And so begins a new chapter of Skin Deep! If you haven’t read Orientations you might want to go and give it a perusal, as Homecoming picks up where Orientations left off! I know, finally, right?
This is also the 5th Anniversary of Skin Deep! Technically, Orientations started on November 11th, but there’s not going to be an update on that day, so I’m celebrating it now! You’d think I had it planned all along to have Homecoming start 5 years after Orientations started, but this is a great little happy accident. Oh boy!
I hope you enjoy Homecoming, I’ve missed drawing Greg and Michelle!
“Whats the worst that could happen?” That even after you tell her all of this, she is going to still make you clean your room?
Being disowned, or even attacked.
I know, you’re being silly, but I’ve known too many people who have had to come out to their family about one thing or another. It can be terrifying and occasionally legitimately dangerous.
Heck, Greg’s family thinks he’s Satan.
Happy 5th Anniversary Skin Deep and Kory! *Hands cookies*
I am SO excited to see Michelle again. I want to know what her Mom’s reaction is going to be to the news. :)
And oh gosh, does Greg have a mustache?!
I’m more concerned about why he’s wearing a sports jersey. I always took him for more of a geek. Unless it’s ironic? Somehow?
Are you saying geeks can’t like hockey???
I love his mustache :3 You did that well, oh Master Kory :D usually i draw mustaches like this too.. they’re so cute :D
Proud geek and proud hockey fan here. Nothing ironic about it.
Never say “What’s the worse that can happen.” It so will.
“What’s the BEST that can happen?”
AND IT FEELS SO GOOD.
omigosh omigosh, are we gonna see Eustace and Marshall again? (pleasesayyespleasesayyespleasesayyes)~ :3 I love those guys!
Michell is so like a sulking cat… haha~
I’m actually suprised to feel that I missed these guys (I still prefer Liverpool XP).
Also. Their noses are huuuugggeee.
ZOMG! BRETT HULL! I LOVE YOU, GREG!
Wow, it’s so strange seeing them after so long, still love Michelle’s hair feather thing.
Did Jim add one of his feathers? There’s a yellow one now, too.
Lol! Michelle, you look like such a hippie now!
THIS MAKES ME HAPPY
I love the obscure references.
Two hours ain’t so bad, Greg, but then again, considering the “death machine” that is your car…
Congratulations! Amazing it’s been five years. Thank you SO MUCH for devoting time and energy to this comic. I’ve really enjoyed it and am eager to see where things go next! :)
Woot! As much as I loved Anthony and the Liverpool cast, it’s great to get back to the Missouri cast to move the plot further along. Looking forward to seeing what all happens.
Also, Happy 5th Anniversary to the comic! Congrats on keeping it going this long,a nd hopefully there will be many more years ahead.
Yay for more sphinx
Okay, fess up: What’s the inspiration for the house design? It muuuuust be something familiar, amirite? :D
It’s nothing terribly interesting! It’s just a house from my hometown that I always liked so I decided to make it Michelle’s house!
That must be the coolest house in town. I would die of happy if i lived in a house like that.
Oh gosh, been reading this for 4 1/2 years and I can’t believe it. So happy to see Greg and Michelle again!
Your drawing ability has certainly evolved since we last saw these two. :o I mean, wow. Seriously.
On this momentous occasion, I think I shall return from the Land of Lurk…at least for a while. ;-)
I really like that house! There’s just something about exterior spiral staircases that gets me all excited. I’m thrilled to see Greg and Michelle again, too…but did he HAVE to say that? Seriously?! It’s like asking Fate to get creative.
Something tells me that no matter what happens, “the unexpected” is on the itinerary.
I assume by Fate, you mean Mrs. Bing herself?
Yeah, pretty much.
Yehaaaaaaaaw! Finaly back in Missouri.
It took the longest time to get back to my favorite character, miss sulky little sphinx :)
And I’m with the rest of the internet: You don’t tempt fate like that, gregg! You just don’t!
I must say, great these five years. It’s been a very interesting story so far, keep up the good work Kory! Oh, and I have to say, I admire your art. It’s awesome and really catches the reader.
So yeah, HAPPY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!! :-D
urban dictionary’s definition of a chochkie.
Nice to see Michelle and Greg again.
On an unrelated note the wiki needs editors!
Oh. Gee. Um.
I totally thought that was a kind of food. EEEWHOOPS.
“Chotchkie” is an old Slavic/European word for useless little souvenirs or decorative items that old wimmin usually have scattered about their homes. At least that’s what I was taught as a kid. >.<
here in England we just call them dust collectors or nik-nake’s :-)
I’d think Michelle would be VERY interested in talking to her mom. After all, who else could tell her what happened to her dad? I’m looking forward to that conversation.
Maybe that’s what she’s nervous about. Kindof hard to segue smoothly into “Oh hey, I’m actually a supposed-to-be non-existant mythical creature and I think my Dad has something to do with it. Can you tell me everything ever? Oh, and while we’re on the topic, this guy has goat ears! Can you IMAGINE what our babies would look like?” (OK, maybe that last part is stretching it a bit BUT STILL)
I predict world-record for fastest acting heart attack ever, even beating out the Animator from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
pssshaaahahaahaahaha!!!! The Monty Python joke there was awesome, and you’ve got a solid point there, momma Jocasta is going to need a strong cup(or a whole pot) of brew before she’s going to be taking these developements easily,…….Or we could find out that Momma was in on the whole shebangle to begin with, and just wanted to keep her babby out of the loop for her own safety.
… Wow… has it REALLY been THAT long since you drew them that they look THAT MUCH different?! o.o
Also, this would be a good time to mention that I really know someone named Michelle in real life. o.o
Never ever say that Greg! You know what happens when you say that!
lol Glad to see these guys again.
Yay, I missed these guys!
5 years!?!?! Wow! Congratulations!
That means that I’ve been reading this for about 3 almost 4 years… Wow, it does not seem like that much time has gone by…
Greg has a woody! I now officially love him!!! (although shame on him for calling it a deathtrap)
Spiral staircase for the win!
D’aww, Michelle looks so cute with her little feather-fur thing!
OMG, it’s so good to see these guys again!
I am so doing the “WHOOO” face right now. Verily: \☺/ <(WHOOO)
Congrats on the Skin Deep anniversary!
NO, GREG, DON’T SAY IT! YOU JUST INVITED ALL THE SHENANIGANS IN!!!
And happy fifth anniversary! I’m sorry, dear, I forgot to buy you a present…
*whistles* Nice place!
Definitely looking forward to more Sphinx Adventures!
Eee! Greg and Michele! I loved Exchanges, but I’ve really missed these two. I can’t wait to see where this goes! Also, this page is gorgeous.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I’ve missed these two! I’m really excited to see how this is going to go. Sounds like it may go in the similar direction when I told my parents that I wasn’t Christian.
I have been waiting for this story line since I stumbled across this comic three years ago, whoo!
Also I think I love everything about this page.
I still thing Greg should end up with Michelle
Devil’s Elbow! I had a college friend whose parents lived in a house on a bluff near the Gasconade confluence…we had a few bonfires out on gravel bars nearby. I spent enough time in school at Rolla to have a deep appreciation for the Ozarks. Thanks for making it even more awesome!
Yay! A fellow I-44 Corridor-inian! The Gasconade is a good river. That is the river I grew up on! Good river. Best river.
There’s also a Devil’s elbow near Adelaide in Australia. Somehow, I suspect it’s less interesting than the one mentioned in this comic.
Oh man, Greg. Please shave. The beard is fine but DAT MUSTACHE. NO.
Must agree. But this has less to do with the mustache itself, and more to do with my first impression and/or mental image of Greg.
I’m curious, will every other chapter follow the two groups? Michelle here, Tony and Anothony next chapter, etc.?
Don’t you mean Tony and Blanche?
Oh wow, I didn’t realise it started up on my birthday! XD
I’ve been SO looking forward to seeing this thread of the story continue! *bounces*
Michelle is back! I remember being very confused, thinking she was the main character then watching her disappear.
Famous last words Greg. Famous last words.
Nice! I’ve been waiting to see what would happen next with them.
and there was much rejoicing.
Michelle returns! HOORAY!
wait… who is that in gregs car? ohhhhhh… its Michelle.
On a side note, where did that orange feather come from? I know the black one belongs to the crow, but I’ve only seen one orange feathered person in this comic. Tell me, is it Jim’s?
Yay! I’ve missed Greg and Michelle :D
Vehicle death traps and I-44 go hand and hand.
Ah, so many hours spent on that busy interstate between Springfield and Joplin, so little time.
And as a side note to the river’s, MO rivers are arguably the best rivers in my opinion. <3 You never know what you'll find around the corner. A small group of moccasins or a big ole carp. Not to mention the crawdads… mmm crawdads. If you went to the Joplin Falls, you'd see a few Alligator Snappers… Didn't swim at the falls that often. Heh, I'm quite fond of my toes.
Oops, almost forgot! Happy Anniversary!
-Insert Fanfare and Smore’s for all-
… belated anniversary. Heh… I’ll shoosh now.
“What’s the worst it could happen?” Many, many bad things, but Michelle doesn’t have to be so negative.
Happy Anniversary, before I go
Hey mom! I need you to tell me about dad. Oh, by the way, I’m a spynx!
*Pokes her fainted form with a foot*
“*Pokes her fainted form with a foot*” that, in my mind, translated into Michelle poking her mom with a random, severed foot she dug out from somewhere.
You are a sick puppy…I like that in a person!
And I love those old wagons!
I’m so happy to see Michelle again, you have no idea! God, I wonder what her midform is? What she’ll look like as a sphinx with your current art skills? How her mother’ll react? Once a week is suddenly not nearly often enough for updates, but the quality pages will be worth it, I know. *Squee* I can’t wait!
Oh, and, uh, happy anniversary. (Aside: That’s today, right? Oh it is? Good.) Happy Anniversary! Skin Deep rocks!
… God, I’m such a fangirl. What has become of me…?
I’ve been waiting for this moment; I can’t wait to see her mom’s reaction. I wonder if her mom already knew, since her father….but probably not, since her dad didn’t know what he was either.
Huh! I found this place linked through another comic, and it seems like I came in at just the right time! Spent the whole afternoon reading through the archives. Can I just say, while I loved the loose and chubby style of the first four chapters, your art really has improved. It’s really stunning. I’m continually impressed by how well the anatomy of all the animal bits is done, because that’s not an easy thing to get right.
And as much as I sympathized with Anthony and his plight, I do quite like Michelle too. :) I’m glad to see her story continue!
I dunno about anyone else but I’m actually excited to see Michelle’s midform… I bet you all forgot about that eh? My question is if she’s going to do sort of an angel thing with just her ears, wings and tail transformed or how is she going to do it? Does she already have a midform? Either way, when will we see it?
What town is she in?
I’m dumb for not realizing this was posted forever ago. Also I had to look up chotchkies. Hooray for dialects of the USA!
This is my favourite Comic ever! Merry Christmas 2017!