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Oh…. Someone needs to cheer poor Anthony up. Maybe that nice looking Faun (Deer Woman? Greek or Native American? I’m thinking Faun because of the spots. I suppose she’d be underage as a White Tail if she’s still got spots…).

She looks adult enough to me, although possibly a little drunk. I expect that the Avalons follow their own rules anyway. As for someone coming across to Tony, it looks like everyone here is a regular, and is grouped and having fun with their friends at the moment. Abigail is probably keeping an eye on him at least, and there will be people coming to the bar for top-ups. Increasingly merry people – reddit virum curialem, probum, animosum and all that. If someone with nobody else to talk to appears, Tony might end up with some (quite possibly unwanted) company.

That’s a point: there don’t seem to be any of those worrisome human newcomers visible. Yet.

I just happened across this site about a week ago out of the blue. Are the time stamps between the end of the last chapter and the start of this chapter accurate? Has it been a year off?

It’s been a month, not a year. : ) Check the timestamps closer: December 27th 2010 and January 31, 2011. I only take hiatus’s between chapters, and the chapters usually take about a year to tell.

So just curious – are those satyrs different than Greg’s type of satyr, or are they using their medallions to have human hands?

(I love seeing all these characters. They look so good!)

I would like to second this question.

The faun from the Narnia movie, Mr. Tumnas, had human hands while the faun in this picture clearly has three.

Also, the satyr from the Percy Jackson series, Grover, had human hands. Greg had three, while the satyrs in this image also have human hands.

Is this due to variances in how a satyr is depicted or is there more than one kind of satyr, and if there are, what kind of satyr are these?

Yay new comic! Looking forward to another awesome chapter this year :D

Poor Tony, he’s been moping there for a while now…I hope someone manages to cheer him up soon. Blanche is busy having fun on the drums XD Eleanor is being adorable lapping her drink out of her glass. Jim…looks surprisingly good in that shirt.

Hey! The chick in the blue shirt dancing with the nixie/nokk is a water horse. Right? She’s got the fins on her arms and stuff like Ike (and he’s half water horse I think.)

I think you’re thinking buggane. Ike’s mom is a buggane, as we saw in Reader Questions. They’re natural shapeshifters and look kinda like finned horses. Water horses are a Celtic beast with some shapeshifting abilities (depending on the story). They look like either black or gray horses, can stand on land, the air, or underwater, and their manes and tails are always wet. If you touch them, you can’t stop unless they let you. They’ll kill anyone who rides them. They are my favorites ^_^

Next few strips: In a fit of deus ex machina, Tony’s mom comes to the bar to party, and she sees her son all feather-ified sitting at the bar; see, she knew because of Anthony’s father, but never told him for whatever reason; either that, or she has a secret herself… Blanche somehow never knew, and no one else recognized Anthony as her son!

I’ve got it all figured out, I do!

…or not, probably. =P

Tony is an ‘ugly duckling’. Ugly ducklings turn into swans. Tony’s father is the Greek god Zeus, doing the ‘swan’ thing.

This neatly explains why there is a ring of Tony (and Blanche); it’s a ‘CYGNET’ ring. Right?

Thank you. I’m here all week.

Well it could be that neither Tonys parents knew they were something other than human. She could find him be featherfied (or if he gets an amulet to let him appear human), touches him or amulet he receives, and then next thing she knows she being featherfied too :P

Even if that’s true, it would not be a good idea to use his amulet for her turning, assuming such a thing is possible.

It’s been stated that once you’re turned, you can’t get another amulet, and as such, two people having to share one amulet would make for very problematic situations in the human world.

I just discovered this comic yesterday.

I have read the whole thing and am eagerly awaiting more!

It has been really fun watching your art and design style change and improve through the comics. You have reached a level that I can only dream about, and I can only see you getting better. :)

Alex.

Typical! only now after checking this site every Tuesday for the entire hiatus (cos I somehow missed the message about it) I don’t check it just one Tuesday, and what happens?? It updates!! Silly me :D

Anyways am loving your work and want to see what happens to poor anthony. and heres hoping he reconciles properly with blanche, too. Pleasee let him have fun?? Wish i could buy some of your stuff, but living in the uk, without a job i c ant really afford too :( – ill probably end up buying as much as i can when i do get a proper job though :D

Re-re-reading the archives- panel one “Ravi’s Eastern Curiosities” – isn’t Ravi the person Dad(Michael?) told Michelle to go to? To help/warn whoever? Like, _here_ http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/issue-five-page-23/ ?

Hah! Someone else noticed it too! I’m not going crazy after all :D

WAIT A SECOND. It seems that The Four Horsemen are playing– with Blanche on drums. But in the character info, it says that Elise Driver is the drummer for Four Horsemen. So what’s going on? Did Blanche kill her and take her place in the band?! :O

Take her place in the band that evening, definitely. Paul was able to get that set up in the afternoon.

Take her place in the band permanently, possibly.
You have the flareup with Zech that made her not want to play that evening. Learning that Blanche was able to take her place with no problems, would likely anger her more. More arguments with Zech, with an end game of Elise being formally removed form the band and Blanche permanently in.

As for Blanche killing her, as far as we know, he has not.

-was nice to know you, now I find myself without you ~♪

I feel sorry for Anthony and Blanche. For one I know myself how hard it is to tell someone something you’ve had to keep secret your whole life and while I can’t personally relate to the idea of taking badly to turning into a harpy/other mythical being I do get the whole sudden change-information overload thing and that he’s scared of not seeing his mum again and everything so I think this is all just really hard of them both. I hope things can be sorted out at some point whatever that ends up entailing.

If only I was paying attention to the background of these early pages. Lol, Ravi’s shop is literally front and center when you turn to this page. If I was paying attention, I could have put Michelle’s dream and Liverpool Avalon together long before now. Lol. It’s so much fun to reread things, cause you never knew what you missed before.

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