Bugbear Talisman 10: Classic

I’m back from SPX! What a great wonderful time!! Thanks to everybody who came out for the show! I hope to come back again next year, what fun!

Also, my Kickstarter was funded this weekend! Wow!!! Thank you all so much! I can’t wait to get those books to y’all!

This page made me draw parts of the Avalon I hadn’t drawn for three years, it was kind of fun to go back and visit the Drunken Satyr! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed coloring copper statues.


oh my god this is going to turn out wonderfully

I’m torn, because on one hand, when you pull something off like that, you’ve gotta brag.

On the other hand, bragging about the time you “got” a bugbear has GOT to have some nasty come-back karma….

I’d say that she might as well brag. Once Alec gets over the shock of being blindsided, possibly for the first time in his life, he will set out to find who did this. For instance, he could go to the local supermarket and enquire whether anyone purchased a large quantity of honey recently. Of course, he will still have to find Lily without the aid of his sensing ability, but the Avalon is only so big, and indications are that he can get from A to B (and to C, D, E, and so on) with supernatural speed. He will run across her eventually. Unless the talisman prevents him from sensing her at all… Regardless, she will shortly be a marked woman, and might as well enjoy the notoriety to the full.

Or he could just skip those steps and ask if anyone has seen Lily lately. I get the feeling that the list of suspects is pretty short.

Ah, but keep in mind that Occam’s razor will probably have him looking for a bugbear first. Of course, since Alec is apparently the only one living in the LA, he’ll only have to find out if anyone new has been seen that day.

Then he’ll go looking for Lily.

Yeah….it’s not every day you get to see someone play tricks on a bugbear. Ike’s reaction is to be expected. Now….to see what an extremely annoyed bugbear does for revenge.

Speaking of Bugbears…what happened to those preorder medallions from a while back?

Did you order one? All of the orders should have gone out a few weeks ago. The bugbear medallions are back up in the shop.

Yeah. Might have been lost in the post system. I’ll see if the mail guys here at Uni have it and just haven’t told me.

I guess it’s held up by the trip to New Zealand or something. I’ll flick you an email if it’s not here in a week or so….packages can take as long as 3 weeks to get here if the postage firms are lazy.

This page alone has increased my love of Ike by 10,000+
Lily by 30,000+
and Alex by 2,000+ XDDDDDD
Ahhh, I can’t wait for next week!

Here’s the problem with that talisman, all he’s got to do is figure out the one person he didn’t know the location of. She’s toast.

Hmm, 3 out of 4 patrons are some sort of goat people. (Whatever grouping has split hooves.)

And you have to wonder if the decor came from proper animals, or what the story behind that is. Then again, I can’t tell if those have been naturally shed. Maybe Blanche sells his shed antlers for a bit of drinking money.

The technical term is “biungulate” – “two-hooved”.

As for Blanche’s antlers, I think he’s got quite a few more years to go before they will attain “display” quality. They’d probably do as craft material in the mean time, though – walking stick handles and the like.

Well to be fair, we don’t know exactly when in the timeline this takes place. Exchanges took place in 2004, this could be far enough in the future since then that Blanche’s antlers could have grown a fair bit.

I love Ike’s face right here xD Trying not to laugh because that WILL result in a bear-fist-shaped bruise on his face if he does xD
I love this page.

How did I miss this last week? I fail.
“Snerk” is wonderful onomatopoeia. Thank you, Kory.
And the peace of the Avalon . . . before someone goes glaistig-hunting . . .

I must say, your talent with expressions is your true mastery. The expressions the characters show are more evocative, more, well, EXPRESSIVE than any other I’ve seen online.

Alec should consider himself lucky that Lily decided to be literal on the ‘honey bucket’.

the term honey bucket traditionally refers to a chamberpot, a bucket used as a toilet before the advent of indoor plumbing. one of those perched above the door would have made a far worse mess than a bunch of sticky, sugary stuff.

‘Yeah! Making a bugbear mad cannot POSSIBLY go wrong in any way’

(Alt txt^) As long as Alec never finds out it was her (and as long as she doesn’t run at the mouth about it to everyone) she should be good, right? Love both their faces in panel two :D

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Art and Story © Kory Bing 2006-2015
Anthony Gillis, Blanche Noir, Rupert Burton-Fitzgerald, Pheonix, and Royce Carmikal created by Sfé Monster.
Alec Hyde, Ike Sanford, Sam Hain, Rhonda Phelton, Dermot Ainesborough created by Sheana Molloy.