I did an informal poll on Twitter a little while back and it didn’t look like it would an issue, but if you don’t understand the reference, allow me to provide some explanation.

Aya is one of the first characters I ever created, and when I was beginning to employ my meager drawing abilities to sketch her out, my friend Jack pointed out that she looked drunk. He was right – I had messed up the expression. But the more I thought about it, the more it became an aspect of her character. She’s no match for Rose’s Mom, however, as today’s comic elucidates.

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

14 Responses

  1. David says:

    Was wondering what that drink was. Hmm, will she be drawn on?

  2. RotSman says:

    I think he’ll raise his level of bastarditude if he has a Sharpie handy….

  3. metalangel says:

    Hey, at least she just falls asleep.

    I’ve know young ladies to have a bit too much, go faceplanting down the front steps of the house, and then wait until they’re in the taxi before they throw up :)

    Oh, and O’Douls = Duff Zero. “Well that’s the end of me”

  4. codyblues says:

    Jigglypuff never drew the penis however…even then it would still be “cute”

    • Curator says:

      You know how I know your gay? you think a drawing of a penis is cute, just cause something small fluffy and pink drew it…lol, j/k:) (not actually saying your gay, or that it matters if you are, just making a joke,lol)

  5. Codyblues says:


    damn Internetz.

    You have bested me sir…does my pic make me look gay? I took it like 3 years ago and I’ve been too lazy to change it.

  6. Steve says:

    Wow I just got that. O’Douls is a non-alcoholic beer. She passed out from a placebo effect. =/

  7. Oxford says:

    Pshaw. She doesn’t even qualify for Lightweight status. Featherweight.

  8. S.o.B.E.R says:

    Actually, O’douls does still contain alcohol. I think it’s on the order of 0.5% ABV, but that’s enough to the 12-steppers still consider it ‘cheating’, and make it illegal to sell to minors.

    Frosty the Beer Snob
    The Society of Beer Enthusiasts & Researchers (SoBER)

    • CCX says:

      There’s actually some inconsistency there. On the one hand, I sometimes wasn’t allowed O’Douls at restaurants without getting it “okayed” by my parents before I was 21. On the other hand, they sell it at supermarkets–and I know that to a lot of people, that doesn’t mean anything, but in New Jersey, they don’t sell real alcohol in supermarkets or else they have a separate section that has its own checkout and may or may not even be directly accessible from the rest of the supermarket. And, yes, I was able to purchase my own O’Douls without having to show any ID before I turned 21.

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