Pt. 1 Ch. 8 - Page 5
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MistakeNPotatoes
3rd Mar 2017, 11:30 AM

Hey guys, couple of updates!

So this week I hit 1,000,000 page views, which is awesome! It works out to something like 3,850 read-throughs of the comic which is pretty cool :) I hope to only expand this more and more as time goes forward. I'd like to remind everyone about my Patreon page in case you have enough extra each month to toss a dollar or two my way - seriously I appreciate anything you can spare :)

Also, I received an invite to attend Necronomicon again this year! That's right, I'm coming baaaack! There's a lot more lead-time on this one though, so hopefully I'll be able to see more of you this year!

Check out the site here for details, but it takes place in Providence in Rhode Island from August 17th and 20th. It was a blast the last time I went, being surrounded by all these like minded people and being able to geek out AND be understood was pretty cool.

I hope I can see some of you there! I'll have a vendor booth for sure but I'll be scooting around the convention itself to catch some of the events, of course :)

Finally, I'll be doing a sketch stream tomorrow some time around 7:00 PM(CST) at Picarto, which is a service I just figured out how to use. It's free to sign up for an account and pretty quick if you want to join in on the chatting.

That's all from me, I hope you all have a great weekend!

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sigpig
3rd Mar 2017, 12:01 PM

Looks like Clara never clued in to the fact that Chase was into her...

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Mar 2017, 10:44 AM

Chase? Oh no, did something in the comic make it come across that Chase wants to get romantically involved with her? It's not my intention! :'D

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Memoria Caelestie
23rd May 2017, 10:02 AM

Honestly I never thought that chase had feeling for clara. Seems more like he has difficulty even respecting her at times! it might be due to the fact they spend a lot next to each other that people assume that!

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd May 2017, 10:10 AM

I think that's what it is, too - if you put a boy and a girl in a comic people seem to think "They're a couple!" or something :)

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MadJak91
3rd Mar 2017, 3:10 PM

Curious. Was WW1 caused by eldritch meddling in "your" lore? Random thought. I mean if the events were the same but the aim was fictional. Although I do not see any profit from that.

Anyway. I guess this confirms how serious Irwin is/was about Clara but her side of the story is still open. I think it was mutual judging by her reactions and previous talk with Chase but still...

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Mar 2017, 10:47 AM

You know I haven't thought about that! I know in some stories it was, but I wasn't thinking too hard about what caused WWI that's different from the real world, since the only real relevance it has in this story is that it happened. That's a really interesting thing to think about, though...

And yeah, I thought it was important to put into the comic how much Irwin likes her, help solidify her motivations for going as far as Innsmouth for him. I'm glad you're remembering that reaction in the stable with Chase, I have tried leaving a few clues throughout the story :D

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Bob Mozark
4th Mar 2017, 9:26 AM

Congratulations on the page views and convention invitation.

The expression on Clara's face says that she is thinking "What an idiot!". But is she thinking it about Chase, or herself?

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MistakeNPotatoes
4th Mar 2017, 10:49 AM

Hey, thank you! :)

She's probably thinking it about Irwin! I guess she understand pride in one's family, but maybe not to THAT extent, heh!

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Uilliam
4th Mar 2017, 2:48 PM

A curious question...

Will we see a certain Detective Carnby who's had experience with horrors, mundane, mystical and eldritch?
Even if his name is just mentioned in passing or he's a background character?

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MistakeNPotatoes
9th Mar 2017, 7:30 PM

Oh man! I would love to put Carnby in. I used to really love Alone in the Dark before it kinda took a turn for the worse, but it still holds a special place in my mind and in the games industry :)

Anything that bears the banner of Lovecraft in different mediums definitely deserves a mention, I'll have to see if I can fit him in :) That'd be a lot of fun!

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That Guy Over There
6th Mar 2017, 3:59 AM

So the Miskatonic team is called the Woodchucks? Somehow, it makes sense: The Miskatonic university has always investigated strange and unusual things far beyond the understanding of man. "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Woodchuck R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"

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MistakeNPotatoes
9th Mar 2017, 7:33 PM

Yeah! I couldn't find any references to sports teams in Lovecraft's works (he doesn't strike me as the sort of person who thought about sports often, haha!) and I couldn't find any, so I thought to make my own.

I wanted an odd, unassuming animal to represent Miskatonic and I looked up the Fauna in Massachusetts... voila! Woodchucks XD

Your comment has me thinking about woodchuck with a tentacle face or some scutes, some wings, maybe...

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gideonland
13th Apr 2017, 4:00 AM

I love Clara's expression in the last panel. That Irwin, what a jerk. And the 6th one is fantastic, too.
Congrats on your 1M views and your success, this book deserves it.

There's a little typo in the letter, in panel 6. "But it's up to chase and myself *to* preserve our family's pride..."
Other than that, great page. Lemme continue.

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Apr 2017, 11:18 AM

He's a super jerk, right!?

Ah, shoot, let me look into fixing that, I'll have to try and remember really hard when I get home from work :(

Thank you, though, good catch!

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Honzinator
15th Nov 2017, 6:24 PM

Miskatonic Woodchuks ...

Chase is a super jerk, Super Jerk, he's super Jerky ... sorry, the transition from 70s to 80s got to me there.
I LOVE the Miskatonic Woodchucks sing, that's hilarious.

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Taily
9th Jun 2017, 11:03 AM

Manchetti again!!
Little does Clara know. Little does Clara know!!! She may see Irwin again!!

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