Luci Phurr’s Imps “Cookies & the Call Center” #9

Fascinating Fact #73:  While you can’t see it, Court did the art for the picture the Imps are looking at in the last panel.  He used Betty Page as the model for Charity, and an amalgam of Wall Street CEOs for Avarice.  In an early draft of the strip, a panel was set aside for the reader to see that picture.

However, at test-screenings in Malls across the mid-western states, that panel was deemed to be too steamy and was ultimately removed for fear it would actually melt screens, modems and even interweb tubes, were it released for public viewing.

That panel is now locked in the secret vaults underneath the offices of Penny Farthing Press.

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Discussion (19) ¬

  1. Asia

    What a tease! We get this whole story about the picture but nothing to look at? I think it would make an excellent vote incentive.

  2. kitty

    you used the gorgeous busty goddess Betty Page as a model for this scandalous photo…and you’re not going to show me…?

    of course you know, this means war.

    i now go to find the blueprints of the Penny Farthing Press facilities, an armload of firearms, and a gaggle of slackjawed broad-shouldered idiots to use as human shields (and first attack waves to check for mines, lasers, boobytraps, et cetera).

  3. dale_mettam

    We tried to make it a voter incentive, but after the second TWC Server blew-out, the politely asked us to stop trying. And by “politely asked” I mean they threatened to sue us AND break our fingers, if we tried again.

    Because we care about our readers, we did consider trying again and using an Intern as an intermediary (because, after all, what’s the point of Interns if you can’t use them to sued and have their bones broken?) …but our lawyers gave us “that look,” so we decided not to.*

    I’m sure Kitty will share the pic with anyone who wants to see it when she’s launched her Catwoman-esque raid.

    * To anyone considering an Internship with is at Luci Phurr’s Imps, let me assure you right now, we would NEVER risk them being hurt by outside parties or getting sued. If ANYONE is breaking our Interns’ bones, it’ll be us.

  4. Tegger The ORWA Tank Engine

    Ah Blackmail…the bread and butter of america…i see that Alisdair has assymalated nicely…although, hes probably the one who invented that, so maybe WEVE assymalated nicely…hmmm…a paradox?

  5. dale_mettam

    When they were young Imp, Alisdair and Extortion were room-mates.

  6. Byakugan01

    Cue “Girl From Ipanema” muzak playing menacingly in the background…

  7. Byakugan01

    And wait a minute-heaven has its imp equivalents too?

  8. dale_mettam

    Oh yes. Angels and good-incarnate as well.

    Actually the next thing on my script to-do list is about the Angels.

    You didn’t think the bad guys were gonna have it ALL their own way did you?

    NOW cue that musak! BWAH HA HA HA HA HAR!

  9. Chibichibi

    Ooooh! I wants to see Charity! >.>

    *hums the musak* <3

  10. dale_mettam

    She’s a hotty.

  11. Tegger The ORWA Tank Engine

    i will enjoy seeing how heaven has taken to the 21st century too, but now that i look more closely at the second and third strip, (square, panel), i see that the picture is embroidered..or just lacey… wonder why that is?

  12. dale_mettam

    I think that might just be the frame. But maybe it’s some old style lithograph or even an etching or woodcutting. These guys are pretty old.

  13. Sweet

    Came over by way of Sister Claire, and read all your strip up to the present, very funny so far, and I can’t wait for more :)

  14. dale_mettam

    Well thanks to Sister Claire! Glad you found us. Just in time for some cool new things starting tomorrow as well! HUZZAR! 😀

  15. ah-LEE

    personally, the songs that make me into a dark lord of anger when i’m on hold are “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” …or the bee gees. toooo much bee gees. *eye twitch*

  16. dale_mettam

    I’m with ya on that first one. That song alone switched me off “GLEE.” Could be an awesome show, but that song…

    Now some funky disco tracks. That’s more like a delicious kinda pain that hurts so good.

    Will deny that last statement if anyone asks.

  17. Warriorking4ver

    Misfortune is an evil genius! Blackmailing the source of all greed, bwahahaha! 😈

  18. warpcorps


  19. Page-Mistress

    I agree with warpcorps. Though I’m more interested in the story behind it.