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October 20th

October 20th

by Hjels
Everything is falling apart.

After a decade of fighting the curse that has befallen them, Catherine and Raimundo have their backs to the wall. The last of their allies have been claimed by the monster that comes for them on October the 20th, and now, they may face the horror alone, isolated on the Icelandic tundra.

Can they survive the day? Can they find a way to go on, even if they lose everything? And can they find the man called Shields McKloskey, who seems to hold all the answers?
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October 20th

Everything is falling apart.

After a decade of fighting the curse that has befallen them, Catherine and Raimundo have their backs to the wall. The last of their allies have been claimed by the monster that comes for them on October the 20th, and now, they may face the horror alone, isolated on the Icelandic tundra.

Can they survive the day? Can they find a way to go on, even if they lose everything? And can they find the man called Shields McKloskey, who seems to hold all the answers?

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Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Well, there it is. I know alot of you refused to believe all the hints I've put in to suggest it, (can't imagine what I've done to make you so weary) but Shields is indeed Mbali's father.

Guess we know why Baltimore and Shields are so tense now, huh?
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Get me a knife to cut all this tension, huh?
Hey, I know those three! Look at how young and innocent they look. Not scowling at eachother or anything. No, sir. Well, at least one of them isn't.
It was a bit tricky to age them down, but I think it turned out alright. They both have slightly slimmer faces, and less wear and tear. So let's see how this goes, shall we. I bit it'll be fine!
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Welcome to Chapter 3. Like in the beginning of Chapter 2, we're going on a bit of a trip back in time before we rejoin Catherine and Rai, to find out where they are, after all that's happened.
If the layout seems different from my normal style, (ie better) it is because it was thumbnailed and laid out by friend of the comic, and mastermind behind Charisma Kills Studios, Jessie W. Craig. For a while, he was supposed to draw this whole sequence, but unfortunately, due to time constraints that feel through. So, you're stuck with me.

PS. In case you missed it, you should check out the Chapter 3 cover. It's really something special. You can find it by jumping back to the last page.
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Well, folks. Here we are. The final stretch. We've gone through all the hope, heartbreak and terror of the first two chapters, and now we're on the final lap. By the time the very end rolls along, Cat and Rai's story will have been told, for better or for worse.
Don't worry about Oct20 disappearing any time soon though. It will probably still take years to finish, and I'm kind of scared it might be even longer than chapter 2.

The first page of chapter 3 will be up around monday. In the mean time, here's the last of the three gorgeous covers we commisioned. Eagle eyed readers will notice that it's not done by Arthur Wang who did the first two. Instead, this one was done by Kennedy C. Garza, whose other stuff you really should check out. It's extraordinary.
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
That, my dear friends, is the end of chapter 2. And boy o boy, it's been a long one. Much longer than I anticiapted when I started. And so much has happened. We've met Baltimore, we found Shields, we learned so much of the nature of the curse, and Catherine and Rai has... gone on a journey, shall we say.
Next week, we'll be rolling straight into the final chapter, and we will leave Rai in this state for now, because we're going to take a little stroll back in time.

So join me won't you, as we venture into October 20 Chapter 3: The Writing on the Wall.

Translation for the german text:

PANEL 1:
-Holy shit!
-What the hell!?

PANEL 2:
-Is... Is he dead?

PANEL 3:
-I think so.

PANEL 5:
-No, he's breathing!
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Well. Damn. I actually found myself cringing making that last panel. Ladies and gents, this... rather gruesome page is the penultimate one in chapter 2. The chapter will be concluded on monday.
Translation for the german dialogue:

PANEL 1:

-I think my controller is broken.
-Yeah, sure. Thomas, is your controller broken too?
-Totally.

PANEL 2:

-Seriously, I should have won that one!

PANEL 3:

-I admit it, I sabotaged it before you showed up.
-Jerk
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Wow. Rai's not content with a regular old cliffhanger, huh? No, he has to hurl himself off the cliff. Show-off.
For now, I think we can all agree with Rai's sentiment.
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
Hey, remember when the monster was faceless and stoic? I miss those days.
Hjels
July 8th, 2018
What? I didn't think Rai had that in him. Guess he slew the monster, huh?
Hjels
August 15th, 2017
You know, somehow googling "car getting shorn by some kind of crude arm blade" yielded few results in my reference search.
Hjels
July 18th, 2017
Well. He's not dead yet... But those cuts don't look great, do they? And his assailant is waking up to a pretty horrific sight. No-one caught up in this will come out of this night unscathed, are they?
Hjels
July 2nd, 2017
Another little milestone today. 250 pages in the bag. And what a page for poor Rai. I guess a quarter of a thousand pages ain't a bad run, right?
Hjels
June 27th, 2017
Yup, I think it's safe to say Rai is not entirely aware of what he's up against, even after all these years. Or else he wouldn't be strolling carelessly though the streets of Aachen. How long has it been since Shields told him to "always keep moving?" An hour? Not even? And just what the hell is happening to that young lady who a second ago was just minding her job? What's going on here?
@RedClause: I agree completely. It's already going to kill you, no reason not to piss it off further.
RedClause
March 24th, 2017
Run Rai! Tho flip the guy the bird before u do.
Delta-v
March 23rd, 2017
In Panel 6, is that shadow, or was Rai THAT frightened?

The monster does look oddly ..... Terminatorish. O.o
I dig the Grievious reference, ha ha.

Well, Rai is certainly in his element as long as he can run and jump. We know the monster is relentless but we don't know how fat it is. Have the monster got an upgrade since Ansgar faced it?
melaredblu
March 20th, 2017
Man, General Grievous hasn't aged well at all.

But in all seriousness, of all the things I imagined this...thing...to look like, I don't think I ever expected this. I thought it would look entirely supernatural, but instead we get something oddly modern. Fascinating...

And it's nice to see the graffiti around these parts keepin' it classy. Kultur!