Hi! My name is Jake Richmond. I live in Portland, where I make comics and games. Before I started Modest Medusa I was a part time teacher and illustrator. Modest Medusa is kind of an autobiographical comic (except for all the stuff with the Medusa), so the Jake you see in the comic is pretty much me! If you have questions or would like to say hi you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
hello it me pazuzu the demonologist if u have questions about any monster or demon type just pq me at drunkduck and never hear of a chainsaw uncorn love it (saying it like a gay)
I thought the comic was funny, but that comment was facepalm lulzery upon the high seas of the internets.
That is a pretty awesome jacket…
look great today.
Hey Jake, just found the comic and zipped through the archives in no time! It’s a great comic, keep up the awesome work!
Hi Jake, I’m a professional sculptor and toy designer and I’m considering starting a new project soon. I’ve only recently started reading your comic, and fell in love with the little Medusa instantly character. She’s cute and adorable, and i think a lot of people would love being able to purchase their own little version of it. If this is something that might be of interest to you, drop me a note and we can discus it more.
You say your name is Jake, yet the you put down for the comment is John Shirey. I call shenanigans!!
uh John Shirey never said he was Jake….he said “Hi Jake, I’m (John Shirey) a professional sculptor” no shenanigans here 🙂
I think it would be really cool to get a mini-figurine, or preferably a plushie of the little medusa. I’d like to have one now, but of course, not if it was ridiculously expensive…I bet you could get an easy $15-20 asking price on a well made 8-10″ medusa.
I’ve caught up on everything today and now I’m waiting on the next one anxiously. Are we ever going to get a name to go with the friendly little medusa.
I’m working on both figurines and plushies. News when there’s news.
:33< Mrrrrow! I want a Medusa plush! 😀
Maybe very soon.
I vote 1 million for making this happen!
do you have another comic? If not, where is the little girl with the mouth on the back of her head from. If yes, links?
she’s from my psychic Japanese schoolgirl role playing game, Panty Explosion Perfect. It’s a 52 space book full of fill color comics and illustrations (as well as a complete game). You can get it on the Modest Medusa store.
I just wanted to say thank you ^___^
Oh, hey! Well, thank you!
My only comment: Update more you selfish bastard! My Tuesdays are boring…
I don’t think that will happen, but… after I finish my current game project I’m thinking about starting a 2nd webcomic that would update once or twice a week.
Hey Jake, I’m up in Tacoma, WA. This comic is great, man, keep up the good work. Good luck with the print!
Hey, we’re practically neighbors. or at least I’ve been to Tacoma. That’s kind of the same thing.
Lol. Im above you in washington!!!!!!!
Cool! I get up to Washington about 10 times a year. I’m sure we’ll run into each other again!
I’m just wanted to say your comic is great! And to ask if it’s all right if I make a plushie of Medusa? I wouldn’t sell it or anything…
Of course. But please send me a picture!
Jake, just so you know the Medusa is adorable! Though got any forum avatars of her? I’d love to have one but never figured out what would be best.
Thanks. I’ll see about making some.
Love your ‘strip. I put you in my blog’s hall of fame today. Congratulations on this completely meaningless award! (Don’t pee on the Medusa! LOL)
Jake, can I start fanmade translation?
So, now your Medusa can speak on the Russian language. No kidding!
Maybe she will like Russian food more than you.
I translate ~ 5 pages per day, will post 3-4 pages per week for a while.
Fantastic! Thanks so much for the hard work. I’ll put a link u so everyone can see.
tolong laa ambik pemain yang lebih bagus..kita ada ramai pemain star laa..aku rasa norfarhan,indra putra,ashaari,hai o ptut ada laa…ada stngah player tu aku setuju,,defend ptut ada daudsu,azmi muslim..btw,subra injured laa,,x kan bnda ni pun fam x tau?,come on laa..sudah2 laa ambik muka sama je stiap kali pr.dnaingant..kata nk reject player yg x perform baru ni…tpi,x reject jgak…janji palsu!!
I need a book illustrator. Mine just went psychotic (actually I think she was psychotic all this time). The style I need is eerily similar to yours. I don’t know how to message you so I am posting here. Paying gig–can you help me or recommend comic artist who needs some quick and easy work?
Please help! On a deadline. (Still love the comic)
Sure. Send me an email and we can discuss this. Jake at Celstyle.com
I was just wondering what you use to power your web page? I’m trying to design my own web comic page and am trying to figure out what to use
I sue comicpress. It’s free and pretty easy to use.
Hi… I saw you at Stumptown comic festival it was cool…
Hey Jake! I’m the guy from Stumptown who tried on the chainsaw unicorn hat on Saturday (if you remember that at all, haha). Just wanted to say I really dig the comic (read it all today). I thought the pacing was a bit weird, especially during the first ‘season’, but this most recent adventure is /very/ nice. Can’t wait to see more- this page is definitly staying in my favorites. 🙂
Will you be at Comic-Con 2012?
Nope. It looks like my con schedule for the summer and fall is Geek Girl Con, Gencon, PAX, Kumoricon and possibly APE.
dude this comic ROCKS
from the relatable quirky characters to the enthralling story
keep it up
I stopped by your booth at kumoricon this last weekend as scott pilgrim. I started reading yesterday and am already to season 2! I really like it so far and i have the modest medusa sticker on my lap desk for my computer.
I’m defanetly going to buy the book if your at kumoricon next year or sakuracon!
Oh cool. Are you the Scott Pilgrim I took a picture of? Because I’m totally just about to post that.
Yeah! I can’t wait to see it.
I cant wait until season 2!
Hey Jake, would you be willing to promote peoples webcomics? I just started one and I just wanna know if you do. 🙂
Send me a link.
You can also post a link right here in the comments so everyone can see it.
Well its a rated PG-13/Rish but so fat its PGish lol
I’ll send you a link so you can look at it 🙂
so i Herd u liek mudkipz lol (suprised i havent seen that joke yet)
? I don’t get it.
:33< I jst wanted to thank you real quick for presenting us with the purrfect webcomic! I read a lot of webcomics, and this is rapidly becoming my favurrite!
Been loving your comix for a while and following MM online. My lifestyle doesn’t allow for physical “schtuff” accumulating in my digs. That’s why I’m down with the online scene. I check in as often as I can.
So, like, where’s the clickable donation icon, so I can eSend you $$? Folks gotta have a way to support their “fix.” Know what I mean? I always check up on Medusa, so get that donation thing going. Multiple income streams feed the pond of wealth. Dude!
I appreciate the thought, but I’ve never been comfortable with donation buttons. Or rather, I feel like my Kickstarters are already giant donation buttons!
Umm… hi! I found your comic by destiny on top web comics where your comic was, er, um, *88th* in the list… oh, well! I just googled “web comics” for fun cos I read a comic that updates once every friday and it’s hard to spend the week bored. Well, anyways, the comic underneath MM was Sarah Zero and I’d seen that twice before on the top comic list so I let my curiousity lead me. Anyways i found out it’s a strange gay comic. So I clicked yours cos it was ontop of the Sarah Zero one. I fell in love with Medusa’s cuteness. So I read the whole comic from the beginning! It took me a day or 2 but it was TOTZ WORTH IT! I FEEL LIKE I KNOW MEDUSA SO WELL! I LOVE IT! I live in GB and I am a very picky comic reader. I hate those japenese-anime style ones cos they annoy me. I think rude ones like Sarah Zero are too, well, rude. I like cute comics! And I’m new to web comics. It started off with “Doctor Cat” and then yesterday I got bored! So call it destiny! Chocodiles and Pokemon and cons are all new to me though. The British don’t exactly have a tendency to put on conventions. oh well!
Peace out~~ GangMom Smile
Hey, thanks for reading.
sorry it’s super long! I got a tad carried away!
hey jake! its been a few years but i remember the time in parkrose every week when we’d watch anime and draw! I want to stay in touch because its been so long since ive had your afterschool event. email me will ya?
Hey Derek! Sure I remember. I’ll send you an email when I get a chance.
Hello. I may have commented to this effect before but here goes nothing:
I am really quite fond of this comic. It has just the right balance of humor and drama. Keep up the good work.
Also: If the comic is autobiographical, does that mean Charles really lost his arm?
Thanks. The autobio aspect of the comic ends around strip #2, so Charles is fine.
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I just start with czech fanmade translation (Czech Republic is small country in middle Europe).
I hope you are OK with it : )
Pages are not finished yet, I still work on it.
All credits will go to you, of course.
That’s just fine! Thanks for doing it!
So, jake, how did Marah react when you told her she died in your comic?
It didn’t seem to bother her. But it was partially her idea and she knew it was coming for over a year, so it wasn’t a surprise.
I am still sad as heck over it. I loved her character.
Well, there will be more Marah stories eventually. Soon, actually.
Wandered into B&N today to get a Consumers Report and they were doing a big advertising thing for their upcoming “Get Pop-Cultured” event. I told them they missed a bet by not including this great local artist who had a few books out. The clerk at the table will look up Medusa, and may become a convert. I doubt the chain notices though… Still a little evangelising!
Thanks so much! Stuff like that does help sometimes, and I appreciate the effort a lot!
The youre really talented .
This is kinda weird, but…I supported the first two volumes. At the time I was posting as Timothy, and my name as it appears on the credits is Timothy NM Kinnee. I’ve actually gone ahead with my transition since then.
I know this is kinda a bitch, but is there any way you could correct the name to Sophia NM Kinnee in the drafts for any future printing of your works?
A humble fan,
I’d be happy to. Although I’m prone to forgetting things, so if you see me announce a new volume and could send me a reminder I’d appreciate it. But I’ve taken a not and I’ll do my best to remember.
So all this time I thought the ‘about’ link was not a link, but just a banner for all the social media links. I feel almost as…unworldly…as Modest’s sisters were XD
You think thats bad? All this time I thought “about” said “contact”. I’ve been telling people to click on the contact link at the top of the page for years!
Hey! What device to you use to draw on? I’m interested in getting a tablet for drawing.
I draw most of my comics on paper with illustration pens, but I do all of my coloring and some line work digitally using a Wacom Cintiq 12wx. Its an older model and can be gotten pretty cheap these days. Its reliable, but mine is getting worn and I’m planning on replacing it later this year with a Huion Kamvas Pro 20
Hey Jake, any update/plans on figurines? Thanks!
Hey! Thanks for asking. So I’m working with Steve Tooze to produce a line of resin Modest Medusa miniatures. These are 1.5 inch green resin miniatures perfect for gaming, painting and collecting. The set we’ll be releasing is 6 miniatures, and we may do more. We’ll be launching a Kciksatrter for these in a few weeks if all goes well.
In addition to that, I’d very much like to do a series of Modest Medusa collectible figures. I’m envisioning 4-6 inch tall figures, possibly pre-painted. I’ve talked to a few sculptors, but finding someone to actually cast these has been difficult. So its a project thats on the back burner.