Chapter 3, Page 56

Return of the creeping faucet

Thanks to everyone who participated in Crabtober on Patreon, and the Thrip sticker comment giveaway here :] Hope you enjoyed it. Gonna be contacting the winners in the next few days~

For those who like process talk, I did a little interview with the Comics Manifest a few weeks ago and it is posted now. I was really surprised at the quality of the questions and also of his other interview subjects… some pretty big names in there. And now me, lol. Anyways, feel free to check it and out the site and follow the Twitter for some comic-making positivity.

Last but not least, thanks so much to Lowell, webfriend to all of us, for updating the sidebar! Look how sleek it is now :] Lowell is a blessing and all my sites work perfectly thanks to him, yayy

Okay, see you again soon~ but FIRST, gonna get that new meta How-To-Patreon tutorial out on Patreon tomorrow! Then another MI page. Whee


  • ObservantWolf

    Why hello Bex, Please don’t bludgeon the nice arm-shark, Kalla really is not as fearsome as it would appear.

  • MaxArt

    Whoa. So, did they find them?

  • charlesw81

    Hmm… This suggests the light is behind the person/thing approaching… or do we just ignore that for effect?


    • shingworks

      Haha, I mentally worked it out in my head so that it makes sense, but not sure it’ll be shown in upcoming pages. Just know that I had to justify it to myself too XD

      • Wren

        I *think* I may understand it.

        If that’s Bex, then the shadow in the upper right of panel 6 is the sickle-like object she is holding up in front of her, and the other shadow is cast by Kallakore’s leg spikes.

  • DukeBG

    The shadows on the penultimate frame remind me more of that guy

  • Corbie

    Yikes, dead thrips? Doesn’t look like a good corner to hang around.
    So Murderous Shadow has not Bex’ helmet on the head, but light; not sure whether the silhouette could be Bex with her short-cropped hair … the shape reminds me more of a certain someone from Interlude 1. Or they’re / it is still unknown? Either way, this might lead to some interesting revelation. I hope for Bex with LEVi #1. Stay alive, Kalla! :o

    • Glavos

      Looks like a baby armshark to me.

  • Shakespizza

    Bex with pickaxe. She’s gonna dig out Martian Secrets, all of them!

  • Well, this is concerning.

  • Teej


  • A) those thingies in the cave that fight each other in chapter 2
    B) Bex with a pickaxe (she played minecraft when she was a kid, she knows how it works.)
    C) Bex befriended the thingies in the cave that fight each other and is brandishing it as a pickaxe lol
    D) Someone actually wants to give Kalla some tasty baked treats.

    • shingworks

      Treats reveal: spoiled!!! thanks obama

  • Linebyline

    Dangit, Mystery Silhouette, don’t you know it’s bad etiquette to take selfies with other people without asking permission first? Also, you’re going to have some serious red-eye with that flash.

  • Eversist

    The Comics Manifest interview is great! I’m about 20m in and I’m really enjoying it. :)

    • shingworks

      Glad you liked it! I really liked the types of questions he asked, some good big-picture discussions in the other podcasts too.

  • Spottedspeck

    Bex, we know you’re hungry, but Kalla is friend not food!

  • manĂ´

    KALLA!! IS!! SO!! BEAUTIFUL!! Like damn

  • squidlifecrisis

    wmg bex is the processor

  • Igby

    Gah! I just found this comic a few days ago and read from the start (while compiling) and was NOT prepared to suddenly arrive at the current page. Being accustomed to reading a few dozen pages a day, this cold turkey gonna hurt!

    • shingworks

      Haha, the true joy and pain of webcomics! Glad to have you along :]

  • i found website. crashed thru it . had to wait for a interval and now have to go day by day. oh the slow of it all. i have to know what happens next.

  • Dar

    That’s clearly an Uruk-hai brandishing one of their funky angular swords in the 5th panel!

    • AGV

      Where’s a Boromir to recieve all the hits when you need him?

      • Dar

        Mike could work in a pinch!


  • Ktander

    Umm, I really hope that’s not a processor.

  • AGV

    I don’t know what freaks me out the most, if the humanoid fella, the light behind or the scary tool/weapon

  • In that last panel… is that Michael laying face down? All I can think is it’s his dead body – proof he’s now caught in the system with Kalla? I know I’m just wildly speculating, but I can imagine a Michael body at every place he’s been significantly physically hurt thus far in the Mare Inturnum.

    ….Which would be an incredibly creepy trail for Bex & the others to follow if they do come down to join the party.

  • Vert

    So Mike made a good friend that he trusts, and now he’ll think he’s been abandoned. I predict he’ll respond to this in an entirely rational manner, remaining calm and collected while not in any way panicking or experiencing flashbacks of trauma.

  • Shunka Warakin

    Sudden bright light in a mostly-dark environment where things use bioluminescence to communicate? Predator ‘flashing’ to stun, perhaps?

    Also, big pile of glop Kalla is looking at is MUCH too big to just be a dead thrip, even if it has dead thrip bits near it.

  • Lar

    Bex returns, lighting a flare?

    • Lar

      Judging based on the light and the “Shf” sound, which could totally describe a flare.

      • Shakespizza

        Nope, it’s should be sensitive “whiskers” on her (Kalla) back.

        • Lar

          Ohhh, I see.

  • April

    Noooo!!! Don’t hurt him!!!

  • The problem with finding great new comics is binging through the archives and suddenly reaching the end and having to wait for more at the normal pace.

    • shingworks

      Haha, problem? or… feature

  • Emperial

    I now see this page in a totally different, uh, light.

    … I swear that pun wasn’t intentional.

    • Eversist


  • Ali

    Your depiction of Kallakore reminds me of the art by Rodney Matthews for the cover of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. I like!

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