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Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for a future installment!
Today we look at a brilliant story arc from Chris Onstad’s wonderful web comic, Achewood, where, through an interesting turn of events, one of the characters begins to write erotica for the upscale kitchenware/houseware/furniture retail business, Williams-Sonoma. It is as awesome as it sounds (and it has about as much profanity as you would expect, as well, so be forewarned before you read on!).
The storyline began in July 2009, when Ray (who is always looking to make a quick buck) discovers his friend Cornelius (who is a refined gentlemen who also will write more or less anything, including tawdry romance novels) in the midst of one such tawdry romance novel. Ray then strikes upon an idea (that Ray is a cat and Cornelius is a bear is immaterial to the story)…
Click here to read what happens next! It gets a whoooooooole lot stranger.
(Note: This article first appeared as part of the Fools of April feature – BC)
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