Today’s Comic: “Looking Back”

September 29, 2008
Today’s Comic:  “Looking Back”

About this comic

Those of you that follow my exploits in World of Warcraft know what this is all about. Those who don’t, sorry about that. Indulge me this once. The comic.

41 Responses to Today’s Comic: “Looking Back”

  1. Sokkratez says:

    The links still go to your previous comic.

  2. Dustin says:

    I don’t play WoW, but that’s some beautiful stuff man.

  3. Scott says:

    Sokkratez, thx for the headsup. Fixed.

  4. Cantonkid says:

    Great mood! But this pic slightly gives me the sense that the best days of WoW are behind us somehow. Still, I am counting down the days til November’s release 🙂

  5. Samantha Jane says:

    Awwwww *hugs for Gerp and Henry*

  6. Anyolina says:

    Hm, I’ll take a guess and say Gerp and Henry are stationed in Nagrand at the moment?

  7. Blackwood says:

    Very nice pic, i love the sunrise or sundown? Whatever. I can somehow feel something in this pic.

  8. EricT says:

    Beautifully done cartoon, but a bit sad. Almost makes it seem that Gerp & Henry have seen the last of WoW for awhile. I hope this isn’t true, but if it is well hopefully see you when WotLK comes out.

  9. Mattias says:

    Awwww Henry is so cute! So Cudly gimme! I want a stuffed Henry for my baby!

  10. KenMo says:

    I look at it like a couple of friends looking at a sunset, thinking about all of the adventures they have been on together.
    A quiet time together before starting off on the next chapter of their existance (WotLK)

  11. Trebblebase says:

    Wallpaper ftw 😀

  12. Carver says:

    You play an Orc now? What happened to Dreadspine?

    (has a feeling you stopped playing Dreadspine aaaaaaages ago and I’m only now realizing this lol)

  13. WeirdTiger says:

    cool, its now my new desktop Wallpaper

  14. Aticus says:

    Is it me or does Henry look more like Tigger? Maybe it’s just the way he’s sitting. Good photo though!

    • Deepika says:

      the utilitarian hovel deitospcirn predates this house i believe. although it kinda does fit the lack of considerable house-bling inside and the outside. that bathroom would make me think less of the previous owner i must confess. i’m not sure i would wanna be caught dead jerking off into that sink.

  15. Scott says:

    Carver: Wow…you HAVE been living under a rock. 🙂

  16. TheChao says:

    my grass brush sense is tingling!

  17. Bearbutt says:

    Are Henry’s whiskers coming out of his nose?
    Oh wait, that happens when you get old.

    Awesome picture. It’s almost as if it was made as a prize giveaway, it’s so awesome!!

  18. HECTORtheTURTLE says:

    I was going to try to comment, but KenMo nailed it for me. Poor Gurp & Henry… it’s going to be a cold couple of months!
    I like that over the shoulder perspective – I know it has a name. What is it called?

  19. Telythugy says:

    I have to agree with Cantonkid and there are many times I look back on WoW and think that the better days of the game are in the past.
    I really think that the November release will be more of the same and really just that little extra power surge in the life support machine hoping to keep this game alive.
    The comic really fits in with where I have been in my life for the past few months.

  20. utahrogue says:

    very very nice

  21. Prelimar says:

    aww — does this mean you’ve decided to upgrade pets? is henry getting a rez?

  22. mercator says:

    WoW into WAR, perhaps? Warhammer seems to be finding its niche.

    I still won’t play another MMORPG. Too damned addictive.

    My extralife is grad school, and has to remain that and only that until graduation. I is colege stewdent!

    (that said I still find time a couple times a month to play, but not like the old days…)

  23. Do you ever find yourself picturing yourself in movies like the Lion King, with Henry by your side?

  24. Jim Moreno says:

    Wichdocta has many fond memories of wreaking havoc with you two throughout Stranglethorn Vale and other places. Nice art amigo!

  25. LostSoul says:

    Having played through 90% of WoW (not a big raiding guy, so most of that was not something I engaged in), that’s the feeling I got when I left WoW at the end of BC. WotLK holds nothing for me and the whiney brats that WoW now babysits just kills any appeal the game may have had at one point.

    WoW of days past, I salute and honor thee. May you rest in peace.

  26. Melanie1001 says:

    By the gods of old Scotty, that’s a beautiful comic. The colors are lush, and it emotes so much in just that one panel. Sadness, bittersweet look backward, wondering what the future holds, anticipation of more adventures. Gorgeous. *applause* *wipes away tear* just perfect.

  27. Pithius says:

    You’ve recently talked about maybe killing henry and having him come back as a spirit cat. Please tell me this isn’t an “Of mice and men” moment and you are getting ready to shoot henry in the back of the head with a crossbow. 😛

    All joking aside, this is a fantastic drawing. It actually evokes emotions and memories of my own WoW experiences. Well done.

  28. DracX says:

    This is truly great art.

    @Melanie1001 Hit the nail in the head, there.

    Scott it’s just amazing to see how a bunch of 1 and 0 can become a great part of one self, in this case, how Henry has entangle his claws to you. Keep them coming!

    @LostSoul I feel you brother. I will miss the good old days.

  29. =( You’re giving up Henry?

    You could always go the path of Child’s Play, and in order to survive an encounter you had to have a Shaman transfer him into a new body.

    Still, sad day. Awesome comic.

  30. Tokash says:

    This image gives me the impression that you’re just about done with WoW.

  31. munjey86 says:

    This is how I would picture Calvin and Hobbes if Calvin grew up and played WoW.

  32. Tokash, this came about from his desire to get new exotic pets so he can stay competitive. He mentioned on the Instance a week or two ago how he didn’t want to end his relationship with Henry, but felt like he needed to move on to the BBD, bigger better deal.

    If listening to the Instance has taught me anything, Scott is very very very far from leaving WoW. I think nothing short of Galaxy of Starcraft MMO would bring him to move on from WoW.

  33. shake says:

    love today’s comic.

  34. Gordy says:

    I quit playing WoW about two months ago, and I love the nostalgic feelings this gave me.

  35. Lucas N says:


    I started playing Shadow of the Colossus too!!!

    2 years late…

    Weird coincidence!!!


    Little traps of Synchronicity

  36. CDRaff says:

    After playing quite a bit of the PTR I am going to proclaim that you will still be using Henry a lot. The exotic pets while nice are not so overpowered that you will HAVE to use them. Also older pets are getting such a huge buff that I have a feeling that you will love Henry more when you have him in the situations where he becomes more useful.

    Being a Hunter exclusively, I am very excited for the 3.0.X patch. We really get a huge buff in that patch and it will be very nice to feel really powerful. I for one think you will be pleasantly surprised how great Henry will become Scott.

    Now we just need the patch *Wink, Wink* Blizz!

  37. Shrokk says:

    Man, now yer makin me miss WoW, but me alreddy made da baby orc cry…

  38. Zebgora says:

    Great comic! It captures those quiet moments in game really well 🙂

  39. Kifimbo of Kilrogg(US) says:

    Henry and Gerp FTW. If anything, stable him for a bit…he shouldn’t be put out to pasture! Excellent visual as always.

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