Now that’s scary! o.0
Dutchess has quite the glare.
I think the shadows played a part in that
She souldn’t do that, I heard it give you wrinkles…unless they make her look cute like a pug…That or like she crashed into a tree. XD
That glare can burn right through your soul! .__.
Now she’s gonna seek out Boris and pound KIng to a pulp!
nah, I don’t see her capable of such…rudeness.
She’d rather plan something to be served cold and…more efficient
I sense this would have to do with her texting Bailey, pretending to be King, and…. Just let your imagination do the rest. :3
Glaring through my soul will only reveal one thing:
“Urge to hurt… rising… Rising…. RISING!”
The Grudge has got nothin on that O_o
Noooooo!!! how can this be!
Youuuuu!! you jinxed it
An unlikely occurrence, I blame King for not wanting to win enough.
Duchess really seems to be angry now
Our little arsonist, getting girlfriends and growing up. So proud
One probably does not want Dutchess seeking vengeance against them.
lol wow i havent heard that saying in a LOOOONG TIME XD
and hmmm im wondering. why does she care? she doesnt even like him
or could it be that she thinks hes trying to win without her?
Maybe she’s grown attached to him.
My sentiments exactly.
In fact, “uh oh” and “scary” are literally the only things I can think of at the moment. ._.
Duchess was mean.
I think that’s what she deserves.
that’s not the problem.
It’s KING who doesn’t deserve what’s coming.
It would be no surprise if she decided he didn’t earn his money and broke his cell phone
That’s what I was thinking would happen.
Well, she used King just so she could win, and once King had finished his job, she pushed him away. She can’t take the money back anyway. King did his job and she made the mistake of paying him in advance. I would have done what King did. We earned money for a Cell Phone and he earned the right to bu it and use it.
*HE* not ‘we’
you’re making a wrong assumption here.
Duchess is not being exactly rational about this thing and her eyes speak bloody vengeance.
The cell is toast
agreed. she’s about to flip out…
Most likely that would happen! Poor King he doesn’t deserve anything bad!
you forgot he is a kidnapper…. er, dognapper…
he WAS, and he’s working hard on the path to redemption
Like he has a choice.
Duchess now scares me a bit. I am a bit confused about why she is angry though.
Or upset about his nonchalance.
Or she’s miserably unhappy and is looking for an adorable corgi to vent her purebreed rage on.
Or the most obvious? Jealous.
all of the above.
Hell hath no fury like a scorned female
Hell hath no fury like a scorned female in a dog show.
A scorned charming young lady!
^ +1 internets for Keldor
I wanted to be funny with the third theory, but that was what I was going for. Either way, King’s cell may not last long, or his bones.
Personally? I think she might be the kind for subterfuge and deception. Why break the cellphone, when she can steal it and use texts to cause relationship havoc?
mwahahah and now that i think about it, that seems like much more likely
“There’s no excuse for your complete nonchalantness! MINE is justifiable!”
Why didn’t she scare you before?
Alt text: If you want to know how I was carrying the cell phone while wearing a thin collar, I *static*
And so the mystery continues.
Curse you pho *static*
King sho *static* isode with Bailey un *static* ared waffles.
…. I wan’t even saying anything!
Well King is a dead man.
most definitely so
Or a dead pooch!
Doesn’t matter, got paid
And now he can use that money to buy protection from duchess.
It all works out in the end.
Not the type of fighting of was hoping for, but….. KING RUN! RUN WITH YOUR SCRAWNY LITTLE LEGS!!
PRETEND YOU’VE GOT SHEEP TO INTERCEPT!
*Baily shows up in fire gear and a gas mask*
King: Pyro, NOOOOOOO!
Bailey: Rmmph mmm Rurrrf mfff! -ignites flamethrower-
for some reason, now I think Duchess would be the perfect match for Bino.
I foresee a future of trouble and vengeance at the expenses of a certain corgi…
Will catnip be involved?
That, unfortunately, sounds possible. United by mutual hate.
I was hoping for more of a dog show. more dogs, some tricks. i think king i going to be in checkmate by the black queen.
To be honest, even though it would be entertaining, an entire dogshow might have gone on for a while. Seeing this, Rick is probably trying to reach a certain climax in the arc.
I was looking forward to seeing Bino and Sasha though. They’re probably in second.
I doubt it. They don’t seem to be pure breed.
Doesn’t matter, Sasha would probably show up with a loaf of bread.
yeah, keeping that dog show running would take forever. so if it serves no real purpose then Rick probably just scrapped it. eh, doesnt bother me any. whatever he puts up is good enough for me =)
is anybody going to comment on my chess comment?;(
i wasnt asking for a whole dog show by the way, just like one trick or something
(like jumping through a ring fire!!!)
If looks could kill king would be dead in panel 4
If looks could kill, half the characters would be dead already. xD
also, WOW King definitely has entered a stage of self-confidence in this relationship, I mean, the dialogue on panel 4 says a lot… YAY!
Looks like Mr. Cellphone is going to go mobile… in FLushytown…
King looks very much like a business dog with that call phone and thin collar.
A business dog who is about to get beaten to near death by Duchess, but a business dog nevertheless.
He’s gonna get his kneecaps broken.
Making him even shorter than he is now!
Oh gosh…it’s like watching the dog mafia.
Exactly. Although let’s hope against any kiss of death.
I smell a sinister plan brewing!
She’s back, stone cold sober as a matter of fact.
Show Business Episode VIII: Duchess Strikes Back
Oh, it is ON. This oughta be good. >:D
It’s said that a woman’s wrath is unmatched, but what about the wrath of a peeved show dog who got third place in a pageant? I think we’re about to see a whole new definition of fury
Panel 3 and 4. That is all for this forecast.
king made a fatial mistake expecily were he chose to make the call
here come a vacuum to the face. XD
isn’t it funny that Duchess blames Sasha and king for their attachments to human conventions, and then she acts just like a human girl at a prom?
Excellent deduction Watson.
A deduction is a logical proof. Observation yes, deduction no.
Excellent deduction volkoseba.
To he-who-had-asked: 54.
I rather suspect it’s not jealousy, but “If you weren’t in love with someone else you would have done a better job acting at the show”. I wonder if Colleen and Karo are actually a couple or if he’s a Rent-A-Pup like King.
lol’d at the Rent-A-Pup retort XD but i doubt it. because previously Duchess told King that she was going to go flirt with Karo to see if Colleen and him would fight. but it could still be possible of course
The expressions in the first panel of the previous strip go well with the last panel of this one…
“Sorry, I’m going to have to call you back. I have to run for my life now. Love You, Bye”
Someone is not sleeping well tonight, heheheh
I think he’ll sleep just fine its the waking up part that worries me
Somebody’s a bit more fumed then they ought to be.
i believe that dutchess is jealous of kind and bailey more than actually losing the contest. she had a glimmer of desire and jealousy when he mentioned he had a girlfriend. and to cover up the fact, she called such a thing in the animal world petty. driven to look for her moment in the limelight, she acted out of desperation and greed and grabbed king… her knowing he still has a smile and someone to call his own in the end, resents not being the center of his attention and acts out in the only way she knows. sorry for the wall of text xP
king, i ment KING not kind lol
very well thought out my friend.
She lost, so she’s very mad at the moment. King is acting like he didn’t care at all about the contest (which is true) and even says if he would been with his girlfriend they would have done better. Clearly this is a hard insult towards Duchess, who has competed many times and have serious passion to win those vanity contests, and now some first timer rent-a-pup says he and her “never competed” newbie girlfriend would win, belittling her skills/looks/ambitions. In other words a perfect target to rage at and blow off some steam, maybe use as a scapegoat too.
I don’t really see the jealous part. Just irrational hate from losing the contest.
OMG! Guuuuuurlll, She iz Soooooo jealooooous! *blond head whips thing with finger snaps*
I foresee a broken cellphone in the very near future.
…and in the process, Bailey hears everything and we’ll have a visit to King to console him. AND SNUGGLIES!!
And corgsky puppies <3
whoa Kitch…looking a little too far in the future X3
O_o This is not going to end well.
i think she is not angry but more upset…… you know king has the charming effect on people
Maybe Duchess realized she likes King along the way? (/sarcasm)
Now seriously, she is definitely jelly. When she realizes being posh and snooty doesn’t win over guys, maybe then she’ll find a Bf. (And if it’s bino, I’d love that…)
Bino might like posh and snooty… It’s more likely that posh and snooty wouldn’t like Bino.
It’d still be a good combo. Maybe like dividing fractions, one of them becomes the reciprocal, and they cancel each other out(And become nice)? ;D
Bino already has a girlfriend however.
Oh yes, one that makes out with his brother and plots against him with King.
Lol king seems to have all the females helping him
She’s just really upset how nothing went as she planned yet King left with a smile on his face (also he happens to talk to Bailey at the worst time). So I can’t really blame her.
King is not out of the woods yet! “Sweet easy money, new cell phone” Then before you know it boom all gone!
Did she started to like King?
She was kind of hoping to until she found out he already has a girlfriend.
Talk about a glare, those eyes alone could set the place on fire!
The wrath of a diva burns with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
King in love is the cutest thing in the land.
yap yap yap
And here I thought that only border collies were capable of “the eye”…
BORIS!!!! KILL THAT SHORTY!!!!!
Wow Dutchess looks to be taking that very well!
If you mean after she break every bone in King’s body and ruining Colleen’s life completly, then yes she is taking it very well.
EEP! What could save KIng from the wrath of Duchess? “I feel a disturbance in the Farce!” RUUUUN!
Guys, I don’t think Duchess is angry about the cell phone. I think she’s angry that King just suggested to his “Real” girlfriend, that they enter together next year.
Duchess gunna make his life heck.
Dun dun DUNNNNN!!
Vat a tweest!
Do I sense… jealousy?
That is what I am sensing too O.o
Looks like Duchess also wants to set the place on fire…
that’s a fringe benefit
oho angry face is = to rage mode on king caution about hadoken
Duchess uses Deadly Stare!
Its innefective! King continues to be distracted by *static*
Uh-oh…As I learned just yesterday, do NOT mess with women. O_O;
She won’t be able to do anything. The ice of her heart cancels out her burning hatred.
Oh come now, Dutchess. You can’t be surprised, you know going into this he had a cute(er) girl than you waiting for him elsewhere, and you yourself told him that this whole thing was just for show.
Wouldn’t you have done the same thing? -.n
Arrgh ! im so *static* angry, Im always late to made a funny and obvious comment. I hate that, specialy when is such an awesome arc !
Better that duchess dont try to make a dirty play on king, because if she does i’ll ki *static*
her family and friends *static* waiting on the roof *static* hahahah! BOOOM! hahaha!.
Pay the man honey, shows over and your contract is officially up
I think, by the phone, she already paid him.
She mad. :B
Dutchess looks tense. King should introduce her to Tarot. Then everything would be ok.
exits Duchess, walking wobbly, going all ‘da da da I don’t love you you do’t love me’…
That would seem a bit scary. O_o
TAROTS SUPPER CREPY WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where are their dog tags? I haven’t seen them in the last couple of strips
why cant we coment on older comic pages it makes me mad
why cant we post on older pages im makes me mad sometimes but i love this comic it took me 3 days for 3 hours a day to read the hole thing form beginig to here not the end.., wich will never come it will just keeps going.
Older comics can be discussed on the [ forums ].
If Dutchess goes for the whole ‘you didn’t fake being in love enough’ bit maybe King could retort with really giving it a go this time. Possibly with him ending up being so suave that after Dutchess trashes him for getting cocky she actually gets a slight twinge in her heart at some of the words she recalls.
… which she then promptly snuffs out.
Hey has anybody here checked out Rick’s DeviantArt page? It’s amazing (as usual)!:3
does my profile pic show now?
UH WHY IVE USED 3 DIFFERENT ACOUNTS AND NO PROFILE PITURES ARE WORKING AND IT WONT EVEN WORK ON MY DEVIANTART
this makes me mad i hate my life my profile pics wont show on anything not even my gavatar or deviantart
Whoa there… just stay calm.
Don’t get all hysterical over little things like this.
sorry im just so mad
Have you tried to use a different image?
Look for a tutorial
or change of computer.
The butchered phrase “blood for the blood dog!” springs to minds.
Awesome, this means more King!
Started reading the comic pretty recently, and I absolutely love the arcs that have King in them. I just hope that Duchess leaves some King left for more arcs later…
alls fair in losing winning
shes like oh heeeeck no! hold my earings!
Lol, serves her right.
What will happen next? Taking all bets!
A. Duchess is going to take back the phone because King was paid “to win”
B. King gets hurt some how by Duchess and/or her Russian dog goons.
C. Duchess has a emotional breakdown that reveals a “fragile and scared” girl who needs real friendship.
Bet he kept it in an ear
nice, I found this comic about 4 days ago and just got caught up. King is DEFINETLY my fav char and it looks like he may be in for some trouble. This is gonna be great!
also i kinda feel srry 4 Duchess, she probably has nobody she can call a “true” friend like King does. Srry for the double post…
Wow, duches is all dark now, OUTRO OF DARKNESS
I just notice they said ‘third place’
who were the second?
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