January 26th, 2010

A friendly chat

Discussion (37)¬

  1. Jenny says:


  2. kate says:

    ooooooooo spooky!

  3. Hannah says:

    Aack! I’m so excited to see the ghost

  4. Aether says:

    Eeeee, ghostie! And Ben!

    … why do I still half-expect him to scream, even though he wants the ghost to show up?

  5. AlpineBob says:

    Gee Whillikers, a ghost can’t even get a word in edgewise with you talking up a storm. It’s getting so a ghost can’t get any piece and quiet in his own attic…

  6. AlpineBob says:

    peace, I mean. Though I wouldn’t mind a piece, of pie…

  7. open.window says:

    Ah!!! What happens next, what happens next! what happens next!!!!!! I can’t believe I have to wait till Thursday!!!

  8. Eibhlaan says:

    holy flying llamas!!!!!!! its a ghost! :D i am super excited to see what happens next

  9. Eibhlaan says:

    by the way, that doll in the background creeped me out a little. i’m sorry, but dolls are the scariest things ever i will never understand why they are a kids toy.

    but i really loved the moonlight coming in through the windows and all the shadows. that was done very well

    • Marcia says:

      194I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in wnitirg this blog. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative wnitirg skills has inspired me to get my own web site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a great example of it.

  10. Elwen says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!! Love the last panel!!! I’m so excited for the next update!!

  11. Dani says:

    Oh hai, ghost! Thanx for stopping bai!

  12. Ruby says:

    yay super psyched

  13. Evelyn says:

    Haha! Do it TAPS style! xD Lights out everybody!

  14. Elena says:

    Oh man Ghost! Who you gonna call Ben?
    My new baby brother’s name is Judah, I simply adore that name.

  15. Seanan says:

    AAAAAAH Thursday better come fast.

  16. Belgaer says:

    Chills. Down. My Back.

  17. Christine says:

    awesome ghost introduction!

  18. Angelina says:


  19. Jillian says:

    QUICK EVERYONE! Let’s build a time machine to hop to Thursday!

  20. Angie says:

    AHHHH!!!! :D That doll in panel 6 is pretty freaky to!

  21. Redd says:

    Oh my gosh, it’s muddy shoes in the attic! o_0

    • max says:

      Don’t they have a doormat? He shold really clean his boots befor freakin poor Ben out.
      I’m really on my toes to see where this is going, up until now they might be living in a normal ghost-free world, but thursday might change that all!

  22. wandering-dreamer says:

    I’m almost betting it’s not a ghost, but I AM betting that Ben freaks out either way. :D

  23. Sean says:

    Dun dun duuuuuuuuhhh!!!!

    Seriously though, the art has gotten more and more beautiful of late. Perhaps it’s the color palate, and perhaps it’s the fact that I’m comparing it to the art from when the comic stared. Either way, it’s wonderful.

  24. Littoria says:

    OH. SNAP.
    I squealed like a little girl and I am SO pumped for Ben to do the same.
    Panel 10 I love Ben’s face.

    @Evelyn: yessss.

  25. Wynne says:

    OMFG! Why isn’t Ben screaming more?! He should be terrified!

    By the way, I love the ways the panels are laid out in this strip. Just Fantastic with a capital F. And Ms. Hailey, where do you come up with all this great stuff?!

    Who thinks that Ghosty McGhostly here might be Mr. Butterfield, out to clear his name, a la Lou Costello and Marjorie Reynolds in “The Time of Their Lives”? Whether he is or not, it seems that Ben’s idea of “research” was right, as now he sees dead people.

    • Mercy says:

      I do. Otherwise why would Ben even mention it?

      Or perhaps it is Judah’s ghost. If he were a friend of Butterfield’s, perhaps he’d want to bring the long-buried truth to light… Oh, the suspense!

    • Joshua says:

      Ben could see ghosts before his “research”, though. ;p

      And I agree about the panels. Something about the way this page is laid out made me think, “Hey, these panels are really nice.”

  26. Val says:

    Oh! It’s Ben from his past life!

  27. Ed says:

    Just as a general artistic comment, your colouring work sometimes seems to suffer from being saved in the .gif format. Have you tried saving the pages as high-quality .jpg?

  28. Dori says:

    This is fabulous.
    You guys. Have no. Idea.
    I just found this webcomic and seriously I have giggled so much. This comic is like the ultimate nerdfood. eeee

  29. Dori says:

    and… It cut off the rest.
    Seriously. Love it. And oh my gosh your faces. Coming from a fellow artist, I love love LOVE the way you draw expressions.
    I think my favourite was your sketchdump that was posted a while back. The child version of Ben’s face was amazing. And just. Aldkjflakdfj. There are no words to contain my excitement.
    But I’m going to stop fanranting forever before I further embarrass myself. :>

  30. Yochva says:

    OH GOD THAT’S CREEPY. I was expecting it and it STILL about stopped my heart.

    Aasdfjlkjf jaafghlksdgh.

    Gyaaaaaaaaah, that was creepy. *shivershiver*

  31. RJ says:

    the doll in panel six is nightmare fuel!