Hello Goodbye 18: Jack is Short for Jackalope

I am very excited about this page and the pages that will be following it.

That’s all I have to say right now!!!!


Epic pose in the last panel. This is the best webcomic I’ve read so far, and the fact that it updates more frequently than twice a year is just icing on the cake.

I agree with this completely. The whole page’s paneling, in fact, I really like.I like the way the three smaller ones are inset into the big one, but in such a way that it does not detract from the action we’re supposed to be paying attention to, like in some manga. I’ve really enjoyed watching the progression of art and story-telling style since the old days of Orientations. It really gives me hope for the end outcome of my own webGN endeavor! (i.e. It will get better)

Love this page!!! The use of different angles, plus the great expressions just put this page over the top.

DOINNNGGGGGG!! Spring-heeled Jack returns to bring trouble to dear old England once more! >:=)>

I imagine that the argument over which mythological species was responsible for the original Spring-heeled Jack stories has already been and gone. Several times. Which is not to say that it won’t flare up again for our amusement.

Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how Jack follows that opening move. He might be looking to ricochet off a wall, but he’s given Royce plenty of space to see him coming.

Yup, classic dramatic arrangement of panels, there. Nice!

…are you so excited because you got to show us Jack’s armpit hair, Kory…? ‘Cause it killed all the epic-ness (word?) of the panel for me… Yuck! :/
Nevertheless, feather mohawk looks wonderfull. I only have to focus on it so that I don’t see Jack’s hair…

Sorry you feel that way! Armpit hair is a thing that exists! Jack’s not gonna shave for you. ;)

Bit late on this reply, but thanks for that, Kory. Basic things like body hair are just part of life. Now, maybe if it was a beach-side California avalon things would be different…but it’s not (thank goodness).


Don’t mean to be rude here, but…wow. Oh noes! Hair! In places hair grows!

I mean, I’m used to (and irritated and judgmental) it when people are all grossed out by women having hair in places that marks them as pubescent–I get it, society is a powerful force and it is hard to avoid buying into the narrative that grown women are scary/gross and in order to look attractive you need to look as much like a pre-pubescent as possible (I do shave sometimes). I get it (I still judge you if you try to force other people into shaving, but that is a different rant). But here? With a man who is probably covered with short fur all over? This enters pathological territory.

Seriously, I’m trying to not go into full blown rant mode here. My wife is going to roll her eyes at me. SIWOTI. I don’t have a problem, I swear.

No buts from me: that last panel is EPIC and GREAT. Dynamic posing! Awesome foreshortening! A great leading composition! Unified Colors! I can’t be as specific as Lee, but I know good arts when I sees good arts. :)

Eh, if she wants t’see hairy she shoulda got a load of my first boyfriend. I mean, WOW was that boy furry! Coulda gone shirtless in December, man.
Almost believe him when he says he’s a lycanthrope. >.<

Because of Americas Funniest People for every strip with Jack and the contest I’m going to hear “Fast as fast can be, You’ll never catch me. giggles”

Is it bad that I’m so in luuuv with this comic that I see a splash page on something that only comes once a week and go “…awww…” =)

Last panel made me go “Wow…”
Alt-text made me guffaw so hard (and so suddenly) that I choked on my own spit.
Well played.

I love this page! And other than the awesome perspective in the last panel, I love the jackalope’s shoes! This has totally solidified my love of this web comic. (^_^)

Woah! That last panel is very very well done. I assume you are so excited because this is the first action scenes in a very long time? I’m excited too! :)

I like how Jack’s ears became more antelope-y. Also, sweet shoes. But doesn’t a certain someone else have wings? Huh, huh?!?

Im going to enjoy this matchup :D

Excellent work on this page Kory :D

I wonder if Jack could wall jump

Well, Kory, you made me discover something new about myself. I apparently love man back because the first thought I had when I saw the bottom of the page I thought ‘Hrr. I wanna touch it…<3' So, thank you. XD

Also, this has such excellent perspective and I am so pumped to see where it goes from here! I can hardly wait to see the next installment.

So much awesome!

I question the wisdom of taking to the air when you don’t have wings, and your opponent does. Or even just when you don’t have wings.

Epic pose, epic lighting, epic WTBH look on Royce.
((Also epic Griffon shirtlessness hur))

man, this comic has changed so much since i started reading it! I love this new(ish) story but i miss the old characters :(

AHH. *deep fangirl sigh*

AAAAAND as everyone said, the pages looks RADICAL and so talented! <333
ALSO, if one can keep their hair in bay, then it's okay. C;


Best pose ever. Love the coloring and tattoos and, well, er… everything. And kudos for drawing body hair because nobody does that and it is irritating.

(And to those people who commented before me: you have hair, I have hair, WE ALL HAVE HAIR GET OVER IT IT IS OKAY TO HAVE HAIR.)

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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.