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Run, Henry! Run! And yes, Allen's first name is Robert.

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Comments [13]:

Even in flats, your art is still amazing, Darc! I don't think many of us would complain if you did the next few comics like this and then came back to add the shading later. Seriously, we care more about you than the comic. There is no comic without you, after all :3
I like the framing on the first paneln and Mr. Allen's expression in the last. Looks like he still has that "taste for excitement."
I hope your plan to manage the flare ups works out for you. In relation to the comic, I always enjoy watching a piece evolve from simplistic to complex art.
I love how Henry is like, "but it's locked," while Allen is dangling a key in front of his face like, "I have the key right here just do what I say and stop questioning me!" And manage your flareups. I, for one, can wait for you to manage your pain instead of yell about you being slow. If your pain gets too bad, no more comic...Take your time and have a good day.
Naaah, Mr. Allen just performed a magic trick. He pulled the keys out from behind Henry's ear. =)
I just love how Allen is Uncle Rob to Ruby. And of course, the old stately homes had loads of back passages so the servants could go about their jobs without being seen by the nobs...
Ah, the games afoot! Pacing of the story is finger-tingling and the perspective is awesome, particularly on the first pic of this page. Can't help but wonder if Puck hasn't anticipated that Moraine will show up. Really rich storytelling!!
Darc don't over do yourself. I work with my hands for a living too, albeit in a fashion not nearly as entertaining or artistic. You're fortunate enough to be able to take the time you need to rest and heal. We understand. We'd be happier with flats, or even just the base work, or a note saying you hurt here's a picture of Ruby Mae (CORGI FTW!) than you having to stop doing this because of medical issues. That said, the flats alone for this comic are better than probably 90% of the stuff out there on the web, and well over half of what's actually going to print. That said, Allen is awesome and I can't wait to see where this is going.
To the comic... whoo, excitement! As for your hands? Take. Your. Time. We can wait. If you want to take a week off or something, not a one of us would blame you. Your health is more important.
I recall a live action role play game I once participated in titled "Silly Quest." in this game it was perfectly legal to bribe the monsters with real-life chocolate bars. I think "Uncle Rob" might be on to something.
Great art-work. Love the story,can't wait for the fall of PUCK.
Love the look on Ruby's face when Allen shows her the secret passage.
Bruce Bergman
Lovely art, even in flats. When the wrist says "Enough!" listen to it. In other news, we seem to have a pile of potted meat... Where's the "Report" or "Hide" buttons? ("Terminate With Extreme Prejudice" might be asking too much.)