The top row of this strip was new for the published version. The bottom panel was originally posted as the bottom row of a three-row page, the first two rows of which went up yesterday.
I’m not really sure why Lottie’s calling Linton and not Mildred or Jack.
Tim’s tend to result in things like devil bear infestations and naming his daughter “Scout”.
This strip was originally the top two-thirds of a three-row page. We’ll get the third row tomorrow.
I think that’s off-model Chinese knockoff Shelley Winters and Tim Jones in the last panel. (Not to be confused with Shelby Winner, the off-model American knockoff Shelley Winters.) They’re close to the real thing, but… not quite.
Anyways, Shelley’s in London and owns a Maserati, so I’m not sure why she’d be wandering around on foot in Lottie’s neighborhood. Tim’s in Wales and has a wife (Riley, Ryan’s sister) who doesn’t like him coming back to Tackleford because it gives him funny ideas, so in interest of domestic tranquility, I don’t think he’d be here at all.
His muscle rub smell is mentioned at one point, so I’m assuming greased.
It seems Lottie has taken to heart Sarah’s lessons in how to be a woman and/or burrito.
It’s Tackleford. There’s no other kind.
His name’s Ken — one of at least four minor characters named “Ken” in these comics.
(Ken the Cormorant reporter; actual-Ellen’s husband Ken from “Fire Inside”; Mrs. Lord’s husband Ken, who we never actually meet in Bad Machinery; and Big Ken in Tredregyn in Steeple.)
Lottie getting all worked up about her own deep fake.
It appears to be an ice cream container. Lottie ice creams ice cream.
Spoilers for future non-Bad Machinery storylines:
Not yet. That was in “Kill It Before It Grow”, which hasn’t happened yet. It comes after the Bobbins storyline “Into the Woods”, which is in turn after “The Case of the Modern Men”, which is the case after next.
At the moment, they’re just hidden somehow. At the end of “Into the Woods”, Erin reassumes her Mordawwa form, which involves her horns popping out, her eyes glowing, her growing about three feet taller, and her whole wardrobe changing. Except the cowboy boots. The cowboy boots are eternal.