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    • CommentAuthorcatchd7
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Yes, the suspense ratchets up a bit, with some reflective pauses...empty shelves presenting another potential problem to be handled later...ending with the "law" on the move. It all just keeps getting better, story and art. Thank you!
    • CommentAuthorKaryl
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Just absolutely LOVE the art, as always! The effects of the tiny lights and the curtains are so moving to me, as are all the clouds and the general quietness of mood. This is one of my absolute all time favorite comics ever!
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    Fantastic art this week. The art really carried the story this week.
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    Good morning, everyone.

    It is a cool, perfect 75 degree weather here in the Imperial Valley. A very nice day in August!! Usually, the hottest and most humid of months.
    Of course, I start thinking about how this might be another sign of the worsening of Global warming and that where all doomed!

    My moods are like the economy, it has ups and downs.
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Really like how the red strawberries (right?) pop out on the first page. Nice work.
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    So quiet, right before the shit hits the fan.

    (Morning!)
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    Read that whole episode to Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Symphony' playing in the background on tv, so very fitting methinks...
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      CommentAuthormkhall
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Spent the week kind of stunned, really. My long-awaited layoff happened last Friday, so this is my first week of unemployment, a lot of wandering around the house tripping over the moggies, and jacking my brain into the world to see what's out there.

    FA is brilliant, as always. I rather needed a breather this week, even if it is a bit of a gathering storm.
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      CommentAuthorPPJJ
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Very nice!
    I really like page 5. You can see the approaching storm it really sets up the next page with Kait seeming to be riding the storm in and sets a tone for what's to come.
    • CommentAuthorSarahK
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Good morning. :)
    Trying to shelve my impatience and enjoy the quiet of this week's strip. Time to reflect is good for everyone, even if I want to know what happens next RIGHT NOW.

    It's been a pretty quiet week for me, but the weekend promises to be a bit more... exciting. I'm girding my loins.
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    Interesting, theres a build up but what to? Looking forward to next weeks, I second what was said further u the page. The Arkady panel is wonderful, theres a lot to the way Arkady is sat like a small child who is upset and unsure. LOve the artwork, its brilliant.
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    I was thinking "lull" before I got to the pages with the clouds on (though looking back, they are ofc present in the first frame). How the hell do you manage to convey that with one lot of text and 6 frames? Its so elegant. Without disrailing too much, it reminds me of the kind of kind of quiet that would make me fall over when I was um.. "medicated" in fields and such, forgetting to keep an eye on my legs, too busy just absorbing the sense of openess. Its that summer storm feeling, shiftlessly doing chores, commiting mundane acts, fidgety people, waiting for the first crack of thunder, wonderful.


    I hope theres some fucking explosions soon.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    'morning, Ariana! Lovely lettering as usual :)

    I loved all the splash pages... very momentous. Like the calm before the storm. Great view of the garden, too. And the bedroom.

    So, KK is opposed to Sirkka. Does she also want Luke to live?

    Because I do.

    Who's placing bets for another skip week?
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Classic 'calm before the storm' but more than that just beautiful beautiful artwork. Wow. Wow, wow. Paul Duffield that was bloody amazing. Those panels should be hanging in an art gallery somewhere. You are my favourite artist who is currently alive and working. I love how you're pushing the boundaries of what a webcomic can be, artistically.

    Incidentally I'd be fascinated to know if it took you longer to draw six huge 'splash pages' than it would have taken to draw 24 quarter page panels? Did you do the line art and the colouring this week, (and the flatting and shading and all that)? Or are you delegating bits and pieces to other people?

    This week I went to the jobcenter plus and met two new illustrators there. Seems like it's the cool artistic (dole seeking) place to be...
    • CommentAuthormc2
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Though repeating what's been said many times here; from me: Paul Duffield: particularly gorgeous artwork, thank you. Warren Ellis: great story, thank you.
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    Looks like we've still got a night to get through with a Jack the Ripper type...
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009
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    Paul, this is disarmingly pretty. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009 edited
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    'morning, Ariana! Lovely lettering as usual :)
    Thank you, but I can't take credit the past couple of weeks. I've been juggling other things -- mechanics are multi-taskers! -- that's Mark you're wanting to compliment of late.
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    Lovely. Room to breathe. And for thoughts to just drift.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2009 edited
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    that's Mark you're wanting to compliment of late.

    Sure! Thumb up for the lettering, Mark!

    PS: Hey, I've just realised that Paul eventually drew a man's nipple, yey! HAR HAR!
    (don't ask)