April 17, 2012
The Shark Pit: a nickname for the St. Louis jail. As St. Louis has been under martial law for some time, the jail is run by the military police or, in times of budget woes, the lowest-bidding military contractor -- neither of whom have proved particularly gentle in their handling of prisoners. A policy of paying per inmate means the jail is always packed, and the administration is notoriously careless about things like separating light offenders from the hard cases. Insofar as there is a good place to go to jail, St. Louis isn't it.
The Spiderforest Comic of the Week this week is Chirault! The forests of Chirault are dangerous places even when you haven't been shrunk to the size of a child's doll by wayward magic. If you have, well, falling in with a demon-hunter who's willing to let you ride on his shoulder is probably your best choice. Even if the demon-hunter is a demon himself. And if the demons he hunts are growing inexplicably larger and more dangerous....
Chirault is an enchanting mix of cute and epic -- it's a comic I was reading before I ever joined Spiderforest, and I was delighted to find out it was one of the comics accepted at the same time I was. Go! Read!