Page 13, Chapter 9

Julie has never seen a boy her age cry before. :[

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Posted on February 19, 2013 at 12:00 am in Uncategorized as part of Killer, Part Two « Killer, Part Two. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

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  1. Harbinger says:

    VERY well done!!
    The cracks in the “wall” around Abel widened Julie finally saw that he wasn’t just a heartless killer.
    Poor kid is sooo messed up.
    I love the emotions you conveyed on this page.
    Abel trying to hold it together,and failing. Julie’s awkward reactions. Looking forward to seeing where this roller-coaster ride will end. And of course; what of Nancy and Red?

    • Zzzx says:

      I know that wasn’t what they were going for, but he kinda looks like he is about to burst out laughing in the fourth panel. I think it’s too much of an uptick on the corner of the mouth that does it.

      • Kodak says:

        When you burst out sobbing, and I mean full-blown red-in-the-face scream-gasping frog-wailing sobbing, blubbering and sobbing so hard you can barely breathe and all that comes out are great big shuddering wails, your face screws up so tight so fast that when it starts, it looks kind of like a smile. It all happens so fast, the emotions drown you so god damn FAST that your face doesn’t havve time to transition. You don’t get to frown and pout and then cry, you have to go from relatively straight-faced to completely shattered. It;s horrible, and awful, and the way his face was drawn is shockingly realistic. More realistic than it should be.

  2. andrew_berge says:

    You sure know how to make people feel for your characters. Now i’m all sad for him.

  3. Anon says:

    MEANWHILE, Nancy is sitting on her branch with a bag of popcorn.

  4. Angelina says:


  5. B says:

    Bahaha, Grimdark4eva! I can’t wait to see how it gets even grimmer and more hopeless week after week. Seriously, at this rate I’m pretty sure (spoiler warning?) Bina won’t actually survive.

    • Roto13 says:

      Some character is going to eaten by some other character by the end of the month. You read it here first.

      • Yllili Eicram says:

        Des eats Kera but is unable to process it because he has no stomach. He dies, so does Guuzy. Seeing this, Bina has a heart attack, ends up in intensive care, and is captured by SHELL. After the only people he’s ever been close to are torn from him, Abel and Rixis run off to the Sahara Desert to live in solitude, leaving Julie by herself as a lonely middle child.
        Calling it now.

        • Moofin says:

          And while in the Sahara desert, Abel looks directly at the sun.

          • kishimobot says:

            He must wear a double eye patch from then on. B(
            Rixis and Abel spend the next few months staggering around, bumping into cacti

          • spudwalt says:

            The sheer intensity of his gaze (before he gets blinded, that is) kicks the sun’s activity up several notches. The global temperature rises by 4 degrees C.

            Hmm, meant to add this to the comment below me, but it looks like there’s a limit on how many layers of replies you can have. Curse you, website, and your lack of endless recursiveness!

    • DoubleW says:

      It only feels like this because we’re getting gradual updates. Read the archive from the beginning and the dark moments pass by pretty quickly.

  6. Roto13 says:

    Missed opportunity to show Rixis crying, imo.

  7. Lizzy says:

    Oh my GOD!!!! I am crying!
    I’m sure that it must be mortifying for him right now but I’m really glad that all of this is coming out in front of Julie. I think that this is important for her to experience this side of him so she can finally see things from his perspective and realize the serious issues that come with being a homeless kid.
    Besides, I feel like he wouldn’t want to break down in front of Bina and Des would have no idea what to do. He’s losing it in front of Julie, who he already thinks has a low opinion of him. That’ll make it easier for him to let it out

  8. Raven says:

    Wait. I just remembered a ship that wasn’t in that shipping poll. How could I forget it?

    Rixis x Skinnybody forever <3

  9. Sassafras says:

    I want to note that as angry as she has been (and as much flack as she’s taken in the comments for it), Julie is still trying to find any excuse to soften things for Abel. I think they’re both very strong people here, Julie for her compassion, and Abel for his unwillingness to avoid responsibility for what he’s done.

  10. Moofin says:

    Abel’s various faces are seriously killing me here.
    I understand what a horrible choice of words that is but there’s really no better way to put it. Jesus, kid :(

  11. Ella says:

    Gonna guess the obvious here: Abel got turned alongside a friend or family member, and the kid in question freaked out/didn’t want the monster, so he killed it. Venturing another step in that direction, gonna say it was a brother? Would explain why he had to run away from home at least.

    • Morgan says:

      Well, he said it was his fault, if the other kid asked or he didn’t know what had happened then that would sort of be an accident.

  12. smjjames says:

    I’m curious to know what the full story is behind what happened….

  13. Simone says:

    What if it was a sibling or a friend!!!
    Poor Abel!

  14. answerMi says:

    Kera, you are fluffy and intuitive! Comfort the weeping boy!

  15. dfsdgfassd says:

    Everyone is guessing that the person he killed was a sibling or a friend. I SAY HE KILLED A MEMBER OF SHELL!!! If it does turns out to be that (a member of SHELL I mean) , I said it first!

    • That Zelda Chick says:

      But if it was a member of SHELL then it would’ve been an act of self defense, and Able has said that it wasn’t “exactly” self defense.

  16. Corby says:

    Poor little Abel. Awwwh.
    I love that Rixis hides in the sweater.

  17. The_Cuttlefish_King says:

    Aaaaaabeeeeeeel, this is why you shouldn’t kill people; Emotional scarring does help anyone. D:

    I might sound cruel, and heartless, but does all this character turnabout and revelation really have to happen while they are attempting to save Bina?

  18. bE says:

    no Abel why :’[

  19. spudwalt says:

    Now might be an excellent time to let Abel borrow Kera’s “snuggle-mode” for a while.

  20. +bird+ says:

    Awawawa~~ everything hurts so goood. ;~;

  21. Allie says:

    I guess it’s hard to remember that they’re all still kids.

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