Malleus Maleficarum!
221 – The Night Before Christmas

Whoa, what’s this? When I said that I would immediately transition into the new project, I bet you guys didn’t believe me! I bet you all thought I was going to take one of my characteristic extended hiatuses! Well, I didn’t! And hopefully I won’t have to for a while.

So, since this is a bit of a change from what you usually see in Guttersnipe, I’ll just set things up. This new story does take place in the same universe as all the other Guttersnipe strips; the only difference, besides the page size and the fact that I decided to do these new strips in black and white, is that this new story takes place years after the original circa 1929 strips.  You’ve probably already noticed that our protagonist here, Becky Pilliwinks, bears some resemblance to Lil’ Ragamuffin.  That’s not what I meant when I said that Rags would still be in this extended reboot whatever parasite universe, since Rags herself is slated to appear at some point, but, you know, Becky is sort of Rags in spirit. They’re very similar. I like to think that Becky is a distant descendant of the original Rags.

Oh, what the set up! Right, so this is a bit of a spoof of old Christmas specials, like the Rankin-Bass ones you might remember from when you were a kid. If you’re my age. If you’re not, then you might not remember them. They tell me that no one wants to read a Christmas story when it’s the middle of summer, but this storyline is so long that it’ll be Christmas by the time it wraps up. So there ya go!

Speaking of Rags, go check the fan art section! There’s an awesome new pic of Rags and Percy courtesy of Local-Shop!

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  1. neptune432

    I am really excited to see where this all goes!

  2. Mr. Casual

    Now I know I’ve heard the name “Pilliwinks” before . . . oh yeah. http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=318 Other places, too, if I recall right.

    Just what are you up to, sir? I’ve got my eye on you! Just one, though, because the other one has to surf for cats, porn, and amusing anecdotal stories. I get dizzy a lot.

  3. Agouti-Rex

    @Mr.Casual: There are some subtle connections between traditional Rags storylines and this one!

  4. LinusMines

    Mr. Casual: Also here … http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=43

    A-R: Alright…let’s see where this GutterSnowFest takes us. :)

  5. admin

    @Neptune342: It’s an entirely new grid!:)

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