Oh man I haven’t drawn Bhadraksh in ages, but he’s showing up in the next chapter of Skin Deep so I thought it would be okay to show him off a bit before his official appearance. He’s actually a poor example of a mythical insect because I kinda sorta completely made up his species and then retrofit him to fit a couple of old myths.
Prester John, the guy that Madam U’s shop is named after, was the rumored (aka not real) Christian King of India and he described loads of fantastic beasts that lived in India. It’s kind of a weird thing, since these are all European myths about far away lands, and India itself never had any of this folklore, but I liked it enough to try to work some of it into Skin Deep. The Noseless Ones were one of the creatures described as living in India, and I decided that it would be a big insect person.
Bhadraksh is a character I’ve had since high school, but big props needs to go out to DimeSpin, because her insect creatures inspired me to give him a much more insectoid appearance (before he kinda just looked like a human with four arms and antennae, which was pretty boring).
And now you know too much about a creature that will have hardly any screen time in the next chapter! Yay for reader questions!
Soo…what happens if someone has voldephobia? Fear of those without noses?
they avoid harry potter
Wait, does that mean that Voldemort’s name means “Nose-Death?” Rather appropriate.
The fear of noses is “rhinophobia”, not “voldephobia”.
If you think about it, that’s why the viruses (there are about 200 different ones that cause the same symptoms) are known collectively as “rhinoviruses”.
Oh, wait, you were referring to the fear of people WITHOUT noses. Um…
Well, it’s probably not “Voldephobia”. But since I don’t know if there even IS a name for that phobia, it’s as good as any.
Dude! I seriously thought this would turn out gross and stuff after seeing it on formspring, but you made it turn out great!
You rock, Kory! XD
Oh awesome. I remember seeing him in your older artwork and thinking he looked really cool, even though he was also kinda creepy (giant bugs tend to be like that ^^; ). I look forward to seeing him in the next chapter.
Speaking of geographical places, will there be any Norse mythological creatures? Like the Fenris wolf, or lindworms?
Oh this is cool! I can’t stop staring at the poor guy. I love how his arms come out of the torso like an insect, but the joints still allow a shirt to fit over them. I love his mandibles, too! He’s just so delightfully buggy!
So… so… so… Tony will be in the next chapter too, right? Or Michelle? Or Michelle AND Tony? hehe. Sorry, this is your fault for making so many characters that I like.
A watched pot never boils…in that event, a watched webcomic artist never draws the next panel. LOL ;D
I love the look of this guy! I love the way he’s mostly-person shaped in his clothes, but has some odd lumps here and there that only make sense when you see what’s underneath. And I’m honored you took inspiration from my bugs. I feel like a fantasy-insect ambassador.
Epicly Pwnage Insect Creation :D
Question: What exactly will anthony look like when he fully transforms?
Question: Is he still transforming?
Question: Does Blanche have any magical deer powers? e.g. healing
I’ve always wanted to ask this… Who made the amulets and could you tell us more about them please?
Do they have meddalions?
He doesnt seem monsterish enough to not have one i suppose
On a sidenote.
Is there a Manchester Avalon?
On another sidenote.
Do you have to wear medallions around your neck for them to work or could you wear it on your wrist or something XD
If memory serves correct, Kory told us before, it’s possible, but more difficult. Like I think… it was either Jack or Royce… well, they had theirs attached to their pants or something.
How would he react to getting a rather random hug?