Lots of stuff today!
– We beat Darth’s & Droids in the first round of ComicMix’s March Madness webcomic thing! That was a total surprise! Right now we’re tied in the 2nd round with Nedroid Picture Diary. Voting goes until Weds evening! We can totally win this! Please vote here!
– Modest Medusa will be at the Cel*Style booth at Sakuracon March 29th-31st. Come by and say hi! You can also get your Season 2 book and check out a preview of the Magical Land of Yeld rpg!
– My friend Ewen Cluney has made an awesome card game about creating anime series and pitching them to a cable network. It’s called Channel A and it looks totally great! You can get in on the Kickstarter now and get the game for just $25! If you lie anime and party games I think you’ll dig this!
– One of my favorite artists, the Gorgonist has just started a new webcomic! Ushala at World’s End is totally great! Please check it out!
– Is anyone else in the Final Fantasy 14 beta? I got to play for about 45 minutes this weekend and totally loved it, but I was too busy to spend any more time in the game.
If Modest is the prince’s heir then she is the princess after all.
And how does a horse pick apples? This guy’s starting to creep me out.
Yup. Someone lied to her.
Same way he gets that cloak on? I’ve been trying to drop small hints that there’s other people in Yeld with them,and we’re just not seeing them because they aren’t important to the story. The books, baskets and pottery in the Gorgon’s cave. The fairy statues. Stuff like that.
Well we kind of knew there were other people in the Yeld, what with the tavern. But nothing to suggest they were “actively” interacting with the horse and snake.
Sure. Awhile back someone had commented that it looked like this story didn’t take place in Yeld or took place ebfore people lived there, since we hadn’t seen anyone else. I had meant to include a little scene where the boy meets some other people as he travels, but I never got around to it. So instead there’s a bunch of little hints that suggest they both must interact with other people from time to time.
Someone had to embalm the mummy in the tavern. Yeah, I remember him even if he was just in the background. Something about a mummy hanging out in a tavern was so anti-D&D that it was awesome.
That was a tunnel mummy. It lives in tunnels!
How does a horse pick apples? Like this, of course! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-zyy97w268
Great arc, Jake!
I knew it was possible.
This is awesome, Jake. Keep up the excellent work, storyline and drawings.
The other children are dead im assuming.
No – they just got ‘promoted’ to snack-class objects…
as i read this i get that feeling like i want to voice some of these characters…
So he didn’t hear the mass kidnapping of hundreds if not thousands of little talkative medusas?
i guess not
I’m sorry but I thought of this right after I posted.
Vargas: So don’t ever do anything that might scar her or anyone around her.
Oh god. That’s not ominous sounding at ALL. OnO
And I was just getting over Mother part 2 after all this time. Sorry Jake, but if you were trying to make Momdusa a sympathetic character, it’s failed completely.
I don’t think she’s supposed to be sympathetic. Any sympathy that might have existed in Gorgon shriveled away with her main body.
Good news: he wasn’t.
I mean, she was sympathetic before every part of her but the snakes turned into a dead husk. Now she’s a tragic villain, beyond hope.
The Prince picked the smallest & weakest of the litter?! So she’s easier to control?
Innocence broken and destroyed tastes so much better when it is at its purest.
This is both beautiful and decidedly grim. In my imagination, I think I can piece together where this is going, how it ties everything together. How it will end however is still vague…
Wonderful job, Jake.
oh dear…well, at least now we know why the other medusas were all locked up – and why momdusa was eating them: they were simply superfluous. poor babies….looks as if the soon-to-be chainsaw unicorn cared more about them as their mom.
Chocodiles may be back soon?
Oh! I have now seen my second “American dad” (Seth Macfarlane) episode where they showcased Chocodiles. I really think this is all Jake’s doing.
Again, I wish I could take credit for it.
baby Modest is so cute aww
Side question Jake, or whomever else has a Modest Medusa hoodie, what color looks best? I’m going to order one in the next few days, but I cannot decide between my usual black or Navy Blue, or some other color if it should look good.
Also, I would have selected the ‘teasing Medusa’ graphic on a hoodie as my first choice (or even ‘dickish Medusa’, as it is funny) but ‘Curious Medusa’ is quite acceptable as well.
I actually don’t own one, so I’m not sure.
Besides the madness/kidnapping happening, Modest looks SO-SO ADORABLE!!!
Everyone’s been assuming that Mr.horse up there becomes the chainsaw unicorn. But what if he isn’t? if the world of yeld is becoming more inhabited, what’s to say that other humans have been turned? And the prince is obviously magical as well since he can create so much offspring/clones of momdusa. Makes me wonder how special modest is, and what is the origin of chainsaw?
MM is so cute!
Been loving the Wither Away arc, and with the Vargas cameo couldn’t help but be amused. Am curious about the timeline for all these events and what happened to all the other little medusas. Keep up the awesome-ness.
Glad you liked it!
Tell me honestly Jake, how much of this did you have planned when you first started posting these Modest Medusa strips?
Most of this was thought up around strip 30 or so when I realized the comic was going to keep going. A lot of this is background material for the Yeld rpg, which Nick and I had been working on for a few years before I started the comic. When I first mentioned The Magical Land of Yeld in the comic (around strip 12?) it was just an in-joke for a few friends who had play tested the early version of the game. After that I quickly realized how well Medusa fit into what I wanted to do with that system, and the two projects started to merge. Around strip 30 I spent a weekend plotting out where I wanted to go by strip 200. Of course, I haven’t made it there yet, even as we approach strip 300!
When did you figure out that the medusa would be named “modest”?
Pretty early on. I don’t remember when exactly, but the general shape of the Yeld arc came together sometime during the Pokemon arc in season 1.
All the pieces are coming together, I think I figured out the connection between the big arse snake and the horse. In the previous comics they were seen in. Easy thing to figure out I know, but still!!
I love the back story you have done with this arc Jake. Keep up the great work.
Hes not looking happy about the situation… And the other Medusas? Eaten? Poor little Medusas.
But Modest met the other medusas later on, so they wern’t killed off, maybe they were just disowned???
I kind of hope this outrage leads to an epic fight between Chainsaw and Prince
We haven’t had a fight for awhile.
I had to share this with you Jake. I found someone today who was so amazing, If I could afford to pledge enough for a cameo I’d have submitted him instead of myself.
Today I was trying to take groceries across the street from my mothers doctor. But when I reached the sidewalk my bags been splitting. I gathered my items and sat on the sidewalk trying to determine my next move. Three….Lets call them Gentlemen of a different race then myself. Approached me. One said “Hey let me get one of those waters.” And grabbed a gallon of water shot me a look and I did nothing looking helpless. Then one of his friends knelt to me and HE appeared. A man in his forties maybe fifties with a skullet and glasses on a motorcycle. He looked to the man kneeling before me who may have been ready to snatch more of my groceries. In a powerful badass voice he said to the man. “I will F***ing run you over!” and proceeded to get his motorcycle up on the curb. The guy leaning said he wasn’t messing with me and his friend who snatched my water gave it back and said he was “just playing” then the three took off. I thanked the motorcyclist and he made sure they were gone. Spun his motorcycle around and took off into traffic.
Wow. MM Survived another voting round of MM. This 3rd round is against Bittersweet Candy Bowl. This ones got a lot of readers. Should be interesting to see if MM at least stays close in voting.
Bitter Sweet candy Bowl got about 100 more votes last round than we did. So if we want to make it we have to vote like crazy!
horse is angry, texas CS massacre time?
I came here because I was pissed that Nedroid lost in the Comic Mix March madness and I wanted to see what beat it out. Just read through the entire series, and I am totally okay with it now. I’m glad I didn’t read this before I voted, because that would’ve been a tough decision.
Oh hey, thanks! Nedroid is great. I didn’t think we’d win.
I’m VERY impressed with your ability to not only make a sage-beard horse look angry, but also menacing. Kudos, Jake.
baby Modest Medusa is sooooo cute!!!!:) I always knew she was special…
But don’t take her away!