My Classics Minor Pays Off

That is NOT Poncho’s final design. ┬áHe was kinda hard to scrawl back there in the background.

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  1. IceKitsune

    Well this should be fun the whole neiborhood in one place. Its going to get interesting.

    • thefirstonethere

      All the Bigglesworths are coming! maybe they can play tag?

    • JayJay

      Now Rick has to draw ‘em all!

      • Silly Zealot

        Mwahahaha, yes!

    • Valerio

      for some reason, this reminds me of the chaos created during that eastern egg hunt…
      Natural disaster insurance, anyone?

      • Keldor

        With them? I can only imagine the insurance company would declare it an “act of god” and refuse to cover it.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          “It was an act of dog”
          “But he’s a wolf”
          “Close enough”

        • Perfesser_Bear

          With King there, I think it’s more likely to be an act of Pete.

          • valerio


          • Jinxed

            I wonder if a grammar technicality counts as a deductible i.e. act of God(s) not act of God

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That would be Act of Nerd.

          • valerio

            …or, Revenge of the Nerd?

          • Perfesser_Bear

            After working in the Insurance industry for more than two decades, I can assure you that no Policy covers Acts of Gods. That includes Elder Gods, unfortunately. If Cthulhu trashes your ‘51 Merc, you’re covered; if he had help, you better get a great lawyer.

            May I suggest, the Devil’s Advocate?

    • Jovanni

      Yay, a gathering of all the pets. This is gonna’ be fun!

  2. Ryu

    Looking forward to Poncho’s final design! :)

  3. IJWL

    Loving the new art style

    • Musclecar326

      I love the new art style as well but i do see something i don’t like. I don’t know if its just me but king’s arms look pencil thin in the 3rd panel compared to how they were thick when he was petting bailey. Im not calling rick out on something i think looks very different then it should, just to clarify.

      • Rubix

        I think they just get thicker towards the paws, they seem thin towards his shoulders throughout

  4. Gabe23

    And remember the wolves to COOK the meat this time !

    • Arjay

      i think he already confirmed that’s NOT going to happen : p

    • Marco

      Wouldn’t mind Miles cooking ;)

  5. 2MK

    Is it me, or does the first panel reminded me of some sitcom?

    • Valerio

      not you

  6. Marco

    Always thinking with their stomachs lol!

    • Valerio

      hey’, it’s the body part that gets the best! ;)

    • Secret

      And we’re not the same?

  7. xhunterko

    Things also attract flies. OH that’s the background behind him. *ducks*

  8. Glenn

    Esculente idem sunt rerum species….

    All food is the same. Spoken like a truly wise wolf.

    • Glenn

      same thing, rather.

      • Rick Griffin

        Sorry, that should have been “etiam”

        • Glenn

          Ohhh, so it’s just requoting the last line. Still funny!

  9. Xane

    Miles looks older now. Poncho looks cute as ever. Maybe Karishad can sneak out that young wolf at the zoo so she can come to the party!

    • Valerio

      I love Miles’ new look. he’s buffier, fluffier and wiser all in one.
      I’d gladly take my classes from him. :D

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You mean “Miles looks buff, moreso than usual”.

        • Valerio

          how did you know?!

        • Z24

          I thoought we were throught that already…

          • Silly Zealot

            Nope, they are right, he looks (and probably is) older and buffier. Is like a furry version of all your favourite super cool war veterans!

        • Peanut

          these people have got a point. rick has miles been working out or is it just the perspective?

  10. CHAOKOCartoons

    Oh Miles! ;p (smiles in freeze frame while credits appear)

    • Legendario13

      Hahaha Maybe he would get along well with Tiger

      • Valerio

        if Tiger got invited, I doubt the other guests would have much left to eat…

        • bug

          I think Tiger could eat them out of the house, then eat their home.
          :D (pun, pun.) :D

  11. JayJay

    When a wolf has to eat, he gotta eat!

    • Valerio

      raw carcass gotta do what carcasses gotta do!

  12. bene

    Kinda like the pov shot in the 4th made me laugh

  13. volkoseba

    Sorta strange to think of carcasses when a good portion of the animals are anthropomorphic… and I’m reminded of this…

  14. D-Rock

    Gotta appreciate his optimism.

  15. Legendario13

    Oh delicious indeed may appear but dissapionting at the end nontheless XP

  16. Valerio

    King, you can’t compete with wuff wisdom

  17. Secret

    So if things are delicious, but also deceptive, then how do you know that the thing is delicious

  18. The_Rippy_One

    The wolf be big. and beefy…mmm, wolfie beefcake. with carcasses…*snerk* what were we talking about?
    He also looks like he’s had a neck reduction.Not sure how to fix that.

  19. Kitch

    We already know Fox and Bailey will be there, since Bill likes those things, too. :p

  20. Valerio

    heh, Miles’ chest is so sturdy, it looks like a breasplate! :lol:

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Militant, even.

      • Silly Zealot

        He doesn’t call himself “soldier” for nothing.

  21. SamBlob

    The backgrounds in the new style remind me a *lot* of Calvin and Hobbes sunday comics.

  22. Valerio

    Is Miles squinting his eyes trying to read or he assumed epic wise expression?

    • bug

      Epic wise expression definetly epic wise expression!! lol, lol :D

  23. GreighVonGottreich

    This Christmas will be quite interesting. Hehe.

    • Silly Zealot

      Joel/King turns human in front of everybody during a critical moment of the party! Called it!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Thomas Milton walks distractedly through the party holding a shovel and a map.

        • Silly Zealot

          Just got a mental picture of of Odlaw searching for treasure.

      • bhPixelFire

        ….without clothes?

  24. Mega Creep

    Did Mile gain weight? I dont see him beefy today…

  25. TinFoilHats

    Hmm, looks like Miles hit the gym while Rick was in the hospital.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      gotta keep hose muscles growin` ;D

      • Silly Zealot

        He’ll get beefier and beefier ’till he explodes! You’ll see!

  26. Frank

    Miles… looks… fluffy! (even moreso than usual) Is that just his design or is it his winter coat?

  27. FerreTrip

    *sigh* Looks like the Wolves are still learning social skills…but then again, aren’t we all? *goes to take care of some carcasses in his room*

    Miles looks a bit wider in this one…hm.

  28. Z24

    Hope the Babylon Gardens’ residents accquired the taste for raw ungulate carcasses this year…

    • valerio

      considering the crisis and all, it’s a safe bet they won’t mind some free meat, even if not at its best preservation state…

      • Z24

        Well, it IS winter, that’ll help a bit.

  29. bhPixelFire

    I love how Miles is this big muscular wolf yet he wears glasses and reads extensively.

    • Nanda

      Reminds me of me. XD 6′6 and an avid reader.

      • bhPixelFire

        I want to be able to read like Peanut.
        But that would be quite impossible.

  30. Raska

    nice perspective work with King and Miles in the third panel

    • valerio

      4th FTW

      • Silly Zealot

        Joel/King gets shrunk between the 3rd and 4rth!

  31. Tarka

    I love Latin sayings/abbreviations. Just wish I could incorporate them in a sentence every day. X3

  32. valerio

    the snow-wolf in the garden is cute! :D

  33. Argent Stonecutter

    Lupis ite domum!

  34. SeekingSolitude172

    king seems to ha e lost allot of his character with the new style change. Mostly the character that came through in his eyes. I would suggest making the eyes bigger i like the transcendence and luminosity though. Also liked the big dog tags they are very humerous

  35. Sigil

    Miles look bigger with this new style

  36. TheRen

    I respect that Rick is branching out in terms of style, but I still don’t like it. King is pretty much my favorite character, and now he looks rather silly. Maybe we can still see the old style now and again?

    • Dissension

      Rick’s not going to switch between styles. This is how King looks.

      • TheRen

        Alright. Sorry for being disrespectful.

    • Foxstar

      Short answer, No.

      Long answer, what Dissension said.

  37. AleColin

    Lets hope that their house won’t get destroyed or damaged.

    • Valerio

      hope some neighbors won’t get destroyed or damaged!

      • GreighVonGottreich

        Nah, that happens on Easter during the egg hunt.

  38. Hell Hounds

    you’ll get the hang of the new style. i like it
    but i think miles looks too big, or at least his contrast to king has been over exaggerated

    • Valerio

      don’t see a wrong thing in those pics. Perhaps you’re weirded because we’ve never seen those characters in that perspective before.

  39. Timmie

    hehe I like the little snowwolf in the front yard.

    • bhPixelFire


  40. i like your hat

    Wonder if even all he animals are coming…

  41. Cursed Gardener

    Will someone please post the alt text?

  42. SilverZeo

    It’s been a year since the Wolves (or is it just Wolfs) had their time at the Zoo?

  43. RM

    Certain speech bubbles seem…carefully placed. Especially considering the next comic.