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I haven’t had a Chapel vs. Fred comic in a while, because with Barnaby around to watch his sister, there wouldn’t be much need for Fred to babysit her. Because of that Chapel’s softened up to Fred a bit, but still likes to engage in healthy competition with him. I wanted to make Fred’s apartment look rather neat and swanky and with carefully chosen colors, which hints that his true personality is probably much different than Chapel’s belligerent image of him. I also wanted to highlight the generational differences between Chapel and the adults around her…even if she may know everything about vintage hat styles, she still has some gaps in her knowledge about past pop culture!
The best part about Trivia Pursuit is learning new things.
Lex-Kat 8/28/15
It's good that Chapel and Fred have a healthy competitive friendship....
Miss L.S.P 7/19/13
Yes! Chapel has definitely matured in how she views Fred.
 Emma  7/27/13
Poor Chapel, she's in for a tough game. The answers are not things she's learned in history class.

I still have the Genus edition of TP that I bought in 1983. My friends and I still play it on occasion. I was not aware of any newer editions being produced until I read the comic. Now I'm gonna get the 80's Edition.
XMinusOne 7/17/13
Wow, well I'm glad I taught you something!! I've never actually played much TP, simply because I don't keep up enough on things like current TV shows to get the questions. I'll be happy to hear how the 80's edition works out for you though!!
 Emma  7/27/13
I like how the lighting in the 3rd panel is all dark but lighter on the game because it says the 80s on the box
Julie 7/16/13
Thanks! I wanted it to feel like an ominous spotlight.
 Emma  7/27/13
Come on CHAPEL!!!! WIN!!!
Viv 7/16/13
Haha! You're a Chapel Cheerleader!
 Emma  7/27/13
Just because Chapel "wasn't born yet" doesn't mean that she may not know about the past. When I was Chapel's age I could tell you all about the golden age of comics all the way back to the early 1900's. By the time I was sixteen I was talking fluently about bands from the 60's and movies of the 40's and 50's. Today I study silent films and Hollywood's past...and I wasn't born yet. Its all a matter of what you're "into." Obviously Chapel doesn't listen to 80's music, but if it was on British television or Victorian literature I'm sure Chapel would clean up.
Sam Tweedle 7/15/13
Yes, I know! Chapel is an expert at the things she's interested in, but presumably, 80s music/culture isn't her thing...
 Emma  7/15/13
True enough. Also, come to think of it, I can't imagine Chapel listening to Whitesnake. The song choice is what makes this strip funny. However, if Chapel likes Lady Gaga I really think she needs to discover David Bowie. :D
Sam Tweedle 7/16/13
I love it ^ ^ though I would have smoked Fred on that one hehe It was a sneaky move on his part. <3's to fred
Tae 7/14/13
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!! Maybe you and Fred need to have a face-off...
 Emma  7/15/13
I love how you kind of shone a spotlight on the "Totally 80's" part!
Now if Chapel want's revenge on Fred, maybe she should look for a Trivial Pursuit "Harry Potter" edition (or some other novel based she's well read on) and use that agienst him.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/14/13
Ha ha, that would definitely work!
 Emma  7/15/13
Chapel should definentally challenge Fred to one o her own games that she's a pro at
Miss L.S.P 7/19/13
Thank you, I really wanted to make it feel ominous.
 Emma  7/15/13
I have 0% knowledge of previous popculture. It's almost funny!!!!
Missy 7/14/13
Let's hope you never have to play Trivial Pursuit against Fred, then!
 Emma  7/15/13
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 7/13/13
It's more than that! LOOK! the 4th panel! we are now seeing Fred's arm! this has never happened before!
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/13/13
Next thing we will see is his face!
No, that won't happen...!
 Emma  7/15/13
Awwww 😕
Trix 7/18/13
Viv 7/19/13
I had an old strip where I drew Fred's arm, but I eventually edited it out because it didn't work in that particular comic. But yes, we saw a bit of Fred!
 Emma  7/15/13
YES!!! I was happy to bring back a Fred cameo!
 Emma  7/15/13
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 7/16/13
Now I have that song stuck in my head, but I can't remember the name of the band...
*They* were British?
Bernhard 7/13/13
Yea, WhiteSnake was British. So was Siouxsie and the Banshees, Wham!, Queen, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Rick Astley (of the Rickroll'd meme), Duran Duran, The Human League, Pet Shop Boys, Gary Newman, The Smiths, and so many more. All of them British.

it almost makes you think the ol' U.S. of A. didn't even field any bands during that time.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/13/13
Wow, I didn't know all of that. Interesting.
 Emma  7/15/13
I didn't know they were British, either! You learn something everyday in the process of drawing comics.
 Emma  7/15/13
(bust out laughing)

OK, now THIS is cruel Fred. there is no way Chapel would know this game.

I know I'm showing my age, but I however know this trivia way too much. And no, i'm not going to play it now. I know what you are thinking so no.

To me, the previous Fred strips showed he was overly aggrisve when playing, but now i think he's just a troll for the (bleep) and giggles of it all.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/13/13
Some of Fred's aggression was just Chapel's perception of him. We don't see him actually being mean or aggressive, Chapel just thinks that way. I wanted to show both his true nature in this strip and also how her image of him has improved.
 Emma  7/15/13
Time to study up, Chapel! ;)
Good job Emma!
Miss L.S.P 7/13/13
Yes, she needs to practice... Thank you!
 Emma  7/15/13
Not Fair!!!!

she wasn't born yet.
scifijoe 7/13/13
Fred's getting tricky!
 Emma  7/15/13
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