Luci Phurr’s Imps “Cookies & the Call Center” #16

While it might seem like many creative decisions in a comic strip such as this are made quite arbitrarily, vast amounts of research are done prior to ever script being written and every panel drawn.  An example of this is how Courtney spent two months renting a studio loft in the Sulfur Spring Apartment Complex in Hell.

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  1. Iceburgh

    Ah yes, the level of hell known as the Call Center. Ah, the memories. The ex-Army Airborn Ranger supervisor, the mid-call freak-out, the lovely, fluppy people who call tech support during a black-out to say that their computer won’t turn on.

    …Not entirely sure if I miss that or not.

  2. Iceburgh

    Just a side-note, the word “fluppy” is kinda like being fluffy, but not quite.

  3. keylaleigh

    I absolutely adore how many people are paying attention to this in the background. I’m starting to wonder if some of them have popcorn or not.

  4. dale_mettam

    I’m back! Did ya miss me? Good to see that Courtney didn’t burn the place down while I was away (there’s a reason I hide the matches… and who do you think was the inspiration for Pain?).

    In a related note, I’m gonna be hitting a convention in New Jersey this coming weekend, if any of you guys are in the area, you should try to swing by.

  5. Dangerdoll

    @keylaleigh lol popcorn would def be a needed snack during such an entertaining time!

  6. Ragedoll

    I like how depressed he looks that he’s still there. Almost want to feel bad for the guy.

  7. Minax2802
  8. Pickle

    I just started reading this thanks to Dangerdoll and I find it AWESOMESAUCE!

  9. Chibichibi

    Of course we missed you :’D

    And Lou is a man after my own heart. I think I stayed on the auto call thing for the bluemountain cards after they reactivated my account and charged me without my consent, for at least an hour and a half before i got an operator. Then when they fucked me over i went to the BBB… and lost of course…

    Anyway, I hate auto things. Mostly because of that. x.x

  10. dale_mettam

    I was disappointed to not to see a picture of Lou… or apparently Chibichibi at that link.

    Awesomesauce… I like that. 😀

  11. Byakugan01

    I do believe I called it! Where is the convention at in NJ?

  12. Animie fan

    haha, this is SO wrong. lolololol

  13. dale_mettam

    I’ll be at Chiller Con in the Hilton Parsippany, which is, unsurprisingly enough in Parsippany, NJ.

    If you follow the link, you’ll see it has the most awesomely strange guest list ever. Alice Cooper (yeah, I can see that); half the cast of zombies from various zombie movies (OK, given); Richard Chamberlain (Dr Kildair & Thornbirds???); Rita Moreno (Huh?); Mayim Bialik (WHAT THE…. OK, yeah, Blossom was pretty frightening).

    You can see a tad more info at my site.

  14. keylaleigh

    Alice… COOPER? Alright, I have to find my way there. The only thing I must know: how close to the Delaware river is it? I live near Philadelphia, so I may be able to get there.

  15. dale_mettam

    According to google maps, from Philadephia to the con hotel, it’s about 90 minutes by car.

  16. Alyshazzar

    This might actually be the first time in history that a telemarketer could possibly be considered a sympathetic character XD. That’s not to say I consider this payback by a longshot, but unlike telemarketers… I have a soul… tainted though it be.

  17. Alyshazzar

    Pardon, I meant call center operator… not telemarketer.

  18. Iceburgh

    Mayim Bialik:
    Pumpkinhead (1988) …. Wallace kid

  19. dale_mettam

    I’d bet almost every actor with any kinda career has acted in some kinda horror-ish movie.

    I’m kinda being flippant. Anyone who can maintain a career in the entertainment industry gets some props from me. Even if I don’t like what they do personally, you gotta be doing SOMETHING right to keep getting paid.

  20. L.C.S

    I would totally pick up and talk to him just because I’d want to find out what sort of special it takes to drive a demon batty. 😀

    If big fuzz thinks Lou is freaky than he’d best stay away from my part of the country. That’s just about how everyone where I live treats swtichboards…

  21. Deliberatus

    I work in a call center. This reminds me of work.

  22. dale_mettam

    My sister used to work in a Call Center. I continually told her that she write down all the crazy stuff she dealt with because I was 100 percent certain there was a book in it. I told her it would be the perfect way to deal with it… and make money from the stress.

    She decided ranting and white wine was her way of handling.

    Takes all kinds!

  23. ebonyekinshade

    watching this page reminded me of some games of truth and dare on aol chatroom rp….and some spars my char has had……or the time my online char skipped like a school girl….13’10”,black cloak,cowl,robes, tri black bladed scythe,tri faced crimson skull facemask,black mane,6 crimson scale bladed wings….skipping like a school girl……

  24. Warriorking4ver

    who’s the big demon being freaked out by Luci’s dad?

  25. charliez

    That’s our Luci’s Dad. Giving nightmares to the minions of Hell with his doggedness.