you're gonna hate me for this, but on the first read, i thought the speechbubble was somehow a talking fart. did a doubletake and read it correctly. hard to say why i saw it that way at first, must have been the positioning. looking at it though, the only other place to put the bubble would have been below the figures.
i'm digging it. especially the really subtle changes in skin tone. awesome work.
Hm...Very interesting thing you've got going here...what with the slight gradients to the skin, the not-too-solid white outlines, and the positioning of your characters. Yet...I'm curious. So much so that...I think I'll ask you a question, and then hope for an answer. Or a reply. Or a rock to the face. Whatever. I'm not picky. Moving on-
I've read your comic, "Plume", traced it back to here, and have decided to say that I do quite like it. In fact, I could probably break out the exploding confetti, pop open a bottle of fizzy-juice, and let loose the horde of line-dancing leprechauns while I do a whole spiel on what I like in particular about your comic. But, for now, I'm going to refrain from doing that -- I'd probably be pushing my ever-abused luck -- and I'm going to instead go ahead and ask you that question I mentioned earlier before I let my hands stray too much on the keyboard. I warn you though, the question is a bit random, and...why haven't I shut up yet?
...Oh yeah. The question.
Well...Alright. Here goes: ...What sort of time period does "Plume" take place exactly? It doesn't have to been one that complies to a realistic standard, as a six-hundred years old man bound to a locket dictates that "HERE BE FICTION, PROCEED WITH CAUTION." Yet...At one point, it seemed like an old western sort-of period that was occurring, at another, like a cross between Victorian style and southern values, but then, I went back to the very first panel of the very first page to see that shiny-looking gun that reminds me of world war one, so...
Haha, I loved reading this. Thank you... er... I think?
The time period is early 1900s, but it is a bit of an Alternate Universe. Vesper and Corrick do a lot of traveling, so they encounter places like the civilized, developed areas, to the dusty, Old West.
As for her Mauser, it is based on a 1914 gun that I thought was just darn cool looking, even though they were pretty much used only overseas. But hell, Vesper knows how to get the cool stuff, right?
And I loved writing it, so we both win. Also, thank you, you're very welcome.
The early 1900s? Woo. Give me a second here to just, erm...step back and wolf whistle. That time is a pretty interesting choice, even if you turn it to be a sort of alternate universe. If my memory is, hopefully, not wrong, then I recall that the industrial revolution was taking hold with products of all sorts pushing to be patented, America was just making it's way onto the world art scene, everybody wanted to go West for some reason or another, and women were still not given the same rights as men.
...But, uh, you probably already know all that, SO, history lesson review aside...There's just one thing I'm concerned about. If Vesper and Corrick are in -- what I'm assuming to be -- America, specifically the Old West, then you might want to make that a bit more clear in your comic. The reason I say "might" however, is that all sorts could take the opportunity to chew your head off about being "historically correct", even if you are being "historically correct". So, yeah...Good luck with that.
Also, I wouldn't doubt it. A shiny, German gun seems as far out of reach for Vesper as her hair. Or...would that not be a good statement? Some women have problems caring for their hair and -- uh -- I don't know. All I know is that German-made stuff is cool, and that many of the things made there can kick everything else's ass. I think.