Handshakes 16: Prester John’s

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Ah, the things one can get away with out of obvious ignorance! Note to self: buy any “normal” friends an etiquette manual and translation guide before introducing them to the weirdos I usually prefer to keep company with.


You can just -hear- the words grating through those clenched teeth.
Brilliant facial expressions. Simply brilliant.


I thought the thing about Gorgons was to not *look* at them, not to not be seen *by* them. Or is just another case of humans getting it wrong?


As I understand it, something in the Gorgon’s gaze turns living creatures to stone when they look directly into her eyes; if this information is accurate, a blind gorgon would be incapable of producing such an effect.


re-reading throught the comic (mostly looking of silly Tony ‘ :c ‘ faces actually. But I have to ask, that bluish sliver medallion in the third panel…what is it for? It looks like a winged deer, a Peryton maybe?
In any case I would so buy that as a real medallion :D


Which then, for me, begs the question of “What do you call something that is half lion and half dragon?” Head, forelegs and body of lion, hindquarters, tail and wings of a dragon. Any ideas? I’ve been searching the net with no luck but I am not the best at the “mythical” beasties.


Technically, that would be a chimera. I’ve run across some books and articles that state that chimeras didn’t have any ‘goat’anything on their bodies, that they were just dragon-lions in various mixes.


I’m kinda curious as to what sort of critter the black widow amulet and the one that looks like it’s just got scratches in it are for. I can guess the rest, but those two interest me.
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also IS THAT A TOY BUGBEAR BECAUSE I WANT ONE


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    patmandx:

    So I’ve recently REALLY gotten into Kory Bing’s Skin Deep (check it out), a story about mythical creatures hiding in human society. Here’s a few pictures I’ve drawn of people I know (most of which don’t actually read the comic, so they’re amazingly good sports).

    I’ve got to hand it Ms. Bing, she’s really good at thinking up believable characters and making interesting settings cause I’ve pretty much been absorbed in drawing stuff based on the comic now.

    I’m currently trying very, very hard to not write a full fledged fan-comic about these people I’ve drawn (or as I like to call it, pulling a Loftlocked).

    But yeah, what do you guys think?

    Cool fan characters!!

    10/24/14

Art and Story © Kory Bing 2006-2012
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.