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Reply mitchellbravo, July 29th, 2013, 4:15 pm

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).


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply The_Hankerchief, July 31st, 2013, 1:38 am

Oh no. I'm really sorry to hear that.My condolences and prayers to your family. :(

Reply jolokiapepper97, July 31st, 2013, 9:36 am

Great page, and I agree that the borders look really good :)

Reply mitchellbravo, July 31st, 2013, 1:42 pm

@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.

Reply Ddraigeneth, July 31st, 2013, 2:02 pm

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.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 31st, 2013, 2:36 pm

@Ddraigeneth: Thanks <3 Hoping the next week or so will go smoothly.

And lmao XD At least he has all of 'em yet!

Reply Alesxei (Guest), August 1st, 2013, 6:15 am

lulz

It's Wreck-It-Ralph

Reply mitchellbravo, August 1st, 2013, 10:17 am

@Alesxei: HAHAHAHA

Reply Dominic (Guest), October 30th, 2013, 6:27 am

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."

Reply mitchellbravo, October 30th, 2013, 10:58 am

@Dominic: That is definitely the exact train of thought going on right now. Stubbornness can be a great motivator to overcome physical pain...

Reply Bluezilla, June 3rd, 2014, 12:34 am

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.

Reply mitchellbravo, June 3rd, 2014, 2:30 pm

@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 :)

Reply Oly-RRR, July 27th, 2014, 11:03 am

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.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 27th, 2014, 11:44 am

@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.

Reply Oly-RRR, July 27th, 2014, 12:21 pm

@mitchellbravo: Aw... :[ It seems that sometimes nearly everything bad that can happen happens together, like one thing isn't enough. Tough times.

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 15th, 2014, 1:15 pm

This part really reminds you that they're not boys anymore.


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