Pt. 1 Ch. 7 - Page 7
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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Oct 2016, 10:30 AM

Hope everyone is doing well today!

Do you guys like this new 'flashback mode' for the art? I personally like how it turned out.

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Babble_ON
26th Oct 2016, 10:37 AM

Love the flashback mode, think it looks great.


And that possible Cthulhu dicktease, my lawd.

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Lord_Wunderfrog
26th Oct 2016, 12:38 PM

I love that skewed shot in the first panel! I'm liking the kinda sepia flashback style, And I can't wait to see how all this develops!

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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Oct 2016, 10:16 AM

Hey thanks :)

I swear I'm going to get to your critique as soon as I can get my brain to focus, I have not forgotten.

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thing 1
26th Oct 2016, 1:35 PM

Yes, flashback scenes should always be done in sepia tones. very nice.

ah yes, dreams...
"dark my dreams have been of late"
"in that sleep of death, what dreams may come."
"what does not sleep but can eternal lie..."

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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Oct 2016, 10:17 AM

I've tried to do something like this with previous flashbacks but I was doing it wrong. I can do better now!

Also, seems like you're on the right track, heheh...

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joeyballast
26th Oct 2016, 2:19 PM

Niiiiiice job on the bas-relief. It's very... organic? Putrid. Unsettling! Very Lovecraftian.

Awesome.

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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Oct 2016, 10:20 AM

I was kicking myself because I was trying really hard to find a way to draw something really weird and amorphous but.. also be able to draw it five times lol. I'm glad you like it :)

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MadJak91
26th Oct 2016, 3:08 PM

Heh. I need to mention the duo from the Broken Sword series again. Funny similarities in some ways :D

Hm. The Don either knows more or he does not. I mean if you are collecting dark mysterious art all the time then you are PRObably interested in more than just the aesthetic. But that is subjective.
I guess a good lead as well.

Heh. Old Gods commissioning people to be represented in a way :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
27th Oct 2016, 10:28 AM

I guess I should watch a playthrough of those games, I don't think you're the only person that's brought up that comparison D: Clara must be a lot like the female protag in that game..

But yeah! It's maybe a little convenient that the Don is into this art, but I liked the idea of a Mafia boss surrounding himself with something other than classic art.. I hope it doesn't come across like a weak plot point, heh.

And yeah, C'thulhu doesn't necessarily pay great, they pay in inspiration I guess? I like to be inspired, myself :D

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L.A. Julian
26th Oct 2016, 5:03 PM

Just to say that as someone with an interest in costume design, I like the Erté styling of her outfit. It looks historically believable but also a little archaic and mysterious.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Oct 2016, 10:48 AM

Oh my gosh - I never would have made that connection, those drawings and designs are so beautiful :'D I have to admit I actually really hate Clara's dress XD

I'm glad you like it, though, I'm hoping to make her next outfit a lot better. She doesn't really enjoy dresses very much..

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L.A. Julian
30th Oct 2016, 11:55 AM

Drawing rippling/flowing fabric was one of my least-beloved parts of art class! Fitted garments may be the very devil to sew -- all that non-Euclidean geometry in action! -- but they're SO much easier to draw than gowns and robes.

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MistakeNPotatoes
30th Oct 2016, 9:48 PM

I love it, when it's just sketching. Outside of sketching it's just a pain, a pain that is fully realized when trying to draw Jaunt's current outfit and aspects of Krrt'Chk's outfit as well.

I'm still very happy that you see these aspects, though, as I wouldn't have made the connection, myself :)

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lorddarke
27th Oct 2016, 2:54 AM

Yes, I think it works very well. The sepia tones help set the mood.........

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Bob Mozark
27th Oct 2016, 8:34 AM

I like differently-toned flashbacks so I don't wonder when the action is taking place. Sepia is a good color choice for the tone.

The sensitivity of artists to subconscious influences is an interesting aspect of the Mythos.

It is also interesting that Giotto Manchetti has developed an interest in collecting these works, He has even taken the time to look into their history rather than simply putting them on a shelf to demonstrate to others his cultural interests.

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Oct 2016, 10:52 AM

Thank you :)

And yeah, I always thought that was pretty neat, personally - I remember saying I wanted to vote for C'thulhu for president because he supports the arts.

And yeah, I was hoping it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for a Mafia boss to also be interested in strange art. I don't want it to come across as weak writing!

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Bob Mozark
29th Oct 2016, 8:18 AM

I don't think that he would worry about appearing weak.

There is line in the movie "The Naked Jungle" where Charlton Heston, a hard-bitten cocoa plantation owner in 1901 Venezuela has sent for a mail order bride. Trying to make small talk during their awkward first meeting, she complements him on his library, and, keeping with his masculine pretensions, he disdainfully notes that he orders books by the pound from the trading house. Later, she finds out that he has read the poetry books.

The movie is ostensibly about the plague of army ants that attack the plantation. However, the war of wills between Heston and his new bride is, to my mind, the most interesting part of it.

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MistakeNPotatoes
30th Oct 2016, 9:47 PM

To clarify, I meant I didn't want to come across as a weak writer because of the questionable connection :')

I do like the point you brought up, though - it sounds like a really interesting detail and subplot to the film... might be worth watching to see if I can use it better incorporate these things. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :D

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Bob Mozark
31st Oct 2016, 8:52 AM

Ah! I misread your comment. I highly recommend the movie. It is a classic action adventure with a strong romantic plot. Heston is like the Groucho Marx joke about not wanting to belong to a club that would have him as a member. Heston has sent for a mail order bride, but at first doesn't respect her because why would she marry a man who lived in the middle of the Amazon jungle sight unseen? couples can enjoy the film for the battle of the sexes aspect. Then you have the massive plague of army ants, eating everything in their path that they have to battle together.

The parts of the movie that deal with the Amazon tribesmen who work on the plantation are interesting from a cultural anthropology aspect.

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Taily
27th Nov 2016, 1:21 PM

DANG MAN, that first panel is hella good in 1000 ways. And look at this flashback sepia!! It works really well!! And the intrigue continues to grow...

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MistakeNPotatoes
28th Nov 2016, 12:55 PM

Thank you :)

I wanted to try something new with the flashback stuff, I feel like previous attempts have been pretty lackluster.

Had to start tying the story into the mythos at some point, heheh.

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ProfEtheric
10th Nov 2018, 1:36 AM

Okay, this comment is waaaaaaayyyyy later than it should ever have been. I fell far behind on TU a long while back, something that I am working to remedy now, with a read-through.

I had to stop here to comment, though.

Excellent way to tie The Call into the greater world of the story!

And last page, that mention of the Black Pharoah... Well done, good sir!

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2018, 10:06 PM

Pff, you're fine, my dude. Honestly back in 2016, around election time, I basically stopped reading almost all comics. It's all that I can do to keep making my own, so, a lot of people haven't seen me around.

I'm glad that you're liking these crumbs, though :) If I had the chance I would re-write it to be more solid as a narrative but that it's coming across at all is great news :)

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