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February 25, 2011

Everyone who was waiting for punching, tough luck. You’ll have to settle for a good ol’ Glasgow kiss, as we say around here. One of the first comic pages I actually drew (way back in 2007 now) was of a guy getting headbutted, so this was sort of interesting to draw as a bit of a nostalgia trip. And this time round it looks way better, which is always a plus.

As a small heads up: I’m trying to build a buffer right now and spectacularly failing (this is Wednesday’s update, posted on Thursday night, herp derp) since in about a week my boyfriend is visiting from New Zealand and dammit, I don’t want to have to spend most of my time drawing while he’s here.

Normally I wouldn’t blether about this sort of thing here, but if it comes down to it I may have to slow down or stop updates for the two weeks he’s in Scotland. I usually prioritise the comic quite highly in my life, but we only get to see each other every six months or so, and some things are just more important. Sorry, guys.

(Edit: Secretly changed the page so no one else thinks this is Galak. I design characters gud.)



32 Comments

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat is that Galak?

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*facepalm* No.

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Surprisingly, Adrianna is capable of breaking the nose of people who aren’t Galak.

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You’re dedication needs a rest at times, I reckon we all appreciate it but you’re private life is important as well.
The Glasgow kiss looks awesome by the way :p

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I love how you’ve done the headbutt here. Awesome sense of pre-action in the middle panel, makes it look like that last panel REALLY hurt.

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Well, I suppose that we can deal with punching with her head if we must. ;) Don’t know who that was, but it looks like it HURT!

Have fun hanging out with your boyfriend. The long-distance thing’s a pain. Don’t blame you a whit for putting him above the comic. We can survive with slow/no updates for a couple weeks. Besides, it’d be a good time to do that reread I’ve been meaning to. :)

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Glad to hear – still working on the buffer, but I suspect I’m not going to have much of anything to show for it. I picked a difficult scene to try and work ahead on, unfortunately. It helps to know I’m not going to get lynched for missing updates, at least. ;)

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No! Must make more comics!!

Actually, if I only got to see my boyfriend every six months I’d ditch whatever else I was doing to spend time with him too. Go for it and have fun!

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That does seem to be the consensus down here in the comments, which in itself makes me happy to be doing this whole webcomic thing. You guys are the best readers. :)

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Really impressive work on all fronts. Since you’ve started the comparison: I’d say given the difference in archive size and thus room for character and story develompent so far, this comic is set to sharing a pedestal with the likes of Phoenix Requiem.

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My compliments to the most precise visualisation of a successfull headbutt. Well-placed too, since Adrianna manages to hit both, his eyebrow and his nose with that attack, rendering one eye blind for quite a time and the whole dude probably uncapable to see anything because of the pain for the next minutes anyways. Way to go.
Ever considered doing artwork for martial arts textbooks?

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Ha! Considering the issues I was being called out on just ten pages ago, I suspect martial arts textbook illustration is not in my future. Cheers, though. :)

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No prob with hiatus. My current wife and I did the long distance thing for a while until I moved out here to Switzerland. I definitely feel for you both there.

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Dang. She’s going to have a large bruise… Hitting people’s faces with your own face *hurts*. Not as much as it hurts them, though. :D

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As long has you make your hard bits impact their soft bits, there shouldn’t be much bruising ;)
It’s when you hit things like teeth that there is a problem. ;)

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Teeth do pose a large problem. Anyway, it looks like she caught his browline, which would definitely cause bruising. Bruising, especially on your face, is not the best way to blend in. I should know, I’ve hit things with my head before…

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I approve of taking time off to see boyfriends. I’ve been in a long distance relationship for almost a year and a half (we both went to the same college, he graduated first) and I prioritize spending time with him above all else.

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Heh! The glasgwegian kiss, on a first date!

The swedes call that a daneskulling. We danes are entirely baffled about that ;)

Even if the squashed nose doesn’t get him, I’d say he’ll have cerebral hemorrhage from that gaze of her’s alone.

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Ah good she knows rules 1 and 2 of using that. Rule 1, as with any blow strike Through, not At. Rule 2 hard to soft, front of skull to cartiledge of nose.

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