and as promised, a little later in the day than anticipated as it took me a tad longer to colour than i thought.

till next week!


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  1. Steve B says:

    I cant wait till next week!

    This Comic ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Odo says:

    OMG, there’s a bunch of them!

    I guess the view distance is enough that we can’t see the flower and the snail, but it looks like Zulu is fully animate in the Inbetween.

  3. Graceofbass says:

    I lurve this comic :) Although I’m surprised that the nightmare creatures are taking on this form. In the previous page she looked kinda happy with grandma.

  4. as363 says:

    This raises the question – was the flash-back to Grandma a real memory – or one induced by those nasty nerve leaches that had her in their grasp . And was the sketch she drew a fortelling of what was to come . Perhaps “Odo” – who has had some shrewd observations in the past might chime in on this one .

    Oh well – only months to go before we begin to close up all the loose ends . Watere torture at its’ finest – drip by drip – sloooooowwwwllly !!!!!!

  5. Kristen says:

    Overwhelmingly powerful panel, Mr.Perez.

  6. leslie says:

    that’s a really great drawing ramon

  7. Jonmkl says:

    those things look freakin sweet

  8. Jai says:

    So… that’s at least five of the suckers? Damn. I hope she bothered daydreaming up some NICE badasses, too (Well, obviously there’s Reggie… but he’s a more than a little bit smaller than these guys, haha).

  9. Chip says:

    SOAB! I friggin’ LOVE this book! I wait with bated breath you announcement that I can lay down hard cash & own a copy of my own.


  10. Jim says:

    I do like this comic, but I have to admit that I find it difficult to maintain an interest in, simply by virtue of the lengthy gaps between updates. Basically it’s hard to keep the threads of the storyline flowing together. Have you considered putting Kukuburi on hiatus for a little while until you’re able to build up a queue of art, and then posting them on a more regular schedule, say three times a week?

  11. Seolyk says:

    Wow, i love the detail that you put in all of that. And Nadia’s expression is really funny. Can’t wait to see what happens next :D

  12. Pangolin says:

    If he put Kukuburi on hiatus again, he’d lose even more readers. I only checked back today because of the Facebook message he sent out.

    That said, I do appreciate the lighting effect from the creatures’ eyes in today’s strip.

  13. ksong says:

    Ack! Is that cute lil’ teddy sloth-thingie (Zulu??) good or bad???

  14. kristina says:

    “oh snap!”

  15. Steve W says:

    Spider rock crab…thingies! YES!

  16. Sean says:


  17. Devin says:

    Any of the rest of you hear the scary orchestral background music get cranked up way loud in this panel?

  18. Bill M says:

    Ramon keep up the amazing work!!!

    I wait each week for this simply to be in shock and awe of the details you put into each kickass new creatures/environments you create.

    Glad to have Kuku and the Squash come back!!!

  19. Ramón says:

    thanks you all for the kudos, i’m glad you like the sequence!

    krisitna, your comment is kinda funny cause that was the original dialogue on this page for leonard the snail! but at the last minute i removed it as i wanted the page to have a darker feel, sans comic relief. i might add it within the next few pages!

    as for the hiatus to get ahead on large chucks. not gonna happen. my schedule just can’t support that. this way it dictates an alloted amount of pages every week that i have to adhere to plus gives readers something to return to. with the internet i have found that lack of updates breeds forgetfulness….

  20. Brenda says:

    I don’t forget. Screen writing huh? The story is good enough. I think it would translate well to the screen.

  21. Odo says:

    as363 said:
    “This raises the question – was the flash-back to Grandma a real memory – or one induced by those nasty nerve leaches that had her in their grasp . And was the sketch she drew a fortelling of what was to come? Perhaps “Odo” – who has had some shrewd observations in the past might chime in on this one .”

    Not sure what I did to deserve quotemarks around my name, but I’ll be glad to oblige. Here goes:

    I’m pretty sure that at least some of the flashbacks are true history – they are forming a consistent story. I am pretty sure that something (quite possibly a traffic accident) killed Nadia’s parents and that by the time she is a teenager she has been living with her grandmother/aunt for some time. If she is being spoiled by said person, that would account for her somewhat cavalier attitude as a nominal adult.

    I support this with Leonard’s comments about getting her out of the grip of the frooms before they get her ideas. He does not seem to be worried about them putting ideas into her head, though they do seem to put emotions in (viz. the change to fear at the end of the car-crash).

    We know from comments made by Mr. Skull and by Rendo that Nadia has a special relationship to the Inbetween. (The bluebird produced by the “BANG!” reinforces that impression.) We know from the first flashback that the sketches she made when she was a child included the Meep brothers. That implies to me that she could see into the Inbetween or that it impressed itself somehow on her mind. That the monsters appearing now resemble the ones in her sketches as a teen (full of violence as many teens are) tells me that the frooms took that image to give form to the fear-based monsters. Whether this is foretelling or not, I am not sure. I suspect that time works differently in the Inbetween.

    Bottom line, I think we can trust the *mundane* parts of flashbacks.

    — Odo

    P.S. Ramon, thanks for the reassurance with respect to updates.

  22. Lucid Seraph says:

    I cannot begin to express my glee that this webcomic has returned. Your illustrations are, as always, beautiful – a fine blend of cartooning style with surrealism, paired with an excellent sense of composition and bold use of color. And then there is the plot, a meditation on the Dreaming world (which is what I have come to assume the world our Nadia has stumbled upon is – the Dreaming. Or even a dreamtime, which fits the somewhat Australian name~)

    Fabulous, and i have something to look forward to every week now ^_^


  23. PomPom says:

    Woo, got through them all!!

    I’m definately going back and re-reading all of these. Slowly. Just to absorb all the tiny details you’ve added like things that people stand on that actually have faces!! This is a wonderful world you’ve created. At first i loved it because it’s so visually stunning. And now i’m totally hooked on the story-line!! Also, the flash-backs add a whole new level to Nadia.

    In short- Am utterly in love with Kukuburi!!

  24. Seolyk says:

    Hey Ramon? could you make this panel into a wallpaper? Please? :D

  25. Energie o2 says:

    Wow Ramon, just spectacular.

    I love the level of detail and forethought you’ve given to this comic. We saw the “horns” from those monsters as part of the landscape on page 67 when Nadia escaped from her bug-eaten room. This was before the frooms got her. The “horns” also show up in her nightmare flashback in page 80 which may be the work of the frooms and her imagination together.

    Which makes me agree with Odo that Nadia has somehow had a previous experience with the inbetween as a young child. I first thought that the frooms were taking her ideas and causing them to exist in the inbetween, but because the “horns” were already there, it seems the rock-bugs are also already there and just need her as a, dare I say it, “Key” to unlock their animated existence.

  26. laurajs says:

    AHH they created their own creatures by her imagination!

  27. Ramón says:

    thank you all and it’s good to be back!

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