Skin Deep is back! Kinda! Soon! January 13th!!! It’s called SKIN DEEP: ILLUMINATION and it’s PRETTY EXCITING! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for your patience during this long hiatus! I really needed it, and it felt great, but now I’m ready to get back to business with Skin Deep!
You may have noticed that I have a Kickstarter running for the third volume of Skin Deep: Greetings, From Dogpatch!
It’s ending NEXT TUESDAY and has a little more than $2K to raise! Yeah! Let’s do it!!!
See you on the 13th!
So excited! I love all those folks!
well, the cover suggests we’re finally getting a crossover between the Orientations and Exchanges casts.. i wonder if the main 4 are going to england, or if Jim’s family is coming to visit him..
Well seeing as they’ve got a child without a medallion, and Lorne’s in the picture. I think it’s more likely the 4 are going to the LA.
I mean, seeing as the last story set in the Ozarks was set in May of ’05, and Jim was supposed to go home after a year…
Dogpatch didn’t involve the college crew, except for mention of Michelle, and events in One-Eyed Bear.
One Eyed Bear was Halloween 2004, Homecoming was November 2004, and Ridiculous Creatures was winter 2004/2005 with Jim still in the US.
So we don’t, yet, know any of what was happening to them from the end of Ridiculous Creatures to Illuminations.
Okay so assuming the main 4 ARE going to the UK during summer like I’m assuming here, how is Greg’s family reunion going to fit into this? Assuming it’s got any relevance here. http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/issue-four-page-9/
I’ve been thinking about this. If they all head to the UK shortly after the semester is over, then this story will be taking place is May or maybe early June. The Tragos family reunion may not be until later in the summer.
I keep harbouring hopes that the other three (or maybe just Michelle) will go to it with him.
Ohai Lorne! It’s been what, 3 years?
Yeah, it’s been a bit over 3 years since we last saw him at the end of Exchanges: Hello, Goodbye.
But there’s no clues, yet, as to when Illuminations is set, not even over on Pateron.
So, there’s only guesses as to when, and current favourite guess is sometime in 2005, so possibly in terms of time passage within Skin Deep, less than a year has passed since the start of events in both Orientations and Exchanges.
Also Colin has his mother’s freckles now? That’s new!
Do Griffon’s purr? I can’t look at that pic without hearing Colin purring.
Why does Michelle look so SAD? You’re holding COLIN!
That’s what an extreme case of culture shock looks like. Hardly surprising when you consider the trouble she had dealing with just three mythicals. Imagine the problems she is going to face when she meets with a whole village of them, especially Alex, Elise, and Ike’s mom.
there is also the fact that everyone else is in full or mid forms.. and she won’t be able to leave human form without revealing she’s an ‘extinct’ sphinx.. having to stay human in a community where nearly everyone goes around in non-human form would probably make the culture shock even worse..
I hadn’t even thought of that, and the need to hide it, was spelled out to us in Orientations when the college group went to visit the local Avalon and talk to Eustace and Marshall.
And it’s even worse than what you thought of. She can’t even afford to risk talking about it whilst she visits the Finn’s home.
Over eager little Colin would likely blab it everywhere.
I can imagine Colin saying: “She’s nice. Can I keep her? I promise I’ll feed her every day!”
To be fair though, anyone who gets a look at her medallion would know what she is because its got the sphinx on it. If she runs across Madam U the sphinx is definitely out of the bag.
Michelle’s medallion is one of older, unadorned ones, unlike the one for sale here.
IF you look at her medallion in the orientations chaters, there is actually the image of the sphinx when it showed it close, if I remember correctly.
Her expression doesn’t strike me as sad; she feels utterly out of place. It makes me think of a line from an old novelty song (Please Mr. Custer): “What am I doin’ here?”
I love the whole range of expressions displayed by the various cast members in this teaser.
“What the crap” – Michelle Jocasta
Squeeeeeee!!!!!! Skin Deep is back!!! (hyperventilates from excitement, dies)
What a shame. They died right before Skin Deep came back too. :y
It’s okay; I have druid’s resurrection prepared!
Unfortunately, dragon is not on the list of potential reincarnation races…
Hey, this was, like, exactly my reaction! You stole my squeee!
Damn I can’t wait for the new series to start, it seems like forever since the last one.
Indeed it has.
I think I’ve re-read all the previous stories at least 10 times since the end of Reunion.
One of the things I’m hoping to see, is the harangue that Mary will give to Jim, over his lack of phone calls home.
This year definitely gets off to a great start. The new Medallions, the new book, and a new story.
Oh man I am so looking forward to the mayhem that will be wrought when the Momo incident gets brought up. Jim is going to be so busted >:D
“Attacked? By the momo? You’re never leaving this avalon again, young man!”
Yesssssssssssss finally my precious……….
I was gonna say that. You beat me to it. :-D
Michelle and Elise in the same general area can’t be good. At least, our sphinx’ll get to brood with Anthony.
Why Elise and Michelle in particular? Elise doesn’t mix well with most anyone.
Elise’s vocal bigotry toward humans and Michelle’s knee-jerk mouth seem like fireworks just waiting to happen. :)
Considering the rate Elise changes causes, she might show up with rainbow colored hair.
To be fair, Greg isn’t much better at times >.>
The only time we saw Greg in such an irritable mood was when he gave Michelle a verbal blast in Orientations, chapter 3, page 17.
Honestly I kind of think Michelle might end up showing Elise the truth in a hall closet just to get her off her back; I doubt Elise would tell. And Colin can always be at the toy store while the others discuss “grown-up stuff” (E.G. Sphinxes)
Oh snap, bringing the two casts together it seems? Yessssssss. :D
Yesyesysyesyseyesyse thank you for coming back! I’m excited to see what you have planned for this arch!
I haven’t been this excited since they announced the 3rd Harry Potter book. That’s right, you’re up there with Harry Potter, next to the webcomic Archipelago which is just wrapping up. Arch is a really good comic if you haven’t read it. You’d like it I think.
You’re a constant inspiration to me Kory! Keep on being awesome this year!
Yay!! So happy this is coming back finally!
Okay, now this definitely looks like it was worth the wait!
This is exactly what I wanted to see in many ways.
I literally fell of the bed when I saw this picture. I’m not kidding, I saw Michelle holding Colin, yelled “She meets the family!”, flailed, and fell off. C’est la vie.
Hope you enjoyed the break, o wonderous author, because we’ll be hard pressed to let you go after this. Not that we’d be able to STOP you, but it’s the principle of the thing and I’m rambling now.
And I thought my literal screaming was out there.
Imagine having to explain to people that you got your massive bruise from a webcomic.
My boyfriend would totally understand, we geek out over the weirdest stuff. X3
Yay! Oh yikes! It seems I have to look back some things in the comic XD
Congratulations on getting Book 3 funded!
Is Michelle going to have to babysit Colin? This kind of looks like the poster for a movie.
That said, I am super excited! I can’t wait!
The two crews are meeting! I’m so excited to see what happens. Glad to have you back, Kory.
Also, Cousin’s tail is tinted green… Could he be cursed too? Also, what was that about Paul being a ‘cavern guardian’ or whatever? What does that mean?
Soon, it will return.
Soon, we might know.
It was tinted a more bluish color in Exchanges, but the change is likely due to how Kory does her colors now.
Also his name is Colin.
Ah yes, the autocorrect has struck again, silently and unnoticed until, hark, it is too late!…
/screech of excitement.
Oh my goodness, I have been hoping for this since I first found this comic, a little more than a year ago… would it be too much to hope that all the ‘misfit’ people will meet? Michelle, Saumuel, Anthony, and Isaac?
Michelle meeting Sam, would be an odds-on, if she goes to have lunch at Greensleeves.
Speaking of that restaurant, I wonder how well Eleanor is going teaching Rupert how to play Borogrove.
It’s possible that Jim will be going to home for summer break, and the rest of the gang could go with him to see his home. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Omgz Lorne! Squeeeeee!
Skin Deep’s back, yea!!!! :D
My, your style sure seems different than from three months ago! Not that that’s a bad thing, just a thing I noticed
Lines definitely seems cleaner and neater. Looks to me like Kory spent some time on the teaser with how well composed everything is.
Sweet Mother Mercy! This is the first SD update I’ve seen since I found it, and I nearly woke the whole house in my excitement! GLEE!
How was the break? Were you able to relax?
*sinks to knees*
Oh my but Colin looks happy to be held by somebody new! I wonder, though… How will Greg get through airport security? He’ll have to take his hat off, and he’ll be either hiding horns, or ears.
I can’t wait, though, OMG SQUEE ~ The ANTICIPATION! 8D
Why should he have to take off his knit cap? It’s not like his ears are metallic, or anything.
What is metallic, is the medallion hanging around his neck. All four of them have those, and declining to remove them at airport checkpoints is likely to result in some degree of hassle. How much hassle will depend on how dedicated the particular TSA agents they encounter are to acting like “Richard Craniums”.
Hope you had a good break, Kory.. Eager to see the new SD chapter ^_^
Aww, I want a little gryphon too!
He won’t stay little for long, you know
Yeah, they grow up fast, and then you’ve got a big gryphon. You can’t exactly just drop those things off at the local shelter when you don’t want it anymore, you know?
Hey, they’re sentient beings! Don’t talk about Gryphons like that!
Pfttt. By that point he or she would have been raised properly and ready to strike out on her own. Come on now, what kind of parent do you take me for? Sheesh! lol
His/her own too, but you get the point! XD Haha
Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! **muppetflails** The lead-in looks *extremely* intriguing.
I’m glad Greg seems to be coming along for the trip, been really curious about how he’s doing ever since makeouts with Michelle gave him even more satyr / goat-like features he can’t get rid of…
I thought that was only in the full and midforms;
Pretty sure it is.
Probably true, yeah. I was thinking more than just his ears were affected by the broken medallion for some reason.
I always know there’s gonna be a crossover.
Less than a day to go now, before the new story starts!
Waaait a second, isn’t the feather on the charm supposed to be black? I didn’t see any orange feathers on Marshall.
One of Marshall’s feathers in the charm was swapped out for one of Jim’s back before “One-Eyed Bear.”
In the dark of the evening, the walled garden awaits. Over these walls, hissing and chanting, the word-eaters pace. The cold moss below, the cobbled edge above, they reach up and crow, “Tomorrow! Tomorrow!”
(*my friend whacks my arm* “You need to work on your rhymes!”)
Soon, the gang will get to the L.A.’s central plaza and see that the statues in the fountain include a Grecian sphinx and an Egyptian sphinx. When they remember Jim saying that he had never seen a species like Michelle, it’ll become obvious that Paul was right. He really does have the attention span of an adolescent satyr.