February 8th, 2011


This is the 750th page of Digger. We’ll be done before we hit 800, but man, that’s a long way, particularly for someone with an aversion to doorstop-sized epics…

Discussion (30)¬

  1. Tatterdemalion says:

    Still, Digger would enjoy the practicality of a doorstop sized epic. If in serious trouble, large heavy books can be excellent weapons and when not in trouble, doorstop!

  2. Korlee says:

    I agree with Digger. They are taking alot.

  3. Gcat says:

    I will be sad to see this comic end.
    But I’m glad it ending, it is better to leave people wanting more than to have them slowly drift away when it doesn’t ends.
    I do hope the universe gets a short story or two that just demands to be told.

  4. Oscelot says:

    Hurray! Congrats Ursula XD

  5. Barry says:

    Thank you for your doorstop-sized epic, Ursula. We’re grateful even when we forget to say so.

    Vote, everybody!

  6. JewelWolf says:

    “Hey, I just had a great idea for a short, 100-page comic. I’ll call it… Digger!”
    …years later…

  7. Hunter says:

    Aw, it’s almost over.

  8. Azure says:

    The gods should know, DON’T PISS OFF DIGGER!

  9. Ketira says:

    Well – I’ve read this story from the beginning, so I hope to see the end.

    Ursula…. is there something wrong with Digger’s nose on that last panel or did she get hit there?

  10. CJ says:

    Yeah, Digger, they are, but you know the Statue is right, too. There will come a time when something major will depend on Murai’s courage and good sense. And somehow, wherever you are, you’ll hear about it, and no doubt continue to grumble outwardly, but there will be a secret smile in there somewhere, too.

  11. Alondro says:

    *Charline de Lyon nods sagely* Yes, the gods do take a lot. I, for instance, take people’s souls. >:9

  12. PerfesserBear says:


    Large tomes also make good defensive weapons. Strategically placed, they create a tripping hazard for pursuers. Multi-volume sets are effective too; they scatter, also causing slipping hazards. Highly effective against Gnole attacks.


  13. the dark ferret says:

    And so the countdown begins…

  14. Niall says:

    Well, I think Statue just paid Digger an extremely high compliment there.

  15. Barry says:

    I read that, at first, as “Large tomatoes also make…”

    This threw me for a moment, because I had no idea why you would be discussing vampiric fruit in the current context.

  16. Ganesh is one of my favorite characters. He’s wise in a big picture sort of way. I know that’s not enough for a certain Wombat right now. Later when Digger is not so close to the issue she may find herself agreeing with a certain stone elephant..

  17. Gramina says:

    I want Murai’s story. …I find I want it, actually, even more than I do Shadowchild’s. Which is a lot.

  18. slywlf says:

    Seems like the gods are also taking a lot for granted. They better hope Murai’s youthful idealism holds up through her coming trials so she has not only the courage and sense earned in this adventure, but also the continued will and enthusiasm to push that fulcrum the right way.

  19. WafflesToo says:

    I REALLY don’t think Digger is in the mood for “big picture” right now. She’s hurt, and everyone she knows is leaving her it seems.

    Still, once again though, Bone Claw Mother was right; if she hadn’t shooed Digger out of the bedroom when she had then she would’ve missed seeing Murai altogether.

  20. Faranior says:

    @PerfesserBear: and don’t forget their usefulness when it comes to block or parry an attack ;P

  21. TekServer says:

    Yeah, gods take too much. But consider the alternative – if gods give too much, people get lazy and dependent. NOT a good situation.

    It’s a delicate balance to maintain, even for gods …


  22. @ Slywlf. Well what do you expect from an elephant made out of rock? Oh, you said Granted, well that changes things.

  23. Lissy says:

    Or you could consider the trials that the gods have placed on her as opportunities for her to increase. All her suffering is crafting her into a stronger and greater person. If she didn’t go on that mission and end up with a god in her head, she’d just be another “rank-and-file” veiled.

  24. Veritas says:

    @Duckwhisperer – Actually, I’m pretty sure Boneclaw Mother said, just before Digger emerged from the depths, that the statue of Ganesh was carved out of WOOD…

  25. BunnyRock says:

    @Duckwhisperer and @Veritas he has described himself as being made of both wood and stone at various different points, so lets say a composite, with some structural elementsof stone covered in wood for the more delicate bits. Or via versa.

    I think it’s a good policy Ganesh has taken: people learn from hard choices, sometime hard mistakes, and after all they’ve been thought to get those experiences, they have to go out and put them to work in the world. Preferably for good, but that is always when these bits get hardest.

    Speaking of epic mistakes, inflicting your works on the world and unintentional door-stops, I just gave in to my inner Fangirl and tonight finished a 45,587 word Digger fanfic, And I have no clue if it sucks or not (or more precisely, being fanfic how badly and in what ways it sucks) being English and therefor inherently insecure and self-loathing (but I’ve got a sexy accent so swings and roundabouts) I suspect it’s horribly flawed, but I have no clue because if I could see the flaws, they won’t be there would they?, So now I:

    A, think my brain has melted. If you ever find yourself awake at 0300 saying to yourself “I wonder how much innuendo a teenage/twenty-something Boneclaw would use in her every-day language” GO TO SLEEP THEN AND THERE! Use chloroform if necessary!

    B, need somewhere to display it where people who have read Digger and so will be able to correctly gauge just how badly my writing sucks can read it and suggest improves/flame my fangirl buttocks off. It’s on my website at the moment, but my site is horribly broken, and i don’t feel comfortable posting a link to it here because insane and destructive to the general wellbeing of those incautious enough to click on them (I’m looking at YOU tv tropes) the links posted in these comments have always been in the past, they’ve always stopped short of actual fanfic. Heh, I guess some Tropes ARE True


  26. @BunnryRock then I definitely wouldn’t take that for wood/stone conglomerate.

  27. BunnyRock says:

    A lagomorph/stone conglomerate could be fun…

  28. slywlf says:

    Duckwhisperer – good one 😉
    BunnyRock – OK – is it fun??? 😉

  29. The unclean one says:

    It’s been one hell of a ride……….hope the last comic is #799 XD

    “Goes to listen to Europe’s greatest hit”

  30. CJ says:

    After Digger ended, I reread the whole thing. Now it’s however many months later and I’m rereading it again and I just started crying again at this page, though it’s been coming since “Name is Ed!” It’s the line about Murai standing on the fulcrum of the world that got me.