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Drowning in the Wake, page 33

15th Nov 2013, 7:28 AM in Drowning in the Wake
Drowning in the Wake, page 33

Author Notes

Zomburai 15th Nov 2013, 7:28 AM edit delete
And thus draws to a close Drowning in the Wake.

Truth told, this was a weird chapter, and kind of a huge risk to take. The comic, storyline-wise, is still relatively young, and I decide to spend my fifth chapter on a completely unlikeable protagonist, involved in a story that doesn't feature the Agency at all, barely features the Society, touches on some paranormal element (or does it?), and doesn't have a resolution so much as decides there's no good resolution to be had.

But, well, I felt it was a story worth telling. And, as an author, I felt like I had to come to grips with a sort of tragedy that's become so commonplace as to be banal. Maybe sometime I'll delve into my whole thought process behind this chapter. Some day...


Chapter 6: Acting Out will begin on Monday, December 9th, featuring art by the inimitable Skrael! We're revealing the secret origin of Lilith Kane! How did she join the Agency of the Unnatural? What fantastic secret is hidden in her past? And how can she survive face-to-face with... a dragon?

Acting Out begins on Monday, December 9th!

During the break, though, EverydayAbnormal isn't going completely on hiatus as it has in the past! I'll be posting world-building that reveals more information and background about the Agency and the world it inhabits... so like our own, but so different.

Check back right here on Monday for new stuff and keep checking the EA Facebook page, my Tumblr, and my Twitter for more news and more stuff!

Once again, thank you so much for reading this guys. An artist cannot ask for better fans.


Draginbeard 15th Nov 2013, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
It was well done, and well worth the effort.
Zomburai 15th Nov 2013, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Thanks, Dragin! And thanks for becoming such a permanent fixture of the EvAb community!
Nightsky 15th Nov 2013, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Well, looks like Rich really HAS learned some sort of lesson. Now he just needs to get killed by his wife to finish the job.

Zomburai 15th Nov 2013, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if he's got any chance of handling things with his wife, and OHMYGODIKNOWRIGHT!?!?!?

I've been getting her pages. They are awesome.
KarToon12 15th Nov 2013, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
This was a really emotional chapter. You managed to take a douchebag and turn him sort of likeable at the end. THAT takes skill. XD

I can't wait for the next story arc! I already know it's going to be awesome! ^^
Zomburai 15th Nov 2013, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, 'Toon! It wasn't easy, I'll admit.

And yes, it is going to be awesome! (Maybe less for the words than the pictures... :P)
starker_industries 16th Nov 2013, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Even at his douchiest, I never wanted Rich to get killed. He reminds me of real people I know - jerks at times, but multi-faceted and complex. And occasionally, even likable. Much as I enjoy the main storyline, this was a worthwhile detour.

Props to you for taking what you considered a creative risk. At the risk of sounding preachy, I think it's artists' responsibility to provoke at least some thought on society's shortcomings. Thanks for creating such an engaging world and sharing it with the rest of us -- I agree w/KarToon, I know the next arc will be amazing :D
Zomburai 17th Nov 2013, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for all of this, Starker! C: And I'm glad you've been enjoying the comic this much thus far!

Here's to another three years!
Peter Palmiotti 13th Mar 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
Peter Palmiotti
An excellent chapter, worth the risk.

And no one could have pulled it off as good as you!
Zomburai 14th Mar 2014, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
I seriously doubt that last point :P But I, too, have decided it was definitely worth the risk! Thanks, Peter!