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Akois wrote: »
Looking at the story so far I have the feeling that when the kids are long enough in the camp they turn into cats before becoming adults, and this is the place were they feel drawn to when the time comes, deep in the forest. Looking at the weird kid from a couple of panels ago, he has pointy ears and his eyes are glowing yellow (sort of how cats's eyes glow to light reflexion); and his overall behavior of shoes-obsession and phrase repeating, like when small babies are learning to talk, awfully reminds me of how cats act when they are little kitties. "They make my hand sweaty" line makes me think of how cats can only sweat through their paws. He's remembered as the first kid in the camp because all the kids before him has already turned into cats and he's in the process. Also, look at those empty kid clothes! And the skull is probably some sort of cross-reference as other commenters suggest. Either that or they desintegrate and from the ashes of their bodies the cats are reborn, and the skull is this process; and the kid is a some sort of gremlin, or just really ugly. The whole comic is probably just a visual poem of what happens to the kids the world doesn't want.
I hope my brainfart didn't give you a headache.