Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
A confession- I got a little uh, emotionally "moved" when I was sketching this page. I think this is the first thing I ever drew that I actually got kinda choked up about. Just cuz, I dunno, running around like a goof is a big part of childhood and Joseph missed out on a lot of that after his accident. He just looks so relieved that he made it to the tree.
-_- Well, enough of my saccharine sap. I had a lot of fun working on this page though. I originally was considering doing it without any type of border/separation but I think this looks neat. The top four "panels" do work in any order you happen to read them.
I'll see you all again Friday.
P.S.- ***PERSONAL STUFF THAT CAN BE IGNORED***
Because I originally wrote this comment a few days ago. One of my uncles was diagnosed with Stage IV Leukemia about a month ago. The heavy chemotherapy he received seemed to do more harm than good. Last night he went into septicemia and the doctors put him into an induced coma; today an MRI revealed pneumonia as well as spots on his brain indicative of mini-strokes.
Tonight they took him off of the ventilator. He passed away at about 9 p.m. He was a pretty badass dude, I loved him, and I will miss him. In his memory I'm going to share some stories about him in the comments over the next few updates. Still going to maintain a regular update schedule (next week we return to just two a week).
Oh no. I'm really sorry to hear that.My condolences and prayers to your family. :(
Great page, and I agree that the borders look really good :)
@The_Hankerchief: Thanks, Hank. I really appreciate it. Waiting now to hear how things are going to proceed, but the grapevine is kind of segmented so I don't know how promptly we'd be informed of any new plans.
@jolokiapepper97: Thanks, friend! :) It's fun to break from a "normal" page now and then.
Always hard to lose people, but at least he doesn't have to keep suffering. *tight hug*
And Joseph needs to worry less about running, and more about brushing his teeth.
@Ddraigeneth: Thanks <3 Hoping the next week or so will go smoothly.
And lmao XD At least he has all of 'em yet!
Oh, brother, pride will get you.
"Yeah. Take that, you giant bag of dicks. I made it to the TREE. Yeah. First. Oh God. My life is now pain. And will be for hours. Showed YOU."
@Dominic: That is definitely the exact train of thought going on right now. Stubbornness can be a great motivator to overcome physical pain...
Re personal issues: this is still tough to hear even knowing it was a year ago. :(
Re comic: i love your use of red here. You did a great job conveying the emotion and the struggle.
@Bluezilla: Thanks & thanks <3 It was strange this Memorial Day because I realized that the last Memorial Day barbecue was the last time I ever saw him :(
I'm glad you like the look of the page!! Looking back on it there's things I would probably change- perhaps darken the red a bit so there's more contrast- but on the whole I'm still pleased with it :)
I wonder if the triumph is worth the physical pain but from what I know of Joseph... I bet it is!
And aw man, I know it was a year ago but I'm sorry about your uncle. :( It's tough losing people you care about and really sad that when it comes to big health-related decisions there's often no knowing how it'll go until it's already done.
@Oly-RRR: Hahahaha you've come to know him well!!
And thanks. It was a really rough patch right in the middle of the summer. Combined with my at-the-time unemployment and other factors it was just a period of shitty feelings all over the place. It was weird, like within the span of a few months I was at the funeral home really unnaturally frequently. Ironically enough, this uncle was the one funeral I didn't attend- not for dramatic reasons, it just happened to unfold that way.
@mitchellbravo: Aw... :[ It seems that sometimes nearly everything bad that can happen happens together, like one thing isn't enough. Tough times.
This part really reminds you that they're not boys anymore.