Good Ol’ Isaac, still dumpin’ all that info. Oh hey, it’s that Bohemian lion chick from the beginning of Exchanges, it’s like we haven’t seen her in two years or something!
I will be at Emerald City Comicon this weekend! I don’t have a table or anything, but I will be hanging out with Magnolia Pearl and generally wandering around and looking lost. I’ll be the one in the skeleton jacket crying in the corner from an overwhemled-triggered panic attack! IT WILL BE GOOD TIMES.
That random wolf guy in the third panel was supposed to be just some random wolf guy but he ended up looking entirely too much like Sfé Monster’s character Wolf to be a mere coincidence. Maybe he’s Wolf’s English rockabilly cousin. YOU DON’T KNOW, IT COULD BE.
It just me or is Ike channeling Rogue there? XD
Also, who/what is that black furred-kitty guy and where can I get one of my own?
Yeah, I curious about the two cats at the bar as well.
He’s a canid. It’s all in the page comments.
Yeah, my bad, this is what happens when you post before reading the artist’s comments…
Though I’d still like to know what specific species he is.
I’m pretty sure he’s a fenris wolf…
I think that’s Dean the Chechen Wolf.
Gotta say you’re doing a good job dealing with some heavy subjects here. The expressions as usual are awesome! Thanks.
Yes, Issac. How do you mean?
He means he can’t turn into half or fullform
Issac actually can change between human, midform, and fullform naturally, since he inherited shapeshifting from his mom. He explained that last page.
Ah, sorry, you meant Sam *derp* Ignore what I said earlier. I shouldn’t post so late at night ^^;
So what sort of species would the wolf guy be?
I would guess a Wulver, but they seem more of a ‘monster’ type and wouldn’t probably have a medallion which rules him out cuz he’s in midform. I have no idea what I’m babbling about. feel free to hit me with a sock wad :|
It’s Kory’s cat. o3o
Yeah people are jerks.
But if Tony tips the tankard up his wings are still gonna go all crazy. Or maybe he’ll just shuffle it and hope for the best. Any particular type of beer that’s suppose to be, I don’t drink but I’ve never seen a beer that light.
Yes Ike I’m sure all of the rumors about Manticore’s being monsters are entirely untrue, they probably never do anything creepy like eat live tarantulas… Oh wait.
Somebody should get him a straw.
Drink beer with a straw?!
Give ‘im a magic straw, it better than spilling it all over his shirt or only slurping the head :P
Ah, but beer bongs are a form of straw. A very fun form, I might add.
I realy like Tony’s face on second panel,
reminds me of someone.
Is that smile on the background lastr panel natural, cause it’s scary.
It’s watching you…
Tony: “I don’t want to be a freakish monster! Why is this happening to me?”
Sam: “I want to be a freakish monster! Why can’t I be like my brother?”
I think I more in Sams camp than Tony. Though not for all freakish monsters, there are some even I would find uncomfortable to be.
Twist in the tale (not tail) if Tim did a switcharoo; Sam got the stuff and Tony got zip. Sam could do reverse-griffin-with-wings, Tony would get his life back.
Even with magic, it’s difficult to “switch-a-roo” genetics.
I think the first thing I thought when I saw the preview picture on DA was “OMG, that’s adorable…and hilarious!”. Ah, Tony and your awkward wing-arms. Least he isn’t spilling it all over himself. I got curious and Wikied the drinking laws in England for kicks, seems he’s just old enough…but then I had to wonder if the Avalon even cares about drinking laws?
Happy to finally see a canine critter. Seemed like it was mostly lion-type things for a while, lol. Wolf and Dog creatures don’t seem to have as many variations as their feline countrparts, sadly…most of them just variations of the “giant wolf monster” theme. Dire wolf, Fenris Wolf, Barghest, and Cu Sith, etc.
While I’m happy to see a canid too, seing a human face with wolf markings is just a little weird to me.
I’m going to add Simargl to the list of canines that can be put into this ‘verse. Winged dogs for the win.
— Although sometimes he is a giant doomsday hound…. ^^;
Sigh… that’s the nature of prejudice – it’s largely irrational, and no respecter of anything. The body mod crowd probably get shit from the unmodded, the short-back-and-sides devotees probably grumble about the longhairs, there’s probably the usual portion of homophobes, and few take home any lessons from all of this. Indeed, pipe-smoking women aren’t common, so Rhonda the Bohemian lioness will probably get a few dirty looks when she lights hers up. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Good to see a lupine character appearing. There are lots of mythic dogs and wolves in folklore, and they can’t all have been bugbears mucking about. They’re not all black, either – the Lamper of the Hebridean Islands is pure white with red eyes. He’s usually seen running in circles and forecasting death.
BTW, that “washroom” sign must be one of the many souvenirs that the club has on display. Brits have lots of euphemisms for a toilet, but “washroom”, “restroom” and “bathroom” never gained currency over here (“smallest room” did, though!).
Has anyone thought to get Anthony a straw?
Also, perhaps that wolf guy is indeed a Fenris? That would be awesome!
Drinking beer through a straw? Bad plan. Putting a straw in your beer for you is what your server does when you’re being an arse.
On the other appendage, how Tony is drinking there looks about as awkward as all get out, soo….
Maybe a magic straw then for the type that cant handle beer the normal way. It cant be that unusual considering the clientele.
Or other-shaped crockery for those with other-shaped orafices.
Look forward to meeting you! I’ll be at the Cartoonists Northwest Booth (#1005) Plugging my own strip.
I wonder what anthony looks like when hes flying
Please tell me Tobias has slipped his GBA in his pocket and can play Pokemon to distract himself from Sam?
Question; How can Issic be half Manacore if Manacores don’t have medalions? He said his Mum was a Buggane, so how can a lion-man sleep with a ogre-beast that turns into horses/cows without the use of a medalion?
Ike described what bugganes were earlier. There are many different descriptions of bugganes, but the ones in Skin Deep are shapeshifting water-horses.
And there are a lot of unexplained things behind Ike’s past.
That face sam is pulling sort of makes him look like a gorilla XD
Hey Kory whats your favourite character to draw?
I like Sam’s expression. It looks like he’s eaten something NASTY.
Maybe he sense someone talking about him.
The fifth panel is definitely my favorite.
Truly, the yearnings of the [human?] soul are most perfectly presented through art.
I wonder if being drunk affects ability to control the medallion.
It seems what Ike is basically saying is that as a monster you face an uphill struggle for acceptance but its not hopeless.
You know the sad thing is that Ike is right. Hopefully though our newest Harpy friend will whether the storm well enough.
How come Harpies dont get medallions :o Abbie and Anthony are epic (:)
Medallions were only created for certain species, Harpies (and other monsters) are no among them. The secret of making medallions has been lost, so no new ones are being made.
who made it offical it was a wolf guy? it still resembles a feline to me, and it seems that if it were to be canine it may possibly have longer ears and nose. i dont know for sure though you choose.
Kory said it right in the description o.O
ok well NOW i feel really stupid :P ok well still it looks like a cat to me…
The way Anthony is holding the glass is just simply adorable!
Aww, I love Isaac, he’s awesome <3 Poor guy, he tries to try XP
Oh, he’s trying, all right. XD
IKE IS SEXY AS HELL!!!!! *Had to get that out of my system, lol*
Tobias and Dermot. I bet they’re best mates.