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Phoenix Down tees, CMYcat tees and CMYcat totes now in the store!

Hey guys! Phoenix Down tees, CMYcat tees, and CMYcat totes are now in the store! That's the last of the items we're adding for Christmas. Johnny Wander Vol. 2 is still in the store, as well as a discount book pack.

I think that's all for us! It's been a looong day so I'm going to keep it short - have a good one and we'll catch you Thursday!



Comment by Yenian (not verified) Tue, 12/13/2011 - 22:57

LAUNDRY-TOKENS *shakes cane*

First comment?? :D

Comment by Katsuya (not verified) Tue, 12/13/2011 - 22:57

Quarters = necessary for life (after college). Too bad they're so heavy to carry around.

So glad the machines here

Comment by anders (not verified) Tue, 12/13/2011 - 23:02

So glad the machines here are charge-card--I can't buy anything with quarters, because I always have to double check if they're state quarters or not. Takes me foreveeeer.

Also, btw, who is that modeling the shirt? They have some pretty nifty tattoos!

Haha, the only physical

Comment by Markham (not verified) Tue, 12/13/2011 - 23:08

Haha, the only physical currency I carry these days are quarters. If they don't take credit or debit, quarters is what they'll get.


Comment by AmbrosiaWriter (not verified) Tue, 12/13/2011 - 23:51

Successful order of Phoenix Down shirt is successful!!

Also, cute, haha. Where I'm going to college there is a nearby, cheap, laundry service who will pick up and drop off my laundry.

I don't use it. I just go to my bf's and use his machine!

I just thought I'd tell you...

Comment by Ghost Girl (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 00:11

A lot of other webcomics that I read I just kind of "meh" at when they update. This is the only one that I ALWAYS look forward to, 100% of the time. It never fails to be adorable and amusing and endearing, and I love you guys for making it.

Thank you.


Comment by Kilimbo (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 00:22

With socksful of quarters. All that goes through my mind.

the other side

Comment by Paul Lieber (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 00:31

irony (n):I moved from NY to Seattle, and brought along all of my quarters specifically for laundry. Turns out that my apartment has a washer/dryer in it, and I don't even need them.

so true!

Comment by Rachel (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 00:34

Haha, this one is so true! I have happily escaped the laundromat thing for now, but it's only a matter of time before I'll have to hoard quarters again... Or small denominations of strange foreign currencies. Always love your comics!

They seem to build the same

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 01:10

They seem to build the same size counters everywhere, though!

The cashier gives me a sort of Charlie Brown impression, like if they spoke it would all be "HWAW HWAW HWAW, HWAW HWAW HWAW HWAW."

haha, you guys look so short.

Comment by fishtaco (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 02:56

haha, you guys look so short.

Loony for loonies

Comment by Sven (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 03:39

I have the same problem now, I need to obsessively hoard loonies ($1 Cdn) so that I can do my laundry. It takes $4 for just one load washing and drying at my apartment! I NEED MORE LOONIES GIVE ME MORE LOONIES YOU CASHIERS STOP GIVING ME TOONIES.


Comment by kethie (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 04:37

I can work out what a quarter is easily enough but what is a State Quarter??? Hi Yuko,(waves) my other name is fourfeettenandahalf ;-)

State quarters...

Comment by Tsarstepan (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 06:22

are special commemorative US coins that were issued several years ago, each quarter (a set of 50 of course) had a special design: one from each of the 50 states which 'celebrated' certain aspects of that state and the year each state earned it's statehood. Some states would run design contests within their state to see who would get their design picked.

For me, the simpler and less crowded the design the better. The Connecticut quarter with the oak tree. Quite beautiful. Others are too busy as they cram too much junk on the back like their coin is some kind of a yard sale run amok.

Our state quarters were

Comment by Aikachi (not verified) Sat, 12/17/2011 - 04:04

Our state quarters were released through the entire country as well, four states were featured every year, in the order that they first joined the union. Ambitious collectors looked for quarters from both mints.

Battle for loonies

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 04:44

We need loonies on campus for laundry (one for washing and one for drying). Students hoard loonies on campus and then fight with each other over them, especially since there are only a few loonie dispensers located on campus with a limited amount of loonies. You also need quarters for the bus, which requires exact change, so I hoard all kinds of change. It gets annoying after a while, as my purse gets so heavy.

My precious ....

Comment by Tsarstepan (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 06:14

I'm usually far too dependent on buying everything with my debit card but when I do pay with cash I hoard my quarters like any other New Yorker.

A sidenote:
Just curious, went to visit the site yesterday while at work and found that our system admin had blocked which was bookmarked into my browser. Strange! As your comics are mostly harmless while the webcomic Questionable Content is still allowed to pass through.

I wonder how have you offended my system overlord to deserve this blacklisting? :-p


Comment by noobody (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 07:32

CMYKAT is mine! YES! Thank you for bringing them back.

I love Yuko's face in the last panel.

I used to gather up all my old nickels and dimes and feed them into the soda machine at work. Once $1 in total had been submitted, I'd hit the coin return button and out would come QUARTERS, not nickels and dimes! It was a magical machine. I'm sure the people who removed the coins were frustrated by the massive amounts of small change they had to sort through though.

I'm sure I looked a bit like Yuko when feeding the coins into the machine. I was always nervous someone would 'catch' me.

Opposite effect

Comment by Kibara (not verified) Thu, 12/15/2011 - 01:08

I've had the opposite happen to me. Needed another quarter, so hit the return button on a soda machine. Out comes nickels. ALL NICKELS. After I had given it a dollar bill and a quarter =|

...needless to say, my wallet was extremely heavy until I pawned them off on the poor 7-11 cashier later...

I had a similar experience

Comment by Zehnoda (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 08:44

I had a similar experience when I first moved to Germany. But myself and the other Americans still aren't good with the whole coin system. Instead we have piles of coins. When I caught myself with about 8 euros in coins I decided I needed to come up with a system. Germans (Europe in general) don't take cards a lot, so most of the time you have to pay with cash.

Fun fact!

Comment by Jostein (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:28

The very first time I used a coin laundry service was when I spent a year in Japan as an exchange student (and I think it was only once).

Laundromats are not that common here in Norway. Student apartments usually provide washing machines and clothes driers, so most people just do their laundry at home.

Anyway, great comic! I really like Yuko's expression. Also, there's something Johnny Wander-ish about the comics where the punchline is drawn kind of small. That goes for "cat-rad" and "we are going to be best friends" as well =)

Laundry day is a very

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:33

Laundry day is a very dangerous day.


Comment by Parmeisan (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:39

I second the question about the model, and can we see a close-up of those tattoos?

Is the sizing of the Phoenix

Comment by Camui (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:52

Is the sizing of the Phoenix Down t-shirt the same as the Adam Warrock one? :O


Comment by Alison (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:57

My friends and I regularly refuse to pay each other back in quarters, because we are too busy hoarding them for ourselves.

Also, I like the Phoenix Down shirt model's tattoos! They're pretty cool.

Phoenix down had a color

Comment by Aikachi (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 11:37

Phoenix down had a color change :O I remember the shirts being blue before, was there a particular reason why you guys decided to go with silver this time around?

It could be printed on poop-colored shirts and that wouldn't stop me from buying one come payday, just curious XD


Comment by Arsnof (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 13:29

It has taken all my strength to not read it all at once.

Also: YAY for free little token thingies! I got a pterodactLOL!

quaters = garage sale fodder here

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 13:43

Down here in tampa fl i save my quarters for garage sales . It all ways brings a smile to my face when i pay .25-1.00 in quarters for something then turn those spent change into $5.00 and $10.00 . Loonies i havnt seen any of those since minnesota . And thats was only because the coke machine took $1,5,10,20 and gave out loonies as change . Had my car cleaned down here and they filled my back seat cup holder with $75 in them from my seat .

Hahaha... It was like that

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 15:06

Hahaha... It was like that with 20 pence pieces at uni here in the UK. The machines only took pounds and twenties for some arcane reason, and charged £1.40 a wash plus a certain number of drying minutes per 20p (which I now know, owning a washer-dryer of my own, to be an incredible rip-off; the entire wash-dry cycle, after 10 years of inflation, barely costs 20p all in).

The man with excessive amounts of heptagonal silver in his wallet was king, and could sell four of them in exchange for two 50p's. Leading to you rooting around for 10s, 5s, and whatever copper you had to pay for things in shops or at other vending machines in order to not have to use those precious, seemingly randomly-chosen coins.

These days, I'm all about the 5p's AND 20p's. The vending machines at work, to which every couple of weeks I may turn in order to avail myself of an Emergency Pepsi, have prices that all end in 5. And, of course, they demand exact change about 80% of the time. You can't put 70p in for a 65p drink and forfeit the change, oh no. It'll just refuse to vend altogether (and in some cases, won't even return the $%&^*$!!!! coins!). So if I can keep a few tiny bits of silver and a sufficient variety of the larger ones in order to make up the other 12/13ths of the purchase price, it's all good.

Why can't things be simple, eh? Or at least, thoughtfully and elegantly designed. Accept all coin denominations (the amount of times I've had 10p or more in copper but no 5s...) and give the customer a choice of forfeiting the change, or having all their money returned without making a sale. Easy.

You wouldn't have to become Quarter moguls then, either.

That's 20p in electricity

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 15:10

That's 20p in electricity btw, using my power meter plug thing. No idea about the water, but it can't be more than another 5p. In both cases the soap is counted separately...

Annoyingly the dryers in my

Comment by Shauna (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 16:40

Annoyingly the dryers in my building take two loonies and I end up cursing the day we got toonies and I have to ask the cashier person for loonies instead. And they give me a weird "whyy?" look so I just mumble something about laundry.
It's very annoying.
And then when I have enough loonies I have to get 8 quarters.

Once I had the good idea of just going to the bank and asking for 20$ in the right change to give me 5 laundry loads, it was a wonderful month, and I keep meaning to do it again but I always forget then remember about halfway home.

Quarter Rolls

Comment by Raptorix (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 22:27

Haha, when I work as cashier I have no problem giving people whole rolls of quarters when they request $10 cash back and they need quarters. As long as I have a spare, intact roll in my drawer. Laundromats are not so frequently common but it's understandable when someone needs a lot of quarters.


Comment by Trace (not verified) Wed, 12/14/2011 - 23:48

I love my CMY Cat shirt so much (I get tons of compliments when I wear it to work by customers too), and the last time the Phoenix Down shirts were around I didn't have the money... now I do! Snagged one! So excited for it. c: You guys do such a wonderful job!

Hahaha, we have to use

Comment by Gilly (not verified) Thu, 12/15/2011 - 05:47

Hahaha, we have to use dollar coins for our machines at University.
I've moved home for the holidays, and despite the fact my mother now does all my laundry for free, I still get really excited when I find dollar coins in my bag. Like, REALLY excited.

YES! Finally a Phoenix Down

Comment by Lita (not verified) Thu, 12/15/2011 - 06:10

YES! Finally a Phoenix Down restock when I can actually afford it! :D

I approve of this comic so much, by the way. My sister used to live in a building with quarter-operated machines. She'd always bug me to bring quarters whenever I went over there.

But the joke was on her; I never HAD any quarters.

This is a riot. At the end

Comment by Alain (not verified) Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:14

This is a riot. At the end you two look as happy as Scrooge McDuck in his money bin.

omg yesssssssssssss I

Comment by squid (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 20:05

omg yesssssssssssss

I remember when you guys released the grey pheonix down shirt before and I ordered one and it was too small and all of the bigger sizes were sold out and I was like :c and you sent me a blue one in a bigger size and I love it but I was sad because you were all "Grey is special and probably not coming back"


/shut up and take my money/

We just moved into an

Comment by Rexxar (not verified) Sun, 03/18/2012 - 00:10

We just moved into an apartment building that has coin-operated laundry machines.
We didn't really think twice about it until we ran out of quarters today.
We walked across town looking for quarters. No one near the building will give you quarters, because they're sick of people asking.


Comment by Mike (not verified) Tue, 07/31/2012 - 04:22

Excellent comments


Comment by Mike (not verified) Tue, 07/31/2012 - 04:23

Excellent comments

probnaya ssilka dlya tebya

Comment by for Oleg (not verified) Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:39

probnaya ssilka dlya tebya

top print design. i like the

Comment by craving (not verified) Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:50

top print design. i like the colors a lot