Lost Behind the Ink Cloud

“Oh! Surprise! Didn’t see you there… Uh, hello, Denizens of the Deep, we interrupt this comic to tell you that we’re — ”
“definitely not stealing apples and stuff off of Root’s boat or any docks whatsoever!”
No, no, my eight-armed friend, what we really want to say is that our creator is still working behind the scenes on our story, and —”
“what is behind the scenes? Is that like when I hide behind my ink cloud?”
— well, yes, sort of, she is using ink to make our story! She wants us to be patient and find stuff to keep us busy in the meantime. She’ll be back soon.”
“What’s soon? A turn of the tide? A turn of the sun? A turn of the moon?”
“I don’t know, these land-people have a different sense of time than we do. Let’s just go keep busy, and see if we can find some more land-stuff that’s fallen in the water.”
“Now you’re talking, two-arms!”

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Yes, folks, I’m still alive! — I’ve just been snowed under with a veritable tempest of other projects, including scripting ahead on this one. But the clouds are parting, and the sun is shining on the glittering waters of free time again. So, more than a tide, less than a moon, and I’ll begin posting here again. — Karen

Chapter Three: Annabelle Hunter

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Page 90 — Annabelle is a famous baker, and knows the way to Jones’ heart!

Mermaid Music will be on hold for a few weeks due to a last-minute brainstorm I had about the next scene which will require some rewriting. See this blog post for details (and a nice sketch of the guesthouse).

Chapter Three: Hunter Island

Page 89 — She only ordered them a month ago!

Well, it’s still Monday here, and even though I said Tuesday, I’m going to go ahead and post it. We had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I made pumpkin pies instead of comics.

Chapter 3: Positive Thinking

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Page 88 – Cook’s not the only one with a sense of humour on this ship!

Hi, Sea People! The next update will be on Oct. 10, due to Canadian Thanksgiving. Wish I had Cook to help out with the pies!


Chapter Three: Dreaming

Page 84-85 — After an eventful first day at sea, Sami dreams…

Greetings, Sea-folk! As promised In my last missive, I will be posting pages as I get them done. You may remember that this was due to a crazy-busy convention season; well, a funny thing happened on the way to the second and third cons: I caught the nastiest “cold” (that word seems like the understatement of the century) I’ve had in many a year and had to cancel my whole trip, which disappointed me deeply.

I was too sick even to draw comics (which I had planned to do on my trip), so I’ve only started back to work, slowly, over the last week. I decided to take my time on this double-page spread and really enjoy it as therapy, which I did. It’s a good way to work, slowly and carefully and thoughtfully; I often don’t have time to do that with deadlines looming.

So I hope you enjoy this page, and this mysterious dream that Sami is having! I’ll continue posting pages as I get them done, as I am still recovering and need to take things lightly for a bit.