To the Moon

Feb 24, 2016, 2:00:55 PM

...And we're back!

This is the start of chapter 15 of This Mortal Coil: The Rabbit and the Moon, which is called "...To the Moon", and as you can see for the very first time, the comic page has a blog entry related to it.

Why? Originally, when I built the website, the comic wouldn't have any additional commentary, but I think it hurts the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for the comic. That means it ranks lower in Google searches. I decided to fix that (after 3-4 years). Hopefully the blog posts can also give me away to engage with you, dear reader, as we go forward.

The Story So Far...

In the previous page, Kamiko says "You know the story..." and the story she's referring to is the myth about the Lady on the Moon. For some background: Chang'e, or the Lady on the Moon, was banished from heaven with her husband Houyi. Being kicked out of heaven means that they're both mortals and subject to dying. Houyi sees that her wife is unhappy about this, and he goes off and finds the Pill of Immortality. They're each supposed to take half and they would both become immortal again. Chang'e ends up taking the whole thing and she ends up floating to the moon. I'm leaving out bits of the story.

Remember, Hana was given the whole Elixir of Immortality by the wolf, and once she recovered and saw Kamiko perform her miracle, she began to float away to the moon, and so narrative-wise, where are we going?

...To the Moon.

Also story-wise, there are 14 pages left in the Rabbit and the Moon. I've got a buffer of 5 pages right now and will be working on more. I've also had fanart of Kamiko created in the past from other comic series, and I wanted to showcase them in the art gallery.

Fan Art

I've also been making art for other webcomics and I want to show those off as well. Below is an art piece I did for @bhartsandcrafts (twitter). She writes the comic Imitation Nightmare, and this is the main character Reyn. She's an absent-minded professor type, so I thought I'd draw her more of a bookworm. She's also dressed as a Gothic Lolita, and if you look closely at the dress the images represent various aspects of Kamiko and of This Mortal Coil in general.

Reyn from Imitation Nightmare Webcomic

Reyn from Imitation Nightmare Webcomic

That's all for this week. The story continues next Wednesday. If you have comments or questions, please leave them below and I'll get back to you.