June 24th, 2010


We’ll be at Anthrocon this weekend, in Pittsburgh! Digger vol 5 will make it’s debut!

Come by, say hi!

Also, if my math is correct, this is actually the last bit of filler we’ll get before the story ends, unless I get the plague or we last until Christmas, which is possible.

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Discussion (52)¬

  1. Rafe says:


  2. jaynee says:

    Have a great time … errr .. there’s a plague?

    Ah well, I’ll go vote instead of working out what fursuitshadowchild might look like : )


  3. Adder says:

    Cannot see comic. 🙁

  4. mjfgates says:

    The lack of comic is the universe’s way of protecting you from the horrible sight of Shadowchild in a fursuit.

  5. AlpineBob says:

    LOL! I must remember to thank the universe for it’s care…

  6. Robin Bobcat says:

    I dunno, I still get giggles about ‘Elder Fox’…

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Both adorable and disturbing, because I can totally imagine shadow child eating the foxes shadow and then making itself an outfit.

  8. hariman says:

    I think Shadowchild is accidentally cosplaying as Foxy Tangerine,


    Whether she is or isn’t, it’s still “get me the insulin” level cute.

  9. Draco18s says:

    Hehehe, that’s awesome.

  10. theysabet says:

    Wheeeeeee!!! **flying to Pittsburgh to help a friend sell at the con** Will see yoy there! Look for Nightengale Needleworks!

  11. Marie says:

    O.M.G. That is…disturbingly cute.

  12. HarenaAtria says:

    Ehehehehe, taint not the Shadowchild!

    And no Plagues Ursula, dangit 😐

  13. Madam Atom says:

    Can some people not see the picture? I see it just fine on Firefox 3.6.4 and on Internet Explorer 8.

    Just when you think Shadow can’t get any cuter …

  14. JewelWolf says:

    As a furry, this is possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen. It’s my new desktop.
    “Am I a Fox?”

  15. Sixwing says:

    Or, what JewelWolf said. X3

  16. reapicheep says:

    Volume V? Is there a volume IV? I’ve seen (and bought) the first three on amazon, but I recently went looking for IV and couldn’t find one. *Pout*

  17. munch says:

    People who call this comic “distrubing,” yet enjoy an anthro comic, can lay the hypocracy so thick it can top a cake like frosting. Although I’m not a furry myself, I hang with a bunch of furries, and they’re awesome people. Arguably, FAR and away better mannered, more professional, and strikingly more intelligent than the sheer “intelligencia” you see on the street. So, please, get over yourselves.

    This is not disturbing. It’s the very definition of cute.

  18. Old Prof. Otter says:

    I would like to have #4 available too. I was ready to order it in Jan but could not find it.

  19. Niall says:

    I really, really hope some demented local-to-AC fan doesn’t take today to build a Shadowchild-as-fox fursuit for their kid to wear by ursula’s table. I think the scream would be heard from orbit.

  20. smjjames says:

    Any plans on doing a new Digger story after this?

  21. Wombatilim says:

    I will not instruct Shadowchild on what foxes REALLY sound like… “RAR” is much nicer on the ears.

  22. Lindale says:

    …after reading all the comments above, I can’t help but imagine that this is Shadowchild’s response to being told that it isn’t a fox, and then talking to the skins about its identity crises…

    “Am I a Fox now?”

  23. Nimras says:

    Ahhh! The adorableness!

  24. I hate to ask the question. What will we do when this is all over? What will we do with our Digger time? Does our little Band of Digger Brothers and Sisters migrate to something else? Or does Ursula have some other dastardly way of keeping us glued to our screens. Please says this isn’t the end….(breaks out in uncontrollable sobbing) Don’t go! Please Don’t go!

    Sorry I was channeling Bob Newhart when Johnny Carson left the Tonight Show…..And I just dated myself.

  25. Richard says:

    Madam Atom, I don’t think anyone could see the image until Elizabeth’s post. I couldn’t see it but now I can, so I’m guessing Ursula noticed a problem and fixed it.

  26. JewelWolf says:

    I agree with Duck Whisperer. I DON’T WANT THIS TO END!!! T_T
    WAIT! I know! There could be a sequal webcomic, one that involves ShadowChild’s adventures after leaving Digger.

  27. D.G. says:

    What! A fursuit NO! aaah spare the unutterable horror! anything b-
    huh! He actually looks kinda cute in it.

  28. BunnyRock says:

    @Niall: That’s oddly specific in the “No don’t go crazy with the shiny new axes in the cupbord, no not that cupbord, the one over here” kind of way…

    and although i know this must end, i can’t deny i’d like to see Ursula do more webcomic work after this….

  29. I could be content with the adventures of ShadowChild. Oh and sign me up for one of those Shadow Child plush toys.

  30. Valerian says:

    Really *really* dont want it to end – and hate filler days, much as I love the artwork. *sigh* Okay so I’ll just go back to the beginning and work my way forward again. 🙂 And yes, please, more stories, if this must end. Don’t leave us out here in the dark alone …. there are cold things out here…

  31. hariman says:

    I don’t mind that Digger will end. There’s only so much story to tell and when the story is done you close the book. Endings aren’t something to be feared, they’re something to be welcomed as the completion of the story.

    I’ve already enjoyed the Little Creature stories that I’ve read. I’ve also enjoyed reading Irrational Fears. I look forward to the end of Digger, because that means there will be opportunities for other comics and stories to be told.

  32. Silverfish says:

    As much as I don’t want Digger to ever ever ever end, I’m excited to see what will happen. What a mixed up feeling : (
    I also agree that the adventures of Shadow would make a nice sort of sequel story.

  33. The Occupant says:

    Shadowchild has become cuter.
    My mind, she is blown.

  34. Nyara says:

    Ow. My brain.

    Really, that should not be as adorable as it is.

  35. Niall says:

    @bunnyrock: yes, that was indeed oddly specific. 🙂

    Yes, it will end, and because we know Ursula, it won’t be drawn out needlessly – it will end the way her muse says it will. Then.. let’s face it, she has a ton of stories, we’ll find _something_ of hers to follow at some point. 🙂

  36. Limax says:

    Wow… we’re that close to the end? I’m already filled with sadness.

  37. Barry says:

    Maybe when she runs out of Digger she’ll go back to Gear World (he says, hopefully)?

  38. JewelWolf says:

    Ursula, I hope you’re reading this stuff. We want ShadowChild Adventures.

  39. blackboe says:

    That is sadistically cute.

  40. […] to mention yesterday that Ursula Vernon’s Digger is now up to book 5, which those of you at Anthrocon can buy starting about … now? I haven’t found any info […]

  41. itsasafi says:

    i miss shadow! bring her(?) back 🙁 please…

  42. L Gore says:

    All endings are but new beginnings, and thus it will be with the ending of Digger, a whole new beginning for something somewhere. Bright Blessings, Ursula

  43. I still want to hear what Monster Begins with the letter C on Irrational Fears. I think it’s Clowns

  44. The Occupant says:

    As sad as it will be to see this end, we do want poor Digger-of-of-Unnecessarily-Convoluted-Tunnels to get home.

  45. Doesn’t everyone want to be a fox?

    And do cool stuff like this?


  46. JewelWolf says:

    If not obvious by my name, I’d rather be a wolf. Although that IS cool. It’s AWESOME!

  47. Barry says:

    The nose dive was cool. Made me think of this:

  48. I like Samron’s video better. Twice as many foxes!

  49. Emma says:

    I’m sad that there’s no comic but I was cheered up by Shadowchild’s pure adorableness.

  50. Draque says:

    It was great to meet you at the con! I’m enjoying the 5th book of digger, and I look forward to whatever new stuff you create in the coming year. ^^