Welcome to another edition of the Selkie Sketch Day! Hope you all enjoy it. 😀
The sketch above is how I believe the adoption scene might have gone in an alternate universe where Todd and Selkie’s species are reversed. For some reason it is posting twice, but I can not figure out what I did to ComicPress to make it do that. 😡
And these two are a last minute addition to the Sketch Day: Lillian’s cover letter to Todd from Selkie’s file:
In Thursday’s strip, one of you lovely readers, Antonious, mentioned wanting to see Selkie’s file directly. I really liked the idea, but it also unintentionally solved a dilemma I was having with the comic’s long term planning: How to reveal to the audience aspects of Selkie’s physiology without dragging out the narrative. My original plan was to have Todd find out the various quirks of Selkie’s physiology one at a time, but I thought that might get redundant after awhile. Plus, important things like “cold-blooded” and “gills” seem like something Todd would be told by the caretakers, instead of stumbling on blindly. I also get irritated when characters act illogically just for the sake of explaining things to the audience (ExpoSpeak, anyone?), so now I get to avoid some of that. Yay!
I know a lot of you have been asking about Selkie’s special care needs, hope this answers some of your questions. ^^