Comic 67 - Stick User
12th Nov 2017, 11:12 PM in By the Horns
Stick User
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This page took a while, and I'm not real happy with it. I'll get better at combat scenes eventually!
User comments:
DocMesa edit delete reply
DocMesa
Goddamn, that last panel looks like it smarts. D:
Bellar edit delete reply
Bellar
Is this until one yields or is there a point system?
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They didn't specify, but they don't usually use a points system.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Tia should have stuck to brawling, she's not a very good stick user.
Still, I bet she gets to play with all the sticks. :D

Next page, Tia is worried about the dress ?
cattservant edit delete reply
cattservant
Whack-a-Tia!
Cor (Guest) edit delete reply
I've really enjoyed reading all three of your comics/graphic novels and I particularly love the color work in this one. I was wondering though, if, instead of a solid black edge and a solid brown tint to illustrate the arc of the wooden bokken, you would overlay a transparency gradient from 100% at the top of the arc through to 0% at the blade. Would this improve your satisfaction with the page?
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No, that's a relatively small detail. There's a lot of stuff I don't like about this page.
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
I'm so glad you aren't a perfectionist! Even if you aren't 100% happy with the page, you are willing to share it (I hope knowing that we will love it regardless of what you don't like). I struggle to share what I do (mostly writing) because I want it to be perfect, which is unreasonable if I want to make any progress.
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I gave up on "perfect" but I still aim for "better".
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
"Deadlines" have a tendency to cure "perfectionism". :)
defo18 edit delete reply
defo18
Amazing
marmelmm edit delete reply
marmelmm
+5 Stick of WHACK!
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I hope you’re happy with bottom left. Well done!
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That's the only one I liked.
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eire1274
You're too hard on yourself! It looks great!

I love how she somehow got the idea preserving the bokken was the goal! "I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm great at it!"
Blitz McGee (Guest) edit delete reply
Love the eye/lip color.

The page looks great overall.

Don't love the last panel. I get (I think) that you are trying to show extremely fast movement, but the solid coloring of the entire "swish" is kinda 'meh" to me.

Thanks again for your awesome work!
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
I'm definitely enjoying the comic so far. I check back here far too often for the next page (not that I want you to rush the pages, I just want to see the next page as soon as I can :P) and given my new dedication to swimming I'm gonna go back and re-read Scrub Diving!
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I'm glad you like it! It'll still be a day or two before the next page is ready, unfortunately.
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
That's okay. I just finished re-reading Scrub Diving. I need to find an Alis. ;)
Passerby (Guest) edit delete reply
When i looked at the combat in this page, i was reminded by Kendo style fights. May i suggest that you look through Kendo fights for refference?
(If this had already been mentioned, i appologise, did not look at the comments for the previous few pages)
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Their real combat styles are not kendo-ish, but when you have a heavy stick, it's gonna feel like kendo.