Page 102
July 20th, 2009

Page 102

I’ve never actually been to a circus, but I’d love to see a Cirque show some day; I prefer the lack of animal exploitation… though I did see an unfortunate doc once about how the performers who got injured or too old weren’t treated that great either.  We live in a very disposable society.

That went kind of dark so how about a big sketch page vote incentive: bright colors and happy pictures! :)

Monday the 27th is the last day for pre-orders for vol 1!  Books should be shipping by then.  If you’d still like to order the book and get a free sticker you have until the 27th (free stickers will still be included for Artist Edition books).  Go here for more info.

^ 67 Comments...

  1. Mickel

    I never knew Death Bear was so Dr. Phil like, lol. Bring on the Ring of FIRE!

  2. BlueNight

    Here in Albuquerque a few years back, a small circus came through town. One elephant died, so the city investigated and found all their animals abused. They were confiscated, so now our zoo has a new (slightly used) elephant.

  3. xxmilesxx

    O.O oh my

  4. David (:

    wow =’( feel so sad for Evil..

  5. Marshmeloo

    How little I knew when I called him a clown in passing. D: I’d almost feel bad if it wasn’t so damn funny.

  6. A_Person

    well,Didnt think death would be curious about that..but i guess it was coming since this is about evil

  7. gingerkitten

    aww no! That’s so sad <:(

  8. machchunk

    The instant I saw Death say “How’d you get that scar?”, I thought of the Joker.

    Someone good with Photoshop needs to get a Joker edit up in this bitch.

  9. Heart of Blades

    Oh no! Poor poor Evil. That is horrible. And look at Death Bear, he really is a sweety, lol

  10. Peter!

    Aww I feel bad. Evil wasn’t always evil =(

  11. Mr.Giggles

    POOR EVIL Q.Q

  12. Voodoo Magic

    I wish I had a friend like Death. D: Even after he tazers you, he still cares.

  13. Tyron E

    Wow! Evil the circus bear?! Didn’t see that coming! Don’t mean to be funny,that ring of fire must’ve scorched him for life! I’ve been to a circus for the first time in my life. Last year. (besides the “Circus Circus” casino in Vegas) They’re ok. Didn’t have any bear acts. I noticed Evil didn’t have his “tummy symbol” In cub life. Death has a cool personality. Nice dark charcaol fur.

  14. Kaos

    Hmm. Evil bear has been a circus artist? Wow. then it explains why he hates eveything so much. he bears so much pain that he needs to make everyone to share it with. O.o

  15. T

    First time I ever felt sorry for Evil.

  16. Myuu

    Baby Evil looks adorable!

    XD AWWWW! I WANT THAT IN PLUSH!

  17. Squival

    Awww

  18. Draconi

    ….he didint have horns… or a pentigram when he was a child….

  19. Ana

    I have to confess that thought that Evil come from a laboratory judging by his alquemy belly symbol, XD…..and I never figured about that scar before!

  20. poco

    That’s kinda sad. I never thought I’d feel sorry for Evil.

  21. Somi

    omg, poor little Evil… but how comes that he didnt have horns before? i mean, those are real horns, arent they?
    Death is so sweet. :)

  22. Kenichi340

    Death the therapist. Gotta love Death…Wait, what? Evil was a circus bear? That one came out of left field.

    There’s something about those eyes from Evil Cub that make me just wanna smile and chuckle.

  23. Kittie

    I love death bear! And Evil looks so cute with small pupils.

  24. Unusual

    Ohh. I always thought Evil’s mommy was a bear and his daddy was Satan. Or something. Looking forward to finding out where those horns come from…

  25. Don

    HAHA!!! Explains why Evil is well…evil! I wonder what would happen if a clown got close to him.

  26. Hahn

    You would love Cirque du Soleil Live so much. I’ve only been to two of them but they were more fun than beating up hobos…mm mm good.

  27. Evil2.0

    Thats how it all began? In the circus…I should have figured…nothing good ever comes from being forced to work in a circus. I hope he didn’t get hurt too much.

    A few questions for you, the book both the artists rendition and the normal one are they hard cover or no and how tall by how wide? I ask because I need to save a place for one on my bookshelf.

  28. admin

    @BlueNight: That’s horrible, I’m glad you guys stepped in. And congrats on the “new slightly used” elephant.
    @Hahn: Beaten many hobos then? :) Some day I will go to a Cirque show, but it’s pricy.
    @Evil2.0: The books are soft cover (shipping is way less that way!) and measure approx 10 inches wide by 6.5 inches high

  29. Maha Panta

    I just got back from vacation, so I got caught up by reading 100, 101, 102. I got the same vote incentive for all 3 pages. Could you note me on DA with a link to them? http://mahapanta.deviantart.com/

  30. Jeremy Kuehnau

    In the small town of Menominee in upper Michigan we have a circus that comes to town every year and performs in our high school’s gym. When I was smaller, they used to have elephant rides, where kids could climb up on those huge, lumbering beasts. But a few years ago one of the elephants snapped and went on a rampage with some kids on it’s back and they had to shoot it. They don’t offer elephant rides anymore.

  31. G-ret

    Ohoho, evil doesn’t have the sign on his chest back then. Something’s telling me this accident might have to do with it >:)

  32. Tony

    Great! Now Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” keeps playing in my mind.

  33. Snow

    Well, now we know where he gets his unhealthy fascination with fire. Surprising, actually. I would’ve figured that would make him afraid of fire, and the others would discover the fear, much to their amusement.

  34. RagingDragon

    This makes me wanna give Evil a hug and some cookies… :<

  35. Dorks of hazzard

    EVIL KICKS ASS!!!

  36. Baseis

    awww, poor Evil. I can see where this is heading x_x

    *points at sketches* woot, Rei!! 8D

  37. olivebates

    Aww, you just made me not like death anymore <:(

  38. Tyron E

    @Blueknight: I was born in Albuquerque! Good we look out for the animals. :)

  39. baughbe

    Love the vote incentive sketches for today. Some really cool looking characters interspersed among the bears. Are these other projects of yours and where can I see them in their full environment?

  40. Deadly Elixir

    @.@ my god he’s cute when he’s old and young! MUST. HAVE. EVIL. CUB. PLUSHIE.

    Love the scar appearing out of nowhere.

    Great art :3 still want the plushie.

  41. Stephalant

    Aahha, finally caved and decided to start commenting >:D After over 100 pages, I feel it’s only right.

    This actually made me love Death even MORE… kind of funny; he and Evil tie for my favorites… this page just bumped the scales to an equal fanlove. :]

  42. RGD

    So what did he fall on a branding Iron how dose ring of fire = belly scar?

  43. LadyM

    I just found Bear nuts a few weeks ago and I so love it!!!!
    Evil kinda reminds me of my roommate ;)
    But please don’t hurt Evil too much, I don’t know why but he seems like the kind who can only dish it out!
    Oh and I would love to see a female opposite of Evil, maybe even one who is just a little bit more Evil! ;)

  44. £Ø§Ð

    “Of FIRE!” Ooooof Course. HAS To be On Fire.

  45. Xu-kitty

    D’awww, Chibi Ebil!

  46. Sarita

    WOAH it’s a scar? So like… he didn’t have something there before? But like… all the other bears had something there and he did’t? D8 *brain blown*

    Gay’s past:
    “And now! The fearless bear cub will drive through the ring… OF YELLOW HIPPOS!”

  47. Who I am is my busness, staying out of my way is yours

    I predict that there will be an OMGWTFBBQ moment like what happened in the voodoo incident.

    On a related matter…HOW COULD HE MAKE SOMETHING SO CUTE GO THROUGH A RING OF FIRE!?

  48. Heartsong

    Scar’s not on his belly, I think, but that mark/slight shading on his forearm, seen in panels 4, 5, and 6.

  49. Crisp

    IT’S ON HIS ARM, NOT THE PENTAGRAM, folks.

  50. Kristen

    Cirque du Soleil is beautiful. I’ve seen O and Delirium. They are Fan-freaking-tastic. BTW, I have a new love for poor little Evil bear. But I noticed that he doesn’t have the insignia on his belly as a baby, is that something that shows up in adulthood?

  51. CyberCorn Entropic

    If you check out “The Origin of Prozac Part 1″, you’ll notice that baby Prozac (and his mother and siblings) also didn’t have tummy symbols. I’m guessing, like the Care Bears, the bears aren’t born with their tummy symbols but “earn” them in some manner somewhere along the line. In Evil’s case, the horns were probably thrown in as part of the deal to complete his outfit.

  52. Kitmit

    ring of fire eh? that explains his love of it? somehow XD maybe he takes revenge on everyone in the circus hm

  53. dreabutt0o0

    you moved! and i just now found you. i missed you, and all your evil-ness ^_^
    evil is adorable as a cub- look at those big buggy-wuggy eyes! hes not even evil yet- no horns or stamp of the devil. awwww
    :P

  54. Gaara1357

    @tony: u aren’t the only one

  55. Ray G

    Oh noes… poor evil, i think i can see where this is going, cant wait for the next comic

  56. Silverblob5

    1 - The big, reputable shows don’t abuse the animals, so don’t paint all circuses with the same brush.

    2 - Prozac didn’t have the symbol as a cub either, so it’s unlikely that Evil’s is the result of some sort of accident.

  57. Oddiccus

    Death Bear is like the Big Brother of the bunch… :]

  58. Evil2.0

    Thank you

  59. Nightlyre

    Huh, apparently being near Death makes your life flash before your eyes…

    Sorry, I had to.

  60. Jess

    This is really great,
    my friend told me about BEAR NUTS just a few days back and I have to say, so far i’m loven it.

  61. Gottmorder

    @Oddiccus I wish my big brother was as cool as Death Bear. Lol, that would be awesome

  62. Christina

    bwahahahaha! I’ve been a Death fan for a while now, never would have guessed that he was so popular! That poll made me really happy. XD Gimp too, I think he’s my second favorite xD
    Anyway…I never knew that was a scar on his stomach. But awwwww, he looked so adorable. With those big shiny eyes in the 3rd to last panel…you can just tell he was looking back and forth between the trainer and the fire as ideas slowly began to form…XD
    also, have you ever heard the Happy Song by Liam Lynch? It like, needs to be Prozac’s theme song. *random* That was actually what reminded me to come here once I heard it on a video XD

  63. theleast

    I saw cirque perform Dralion in Sydney last year and absolutely loved it - it’s just a shame they seldom tour down under.

  64. Masha

    Aww. That explains why he was trying to roast the kid, I guess… other than to eat him.

  65. John

    Noo… He was trying to cook him to remove parasites.

  66. sneakers

    Poor baby Evil.

  67. RHS0

    I think evil is a horned albino bear.

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