I assume this dark alley in the mall (???) is behind a hardware store, since he’s threatening them with a gardening trowel.
I’d hate to be Mildred when Sasha gets out! Maybe by then Mildred will be living in a different town under a new name.
I thought at first they were all smoking behind the school, then I realized it was just their breath fogging up in the cold.
Dive into the river, Sasha, and make your escape!
“Mrs. Soto, playing football does not lead to brain damage! Why, I myself played football all through high school and college and I… OK, not the best example.”
It’s clear that Mildred had something in mind yesterday, when she told Lee she would forgive him if he gave her one thing. We now know it was his hoodie, and she is using it to entice Sasha into pursuit. You’re playing a dangerous game, Mildred!
Sasha may not be a Selkie any more, but she can still drown you, Mildred.
And don’t forget his monthly comic book “Giant Days”, about 3 young women sharing an apartment while attending university (set in the same part of England as this strip). John Allison is the writer only, but the art is done in a style that is wholly compatible with his own. The comics publisher is Boom! Box, and the current issue is #32 (although you can also buy the collected issues, currently in Volume 5).
Maybe the pelt ceased to have an effect on her, once it could not longer clothe her.
Even if she were a Selkie, she may have lived on land too long. Like Sasha, she can’t return. However, Grandpa Joe’s story seems to indicate that old Selkie widows return to the sea where they teach English to the other Selkies, so it seems it’s possible to go home even after a long time. So who knows whether she was a Selkie or a human? I suppose her fate is meant to be… ambiguous.