Issue Four page 28


C’mon, Michelle, how can you be bored now ? Synesthesia is one damn crazy magical thing ! Okay, less than growing wings and lion paws, but still.

Yeah, but I think all of us have had that teacher or professor that can make even incredibly interesting subjects incredibly dull.

I once had a science thatcher who’s dull, flat, monotonous Scottish accent would actively send me to sleep. I would have had a full 12 hours of Z the previous night and all it’d take is 5 minutes of her talking and my head would suddenly weigh x5 of what it should and BAM! It’d be time for next lesson. Messed up or what?

Nice to see a synesthesia reference around! I wish schools actually taught about it, I never learned about it until my estranged birth father forwarded me an article about it. I have personification synesthesia, and I thought I was right insane most of my life. My brand of personification doesn’t apply to words/letters, but to images and objects in general. Anything I see somehow has a personality and voice of its own, and sometimes I can even hear them talk. Makes bedtime amusing, hearing the desk and lamp squabbling like old couples. Pretty useful for designing characters, I just give them the personality and voice that the image of them gives me.

Oh… do you have a blog or a web site where you talk about it? I will be lecturing on synesthesia in the last third of my course, and my students always love first-hand accounts! I actually mentioned it in response to a question earlier in the class, and that was met with a lot of interest.

I have a sound-colour synaesthesia that only really works for music most of the time. And a couple other minor ones like some meat smells occasionally cause colours…

I used to think it was just normal until someone came home with “a great article” they found about “a really wierd phenomenon”…
Now I just use it to play up how wierd I am–


I get it now! You’re using synaesthesia as symbolic of turning!

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    So I’ve recently REALLY gotten into Kory Bing’s Skin Deep (check it out), a story about mythical creatures hiding in human society. Here’s a few pictures I’ve drawn of people I know (most of which don’t actually read the comic, so they’re amazingly good sports).

    I’ve got to hand it Ms. Bing, she’s really good at thinking up believable characters and making interesting settings cause I’ve pretty much been absorbed in drawing stuff based on the comic now.

    I’m currently trying very, very hard to not write a full fledged fan-comic about these people I’ve drawn (or as I like to call it, pulling a Loftlocked).

    But yeah, what do you guys think?

    Cool fan characters!!


Art and Story © Kory Bing 2006-2012
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.