This is the first new Greys strip we’ve posted in over four years! What’s worse is that 90% of it was completed four years ago, but it’s sat on the shelf all that time whilst our Elvie strip has taken priority (it does, after all, pay for the hosting of this site). With the last episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ due to air in the US within the next few hours, however, it seemed like a good time to finish up the remaining 10% of the strip – which mostly consisted of creating an Easter Egg that has already become one of my all time favourites.

So whilst the title of this strip, ‘Really Rather Ridiculous’ was already set in place four years ago, I’d like to think that it also resonates with the fact that we’ve taken a really rather ridiculous time to finish this strip — and that was largely due to perpetually putting off the time needed to produce a really rather ridiculous (in a good way!) Easter Egg.

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↓ Transcript
[Panel 1: John Grey is talking to his literary agent]
John Grey: I don't understand — you say that my fantasy novels are as good as JRR Tolkein's, or George RR Martin's, so why aren't my books more popular?

Agent: I'm not sure, but there is one more thing we could try…

[Panel 2: John Grey is talking to a solicitor, and signing a form]
John Grey: And that's my change of name completed…?

Solicitor: Yes. From now on you are
legally known as "John Ronald Reuel Raymond Richard Robert Rafael Robin Roald Randall Russell Rupert Roger Rhys Riley Ryan Rory Rowan Russell Grey"