Dirk impresses us with character growth and then gives us some more of the bad boy we all know and love. Hey, at least he’s consistent.

Fun fact: Loyal readers of this comic have probably noticed that Dirk’s lineart has changed. This is because I realized that I will be drawing him in his more complicated and time-consuming form more often than not, and therefore wanted to make my life a little bit easier.

Also, you don’t know how much I wanted to have Dirk curse in the last panel. I was tempted to replace “jerks” with a creative grawlix.

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For this week’s hiatus art, we see what it would look like if the Chrisville Theater Society performed The Play That Goes Wrong.

Fun facts: Last week, I saw an off-Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong and had an amazing time. I had already binged and re-watched Mischief’s television program The Goes Wrong Show, so having a front row experience with one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen was more than enough to make me imagine the residents of Chrisville in these hilarious roles.

The trickiest bit of casting was Dirk as Robert and Leo as Chris. For The Play That Goes Wrong, I can actually see them alternating these roles. This is different with other Mischief projects. For The Goes Wrong Show, I always imagine Dirk as Robert and Leo as Chris. For Peter Pan Goes Wrong (the TV special version), it’s the other way around.

Finally, this image is, of course, based on the official poster for
The Play That Goes Wrong.

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How much can a person change before they’re a different person entirely? Is the desire not to change simply the will to survive?

Fun facts: To anyone who’s wondering why there’s suddenly a Scottish bear in Chrisville, he isn’t new. That’s Jamie McBear, who made a brief appearance in this comic. This is, however, his first time speaking. Writing accents phonetically is super tricky, so I didn’t try to spell out every single sound that Jamie’s making. I just did enough so that it’s close to the way it sounds in my head, and will encourage the reader to fill in the blanks. Any mistakes can be explained through Chris (and me) being American, and therefore not being skilled when it comes to writing dialogue in other accents.

Also, to any eagle-eyed viewers who noticed that Dirk’s shirt is now different from how it was at the start of this memory…. I only noticed halfway through drawing this and had no TIME to fix it, so. Enjoy the new shirt.

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This took me forever to finish and I’ve been working on it nonstop for a few weeks now. I wanted this done for his birthday, but looks like I made it in time for Christmas. I drew all of @thescarletpaperback ‘s OCs…or at least the ones with a visual reference.

I just want him to know how wonderful his stories and characters are and how much they make my heart happy. You inspire me daily and I hope you never quit creating beautiful, wonderful worlds.

So many Softboy characters! Thanks again for this absolutely beautiful artwork. I’m always so grateful to have your love and support.