Comic 59 - Festering Suppuration, you've got to get out of here! Your music is haunted!
4th Apr 2022, 8:00 AM in Dunestock
Festering Suppuration, you've got to get out of here! Your music is haunted!
Transcript Panel 1.
Cass: It's a T-shirt! You've seen me wear T-shirts before!
Mycelia: "Waxed, vaxed and ready for-"
Cass: I was feeling really optimistic about things last summer, OK?

Panel 2.
Mycelia: OK, never mind. Look, you've been doing yoga for 8 hours straight, right?
Cass: Yeah, why?

Panel 3.
Mycelia: Would you say you're feeling connected to everything right now?
Cass: I guess, but that's not how-
Mycelia: I have reason to believe that the music of Festering Suppuration is cursed!

Panel 4.
Cass: Mycelia, have you been in the special mushrooms?
Mycelia: I tell you, it's curséd! What all is around the campsite?

Panel 5.
Cass: I don't need special mind powers for that! There's a lovely spoonbill colony, and beyond that there's an abandoned bunker with a bat colony…
Mycelia: Bat colony, check.

Panel 6.
Cass: Oh, and there's the old Adamite cemetery.
Mycelia: Yikes!
Erik: Zoinks!

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Author Notes:
ReinderDijkhuis edit delete
I've been saying for a while now that comics don't really reach their final form until the 100th episode, and this is definitely true for this one. I think Mycelia was originally taller but she's evolved. Her loopier side is only now coming out as well. Form-wise, this one has only one distance/full body shot in it and that's made the process of drawing it a lot faster, but maybe at the expense of the look and feel? I think right now it was worth it for me to make the art easier to do but at the same time, I don't expect I'll be sticking with it. The theater-like framing of most panels is part of what I want, and over time, comics that save time by making things easier also become more boring for artist and reader alike. I've seen some comics spiral into nothing as a result.
User comments:
area5.1 edit delete reply
Still think it looks great... but you're right it does make the feel quite different.
Perhaps a mix of both going forward?
ReinderDijkhuis edit delete reply
About Mycelia's hair: you'll notice that in parts of the archives it is black, and on this page, and some others, it's not. This is a simple inconsistency on my part, which I would fix if I were to make, say, an ebook edition or a print version, or a remaster for reposting on a different website. But in the color strips, her hair is almost black, but not quite, so that should be the official color.
adekii edit delete reply
Another great page! Very fun conversation too - though, what I'm wondering now is, while it seems like their music may actually be cursed, is Festering Suppuration's sound any good?

Again, great work!!