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Shaenon: As long as I'm scanning old sketches, here are some early drawings of Violet. I knew how I wanted her to look, but it took a while to get it right.

Oh, and hey! This is not technically Skin Horse-related, but Jeff and I both have stories in this anthology:



Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die is, er, a collection of stories about people who know how they will die, edited by the remarkable Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki! My story is "Prison Knife Fight." Jeff's is "Torn Apart and Devoured by Lions." The book makes a warm and uplifting holiday gift, so please order copies from Amazon and enjoy.


Channing: I desperately want to talk more about these sketches and how they fit into my developing understanding of the overplot, but, y'know, spoilers and all. For now, suffice to say that the strip thumbnailed here is one of my favorite Nick moments, because we so rarely get a chance to see him being all playful and such.

6 comments:
Martin Hooper (martinjh99) says:

You can get a free PDF copy of the book here:

http://machineofdeath.net/ebook

Jesse Wan (bargamer) says:

Hee, she's cute. Not as hawt as Dr. Lee, mind.

Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:

@Martin: Noooooooo!  Buy the book.  The stories and illustrations are slammin', and all those creative minds have earned their royalties. 

Adam Underfoot (unnatural20) says:

Buy the book! I bought it, tore through it, and gave it to my dad. And there's very little media that both of us can "get."

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

(TUNE: "To Life" from "Fiddler On The Roof", Bock & Harnick)

Your death!  Your death, predicted!
Prediction of fictional death!
It could be "Crash in a speeding car",
"Smashed by a shooting star" ...
Your prediction of death!

Your death's extrapolation!
No date, no location, just death!
You may be hopped up on Benzedrine,
Chopped up by Wolverine ...
It's predicting your death!

By now you've seen this keen machine
Predicts your final scene!
There's one from Shaenon, one from Jeff!
It may be "Rabies", "Moldy bread",
Or "Jello through the head",
Or else "Webcomic PDF"!

Your death, your death you're learning!
Discerning your terminal breath!
And may your death with a smile it be,
In bed with Violet Bee!
Your prediction ... of death!

Diane Castle (deecee) says:

@Ed: Bravo!  You da man! 

Or, in this case, the mensch.

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