Hello, Goodbye 19: Woah

I’m making this update from a train! I’m going up to Seattle to visit my buddy Magnolia for a couple days to help her pack because she’s MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BLUGH. The jerk.

Did you know Magnolia has a new comic? It’s called MONSTER PULSE and if you like Skin Deep you will probably like Monster Pulse! It is still a brand new comic, but give it a read!

As for this current page: I don’t have much else to say except A) I love drawing action poses and B) why did I decide that this scene had to star the TWO MOST ELABORATE SKIN DEEP CHARACTERS. These tattoos are gonna kill me.


Two things. First, I love Royce’s bored look in the first panel as he waits for Jack to come back to earth.
Second, I’m glad Tony’s finally got the hang of standing on his feet properly.

Yup, looks like his muscle memory has finally caught up with the rest of him. Now, we’ll have to see whether, say, the fight suddenly moves his way, causing him to employ the classic avian dodge manoueuvre, assisted by a powerful wingbeat. Or two. Or three. Or four. Or **WHUMP**

Blanche: Shit! Tony!!

no no no, that’s all wrong! Whenever a character with wings is in danger, the rule is that they fly away in a straight line in front of it while it’s still chasing them. XD


…I mean…the art is so great all the time, but I finally had to comment because I love Jack’s design. I’ve been waiting forever to see him in more rabbit mode.

Well done. And we appreciate the effort on the tattoos.

Also, yay for the Bandersnatch in the background.. dangit, I want a plush one.

I see I’m not the first one to notice Tony standing correctly! I have to agree with Greenwood Goat on this one!

Jack knows how to play to the crowd. If he really that agile, he could end it quick. Instead it look like he gonna take it all the way to his natural jackalope form – maybe force Royce to do a bit more changing also.

Kory, I’ve got to say, your artwork has been absolutely stunning these past two pages. Your action poses and uses of angles and movement has been absolutely superb! Did you use reference for many of the poses here? Just out of curiosity?

I actually was wondering if you were just being masochistic with the pages of the two highly decorated (i.e. tatoos) characters. I’m pretty sure I’d have curled up in some corner and let my dog finish the rest of the pages. :)

I agree with the dude or dudette who said we need a Bandersnatch plushie.
I would buy it.

“…that moment when you’re reading a comic, and see posts from someone (you assume) that you used to be friends with and get all misty-eyed and nostalgic and wanna cry but don’t because it’s a common name even though you know from the syntax it was actually them.”

i have a question: will we see more of the cast from Oreintations? if so do you have any idea when?

Orientations takes place after this story-arc, right? I’m assuming there will either be another jump in time placement (let’s Tarantino it :P ) – maybe to after what took place in Orientations, maybe a merger of the casts? Whichever it is, looking forward to it :)

How many times I’ve read and enjoyed this…! I just now noticed panel 3, Jack’s left wrist tattoo is missing. (The brain and the eye want to follow the action, not focus on still details LOL)

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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.
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