At last, shee eez feeneesh!
I hoped to accomplish all that in one, pleasingly wide panel, but it worked out better as 3 little ones. Oh, well.
And now we are introduced to a new member of the Ptooey canon: Loogie's Aunt Cranny. Due to her diminutive size, I'm going to say she's actually born of the clan of Faerie-folk. And I think we can gather something of her character here -- that despite her clearly non-James Bond-ian looks and demeanor, she's always involved in the world of international intrigue. Do I smell a spin-off?
I'm not sure my solution for an ending really makes sense. Aunt Cranny was apparently willing to murder her own niece, to avoid blowing her cover. But if Aunt Cranny's as nutty as she seems, maybe that's okay. And perhaps it's so important that the black magic cabal be infiltrated, that's it's worth the loss of a loved one. The fate of the world may lie in the balance, after all . . . And apparently, during the 7 years under cover, Aunt Cranny has developed real magical abilities. Or maybe that's her Faerie-folk power she's using . . . It sure is a coincidence that it turned out to be Loogie's aunt! That seems a bit of a stretch.
If we do any more comic jams in the future (starring Ptooey or otherwise), I wonder if they could be more organized (or should they?). I wonder if they could be done more quickly (or should they?) And I wonder if they can utilize more artists (or should they?) Anybody with thoughts on any of that or anything else, please comment below.
Super-special thanks to those other 3 fellows who gave of themselves for this cause. Especially Tim Rocks, who put in twice. And to myself, who contributed thrice. Full Credits for The Secret Sorcerer:
Page 1, panels 1 - 4 . . . Chris Garrison
Page 1, panels 5 - 9 . . . Tim Rocks
Page 2, panels 1 - 3 . . . Chris Fason
Page 2, panels 4 - 6 . . . Chris Garrison
and Page 3, panel 1 . . . Chris Garrison
Page 3, panels 2 - 4 . . . Christopher Davis
Page 3, panels 5 - 8 . . . Tim Rocks
Page 3, panels 9 - 11 . . Chris Garrison