What is Wapsi Square?

Someone sent me this today. Can anyone explain what Wapsi Square is?
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(BTW I never feel guilty appropriating material when that material was appropriated from mine!)

15 Responses to “What is Wapsi Square?”

  1. Digital Drifter says:

    Hey Thomas,

    Hope you had a wonderful summer vacation abroad. I just clicked on the comic above and it brought me to this website
    http://wapsisquare.com/d/20060814.html, get rid of the /d/20060814 in the URL (http://wapsisquare.com). There is an “About” and “Faq” link/button which explains the comic series. First time I’ve seen it. Any news on re-releases of Prefab Sprout, Steve McQueen and Jordan the Comeback ?

    Be well, Digital Drifter

  2. My guess – a comic drawn by a fan.

    She looks pretty happy singing along.

  3. Elaine says:

    Interestingly enough, there’s a wiki entry about it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapsi_Square

    Doesn’t explain what the word “wapsi” means, though.

  4. Elaine says:

    Oh, snap. I didn’t read far enough:

    “Wapsi Square gets its name from the Wapsipinicon River which runs through northeast Iowa. Locals refer to the river as ‘The Wapsi.’”

  5. Retrocanary says:

    Funnily enough I know someone at school called Paul Taylor. Somehow, I doubt it’s the same one.

  6. The Golden Age says:

    A comic that only we “Flat Earthers” would understand… I like it.

    TGA
    out

  7. snoluvr says:

    Gosh, I long for a new studio album! Please, Thomas, bring us back to the era where real music was made. And next time you’re in NYC, maybe we can all go bowling on a Friday morning.

  8. pat-the-cat says:

    I’ve seen Wapsi Square here and there, always in online form. I believe it’s drawn by a guy named Pablo. The strip features a very curvaceous heroine and it attracts a lot of female fans because it has a viewpoint that’s sympathetic to her trials and tribulations.

  9. Salkryn says:

    As a regular reader of Wapsi Square, I can give you a brief summary. WS is a web comic that focuses on the inhabitants fictional neighborhood of the same name in Minneapolis. The comic in question is simply a bit of filler in between bits of plot. The two characters in this particular comic are Monica, the incredibly short and incredibly busty main character; and Tepoz, the Aztec god of alcohol. A very amusing read.

  10. mr.smith says:

    Hilarious! I love that reference. I yell that to my cat!

  11. TlalocW says:

    Monica is also an audiophile and has a love of 80s music. Other strips featured her singing to Scandal’s, “Goodbye to You,” and her and Tepoz dueting on Cyndi Lauper’s, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
    http://www.wapsisquare.com/d/20050418.html
    http://www.wapsisquare.com/d/20050420.html

  12. Cyclophile says:

    What they said… You really must check it out. It is an addiction.

  13. [...] Now, having never seen this strip before, Dolby’s first reaction was “What IS Wapsi Square?” I mean, for all he knew, the little figure in the dress might BE somebody’s version of Miss Sakamoto. (And he seemed still a little over-copyright-sensitive when he wrote “I never feel guilty appropriating material when that material was appropriated from mine!” Hey, it was just seven words…) [...]

  14. [...] Now, having never seen this strip before, Dolby’s first reaction was “What IS Wapsi Square?” I mean, for all he knew, the little figure in the dress might BE somebody’s version of Miss Sakamoto. (And he seemed still a little over-copyright-sensitive when he wrote “I never feel guilty appropriating material when that material was appropriated from mine!” Hey, it was just seven words…) [...]

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