VanCAF is tomorrow! Oh gosh! I’m really excited. :) I worked really hard to get the newest installment of Weird Pets, What Do You Do With A Baby Seal, finished and ready! Come pick up a copy at booth D8!
Hey y’all! Ask these questions over at this blog! I love love love answering questions, but I don’t want to “clutter up” my korybing blog with a bunch of asks. : )
1) Blank medallions aren’t really “blank” as in blank slates, they’re just undecorated. Michelle’s medallion is a sphinx medallion, and the blank medallion that triggered Anthony’s screwed-up transformation was a nokk medallion.
2) More populous Avalons tend to have their own primary school so kids won’t be left too far behind when they’re able to go to human schools. The Liverpool Avalon has one, and was the backdrop of a few pages back in Exchanges. Cursing in front of a school, Jim, come on. More remote mythical creatures either try to teach their children at home/officially homeschool, or just dump them off at school when they’re able to use medallions and hope for the best.
3) There haven’t been any Kitsunes in Skin Deep yet, but a lot of Asian mythical creatures are far more magical than European ones, and have more in common with creatures found native to the Americas and Africa. Very VERY few have medallions, but some do exist. Many of the creatures don’t need them, though, as they are natural shapeshifters/magical shapeshifters and can take human form/lots of other forms under their own power. I would imagine their powers/abilities in Skin Deep would be very similar to their powers/abilities in mythology.
4) Or it would look like a cute little dark pokemon.
Ask skin deep questions over at the Skin Deep blog! I will literally answer questions forever over there.
Anonymous asked: Can cross-breeds have medallions or do they usually shape-shift like Isaac, or does it depend on the specific cross-breed?
The only way a crossbreed could get a medallion would be if it was custom-made for them, since no existing medallion would work (because nothing like them has existed before). And since there’s nobody making medallions these days, crossbreeds are S.O.L.
Ike can only shapeshift because he is half-buggane, which are natural shapeshifters. If his mom had been any other creature, he wouldn’t be able to do that.
Gosh, lotta specific questions about crossbreeds today!
A crossbreed in Skin Deep is super rare and usually an example of a magical screw-up. Children take after either the mother or the father when it comes to species. If I hadn’t decided on that “rule” then there’d be practically no actual mythical creatures in Skin Deep, just a bunch of gryphon/nemean/nixie/satyrs or something.
Anonymous asked: Can cross-breeds happen between more species than two in Skin Deep? As if a certain third species is an ancestor of said cross-species?
I can’t even fathom how rare that would be.
Anonymous asked: Silly world-building question time! You know how there are weird collective nouns for groups of various animals? A murder of crows? A gaggle of geese? A romp of otters? Anyway, are there any in-story collective nouns for any of the species in Skin Deep?
Most use the collective name of whatever animal they are, like a close-knit group of Nemean lions is a “pride.” I’m sure gryphons and other critters have their own names, but I haven’t thought of that yet! :) I know something from Wonderland is referred to as a “caucus” but I can’t decide if that should be jub-jub birds or mock turtles or what.
imjustmeimnooneelse asked: What would a Nemean Lion and Bugbear crossbreed look like? Assuming it's possible with medallion. Just a curious fan!
Well crossbreeds are “mistakes” and aren’t really supposed to happen, so when they DO occur they could look like just about anything. If you managed to find two unrelated bugbear/nemean lion crossbreeds they probably wouldn’t look anything like each other.
I did another one. This one could be like, fire/poison or fire/ghost or ghost/fire or ghost/poison or something.
I did one too. I might do more.
What time is it? It’s Picnic Time!
Monster Bones is thrilled to announce that we have a comic in Boom!’s upcoming Adventure Time Annual- Get ready to join the Earls of Lemongrab for a day at the beach in The Great Lemon Sea. We worked together on literally every part of the story and we’re both so excited to see it go out into the world. Be sure to run (not walk) to your local comic shop on Wednesday, May 29th to get your copy!
I’m so excited that we can finally talk about this!! The ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL is going to hit the stands on the 29th and Sfé and I did a comic for it!! It’s about the Lemongrabs and their adventures at the Great Lemon Sea and also there are lemon seals that go mweh.
Not Much Sink’s entrance is a sinkhole, which makes the name make a LITTLE more sense, I guess. I GUESS.
VANCAF! I will be at VANCAF this weekend, so if you’re in Vancouver, BC, please stop in! It’s a free show! It’s my first time going and I really hope it’s awesome because I already want to go again next year. I’m at table D8!!
Also: Wonder Northwest is happening this weekend as well! I won’t be there, because of VanCAF, but if you’re in PORTLAND there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go! It’s a way fun little con, you should goooooooooo. I drew the design for that sticker up there, and there are only 100 of them so go to WNW and get that sticker!!
I’m hard at work on drawing the new Weird Pets comic! I would really love to have this done by VanCAF next weekend, but I don’t know if that’s possible. But I’m going to try!!
It’s about Maes the ogopogo, Roy the seabear, and Sophie the selkie and how one time they found a baby seal. It’s called “What To Do With A Baby Seal?” and it’s CUTE AS THE DICKENS.
Can I get this done by VanCAF? All signs point to “probably not” BUT I’M GONNA TRY.
Anonymous asked: I've been thinking about cosplaying as Myra, but I'm stuck on trying to make Bugbear arms. I have an idea of what to do to make them but I'm stuck on what to use to make the claws. What would you suggest?
Gosh, I don’t know! Sculpey? It depends on how you’re going to make the arms, I guess.