I will NOT be updating next Tuesday, July 14th! I’m going to SDCC!! I tried really hard to get a page done on time so I wouldn’t have to skip an update, but it didn’t happen, I’m so sorry!
If you’re going to SDCC, I’ll be wandering around, most likely dressed as Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road!! I will also be hanging out at Kel McDonald’s booth at Small Press M13, at the back center! I will be there FOR SURE on Thursday and Friday at noon, as I will be booth-sitting for Kel! So if you want to say hi, come by then!
Merial’s probably gonna go ahead and make friends with literally every person she sees.
I wonder how a meeting between Ike and Merial would pan out.
Culture shock all over again. First Michelle has it in the beginning of the comic, then we see Tony get it, and now Michelle all over again.
Well, either that or the name Ravi strikes a chord in her and sends a hot jolt of anxiety through her. Poor girl. Greg you better hug her next page, which I will gladly wait two weeks for. And by that I mean check this website every day for the next two weeks until it updates.
Oh, and is that a stray manticore I see? And a Dean Daud smoking on the rooftops?
Yeah, that’s Ike heading somewhere.
I spotted Dean up on that balcony, when I first saw the pencils for this page, on Patreon, 5 days ago.
Unless Ike’s pink fur looks red in the shade, that must be “Statler” or “Waldorf”.
Plus Ike hasn’t got back paws, but hooves.
The manticore tail is wrapped all the way to the end, too. Ike’s is only wrapped around the middle, because he only has spines in the middle. Full manticores have spines at the end as well.
He also despises his fullform.
I feel out of touch(nothing new, I assure you XD).
Who is this Dean character?
He was a character in the short feature, “The Bugbear Talisman”. You can find it under the “Chapters” tab, above.
Not culture shock.
A memory resurfacing, upon seeing the name of that shop, next to The Underground
I hope Ravi gets introduced soon, I remember him from Kory’s Deviantart and if memory serves (Which it usually doesn’t in my case) he’s some sort of bug.
OMG THAT’S THE SHOP OF THE RAVI GUY
OMG MICHELLE MIGHT GET ANSWERS SOON IF SHE REMEMBERS
OMG OMG OMG
Everyone is presuming that the shop is still run BY Ravi.
As an example from the LA, Prestor John’s is run by Vadoma
Well, we already know that the Ravi Michelle’s father talked about in her dream is a long-lived being. The dialog implies, if not outright states that he helped the sphinxes at the end of the Great War and is still alive. Plus, the shop might be a relatively recent development. After living a few centuries, why not run a shop for a couple of decades?
Prestor John’s was far more likely named after the king because the founder liked the reference than any other reason, so I’m not sure it works as proof of anything.
Fantastic page as usual – I love Merial’s excitement at everything and the little comment from Lorne.
I appear to have missed something, though – who’s Ravi?
Remember, back on pages 10 & 11, when Michelle came out of the caverns and was grousing about an unclear message from beyond the grave? That was a reference to the message her father’s shade gave her while she was passed out in Fiddler’s Cave.
On page 24 of Orientations chapter 5, he says:
“Michelle . . .
I am sorry.
The Wosrets . . .
We can stop them.
That is why I woke you.
“The Great War.
Phineas the Red helped then . . . he is gone now.
Ravi is still here.
Ravi can help.
“I am sorry.
They have found me.
I must leave you now.
“They are planning an attack, you must warn them.
“I’m telling you so you’ll understand.
This may be the same Ravi.
TY for digging up the reference, I’d forgotten. I wonder how out-of-place Michelle feels due to her appearing in her pure human form.
Oh, thank you for replying!
That does sound interesting, I can see why everyone’s so excited for Ravi to turn up!
I remember that name! It was on that place next to the entrance to the Underground club! Oh, and it was also the name Michelle’s father mentioned: “The Great War. Phineas the Red helped then… he is gone now. Ravi is still here. Ravi can help.” Yes, that’s a fair old span of time – the dude is probably pretty old. Maybe he’s the corvid guy we saw in Michelle’s vision. But never mind that! Get down there and see what’s on! Time to experience some British culture, girl! >:=)>
You can see the street level stairwell railing, for The Underground, in the left side of frames 4,5,and 6.
British culture, in The Underground?
Welsh culture from Cardiff.
Hey, it’s all British, one way or another! And the local bands are going to be English, even if they think of themselves as Avalonians first and Liverpudlians second.
I’ve been following this comic since the second installment and it only keeps getting better. Please keep up the good work!
All I can think about is how Michelle won’t be able to leave human shape in town because Sphynx-ness is a secret. Could be quite the overwhelming burden, that.
Yeah, that’s going to get awkward, isn’t it? It seems like half-form is standard wear in the Avalons, and Questions Will Be Asked.
Of course Colin is still human. He’s way too happy with that form for now to mess with it.
I don’t think Tony got too many stares, Elise seems to go around as fully human, and there is the son of some reverse-griffons that doesn’t have a monster form.
Tim’s student, Sam. He regularly cops mockery and flack from Jack, Phoenix, and Royce.
Elise, she stays human, because she says she can’t talk in full form. We suspect she’s never really put the effort into learning to talk in full form.
It’s less of a secret than it used to be. Thanks to a certain blabber-mouth angel, the inhabitants of the Dogpatch avalon learned, about a month before this story, that there is a sphinx named Jocasta associating with a satyr named Tragos, possibly in the area of Springfield, Missouri.
I wonder: how quickly is word spreading, and how garbled is it becoming?
Must be hard. She’s finally in a place where she’s supposed to fit in, but she’s still an oddity since she’s the only remaining sphinx. Unless of course she makes friends with Tony, the only male harpy.
I can hardly wait!
She’s the only *known* remaining sphinx. Remember, Michael Jocasta’s shade said, “The Jocastas” — plural. That implies that Michelle has distant kin somewhere, either turned or unturned. Can Ravi help find some of them?
I think Michael was talking about the family lines.
He mentioned 2 family lines.
The Jocastas, and the Wosrets.
If we run across the Wosrets, I’ll bet they’re warriors. ‘Wosret’ is the name of a primordial Egyptian goddess (it means ‘the powerful’) whose emblem was a shield, bow and crossed arrows.
Indeed. * wishes he could upvote comments like on disqus*
Completely aside from the comic, but I gotta say, that Imperator Furiosa costume is AWESOME, Kory. Well done. =)
Well, she’s pretty excitable.
I wanted to ask you few things:
Is that Ike that red-ish bandaged tail over there, in the first pannel?
Are in skin deep world zodiac signs? (either european or chinese)
Will we ever see the tanuki guy in a comic?
Another great page, Kory, with your fabulous characters and terrific dialogue!
Have fun at SDCC!
The shop SEEMS interesting, but when you go in it’s just a bunch of stuff from East London.
Quick question completely unrelated to the comic page but somewhat inspired by it, since the medallions allow a certain degree of control over the mid-forms, could any of the gryphons or winged lions keep a human head and try to pass as a sphinx mid-form, or would that be frowned upon?
The description says that there will be no new page on July 14th…
And yet I am still checking here everyday til next Tuesday for new page
Bro, believe me, you ain’t alone.
I’m doing the exact same thing
Lorne+Merial+Colin: Platonic OT3! (Merial’s the Harry Potter of the trio, keeping the other two together until they find something they both like. Let’s just hope it’s not snogging and having babies together; even if it takes seven years, that’ll still be a bit of an age gap.)