I originally wrote a version of this Tin Man gag for Phineas and Ferb but it was rejected for being too dark (imagine that)! In the Phineas and Ferb gag the Dorothy character un-rusts the Tin Man who immediately goes to chop down a sentient tree that screams in terror at her, “Why did you oil him? He’s trying to chop me down! Help!” I didn’t have time to establish the tress in this four-panel comic so I drew the Tin Man axing two munchkins in the skull. I also gave the Tin Man a reason for his cruelty: he has no heart.
The lettering style for the title is called “Feisty McShitty” and I found it in Crap Hound #5, Sean Tejaratchi’s excellent clip art magazine/project.
Nuzzle returns with his first 4-panel comic strip in a long time. There’s no reason for Nuzzle to ever straighten out his life as long as there’s laugh to be had. Nuzzle is probably my most consistently irresponsible character. It’s really bad that I make jokes about a heroin junkie – but in Underworld anything