!! Goddamn kids these days.

Starting from today, daily updates until the end of the chapter! So come back tomorrow (and the day after) (etc).

Also, if you have a dA, take a moment and say Happy Birthday to my mom! I’m sure she’d appreciate it :3


  • Oh so worth the wait. :D

  • Wood

    Oh, hello there, Peter Pan !

  • Jim

    Soli appears a bit… nonplussed about having to deal with My First Crime Syndicate.

    • Ahahaha holy shit XD

    • Katie

      “My First Crime Syndicate”
      best thing ever.

  • Pasty

    Yay! I’m glad your posting again, twas worth waiting!

  • d-daily updates?!


      I haven’t been sleeping for weeks D:

  • Happy

    “posted 55 seconds ago”

    see right now I’m fighting the urge to call the new guy eyeball kid ; ; hahahaa, the second-to-last panel. and then the last panel. He terrifies me.

    Not that it makes any sense but with this single page I suddenly can’t believe you were able to do so many at once!! THIS IS GONNA MAKE MY HOLIDAYS SO AWESOME!!!! (lol, living on the other side of the world.)

    • Haha, I am still working on them (I decided to do them in inking rounds/ coloring rounds this time)… I think I can pull off a page a day till next weekend though, I have a lot done from each page right now. But yeah! Enjoy!

  • NerfWarrior


    Who could not love an eye-patched child who steeples his fingers?

  • jackie

    DAILY UPDATES???? this has literally made October 100% better

  • pfmoi

    OMG, new page! Happy happy joy joy! Even though I’m so happy you have a job, I can’t say I’m not excited to see new pages. :3

  • and whatnot


    Also, great work on this page. The facial expressions never fail to make me fall more and more in love with these characters. :3

  • sweet_gardenia

    All that kid needs is a white cat, an artfully placed scar and to call Soli ” Mr. Bond ” Seriously. he’s rockin’ the whole Evil Genius shtick like woah XDDD

    • John

      Seriously! My prediction for the next page is that he goes into a monologue about organization philosophies illustrated by fighting fish a la from Russia with Love.

      “The north and the south will destroy each other in pointless war. All the while we will wait and bide are time. And when the adults have finished with each other it will be playtime for us.”

  • Ellen

    Oh I am so happy that you have updated again!!
    I wonder how bosskid lost his eye?

  • This dude gives me a Luke feeling… (Like from Percy Jackson.) In other words, he freaks me out. BUT SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK! AND WITH DAILY UPDATES!!! <3

  • I’m so glad to see the comic is updating again! It’s been a sad time without new pages :'(

    Nonetheless, it looks awesome.

  • Yaaay, and the shading got a bit more painterly!

    • Yeah, I rediscovered the technique I used in Chapter 1 ;u; I lost my way in Ch 2… I like this way a lot more.

      • Avian

        That is so great, I really missed the painterly style! ;U;
        Great update by the way, I can’t wait until next half year- err oops, I mean, -tomorrow! 8D

      • It’s more “you” <3

  • This page was well worth the wait. Yep, that kid is a regular Peter Pan.

    • I just realized my comment looks like a combination of the two first comments. :D

  • Gingerfu

    Yay update! It is excellent as always. Except why does the kid on the page before this have his head shaved but the rest don’t?

    • Hair is sort of a “thing,” who gets kids these days.

  • kitty snake


  • YES! I was afraid this story was gone the way of the buffalo for a second! Welcome back!

    • Thanks! I will never go away unless I die. Have to hiatus sometimes, but will never go away.

  • John

    OMG OMG that last pannel. So Emilio Largo.


    He’s even wearing white!

  • Erode

    Great to see you back! Hope all your professional endeavors are working out!

    • They are! For now! Who knows about 2 weeks from now XD (I sure don’t)

  • Fisherman

    SOGUD. Great Job Ms. Helmer! I feel like the “underground black market of munchkins” is going to involve Hyla somehow.

  • Saurus

    Considering what we now know, I think insight has been given to the context of the passwords.

  • sawbones


  • Matt

    Missed your strip! Thanks for finding time to update! If you werent such a durned good story teller…. but then again, you are, so there you have it!

  • Maelstrom

    It’s like Peter Pan stole Captain Hook’s eyepatch.

  • Ahhhh, I love this kid’s eyepatch look. :D What a fantastic character and that last panel is just KILLER.

  • Jenny

    ^ me right now

    This page is made of gorgeous with some awesome sauce drizzled on top. Thank you for working so hard to update! It is good to see someone so devoted to their work as you are. :)

  • yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Meek is back. With (temporary) daily updates too. :D :D

    • Haha, trying to get my groove back. After this will still be daily (with the sketch pages), then we’ll get into Ch 4.

  • Soli + Hat-hair = Adorable.

    Reminds me of what my hair looked like throughout the entire 6th grade.

  • 6offee

    Ahaha, that last panel is so perfect. I like the Boss already.

  • http://img.soaringrabbit.com/tumblr/boxerhockey_120.jpg

    “Oh my mistake”

    i immediately thought of this XD

    • Fisherman

      That was the first thing I thought of too. I wasn’t brave enough to share it though. God bless.

  • Carol

    Yay! So good to have you back. Soli looks nice and rested.

    It won’t last, though.

    • Haha, that’s for sure.

  • Rebekah

    Oh! That mark on his eyepatch looks familiar! On the wall from a few pages ago, if I’m not mistaken. Interesting that the kid is Carissi… Can’t wait to see where this goes!

    On another note, SQUEEEEE. Soli looks so hot in that 3rd panel.

    Glad to have you back! It was worth the wait!

  • Daily updates?

  • feline256

    WooHOO welcome back Der-shing!
    Haha for a split second I thought the kid in panel two was ripping open a Reeses. Then I realized…

  • Emperial

    AN UPDAAAATE! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Who is this kid, I freaking love him! Smile, smile, smile, EEEEVIL.

    So glad to see the new page, I’ve been checking every day! And I’ll keep doing so. <3

  • Maphysto



  • SyrusRayne

    Welcome back! Was very happily surprised to find you’ve updated! :D

  • awol360

    Hurray! Glad to see new updates!

    I love the boss’ contrasting emotions between the last three panels from, ” It IS rather delightful here, yes!” to ” Cross me and I shall feed you to the Kraken!”

  • Daily updates! Woooo!!! Can’t wait to see how this chapter goes.

  • Lit

    Been following your fic since chapter 1, though I never really commented. I am incredibly happy to see that The Meek will be continuing and I can’t wait for the next pages. Daily updates is like music to my ears :D

    Also, It might just be me, since it’s very hard to get a clear picture of his left hand, but is he missing his ring finger? I can’t see it very well on the second-to-last panel and it’s not there in the last panel.

    • Ooh, I didn’t think anyone would notice until the next page C: Good eye!

  • Encanis

    Making a “kid power” characters or setting is usually pretty dicey for media not aimed at that demographic. Either you end up with an awkwardly childish tone or children that are indistinguishable from adults.

    But here, especially with the last panel, I think you’ve walked that fine line while developing an interesting character. I look forward to see where this goes.

    • I like having a lot of kid characters in my stuff, not really thinking about demographics as much as just how easy it is to dismiss kids… they are sort of like little adults, but without very well-developed morality! IMHO anyways. I think it’s interesting.

  • Dawley

    …so I was reading this before a flight, wondering when it’s going to be updated, and when I check after the flight it has been?

  • DoggySpew

    Is that? Is that a Quake symbol on that kids eyepatch? http://wall.alphacoders.com/wallpaper.php?i=43841

    Yay, for the updates!

    • It’s possible! I don’t play games and have never seen Quake (but it’s not a terribly creative symbol either).

    • Wood

      You could also say it’s a trident, and as such a symbol for the gods Neptune/Poseidon and/or Shiva.

      Or it could be the greek letter Psi, a symbol for, among other things, psychiatry, psychology, or psychotherapy…

      but for some reason I’m betting it’s something completely different.

      • It’s the bottom half of the Carissi religious symbol actually, haha

  • Hanan

    Wow! This makes me happier than it probably healthily should! Thanks a lot for being so creative.

  • Kate

    Sooooo pretty…

    I fell of my couch and onto my cat when I saw the update.

  • For a kid he seems to be very aged, his eyes seem like they’ve seen more experience then a kid should have.

  • Trent

    Children of that age have neither the foresight, wisdom nor intelligence for the long-term planning required of an international criminal syndicate.

    • Possibly! You’re only seeing one side of it, so.

  • AWESOME! You made it! :D

    “We simply don’t believe in an age-based chain of command.”
    I’m sure the young man will revise that statement once he’s getting older and a new kid shows up to take his place. XD

  • Hel

    Aaah so excited! Just wanted to drop a line to thank you and share my glee :)

  • Jac





    • TBman256

      wow, you were so excited you broke through the border

  • martyna


  • Tim Kietzman

    I’ll be there! I can’t wait till tomorrow! FINALLY daily updates?! SWEET!

    Happy Birthday to your ma.

  • Haha, this is great!

    Kid is maybe a little unbalanced.

  • gingerale

    An update? What? The heck? Where did this come from? I check here everyday and it’s been forever since an update.. AAAAAAHHH!! D:

    Love it! <3

  • AndyW

    Wheeeeeee! Back again :D!!!!!

    Hm. How old is the boss? 14? 15? Could even be a slightly built 16.

    Yeah, he’s going to be an ‘adult’ before he know what hit him. He… might have a bit of difficulty adjusting to that little upheaval in his world-view :)

    • Yep, he’s 15! I like to think he’s paranoid of looking older (though given his build it’s probably not going to be a dramatic change).

  • Dan P

    Been away for around 6 months, and I don’t know which is better, the fact that I only seem to’ve missed 4 pages, por the news of Daily updates :)

    Time to add you to my RSS feed I guess..

  • shelley

    oh god he’s so creepy get him away from me

  • Asia

    New pages – so excited!

    I really enjoy how much is conveyed about this Boss fella in just four panels. I can imagine his mannerisms and the way he moves very clearly.

  • Molihua

    Hey! :) Been a Silent Lurker up til now *lurk*lurk* But now that the hiatus is over and OMGUPDATESeek! i just wanted to say thank you and i can’t wait for the rest of the chapter :D


    About today’s page… I’m not sure if I like that guy or he’s creepy. Even if I like eerie things.

  • Anonymous the prolific

    Daily updates? This feels like christmas! :’D

  • eM

    Kid is suddenly scary in the last panel. In the first panels he actually looks like kind of a nice boy

    I don’t know if I am the only one, but this page didn’t show up in my rss feed? Don’t know if the feed is broken or my reader is acting weird. Got here because I read you tumbler :)

    • AndyW

      Showed up on my RSS ok :shrug:. Maybe try deleting the feed from your reader and re-adding it? I’ve had a few problems with Google Reader that were fixed doing that.

  • Alex Fram

    This makes me so happy. Thank you so much for updating, this is lovely!

  • Shofet

    The lighting in the last panel is so sinister! I dig it.

  • Gosh yes, I’ve been hoping for this to happen! Thank you, on behalf of ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE for committing to daily updates, too. I won’t hold you to it!

    Also I love this page. If I had to describe your art style in one word that word would be “communicative”. ‘Cuz it is.

    Mmhmm. Have a great day :D

  • Jodi


  • Crestlinger

    So taking that last pic for a Bond moment.

  • An Average Loser

    Wow, Back to Back updates! That’s getting S**t done!

  • Ducello

    THIS MADE MY WEEK!! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou

  • Fozzymillow

    Creepy kid=epic win.

    Also, I screamed with joy when I saw this update.

  • aaaaaaaaah! yes’!
    the Meek is back!
    love it!!!!!^^

  • Tyras

    keeping coming back at least every few days is paying out :)
    What a wonderful day!

  • Jonty

    Wow, I check The Meek expecting nothing, and I find four new updates! Yay!!

    You sure did keep us wondering what was on the other side of that door for a while. ;-P

    • Such is the way of the elusive wild webcomic creator.

  • :DDDDD

  • Mag

    OMFG!!!!!!!!! I saw you updated and I got so hyper I ran against a wall, hopped on and off my couch and started crying. OH HAPPY DAY!

  • The Kids Next Door is REAL!

  • Lorelie


  • Techhead

    Wow. I was rereading the chapter, and with the higher-res images you can make out the stitching on the eyepatch in the last panel. (And also a little bit in the fourth) A very nice touch. A lot of times in art, you can see fabrics that are decorated with embroidery or whatever, but here, you can really see it. But I also understand why people don’t detail it most of the time. Even a simple symbol probably took decent time investment for such a small area.

  • ShannonKeys

    That kid went from 0 to 100 real quick there.

  • Dewmilk

    Interesting, that kid’s eyepatch is the same as the symbol graffitied on the wall. Hmm

  • Meli Martinez

    Happy belated birthday to ur mom! Her’s is exactly a week before mine. How cool! Libras 4 lyf3. Anywho oooOOOooo I love this new character. Gorgeous page as always. Them colors I can’t get enough of.

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