Pt. 1 Ch. 6 - Page 22
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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2016, 10:30 AM

Page 200!!

That means I've been doing this for TWO YEARS at this point! Wow. It also means that I should have LEARNED BETTER :')

I tried some things on this page and, boy howdy, the balloon layout on panel one is ATROCIOUS. I apologize. I have no idea what happened there because I have already learned that lesson. I guess I needed to learn it again?

I'm happy with the other stuff I tried on this page, the backgrounds are a good mesh of simple and complex, lots of contrast, I had a good time. Also, pretty big plot thread revealed - this amulet may have been selected just for Jaunt? Hmmm...

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Bob Mozark
5th Aug 2016, 10:46 AM

Curiouser and curiouser. Someone, or something, with access to this dimension would seem to be aware of Jaunt's role in Nyarlahotep's plans. And, knows enough to find and exploit a weakness.

Interesting that the vendor is willing to tell Jaunt about part of its role. Perhaps it is aware of to whom Jaunt answers.

Not surprising that it wants to protect it's client. After all, in this sort of crossroads, the reputation of the vendor as being discreet is paramount.

Somehow, I don't think that Jaunt will just walk away, though. Will the monitors protect the vendor from violence? We shall see.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2016, 3:09 PM

Yes, yes, let the postulation commence! >:D

I don't want to join in on the speculation (since I know what's going on lol) but it brings me unexpected joy to see it when I do :)

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sigpig
5th Aug 2016, 10:58 AM

Congrats on 200 pages! Looks like someonething's stirring the plot...

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Sturzkampf
5th Aug 2016, 11:37 AM

sturzzeug@gmail.com

Never apologise, never explain. The speech bubbles are fine.

Oh and Mr Tekleti? Would you like to give me the information I need or explain that bit about client confidentiality to my boss?

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2016, 3:16 PM

They could have been plenty better though, in their current state they are... readable. Thank you, either way :)

Haha, do you think Jaunt's going to get rough with his friend, here? He certainly has leverage..

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MadJak91
5th Aug 2016, 11:55 AM

If you are talking about the first panel then I got slightly confused but the rest is fine. Man, where to place text when people need to talk a bit while covering what you want. Cannot win all the time :D
No worries.

Welp. I think someone might be specifically after Jaunt but who would sell an artefact to humans...
I am not going the traitor route because I cannot think of anyone on his team to do that.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2016, 3:20 PM

Yeah, just the first panel. I got past the point of no return, art wise, and then I was like... "What the hell is wrong with me?" It's disasterous but I guess I just have to learn again, heh.

All I can do about plot speculation, though, is just sit back and giggle and steeple my fingers.

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Travis
5th Aug 2016, 1:07 PM

Wow! 200 pages! very well done! The plot is thickening up nicely!

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Call Me Tom
5th Aug 2016, 2:27 PM

Well looks like Jaunt isn't the only player at the table!

This is going to sound bad from me but, I think you're being to hard on your self about this page.

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MistakeNPotatoes
5th Aug 2016, 3:21 PM

Nope! Someone else has big boy pants on, and they're doin' some work D:

Thanks, Tom, I guess I just feel like the errors in panel one were especially egregious. Ah well. Live and learn. And learn and learn and learn.

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ProfEtheric
5th Aug 2016, 8:34 PM

Don't bet yourself up. Sometimes the balloons get away from us...

I love that you are trying new things. And teasing the entry of a new player.

Speaking of player, does the playing card in the corner tell us we're goingback to the card game? :)

Also, super congratulations on page 200! I hope we see many more from you in the years to come!

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MistakeNPotatoes
6th Aug 2016, 11:29 AM

I'm just gonna learn my lesson (again) and move on yeah :)

On the card: You got it, totally! There's allegory going on here but that'll make sense before too long :D

You don't have to worry about me stoppin', I don't think, heheh.

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azureXtwilight
5th Aug 2016, 9:09 PM

This page looks amazing as always <33
Also goodness, Jaunt can't seem to NOT be in trouble, eh?

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lorddarke
6th Aug 2016, 2:47 AM

I think the layout for your captions plays very well in that panel. I often have to use similar sets in my comic.

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MistakeNPotatoes
6th Aug 2016, 11:31 AM

Thanks, man, I'm glad it's readable at least :) I still like to have it a little more clarity, but I can do it in the future.

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Mgnostic
6th Aug 2016, 8:23 AM

Loving the perspective on the last panel. Keep up the good work!

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Veinexes
6th Aug 2016, 8:32 AM

Grabbing my Evoker

Oh those darn gods (Philemon & Nyarlathotep) now their wager about humanity as a whole has gone and spilt outside of the Persona series and into good ol' CoC proper.

I always found that a bit odd when I first heard/saw the whole Nyarlathotep being the ultimate antagonist for the entire Persona series, but it made sense after awhile with the whole Shadows and masks thing.

Congrats on the 200 page mark and to another 200 in the future :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
6th Aug 2016, 11:34 AM

I'm a pretty big fan of Nyarly, myself - when I heard he was in Persona I was like "Well that series just got a little cooler", haha.

Thank you, though, I've no plans to stop! :D

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HeSerpenty
6th Aug 2016, 12:26 PM

Ohhh interesting! So he can't see without his monocle? I'm really curious about what's going on here :'D

Also congrats on keeping at it for 2 years!!! It's no easy thing to keep a webcomic going AND a real life lolol... and your work is so great in quality <3. Cheers to many more years! :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
6th Aug 2016, 10:20 PM

Not normally, no - he has some sort of extradimensional sense :)

And yeah, thank you! I know you're in a similar boat - we're awesome :D Your work is great, too! We should be proud for our accomplishments, definitely :)

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Taily
7th Aug 2016, 12:26 PM

I really, really, really cannot get over Jaunt's frickin hat :')
Also YOW, 200 pages!! You have literally improved so much, it's insane and inspiring! Never be down on yourself! You are wonderful!

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Aug 2016, 9:11 PM

Yeah he's uh, he's a little over the top right now XD

Thanks so much, Taily, you're one of the biggest supporters I've had, I super appreciate it :)

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thatguyinaspocktie
7th Aug 2016, 6:00 PM

I see now!

So THAT's what was so important about that monocle! You made a point of emphasizing on it a few times and now I know. These guys are naturally blind. And when fighting with that insect, he stated his "ability to speak," was something of an -ability- It's all coming full circle now.

Congratulations on the 200th page good sir. Keeping the story going, giving new depth to the most simple of situations, and all in all making a good comic thus far.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Aug 2016, 9:10 PM

Yes, yes, at least in my telling of this world, Jaunt is very much an 'uplifted' creature. At best, he used to be a fierce predator.. now he knows things, understands things, and through this little piece of equipment, sees things :D

Thanks so much! It was great talking to you at O Comic Con, I'm glad you've enjoyed the read since :) No plans on stopping, yet!

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Holodrum
8th Aug 2016, 3:05 PM

2 years and 200 pages very impressive. Congratulations man.
I love seeing comic writers, their stories, and their art grow and improve over time and yours has done both in spades. I know that delivering a story like this is hard work and I hold great respect for those who do it well, including you MP.
Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to page 300.

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MistakeNPotatoes
8th Aug 2016, 8:27 PM

Thanks, Holo!

I super appreciate it, especially coming from a long time reader like you, it makes me feel great :)

Definitely gonna keep it up, I'll see you at the 300 mark :D

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...(RockB)
2nd Jul 2017, 7:00 AM

Awesome job with the shopkeeper looking at the paper, then at gaunt with his 5 eyes.

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