbours! We hope you’re all doing well!

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June 19, 2014 | Posted by: Peter
MADDY McGEE, P.I. Updates


(Fanart by Alcina Wong)

Hey, folks!

We’re one or two pages away from the end of “Sometime Around Midnight (Part 2)”! In celebration, we were wondering if any of you would like to send us some Maddy-related guest art/comics that we can feature starting on MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014.

If you would like to send us something, you can email it to peter[a] (remember to fix the [a] in there). We’ll set a deadline for FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014, to make things easy on all of you.


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March 4, 2014 | Posted by: Peter


In this month’s Fragrant Fragment, Lizzie shows that she too is skilled at driving cars just like Boom Boom and Annie.

…maybe. Enjoy!

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January 7, 2014 | Posted by: Peter


And we’re back, everyone! Lucky and I hope you folks had a good holiday season. It’s been super cold lately where we are, and apparently all the regions in North America that tend to have cold winters have been having record lows lately. Be sure to bundle up as you face these temperatures!

While Lucky and I tend to keep it low-key during New Year’s Eve, there’s always a party going on to celebrate the times we’ve had and hope to have. That said, it’s best not to overdo the partying, as this Fragrant Fragment illustrates.

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» FRAGRANT FRAGMENTS: Happy Holidays 2013!

December 3, 2013 | Posted by: Peter

Happy Holidays 2013!

As a reminder, this’ll be our last post until January, so we hope you enjoy this little gift until then. Lucky and I will be celebrating Christmas this year as usual, but however you choose to celebrate the winter holiday season, we wish you the best!

Happy Holidays, folks! We’ll see you in 2014.

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