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Comic 7 - Welcome, Freshmen, To Hell

Welcome, Freshmen, To Hell

Author Notes:

Aethix 22nd Jun 2011, 9:53 PM Edit Delete
Aethix
Yes, I went there. I had originally conceived the name "Jack" for the character without a last name, and when it came time to give him a last name, I figured "sure, why not?"

Also worth noting, despite not requiring uniforms the school (which will be named in the next comic) is privately owned. The girl in question is, in fact, violating the school's dress code, and will soon find out just why that is a very bad idea. Also, two of the three characters standing next to Louise in the background will make appearances in future comics. Which one will not be reappearing is something else that will be made apparent in the next comic.
Aethix 5th Jul 2011, 8:32 PM Edit Delete
Aethix
We are suffering from some severe schedule slippage at the moment. It's really quite infuriating. I took a week off from updating the comic to work on this new layout, but now it seems my tablet has stopped working properly, so I have to get a new one. It was kind of a cheap POS to begin with, so I'm going to take this opportunity to get something of higher quality, anyways.

Bleh.
Aethix 6th Jul 2011, 8:29 PM Edit Delete
Aethix
Another update: my new tablet is expected to arrive by July 15th. So I can resume working on the comic then. Misc Error will continue, I've put way too much effort into this, most recently the new layout, to just let it die.
Aethix 16th Oct 2011, 1:20 AM Edit Delete
Aethix
Good news for anybody viewing this! After this horribly long, unplanned hiatus, I'm going to, with 99% 100% certainty, have a new comic up this Tuesday.

Comments:

view 22nd Jun 2011, 10:42 PM Edit Delete Reply
view
You keep choosing very challenging backgrounds and blocking! That's good for your artistic growth, but it does mean that you can't hide your weaknesses. For example, the tile floor here is extremely unforgiving both in terms of not having a unified vanishing point and being at a different angle than the people standing on it.

This is probably something you'll have to get used to not getting right, though: good composition is arguably the hardest of all artistic skills. As long as you work to improve, you'll get very impressive very quickly. Just making the attempt already makes this comic more immersive than most others, which just use a blank background.

I really like the "noise" in the background - the four characters reacting and moving from panel to panel. Details like that really punch everything up and give the whole thing a dynamic, living feel, even over just two panels.

The last complaint is simple: the inside of his trench coat should show between his legs.

By the way, I assume you've seen Dr. Strangelove. If not, you now should.
Aethix 24th Jun 2011, 4:10 PM Edit Delete Reply
Aethix
I can't believe I forgot to draw the back of his jacket again. That's a nasty habit to forget a thing like that. Anyways, I've seen Dr. Strangelove, which is where I got the idea. I even referenced it in the alt text.
Kai Faydale 18th Aug 2011, 4:37 PM Edit Delete Reply
Kai Faydale
I've done the same thing with Sparky's lab coat in my comic, but i usually panic and fix it the moment anyone says anything. thank God that we can edit posts.
view 22nd Jun 2011, 11:09 PM Edit Delete Reply
view
Oh, I never remember to read the alt text. Well, as long as you've seen it!
Max 29th Jun 2011, 12:26 AM Edit Delete Reply
Max
LOL that kids makin' a move xD
Loungegecko 9th Jul 2011, 12:31 AM Edit Delete Reply
Loungegecko
Pretty darn funny
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