By Tom Siddell
And parley is standing so close to her... :(
WOW THIS IS SOME SCARY ARTWORK!
But its who you were Jeanne!
It's about to get real here.
*closes browser* *turns of pc* *throws pc out of window* everybody! RUN!
As if the last page wasn´t creepy enough...
I think if ever I were to experience viewing this in life it would truly be nightmare fuel shortly before demise.
You won't like me when I'm angry!
oh no oh no oh no
Oh hey it's the moment when everything goes to hell.
This is beautifully disturbing. Thank you :)
ABORT ABORT ABORT ABORT.
What's Plan B?
._. That is terrifying.
TIME TO LEAVE! TIME TO LEAVE! LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO!!!
An adult is needed! AN ADULT IS NEEDED LIKE RIGHT NOW!
I have no idea what is happening. It seems that the ghostly one is splitting from the unghostly one because an arrow got pulled out of a corpse under water. Do the ghostly one and ungostly one have names? Who shot the underwater corpse? inquiring minds want to know.
Well, s***. =\
Aaaand end of chapter. Right?
creepy as f**k
i work with spirits sometimes, and your depiction of them is pretty spot on tom
I refer to my earlier "ruh-roh"
Someone got up on the wrong side of bed.
Almost forgot I'm a scary murder ghost there for a second.
Oh, oh, the game is up. The gang beter move fast.
How can we wait two days. Someone abolish weekends... *NOW*!!
You know, these eyes in the ether are starting to remind me of Pride from Fullmetal Alchemist...
Scary scary!!! I like her collarbone and tendons!! It's creepy
Talk about a splitting headache.
Ye gods. That eyeball is freaky. Nice.
WHAT I am.
That is downright horrifying.
Well. That went well. Awesome job, everyone. (Also, damn. I lament for Jeanne - who knows /what/ she is. Poor lady.)
Also, scary fucking teeth, Tom!
What is she not? Is she not a ghost or not a human? AHHHH this is so intense and sad
Of course it's not you; you're not you when you're angry.
Have a Snickers, Jeanne.
Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.
Hot daym, this is a scary lady. I mean sure considering what she have been though. but still dont wanna meet her in a dark back alley.
Ahhhhhhh I'm scared
Thanks for the nightmare fuel
Oh bloody hell
Something bad's gonna happen.
This is horrible :'(
Parley! Fairies! Get out of there NOW!
Holy shit, that looks like Split-face from John Carpenter's The Thing! Blue's powers have failed. It's game-time.
What's that red thing with the green dots?
Distraction over. Time for business.
Wow! I've been waiting a long time for this moment. Now the truly clash begins! Well done as always, Tom.
And next we can see her turn into a Super Etherean and Parley shall have a deathmatch of a lifetime (especially if she gets killed, heh)
OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH IM HYPERVENTILATING
Aww girl, now you're foundation is ruined!
So is Jeanne gonna kill everyone now?
ok, not gonna read the comments, ennymore...
too many good guessers dropping spoilers,
might as well stop reading altogether,
getting too predictable...
[seems some commenters have access to inside info...]
... and that was the precise moment when the evening went to sh*t.
Well, I guess it's just as well that Parley has her sword. Now they just have to stall Jeanne long enough for Annie to release Jeanne's spirit - possibly by re-uniting Jeanne with the spirit of her long-dead boyfriend who was murdered by the Court all those years ago.
That is... Very good looking art. Also, Annie, be VERY careful and hope your friends can hold her back!
This page is beautiful, in a hauntingly terrifying kind of way.
Let the awesome fighting commence!
The patient is reacting adversely to narcosis. Nurse Parley, syringe.
hopefully, by now, the arrow is removed and they can all have snack-time together.
That is not okay. That is freaky like hell.
Figured this would be the case. Parley, Red's friend has done all she can to help, now it's your turn to keep everybody alive.
Well that was disturbing.
Oh shit oh shit OH SHIT!
now the excrement is going to hit the oscillating air-moving blades, I bet.
AAAAAAAAUHHHHHH OH DX
You have quite the bright future as an horror illustrator.
Well, this is all... horrible.
Well they're all gonna die now.
Please don't let our friends get hurt, Tom! This is making me so worried T_T
... quite a contrast ...
chills the heart. And I am on edge what exactly the arrow is doing.
The face of Rage. Antimony, whatever you are planning to do, do it quickly.
What can go wrong...
Poor Jeanne. Job stresses too much for her.
boy she about to do it
holy frick, this is amazingly drawn
Part of me is curious what would happen if someone grabbed Jeane by the shoulders (or tried to since she's a ghost) and was all "No, you're not alone. But you're not among enemies. You're with people who care, and we want to help you if we can." Might not do any good against a rage-ghost, but it would be interesting to see if she can display emotions other than rage.
Time to activate Plan B. Uh...there is a Plan B, isn't there? Other than "run"?
OH DEAR OH BAD OH NO
They bound her soul so tightly to it. How cruel.
The shit hath hitteth the fan
Don't you hate it when you're going about your day and you suddenly realize you're dead? It's one of those days.
That image is truly disturbing. Great Job Tom!
Well, I think I speak for everyone here when I say, with complete and perfect conviction, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Dang kids, messing with mah miind!
"This is not my True Form!"
We're about to see the fury of a (phantom) woman scorned. Be afraid.
Am I the only one who wants this to be a TV show or something. Because this is where everyone would start screaming their heads off. Also, amazing artwork done here.
Oh no. This ain't good. Parley, get ready to fight.
Metal Gear alarm intensifies!
This is your brain on magical illusions.
Wow a cliff hanger?
Who'd of thought
Yurp, things just got etherial. There's only one thing that can stop Jeannes's rampage of death--and it's not Parley's sword.
Oh, Jeanne. This is so traumatic for you. I'm hoping you can find peace (without sending all our friends into the ether along with you).
The "Something is happening" bubble just might be superfluous.
TORN! Time for plan P(arley).
This is fine.
I am okay with the events that are unfolding currently.
Blue, sweetie, it's time to crank it up to eleven.
Tom makes tragedy beautiful.
Eep! Pucker factor 1000!
The arrow the same green as her eyes...nice touch.
Monday's comic will be a cutaway to City Face.
Wow, this captures how I feel in the summer vs me going back to school perfectly.
Welp. Time to go Super Saiyan.
In the upper right, that red stuff between Person Jeanne and Ghost Jeanne!
Pity there isn't tags to the relevant archives...no idea who she is, what's going on, why they're doing whatever this is or why I should care.
last two pages: beautiful art as always, Tom, thanks!
AW GEEZ THEY BETTER BOOK IT
Well...that can't be good.
OMG!!! What's going to happen next?!?!
Meep meep meeeeep! (The classic instinctive responses to overwhelming danger: fight, flight, and channeling Beaker the muppet.)
If anyone is still confused, chapter 30 will sum up the basics of how Jeanne got to be here.
To the others who have so noted: "Ruh-roh" indeed.
Excellent artwork, Tom.
The crew seems to have contingency plans in place. My guess is the following: (1) If Jeanne wakes up, Smitty is luckily touching the fairies. Parley teleports over, touches Smitty, and teleports them all to safety. (2) Parley teleports back and engages Jeanne. (3) If Jeanne in the meantime walks on water out to the boat to attack Annie and Kat, Parley teleports there and continuously teleports herself to the surface of the water while she engages Jeanne.
Oh Jeanne, no it's not, dear...they're trying to help, believe it or not...We knew it wouldn't be easy but it's still painful to watch. Stay on point, kids...
I'm loving the artwork, so beautifully done.
Holy moly I've been waiting for this chapter for soooo long!!!!
"This is not what I am", Jeanne? Interesting; then, pray tell, who or what are you? And who or what is the other person?
"Baby, you got real ugly." - Ash, The Army of Darkness.
Hey don't worry guys, ghosts aren't real
And this is what Parley has been training for.
Time to be a bad-ass.
Of course it wouldn't be this easy!!
No! Jeanne. It is just a dream! It is ok! Go back to sleep!
FEE FI FO FUM
I've got the feeling someone has a certain piece of enamel-coated bone fragment, magically transmogrified into a horrifically-sharp, hand-wielded, edged-weapon, secreted somewhere about his or her person, and that it's going to make its appearance in the very near future. Ever since its introduction, I've thought of it as Chekov's Rifle, and I think we're somewhere near the end of Act III, so...
If you don't know what's going on, go back and read chapters 8, 25, 30, and 58.
This is a graphical equivalent of the bomb squad guy saying, "Oops..."
AAAAnnnd seems like crap is about to hit the fan! EPIC BATTLE INCOMING? :P
Wow beautiful and scary at the same time Tom, if i get a creepy feeling at night i blame you
I don't think the art is illustrating the ghost coming out. It's illustrating her transforming. Only the frame at the bottom is what people see.
On TV, you might have seen her flash back to part of her other form a bit, but then keep turning back. And then all the sudden she changes back completely.
It's "go" time, George...
Wow. That's creepy. Especially the eye on the right.
Jeanne chill. Stay in the illusion you'll be happier
Of course is! It's your BFF Parley, who you've been chatting with the whole afternoon! Like jeez, Jeanne, why is that such a nasty shock? Clearly you're more tired than we thought!
If you have literally no idea what's going on right now, it might be time for you to read the comic again. The problem with webcomics is that it can be a long time before old plot lines resurface, and you need to refresh your memory. Gunnerkrigg has lots of intricate plot lines and clues that are only made clear by a second read through. I assure you, this is not without loads and loads of context! So go enjoy a second read - and relieve that confusion!
Does she mean that she's not the ghost or the woman?
... questions, questions...
I so don't want to have to wait to see what happens next...
In the words of the most important character in futurama
GET 'ER PARLEY! KICK 'ER IN THE SHINS!
Seriously though, I'm wondering if, even with all their preparation, Parley will be able to handle Jeanne (who's skill has still gone mostly untested, but is clearly enough to keep the inhabitants of the Forest well away from the court out of the Court) as well as she handled Robot.
AHHHH I'm still scared. ;__;
Way to go, Eglamore
As my name suggests.
When you're actually screwed
Ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod. (Also that bottom-left image is so scary and so well-drawn! Really nice work!)
ANNIE PLEASE HURRY UP
AAAAAAAH SCARY TOM I LOVE IT
Holy poop Tom
when ur neck streches to maximum capacity
time for "really damn sharp" knife, i hope it can stop a ghost blade.
Can someone clarify for me... if Jeanne's lover was gored by the spear (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=775), why is she herself trapped by it? Is she guarding his body? Why is it that, when Annie touches the spear, Jeanne feels like it goes through her body, even though she wasn't the one who was speared?
And now the fertilizer hits the rotary air moving device.
*ducks underneath covers* Everyone Hit The DECK!!
Plan B??? Maybe a protection circle of salt?
It WAS Jeanne at the bottom of the river! From other comments, I got confused that perhaps it was her Forest Lover instead, but no- it looks like it was HER. And yes,- They shot her in the back with that arrow, in the most cowardly fashion... This artwork is incredible! Dyin' for Monday's page, now! :D
eep! cool art!
Boss Fight Start!