Hank is the giraffe? I am so confused.
For a second I thought it was Beast Wars Neo Longrack…
That might cause some issues with seeing while riding.
WAY TO GO, WALKERTON.
Well…giraffe. Why not?
GASP! Is there a full moon going on? Did she drink X-Tra Strength Hair Tonic?
IS SHE SECRETLY A RABID WOLVERINE???
She has wolverine’s original planned backstory, the one where he isn’t a mutated person, but actually a mutated Wolverine.
Is she secretly a descendant of Samson? That’d explain both her spectacular badassness and why she doesn’t cut her hugely inconvenient hair.
With the pace here? She hasn’t even rinsed her cooter yet!
Who the hell is Hank?
There’s a giraffe?
Perhaps a hank of hair.
A hank a’ hank a’ burnin’ love.
Hank is Joyce’s dad
Joyce’s dad is a giraffe? No wonder she’s so messed up.
Needing to live up to such lofty expectations.
Also thought her that premarital necking is wrong.
thought = taught
Damn Christian girraffes!
And the tag is changed on me… So much for my attempt at sluthing.
Hank is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant
Also kosher to eat if your shochet can find the right place on the neck to slit.
I would have thoght that as long as you cut the jugular, that wouldn’t matter, but who wants to have to get on a step-ladder just to slit some creature’s throat anyhow?
I come back to this thread an hour later to find that Willis has changed ‘Hank’ to ‘Hank the Giraffe’.
Real Answer: Hank the Giraffe is an advocate of safe partying at Indianna University. He has a twitter account: https://twitter.com/HankatIU
I went to that twitter, saw that the giraffe was named Hank, then saw that the Red Panda was named Rusty, and guffawed. I bet there’s a red fox named Dean on the premises, or perhaps a Malcolm in the butterfly rooms.
There should also be a badger named Brock.
As a Nerdfighter I feel it’s important to answer that question with this
Excellent follow up to yesterday.
Are you saying Sal’s tear ducts produce hair?
Are you implying Sal is capable of crying?
Now I am! 😀
Is this a new meme forming?
This reminds me of Pirates of Dark Water somehow.
I feel very old all of a sudden.
I always assumed Marcie was silent/used sign language because she was deaf, and she would read lips to communicate. Is she just mute?
She is only mute.
Is it so very wrong that I assumed it was a “Catcher in the Rye” thing?
Catcher in the Rye thing?
“I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn’t have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something, they’d have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They’d get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I’d be through with having conversations for the rest of my life. Everybody’d think I was just a poor deaf-mute bastard and they’d leave me alone.”
ahh, useful! I was coming down with the same question. In hindsight I guess ‘why we never see Sal signing, but I always figured Marcie was lipreading (no small task).
I know I’m late, but I’m so glad I found this. It’s been driving me crazy as to whether Marcie is Deaf and we just don’t see Sal sign a lot to her, whether she’s Deaf and lip reads, whether she’s deaf or hard of hearing enough that she can hear most conversations, but prefers not to voice or what.
Every scenario had elements within the comic that were off and suggested that wasn’t quite it. When I first stumbled upon this comic (yup. I’m one of those weirdos that started with DoA. And only quite recently too.) I just assumed the little details that were off were a result of the artist not knowing these subtle things about Deaf culture and Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing people, but now that I’ve read all of DoA to date almost twice, all of Shortpacked, and a bit of Walky I know that just cant be the case.
Willis, you are delightfully thorough even when it comes to little-known cultures or even randoms that you could get by with not worrying about the details. It’s one of the many, many things I love about your comics.
But, knowing that I was back to being completely confused and completely frustrated by what Marcie’s story might be. So, even though I’d love to know more about Marcie, for now I feel satiated with this little piece of informations.
Nothing that can’t be fixed with some mouse , but oh well it’s her hair not mine even if it looks kinda similar.
How much of a mouse? If a whole one, it would probably tangle things up worse as it crawls around. If part of one… well I don’t see that helping much…
A rat a day keeps the split-ends away. 😛
Just the antlers.
Exactly what kind of mouse are we talking about here?
They couldn’t find a mouse, so they went for a giraffe instead. This does not end well for Hank, I’m afraid.
she cold get a temple mouse like those in digger and ask it to help styling it 😛
Well she won’t have to worry about it later.
Just like the saying goes ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’
Having finally consumed the host organism, Sal’s hairdo dons a motorcycle helmet to conceal its true, horrifying form.
That reminds me of howif the Medusa from Modest Medusa live long enough, their ‘hair’ will adsorb the medusa’s body.
I knew I was forgetting a webcomic! Since my computer bluescreened into oblivion, I lost my list of bookmarks. Thank you!
I must thank you. I didn’t know about Modest Medusa. I lost twenty or so minutes just clicking through from the beginning.
Yeah it’s a pretty good webcomic, slowly going from a gag a day to a serious more interesting story line.
New webcomic to read! Yay!
It has been known to turn men to stone. It made Jason ROCK HARD.
Sal’s hair deserves its own tag.
Jason’s secret fetish: Cousin It. It’s why he and Penny didn’t last.
Sal is a Parasect?
I haven’t seen a giraffe in a school series since School Rumble.
This schools not anime enough. Needs more toast in mouth.
Sal has expressive hair almost like Tenma, so all it needs is comic misunderstandings and tsunderes… wait….
What about Clone High?
“There is NO RULE that says a giraffe can’t play football!”
First Helmet I have ever seen with a moustache and eyebrows.
why is the giraffe apparently urinating from the center of its chest?
I found a picture of the real thing, it’s actually chained down.
(But I thought that it was poo before realizing it must be a fake giraffe)
Thank you! I was wondering what that was
Sal, ugly hair is nothing to be ashamed of, lots of characters suffer from it.
Unlike Mike, who suffers from the very similar, Stupid Hair.
It’s not stupid hair, it’s Escher hair.
His Hair Is a Friggin’ Escher Print.
She’s a Fabulous Furry Freak Brother!
So Hank the Giraffe is a local Indiana thing? Any story behind it?
You can follow him on Twitter!
He tends to advocate safe partying practices.
He must be using a special kind of PC to be able to twitter at all.
At least Sal’s hair is immune to ‘helmut hair’.
So, is Marcie actually mute or is it just a character trait?
She’s mute in the same way that Link from Zelda is.
So you’re saying she isn’t mute then? Cause Link can talk, he just doesn’t.
He does, we just don’t see/hear it.
She just grunts and hollers inarticulately a lot?
Well, excUUUUse me, Mongoose!
Wait, so can the girl signing hear? Did I miss that?
She’s not deaf, just mute.
Marcie can hear but not speak. I don’t think it’s been spelled out explicitly in the comic, but she doesn’t seem to have any trouble understanding what people are saying when she can’t see their mouths, and Willis has confirmed it.
Why would you assume she’s deaf? Sal’s spoken to her in every appearance.
If she was deaf, she might also be a very talented lipreader.
A rare instance of reverse helmet-hair.
What’s a giraffe?
It’s what my parents call each other.
Also, a mammal with a neck that must be terrible to throw up through.
They use their necks to blugeon each other during mating season.
Nothing says kinky sex like beating someone to death with your neck.
I think it’s actually for when the males are fighting over a female.
There are videos of it on youtube. They make this horrible slapping sound.
A miserable pile of secrets!
Enough talk! Have at you!
Something something mankind ill needs a savior something!
Marcie isn’t mute. She just refuses to speak so no one will recognize the voice of Amazi-Girl!
That’s my canon.
Now I’m picturing an old-school sitcom with a one apartment set and a laugh track about a bunch of single twenty-somethings who sit around shipping fictional characters called “That’s My Canon!”
I wonder if Marcie and Hank were engaging in premarital hanky… eh, nah. That would be too tall a tale.
I hope for Marcie and Sal’s sake that Hank isn’t the giraffe from Resident Evil 6.
Sal and Mike have something in common. Gravity defying hair.
A giraffe, well why not?
Hank is an aquatic, seabird, a northern aviforme, penguin analogue, now extinct. Or one -half of the Vlogbrothers.
I was gonna ask if Willis was a nerdfighter, hehe. DFTBA
I like Sal with wild hair. It helps differentiate her from the awful person she is in the other timeline…
Shobo might have assumed that Marcie got by by reading people’s lips–something that would have been plausible in previous strips, but not in this one where Sal’s hair is wearing a helmet.
Gosh darnit, that was supposed to have been a reply to one of Timemonkey’s posts above.
‘Tis (the) awesome.
I mustache you a question.
But I will Shave it for later
Am I the only one who thinks she looks the slightest bit like a Power Ranger with that helmet on? >_>
Some say she fights aliens, others say that she can bench press a truck, but chooses not to due to a pending legal battle with Ford. All we know is, she’s called The Sal.
I’ll be the first to call it–
Hank is Amazi-Girl!! See it’s the perfect disguise; not only does he change size and gender he changes species..and from an inanimate object to a living creature!
Last one is tricky–someone needs to blink first.
Does Hank the Giraffe move around? Because in the Google images I found he seems to be in several different locations…
Yeah, he does. He likes to visit special events like orientation and such.
Is it just me, or is the giraffe… leaking?
He’s chained down because he was stolen on more than one occasion.
They make chains out of water now?
Does that mean I can be an earth bender?
Just thought I’d throw this in here in case anyone was wondering: http://streetsmart.indiana.edu/
Wait, he finds Larry the Cable Guy inspirational? Hank is now dead to me.
Isn’t this… Kind of the same joke again?
No, see, the hair is now POPPING OUT OF HER HELMET.
Also, there is a giraffe. Giraffes make things 20 times funnier. This is a fact.
I’m….I’m so confused! Save us Hank save us from the wtf!
I FEEL YOU, WALKERTON.
Way to go, Walkerton.
I didn’t notice the giraffe until I read the alt text. derp
I guess the hair signifies one thing …
Is the giraffe peeing?
This giraffe. Is it, perchance, steam powered? (Google it now, thank me later)
So today we learn … Hank’s in Hennessy?
i know that feels!
But her hair’s awesome! Why is she hiding it? Why do so many people have contempt for curly hair that sticks out everywhere? And why is it most common among people who claim to want to be attractive, when their bizarre hair-straightening ritual proves they don’t?
Sal: “Okay, I admit it. Your ride is cooler.”
Fix it! I can’t deal with Sal’s hair like this!
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