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Bomango 98: Licker and Lies by VanHeist Bomango 98: Licker and Lies by VanHeist
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Some astute readers have correctly predicted this eventuality:
That somebody was gonna get licked by a cow.

If you’ve never had the privilege, here’s a way for you to try it out at home: Find yourself a nice bunch of newspaper (or a bunch of those junk mail ads or shopping circulars will do), wrap it into a nice, heavy roll, give it a good dunk in some Windex (or an ammonia-based household cleaner), and then slide the whole mess upside your face or head. Maybe take a whiff of the wastebasket while you do so, or a sniff of some compost.  

I’ve personally found the experience to be neither pleasant nor especially unpleasant; like Pablo, it’s just unsettling in a peculiar way, and rather unlike being licked in the face by a dog (though cows do seem to enjoy the act of licking whatever wanders within range).

Oh, and cows also provide biological evidence that Gogo is not in Kans—-er, Oz, I guess—anymore.

Danged useful creatures, them cows.

- van

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:iconshadowroadz:
ShadowRoadz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Pablo, ruined for marriage now he is :P
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:iconfuego-fantasmal:
Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Character development. Yay!
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:iconarcemise:
Arcemise Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woo!  Wisconsin shout out! :D
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:iconiowaguy1979:
iowaguy1979 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2018
Gogo's must come from a far away place, to not have seen actual cows..  Either that, or no one in Milwaukee has heard of cows.  I've never been there,so the second one might be true..

Great job, looking forward to Gogo being Miss Exposition!
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:icon10gauge:
10Gauge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
d'aww spooked Pablo going to Andy for protection.
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:iconsolgravionmegazord:
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconfayen-ri:
Fayen-ri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, Pablo's small adventures makes such a funny background :love:
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:iconditistomzelf:
ditistomzelf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
and pablo's hair has a cow-lick
also, you draw cows so well it's incredible



just saying
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
I wish I drew animals more often, because I enjoy it a lot when I do. I wasn’t entirely sure how much detail to put into the cows, since I don’t have a lot of prior reference in the comic to how cartoony or realistic animals appear. But I’m glad the cows look like cows ^^;
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:iconditistomzelf:
ditistomzelf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
well, you can always go for a side story. "The secret life of Cows" or something ;P
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:iconillustratedeye:
IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Professional Photographer
lolol
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever need a filler comic idea, I vote it be about Pablo and cows! =p

Nice comic!
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:icondezaina9:
Dezaina9 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You are a genius VanHeist. I just want you to know that. Every story you make is pure gold.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
THAT might be a little generous, but...thank you :XD:
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:icondezaina9:
Dezaina9 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
No problem
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:iconprecipitous120:
Precipitous120 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
We have free ranged cows here, so I've honestly never seen such an interaction before

These are very tame cows... our cows would not let you touch them and they are super untrusting

I let a pile of fruit for them, and they would not eat it, simply because I left it there.

Cows do eat fruit however, so it is obvious they just don't like humans ... or me :(
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
I remember a lot of cows I worked around as being very set in their routines and boundaries. If there was a fence between you and them, they were often happy to come right up to you.

Step across that fence, though, and they got the jitters. That, or it meant you were gonna move them around, and if it wasn’t milking or feeding time, being herded around made them uneasy.
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:iconprecipitous120:
Precipitous120 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
I guess it also depends on how fat they are

if there incapable of running away or kicking... then maybe they stop trying all together

I know pigs are near impossible to catch, but once they gain a few hundred pounds they become as docile as a fat cat
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
hilarious!!
awesome comic!!
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:iconaflavoredstrawberry5:
AFlavoredStrawberry5 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
lol guess the cow likes Pablo
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:iconchaponegi:
ChapoNegi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Why would someone lie about cows to his kid?

Poverty? Okay. Politics? Yeah, why not? The latest 10 years of bad Marvel Comics stories? Sure.

But cows?
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
As Gogo says, it is dumb thing for to be lying about :P
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:iconagrophias:
Agrophias Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Naaaaahhhhhhhhh really????? She lied?! No way XD
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:iconmullmeister:
Mullmeister Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww her hot scar is gone. OH WELL now to admire her for the ebony slovic accented Amazonian Kaiju she is
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:iconwragged:
Wragged Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
You should also liberally sprinkle said roll of circulars with enough sand so that when you wipe it up side your face, it feels like the cow is attempting to pull you into its mouth.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Very practical, yes.
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:iconcrazy9219:
cRaZy9219 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
So amazing!
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:icongnoll-el:
Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Poor Pablo looks as if he had the hams licked out of him. :D
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Hah!
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:iconhajbe:
Hajbe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
 I just LOVE the details you draw in here and there. I had a good giggle when Pablo got licked and his reaction there and the following frames. That little extra makes the comic at least 50% better. :D
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
When making comics, it’s really easy to make a conversation just with talking heads going back and forth. I’m sure I still do that too often, but little asides and/or a little action can really help an otherwise visually slow or unexciting scene become slightly (or 50%) more interesting :)
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:iconwinterous:
Winterous Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Bottom-left frame, her neck merged into her chin without any sort of curve.

Also cows are literally just big, fat dogs, they're great.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Hmm I see what you mean. Didn’t catch that myself. Good eye.
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solyent Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2018
  I see.  The cows represent a confirmation of radical change to Gogo.  Gogo has to contend with the probability of escalating uncertainty; familiarity has been completely compromised.  Gogo is a pariah.  A stranger in a strange land.  She not only has to reevaluate her situation but also adapt to a new set of circumstances with virtually no frame of reference.  Gogo's consternation is not only understandable but also justified.

  Poor Pablo.  He has now been officially traumatized for life.  He may even develop a condition of Bovinophobia and have a permanent aversion to all bovine.  Hopefully, this is not the case.    
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TheMightyGorga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get the image to show up in "previous" and "next", now? They changed the function...
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:iconjoel-cevallos:
Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
The Goddess Lied About Mewakey (LOL)
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:icon141188:
141188 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Her face seems to be doing better. :D
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:iconminigendo:
MiniGendo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
The cow is hungry... hungry for hams.  And that's why they're called hamburgers.
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:iconburningartist:
BurningArtist Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. Gogo just switched from scary to chill. She must really like Andy already. XD
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:iconmyskocs:
MyskoCS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Ayy Wisconsin, I live there. ^^
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:iconthemightygorga:
TheMightyGorga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I live in Illinois, 5 miles south of the Wisconsin border... we go shopping in Wisconsin since the tax is less...
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
As do I!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The burn is gone?
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
It started to vanish a few pages ago, but hasn’t come up in conversation...yet, hehe
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The power of cows is mystical indeed.
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:iconninj4st4r:
ninj4st4r Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
"Hey, wasn't, like, half your face... missing, like, an hour ago?"
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:iconzoopbooploop:
ZoopBoopLoop Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Hmmm...Gogo's starting to look like Classic Gogo.
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:iconninuturu:
Ninuturu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cow tongue :lmao: was waiting for it
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:iconjoker-nick:
joker-nick Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Finally backstory!
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