He has a bright future in HR Consulting.

43 thoughts on “Initiation

  1. What the? Pervous wasn’t invited? He’s the life of the party!

    1. Oh, kickass. First.

    2. Somebody has to be the assistant manager.

  2. I love Les, in the background of the first panel…covered head to toe. That’s a nice touch.

  3. So, shirts come off next week or something?

    1. Patience, Dave. Nick is telling a story, not selling you porn.

      1. He’s not?? Dammit Nick, I want my $5 back!

      2. With this comic, is there much of a difference?

        I kid, I kid.

        1. Clearly your webcomic journey is just beginning and has yet to take you to such hotspots as Slipshine, Oglaf, and former TG advertiser SuperBoobs/WLP Comics.

          Seriously, if you want porn/nudity, there are much more efficient ways of delivery than TG. 🙂

        2. I know, I was kidding.

          I need to remember I can’t throw in my winning smile to let people know I’m not serious about shit I say on the ‘net.

        3. That’s why god invented smiley-faces. 😉

        4. I always thought that if it was said on the net, it wasn’t serious. period. 🙂

        5. But Slipeshine costs money.

        6. Quote:
          “…selling you porn.”

    2. Shirts, nothing. We’re waiting for the bras to come off. 🙂

  4. Purvous makes everything funnier, and Aya makes everything better. I want an “Aya and Alex go to college” spin off so bad it’s not even funny. ^_^

  5. Oh man… if I had a nickel for each time I’ve been told that I’m getting fired today…

    1. Does it go something like this? “Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning. “

      1. oh, dread pirate robinson, what will we do with you. 🙂

        1. That’s the Dread Pirate Roberts.

          No one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Robinson.


        2. What? the swiss family Robinson trained their ostrich how to buckle swash and took up a lucrative career in privateering.

  6. So…does the Assistant Manager from across town have anyone else at the store with him besides Purvous? I’m guessing not many if so.

    1. I’m guessing there’s a load of part-timers we just never see.

    2. Once, the store I worked at had to operate for about 6 hours with 3 managers and one PT worker. The day after a blizzard. It was busy.

      So glad I booked it before the mad rush at opening time.

  7. Oh Les… Seeing you covered like thatfrom head to toe makesme want to say something…




    1. Heh. He might not be a vampire, but he does drink blood and his pale skin probably would burn pretty badly in the sun (unless it’s all foundation). He certainly won’t be cool though, togged up like that (why doesn’t he lurk in the shadow of the tree, I wonder). As for the last comment, he’d probably just reply “I have. The blood is the life.” and go back to looking moody.

    2. Easy there, man. Here, have a Xanax.

  8. The Negro Guy says Purvous should run the store for a day…oh the destruction to be had.

    1. Oh don’t worry. I’m sure Purvous is unpredictable enough to overwhelm this poor, unsuspecting slob.

      He’ll either be king of the store, or tied up in the dairy cooler before the day is over, methinks.

      1. Depending on who has seniority, that may technically be the case.

    2. I’ve noticed that folks like Purvous can be very good at their job as long as they stick to routine. They occasionally know the rules better than managers. Or at least, they follow them better.

  9. My, what a fine looking assistant manager. I heard he’s going to become a series regular – right Nick? 🙂

    1. Why not give him his own series?

      Assistant Manager Geoff Macintosh stars in the hot new webcomic Treading Lightly!

  10. Got to say, any comic with Purvious is a good comic indeed. For a second, I almost thought Les looked liked Moose from Ranma 1/2 as well.

    Hopefully the new manager is a regular, he seems like he could be a boundless amount of comedy.

    Great work though Nick, it was quite hilarious to be honest.

  11. There never seems to be enough Purvous. I can see some sort of spin-off especially for him being quite successful if it were ever created.

    And surely Les had something a little more “vampiric” in his wardrobe than what looks like a grey tracksuit, gloves and a dou li hat…

  12. Purvous reminds me of the little girl in The Exorcist

    “You’re gonna die up there”

  13. I was beginning to worry about the store, but then I saw Purvous was at the helm, and the world breathed a collective sigh of relief.

    1. The Caucasian Guy

      What crack have you been smoking? Get me some. NOW!

  14. Hey look, Les is Raiden! TEST YOUR MIGHT!

    1. Les wins. Vamprality!

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