Books + Comics

Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #3

Some things are more important than band practice.

28 Comments

  • HollinsCollins November 25th, 2012 12:19 PM

    YES.

  • thebrownette November 25th, 2012 12:41 PM

    WOW. awesome, girls.

  • Kaetlebugg November 25th, 2012 12:52 PM

    wow, Suzy X is so talented/perceptive! I love comics, and this one in particular, because they convey so much so concisely.

  • cloudinthesky November 25th, 2012 1:55 PM

    Looove it. <3

  • AYAtheOUSH November 25th, 2012 2:18 PM

    yes yes yes yes yes
    muslim gurlies r just regular gurlies afterall

  • Yip November 25th, 2012 2:35 PM

    WOW. Fantastic.

  • Hannah November 25th, 2012 2:57 PM

    That’s awesome! I love this

  • steelwoolsweater November 25th, 2012 3:05 PM

    Yay for comics about muslim girls! I’ve been reading rookie since the day it launched and this is the first thing thats resonated with me so much, I just had to make an account and comment!
    xoxo

  • Mary the freak November 25th, 2012 3:18 PM

    YEAH.

    Those comics are beyond amazing. <33

    http://birdiewearsatie.blogspot.com/

  • spudzine November 25th, 2012 4:42 PM

    I love this! I’m a Muslim so I can totally relate

  • Nomi November 25th, 2012 5:16 PM

    I live in NYC and a lot of my friends are Muslim, so I really appreciate this.

  • purrr November 25th, 2012 5:41 PM

    UGH I love the “IM NOT GETTING MARRIED” panel, Samira’s face looks soooo “badass bitch”, it’s something I feel every day -___-

    this comic strip kind of reminded me of sam shanahoys short film “skate bitches” in the way it adresses these girl hate problems in a kind of detached way. I really like suzy’s and sam’s work but i feel like these works are just driven by a thought along the lines of “make some art that shows why girl-hate is bad” and it feels kind of two-dimensional to me. I feel like a depth can be added and emotions can be explored – not only the emotions of the characters in your creations, but the emotions of the viewers, you know? I’m struggling with that kind of thing right now, but it’s something that makes me easily separate “omg this is so great ugh i’m drooling everywhere” kind of things from “huh that’s fun” kind of things.

    it’s not “bad” or “good”, i guess, more of a personal preference. anyway keep up the good work, some of your comics do make me want to forward them to ALL my friends.

    i don’t really know what i’m talking about anymore hrrmmmm okay

    sanctifiedyouth.blogspot.com

  • Tarik November 25th, 2012 6:46 PM

    i like it, looks nice. But i don’t get the point it’s true that we go to the Mosque on Fridays and girls are not forced to go to Mosque nor to wear scarf on Fridays, if they choose to wear it they have to put it on all the days of the week. it’s about choice and the choice that the girl did, i don’t think it does even exist in real live !

    • Suzy X. November 25th, 2012 9:19 PM

      I’m so sorry if I got something wrong! I consulted some friends who are practicing Muslims while drawing this. A friend of mine said she only wears her scarf on the days she goes to the Mosque. Seeing as Samira usually doesn’t wear one, it seemed fitting.

      I wanted to present a situation in which Samira was unfortunately too embarrassed about her religion to discuss it with her band mates. But alas, they scheduled practice on the same day as the service. Samira, in her rush to practice, forgot about her scarf and had to face their ignorant comments. I apologize if anything I illustrated was inaccurate or unclear.

    • Afiqa November 25th, 2012 10:30 PM

      But in order to go to the mosque, you have to wear a head scarf to show respect

  • QueenMab November 25th, 2012 8:22 PM

    Awsome!

  • plutosproject November 26th, 2012 12:55 AM

    I wish everybody was respectful of every culture. Great comic strip :)

  • Janis November 26th, 2012 3:20 AM

    love this!! <3

  • particlebeamdream November 26th, 2012 6:46 AM

    the last panel was really sweet, awh

  • Thyra November 26th, 2012 7:21 AM

    I really liked this comic. I live in a city in a Muslim country that’s pretty international and liberal so I can understand the issue at hand. I loved how the comic managed to tackle such a sensitive and relevant issue in just a few frames! Well done Suzy X, this is amazing :D

    • AYAtheOUSH November 26th, 2012 3:18 PM

      where do u live? i live in beirut so i can relate to this as well

  • didja November 26th, 2012 8:17 AM

    Hahahah! Amazing! My family’s Muslim, so I can definitely relate.

  • numbernine November 26th, 2012 3:29 PM

    I really can’t see the point of the comics except being politically correct. This situation could possibly happen in real life, ok, but aren’t comics suppose to be good and not just educational?
    The drawings are beautiful, though.

    • Pashupati November 27th, 2012 6:28 AM

      Building a character’s background in a way that is relatable to readers, showing how they interact with each others and have something happening at last! Plus, it could possibly happens in real life, like you said… It’s better than the precedent comics, IMO, it’s just sad the conflict was resolved so fast.

  • HANNAH B. November 27th, 2012 10:22 PM

    I’m Hannah Bassewitz. i’m 15 years old and I live in St.Paul Minnesota. As of currently i am interested both in cell biology and comics. I plan on one day becoming either a professional cartoonist or animator.

    I am currently Keeping honeybees at my Highschool both to look good on college applications and for my absolute love of the creatures.

    • HANNAH B. November 27th, 2012 10:22 PM

      CRAP I THOUGHT I WAS SUPPOSEd TO WRITE AN ESSAY IN THIS BOX!

      • purrr November 30th, 2012 6:06 AM

        HAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH MY GOD

        • Anaheed December 4th, 2012 10:03 PM

          oh my god haaar <3 <3 <3