Comic 190

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Beaver and Steve watching the sun.

Link: Comic 190

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: Hip-hip-hip-hooray

Date: June 16, 2006

Summary: Steve decides to look into the sun and Beaver doesn't apporove.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Count Dracula, Sun, Owl

Onomatopoeias used: "JUGGLE", "HOOT? / HOOT!", "DANCE!", "CAPER!", "BOK!"

"Fin" style: Written on the sun.

Number of panels: 6


Panel 1

Beaver walks up to Steve, who is staring at something.
Beaver: "Hey Steve! What are you looking at?"
Steve: "The Sun."

Panel 2

Beaver: "Now Steve, how many times do I have to tell you: NEVER look directly at the Sun!..."

Panel 3

Beaver and Steve are still staring at the Sun, who is actually much smaller and tapdancing on their bookshelf.
The Sun is JUGGLE'ing a pair of scissors, a shoe, an owl (who HOOT?'s) and a skull while DANCE!'ing and CAPER!'ing.
The books on the shelf are titled "Generic Book," "How to Fill a Shelf," "Generic Book vol. 2,", "Scenery" and "A Shoeful of Trouble".
Beaver: "...You'll only encourage him"
Sun: "Doot! Doot!" Sun: "Look at me! look at me!"

Panel 4

Beaver and Steve walk away from the Sun, who is now standing on the shelf sadly.
Beaver: "Just ignore him Steve, and I'm sure he'll go away"

Panel 5

Beaver and Steve are standing looking positive.

Panel 6

There is a resounding BOK! when Beaver gets hit in the head with The Owl (presumably thrown by the Sun). The Owl HOOT!'s.
Sun: "Doot!"
Beaver: "Hey!"

Fun Facts

  • This is the last Jamesian comic before the Great Hiatus, including the 200th comic. :(


  • Dracula was trapped in a glass by Steve in Comic 80. He has broken out from it before, as shown in Comic 141 and Comic 142, after which he was turned into a pile of dust instead of getting trapped. But... ixnay on the ontinuity-cay!
  • The owl bears a striking resemblance to one of Steve's Three Judges
  • The skull is reminiscent of the skull in Steve's voodoo kit in Comic 105.


I'm not sure if the sun hitting beaver on the head with an owl really qualifies as a punchline, but that's all you're getting for now. I should have called it quits after the first 3 panels.

Next monday my holiday begins, so I won't be drawing any comics for the next two weeks. But before you put that gun to your head let me tell you that I have rounded up some of the best webcomic creators out there and, by a careful combination of flattery and blackmail, have persuaded them to draw guest strips for me. I kind of forgot I only update twice a week and went a little over the top, so there is going to be a new guest strip up every single day! Make sure you don't miss any!

Oh, and if the subliminal advertising in this strip has successfully persuaded you to buy the book you will probably want to click here. You can leave a review on the Amazon page once you've read it too.

- James 16 Jun 2006

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