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A Look At The place

Although Moxie’s Café is a place that exists only in my fantasy and not out there in real life, I have had the create a fairly good picture of how it looks there. I know how all these weirdoes who frequent the place look like, so it is only natural to get a good picture of the environment they meet in. I picture Moxie’s in one of the nicer parts of Oslo West a mix between posh houses in lush gardens and old city blocks. The rough sketch below should give you an idea of ​​how I envision the lay out of the place.

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You can see smaller versions of the large water colours I use as
backgrounds when I build the series strips in PhotoShop HERE

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Moxie’s Café’s Suppliers

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Bogdan "Bogie"
Balakow

Soda Supplier
From The Bulgarian
Soda Mafia
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Petronelle Augenie
Kopperud

Driver For
The Coffee Company
”The Brown Bean”
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Martin Melhus
Muggerud
Delivering Pastries
And Cakes From His
Own Bakery

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Moxie’s Café’s Regular Patrons – Part 6

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Torvald Trall
Traurigmyr
Heavily Drinking
Sheep Farmer
Accordion Terrorist
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St Peter
Pearly Gate Guard
Drops by to
check on
Theodora Olava
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Simen Naava
Skjulerud
Unidentifiable
Man From
National Security
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Sveinung “Snuser’n”
Back Stabberud
Truthbendng
Tacky N
ewspaper
Journalist
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Hilmar Hartvig
Tingleberg Bang

Unsung
Post-classic
Composer
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Chopsie
Magda Helene’s
Envelope Glue
Addicted
Chihuahua

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Moxie’s Café’s Regular Patrons – Part 4

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Claudia Eleanor
Stranden Grimerud
Runs A Net Shop
Offering Daring
Lingerie
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Gudrun
Aslaksen
Artisan/Weaver
Evangelizing
Jehovah’s Witness
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Nancy Nathalie
Gaardaasen-Lind
Gab Bitch
 Gutter Press
Journalist
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Aslaug Astrid
Surtebogen

Publisher’s
Romance Novel
Consultant
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Rebecca Rosemarie
LeFevre

French Citizen
Promiscuous
Translator
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Asmund
Wrigth
Department Head
At The Municipal Treasurer

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Moxie’s Café’s Regular Patrons – Part 3

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Erling Eilert
Torp Ivertzen
Copy Write
Aslak Armand’s 
Father

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Bertram
Normann-Holte

Shop Teacher
Bertil Bertram’s
Father

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Aslak Armand
Torp Ivertzen
Student

Erling Eilert’s 
Son

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Bertil Bertram
Normann-Holte

Student
Bertram’s
Son

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Magda Helene
Heidemyr
Documentarian
In The National
Library

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Kåre-Ronny
Bottolfsen

Lorry Driver/
Elvis Presley
Impersonator

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Moxie’s Café’s Regular Patrons – Part 2

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Angelique Antonia
Zeederhøk
Drunk Home Maker
Adian’s
Wife
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Eivor Maria
Solvang Sylte
Congregation Minister
Severin Kjartan’s
Mother
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Adrian
Zeederhøk
Swedish Stock Broker Angelique’s
Husband
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Severin Kjartan
Solvang Sylte

Poet
Eivior Marie’s
Son
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Bernt-Bjarne
Ballangrud Berntzen
Alien Hunter
Bengt-Bjarte’s
Brother
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Bengt-Bjarte
Ballangrud Berntzen
Book Keeper
Bernt-Bjarne’s
Brother

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Moxie’s Café’s Regular Patrons – Part 1

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Desiree Evelyn
Aspelund Eilertsen
Home Maker
Isabelle Jasmine’s
Mother
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Francesca Harriet
Aspelund
Self-Proclaimed Medium
Desiree Evelyn’s
Sister
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Isabelle Jasmine
Eilertsen
Student
Tormod’s
Girlfriend
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Madeleine Michelle
Røed-Stockman
Student
In Love With
Aslak Armand
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Tormod
Frietzgaard
Street Vendor/Artist
Isabelle Jasmine’s
Boyfriend
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Lucinda Louise
Røed-Stockman
Home Maker
Madeleine Michelle’s
Mother

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The Moxie’s Café Staff, Ghost & Spirit

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Laura Margrethe Simensbraaten
Owner
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Caroline Synnøve
Stang Sildreviik
Waitress
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Smoldo Bin Lampen
The Soda Fountain
Spirit
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Frida Katinka
Olsen
Extra Help
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Theodora Olava Gregoriussen
Ghost

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Since You’re going to be stuck with The Sunday Comic for a long time (it’s a project I have been working on for donkeys years) I thought it only right to supply you with a little background stuff and a chance to get to know the different characters a little better. So here’s a new series that will take care of that – Ted

Back in the times Moxie’s was a right fashionable Oslo West End café run by the current owner Laura’s grand-aunt Constance Aulalie "Moxie" Simensbraathen Sigvatson the only cold alcohol free beverage for sale in the establishment was Moxie which had given Aulalie Constance her nickname. She had in fact in her youth been over in the States and there fallen in love with this very refreshing beverage. The result was that when she later started her café she became the only one in Norway to import Moxie.

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The current owner Laura Margrethe Simensbraaten in peaceful
conversation with the house-ghost Theodora Olava Gregoriussen

Her somewhat exuberant and quite persistently marketing of Moxie eventually gave her the nickname “Moxie” and as she was a woman with a good sense of humour, she thought she might as well call the café Moxie’s. Laura had planned to importing Moxie and keep on making it the café’s on cold alcohol free beverage, but the arrival of the house-ghost Theodora Olava Gregoriusson and the  strange suppliers that came in the wake of this arrival put a stop to it.

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Two of the new suppliers Bogdan Balakow from the Bulgarian soda mafia
and Petronelle Augenie Kopperud from The Brown Bean.

In Context:
Back in Aulalie Constance "Moxie" Simensbraathen Sigvatson’s days Moxie was a very popular drink in the United States, but Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sodas with more sugar has gradually taken over most of the market. But it is still in production and still popular in New England and Pennsylvania and was elected Maine’s official beverage May 10, 2005 .

Moxie has also risen in popularity in the southern parts of Maine and Connecticut in recent times as it is an ingredient in several famous drinks. Including "Welfare Mom", which consists of equal parts Diet Moxie and Allan’s Coffee flavoured Brandy, "Country Girl", one part bourbon and two parts Moxie, "Mad Mailman", equal parts Moxie and Jägermeister and "The Vijay” comprising of equal parts Moxie and blended American Whiskey.

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