Hi! Just wanted to say my faun and white stag medallions arrived yesterday and they look fab! Love the new plesiostore envelopes, it's just a shame the tear-strip runs through the logo :( Looking forward to future medallions coming out to expand my collections (and the comic's good too ;P)
Hooray! I’m glad they arrived safely!
A new Skin Deep comic is starting in April! It’s about Anthony. You remember Anthony right?
I will be doing Reader Questions starting next week every weekday until the comic starts up again!
I will also be at emeraldcitycomicon, booth 310! I’ll have special con-exclusive pendants of the Underground logo! They look really cool!
If you have signed up to my Patreon, you’ll be able to see sketches and drawings and hopefully even entire pages of Reunion early!
Got a White Stag medallion yesterday from Kory Bing of the Skin Deep webcomic from the pre-order she had a while ago. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it when I ordered it, but I’m a sucker for tiny pieces of ornate metal, so I got one anyways. Ended up hanging it on my European mount and it looks pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. Which I do.
Oh cool! :)
Aloha! I just got my White Stag medallion in the mail and am so happy with it. It's so shiny. I can't stop staring. The button that came with it was awesome, too. So awesome, in fact, that I wouldn't mind acquiring some more of them. Will they be available in the shop any time soon?
The buttons are only available at conventions, I’m afraid! This might change in the future, but right now they are just too much work for too little return to keep stocked in the store! But they’re perfect for little extra prizes! : )
Every month I will be making a new, Patreon-only Skin Deep Bestiary page! Patreons who have pledged $20 or higher each month will get a signed print of that month’s Bestiary page mailed to them!
February is the Manticore, in honor of the current comic being all about Ike. I’ve decided to make this image public as an example of what the future Bestiary pages will look like! If you are a $2+ Patreon you will get to see all the future Bestiary pages as well as sketches and the like.
Got my Gryphon medallion today in the mail! Thank you korybing! <333
(I got a cute little Bloodcarver pin, too. It’s going on my lanyard for my ID hehehe.)
Y’all should definitely go read Kory’s webcomic, Skin Deep. It’s a super cute and awesome comic about monster people and mythological creatures that have woven themselves secretly into the human world. It’s one of my favorites! (Not to mention the creator is an absolute sweetie and all around cool person.)
Aw yeah! People should be getting their gryphon and stag medallions in the mail now! Along with their SURPRISE EXTRA (most likely a button).
I just want to say that every time I look at your comic it makes me work on mine. You're a never ending source of inspiration for me! *hug*
Oh wow, what a compliment! Thank you so much! This is one of the nicest things anyone could say to me. : )
Can I ask what the status on the Stag and Griffin pre-order medallions is? I'm just curious about when I should start hovering over the mail box like a hungry hawk.
I will send out emails as soon as I get them! I am still waiting on them from the factory. I ordered them January 18th and they can take 4-6 weeks to make and ship. : ) I am also anxious for them to get here!
For the Patreon Reader Questions are you going to group them in publicly with the previous ones, or are you going to leave it exclusive to Patreon supporters?
For the moment they will be Patreon-only! The $10+ tiers will be able to ask questions, and the $2+ tiers will be able to see them. : )
New comic page! It’s where the title of the comic comes from!
I would also like to announce that I have a PATREON! This is a great way to directly support Skin Deep! For only $2 you’ll get access to my activity stream, where I’ll be posting in-progress comics, sketches, sneak peeks at the 3rd Skin Deep book as I make it, reader questions, and lots of other stuff! I’ll even post comics early if I finish them early! The current Patreons got to see this comic page last night!
So if you like Skin Deep and want to help support it, here’s an easy way to do it!
Will there be a Skin Deep presence at Emerald City Comic Con this year?
Yes! I will be there! I will make a big post about it when I know my booth number and all that. ECCC is my first con of the year and always one of my favorites!
Skin Deep now has a Patreon Page!
There are a lot of fun rewards for your patronage! Here’s a breakdown:
- $2: Access to my activity stream, where I’ll post in-progress comic pages, sketches, advance notice of store sales, and any other early-access stuff I can think of!
- $5: Everything on the $2 tier, and also a free ebook from my gumroad store!
- $10: I’ll answer a few of your Reader Questions every week!
- $20: Every month I’ll be drawing a new page in a Patreon-only Bestiary, and you can get a print of the current month’s page!
- $50: I’ll draw YOU as a Skin Deep creature of your choosing!
- $250: I’ll put you in the background of a Skin Deep page!
This is all a big experiment, so help make it successful! $2 a month and you’ll get a ton of cool content and be directly helping me! Yeah!
Pretty Cool Webcomics: Skin Deep →
Skin Deep is a Pretty Cool Webcomic by Kory Bing! It updates once a week, on Mondays.
Unknown to most humans, mythical creatures really do exist; either hidden away in secret communities called “Avalons,” or disguised as humans with the help of magical medallions. And when college student Michelle Jocasta comes across one of these medallions, she is thrust into this hidden world as her heritage is revealed. For Michelle’s late father was a sphinx - a race of creatures long believed to be extinct.
Luckily, Michelle isn’t alone; her friends Merial, Greg, and Jim are all mythical creatures as well, and help her learn more about this new world and why she now has various nefarious forces on her (literal and figurative) tail. As more of this fantastic other world is explored, it begs the question of why demons are after Michelle… and who is trying to revive the war between sphinxes and dragons…
Do you love mythology? So do I, and Skin Deep is packed full of it! The interpretations of the various creatures and concepts are always fun to see, and the fact that this huge community is kept a secret is justified well. There’s also been mention and use of creatures from sources other than the UK which is a nice change of pace.
The comic has been focused more on building the world and characters than the main plot, but it’s rich enough to be enjoyable nonetheless and there are some genuinely great moments. If you love mythology and magical creatures, mixed in with a coming-of-age tale and a really rad bugbear design, then give Skin Deep a read!
Skin Deep features some violence and is suitable for teens and up.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I’m blushing a lot over here.