Based On A True Story

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  1. Ryufire

    Oh dear lord!! 0.o

  2. dalonewolf25

    Alt-Text: No squirrels were harmed in the making of this comic

    • dalonewolf25

      RIP Peanut Sandwich
      Cause: Flying Squirrel Heart Attack

      • 2MK

        Are you sure he’s dead?

        Try poking at it.

        • dalonewolf25

          *pokes it with a stick*

          • HonorèDerazey

            D-…Did he died? D=

          • Death himself

            HE IS.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            *sees peanut*

          • dalonewolf25

            or are you dead as well?

          • tyrax10

            wait a eck what the crap he’s dead nooooeees

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @ dalonewolf
            ai’m ded NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! X<

        • gagi

          omg … they killed Peanut …. you bas….rds ….

          but don’t worry the next morning he’ll probably wake up in his bed like nothing happened :P cartoon science

          • Expletive Deleted

            Mintberry CRUNCH!!!!!!!

          • silverfang16

            That was a HORRIBLE ending. I wanted to find out more about Mysterion’s curse……:(

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            but justin biebers hed EXPLODED XD!!!!!!!
            it was SOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY XD

          • BeatReaktor

            Ending was hilarious, who cares about kenny

          • silverfang16

            Hey, Kenny is my favorite! Although I will agree bieber’s head exploding did make my day. ^_^

          • BeatReaktor

            agreed… at least about beiber….

  3. Dissension


    That poor squirrel!

    • dalonewolf25

      Yes, that poor squirrel… *looks at Dissension*

    • Kamon

      that squirrel was stupid. Then again they can’t see glass

  4. xhunterko

    At least it wasn’t a bird.

    • Cuckoo

      A bird flew into our transparent sliding kitchen door a while ago, and left a print such that you could see all the little feathers and its little head and everything.

      It was stunned for a while, but we think he got better and flew away.

      • SamBlob

        …unless Grape or Maxwell got to it first…


        I heard from my English friend that the pigeons in England are so fat, that one time, one flew into his glass door and it broke it’s own neck. o_O

      • tjprower

        Windex much? =P

  5. The_Captain1228

    lol yay :D

  6. IceKitsune

    lol squirrels thats all that can be said about this one

  7. Two_Twig

    Out of nowhere

    • Out of Nowhere

      You called?

      • You

        Yes I called.

      • FlareKitsune


        • BlueAnubis

          *muffled speech*
          *ignites Backburner*
          ARR ARR!!!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wa-? :?

          • Score

            You forgot the hudda-hudda-hurr

          • Leinad

            Team Fortress 2 reference, sonic.

          • XAV TAY TOR TOT


  8. dalonewolf25

    The Hungergames, lol, good book.

    • Loki Impisi

      I read the series, one of the few bittersweet endings that made me actually sad.

      • dalonewolf25

        Weren’t there only 2 books, though?

        • Serub

          The third book was just released

  9. Challenger01

    This was at Rick’s house right? Flying squirrel wants to come and hits the glass, Rick goes through the ceiling to the second floor and has only his head sticking up…. That might be just the inspiration every writer needs!

  10. Bicycle Repairman

    Is this a new windex commercial?

  11. Crazy-8

    ressurecting old story arc ability GO!!!

    • Naylorfan90


  12. Inu225

    What was the squirrel doing anyway?
    Trying to fly like Rocky?

  13. Pokeblue

    Poor Peanut, he looks like he’s about to have a heart attack. I wonder why the squirrel hit the window, probably just trying to be funny.

  14. Elwood Blutarsky

    This has happened to me so much with birds I don’t even notice anymore.

  15. RyTiger

    It does happen. Tree frogs are scarier though, they just hang and sliiiiiiiiiide down

  16. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Yay, The Hunger Games.

  17. Some guy from teh supermarket




    • Shiftfox

      I’m impressed you managed a text based “Courage scream”.

  18. BlueAnubis

    Reminds me of when I had a bird feeder hanging outside my window. A squirrel came along and wanted some seeds, but it couldn’t sit on the feeder. So, it would climb onto the screen of our window, grab a handfull of seeds, and hang upsidedown by it’s back feet while eating. My mom freaked out the day she wanted to watch the birds and instead saw a window full of squirrel belly.

    • Naylorfan90

      lol, awesome.

  19. iHavezMyBirdo

    ….Where’d you go? D:

  20. Lance

    poor Peanut. XD that would scare me to death as well though.

    • HonorèDerazey

      Me too… and it would kill me too because I have Long QT syndrome! WEEEE!

      • Argent Stonecutter



        • HonorèDerazey

          Oh it’s not painful at all. I’ll just fall down, black out, and die. [Again] WEEE! Loud noises usually cause my episodes and this coupled with the fact that I have Aspergers Syndrome, the side affects in which makes me sensitive to sound, means I’m quite vulnerable to episodes. As long as I take my meds then I’m fine.

  21. HonorèDerazey

    Tom Bergeron on Panel 1: Here we see a dog calmly staying on task of reading his book…
    Tom Bergeron on Panel 2: … but he’s about to get a little… squirrely…
    Panel 3: *Thump* AHHHHH!
    Panel 4: *Crowd laughs*

    • Frank

      Or better yet
      “Peanut Sandwich is just a regular dog reading a regular book by his window. But this window, is not just any window. It happens to be a window of…. The Squirrel Zone!”

  22. AvanWolf

    lol – the title of the book disappeared on the 3rd panel.

    • Inu225

      I never took the saying
      “The words just jumped off the page.”
      seriously until now.

  23. Profesor Rod

    Once upon a time I was sleeping at the meadows in the campus of my University. Suddenly a squirrel came running and hoped on my head.

    True story.

    • Naylorfan90

      Awesome story.

  24. Sperkle

    He must have thought Peanut was reading a Giant Acorn

  25. Latrone


    And Hunger Games ftw.

  26. AvanWolf

    Oh, and I have had a person walk into a glass sliding door before :D (some visiting person, didn’t know it was there and walked right into it. Boy, did that make a noise!)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I walked through one once.

      It took off the tip of my nose.

      • Final Silence


        • Argent Stonecutter

          Ouch indeed. It was a little hotel out in the middle of nowhere, I had to get stitches without anesthetic.

          • Naylorfan90

            Ow…that must’ve been painful as all heck.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It was a long time ago.

            The scars don’t show that much, but they make shaving difficult.

          • BeatReaktor

            You mean your not doing no shave november!? 0.o

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Ferrets don’t shave.

  27. namelessone


  28. Firewolf

    Lol, I know what this ^^^ feels like =) it was a june bug that did that to me when I was reading a rather frightful story…but in all truth, the June Bug was more scary than the book. (or maybe it was a combination of both)

  29. Max Wolfe

    Peanut : Alrighty, let’s see what happe- HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGH

  30. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Ah hate when tha happens, nya! “^.^ Yer doin’ sumtin’ relaxin’, and then sumone or sumtin’ makes ya jump outta yer skin… -_-” Ya dun wanna know how difficult it iz ta put yer skin back on after tha… -_-”

    Poor squirrel though… O.O Hope teh wittle fella iz owkay.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      1 taime ai was walkin daown mai hallway and out of nowhere mai dad kicks ah ball and hits a glass ceiling light shade so then it falls on mah hed and shatters
      the ai’m surrounded bai glass and ai’m jus’ thinkin’ “oh ****”
      scared the crap outta meh 0.o

      • Score

        You two were just made for each other, weren’t you? :P

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          on this… most laikely <3 :3

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Wut do U mean?! “^w^ He and hiz dehdeh? Or do ya mean sonic and meh, nya? ÓwÒ
          And if it’s him and meh, do ya mean it in a platonic sense, nya? “^.^

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        O.o Heesh! That’s friggin’ scary, n-nya! Ah hope ya dun hurt yerself, nya! Ó.Ò *Hugs*

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          yah ai no scared the crap outta meh… but… luckily ai left w/ onleh a bruise O.O

    • Xae

      Heyo nederlander :D

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Hey hey fellow Dutchy, nya! ;p
        Do Ah know yez?.. “^w^ Or do ya wanna keep meh in teh dark, juz ta mess wif meh? ;p

    • HyperMushrambo

      I confess this is the first time I’ve ever seen two people typing with an accent to eachother o.o *makes notes*

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Lol! X3 Dun get infectid, nya! ;p Cuz if ya start, ya can’t stop, mrrrf! ~^w^~

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          yah itz hard
          but de mods made meh stop on the forums T-T

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Meh 2… “-_- But then again, not everybudy is openmindid aboot usin’ dialects, nya… /._.\ Iz due 2 teh culture nowadayz, peepz have ta abide 2 sertain social standards or they dun belong among teh “normal” citizen group, mao… /._.\ Peepz R forced 2 abide those invisible rules, or they’re gonna get punished due 2 their unique ways of expresshun, nya…
            And tha changes peepz into Spelling-Nazis or bullies! Ò.Ó

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wait ur on the forumz O.O… wait wich 1…

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Dutchpaw, dun think yer on tha, nya! ;p Unless yer a Dutchy, German or Belgium, nya! ^w^

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh… NOPE! ^-^

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Lol! Thought so, nya! ;p

        • HyperMushrambo

          I shall do my best to fight it away, with antibiotics if needs be ;) thanks for your support. (Funny thing is I’m actually going to the doctor’s now! Hah!)
          I think the dialect is cute though…

  31. Rocket Knight boy

    ha! this reminds me of hat one of my uncle’s did while me and the family were on holiday
    the one night we were all in the caravan and just chilling as you do (baring in mind the doors were glass and had no curtains) when out of no where my uncle jumped on the glass door and EVERYBODY just screamed and jumped out of their seats! oh gob that was funny!
    good times…goooooood times

  32. Sgt. Red

    This happened to me too. Except it was a monkey. Granted it was at the zoo, but a monkey bouncing off the window next to you is easily just as frightening as a squirrel, if not more so.

  33. Rocket Knight boy

    hmmm…someones gonna catch that squirrel and lock it in their avatar box (COUGH)
    UH WHAT? who said that?

    • dalonewolf25

      Only because you said so. E|:P

      He was trying to run away from me, so he tried to get in the house when he realized that the window had recently been cleaned with Windex, but it was too late as he had just appeared right where I wanted him: In the comic strip.

      • Rocket Knight boy

        lol now that you’ve got him/her…what should he/she be called?

        • Argent Stonecutter


          • dalonewolf25

            And I’m a pet him, and feed ‘im, and hug ‘im, etc…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Google’s top two suggested searches for “call him ” just now were “call him george” and “hug him and squeeze him a…”.

            Behold the power of a meme.

  34. Asteri

    Graaaaaaape! It’s snack time!
    …also peanut is ded…

  35. The Wolf Kin

    This has happened to me before. I THINK it was a squirrel that caused me to do exactly what Peanut did.

    Almost happened when I was drawing too, but that time at least, the pencil was off the paper, and it wasn’t a squirrel, but a car hitting a parked car before backing up and speeding off.

  36. roby

    Thats always a nice wake up call!

  37. Argent Stonecutter

    Peanut: GRAAAAAPE!
    Grape: What?
    Peanut: It’s another squirrel. You hungry?
    Grape: Yeh. Thanks!

  38. SamBlob

    Why is the title of the book on the back cover?

    • Frank

      It’s not the title, it’s the little description that goes on the back. A title would use much larger font

      • Frank

        I’ve just noticed, it says “Praise for The Hunger Games”

        I’m guessing he’s looking for a quick read, say before the commercial break is over :)

  39. Frank

    “Alright! Who’s been throwing squirrels around?!”

  40. microbuss

    Hey that’d be a good comic Peanut dying goes to Afterlife & haunts his friends lmao But then he wakes up & realizes it a dream hehe Or was it?

    • Final Silence

      Or he could only be able to talk to others through Taror and/or Sabrina.
      This would be very interesting… now if it only didn’t say one-off.

  41. Frank

    Am I the only one who thinks there should be a follow-up strip?

  42. vitorzorro

    I dont understand lol

    • silverfang16

      There was squirrel, it hit window…….BOOM…..scare Peanut.

  43. e


  44. e

    it alright peanut it was just a squirrel.

    • tyrax10

      dont you know it the squirrels are gonna take over the world

  45. Ki

    Wait…is Peanut reading the Hunger Games?!

    Peanut’s awesome just went up tenfold.

  46. Masterlegodude

    I believe it’s based on this

    Rick may have seen a recent episode of Conan where Conan O’Brien was showing that exact clip

  47. Salenstormwing

    There’s… some-THING…. on the Wing… err, I mean… Window Sill!

    • HyperMushrambo

      Cookie for you for the reference.

  48. Final Silence

    Ummm…. In Panel 4 his pupils are just… gone.
    They… They… Killed him….. and now Grape must get revenge on the squirrels/ferrets.

    • Final Silence

      Oh, had an idea. My chatroom ( ) can be for weekend discussions on… who wants to guess?

  49. Z24

    Now it’s Grape’s turn to yell PEAAAAAAAAAAANUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!

  50. Kiduke

    For a moment I thought peanut swallowed his book…

    • Tom Flapwell

      Heh. And I first thought he was horrified at an event in the story.

  51. Argent Stonecutter

    Such Zen concentration, his ears didn’t move a pixel from frame 1 to 2.

    • Final Silence

      Such grace, such calmness, such finess, such AHHHHH Squirrel!!!

  52. Argent Stonecutter

    So, what other YA novels from our world do they read in the HP world?

    “So You Want to Be a Wizard” and its sequels would be awesome. They’d have to be a bit different, of course, particularly “The Book of Night with Moon” and “To Visit the Queen”. :)

    • HyperMushrambo

      “So You Want to Be a Wizard” was good but the series just went downhill from there, I’m just sayin’.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I liked Deep Wizardry and the feline wizards books a lot. I also like the one in Ireland. I could have done without the computerized manual, and the first book was a heck of an act to follow, but there have been other high points.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Though I could just see Tarot or Sabrina reading it and going “NO, that’s wrong, that’s wrong, that’s not how it works” like I get when I’m reading a book that’s got “computer hackers” in it.

        • HyperMushrambo

          Hahaha I totally know what you mean! I don’t remember the feline wizards sadly, it’s been a loooong time since I read it.

  53. NexusWulf

    Flying Squirrels Scares Dogs since 1999

  54. Sunnie

    That happened to me once with a crow. :’D

  55. Corodan

    Grape’s playing Squirrelball outside.

  56. Hoheh

    That thing came out of nowhere!

  57. Timber Wolf

    Reading reading SQUIRREL!!!! buh…

  58. FerreTrip

    Reminds me of a time when I was up in the studio in our old house, when suddenly, a bird came divebombing at the window and hit it and bounced off. ‘Cept then I think I was actually paying attention whereas here Peanut wasn’t. Still surprising as heck…

  59. silverfang16

    I don’t know why, but I’m sure…..that squirrel flying has something to do with the Milton ferrets.

  60. Gaboris

    Random, simple, but still a funny filler. XD
    Not sure why they have to say that alt-text line all the time in commercials and movies… it’s good for a joke, but who doesn’t know those things?

  61. Rayne

    You know Now a sorta want a lay out of there house because they never seemed to have that room before or that window anyway.

    • Frank

      “Layout” is one word. “Lay out” refers to the action of creating a layout

      Sorry. Spelling nazi momment.

      • Elena

        If you wanna be a speling nazi, you could also tell Rayne to use “their” in this scenario, not “there”.

  62. Elena

    This has happened to me.

  63. bsteven93

    Is that a hunger games book i see =D

  64. kingisawsome

    Strange I saw a squirrel yesterday at the zoo just running around, people taking pictures of it. But then a strange guy came out and told every one that the squirrels were getting used to every one and actually jumping into strollers to steal kids food and they had all ready bitten 3 kids at the zoo. How does rick know these things (has flashback to deliberations over ice-cream.)

    • Final Silence

      That always seems to be the ways of squirrels. In New York they’re stealing kids cookies, cupcakes, bread, and other baked goods. And also, everyone goes nuts when there’s a squirrel at a zoo. They are natures ninjas… along with cats… creepy.

      • HyperMushrambo

        Well you’d better hide ya’ kids, hide ya’ wives, and hide ya’ husbands cuz’ those squirrels’re robbin’ everybody out hea’.

        • dalonewolf25

          black squirrel reference?

          • HyperMushrambo

            Not quite, my friends are really keen on the autotuned version of the linkin park rapist song, it’s really funny and it’s got a guy with this epic attitude and an accent like that. I found it fitting for the comment.

    • Final Silence

      And your name speaks the truth.

    • BeatReaktor

      What does your gravatar pic say man!? I can’t read it and it’s driving me crazy! lol

  65. Final Silence

    Multiple questions for everyone:
    1- What does Rick use to draw the art on the computer?
    2- How do you make your avie different in the comments? Every time I do it, it changes it for all comments.
    3- What are some peoples favorite genres? Writing comic and novel, and I’m totally lost… for now.

  66. Alex M.

    I think is a door and the squirrel wasn’t flying, was running and then it stamped on the glass of the door.

    • xhunterko

      No, it’s one of those windows with a handle on one side. Though generally a standard format is two handles in the center. Though why there’s not a screen on this one I don’t know.

  67. IonOtter

    Many years ago, I was reading Alan Dean Foster’s “Into the Out Of”. It was 1AM on a rainy night. It was cold out. The rain was heavy. And I was at the part of the book where the group is trying to repair the Land Rover, and they can hear the Shetani hordes closing in. *B-BANG!* Something slams into my bedroom window. It’s big. It’s furry. Glowing eyes! TEETH!! OMGASDFGHJKLAAAAGH!!!


    It’s the cat. Hanging on the window screen, soaking wet and crying to come in.

  68. HyperMushrambo

    We used to have this little box thing that let our outside dog be a couple feet inside our living room, it came through the window and had a window inside. One time I was reading and she sneaked up inside and was just watching me in silence and out of nowhere she just BARKED at me, scared the double cheeseburgers out of me!

  69. Bella Doogle

    this is awsome !!!! :D

  70. Housepetsfan15

    It’s the attack of the squirrel stalker!

  71. Nia

    If he’s dead I say we donate his body to a Korean restaraunt

    • dalonewolf25

      The squirrel? Why not give it a proper burial?
      R.I.P. Flying Squirrel
      “Was shot off a catapult by the Milton Ferrets, which are inevitably going to be sued”
      (Ya, we never checked to see if he dead or not…)

  72. dalonewolf25

    …why am I involved in a ping & trackback?

    Also, delayed rehabilitation in 3…2…1…

  73. Argent Stonecutter

    I wanted to post this link on the Wednesday strip, but I didn’t find it in time.

    I think this would be a bit much even for Grape.

  74. Ace

    Peanut’s entire expression in the fourth panel is just GOLD.

  75. Peta Millark

    IS HE READING THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. PuDdy15

    The squirrel probably has this face -ಠ_ಠ

    • Frank

      I’m beginning to think you’re just looking for excuses to use India symbols

  77. phentermine

    Hello, this my first post. Good Luck!

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  79. Timmie

    Peanut will have to clean out his shorts. Wait, he doesn’t wear shorts….

  80. Bucyrus

    If you look closely, you can see his teeny tiny pupils looking toward the window. XD

  81. Skykitsune

    Epic. Epicepicepic! Also… What the hell?!

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