KhakiBlueSocks (post: 1265538) wrote:Whoo-Hoo! I'm glad I took a late lunch (It's now 6:24AM...I was supposed to go to lunch at 2:30AM but I had calls to listen to, and a meeting to conduct. It's hard out here for a Leader Intern...) otherwise I would've missed the comic as I go right to bed after getting home. (Well, not RIGHT to bed...I have to watch my anime. Heh.) Anyway, this update is REALLY good! I love the cover art! If there's one thing I love about your artwork is the attention you give to hair and eyes. I did notice that with the cover, Brendan is missing his signature blue tips on his hair. Granted it's in black and white, but normally there's some sort of shadow there that indicates the shading. Is this a character change? Anyway, it looks cool all the same! I have to say, I love the first couple of pages were really moving. You spoke VOLUMES without saying a single word. I really feel what's going on in this scene, it's quite emotional. Once again, your attention to detail is spot-on...right down to the animals on Brendan's pajamas and the tears on his cheeks. Beautiful. The slight blurring is also really cool. I have to say, I love the "beeps" you put in the bottom of the last page and the top of the first page. It's subtle, yet it gets louder just like an alarm clock--coolness. I also love the fact that you went from a really dramatic and dark dream sequence to a funny scene with chibi-Brendan looking for Stick Monkey. Question for you: the battery on Brendan's pajamas--does it react to his emotions or what? It looks like it changed expressions or something...I WANT that shirt! Not much else I can say...wait...there IS one thing I can say... [color=seagreen]EPIC WIN. [/color]
Thanks! For that really in depth comment! It means a lot to me when people care enough to write so much! XD
I was a bit worried about these pages, the entire time I was like "How will my readers react to this? Will they find it stupid? Unrealistic? I asked so many people if stuff like this does happen I did research and everything, XD I feel so horrible about doing that... I really asked friends of mine how they are doing after a few years after divorce. Thankfully, they were comfortable talking about it...
No, it's not a character Change on the Cover page XD. Brendan and Stick Monkey were mostly done with ink...and although I touched Stick Monkey up a bit in photoshop with the coloring, I wanted to Leave Brendan alone a bit. I'm practicing on my inking skills ^^] Love the silent scene. Good call on having no dialogue.
Wow! Thanks so much! I'm glad this scene is going over well... ^^;