– The end of Season 3! Thanks for sticking around. When I started this season in June of 2012 I thought I’d be finished in 9 months. But… 3 major bouts of illness, two hiatus’, a kickstarter, 13 conventions, a near death experience and a hospital stay later and I’m just now finishing it. Instead of 100 pages it ended up being 175. Instead of 9 months it was 19. I spent longer on season 3 than I did on season 1 and 2 put together.
Next season won’t start for probably about two weeks, but in the meantime I’ll be posting regular comics, including some new stuff and some guest stuff. So please keep coming back! I’ll also be spending some time coloring the remaining black and white pages from this season.
Yes, there is a Kickstarter coming soon for the season 3 book. I’ll make an announcement about it next week.
– My Patreon page is doing great! We’re only about $20 away from our first Milestone goal, and more than half way to the second. Thank you all so much! I am absolutely overwhelmed by the support. The money we’ve generated so far will go to paying expenses like my studio rent and utilities, medication, transportation and drawing supplies. Knowing that I’m going into the next month with these costs covered is already making a difference. I’m anticipating being able to work on comics 30 or 40 extra hours next month because of your support! That’s 4 extra days of work that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to do! Again, thank you all so much! If you’d like to become a patron of my work and Modest Medusa please check out my Patreon page.
– My friends over at Tinderbox Entertainment have started a Kickstarter for their Dice Empire project. It’s all about custom dice for gamers. They’ve already met their first stretch goal, some fancy Modest Medusa themed dice! We’ll have some designs to show off soon and some info on how you can get the dice. Tinderbox is a video game developer and we’ve been talking about some interesting stuff for the last few months. That’s all I’ll say for now.
Wow that was a horrible thing to write as a farewell letter.
It needed to be said, even if those words were expressed not with Modest’s mouth, but with a pencil.
Besides, sympathy for the mother is arguable at best.
Agreed. I don’t care what the circumstances are, a mother who willingly harms amd murders her children deserves no sympathy.
after rereading the part about how the horse dude came to be i actually feel more for her now, for her modest is the person she use to be and that note speaks to the same feeling she herself had towards her own mother but there was nothing she could do to keep from becoming just like her
Oh man, was not quite expecting that to be written on the note, or for that reaction.
Is mother shedding a tear because she knows just how much of a monster she has become or because Modest has no choice but to eventually become like her mother?
I was wondering the same thing…
Or maybe she cries because she is happy she still loves her despite everything?
Or maybe she’s just crying because she was planning to eat that Medusa…
Nah, I like the other ideas better.
I was thinking the same. Maybe both? Or, counting vernes’ option, the three at the same time? People don’t have just ONE emotion at a time.
She may not have a choice in whether she grows into an adult hydra, but she has a choice in what she does once she does.
I interpret “I will never be like you” to mean she won’t ally herself with evil and devour her offspring to sustain her own life.
Awww… Sweet and a little mean but it shows she loves at least one of her daughters… Right?
This comic was printed with extra feels.
;__; I am allergic to feels, I can tell by all this water in my eyes.
Damn good comic writing. Keep it up, Jake!!!
Wow, it’s been that long… time goes by so fast. Can’t wait for the next season, though gotta say, with both the entertaining characters in Yeld and the ‘real’ world, am curious to see how it goes. Enjoy the little break before the kickstarter. (Gonna have to save up.)
That was unexpected. Expected mom to flip in a fury and shoot out of the hole to eat the messenger.
Ouch right in the feels.
My Mom was sorry she ate the other children, too.
How mean! Never saw Medusa’s mom make HER mom cry like that!
If there;s no prophecy about that starts with, “When the gorgon weeps…” there ought to be.
Well I became a Patreon. I also nominated MM for WatchMojo.com’s top 10 web comics. It would be good advertisement if you made the video once they make it.
Thanks and double thanks!
Anyone can vote if they have a Facebook or WatchMojo.com account. They look for more then just number of votes, but it helps.
Tragic. There is some seed of the old Gorgon in there and she knows how far she has fallen.
Wow… I feel like crying too in a way. 🙁
HOW CAN SHE BE SAD WHEN THERE IS A SHEEP
I’m going to take that as a tender moment, rather than a cruel one. Well played, Jake. Well played. Looking forward to season four. Altho’ with all the things that have happened, I might suggest you take some time off, collect yourself, catch a breather, maybe work up some buffer comics (get some ahead so you can relax a smidge more), you know, take a break.
I think we as a community can be patient and wait for a bit.
Awww…. how she kind of hid away from the letter after she read it is the same sort of reaction I have if I read something that’s really impactful in a sad way, too.
You know, she could just be allergic to wool.
I wonder if anyone ever takes her story into account. She started out friendly and kind and helpful and Yeld turned her into a giant snake. Her first words in the comic were very loving. She said (if I remember correctly) “It’s time to come home.” I remember **my** dad yelling things at me that were a LOT less kind than that when I was out after the streetlights came on–even when it was still daylight. Sadly it seems that her story will never be fully appreciated. And the prince seems to be an honorable guy–considering what Yeld does to people. It is too easy to look at things from a “humans are #1!” centered point. Everything else is a monster. But Yeld looks like a much more fun place to live–unless you are Modest’s mom (she never gets out of the house anymore).
Nice, even though it may sound harsh, the is also a level of love in the letter. What has been said is from the heart, with tenderness and care.
Loverly end to this arc of the comic.
Awwww… I haven’t pitied her since before the whole eats her kids thing.
Ahhh Snake Mommy is sad
Huh, just read the entire thing in one go.
I actually planned to go to bed at 2 am, now it’s nearly half past 5^^”
Thanks for staying up.
No problem xD
Will there be any more of Ghost Kiss?
Later this year.
as the comments memes say: ouch, right in the feels.
I has a feel. ;_:
So she DOES still have a heart after all…
I still can’t believe you killed Mara.
Well, tbh, I don’t believe you. She’s coming back, I can smell it.
Have you ever thought about getting some sort of help? I only ask because the update speed can get a bit slow, which is agitating for a fan like me 🙂
Then again Spinnerette has a whole team and they barely keep up with you…
I’ve thought about it, but finding someone to basically work for free is hard. Will tried coloring a few strips back early in Season 3, but he decided he didn’t like it. Jaymz helped out with some coloring last year as well, but asking her to do more when she already has her own comics to work on seems unfair. I would love to have a colorist though, since coloring is by far the most time consuming part of the comic.
I love how her face is like weirdly different from the actual snakes and how the ridge makes it look like she is frowning/smiling? liek a grumpy moma snake
Yes, it’s sad. It’s very touching, but I have no sympathy for her. She murders children. She murdered her own children. She deserves this pain and so much more.
It occurred to me that part of the reason she’s crying may be that she thought the exact same thing about her mom at Modest’s age…