Sorry for your loss

October 19, 2018

Ohhhhh you don’t even know what’s been going on. So one, I got whammied by a really nasty cold, and two, one of my teeth cracked and had to be taken out, which was a really gross method of life imitating art. (I’m fine, I have dental), so the week has been spent in a bit of a haze. Still, here’s the next page. Where’s my cryptic one-liner, lemme see… ah, here:

Not stuck so much as doomed, perhaps.

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Whisper a little prayer for me, my baby

October 9, 2018

  • There is a diner in Crown Heights where you always seem to end up at weird hours when odd things are happening. This is that diner. I’ve found myself there at a 4 am, a 5 am, a 2 pm, and all of those are very weird hours indeed.
  • Having a car in Crown Heights isn’t as hard as in, say, Manhattan. Jay has a very solid Ford It’sFineReally, with only a few dents in it here and there.
  • In the kitchen, the staff has on the radio (they have long negotiated a truce over what music they play, and finally everyone agreed that they liked the oldies station – las buenas, las viejitas, las oldiesbutgoodies). The Shirelles are singing Dedicated to the One I Love while Iolanthe’s heart cracks in half.

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Issue 12 Cover

October 5, 2018

There is a saying that goes, “Amor y muerte, nada más fuerte,” that is to say, “Nothing stronger than death and love.” The cover is an homage to Leonora Carrington’s The Ancestor. I’m really excited to show you the next chapter!

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September 18, 2018

You Don’t Own Me is a very Juliana song, honestly.
Lose Your Soul is Fawn going about their daily routine.
La Malagueña – explicitly when sung by Gaby Moreno – is Fawn’s attraction to Juliana, their sad friend who is nowhere near as hard as she tries to be.
Interlude is what dawning skywhite sounds like
Seven Nation Army – go Team Bright World
Oye Mi Amor is that song that seems to always be playing in a bar. It (or something like it) is probably always playing at Mimí’s before it opens/when it’s just opened and no one’s really there yet except Juliana and the Paolas, setting up
If I Had a Heart is the tension you feel when you know you’re about to pay for a mistake you made, your heartbeat in your throat and shivers down your spine.
La Bruja is there for Doña Blanca, the Seamstress.
This version of La Llorona is a bit more melancholy than creepy, the sort of thing that would play after you might’ve killed a guy, you don’t know, and you’ve been trying not to cry but oh no you’re crying
Rabbit Heart encompasses the determination and hope at the end of Arc 1. Things are dire… but Fawn’s going to face ’em head on.

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Nothing strange about the scratched out faces right?

September 18, 2018

Cuando estoy entre tus brazos
Siempre me pregunto yo
Cuanto me debia el destino
Que contigo me pagó

Por eso que ya mi vida
Toda te la entrego a ti
Tu que me diste en un beso
Lo que nunca te pedí

Yo se que no hay en el mundo
Amor como que el me das
Y se que noche con noche
Va creciendo más y más

[x]

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Amor del bueno

September 7, 2018

Is it just me, or is there something familiar about this young man who is not missing any fingers? (Rafael.) (It’s Rafael.)

  • If I had to translate it, I’d say “amor del bueno” sounds like “that good good love.”
  • With those tribal tattoos and the kind of patches on the vest (Molotov, Café Tacvba), seems like I’m implying a certain decade, eh?
  • I know you’re thinking of a certain question. Worry not, I am here to answer it. Yes, Rafael is slightly nearsighted.

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Aug 31, 2018

I wanted to draw Iolanthe hanging out in her new apartment, quiet and tired and probably before the whole thing with Amparo disappearing happened.

I promise you now that Iolanthe gets a happy ending. In Arc 2, she’s going to have to deal with a lot. She’ll meet ghosts, travel to the land of the dead, learn about Bright World, deal with grief, and have to make some hard decisions.

I promise, though, by the end of this story, she’ll not only get a happy ending: she’ll be triumphant.

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