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That's all, folks!

That's all, folks!

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 22:56 by Ananth in response to girl with the skeleton hand 2 - 5

Cecilia looks pretty cute I think - third panel is definitely my favorite, nice work Yuko! That's the end of the arc, hope you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll get to do a new one soon ... We've got some Maidens stuff on the shelf that will probably be the next color installment, whenever we have time for that. That arc will be about 10 pages - our longest yet! There's a preview of it here

Yuko also did some Game of Thrones art over at her Tumblr - take a look!

That's all for us. Have a good one!


It all works out!

Comment by Laur (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:02

Gorgeous work, you guys! I look forward to your usual strips and I consider it an extra super treat to be getting these beautiful colored pages.

I agree, the third panel is absolutely sweet. :3

They are so adorable.

Comment by Grey (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:21

They are so adorable. Cecilia/Death comics are my favorite, I won't lie. ♥♥♥

This cuteness is reaching

Comment by Alessandra (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:31

This cuteness is reaching lethal levels. I love it.

I hope ghost-cat stays so we can learn more about what the skeleton hand can do.

So much love!

she can touch him? I guess

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:50

she can touch him? I guess it's only his kiss that skeletifies things then?

...I hope she get's pregnant.


Comment by Stella (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:55

I really love the colors for this arc :) it's one of my favorites!

The artwork on this arc is

Comment by Duessa (not verified) Thu, 06/09/2011 - 23:58

The artwork on this arc is just breathtaking, as is the story. Gotta love that wispy-tailed ghost cat, omg. And she took in the bird eggs!

This was a very cute arc

Comment by fluffy (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 00:19

This was a very cute arc with great artwork yeah but that kiss at the end is bugging me. Will the next story be The Girl with the Skeleton Hand and Face?

Ah, but she got the hand

Comment by Origamigryphon (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 06:39

Ah, but she got the hand when HE kissed HER - perhaps it doesn't work the other way around? ;3

Nah! Someone explains it

Comment by Ananth Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:37

Nah! Someone explains it further down in the comments - the first time he accidentally used the 'kiss of death' in his nervousness. When we compile these into a book we'll probably just title that story "The Kiss of Death". 


Comment by tahrey (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 18:32

...i see, now...

asking that question was the only real reason i came into the comments on this one (though i suppose I should add my own vote to the ballot of "omg so cute", as it does count - I do love this stuff, both the inventiveness and the art ^_^)

p'raps a note on the main page to explain this as well?

i will await later book news...!


Comment by Aube (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 00:42

Definitely my new favorite fictional couple. I look forward to more stories of them in the future. More Maidens you say? Awesome!

Glad to hear that there will

Comment by Jim (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 01:02

Glad to hear that there will be more Two Little Maidens stuff coming up, the Elixer of Truth thing still cracks me up whenever I think about it.

For a minute I was confused

Comment by Jelli (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 01:02

For a minute I was confused about Cecilia kissing Death without consequences. Then I realized, of course, the thing that skeletonized her hand was the kiss of death! Very cute touch.


Comment by Tomixcomics (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 02:14

So cute!
May I ask, how do you color these? the coloring is beautiful.

Photoshop! I think I might

Comment by Ananth Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:45

Photoshop! I think I might put together a process post, our method this time was a little weird. 

wait... wasn't it supposedly

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 18:33

wait... wasn't it supposedly pencils? now i'm gonna have to go back to whichever previous page i asked that on and see where i screwed up in my understanding :-)

The linework is pencils. The

Comment by Ananth Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:33

The linework is pencils. The colors are Photoshop. 

Wait, so...

Comment by Android 21 3/7 (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 02:55

When ghost mice are eaten by ghost cats, what happens to them?


Comment by Ferret (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 03:48

Ghost poop.

I was expecting that when he

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 18:36

I was expecting that when he came back he'd be bearing some kind of tiny little scythe, or mousetraps modified with them as the blade (and some way of detecting the presence of ghost mice)... given that his job is traditionally, after all, to collect the souls of the dead and send them properly to the afterlife, it would make some kind of sense.

Mice have died, he hasn't been able to keep up with them to reap them away, hence lots of ghost mice infesting the place. And Cecilia is the only human who can see them, thanks to the influence he has had on her... hence big irritatant problem. But, find a way to reap the mice (and crow, and cat) = end of problem.

I must be better at

Comment by mwick (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 04:52

I must be better at justifying things than I thought, because where everyone seems concerned about them kissing, it makes sense to me. Somehow my brain filled it in as "when he kissed her hand, Death wasn't properly controlling his powers. As long as he does that, they're fine!"

These pages have been spectacular. Thank you!

Happy that it's come across!

Comment by Ananth Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:46

Happy that it's come across! I think that when we print these in a book, we'll make it a little more obvious. 

Some kind of supernatural

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 18:38

Some kind of supernatural overexcitement?! :D

It could maybe be likened to the vampires in Buffy, if we want to be trite and to harken back 10+ years...

Game of Thrones

Comment by Kristy (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 05:50

Yuko, I love your interpretation of those characters. They make me smile. Every time I look at Jon and Ghost I squee a little. I read A Song of Ice and Fire a while back and they way you drew them is almost exactly as I had them pictured in my head.

I love the Cecilia/Death comics too. Breathtaking art and cute story-lines. <3

Oh you

Comment by Emily (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 06:54

Oh you guys, what with the adorable and the ghost kitty and the AWWWWW. Made me a little teary.


Comment by HarrietRants (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 08:00

Oh my goodness the third panel was so cute! Death is so adorable.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 09:50

Just curious -- why the change in hair style and skin tone for Celia?
Also, will you let us know what happens with the eggs in the next installment?


Comment by nalem (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 11:54

The colors are just gorgeous! *__* <3

Oh good. Cecilia is able to kiss Death without turning into bones. :) Also, it seems like their relationship is working out! Hooray!

Gods they're so cute

Comment by Bettina Marie (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 11:54

Gods they're so cute together!!! XDehe Definitely agree that the third panel is the best! XD<3

and YAYS ghost kitty to chase away ghost mice! ^,^V I often wonder if it's like that at my house, given we had PET mice at one time in our lives...and am sure all the cats that have passed on before us are keeping them in check! XD...I STILL swear I can see my cat Morris out of the corner of my eye sometimes ;_; and he was definitely the mouser in the family! XD LOL


Comment by Krimson (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:53

Death blushing at smooches makes me happy.

That's all I can possibly say without bursting into a stream of incoherent sound effects from all the adorable that's going on in this page.

I really love Cecilia and

Comment by Bette (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 16:01

I really love Cecilia and Death and I hope they feature again soon.


Comment by Taka (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 19:02

So charming and lovely. I heart these two.


Comment by psychogaze (not verified) Fri, 06/10/2011 - 22:12

You're right, 3rd panel is the best!

While I'm at it, there's something about Death's attire in this one and the first arc that seemed old-fashioned to me...does he wear retro clothing, or is it my lack of fashion knowledge?


Comment by Joe (not verified) Sun, 06/12/2011 - 19:18

I think the first date took place just before the Great Depression, so that's why his clothes look old-timey.
This is just Death being a classy gentleman.

Aw, they're so cute. Can't

Comment by Khet (not verified) Sat, 06/11/2011 - 08:10

Aw, they're so cute.

Can't wait for some Maidens arcs. :D

A Handsome Stranger Called Death

Comment by DropDeadPoet (not verified) Sat, 06/11/2011 - 11:56

That song has been stuck in my head since I woke up, and then I see this comic in all of its cute glory.

Of course, Death in this comic is much cuter than the one in the song.

I heart GWtSH!

Comment by Justin (not verified) Sun, 06/12/2011 - 10:59

I just love how cute these side stories always are.


Comment by Crm (not verified) Mon, 06/13/2011 - 19:58

oh mans so cute. I looove Cecilia and Death. The third panel is indeedy doo adorable. Also, the fourth panel. She looks so pleased with herself! :3 also, the pink elephants. also, did she take the bird nest in to care for them because the mommy bird died? :O <3

Great work!

Comment by Buck (not verified) Tue, 06/14/2011 - 09:45

I'm glad her hand can be used to solve some problems. Also, pink elephants for extra daaawwwww!

Love it!

Comment by Dazz. (not verified) Wed, 06/15/2011 - 04:27

I just wish Yuko put the ghost-birdy in there...she included the nest (adorable, btw) so why not the mommy ghost-birdy? 8n8


Comment by DewiMorgan (not verified) Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:32

Is that a bacongrease candle? :p

Seeing the eggs in the last

Comment by Puck (not verified) Tue, 03/12/2013 - 03:50

Seeing the eggs in the last panel always makes me exhale in relief. I couldn't help but love how realistic the bird was, watching the ghost cat below her, but it made me so sad for her eggs!

I like to imagine that ghost cat is just chasing the mice, not them. That way they all have something to occupy their time. ;3