Comic 869 - The Prime Suspect
27th Jan 2023, 12:00 AM in The ToyCo Cyber War
The Prime Suspect
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
Yup, the computer known as π may or may not have killed Clarissa's parents...

This didn't deter her to dabble in the construction of A.I.s herself though!
(Or perhaps one day solving that case was indeed her initial motivation for finding out more about this subject matter...)


Next update will be in four days - kicking off this chapter's climax!
User comments:
Stilldown edit delete reply
Clarissa fits perfectly in the interior.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Yes, that panel turned out surprisingly well!

It was a bit tricky to do:
I mirrored the image I used for my main reference, and thus I had to figure out how to put the steering wheel on the correct side (for a British car) again!
Toorambunctious1 edit delete reply
The corruptor would be a cool cross over villain can you pm me a face shot of the guy. So I can practice sketching him out?
Microraptor edit delete reply
The corruptor? Do you mean the computer called "π " (which is pronounced "Pi")?

The thing is, Pi has no face, it's one of those old computers, looking like a cupboard with many buttons and blinking lights, plus a keyboard & monitor.

You can see it better here and here!
Taily edit delete reply
Very cool final panel!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Thank you! :-D

I wanted Clarissa and Jade having this conversation in a specific kind of ambience, a certain kind of mood. Somewhere... kinda "intimate", if that makes sense - and I figured a nightly car ride worked very well for this purpose!
lirvilas edit delete reply
I second this comment

I wonder if NATO tracks Turing Violations

and if they do I wonder how harshly they plan to deal with them
Microraptor edit delete reply
Thank you too!

And incidentally, run-CEL will be name-dropped later on.
In fact, it already has indirectly been referenced:
Listen closely to the lyrics...
lirvilas edit delete reply
rogue AIs are an existential threat

spin up a tactical sortie

collateral damage is authorized
Microraptor edit delete reply
Oh, don't worry - Team ToyCo is already on the case, working to shut down that Julietta A.I. before it manages to actually "find any of her peers"!

By carrying out a really harebrained plan that is extremely risky and has a huge backfiring potential.