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Comic 75 - Page 73
14th Jun 2015, 11:00 AM
Page 73
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Author Notes:
Skweeee edit delete
Hello, Hello!!!!

I've been so slow lately. I've even had some time to catch up. I working hard to try and get back whatever momentum I had before. It's hard because for whatever reason, I'm very easily derailed by springtime activities, ie. garden and yard work, work, and retirement administration stuff. What's frustrating is that before I could still make pages in spite of work, but lately I just want to play video games and watch movies...

Does anyone else ever have to deal with this?

Fortunately I pretty much have all the layouts for the upcoming pages already done. I'm still confident that I can get back on track and start producing like I was before. (smiley faced emoticon with sweaty forehead goes here)

Welp, now I'm off to go try and visit as many of my favorite CF comics as I can. Talk to you soon!

User comments:
TheD-Wrek edit delete reply
*pauses the Wii U (playing Splatoon)* I know that feel bro. XD

Great looking page though! Looking forward to more as always. :D
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha ha! Hi D!!

Yeah, now all the E3 news has got me drooling.

Thanks, I slowly but surely working on the next page.
Travis edit delete reply
I've been off the video games for a bit, but I've got the itch.... I figure the next call of Duty will give me the DT's
Skweeee edit delete reply
You appear to struggle in the same ways I do with games. I'll be good for months, but then I'll binge. Usually in the fall when a bunch of games will be coming out.
Ninabird edit delete reply
She may say her powers are of little use, but *I'm* sure glad she's there!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Nina!!!

Lili is there, but one has to wonder what she thought she might do. Or is she there to just to record the event.
demcleod edit delete reply
Yay, it's good to see you, Pierre! It has been a while but that's expected with being so busy. It's totally cool. Video games and watching movies is well worth it. It's good to relax a little. :-)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey thanks, Dwayne!

You are so right about relaxing. Sometimes doing those nerdy things that I like, actually gets me excited to work on my comics.
Seabiscuit edit delete reply
Yay Skweeee!:D

I have total faith in Donnie...Hopefully that turns out well!:D
(Wow I love those thought bubbles!)

I know what you mean, though; it seems like when you have more time, you feel less like working on stuff like pages. Amazing!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Yay It's Ocean-Cookie!!!!!

Yep, it's time to see what Donnie has up his sleeve.

The thought bubbles and word balloons I do on Manga studio.

Thank you friend!
Amalockh1 edit delete reply
"Lately I just want to play video games and watch movies..."

I know that feeling, Skweeee...I know it very well...
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Amalockh1!!!!

You are so right! I suspect most of us on comicfury have a weakness for video games, science fiction/fantasy movies and television shows. Aaarrgh! There so much cool stuff out there and so little time to experience it all.
shinka edit delete reply
Nice work! Good panels again
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey! Thank you, merci, Shinka!!
chris-tar edit delete reply
I love your ability to create scenery and set the tone of the situation with it.
You have got such a gritty, flavorful style. I am thrilled to see another update in this epic story and as always look forward to more.
I am very glad and envious of your upcoming retirement, but boy you must have really earned it.
Until later. Peace.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Chris-tar!!!

Thank you very much, that means a lot. It makes me happy that you are enjoying my little comic.

Peace to you, Bro!
Clanjack Farlo edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
Aw, yeah, Piper's Song in the subscriptions tab!
I hope Donnie knows what he's doing, too!
And I know what you're talking about when you mention those distractions. I'm having problems with that now, too, though it's more because of my poor scheduling skills than because of movies and video games (those play a part too, though!).
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello, Clanjack!

Yeah, Donnie appears to be up to his neck in trouble.

I think you are on to something, reference that it may be more of an organizational problem than just a video game habit problem.
Centcomm edit delete reply
wooo new pages! - and man im really worryed about how this is going to play out glad Piper is out of the line of "direct" fire
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Centcomm!!!

Yep Piper is absolutely not prepared for this type of confrontation... yet.
HeSerpenty edit delete reply
OOhhh yaay!! A new page is up!! Oh I'm so nervous/excited for this scene but.... I have a feeling something REALLY sad is gona happen. I hope i"m wrong D': (I'msoprobablynotthoughlol)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey HeSerpenty!!

I'm so pleased that you are enjoying the story! I won't hint at what's coming, but I will say that whatever it is, it's very important.
inky edit delete reply
hooray! i'm happy that you're getting back on track and whatnot. i understand just wanting to play videogames and stuff... that's been happening to me a lot too. it's okay though! completely natural!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Inky!!

Yeah. One cannot be creative all the time without any kind of inspiration: games, comics, movies, shows, ect... You are right about it being natural for comic furies, I think.
Stever edit delete reply
I certainly feel like that sometimes. I usually am really productive and then I hit a wall and get all Blotto and have to work my way past it.
CiciEnixa edit delete reply

It's okay, it does seem like the gaming bug is going around XD Your pages are still lovely as always, and worth the wait. Hope everything goes well for you as much as it will hopefully go well for Uncle and Lili.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Cici!!!!

Thank you friend! Your kind words help a lot. I'm very happy that you're enjoying the story so far. Keep your fingers crossed for the fates of Uncle and Lili!!
radio_mustard_james edit delete reply
I'm loving the Travis Bickle look! Great work as always
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi RMJ!!! 'Taxi Driver' is one of my all time favorite movies. I wonder if I referenced him subconsciously... hmmmm?
zartala edit delete reply
Yay a new page! XD
I hope Donnie knows what he is doing, too!

Playing video games and watching movies is the best time waster. During the academic year I have to basically ban myself from playing video games because I can't video game responsibly... I'll play a game until I'm bored or it's been beaten (without sleeping or other necessities). I've never been good at putting a controller down. On the other hand, though, both video games and movies are relaxation tools and help give the brain a break from all the stresses of the outside world.

Please don't beat yourself up over trying to be productive with your pages! They're always worth the wait! :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Zartala!!!

"I can't video game responsibly" That's me.

Thank you very much for your kind words, friend. They truly do make me feel better. Plus it's such a win for me to read that you are enjoying my comic!!
randomNPC edit delete reply
Yay! Update! :D
I hope Donnie can handle them coz its like 1 versus 10(?) D:
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi RandomNPC!!

You are soon to be introduced to Donnie's combat abilities in the next few pages!
Matt Knab edit delete reply
Matt Knab
At least he's got a little backup.
Sorry for the pun! XD
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha ha ha ha! (wipes tear away) nice.

Thanks Matt. Will Lili make a difference in the outcome??? Stay tuned!!!
Miaubol edit delete reply
Skweeee, so nice to see you're back! :D

And yes, I can so understand the video games/movies thing, we just need this type of break/fun every now and then, no matter how much we enjoy working on comics.

On the comic itself- Uh-Oh, this is totally the silence before the storm now.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Miaubol!!! Thank you!

I've come to the realization that games/movies may have a common thread amongst us all on CF. so at least I'm not alone in that struggle.

Thanks, I'm glad that you're getting that vibe from this page.
DizzasterJuice edit delete reply
Conveniently placed concrete barricade walls means there's going to be some gunfire!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Dizz!!

I think that Donnie knew what he was doing when he decided where to park his car.
zaika edit delete reply
So worth the wait, Skweee!

I'm feeling the same way...all I wanna do is go play out in the sun and catch up on TV shows...

I can't wait to see what's going to happen...kind of nervous for them...
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi there Zaika!!!

Thanks, fellow artist! It's actually kinda encouraging to read that most others here struggle with the same kind of things.

metal meets flesh and bone next page....
moizmad edit delete reply
Love the trains, I gotta start doing more trains, they have a certain "character" image that suggests mystery and intrigue.
No, yes?
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Mo, I agree with you. Trains can inhabit space like a living/breathing thing within the narrative of a story. They can represent so many things and introduce so much nuance to a story's setting. I like drawing railyards as well.
Songgu Kwon edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
It's hard to focus on making comics when there's so much other work that needs doing. And video games... let me tell ya, 2nd only to sleep, video games are a major bane of comic artists!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Songgu!

It's not surprising that many of us on this edge of the artsy spectrum love these types of distractions.
Rd Ashes edit delete reply
Rd Ashes
Your aerial shots are freakin' spectacular! Damn.
That was well worth the wait.

Looks like Don has some company he doesn't know about!
Can't wait to see how this plays out!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Ash!!!!

Those 3/4 bird's eye view shots are from one of my main influences in comics; Moebius aka Jean Giraud.

I'm pleased to know that you're looking forward to how the story will unfold.
sephirencomics edit delete reply
Beautiful page! I love the use of perspective and shadow :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Sephire!!!

I really enjoy making those types of panels.
Outlaw edit delete reply
"Keep Calm and believe in Donnie."

I'm putting that on a t-shirt.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Outlaw!

Awesome T-shirt idea!

It's all hanging on Donnie now...

What'll happen?!?
machinehead edit delete reply
I don't know about them, but my powers always work in the backseat of a car.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Machinehead!!!

Yeah, my powers only work when no-one's looking.
Lt. Dom edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
Sits about to go down!!! I'm so ready. About the video game addiction ... I got nothing. It's a real struggle and I don't know how to combat it.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Dom!!

Yeah, video games... My wife has just discovered don't starve. I'm bringing her food and liquid, so she doesn't starve. There are way worse things to be addicted to. I'll take the game addiction if it were a choice of addictions.
Lt. Dom edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
well when you put it like that...
iggycrypt edit delete reply
No, I never get distracted playing video games and watching movies. You can tell by my consistent update schedule....
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha ha ha! I suspect that this might be a thing on comic fury.
IllustratorMan edit delete reply
Always enjoy observing your camera angles and environments, man.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks man!!!

I struggled with this first panel quite a bit, and in the end I wasn't very happy with the car.
Sleeper edit delete reply
Hey, I'm finally jumping back into reading. I get that random distraction during otherwise quiet times too.

Can't wait to see how this plays out.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Xib!!

I was thinking about you today!!! Yeah, this summer has had me all over the place. Compound that with a healthy dose of laziness and my wife and I deciding to binge watch Game of Thrones... well you know!! I should be posting a new page in the next couple of days though.