Pg 91: Dissuasion Attempt

This week in Epic Fail: Everyone attempts to dissuade Amuletts from joining Loki, and possibly have the opposite effect.

Creator’s Commentary:In this cannon Loki’s colors are Red and Black, so I went whole-hog including them in the background.

It was fun in the thought bubbles to depict how Minerva and Amuletts see Loki differently, one as a villainous monster the other as a angelic hero. (By the way the wings are actually Freya’s Falcon feather cloak, which Loki borrows to rescue Idun).

Personally I think the last line of dialogue sums up his dual-nature pretty well.

Pg 90: You’ve WON!

This Week in Epic Fail: CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve won a fabulous prize! To claim it all you have to do is swear your eternal fealty to Loki.

Creator’s Commentary: I hope you noticed this message appeared in the form of an annoying pop-up.

Pg 89: Expectation Versus Reality

This Week in Epic Fail: Yoru finds holes in Martin’s story

Creator’s Commentary: The Spelling Bee joke at the top of this page took me ages to write. It’s probably not that funny. I tried. *Shrug*

Expectation Versus Reality refers to the fact that Yoru is probably getting a very skewed/idealised version of reality. Mind you doesn’t this happen to us all in childhood? He’s a bit too young to realise yet.

By the way when Willi’s chest turned up in our Dungeon’s and Dragons game I genuinely imagined it working the way Yoru does. It was ages before I learned it was Martin’s version. I guess I was using computer game logic. I mean, lots of computer game characters seem to keep their inventory in some mysterious chest cavity so why wouldn’t this be a thing?

Pg 88: Party Kitty

This Week in Epic Fail: Willi suggests the loot goes in the Party Kitty. Lan tries to put money in the party kitty, but the cat objects.

Creator’s Commentary: What Lan did to that cat was too graphic to draw… :S

My favourite part of this page is Willi facepalming.

P.S: After this the cat poops gold!

Pg 87: Spelling Bees (the new Insult Swordfighting?)

This Week in Epic Fail: Martin explains how Spelling Bees are an alternative to combat.

Creator’s Commentary: It could have been Insult Swordfighting.

I’m clearly poking fun at Gollum’s speech impediment here. See a small boy doing an impression of Gollum spelling ‘precious’ (and getting it right unlike in the comic) during a actual Spelling Bee!

Yes, that is M.C. Escher’s ‘Relativity’ recreated in panel 1. Or at least a version thereof. I hope you appreciate that it is not easy to draw. And, no, it isn’t here because I’m an obsessed Labyrinth fan – whatever gave you that idea?!