Comic 325 - Ran

10th Jun 2012, 7:02 PM in Bouillabaisse
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view 10th Jun 2012, 7:02 PM edit delete
Saw an artist I liked inking her comic. I was like "IS THAT HOW YOU INK? How can you be that patient? My inking is like BLIPBLIPBLIP DONE."

Of course, her art's better than mine, so I guess you get what you pay (time) for.

Geekprime's icon: Headless critters are hard to make look good.


Greeb 10th Jun 2012, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Actually, I guess whatever is left of the organic matter would make fairly excellent soil, wouldn't it?
view 10th Jun 2012, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Well, it would turn into rich soil when populated by bacteria.
JasperWB 10th Jun 2012, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
I like the eye-in-panel in the last...panel. That is what it is, right?

And your art looks fine inked. It only ever gets a little iffy when you're drawing people or objects that are distant to the "camera" and have to be drawn smaller than normal. And then I think the only way to fix that is using a different pen or drawing them bigger and shrinking them.

Yeah I know, I don't know shit about drawing.
Valatar 11th Jun 2012, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
No, it's her whole head, chibified and blushing.
pancake 10th Jun 2012, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
just out of curiosity, which artist was it?
view 10th Jun 2012, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Amanda Lafrenais
FAKEFAKE 10th Jun 2012, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Wow, she looks pretty, when she is angry.
JasperWB 10th Jun 2012, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Mmmmmm hmmmm.
ravenor78 10th Jun 2012, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Tits or GTFO...
Sheela 10th Jun 2012, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
What is that thing in the last panel ?
Gretel's eye ?
view 10th Jun 2012, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
Ehhh, a failed attempt to put a little inset of Gretel blushing. Oh well.
ravenor78 10th Jun 2012, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
It's not that hard to see is it? I got it the first time.
JasperWB 10th Jun 2012, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I guessed it! It's not failed. Though I think I've become invisible. Again.
view 10th Jun 2012, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
You guessed it was an eyeball. I didn't feel like correcting you...
JasperWB 10th Jun 2012, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
An eye. Gretel's eye/face thing.
Guest 10th Jun 2012, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
I got it right away but it does look weird since her face is shaped differently than usual there.
elfolampo 11th Jun 2012, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
I think the main problem is... that Gretel has a round, featureless face, with a round, featureless eye in the middle. So we have a circle, with a smaller circle inside, with an even smaller circle inside. Also, it's pretty small in that panel.

Overall, my first impression was that it was something sitting at the side of the pool, but from context, given that it has a balloon, and the only other character in the scene is Gretel, it was pretty obvious that it was her.

It's probably just that we recognize something as a face from some features (a mouth, a nose, two eyes, hair, a neck, a somewhat oval shape) of which very few appear on Gretel's in that cut-in.
Guest 10th Jun 2012, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Noooo I hope she doesn't give up on Jim. I love that relationship dynamic.
GeekPrime 11th Jun 2012, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
Thanks much for the avatar, view. I like it - looks a bit angry which, unfortunately, is usually me...
JasperWB 11th Jun 2012, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
So I had a bizarre dream that some kind of mutated human octopus hybrid emerged from the lake here as a result of the first apocalypse and this most recent accident with the spider tank and became a threat so massive it brought about a second apocalypse in the town that could not be contained no matter what was done. Mary was actually the hero who saved the day finally with help from the town kids like Gretel and Elvis. Tons of carnage and unknown characters fell at this creature and it was all in your black and white drawing style but animated.

A truly trippy experience. It was one of the better story driven dreams I've had in some time. Like a kick ass B-movie from your world.
cattservant 11th Jun 2012, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Oh my, Gretel's ship is docking. She's either going to learn to fish or master baiting!
CyberSkull 21st Jun 2012, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
That blush is adorable!