CL: I Was a Teenage Were-Jackal

Posted by on October 31, 2013
Production Code: UTC150

This page is named after I Was a Teenage Werewolf, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, and any other horror movies named I Was a Teenage ____ . The original title of this page was “It Conquered the Jackal,” until I found out the movie It Conquered the World is classified as sci-fi, not horror.

COSTUMES:
Jack – The Dread Pirate Roberts (The Princess Bride)
Jack’s friends – Inigo Montoya and Fezzic (The Princess Bride)
Cass – a Lina Inverse/Draenei hybrid (The Slayers/World of Warcraft)
Flint – Simon (Gurren Lagann)
Noah – Indiana Jones
Morty – Dr. Strangelove
Thirteen – Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time)
Scurry – Boota (Gurren Lagann)
Haim – Death Lantern (The Underburbs)
Kevin – Goth Mummy (The Underburbs)
Girl with Haim and Kevin – Demonique (The Underburbs)
Mr. and Mrs. Sonar – characters from a Babylon 5-ish tv show
Jackals – Sam Axe (Burn Notice); Waldo (Where’s Waldo?); a burglar
Mother and Child running from Jackals – a witch and a ballerina
Dude Dressed as a Clown – a clown
Police Officers – they aren’t in costume, they actually are police officers

CXLIX: An Interview with the Jackal

Posted by on October 30, 2013
Production Code: UTC149

This page is named after An Interview with the Vampire.

I was afraid that some readers might think Thirteen died, so I rewrote the dialogue to make it clear she was okay. There was some confusion among readers at the end of Chapter 6 when I never confirmed that Cynthia survived. (She did. They got her to throw up the aspirin.)

CXLVIII: The Crawling Jackal

Posted by on October 29, 2013
Production Code: UTC148

This page is named after The Crawling Hand, The Crawling Eye, and any other horror movies named The Crawling ____ .

Before anyone says anything, Morty DID use “ironic” correctly. I looked it up.

CXLVII: The Jackal Woman

Posted by on October 28, 2013
Production Code: UTC147

This page is named after The Leech Woman, The Wasp Woman, and any other horror movies named The ____ Woman.

Again, something that didn’t occur to me until very late: Morty wasn’t going to be crying in the final panel, just showing a big frown. When I saw how effective his silhouette was in setting up the reveal of his sad expression, I knew we needed to see something really surprising.

CXLVI: A Nightmare on Jackal Street

Posted by on October 27, 2013
Production Code: UTC146

This page is named after A Nightmare on Elm Street.

A lot of things randomly came together to make this chapter better. It’s particularly evident here. When I tried to write Scurry out of the story during the treehouse scene, I realized that I had been going about it wrong. I wanted him gone because I couldn’t find a use for him, and only once I had managed to remove him did I realize that he could be extremely useful later on by bringing “the cavalry”.