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Reply mitchellbravo, October 12th, 2014, 7:04 pm

Aw, Joseph, don't be blue.

And tomorrow's update will draw us to the close of this scene, but not of this chapter, which still has a bunch of loose ends that need laying out and tying.

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Destination:Unknown by Marc Raab

Look at that picture. Just take a moment and look at that image there. That's not even the best image I could have selected from the archive, I just grabbed something fairly recent. Marc Raab is truly the internet king of traditional inks. Destination:Unknown is a deliriously enjoyable and psychedelic comic about a rock music messiah (featured above) and how an average low-down drug addict finds himself caught up in the saga surrounding her. And the plot takes twists and turns all with a joyfully cheeky tone, but good god, that inking. In a previous life, I hope that Raab was a surgeon, with his steadiness of hand and impeccable precision. The characters are always expressive and almost too cool for me to justify looking at them, and everything from foreground to background is rendered with meticulous patterns and various types of hatching, surely taking hours of work a piece but never looking tedious- they come to life brimming with organic beauty few people probably would expect from a webcomic that humbly (and bizarrely, in my opinion) has only a few dozen fans here on SmackJeeves. I recommend this comic quite heartily, as I think the art will impress and astonish anyone who has ever wondered what a tool so simple as a pen upon paper is capable of in the proper hand.

Hope to see you all again tomorrow!


Reply Oly-RRR, October 13th, 2014, 4:47 am

I'm so glad that Joseph has friends that are not only willing to do something like this with him but also aren't discouraged by neither losing (which almost everyone saw coming) nor Joseph being grumpy about losing. Pages like this one feel good. X)

And you know that D:U is on my to-read-properly-from-the-beginning-and-comment list. :D

Reply mitchellbravo, October 15th, 2014, 10:01 am

@Oly-RRR: :D Joseph's more or less the glue that brought them all together and I think they all know at least on a subconscious level that things would be pretty boring without him around, and I think for the most part they go along with his plans not to humor or patronize him but because he has that vigor of life that's appealing to have around, you know?

Ahahahahaha Marc will be so pleased to have you hurricane through!!!! :P

Reply Oly-RRR, October 15th, 2014, 11:53 am

@mitchellbravo: Yeah, definitely! Some people are just magnetic like that, making even ridiculous stuff fun.

I actually started on it today buuut I had to go have dinner before I could read much and now I have to at least try finish inking the page already. :P SOON!

Reply mitchellbravo, October 29th, 2014, 4:59 pm

@mraab: You're very welcome :) Each word of it is well-deserved, and I think that's an objective fact. :P

And thank you, thank you, thank you :D My characters do seem, from my perspective, imbued with different aspects of myself, so I am glad that they come across as unique and individual. I'm certainly not the most hardworking or effective artist, and I've never been a strong hand at plot/action-heavy narratives, so my characters get whatever strengths I do have as a creator, it seems. It really warms my heart to hear that others feel positively about them as I do.

Thank you so much for reading my comic and leaving these comments for me. As I mentioned earlier, sorry it took so long to get back to you- I read them when you first posted them and have kind of nested on my eggs for a while, mostly out of the depressive stagnation I mentioned on the forums. But today I am in a much better place than yesterday, and while I don't anticipate accomplishing huge strides at the moment, I feel content enough to pick up a pencil again and do *something,* though it's still uncharted. :)

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 2:42 pm

In the end, they're the winners.
They've realized friendship's more important.

Reply mitchellbravo, December 30th, 2014, 3:27 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: LOL OMG YOU JUST MADE ME THINK OF THIS OLD PAGE: http://loudera.smackjeeves.com/comics/1229098/2-16-grand-finale-finally/


Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 3:50 pm

@mitchellbravo: I honestly did think of that page, and wondered if I should go look for it! But, hey there it is! No one can navigate a comic better than the author.

Reply mitchellbravo, December 30th, 2014, 4:45 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: This is hilarious. My subconscious is a better writer than I am...

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