I spent a lot of time trying to decide on what magical weapon Neil’s mom would have. I eventually settled on a Claymore, thanks to the suggestions of a friend, but then ended up drawing it too short… SO NOW IT’S A BASTARD SWORD INSTEAD. I’m good at my job.

SPEAKING of being good at my job. that fifth panel there was completed all the way up to the lineart before I realized that I had drawn the door opening the wrong way. I had it on the left side of the door frame opening in, which is… basically the exact opposite of how I’ve been drawing it in EVERY OTHER PAGE. Fortunately, I’m pleased with how the end result turned out. Neil peeping around the door like that worked out well!

I watched “Stardust” recently. It’s a fairy tale about fallen stars and evil witches and princesses transformed and sky pirates and my God that movie is good. It’s like, someone took all the innocence of a disney fairy tale, the wit of a Diana Wynne Jones novel and the sarcasm of the Princess Bride, mixed it together, and then proceeded to destroy me with the adorable result. It’s probably not for everyone, but if you’re a hopeless romantic and a HUUUUUUUGE nerd, like me, then you’ll probably really enjoy this film.