Act one, Chapter Three: 30

19th Mar 12:00 AM, 2013 in Act One: Chapter Three
Act one, Chapter Three: 30
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MsMegan 16th Mar 7:17 PM, 2013
OK, Dear Readers! We are taking this show on the road!

My lovely studiomate Savannah MacIntosh and I will be at FableTown and Beyond next weekend! We will be exhibiting in Artist’s Boulevard as well as joining Sean E. WIlliams on sunday at 10 AM for an artist panel!

If you come say hi and let me know you follow the comic, I'll do a free sketch for you!


cattservant 19th Mar 12:26 AM, 2013
On a bridge(d)!
ranger_brianna_new 19th Mar 3:13 AM, 2013
I always was fond of taking the long-way 'round. :P
The Doodler 19th Mar 12:38 AM, 2013
The Doodler
The significance of the first panel just hit me. He does understand.
Dyl 19th Mar 7:36 AM, 2013
...and that you're still doing free sketches.
Lostariel 19th Mar 11:22 AM, 2013
I love his amused smile. "Yes, Beauty, I really did mean it when I said no harm would come to you... Can we get past the fear of being eaten and be friends now?"
Abigail Brooks 19th Mar 12:00 PM, 2013
As I suspected, the Beast understands all too well the desire to not be alone (he has been, for the most part, for years now). The second panel is interesting because it - well, the way Beauty clutches at her nightgown as she asks if he really won't hurt/DO ANYTHING to her reminds me vaguely of Donna Napoli's "Beast" novel and how that wasn't all certain in that version. In this one, though, he definitely will not be taking advantage of her, so we, like Beauty, can all heave a sigh of relief.

As for the reading bit - it definitely promises a sort of bonding moment for them (why yes, Beauty, the Beast is not illiterate) - and we get another hint of humor from the Beast in his response to her. I like it. I can't wait to see where their conversation goes from here!

Lovely update! Until next time.

MsMegan 20th Mar 7:20 PM, 2013
I've tried so hard to like "beast" but I just have to accept that I don't. I felt like I needed to drive it home that Beauty is in no sort of mortal danger --captivity, yes, mortal danger, no. I'm quite excited about the next few chapters, as we finally get to see The Beast move beyond the role of shadowy threat into full personhood.
Stitchlingbelle 19th Mar 1:56 PM, 2013
"I can; can you?" AHAHAHAHA. Smartass. Love it.
MsMegan 20th Mar 7:18 PM, 2013
You noticed my semicolon! I'm so touched!
MissMellys-Comics 19th Mar 4:38 PM, 2013
You've done a splendid job on this, totally can't wait for the next page! :D
LESimmons 19th Mar 8:40 PM, 2013
He's an erudite! Does he have blue fur? x3
MsMegan 19th Mar 9:10 PM, 2013
He's a natural blonde, ooh la la!
(I hear your X-men joke! I refuse to acknowledge it!)
YoungMissDaaé 20th Mar 4:07 PM, 2013
That last panel is adorable. I was reading the page in a crowded bus on the way to school and I went "awwwww! His face is adorable!" rather loudly! Please take it as a compliment, Miss Megan, as not many things make me talk on a bus! It's so well drawn and the fur looks so real, as if you could reach out and touch it. (I would like to, it looks so soft!) Please keep this delightful comic going as it keeps me awake on 45 minute bus journeys to school and many a restless evening (I have my little sister to thank).
Stay beautiful !
MsMegan 20th Mar 7:18 PM, 2013
I am replying to you from a starbucks in Indiana! We're on an epic roadtrip to Fablescon, but I just had to thank you for your comment!! Scratching away at BATB in my head is helping keep ME awake on this epic trek! SO I guess I should thank you and your sister, too? Haha!
Kim M 22nd Mar 4:52 PM, 2013
I love how endearingly young Beauty looks in that middle panel. And Beast's response is pitch-perfect. I especially love that he calls into question whether she can read...he might very well be serious, as I'm not sure how many people can read in Beauty's world, but if he's poking gentle fun at her, even better.
AbigailBrooks 29th Jul 3:06 PM, 2013
"I understand, Beauty. BOOKS HAVE BEEN MY ONLY FRIENDS FOR TEN (OR MORE) YEARS!" Alright, that might not even be true - there is a dog somewhere on the premises - but I'm not sure if he(?) is a conversationalist or not. And books really can be companions, in a way; they can certainly take you away from your troubles, for a time. And yes, Beauty, don't worry, the Beast will not be devouring you on the dinner table. In any way. I like the little bit of wit they exchange here and have to just - laugh at Beauty's surprise. No, Beauty, he was looking at the pretty pictures (I guess I'd be surprised if I were her, though). Anyway, on to the next page.
sheshallnotbenameless 25th Aug 12:13 PM, 2013
Still loving that last line. And that was a great use of frames (or paneling; I'm afraid I don't know the proper terminology) for the third and forth panels, making it seem like one picture split in half but really first emphasizing the Beast's response and then showing Beauty's attention shifting to the books.