Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Introduction to Sluggy Freelance

Chapter One: Bun Bun

Fits at Shooting the Messenger posted this picture of a rabbit with a pancake on its head.

As a longtime fan of the web comic Sluggy Freelance the first thing that went through my mind was Bun-Bun. Of course if the rabbit in the picture was Bun-Bun then taking that picture would be the last thing that the photographer would do in this life. I left this thought in the comments on his blog.

Fits realized that folk might not be clued into what Sluggy was all about so he posted a daily strip. Unfortunately the strip he posted didn't feature Bun-Bun. So here is a Bun-Bun primer.

This is Bun-Bun a homicidal Miniture French Lop with a switchblade a Glock and a bad attitude.

Here is Bun-Bun in action:

As you can see Bun-Bun is able to take care of himself. The comic is very much worth reading, not only for Bun-Bun but for the other characters as well.

Torg, the web designer with a magic broadsword which has super powers, but only when fed the blood of the innocent.

Rif, genius inventor and freelance bum whose inventions, while powerful, never quite do what he intended.

Sam, the on-the-make neighbor whose life changed forever when he became a vampire.

Zoe, the communications major who now has her own radio show where she tells stories of time travel, fighting demons and aliens and visits to alternate universes, which are all true.

Gwen, the near sighted witch whose power comes from the Book of E-Ville.

Kiki, the sweet natured ferret who has "another bathroom behind the couch".

Aylee, the formerly man-eating alien.