* AssPull: Or knapsack-pull, as is the case here.
* CriticalResearchFailure: It's obvious a fair deal of research on Japan went into "The Black Kimono", so it's baffling to have the word "kami" defined as "evil spirits or devils" - by a character who is supposed to be an expert on Japanese culture!
* TearJerker: The final page of the final story, due to RealitySubtext. Knowing that this would be the very last story due to the artist's health, the writer has Douwe and his travelling companion have a conversation in which they paraphrase the blurb that is on the back of every album, followed by Douwe going to sleep and saying "Farewell."