– Over the next few weeks I’ll be auctioning off some original artwork to help cover shipping costs from my last Kickstarter. The project was more expensive than I anticipated and I ran out of money. I’ll be listing a new illustration on ebay every 5-6 days. The first auction (for the illustration below) is ending tomorrow evening. Please check it out!
– My friend Skull Dixon has just launched the Kickstarter for his fantasy rpg Cleadonia. Skull is a great illustrator, and Cleadonia is a really neat looking game. We’ve had a kind of friendly rivalry going to see which of us could release our game first. It looks like Cleadonia beat The Magical Land of Yeld to Kickstarter. Anyway, please check out the Kickstarter and help my friend print his game. You can also download the quickstart rules for free from this link.
– Here’s an illustration I did for a Modest Medusa reader. The original version included his call sign, but I left that out since I don’t know if he wants that shared publicly. Anyway, it was fun to do.
Hehe love the snakes hiding like that!
I know. I love how they end up in her shirt.
Too bad Im broke or I could do my TWD commission to help. If you still need funds by the first I can do it.
I always still need funds, but the shipping specifically will probably be an ongoing thing through the rest of the year.
I actually think Jake should take Modest to the Barber. But the Barber finds where her hair ends and her snakes begin. Gives her hair a combing maybe even a washing and gives her snakes a snake grooming.
Jake:You know how to do snake haircare?
Barber: Barber college was very thorough.
That’s a good idea. Emma Capps did a barber shop guest strip last year that I had totally forgotten about until today. I guess it’s either non-canon or happens after this.
Doesnt Modest have an incredibly poor short term memory. “What happened the day before yesterday?”
Modest has a really bad memory maybe she forgot last time.
Don’t worry, Modest, it only happens to bad hair that tries to take charge of your body.
If only they had barbers in Yeld.
If they did maybe the medusas wouldn’t be doomed to turn into giant serpent beasts…
Oh god he is being such a JERK. XD
Try talking to a species that gouges out its eyes when they get too big. No matter how much they assure you that the eyes aren’t alive, sensitive or functional, you’ll shield your own eyes and whimper like a puppy.
And you thought bees were scary…
You have got to remember her hair is alive and likely have minds of their own. Fun fact, each octopus has some of it’s brain in it, so it would keep moving even after it’s cut off. I am guessing the same is true for a medusa’s hair.
“Hey what’s your name?.. I bet its Troll because you can derive a masochistic pleasure by scaring small children. Hey everybody his name is Troll” – The little blonde headed girl.
Not to pick too big a nit, but I’ve been in plenty of barber chairs and even when I was very young I was never strapped into one. Is your barber *that* much of a control freak?
Long off-camera explanation about the difference between Jake’s hair and what’s coming out of MM’s head to follow. I hope.
Welp, here comes 10 years of therapy.
They strap you in a chair? What kind of a barber is this?
Wasn’t the time for scary stories last week? >:=)> Still, maybe Modest can persuade Jake to visit the medusa children, and they’ll tell each other scary stories around a camp fire by the lake…
Jake: …and then, the barber swept up all the cut hair – with his big, black dustpan and brush – and then took it out the back, lifted the lid on the big steel ashcan, dropped all hair in… and CLANG!- dropped the lid down again! And then he went back into his shop, to see about the next head of hair that needed CUTTING! *evil grin*
Medusas: eeeeeeeeeeee *clutch snakes, selves, each other* That was soooo scary! …Tell us another! Yes! Another!
Mother Medusa (coiled around a boulder at bottom of lake): C-c-can’t m-move… *ophidian whimper*
Geez Jake you can tone it down a little. Even I’m frightened of that haircut and I go get mine cut almost every week.
Jake’s busy scaring her – but is he doing it on purpose?? Someone’s going to have to set her right by taking Modest to the hair dresser & beauty parlor
Huh. When you put it that way, getting your hair cut does sound nightmarish.
It’s actually funny, describing exactly what a thing is that we take for granted. Putting someone in a chair and taking a machine of whirling knives to their hair? That’s weird. I had the same feeling when XKCD accurately described sleep as going comatose for a few hours and hallucinating vividly.
Everyone else, take a normal, everyday activity, and explain it in words exactly what’s going on. Unique thought experiment.
Jake, you’re being a jerk to Modest! Be nice. 😛 Jeremy has a good idea, but getting her there would be harder than taking her to the dentist.
I was rereading the strips and I noticed when Modest asks if he is her daughter he only clarifies she is his heir. You dont have to be biological to name someone an heir. And if hes not her dad I wonder who is. Maybe someone who loved her mother and tends to have an extreme dislike of fish scientist arms.
Since the children were all female and identical, my guess would be that hydras can reproduce without the need for male genetic input at all.
WTG on that piece Jake! I just saw it and clicked on it, figuring I would bid heavily. Holy crap! Heavily was nowhere near what you got! Score! (Not to devalue your art at all. But that was fast, and dwarfed what I could have bid.) I will click on some ads or something. :-/
I’m glad it sold. That’ll allow me to mail out like 10 more packages.
Too scary. Too cute. At the same time.
Oh, Jake! That’s just mean XD
Damn… this is hairrifying!