Comic 244 - Memory Lane

5th Aug 2020, 12:00 AM
Memory Lane
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LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
*smacks talbot with a rolled-up newspaper* NO! BAD TALBOT! you did NOT have se- i mean, kill that human!
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Funny - the rolled up newspaper gag has been on the slate for the comic from the initial plannings. But it will be a long time before we get to it since much story has to play out first.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
well, you could have had the raccoon show up with one so floyd can smack talbot out of his incoming self-pity wallow - except you draw several months ahead, so next week's page is already long done
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
That's just the sort of thing the raccoon would do. :D But you're correct. Actually, Floyd gets hit with the newspaper.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
given floyd's personality, i can already picture the scenario that leads to his getting smacked
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
I more so see Darkfang getting hit. :) Nevertheless, Floyd will be.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
i was thinking mainly of the moonmoon eyes he was making at loup garou a few pages back, and the resulting 'DAMNIT MOONMOON!' rebuke he got

i can totally see him getting newspapered for that in the future
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
That's what I thought you were thinking. :) But no, it's not for that.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
well, then it's probably him derping over something else

also, look at what i ran across:
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Not for "derping" :) Thanks for pointing it out, however I'd been aware of it since it went up. :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th Aug 2020, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
yeah, i guess someone would've pointed it out already, since that article is several years old - given it mentions there are only a few strips posted, when there are clearly way more than a few

and i guess he got his wish - the series kept on rolling and doesn't appear to be stopping any time soon
PeterVonBrown 5th Aug 2020, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Given that I have yet to roll out all the original ideas and storylines (though at this point the bulk of them have already begun), you're correct. :) I also have been and continue to be thinking up more as it goes along. I certainly appreciate you reading and commenting. Do howl about it to others. ;)
LegendaryLycanthrope 6th Aug 2020, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
unfortunately, the best i could do is mention it to any individual werewolf enthusiasts i run across, because i have zero (anti)social media presence despite having accounts for all the major ones

same goes for art sites, furry or otherwise, where the comic might also garner attention - if you're wanting to bring wolverton to wider attention, you'd have to either find someone who has a more active presence on those sites or post it there directly, in the case of art sites (obviously, you can't post it on social media...well, you CAN, but their UI isn't exactly conducive to comics)

and thinking further about stumbling across mention of this comic on sorts of research materials did you use (and probably continue to use) when making the comic, as far as websites, books, media, etc..?
PeterVonBrown 6th Aug 2020, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Any mention means a lot. :) I've been using desire/imagination (in the sense of making decisions such as they can be 'wolves in the day) mixed with various books, films, websites and such. I don't really have any catalog or particular remembrance of a particular website other than Maverick-Werewolf. I'd wager any website I'd hunted down would have also been sniffed out by a 'wolf fan such as yourself. The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould. A book on lycanthropy more so the medical condition that sadly got lost in a flood and I can't remember the name of... Basically just a crafting from a lifetime love of the lupine lore. Oh - just thought of another specific - The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn.
Cappi 6th Aug 2020, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
are there any supernaturals other than werewolves,magical people,and werecoywolves?
PeterVonBrown 6th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
There are ghosts, too. Duarte and hauntings such as Darkfang experienced growing up. In this world there are no vampires. Other than those, none foreseen.
Indagare 7th Aug 2020, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Now I wonder if St. Christopher is/was a werewolf in this world. Were cynocephali really werewolves?
LegendaryLycanthrope 7th Aug 2020, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
given they were called dog-headed men, they were more likely weredogs

of course, the vast majority of humans back then were really stupid, so it could have been wolf-headed men and they couldn't tell the difference...also, the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree in over 2,000 years TBH
Indagare 7th Aug 2020, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
Hi Legendary Lycanthrope!

Well, yes, but weredogs aren't a thing here. However the older images of cynocephali tend to portray them with grey fur and what I'd consider wolf-like features. Maybe they spread the idea of being dogs because humans tend to like domesticated wolves?
LegendaryLycanthrope 7th Aug 2020, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
or hoomans were just dumb and couldn't tell a dog from a wolf...though, back then, dogs were probably far closer to wolves than they are today - certainly few if any of those silly 'toy' breeds existed

and they did the same with the neuri people/tribe/whatever - they got called dog people too, and we don't know if they actually were or not
PeterVonBrown 7th Aug 2020, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Your discussion has been wonderful. Even in the span of a few comments speculative solutions arose - just imagine how they could play out and evolve in the span of history. In the world of the comic, cynocephalus certainly did exist. Head of a dog/wolf implying normal bodies? Well, other than a tail and the paws, my 'wolves have pretty much human bodies. In other words, maybe people felt need only to comment on the predominant feature - wolf/dog head. Maybe they hid their tails and paws from humans, who's to say? Doesn't really matter in the long run, as there's a myriad of things that could be believed or done or forgotten or spread as fact as time went on from place to place. But it's safe to say that they really had been werewolves.

Likewise, St. Christopher and the rest of the saints associated with werewolfery all actually happened in the comic. I like having the backdrop of actual history. I do reserve the right to insert into the historical tales - such as the comic says Riqurélio spearheaded a crew calling for peace during the werewolf trials. Or suggesting that Duarte's family has long been a formidable foe of the werewolf. But yes, all the "real" cases can pretty much be assumed as true in the comic.
LegendaryLycanthrope 8th Aug 2020, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
or, maybe...if the only feature mentioned was the canine head, it might've been a tribe of people wearing a wolfskin HELM - certainly humans have been wearing bits of wolves even since hunter-gatherer times because they thought doing so would confer some of the wolf's hunting prowess on them

certainly, the ones who wrote about the cynocephali and neuri seems to have observed from a distance rather than actually walking up to any of those people, so they could have easily mistaken a helm for an actual head

kind of like how the unicorn legend may have possibly arose from a greek doctor (and also pliny the elder, who pretty much stuffed every tale he came across into his writings, whether they were true or not...he was like rome's version of the tabloids, apparently) coming across descriptions of a rhino in india, among other things that all got mushed together

i have no explanation for st. christopher, however, because it seems like he HAS been in contact with a great many people, so the wolf helm explanation doesn't work there - unless he got one perma-glued to his head somehow
LegendaryLycanthrope 8th Aug 2020, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
also, i have a another random but very important philosophical question - for an injury that's too big for regeneration to fix, do you take a werewolf to the doctor or to the vet?

this is the same question the furry fandom struggles over, come to think of it...
PeterVonBrown 8th Aug 2020, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
Doctor. Of course, outside of severing a body part, I'm not sure what would constitute an injury regeneration can't fix.