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School’s Back :D/D: 09/01/2018

by Joe


I’m awful at naming things haha What do you think Phillip should name his new guard “dog”? I was thinking something along the lines of Candice and Darren, their fallen friends, but I didn’t think it would fit appropriately. Leave your suggestions in the comments, Facebook, Twitter, anywhere I can read them :D Thanks!

Summer seems to go faster every year :D Kids are going back to school, one for the first time, and it’s going to be the first time in 7 years my wife and I have had the day to ourselves. Were gonna miss our little ones but we’re also really excited! Since we’re both home-based and self-employed, I’m hoping for a huge jump in productivity so I can update you guys with some stuff that’s been kicking around!

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Man… that’s a tough choice!

I happen to be equally bad at giving names haha

Tio Ba on September 1, 2018 at 7:58 pm

I can see Shalidar hiding behind the green car on the lower left! You can’t hide from me!

ShiftyOne on September 1, 2018 at 8:56 pm

How about K-9 (pronounced “canine”) or Rog, short for robot dog? I’ll have to think of better names.

ShiftyOne on September 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Just call him boy for the rest of the comic, since that’s generally what he’s going to be referred to anyway.

Themitri on September 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

I… disagree with the stereotypical K-9. It’s a little too cliché. How about something with vaguely symbolic of his new voyage of self-discovery? “Hope” or a similar thing… Neo or Nova, because of all the new things ahead?

Znayx on September 2, 2018 at 1:11 am

I vote the robot name be Argentum. In color and in class of name, the machines may approve of Latin.

KingBreaker on September 2, 2018 at 4:34 am


Tourny on September 2, 2018 at 6:23 am

Unit 01, it may be a little contrived to give a personalised name at this stage to show Phillip’s trust

Justinwya on September 2, 2018 at 8:38 am

Name it, Alice because even robot has a soul ( Alice is cute name obviously ^_^)

SilverMaxy on September 2, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Also i think Phillip will like his new friend as companion instead of dog. This is my opinion

SilverMaxy on September 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Name it hal-3000:D

anonymus on September 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm

How about Major? Or Makoto?

Ryan Walters on September 4, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Call the dog Caleb after the Israelite who led Israel into the promised land. The name Caleb has an association to dogs.

Anonymous on September 5, 2018 at 3:32 am

How about Noah? Enoch? Samael? Abaddon? Something Biblical would make sense for him. Maybe even some evil figure since he’s slowly losing faith.

meodrac on September 5, 2018 at 4:01 am

the israelite who led the jews to the promise land is moses

Anonymous on September 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Thank you for all the awesome suggestions, everyone! So hard to pick! :D

Joe on September 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

@meodrac An interesting idea. Biblical themes, a decent amount of fear on Phillip’s part, a pretty interesting name that can easily be shortened… I like the name Azzy, short for Azazel, the angel of death.

Cinder on September 7, 2018 at 12:16 am

Wait, I think I meant Azrael. Too bad I can’t edit that. It still shortens to the same thing! Maybe one could be the true name, and the other the insulting name his father gives it?

Cinder on September 7, 2018 at 12:20 am

Caleb checks out as one of two scouts who would no deter the Israelites from taking the land and who later would lead the campaign for a certain area in a general-ish position. The name most likely translates as something like “ferocious like a dog” Moses only saw the land from afar shortly before his death.

Mr. Comment on September 7, 2018 at 5:49 pm

I think “Ark” would be awesome because it’s the name of something that once gave them hope…

Tio Ba on September 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm

Also, it is a vehicle which provides safety. On the other hand they already had an ark. It got shredded by the sea monster.

Mr. Comment on September 8, 2018 at 10:08 am

*Slaps top of robot* This bad boy can fit so many weapons of mass destruction.

Matanui3 on October 25, 2018 at 1:44 am