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16th Feb 2012, 1:00 AM
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Magravan edit delete
Gah, sorry it's late!

I guess because I've been lettering the comic offline lately, the page default saved to the Temporary Lettered directory as opposed to the shared drive that June and I use.. But the regular, pre-shrunk page was there... As a MASSIVE file. So I'm wondering why CF is taking forever to post the darn thing... it's because I was probably trying to upload a file that was somewhere in the vicinity of 25 megabytes.

So basically the whole thing is entirely my fault (I also got it started late), and I apologize for the mistake...

As for the comic itself, I don't know if this part is really good, or really bad. The fact that Robert addressing him as though he was Thomas gives me the ability to give more information about the dynamics of their relationship, but maybe people think that it's really stupid... I guess that's up to you guys to determine :D

Anyway, apologies again for messing it up tonight. I don't want people to think that we don't take our update schedule seriously. It's very important to us that we try to get the comic updated on time every Monday and Thursday (less concerned about updates on Saturdays), so when I mess things up like this, I feel pretty bad about it.

Hope you forgive me and that we'll see you on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I made art this week! I mean, I really sat down in Photoshop and painted something. It felt amazing, I haven't done anything like that in so long. Would you like to see it? Here is a thumbnail with a link to the real deal.


This picture is 100% 2D (I often do 3D work as well) and it took around 3 days to paint from start to finish.
User comments:
MatthewJA edit delete reply

don't worry about lateness gosh it's wonderful as usual :P
neon5162 (Guest) edit delete reply
ya whats a little bit of cival war between bros ya lol

dont worry bout the updates it all cool im just happy for reg updates i know it takes alot of work and all to do this not that ive ever done it but i know it takes lots of work and skill and whatnot woops started rambeling but to lazy to delete my ramblings lol
L (Guest) edit delete reply
Yeah I mean, I remember when a college friend of mine started an insurrection as a practical joke that went too far. Good times.

@Skrael: Very nice! The level of detail is awesome. She kinda looks like a snow woman to me.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
"Most promising experiment" eh? Had Robert actually looked in on his experiment for a while before the release?
T.Gatto edit delete reply
This reminds me of Disc World.

The Patrician (Lord Vetinari) often started secret socities with the purpose of overthrowing himself, in which he sat as the masked leader. This way he knew who his worst enemies were, kept them bogged down on ineffective plots, and learned his weaknesses from their suggestions. I think it was also his version of fun.

Thomas/John is really doing Robert a favor when it comes down to it.
PhilC edit delete reply
If Robert thinks he's talking to Thomas, maybe he's referring to John as his experiment? Though he may be very much aware he's talking to John. Maybe he's referring to Beth, since she's been sort of rebellious to Robert lately. Or maybe someone else? I'll have to review past strips to look for innocuous secondary characters introduced briefly then forgotten!
Magravan edit delete reply
@MatthewJA - I can't help it! I'm afraid that people are going to think that we just stopped updating :(

@neon5162 - Exactly! Some people turn the drama dial to 11 over the silliest things.

L - Too far, or not far enough? :D

@aok666 - Maaaaybe.

@T.Gatto - Terry Pratchett is awesome. Even reminding you of Disc World is a great accomplishment ;)

@PhilC - It's certainly not meant to be obvious what he means :D

And my son is getting pretty psyched about the idea of making this photocomic. We've settled on our core idea and the majority of the actors, now I just need to write it... It took far longer than I thought to come up with something though, I applaud your inventiveness and originality with regards to the medium :D
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Thank you, L!
PhilC edit delete reply
Very cool, thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
I think John is entitled to some healing. Someone cast curaga. Or better yet give him a strange green liquid of unknown consistency! (hopes someone sees what i did thar)
Magravan edit delete reply
@PhilC - Me too :)

@model S - I think he'd rather avoid all green stuff :P
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
Haha. i know right? But potions are usually red or green.
Magravan edit delete reply
Or blue, if you're inclined for mana / powers of some sort. Mainly I'm thinking Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past :)
CarlRedifi edit delete reply
That is one lovely snow girl ^^ Great work on that piece!

Wonder where this is going, now that Thomas/John Gots teh memories O.o
Magravan edit delete reply
This is definitely John :) I don't want people even more confused ;)