As darkness threatens to engulf all life, the universe cries out for a champion with a pure heart. But they'll have to settle for schoolgirl June Summer. With the help of her friends and her mentor, a winged bunny, June will battle monsters, struggle to maintain a normal school life, and occasionally watch television. Hey, even heroines need a little downtime. -A Magical Girl Parody. Updates Wednesdays!
February 19th, 2014, 2:00 pm
Reply melaredblu, January 22nd, 2014, 12:41 am
Well, the results of the poll are in! I'll be making some bonus art depicting the results shortly. In the meantime, only three people announced themselves, so guess what? Three cameos! Any from M9Girls!, Jane from The Demon Archives, and Edison from Groovykinda are visiting in Elysium today. Too bad today hasn't been a good day in Elysium.
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Reply GroovyKinda, February 19th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Just wait till he gets the plumber's bill.
Reply NitztheBloody, February 19th, 2014, 4:38 pm
I like the design for the king (prince?) too. He looks a lot like a flustered, struggling, but ultimately well-intended bureaucrat. Based on first impressions alone, it makes me trust him more.
Reply hipopotamo (Guest), February 19th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Somehow Leopold's expression and facial structure allows us to relate to his bunny self, or am I deluding myself?
I see where Leopold perfected his hangdog look. And we've been so long in the grayscale universe that color is a welcome shock.
This is a gorgeous page. After so many pages in monochrome, it's such a treat to see full, glorious color!
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 12:18 am
@GroovyKinda: The beard makes it a bit easier. I didn't have to draw below the chin.
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 12:19 am
@NitztheBloody: He's a king (his name is Brunswick, by the way). And yes, I wanted his appearance to be more business-like as opposed to being decked out like the Burger King mascot. I'm glad you like how he turned out.
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 12:21 am
@hipopotamo: Well, they both have long ears, so...
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 12:25 am
@Delta-v: I'm glad you like those comics too! They're really something, aren't they? Of course, one of those ladies is also from the comic responsible for you following this comic in the first place.
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 12:29 am
@aerox95: I can't even tell you how much I missed color! And I had some fire under me this time, because I shared one of my colored pages on the Critique the Above Page thread on SJ. The reaction was pretty lukewarm overall and among other things, they said the coloring was just "okay". Which I took as challenge because I'm a stubborn cuckoo. It helps having excellent colorists like you to get examples from, though.
Reply GroovyKinda, February 20th, 2014, 1:56 am
@melaredblu: Aw, thank you! I still can't get hair right.
@melaredblu: Oh, THANK you! I was hoping for an opening, and you fed me a straight line to end all straight lines, a regular hanging curve ball. You see, since I found you through GroovyKinda, and them through you, that makes him (Drum roll, please)*Brudddddddddddd* THE GRANDPA! *BaDum, Pssssh* Hee, hee, hee. Thank you.
@GroovyKinda: Lady Edison Lighthouse, Dutchess of Barleycorn.
Reply GroovyKinda, February 20th, 2014, 1:40 pm
@Delta-v: Get off my lawn!
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 1:52 pm
@Delta-v: The page the critic was talking about was from chapter four when the coloring was less good, so thet had a point.
Reply melaredblu, February 20th, 2014, 1:55 pm
@GroovyKinda: Oh good, I'm glad the source of the dialog is clear! And yes, I just couldn't resist bringing up the cake batter again. Note the title of this chapter.
Reply melaredblu, February 21st, 2014, 12:12 pm
@Hjels: We should all work together and start a movement over the media espousing the virtues and supremacy of wordplay as a source of humor. Then we could be pundits.
Reply GroovyKinda, February 21st, 2014, 3:06 pm
@melaredblu: He's just a jealous half-baked green-eyed monster. Thinks he's so much batter than us. Frosting you know, he'll be mixing us up, baking a fool of himself. Spatula best you can do pal? What a flourpuss.
Reply melaredblu, February 22nd, 2014, 12:28 am
@GroovyKinda: That puncoction takes the cake. I don't think I can top it.
Reply GroovyKinda, February 22nd, 2014, 3:51 pm
@melaredblu: Then let's talk about how the slanted panel bottoms create a cascading effect that really takes your eye through the comic, ending with the four bottom panels.
Reply melaredblu, February 22nd, 2014, 5:41 pm
@GroovyKinda: Oh, I wish I could say that was all on purpose. Truth is, it's just a happy accident. The only thing that's definitely intentional is the slanted panels, which I almost always do now. Rectangles just feel too artificial and static for me, at least in this comic. I like the implied motion of slightly titlted panels and the tilts go even more extreme in many action shots.