Comic 62 - 062

14th Jul 2011, 10:14 PM in 2
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view 14th Jul 2011, 10:14 PM edit delete
This page was a nightmare. Not only does it have loads of characters from awkward angles, I've also had a hard time working as realty agents barge into my office continually, without knocking.

Anyway, buncha new super-minor characters you'll never see again, and Miwa steadily getting irritated by the interruptions. The page is not very well designed for a single-page-a-day release, it doesn't really work well unless you read it with the next page right after.


duLapel 14th Jul 2011, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
Popular girl amongst the human and robo-folk… o.Ô

I wonder if she has the same rapport with the octopi? I'm guessing not...
view 14th Jul 2011, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Naw, there's only one landwalker octopi right now, and he basically hangs out with Carol.
kill3st 15th Jul 2011, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
As she was swarmed, smothered even, by the affections of her low class followers, Miwa, the queen of the damned felt her insatiable ire rising, bubbling inside like a great, long-dormant volcano, about to spew forth its violent eruption, destroying all those that dared interfere, nay, even pass in between her and the object of her desire...
view 15th Jul 2011, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
She's not a monster!
kill3st 15th Jul 2011, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
No, but I can feel her frustration...
Suicide King 15th Jul 2011, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
Not sure if you're interested in this sort of critique, but panel 6 could use a little work. Something goes wrong with Miwa's upper torso, seems too wide.
view 15th Jul 2011, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
Every panel on this page sucks.
Suicide King 15th Jul 2011, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Eh, don't think so. There is a nice, clear progression in Miwa's expression/mood so it works. Only one where there is a noticeable "error" in the art is panel 6.
JasperWB 15th Jul 2011, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Don't say that they all suck! Panel five is great. It's you doing what you do best, facial expressions and faces in general!
Shadowstitch 15th Jul 2011, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
I like the angles and body language.
Those are hard things to combine and play with simultaneously.
view 15th Jul 2011, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that and having so many people on panel at once made this page stupid hard. The interruptions made it meh.
Archduke 15th Jul 2011, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Good pages. Too bad we had to say goodbye to Carol, she looked interesting, what with her robot buddies.

Also, excuse my poor memory, but I don't remember you describing why Miwa is filthy rich? Does Jianguo really make that much or were her local contributions very 'interested'?
view 15th Jul 2011, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
I've never outright said it, but if you look back at her introduction, you'll see they have a koi pond. In a desert.

Jianguo is the wetlands expert, and is fundamental to the success of the farms east of the river.
kill3st 16th Jul 2011, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Miwa's friends with these people, even though she's filthy rich and they're very poor, and she lives outside of town while they live right in the middle of it. That's because she's done a lot of the park management as applied ecological theory lessons.
view 16th Jul 2011, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
I think he meant I'd never said it IN COMIC.
duLapel 15th Jul 2011, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
First (and I don't wish to break your little self-deprecating artistic heart), there is nothing wrong with panel 6! It is a dynamic scene with "Marvin-bot" and twisting and thrusting doesn't produce the same waist silhouette as standing straight (see olympic gymnasts for reference). Any crudity in the drawing is part of your minimalist style for this graphic-story. If you've studied the comic-book process at all (and I'm sure you have by your skill), you would make one hell of a penciler and writer.

Suicide King and JasperWB are right… expressions, and body language are superb and clearly convey the progression of mood.

No… you aren't at the level of John Byrne of Bernie Wrightson, but you have the potential. I see the improvements and am cheering you on…

I've blathered enough… *gushing mod off*
view 15th Jul 2011, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
No, panel 6 is clearly incorrect, with an offcenter neck and super-wide shoulders.
Nurrah 15th Jul 2011, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
*beats on view with a small bunch of daisies*

There.. feel better? Many of us are horridly hard on ourselves while other's can't find the fault.

I think you're doing great, and getting better still :)
Lysander 30th Dec 2012, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
I'm slightly confused but fairly sure I can figure it out with further reading, but I thought I should ask anyway. Mary mentions a ten-year gap. Some of the characters behave or make comments like they've shot from early teens to adulthood in a brief time. Is there some kind of growth-acceleration going on?