Those fuckin’ Carissi I stg

Some small but awesome news: The Meek made it onto the AV Club’s Best Comics of 2016 list! TM has been around forever, and has collected a handful of nice reviews, but I don’t think I’ve ever made it onto a list before, and certainly not a legit one like this! haha… anyways it was a really nice surprise, and I’m in some wonderful company it looks like.

And, if you’re into my other comic, Mare Internum should be updating tomorrow too so there’s that to look forward to. If you haven’t caught up, now’s a good time to do it~

Last: another reminder to KS Backers to check your emails for instructions on how to pick up your first two rewards (the wallpaper set and the PDF), which can be found on Gumroad. I’m making good headway on the first bonus comic and I’m excited to share it :]

As always, thanks for reading!


  • Karyl

    Great news you made the list–there are so many works there I don’t know and so many that look very gripping and amazing in art. I see you are in great company, and rightly so!!

  • Luces

    Wonder if the still unidentified assasins who murdered the empress reached their goals with spiralling the emporor into madness and the realm into war?

    • The Tiger’s enough to drive anyone into madness.

      • And I suspect Luca wasn’t much sane to begin with.

      • CloudChaser

        What if Tiger killed the empress?

        • TimesNewLogan

          Suppose he is fed by chaos, war, and suffering? That would explain why he takes the form of a predator, while his opponent takes the form of a more passive creature.

          • Anton Kooistra

            Yeees, tasty war and deliiiicous suffering. In my head, Tiger sounds like Dexter from Dexter’s lab.

        • DukeBG

          I have almost no doubt that he (it?) did.

  • DukeBG

    Luca looks… different. Face too, but proportions mostly, looks like his head shrinked, especially on the last frame.

    Comparing the silhouette with http://www.meekcomic.com/comic/2-10/

    • His head is tilted up at an angle for the last one + weak chin, it looks weird XD But yeah, I’m drawing him with a different (I hesitate to say better) style now since I’ve learned and unlearned a few things since Chapter 2.

      • DukeBG

        I’m worried for the proportion between the width of the head and the width of the shoulders (on the last frame). He had a feeling of a little angry man before in Ch2, but a “low-but-not-little” very broad-shouldered man now. Maybe it’s just this frame.

        • Also the epaulettes, they add a lot of width

          • Waverly

            I have the hilarious mental image of Luca requesting that his tailor put extra-large shoulders on all of his jackets for the exact reason that it makes him feel like a Big And Manly Emperor, and then angrily denying it whenever somebody makes a comment.

            Phe: “Why in the love of everything holy do you need two foot-wide shoulder pads. You are ridiculous.”

            Luca: “First thing, they are not shoulder pads, secondly I didn’t ask for it like this and LASTLY respect your husband, woman, damnit-”

            Phe: “Well, I’m ordering the tailor not to make them like that anymore because they look si-”

            Luca: “Oh, uh, no! No, that’s fine. He’s been making them like this for twenty years, people are used to it now.”

            Phe: “Uh huh. ‘People.'”

      • Andreas

        Actually, looking there at the link, you see a strong resemblance between himself and his son’s face :)

  • Yay!
    New page!

  • Portentous!

  • David


  • Lar

    I’ve been watching Star Wars so much that all I could hear as Luca’s voice was Grand Admiral Thrawn with that dialogue.

  • Poor Captain… He asked for it though.

  • Eversist

    I wonder if you (finally? haha) made AV because you went to print/did your Kickstarter this year? Much congratulations are in order! Very exciting stuff there. :)

    • I do think that’s it tbh XD Public numbers tends to make people notice… personally I think my work on MI was much stronger this year, but I am definitely grateful for any press!

  • TorgueRND

    “What is this Carissi boat doing on my ocean?”
    Floating, genius. :|

    • Rasarr

      *clapclapclap* Good one.

  • I’ve always dreamed of being able to say “my ocean”.

  • Perlite

    *breathes in*

  • Rasarr

    I forgot how much I loved Luca’s expressions. He’s like a walking, talking reaction image hoard.

  • Crestlinger

    ‘Selling fish to everyone. I just got some grilled for our troops yesterday.’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s9_KVm7B6o ensues. Suka ducked.

  • Captain Trips

    Do you want your head microwaved, captain? Because this is how you get your head microwaved.

  • MikeLinPA

    I have been trying to figure this out. Is this captain The Captain of this boat, or is he a harbor master? Is Luca accusing him of falsifying his own log, or that he is incompetent or deceitful in checking ship records of boats coming into this harbor?

    • I was under the impression it was his ship until I read your comment, and now I’m genuinely not sure! Harbor master would make more sense here, since I believe they’re usually the ones in charge of logs like these. Though in that case this would be more a problem of oversight rather than deceit, not realising the port was inoperational… Unless he intentionally let the ship through anyway. Huh.

    • TGP

      I too am confused.

    • It’s a good question, with a stupidly long answer that I’ll boil down to he was a Captain at one point, who is now the head of this fort, and would rather not be. The reason for this will be addressed later on~

  • KidedaionSymoti

    I would love this comic if I actually understand whats going on.

    • Yeah, chapters like this require not being posted slowly over the course of months but: webcomics.

  • Treeish

    *Your* ocean? Luca, you are such an emperor sometimes. Sheesh.

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