Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Comments (22) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    The Howard Hughs of Unicorns?

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    She has a crush on a being she’s never even seen?

    That takes the idea of “loving being in love” to a new level.

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I hope she’s heard of Manti Te’o.

  4. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, almost 4 years ago

    I like Marigold’s pupil in the third panel.

  5. Alex

    Alex said, almost 4 years ago

    More unicorns? Sure!

  6. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, almost 4 years ago

    Now the truth has been revealed. There are no other unicorns. They exist only in Marigolds imagination. Marigold is the one and only everlasting eternal unicorn. All the tales of unicorn councils, magic barns, and uncorn society were manufactured in Marigolds imagination. She just wants it to be true.

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 4 years ago


    You forgot to include the word “equine” in your comment. Along with another ramble about yours.

  8. Lizard Lass

    Lizard Lass GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Man, I hope we get to see this fellow!

  9. siggygirl2

    siggygirl2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Hearts for eyes – adore it!

  10. dhwn

    dhwn said, almost 4 years ago

    My hypothesis: For unicorns, it is not merely an artistic flourish by the illustrator—Marigold’s pupils really become hearts when making a smitten-kitten face.

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought YOU were the most beautiful creature in the world. Make up your mind already, willya Marigold?

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago


    Oh I dunno, they beat snarky comments like the one you just made any day of the week

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    Or is it?

  14. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, almost 4 years ago

    So unicorns are hard to find even by unicorn standards. That or Marigold is so fussy she can’t accept less then more perfect then her own perfection. just wait and see Marigold Phoebe Dakota and Max will travel to a far off land of thunderous creatures looking for this amazing mystery unicorn only to discover he’s just some old man behind a curtain but along the way the four adventurers will each find what they truly want in life a heart, an I-phone,True love and that nerd.

    I have often held that same theory, Marigold desperate for a friend and attention, felt the need to impress Phoebe and knowing full well she knew nothing about unicorns, Marigold tells Phoebe any thing that pops in to her head, when in reality Marigold her self is a rejected weird-o that all the other unicorns tease and ignore and Phoebe is just too trusting to question any thing Marigold tells her and as long as Phoebe never goes to the magical world she’ll never learn the truth that other unicorns are normal and Marigold is the freak who obsesses over her reflection etc where as other unicorns do not.

    However more recent events have created a 2nd possibility
    There for I must reject your reality and substitute my own,

    I think there is a world of unicorns and stuff out there, an amazing world normal humans don’t get to visit. I see no reason for there not to be other unicorns. We know dragons and answer pixies are real so other unicorns could also very well exist. I would think they would have to bread and populate some how even if its only once every 1,000 years or some thing and involves some sort of ridiculously complex rituals. I have no actual evidence to back that up, but Im too in love with unicorn dance computations for it to not be true. We could very well be lead on to follow the Marigold’s imagination theory only to suddenly on day see a 2nd unicorn come from off panel. The alternative would be just bleak and lonely, a good dramatic plot move but still kind of sad. The idea of other unicorns however opens the comic up to adventures and conflict. Max and Dakota each getting there own unicorn, ridding them around the world tracking down a 4th trouble making unicorn, or maybe Dakota getting some kind of evil anti-unicorn and becoming the queen of darkness and Pheebs having to save her with the power of love and friendship.

    One thing I am cretin of, as its happened before, Dana has her own brilliant ideas beyond all predictability and any thing I say “Hide the Unicorn from your parents” , “That wasn’t magic Dakota was bald the whole time” , “Answer pixies are known for lying” never comes true. Dana has in her head what the world is and any thing we think will happen won’t. Not that it’ll stop me from suggestion my own wacky ideas like “Her music teacher is secretly an elf” you know because saying random stuff is fun. You could be right and we could be doing this whole “Unicorn no one’s ever seen” thing just to send Phoebe on an adventure while Marigold rigs up some kind of contraption to pretend there is a 2nd unicorn and she throws her voice in to it just to impress and entertain Phoebe and play in to this fantasy world until a van full of hippies and there dog unmask the truth that Marigold is in fact Gilbert Gottfried and Richard Simmons in a horse costume using a voice changing horn and magnetic hooves to provide the illusion of being both magical and female so they could trick Phoebe in to handing over the dead to Tim Curry’s ocelot farm. …Or it could be a real unicorn and Marigold is one of six close knit equestrian friends who each have special yet vital to the community talents that they and they alone can do that were determined by some quirk of fate and an unusably shaped birth mark, who along with there dragon friend, Todd, go on wacky misadventures and all pine for and fight over the same mysterious unseen man who only communicates with them there a small speaker phone on a desk in an office some place and sends them on impossible secret missions that teams them each up with a special chosen one among the human race and its Marigold’s assignment to study 4th graders with above average intelligence and non-typical interests, if only to get close to her stuck in the 80s father who programed a secret Commodore 64 game that holds the secrets to the survival of all living things. But before they can do that they have to find 7 magical MacGuffin with the help of a lagomorph and a monotremata and teach a computer to play tic-tac-to.

    Or maybe Dana just has her own story

    Nice tease. Your spot on and I LOLed

  15. Masterius

    Masterius said, almost 4 years ago

    My burning question is: If Lord Splendid Humility never shows himself, than how could Marigold have seen his “such perfect withers”?

    By the way, I’m surprised it wasn’t his buffed, steely croup she was smitten with. ;)

  16. Load the rest of the comments (7).