Here you will find a collection of art and other miscellany that doesn’t belong anywhere else, a testament to how much we enjoy creating work about our world and characters. Spoilers (or lack thereof) have been duly noted.
KriPo Department Floor - Unscaled and not entirely accurate blueprint sketch of Herr Inspektor’s workplace interior. Made mostly for our own reference.
The Angriest Little Boy - A portrait of Christoph Doctorow circa 1889, offered up during a skip week. No spoilers.
Research Details - A post about some of the people whose names we drop in Chapter 14. We recommend that you glance over this before reading In the forests of the night (see below).
Mythology Is Complicated! - Some maps and etymological information contextualizing some of the mythology we use in this story. It is kind of insane. There is also a creepy picture of an old Harlequin archetype, which we did not make. Spoilers (sort of) for Chapter 14.
Etymology Adventures Part One: Unheimlich - Some discussion of the lingsuistic elements, and language in general, of Das Tunguska-Ereignis. Minimal spoilers for Das Tunguska-Ereignis.
Etymology Adventures Part Two: Ken(nen) - An even nerdier continuation of the above, again with minimal spoilers for Das Tunguska-Ereignis.
Rune in Motion - A beautiful pencil drawing of our character Rune, by Allison. Only a spoiler insofar as she is a character who doesn’t join the story right away, but she’s also kind of the story’s poster child, so it’s okay.
Hellequin & the Dogs - Ink & paper drawing of Hellequin with some hunting hounds. Not really story-specific.
Three Important Characters - Miscellaneous art of Herr Inspektor, Hellequin and Rainer. Less of a spoiler, more of a tease.
Selkie - Some art of a minor character who makes a brief appearance in Chapter 21. Minor spoilers for Chapter 21.
Adventures in Emotional Duress - Emily feels the need to justify a few post-trauma plot devices in Chapter 23. Spoilers, obviously, for Chapter 23.
In the forests of the night - Halloween Special 2011. A non-spoilery horror story told with visuals and handwriting. Canonical, but so far outside the events of the main story that it can be enjoyed by the uninitiated.
Pony Confidential - Allison decides to ponify (ala the embarrassingly popular revival of My Little Pony) our cast. Upworlders only.
Valentines - A series of Valentines from our socially/emotionally incompetent cast of characters. Extremely silly, no spoilers.
Music, Part 1 - An extensive list of songs we’ve posted in relation to various characters and chapters, for those who are curious about our inspiration. Covers everything from the beginning up through Chapter 35.
The Illustrations of Chapter Forty - Enlargeable sets of the fifteen banner-style sequence illustrations from the very exciting Chapter Forty.