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3rd Jul 2011, 9:22 PM in 2
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view 3rd Jul 2011, 9:22 PM edit delete
Miwa's skin tone varies from "quite dark" to "vaguely tan" depending on the vagaries of my spraycan. That and because I can't go very dark without making the panel muddy. How dark varies from panel to panel.

Fun fact: one of the researchers that cures cancer is named Shota Miwa, and Miwa's named after him. Since you don't name a girl "Shota", she's named "Miwa". Like Harrison Ford, all her names are family names.

Her optic camo shirt is super-weird in panel 1...


Nurrah 3rd Jul 2011, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Last few days I've decided main dude is rather pleasing on the eyes.
view 3rd Jul 2011, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Well, good!
Nurrah 3rd Jul 2011, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
XD It was a little rough transitioning to this from the HF comic for me, so I was a little reserved at first.

I like your style and humour though, and the fact that he's pretty without being girly.
view 3rd Jul 2011, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
It's always rough to go from one comic to another, even if you think they're both good.
jst56strong 4th Jul 2011, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
i still mis cheer
view 4th Jul 2011, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
It's still there, go ahead and read it as much as you want. It won't be upset!
JasperWB 4th Jul 2011, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
You know Jim's reaction here on this page almost reminds me of a great example of my stupid antics in the real world. Way back in middle school I had a girl jump on my back much in the same manner. Instead of acting calm like he did, I bent backward and rolled my shoulders knocking her off and onto the concrete ground. My comment was similar to his. Similar being I yelled "What are you, four?" at her as everyone around me called me an ass. I didn't grasp why anyone would jump on my back and needless to say it never happened again.

Since that day, I've had strained relations with women. I'm glad Jim is not like me. Always be a Jim, never a JasperWB.
view 4th Jul 2011, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Jim's a lot more docile. He gets jumped on a surprising amount, such as on page four.
WhiteAier 4th Jul 2011, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, girl here, and I only jump on people when they know I'm there/I know they're strong enough not to be toppled by my weight.

I guess in reply to my last comment, I'm glad to hear that Miwa isn't as much of a dick as I initially thought she might be. Though I still don't see myself liking her in the foreseeable future. Just something about her puts me off.
view 4th Jul 2011, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
That's how you're supposed to feel. I guess most of the audience doesn't notice, though...
JasperWB 5th Jul 2011, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
I'd say I hate that bitch but...well that seemed a bit nasty?
view 5th Jul 2011, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
Your comments are always difficult to understand...
JasperWB 5th Jul 2011, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
I'm not the biggest fan of Miwa like everyone else is but I felt it better to not comment on that. You are saying most people are loving Miwa even though she is probably antagonistic in this story.
view 5th Jul 2011, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
That's clearer, yeah.
Archduke 4th Jul 2011, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
So, the nuanced blush in panel 6...It's just because Miwa feels a bit awkward sitting there on his back, ignored by him and treated like a child by Carol? Or is it because she's turned on/not used to being so close to Jim since years ago?
view 4th Jul 2011, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
duLapel 4th Jul 2011, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
... and here's a noogie for keeping secretes!

I wouldn't have thought that peat would not be common in the arid plains... Coal, yes... but you need marsh for peat... unless they are cultivating their own peat bog... Miwa's father is something if he foresaw the need to create a peat bog for synthetic oil!
view 4th Jul 2011, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
That's pretty much what today's page is about, once I post it.
Merle 24th Sep 2012, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
I wish I had an optic camo shirt now...also, this comic is very confusing, but I think I'll be able to figure out what's going on when I reread it once or twice.
view 24th Sep 2012, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
I've heard it was a bit more confusing than I intended it to be.