MONDAY AND FRIDAY BY JOE ENGLAND

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20th Apr 2019, 2:44 PM

Joe England

World building is like eating potato chips. It never seems like it's quite time to stop! The comic may have ended, but there's still time to include a few bells and whistles after the fact!

Originally posted 10/31/2018: The Vorpal Pook tend to conceal themselves beneath a veneer of respectability. Ever the exhibitionist, Black Betty sometimes uses Halloween as an opportunity to buck propriety and let down her hair.

Just a little.

Notes from Joe: This was inspired by an old drawing of Joe Madureira's, published a thousand years ago in a Battle Chasers sketchbook. The Vorpal Pook had been a concept I'd been carrying long before they appeared in Zebra Girl, and I remember that at some point I thought to myself that his snake monster would serve very well as a representation of their "true form". I lost the book long ago, but after finishing this image I finally managed to track down a picture of the pertinent page on Pinterest. You can judge for yourself which creature is more horrible.

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12th May 2019, 12:25 AM

E_voyager

Is that what Betty looks like in her natural form? If so I'd be much obliged if she kept to her less scary playful self

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12th May 2019, 10:25 PM

Joe England

She's happy to oblige! Most of the time.

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22nd May 2019, 12:42 PM

Lyn

This form makes me think of the shooting range scene from Men in Black, where everyone else is gunning down aliens and J shows them that threat assessment isn't "what looks spooky" but rather "Don't judge by appearances, judge by actions".

I don't doubt Betty's capable of some pretty horrifying eviscerations, but the manifestation of her we've seen in the comics, the persona she puts on, makes me want to meet her like this and live up to the example of Agent J and just offer a handshake (politely, of course! Always be polite to things that can eviscerate you with a careless flick of the wrist.)

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