I’m putting the first reader question up a little early today because i am leaving SUPER EARLY tomorrow to get on a train back to Portland and I don’t want to think about it! Take that!
I can’t say no to drawing stupid baby animals, so here are four infant monsters. Baby gorgons are generally kept blindfolded until they can learn how to control their stoney eyesight. FUN FACTS. Also they are all girls (well the manticore might not be, but the other three are).
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Augh! Too much cute! It burns!
The cute! It burns!
Wait a minute… THAT HARPY IS A GUY!!!
The harpy is a girl! All infants look the same at that age. : )
So it’s not Tony’s secret baby picture?
Does the manticore have a lion face because it’s an infant, or because there’s a difference between human and lion-faced manticores?
There are two subspecies of manticore, lion-faced and human-faced. : )
If all harpies are female, and are also all monsters and thus denied a medallion to look human; where do baby harpies come from?
I believe Kory explained that in a much earlier Reader Questions strip: http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/reader-questions-mixed-marriages/
In short, related species can produce offspring without medallions. Harpies are half-human so they can have offspring with any other half-human and probably with a full-human I guess. Abbey Okypete’s mum is a Harpy and her dad is Satyr.
The baby Lamia is ADORABLE!!!!!!
At the bottom Left :-)
I know this is a strange question but, where in mythology does it say Gorgons have wings? In a lot of renditions they look like Nagas or Lamias. I just wanna know where the wings come from
It’s been looking to me like mythology got a lot of things wrong; the myths I know state that Gorgons turn people to stone because Gorgons are so ugly, not because of the Gorgons’ actual powers. (Although, on the subject of wings, I do think I remember one version of Gorgons having “brazen claws and wings”.)
I’m good with different versions, especially ones which aren’t so human-centric.
Of course, YMMV.
And the baby Lamia cuddled up with her own tail is just the definition of cyute!