Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. waycyber

    waycyber said, almost 2 years ago

    Change of pace here.

  2. waycyber

    waycyber said, almost 2 years ago

    Reminds me of the cowboys quietly brewing coffee over a campfire just as the charging cavalry pour over the next hill

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Kreelit: “We are now one mile below the swamp. To show you what absolute darkness is like. I will turn out the lamp for 1 minute. During that time, your eyes will attempt to acclimate, resulting in random sparks and lines. Also, you will hear a snapping sound. When I turn the light back on, you can find out what made that snapping sound by looking down at whatever remains of your leg. Ready?”

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah, the sweet agony of an expository interlude! The tale is constructed after the ancient model of stagecraft in Greece, where choral interludes of exposition or commentary punctuated the scenes of principal action. We are a totally captive audience! (In a good sense.)

  5. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah, maybe Rufus is going to wind up where the other three were taken. Being deep underground makes it more likely that he will come upon them.

  6. J2P2

    J2P2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Sisyphos

    Also, this is really cool stuff…

  7. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Slynderfel twisted over time? I’m not convinced that someone who lures pets in for ingredient purposes didn’t start out at least a little bit twisted..

  8. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, almost 2 years ago

    Love these awesome, superbly creepy settings – Rufus looks SO apprehensive! A toast (lifts coffee mug) to Kory’s splendid imagination!

  9. Kbcampbell

    Kbcampbell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow! I sure would like to explore these caverns and tunnels – so interesting looking. Oh, but without all the dangerous creepy things!

  10. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, almost 2 years ago

    …once again, A++ for the artwork!…

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I see a brittle star, trilobite and ammonite in that bit of fossil rock.

  12. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    An observation from someone whose style (and subject matter) is very different from Kory’s, but who shows similar devotion to detail.

  13. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @crookedwolf

    I’ve often wondered whether Slynderfell’s behavior is largely, if not entirely, due to the influence of Flimm, or if that is simply the kind of person he is. My theory is that if he did not start out twisted, some degree of twistedness must have set in even in the days before Flimm. Recall that Mrs. Mushpit said that Flimm always chose “twisted social degenerates” for his puppets. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Slynderfell is warped in the way that Rafer Frost is, I think it’s worth noting that Slynderfell was not coerced into sheltering Flimm, but did so quite willingly. So I believe that Flimm probably would not have sought Slynderfell’s help if the former had not already been reasonably sure that the latter would be receptive to providing that help.

  14. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Green Darkness

    …i think that Slynderfell simply wanted to “SUCCEED!!” in his business (probably a lot of childhood insecurity involved in that) and that he might have jumped at the offer of Flimm’s “help” – not so much a twisted individual, as an insecure one lured into the situation, but even though he has second and third thoughts and even regrets, he can’t let go of his “SUCCESS!!!”,,,just my reading of Slynderfell, for what little that is worth…

  15. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @jadoo823

    “just my reading of Slynderfell, for what little that is worth… "

    Worth no less than my attempted reading of Slynderfell. I say ‘attempted,’ because my own thoughts regarding him are largely conjecture, since I really don’t have much to go on. But I think that the most intriguing characters are those that you don’t know entirely, who make you deeply curious about what makes them tick. They suggest that there’s more to them that meets the eye, offering numerous hints about what lies beneath the surface. Yet in the end they remain elusive; you can never quite get to the center of them. As a result, different people tend to read or interpret them very differently. Who knows, Kory’s own take on Slyndy may be very different from either of ours. And it’s not always a question of whether one’s interpretation is right or wrong, or that one is necessarily better than the other. To use an analogy, two actors can offer vastly different portrayals of the same character, yet both interpretations can still be equally valid, and each can work on their own terms. Some may favor one over the other, but I see it as a matter of personal preference rather than a contest in which there can only be one ‘winner.’

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