40th comic page!! Whoo! Sister Claire continues her search for Catharine, only to find out that Sister Catharine has isolated herself. It seems like she doesn’t want to be disturbed right now… hmm. And what’s going on with Snowy!? He knows he’s not allowed to come in the abbey! But then again, it looks like something has happened to him…
Incidentally, if that nun looks familiar, it’s because she’s based off a minor Disney character. Can you guess which one? =D I decided to call her Sister Olga. She might make another appearance later! Also, there’s another easter egg hidden in this page, but I’m afraid only people who know me in person will get it. XD
A lot of folks have asked what the influences on the Shard in Sister Claire were. Shards are born from the energia, pain and raging emotions of people who have died traumatically (usually en masse) so I wanted the creature to look like a a physical manifestation of that.
Many correctly identified the influence of the creatures from Princess Mononoke. I also wanted it to have a hint of dragon-ness (using my favorite dragon for inspiration) and Ash suggested looking at the eyes in Watership Down to give the creature a truly terrifying, manic look.
This is not the Shard's only form, though. I'm excited to show how it will evolve! 8D
For more info on Shards, check out the Missing Moments! These in particular give some history: