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This is Max we're talking about. He could get into trouble in an empty parking lot.

This marks the end of Issue 15! I'm still having days where I can't do much with the wrist and I need to finish Issue 16's cover as well as finalize the pacing for the issue. As a result, Monday the 13th will be a filler update. I hope that's okay.

Thanks guys!

 
Iron Ed
2013-05-06 00:13:10 
"...How much trouble could he possibly get into" "...without my help?" ;-) Of course it's okay, Darc!! :-) Those pictures on the wall look like a fair amount of work all by themselves! Mercy's not going to tell Ruby about her chocolate mustache?? I like how that "To Be Continued" banner is planted on a (nice!) tail that continues off-screen. ;-)
Darc
2013-05-06 07:15:46 
Ruby: "Wait... he's having an adventure without me? That's not fair!" But if Mercy tells Ruby about the chocolate-stache, Ruby'll wipe it off. And it's just too cute to wipe off. ;D Thanks.
Ticker
2013-05-06 00:14:13 
You work hard to ensure that there's not just a comic, but a finely colored comic every monday for us. I can't speak for everyone else, but I don't mind some random filler. You work hard, and if you need more time to bring us this comic, than you need more time.
Darc
2013-05-06 07:17:59 
Thanks Ticker. I'd normally have the cover mostly finished by now, if not completely finished. Things are still going a bit slow at the moment. Though it looks like once the current wrist issues settle down, I'll be able to do a full page in a day with the new inking style. I'm so excited! :D
Insane Kitsune
2013-05-06 01:09:57 
That tail! The woman's tail in the last pannel is driving me crazy! Is it really long or placed that low on accident? It doesn't look anatomically correct! But I'm a baby artist so what do I know. It just threw me off.
MysticJanus
2013-05-06 03:02:25 
If my guess is correct, then that woman is a snow leopard. They are known for having extremely long and fluffy tails with a very distinct pattern of squares (or circles) and spots along the length of their bodies.
Darc
2013-05-06 07:26:26 
That she is! :D The first part of her tail is tucked under her outer-dress. There's a slit that goes from the hem of her skirt up to where her tail is popping out. Her chemise, meanwhile, has the regular tail-hole placement. So, while the back of her outer-dress is open to accommodate her tail, the under-dress helps keep her modesty. I'm just playing with different ideas for dealing with tails and clothing. :D
Sulnim
2013-05-06 07:52:26 
That sounds like a good way to do it.
Imre Bellic
2013-05-10 09:26:06 
I love the detail on that tail!
Talvin
2013-05-07 21:41:12 
That would fit with the Real-Life Snow Leopard we saw at the zoo on Sunday. Lovely animals. And yes, a very long tail.
Parou
2013-05-06 07:48:19 
Well Max ultimately did end up where he is today because he got into a life or death fight with a Fey on the way back from the Pub after a couple.... that pretty much says it all, Ruby! But the poor lad looks completely shellshocked right now.
Darc
2013-05-06 19:26:35 
We just can't let him out of the house on his own, I swear.
Imre Bellic
2013-05-06 12:04:01 
OK now, I REALLY like Mercy! She sounds like to sort of friend you'd get into trouble with, and have fun doing it! The Snow Leopardess is lovely, and I do love a pretty tail! Darcy, as I have said before, take all the time you need to draw the strip, we will be waiting eagerly - its always worth the wait!
Darc
2013-05-06 19:27:36 
Mercy's a fun gal. Most of Leystone is filled with odd characters. Thanks Imre1 :D
Rainmist
2013-05-06 13:27:47 
*chuckles* I like that Gypsy's lips are still icecream-stained
Darc
2013-05-06 19:28:37 
Ice cream lip gloss. It's the latest thing. :D
HEX the Dark
2013-05-06 18:19:38 
Max friendzoned? Dear brother, I feel your pain. Funny enough, I also had that with a hot redhead. I wanna buy him a beer now.
Darc
2013-05-06 19:29:16 
Heh, he just can't get a break lately, poor guy. Course, who knows what the future holds.
Smilinghab
2013-05-06 18:42:20 
Well, you got this page done quickly, so I'm guessing Manga Studio is working out really well for you.
Darc
2013-05-06 19:30:51 
It is. :D I'm not having to fight the program as much while inking. I still have a bit of line work to do in Photoshop, but it cuts the inking time down considerably. Which means we should be able to increase updates again eventually. :D
Kurtis
2013-05-06 20:25:47 
Poor Max. He looks like he just walked into a room and forgot what he came in for.
Web_MST3K
2013-05-08 09:45:17 
Regarding Mercy and the chocolate 'stache, I'd make a wager that Mercy is thinking something along the lines of; "That chocolate smear looks too messy. Someone should kiss it off for her."
HEX the Dark
2013-05-10 05:43:34 
I second that.
draemon
2013-05-08 09:57:15 
my dear this is a hell of a run you got going and im grateful you put it here for us to read. and as for a break please i truly enjoy this yarn so do take care of yourself so you may keep up the amazing work-signed draemon the draconic kitsune.
Darc
2013-05-12 19:03:17 
Thank you! It ended up coming in handy, the break. I spent most of the last week with a migraine again. So I'm getting a later start on the cover than I expected. But it should turn out nice. :D
Alan
2013-05-08 23:59:59 
Max thought he'd be home by now, too. And the clock's ticking, too. Take too long finding the missing agent and the fey world becomes "home". Not a happy position to be in.
Acidarms
2013-05-09 12:15:44 
I feel very lazy now, I have been doing a self teach on manga studio for over a year now.and you are doing waaaay better at figuring it out then I have been. also hope the hand gets better.
Darc
2013-05-12 19:04:25 
Thanks. *blush* Practicing with a traditional brush seems to have really helped. Manga Studio feels much closer to traditional inking than Photoshop does. :D