First of all, Happy New Year!

Secondly, don’t worry, you didn’t skip a page, this is what Candy saw as soon as she ripped open those bulky laboratory doors last week.

And thirdly, that’s no clone! Peppermint’s genius brain is hard-wired into the body of The Endbringer itself! But why? Moreover, …how?!

Well, since it’s brand new year and I have dodged this question enough times in 2013, I’ll tell you!

Peppermint, the child genius that we know and love, is really a robot! Considering every second thing in this universe is in some way a robot or half-robot (RIP, Burning Fist!) it might not be thaaaat surprising! But there you have it, Peppers is the creation of Spearmint and his late wife. This is also one of the reasons she hasn’t aged at all throughout the storyline so far, while Candy noticeably has. The other reason is that Primordials age much faster than non-robot humans. Y’know, the regular pink-coloured kind.

But wait, calm down! There’s more to Peppermints than meets the eye – you’ll just have to keep reading to find out more about her!

All questions regarding, well, just about eveyrthing will be answered this year as INSTALL, and eventually the entire O.R.I.G.I.N.S story arc, will be blasting ahead at full force before Crazy Sunshine returns to weekly gag strips! There’s a lot in store, so hold on tight, it’s gonna be one heck of a journey!

Thanks to everyone for all your support in 2013, let’s blow 2014 out of the water!

Crazy Sunshine will return on the 22nd January as I am currently back in the UK and with my family for the first time in 4 years! Once I get back to Japan we’ll pick up where this page left off! Until then, feel free to ask me anything on Tumblr or leave a comment below! Have a great holiday, I know I will!

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