– So I had a family emergency this weekend. My grandmother had been hospitalized and the doctors told us that she very likely wouldn’t recover and that she probably only had a few days to live. I was in Seattle for Geek Girl Con when my sister Katie contacted me, so I took the bus back to Portland as soon as I could. It’s been a stressful few days, but today we got some good and unexpected news. My grandmother is responding to medication, and now it seems like there’s a good chance she’ll survive and recover. Nothing is guaranteed of course, but we were all able to take a deep breath and actually have some hope.
I had a weird moment when I realized that I had never put my grandmother in the comic and that Modest hadn’t had a chance to meet her, and now might never meet her. Then I remembered that Modest isn’t real and thats a weird thing to think. It’s been a tired and stressful week. Anyway, I’m back in the studio tonight and working. Today’s update is silent and focused on travel, because thats the mood I’m in. I’m also coloring some new Ghost Kiss pages tonight. You can expect a new Ghost Kiss episode later this month.
– Speaking of Ghost Kiss, the next issue of Combine will also be released this month. Combine has a brand new 80+ page square bound format and now features 4 ongoing sci-fi stories, Ghost Kiss, Shutter Valley Record, Devil Spy and the all new The Last Cowboy! You can subscribe to Combine for just $10/issue(+ shipping) right here. It’s a great deal on a great magazine and I think you’ll really dig it if you try it!
– Here’s a neat announcement! I’m working with Chris Rosewood to produce a series of narrated Modest Medusa comic videos. Each video will basically be the comic plus voice acting and sound effects. We’re holding auditions for voice actors (no experience needed), so if you’d like to voice a Modest Medusa character you can check it out here!
Best wishes with you and yours ♥
Curious. There’s a giant stone head in the background that resembles a fairy. Lots of questions come up when looking at this.
Who sculpted it? Was the rock there when it was sculpted? Or was it moved there and sculpted? Or was it sculpted then moved there? Why was it sculpted?
I’m noticing there are trees growing around rocks. I did a quick Google search: https://goo.gl/Oo729u
So I’m thinking that the rock was there when it was sculpted. The trees grew around the rock, meaning it’s been there for a very, very long time. What really stands out to me is that it’s the only fairy sculpture there amongst many rocks. Since it’s the only fairy sculpture, I hypothesize that there was only one artist, and this sculpture was a pet project of his. Fella was either a fairy, or really liked fairies.
(Either that, or mostly the same hypothesis, except it was sculpted more recently.)
You’re pretty spot on. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these sculptures. They show up here and there. They’re remnants of the time when the Fairy tribes ruled Yeld, so they’re pretty old. Although the tribes may have also carved some when they returned as Dragul’s army. Still pretty old though. They may be the work of a singular artist, or inspired by a singular artist. They’re actually somewhat common in Yeld, and we’ll see more of them eventually.
Thanks! I love forensic science, and half of this stuff is just using logic.
I’ve watched a couple of documentaries on Stonehenge and took interest in the methods used to build the pyramids. The first question any forensic scientist would ask when looking at structures like this is, “Where did these rocks come from?” The methods of tracking down all this stuff is really fascinating.
I agree. I purposely used a slightly different color of rock for the fairy head to suggest it might have been brought there, or that the stone might have been chose for it’s difference.
Yet another explanation would be — there used to be a live fairy here, until it got into a fight with a hydra. And the resulting statue then got buried neck-deep.
That would be a HUGE fairy.
This strip reminds me of those scenes in Samurai Jack that were just Jack walking across various landscapes. Sounds boring, but those scenes really helped develop the atmosphere of the series. As does this.
The sheep look like snow in panels 2 and 4…
(Yes, I’m from a city that is very cold. Snow soon!)
You can always put your Grandma in as a person in Yeld eh? First thing I thought of.
Is it really a walk if you don’t have legs?
Yes, it is. For the same reason Autobots who don’t have wheeled altmodes can “roll out.”