Absolutely masterful expressions on Cork's face. Still enjoying every new installment, Scott. I notice something about the direction of the strip. There is no longer any mention of Cork being a fairy. She has become more or less the "everyman" (or "everywoman") character that wanders around in a strange new world reacting in surprise to her discoveries. Formerly she used her fairy powers to freak out the town inhabitants as much as they freaked her out. It seems like you must have come to a crossroads where you had to pick one path or the other. Either Cork was to be the strange visitor in our everyday world (Superman, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, etc.) or else she was the ordinary visitor to a strange world, (Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). The strip is better for your having picked one path. Did you think about this consciously? Will the setup reverse itself one day when Cork and Sam visit New York City?
The big smile in 2nd to last panel is great. A really nice overcome with humor expression. Cruel humor. Great set up and pay off. Except for spelling Squib when you meant squab
My enter key shot off my keyboard when I posted. I guess it was the electron tie with Tom. We're astrological twins you know.
We are Ellis. Which one of us is the evil twin?
Thank you Tom! So far it has been what I feel is a natural progression for the characters in terms of development. More than a few times I might think of an expression or a visual gag which would dictate a characters' behavior whether I originally intended it or not. So I just kind of write and see what happens. No true specifics until I see them on the page. As for her 'magical fairy' side, keep in mind that less than a day has passed for Cork since she first stepped out of the forest. Her magic and original look will be appearing again as we go along. Her abilities are kind of like one of us having the ability to play the tuba well or like Ron Thompson breaking out a Charlie Brown theme on a piano. It's something that is very common to the person doing it but only really surfaces in odd occurances. The magic doesn't define her, it's just one side of her.Ellis, you are boobalicious. If I knew what 'squab' meant then I would have meant it and it would've been a typo. However, 'squib' is just an offhanded derogatory term to Sam and is by no means affiliated with 'squab' (which I believe is a dwarfish vegetable, part of the squash family).Thanks for the comments. It's always great to hear what everyone thinks!
Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick
Wow really. I may have to change it because people in the know might actually think it a typo! How weird is that to get that close without even realizing it. Or you could be just making it up.
It usually means a pigeon but it also has that meaning I posted. People know you aren't a spelling bee champion. It's part of your charm.
It WASN'T a TYPO! I CHOSE squib! And actually I may leave it because as 'squib' it has a little humor to it (and yes I knew squib is the blood bladder thing) where squab is just simply accurate.Hmmm, quandry.
Squib is also from Harry Potter... a squib is a failed wizard or witch... a wizard who can't do magic.
If you're from France, it'd be "Squeeb" ... imho, that is.
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