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Trinculo, a character in The Tempest, spends a lot of the play as a comic relief character who is horribly out of his comfort zone. That’s why I selected that character as Chapel’s role, because it parallels her costume-related discomfort in the comic. I also chose “The Tempest” as the play being performed, because it involves ships and water, much like the bay where Chapel’s performance of it is being staged. Chapel clearly cares about color coordination, so the clashing shades in her Trinculo costume probably make her want to throw up.

P.S. I’m on a trip in Hawaii with my family right now, so I colored this comic with a beautiful view of the ocean! Comments may be a little bit slow, but I promise I’ll get to them.
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What island are you on? I always go to Maui!
AudreyTheDisneyGirl 7/26/13
We went to Lana'i, but we took a ferry over to Maui two of the days! Lana'i was very peaceful because so much of it is uninhabited that you can just wander around in large stretches of desolate forests or beaches.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
The color coordination might make me want tot throw up too!
Miss L.S.P 7/26/13
*to
Miss L.S.P 7/26/13
Haha, I TOTALLY understand.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
Dude. I played Trinculo in The Tempest once. All I can remember about the character is that he (she in our version, it was always kind of impossible for me to gender bend for anything)is so far out of his depth, that he spends most of the play drunk with the manservant friend, and then get the monster drunk. Doing that on stage was awesome. (And I love the booze bottle Chapel is holding. That one image sums up the character so well...)
KittenJedi 7/22/13
Oh my god, I can't believe one of the Chapel readers actually played Trinculo! Yep, that's pretty much exactly what Trinculo does in the play. It definitely seems like any actor who plays the character gets to have a blast...except for Chapel, that is! And I was wondering if anyone would notice the Ale bottle -- good job!
 Emma  7/27/13
 
Once again, its Chapel's facial expressions that crack me up. Panel two is a classic. But this one plays well with body language. This strip actually made me "laugh out loud." :D
Sam Tweedle 7/21/13
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! I definitely wanted to show the difference between Chapel's happy, relaxed poses and her stiff uncomfortable one in the last panel. I'm so happy it made you laugh out loud!!
 Emma  7/27/13
 
The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays! I also like A Midsummer's Night's Dream, and The Merchant of Venice.
7/21/13
I haven't read Midsummer or Merchant, but I really want to. The Tempest has definitely become one of my favorite Shakespeares, even though at first I didn't expect it to.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
Wow you on Hawaii? You lucky girl! Great comic
Trix 7/21/13
Thank you!! I was very fortunate to have a lovely vacation in Hawaii.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
oh, chapel...also, have fun in hawaii, emma, you lucky person
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 7/20/13
Thank you!!! I'm back now, but I had a really lovely time.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
Poor chapel I would have wanted to crawl into a hole and die
Julie 7/20/13
Same here! I'd probably leave town!!!!
Missy 7/21/13
I would have hammed it up more than a honey roasted spiral cut! Make it as so wild and beliveable as to think i am taking refuge in audacity of it!

If you want to be a good actor, you have to pretend to be THE ROLE so well that you, your self normally wouldn't act like that! what ever the embarrasment might be on the stage, never, NEVER carry it with you OFF THE STATE.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/22/13
Chapel would actually probably be a good actress, she'd just need to separate her real-life emotions from her on-stage ones...
 Emma  7/27/13
Ha ha!
 Emma  7/27/13
Luckily, nobody she knew was probably at the performance.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
be careful what you wish for Chapel. You just might get it.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/20/13
Very true.
 Emma  7/27/13
 
Omg, I might die if I was Chapel!
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Emma, you're so Lucky to be in Hawaii! I haven't been there yet! Have you tried stand up- paddle boarding?
Miss L.S.P 7/20/13
I haven't tried paddle boarding but I did do a lot of open-water swimming. I love to swim so it was really fun!
 Emma  7/27/13
 
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