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Girl with the Skeleton Hand, part 2

Oh man, sorry I'm a little late with the blog post! It's been a busy day and I finally have a minute. 

So here's page 2, which Miss Yuko worked very hard on ... she was at it all day yesterday. We finally meet Cecilia's mystery date! He's a little odd, but he seems like a gentleman (actually, I can't wait till page 4 so I can tell you guys about the two terrible alternate endings I came up with for this story.) Hope you're enjoying it! And hope you're enjoying the fictional stuff ... Yuko and I are already throwing around some ideas for future shorts. 

In other news, the Maw figurine is up for preorder! It's a cool $30, which is well under what I imagined it would be -- fair warning, when it hits 20 preorders (it's very close) the price jumps to $35. 

And as mentioned before, the Zoolology tees are back in stock as well! We've already run out of some sizes - let us know if yours is gone and we'll see what we can do. :)

That's all! See you guys Thursday! 

Comments

Two words: Oh my.

Comment by Aaron (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 12:59

Two words:

Oh my.

Restaurant

Comment by rejectedlogic (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:04

I bet that restaurant serves bananas.

The mysterious date

Comment by Zehnoda (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:16

Is that what Ananth looks like without his hat? I am starting to wonder whether he has a face or not.

Ananth has a face

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:45

I've seen it. The best way to describe his overall facial demeanor is to take a young Barack Obama, mix in the awe and mystery of a stary night sky, season it with the laughter of a thousand children, and put on a big honking powerstache.

I don't actually wear a

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:54

I don't actually wear a hat, it's just a groomed powerstache. 

looks really sharp, i cant

Comment by DisposablePal (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

looks really sharp, i cant wait for thursday!

Voodoo romance in sepia

Comment by Naushad (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

Voodoo romance in sepia tones - is this cool or what :)

Thank you! 

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:54

Thank you! 

I can't get enough of the

Comment by Kyon (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

I can't get enough of the color scheme. This mystery gentlemen has a very interesting ability. Can't wait till Thursdays, Amazing job Yet again guys.

Cecilia, you're breaking my heart...

Comment by Joe (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:43

The song the alt text refers to has been stuck in my head since Thursday.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of it.

It's been stuck in my head

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:55

It's been stuck in my head too ... every since we started this arc, various people have been wandering around the apartment humming it.  

huh.

Comment by Kai (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:46

I suppose it's a good thing he didn't try for a goodnight kiss then?

Hahaha, if that were the

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:55

Hahaha, if that were the case this story would be even shorter. 

The Anti-Conrad?

Comment by Virtual Bob (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:24

My imagination or does Cecilia's mystery date look like Negative Zone Conrad?

Oh God, the implications...

Comment by Joe (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:41

Hmm...
So, if Conrad kisses a skeleton...

Well, she's taking it much

Comment by Oken (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:25

Well, she's taking it much better then I thought she would.
Love the little girl in the third panel, haha!
And Just noticed the crows on the sites background are all now Maws. :o

Hahaha, I think the script

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:57

Hahaha, I think the script read, "A little girl gazes at Cecilia's cotton candy with covetous eyes."

You're the second person to notice! 

Is he made out of chocolate?

Comment by Zak (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:33

(he looks delicious)

also, I am still convinced this is in the 20s

I'm not ignoring your

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:58

I'm not ignoring your comments, I just can't speak on any speculation untll the last page goes up! ;_:

no worries! although, I

Comment by Zak (not verified) Thu, 09/17/2009 - 10:03

no worries! although, I would like to ask you an unrelated question: what do you do with a story that you have in your head, but you don't know how to write?

._.

Comment by djSARS (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:41

This is too good.

D:

Comment by PogiChoie (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 14:52

Awww! What seems like an otherwise wonderful date is marred by this guy's unfortunate ability. I really feel sorry for him...

I honestly hope there's at least bit of a happy ending for him. =/

Hahaha that last panel is

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:01

Hahaha that last panel is awesome.

"OHMIGOD I'M SO SORRY THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE"

Awesome stuff you guys, I can't wait for Thursday!

Awesome. This is only

Comment by zb (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:06

Awesome. This is only peripherally related to this comic, but thanks for reminding me about Johnny Crossbones, which is updating again!

I've gotta finish reading

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:58

I've gotta finish reading it! I used to read Tintin at the library over summers. 

them crows

Comment by Midori (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:21

Are those maws I spy in the trees? *stares* xD

They are!

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 20:59

They are!

No words...

Comment by Steve (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:37

I've been reading and enjoying since the start, but haven't been moved to comment until now.

This story is something special. Gorgeous art and fantastic story and I haven't even seen the end.

I unequivocally adore the Girl with the Skeleton Hand.

Thank you so much man! We're

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:01

Thank you so much man! We're releasing a wallpaper at the end of this, if you feel so inclined. 

So, I'm presuming you're

Comment by Matt (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 15:49

So, I'm presuming you're just keeping the mystery man's face dark because of story purposes, right? Otherwise, I'd think it's Cecilia's fault for dating a man with pitch black skin and no pupils. That'd just be eerie.

Cecilia is a strange gal! ;)

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:04

Cecilia is a strange gal! ;)

THERE ARE MAWS

Comment by Louis (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:09

IN THE TREEEES
MY GOD

Referencing previous plotlines aside, I've gotta say that I'm on the edge of my seat for more of this. And not really for the plot either, although it's most intriguing. It probably sounds weird, but this style reminds me of a really good movie- you can "hear" the colours and "taste" the sounds. In panel four, you can basically hear the violins, clinking glasses and chattering patrons. Panel five, it's almost like the crickets and occasional maw-caw are happening. A lone car drives by in the distance and all that poetry stuff.

In short, good work! You're bringing a new life to simple drawings for me.

Yuko puts a lot of love into

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:09

Yuko puts a lot of love into the details, thank you for noticing. :)

Maw <3

Comment by Kiley Bennett (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:25

I'm so happy that The Maw made it to the pre-order stage! I just wish that my check would come in right this moment so that I could order one for my Piano top!

And congrats to Yuko, these pages are wonderfully rendered and really beautiful, I especially adore the bone work on Cecilia, in art classes that I took (sadly ceased now, due to the fact that I'm a music major and need to concentrate on it) my concentration art pieces were bones and skeletal pieces.

Anyway, hope to be able to get a little crow demon soon!

-ki

Oh man, the maw would look

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:12

Oh man, the maw would look real neat on a piano top! 

:O

Comment by crmsonbyrd (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:27

THE SUSPENSE
who is he?
why did that happen?
what is the meaning of life?

:O

Beautiful comic, again~ ^^

Pfftwhat?

Comment by Andyandymous (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:29

I spy a chocolate Conrad.

Actually that's gross let's not think about it

Comment by conrad Wed, 09/16/2009 - 09:46

It's like I'm in that Axe commercial!! 8D

She took losing all but the

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 16:54

She took losing all but the bones of her hand quite well. :-)

hehe.... "Anakin you're

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 17:27

hehe....
"Anakin you're breaking my heart!"

LOL, I got it! :D

For everyone else with this stuck in their head...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 17:44

Cecilia, you're breaking my heart,
You're shaking my confidence daily.
Oh cecilia, I'm down on my knees,
I'm begging you please to come home!

THANK YOU!

Comment by Joe (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:18

Thank you so much!
All I knew was the first line, and the general melody!

exactly

Comment by Essiem (not verified) Thu, 09/17/2009 - 11:06

was just going to post this myself... love this series.

Quite the understatement

Comment by Nieve (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 18:09

Personally, I think your hand going skeletal is worth just a tad more than an 'oh my'.

But that aside, I love the comic. Cecilia's adorable. I honestly think my curiosity will materialize and suffocate me in my sleep tonight. I can't wait to see the rest.

Some people just take things

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 22:55

Some people just take things in stride! We just took it an extra step. ;)

I'm so glad you're liking it regardless! 

zomg.

Comment by katt (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 18:18

Was it terrible that I kept checking this site constantly to see whether or not a new page was up over the weekend even though I knew it was wishful thinking?

You guys have really out done yourself so far; LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of fictional stuff popping up with autobio. Keep them coming? Pretty please? With a cherry on top? And hot fudge?

They'll definitely keep

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 22:56

They'll definitely keep coming! We're enjoying ourselves. :)

D'aww.

Comment by Joe Fox (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 19:20

Poor mystery man. He seems so sweet.

Also, Cecilia's a rather unflappable woman, isn't she?

Unflappable is the word, yes!

Comment by Ananth Tue, 09/15/2009 - 22:55

Unflappable is the word, yes!

So... Did the tag on the

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 09/15/2009 - 19:24

So...
Did the tag on the side give it away? Is the young man Death?