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    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    Wow. It wouldn't be overstating it to say that Mr. Duffield is currently one of my favorite artists. It's kind of rare (for me at least) to just want to sit and look at a comic. Sure, there are great comics artists out there, but few seem to be able to so effortlessly make each panel look like an individual, stand alone, work of art.

    As for the words, they all play into many of my great loves. Instantly hooked.
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    Well done. I know it's just going to get better and better. Fookin awesome comic.
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    this feels much meatier than the first one ( i know, what a shock...sorry i state the obvious sometimes) and thusly, i like it a lot more. i am KIND of tempted to wait for the collections since A)i wouldnt be hurting the circulation since its free and online and B)it seems like a looong story, so i would be okay reading in big chunks. note i said KIND of.
    • CommentAuthordino
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008

    Thank you! The story is definitely getting more interesting. A await more details of how we fucked up the earth and flooded the city.

    With this episode, the URL and/or server file layout appears to have changed so much that my FA CBR-creation script required major changes. All working again, please feel free to download the latest fa-cbr.plx Perl script.

    This was tested against both 0001 and 0002 episodes. Note that the input is not the URL any longer, it's now the episode number you want.

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    Nicely done but I wish people wouldn't use 'fookin' to signal northern earthiness (there was a piece in the 'paper a while ago about avoiding that).
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    I just want to add some lauds for the way the telepathy has been portrayed thus far. I thought the convo with Conner in the window pane in episode0001 was cute, but the museum of Alice's mind was even clever-er.
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    Nicely done but I wish people wouldn't use 'fookin' to signal northern earthiness (there was a piece in the 'paper a while ago about avoiding that).

    Count yourself lucky I had someone from Manchester capable of human speech at all.
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    actually i was flashing more on VampireHunterD than WitchHunterRobin.. all Connor's missing is that wide-brimmed hat
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    Count yourself lucky I had someone from Manchester capable of human speech at all.

    I can imagine--a buck-tooth mongoloid who's main way of speech is grunts and "fooks," waving the shotgun around while Thus Spoke Zarathustra plays in the background...
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    @mik3y - it's definitely more in line with Witch Hunter Robin, I don't think anyone in D wears anything remotely similar to that jacket:

    Oh, and uh... fookin' hell, the comic made me laugh this morning, love the facial expressions.
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    That was fookin' lovely, it was. Went down nice with Oban.
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    Oh dear god. I'm nowhere near England but I think the blond lives down the street from me.
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2008
    @Rootfireember: Yeah, she looks damn familiar to me, too..

    So, two episodes in, and I think I was a little hasty with my concerns about pacing. This felt nicely punchy, with a good balance of exposition and action. Ooh, and mindreading. The art kinda reminds me of Carl Critchlow's work on Lobster Random, which is never a bad thing.
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    >Pete Martin

    I didn't think it was new - my reference was to it being used before in Wildstorm comics, so I was curious as to whether it would be relevant narratively, or, just as you suggest, a way to nicely underline and enhance the "magic" (and perhaps something that Mr. Ellis just "likes" as an idea). The other "coincidence" I'm curious about is whether all 12 kids will have a "k" sound in their names..(Connor, KK, Karl, Mark, Sirkka, so far)?

    >Tyler Christman
    I undertand your criticism - it's something that pushed me away from the writing a while back but then I got over it. Because to an extent it's just a question of accepting a style, isn't it? Are there any writers who don't sound the same if you read enough of them? Looked at from another perspective, it's a good thing to be recognisable.

    And speaking of other writers, sort of, am I alone in thinking that this somehow reminds me of the Chrysalids?

    Top, top artwork, by the way. Better each time I look at it.
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2008
    KK's theory makes for an interesting plan for offing one's foes. I'm looking forward to finding out what caused the rift.

    I'm really enjoying the wallpapers. Thank you!
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    @ Milk3y and pi8you

    haha at witch hunter robin, I didn't realise he looked so similar. Might have been deliberate, except that I really disliked the series and forgot what the characters looked like after I gave up on it.
    Connor's a product of Warren's description, my style, and my own predilection for men of that type.
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    Missed this yesterday for some reason...
    Nicely done second act, introducing more snippets to taunt us. The art really is beautiful - nice work Mr. Duffield. I can see the Lobster Random comparison, but this is much freer in line style and the colours are much more subtle.

    As for the use of English accented characters - get over it. Most comics are produced with American accents in mind so I like Warren redressing the balance. I've been using fook for years...
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    It is not an issue of English accents. It is an issue of stereotyping Mancunians as if they all say 'fook'; (the other option is to give them dark Gallagher-esque eyebrows! Thats all. Its an easy way of regionally identifying a character - too easy to be blunt; I had come to expect more of Mr Ellis.
    Still, its a minor point and as I've said, both the art and story are excellent.