– I;ll be at the Portland Indie Authors Bookfair this Saturday in Portland at the Double Tree Hotel. Come buy some holiday gifts!
“Momdusa!” Ha! Great shout out to the fans, Jake 😉
Also, Jen, it was totally your fault. On the bright side, Modest has found a home where she is loved, and is receiving an education amongst friends and loved ones. Although this wasn’t her intention, and she shouldn’t be allowed near children, her misdeed did result in good.
What? Clearly it was Medusa’s fault for finding the portal by letting the lake monster eat her! No way Jen could have foreseen that! (Which makes me wonder how Jen found the portal?)
Not sure if sarcasm… gonna assume sarcasm :3
Sooo… the mermaid really did age since then.
Not really. She looks younger in the flashback, but that’s only because her appearance changed pretty drastically each time I drew her. She actually looks older than this in her originally appearance.
I was just wondering that myself, so I guess that means it’s recycled art? Because it looks pretty good! I’m doing something myself right now and.. my old art does not really line up as well.
It is. This sequence features a bunch of art from earlier strips and bonus material from the books. One of the problems I’ve had since I updated the site is that the strip titles no longer display. if they did, you’d see that this sequence is titled “Clip show”.
The ‘recycled art’ is highly effective! It really stands out as being ‘in the past’ eh?
Well done, I think. Hopefully on purpose! Lolz!
Kind of on purpose. I deliberately chose to use the old art, but it’s surprising to me to see such a huge difference.
Yes, Momdusa. Is Jenny the only character who bothers to read the comments?
I suppose “Momdusa” is good a name as any—did we ever get a better one? I forget…
Jake and Modest both know that her name is actually Gorgon.
Thought that was just a title…
It’s her name that she grew up with (she has a first name that we don’t know). She’s also known as “The Gorgon”, which is probably part of her monstrous reputation after becoming the Prince’s consort and one of his chief lieutenants. There’s a lot about her past and her relationship to the Prince that we haven’t seen yet.
Reminds me of—I feel a verbose and philosophical reply coming on, so get comfortable—the notion that when somebody is called “the [whatever],” they’ve gone beyond personal names and become something of a presence, rather than a character.
I read once an account of Frances “Drefus Affair,” where, late in it, when Drefus was being retried. Emotions ran pretty high over this. Outside the courtroom, some guy took a shot at a guy who kinda looked like him. He went ’round shouting, “I’ve just killed the Dreyfus, I’ve just killed the Dreyfus,” before they collared him. (I don’t know how it was said in French, which it would’ve been—I can think of a couple of variants.)
Certainly calling Medusa’s Mom “the Gorgon” would fit into that—she’s always been more of a presence in the “contemporary” aspects of this, though we saw quite a bit of her in flashbacks.
(And she comes across as evil, too…which also fits into the theory.)
I think that’s it, pretty much. In the comic the Gorgon is more of a presence. We’ve seen her and we know stuff about her, but her relationship with Modest kind of hovers over the whole story and casts a shadow on it (as is intended). In Yeld (in the story) she’s much the same way. The Prince has turned her into a monster. Something really terrifying. THE Gorgon.
Fun fact: You fight Modest’s mom in Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2. 😛
Aka when chain-knight came and chopped off limbs, and when that dick of a cop appeared.
I just got my Season 3 book in the mail today!
Cool! Sorry it took so long. I hope you enjoy it. Everyone should finally have theirs soon.
Have you ever thought about doing a quick side project of how your gorgons fit in with greek myth? It would be cool to see the back stories to your version of Medusa, Euralye, Stheno, and the hydra.
I like Greek myth a lot, but my story is pretty much completely divorced from it. Medusa, the Gorgon and their hydra origins just don’t have any connection to Greek myth in my mind. Yeld does have it’s own deep mythology and hostory which I’m very interested in exploring though, Hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon.
Awesome as always! Had fallen behind because my comp died and had to save up for a new one. Bad thing about that is you get on a roll and then, boom!, you’re caught up!
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