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    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008
    mybrainhurts said: And the award for character most likely to be played by Samantha Morton in a live-action adaptation goes to...

    funnily, i was watching THX 1138 this evening for the first time, and the girl in that, i thought "if they made a remake of this they would cast samantha morton in that part"
    • CommentAuthordeadhuman
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008
    quick question.
    why the clean look?
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    Also, my impression of the FreakAngels previously had been that since they were all raised together, they related to each other as siblings. Did anyone else think that Arkady and Kirk . . . don't?

    Well when I saw them together in those panels on page 4 I thought they might be twins...
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    Because that's how I draw/colour. It's not really all that clean though.
    • CommentAuthormrph
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008 edited
    Did anyone else think that Arkady and Kirk . . . don't?

    Not sure yet. Then again, for a second when reading 0008, my brain took a completely different spin on Kirk's initial "are we going to do this song and dance every time?" conversation with a smiling Bob and assumed that there was some flirting going on there... :)
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    Richard Linklater meets "The Midwich Cuckoos,"

    good comparison.
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    I don't think Kirk and Bob were necessarily flirting as much as Kirk is just embarrassed to ask for handouts (even if he knows they'll be gladly offered). I have been in that situation before. My friend's girlfriend was a manager at a burger joint that my cow-orkers and I frequented. I didn't really know her all that well (just by association), but she told me to flag her down whenever I was there and she'd comp my lunch. I never quite got the hang of that though, and I went through a little "song and dance every time."

    Or you could be right. Kirk does seem a bit effeminate and sensitive.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    maybe kirk has totally rewired his head? maybe his entire focus is on the idea of being up that tower and paying attention? maybe thats what turns him on? we've already seen them mess with their own heads and the heads of others, so why not this hyper aware man who can see everything coming and protect the area as a result?
    • CommentAuthordeadhuman
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    @Paul Dufield
    thank you. Yeah I can see that things r damage and all but I thought it was because of the "big wet" that everything was "clean"(no dust). I don't know, its the feeling i got.
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    Hmmm, that's a better explanation :D I can't think of any other reason for the streets of London to be free of chewing gum and cigarette butts! XD
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    Thank you. *bows*



    That may be the greatest unintentional word I've ever read. :)
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    Unfortunately it's neither unintentional nor my invention. Blame Cory Doctorow.
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    Of course it would be Doctorow. He is, after all, a genius. :)
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    Thank you for providing this comic for free. It's beautiful. I enjoy becoming lost in that world for a time every week.

    Thank you again.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    question for Paul Duffield
    I love your art! really looking forward to every single episode!
    question for you: i read somewhere that you don't ink but do everything in pencil. can you describe your art process a bit? do you computer ink using photoshop?
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    Thanks about the art :)
    It's true that I don't use inks. I have 4 stages to the production.
    First is the thumbnail, which are tiny little concepts scribbled next to the dialogue on the script itself.
    Second are the roughs, which are done in 0.7 or 0.9 mechanical pencil at actual size (about 1.7 times bigger than print size).
    Third are the neats, which are traced carefully over the rough onto new paper using a lightbox and a 0.5 mechanical pencil.
    Finally I scan the neats into photoshop and darken the lines a little (no further drawing is done at this stage unless I'm correcting mistakes, I use multiplied duplicates of the original scanned layer and the curves tool to do this), composite the page and colour it.
    • CommentAuthorMarieStad
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    <blockquote>Well when I saw them together in those panels on page 4 I thought they might be twins..</blockquote>

    Well, if my suspicions are correct, you can take the "12 strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment" quite literally. I don't think Warren Ellis is the kind of sadist who makes a woman give birth to two children at excactly the same moment. I mean, the man has a wife and mother to answer to.
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    I like Kirk more and more every time I read over his appearances.

    Just in the way that he reacts to how the people in Whitechapel treat him, giving him food and what not, he feels like the most relatable character so far.

    For me at least.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    To Paul Duffield:
    Thanks very much for your response and the description of how you create your wonderful art. It sounds like you have evolved a great process! It is fascinating hearing about the different processes artists use.
    Keep up the great work!
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    I love how Arkady's head seems to be connected to her neck like a birds instead of a human's. And Kirk's awkwardness around people is endearing. Clearly the boy doesn't get to talk to people much (Makes the fact that he has a teddy bear both super sweet and lonely).