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MuggleMike 4/21/2011, 7:00 AM edit delete
This is the first strip that Doug and I created. The one that started it all. I sent him the idea and script way back on February 1st. One day later he sent me this strip. The hardest thing about making this one, believe it or not, was spelling "owlery" correctly. We had it spelled wrong for over a month before we realized our mistake. Then, as it was being finalized, we spelled it wrong in the title of the comic. Even though it was spelled correctly on the sign :P

If I ever became a wizard, I think I'd still take my cell phone...and playstation...and computer. What? Don't judge me. How else am I going to play Portal 2?


Xenocartographer 4/21/2011, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
But in Harry Potter canon, large amounts of magic interfere with complex electronics.
Linden 4/21/2011, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Unless they're magic cell phones, like wizard radios.
MuggleMike 4/21/2011, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Yes..."magic" cell phones...that's it.

Actually I would say that Thornsaddle is a more progressive school and that they have spells in place that make sure magic doesn't interfere with electronics. When you think about it, what's wrong with muggle tech and magic mixing anyway?
nikolae 4/21/2011, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
In response to Mike's last comment: I firmly believe that Tesla was a wizard.
DouglasKills 4/22/2011, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
Also, to be fair, the HP books take place before 1998. I would bet that it's safe to say that most of the students, including the muggle-borns, didn't carry electronics like cell phones and laptops, which you are pretty much guaranteed to see this day-in-age in any high school.
Chris 4/22/2011, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
If you think about it since wizarding schools probably don't have a lot of wireless devices running on the same frequencies they probably get great cell phone reception.
Christian 4/26/2011, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Great work guys!
My only troll comment is that owls don't have beaks that long :P Otherwise, can't wait for more from you two :)
DouglasKills 4/26/2011, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
@christian - http://www.boneroom.com/casts/images_vap/Birds/vap_bowlskele_small.jpg

According to this picture of a barn owl skeleton, YUH HUH! ;) I did my research dangit.
Christian 4/26/2011, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Then I'm confused. I've never seen a owl with a long beak. They must hide it behind a ton of face fur or somethin'!
J 5/9/2011, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Mr Belsole, for making fun of this horrible act of cruelty to beautiful animals, I'll have your playstation, computer, phone, mp3 player, tv, dvd player, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven (no more cooking!), comic books, bed, all your socks and pants, and pretty much ALL your possessions and your house evaporated. So I hope you still find this comic amusing when you're sitting on a rock on the desert like Mal Reynolds.
MuggleMike 5/11/2011, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
@J: If it gets me any closer to being Captain Tight Pants, I'm all for it.
Adina 11/1/2014, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Ha! I love Harry Potter, but the school system is awful. I'll keep reading this for sure.
MuggleMike 1/2/2015, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! The comic has been on an extended hiatus for a while, but it's all still there for people to (apparently) discover for the first time which is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to comment!