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"To a new world of gods and monsters"

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To a New World of Gods and Monsters
By ItizJR
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Theakon
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Final Score: 6.82
To a new world of gods and monsters
By Cab
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Jacob Gray
Final Score: 6.21

Comments (14)

SirJellyRaptor's avatar
SirJellyRaptor
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19d ago
I meant to comment on this earlier but I like the characterization of both characters here. We get a good delve into Jacob but it never feels like we're being exposited at, and I think the use of literature clips with the flashback pages instead of narration is a big contributor to that. And Theakons line at the end where he admits he is the kind of man to kill someone implies an idea that he sees himself as a sort of necessary evil in a sense, which could be a great idea to explore further into if Itiz chooses to do so. I also get a kick out of the contrast between your depiction of Theakon as a particularly well read individual while Itiz's of Theakon as barely literate.
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Rikun
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24d ago
As always, you do a good job weaving a larger narrative for all of your comics. This one was no different, and I'm glad you got to flex some more fight scenes in this one! Hope to see how the Circus all ties together, and I wish you the best of luck managing your tale!
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Rikun
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24d ago
It's good to see you active in Void again, and I can tell your focus was on rendering which looks pretty good! Your action scenes are pretty dynamic and when they're in splash pages they shine, but I feel like your page formatting could use some work so they could be a bit more readable. Overall, I'm interested to see where Theakon goes from here and where your action can go next!
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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SirJellyRaptor
Inker
25d ago
Another solid showing from you, you've really dived in head first. Your visuals continue to be a strong point and I really like how you're playing around with panel layouts and types. You capture dynamic poses and motion incredibly well amd everything flows easily and effectively. Visually I only have two small nitpicks. The first is that the panels on top of page 8 aren't inked. Not a major issue but it does stand out when everything else is inked pretty solidly. The second is the middle of page 3, in the panels with the book page and the text warping around Theakon. The text is such a clean and uniform asset that it doesn't mesh well with the looser hand drawn visual style of the rest of the comic. It sticks out as notably different and it took me out of the flow of the comic for a second. I love the effect you're going for, and understand that it would have been a lot harder to do by hand, but I'm just wonderin if there's a way it could have been made to fit in better with the surrounding visuals. The writing is also solid. At first I thought this was gonna be a typical jealousy plot, which would have worked fine, but it was nice that you twisted the situation around to create good will between the characters instead of conflict. No critiques on that front
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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Bobert
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25d ago
My sentiments are the same for you Cab, this was a nice comic and I'm invested more in what you've got to reveal about Jacob and the circus and all your other ideas!
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Bobert
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25d ago
I like the ominous demon haunting Theakon. He's got me more interested in everything now!
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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Fluffsamasprime
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27d ago
It always gets me how you can pump out so many pages in such short time. Always a delight to read through and see how many characters I can recognize!
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Fluffsamasprime
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27d ago
Page 7 panel 2 is one of my favorite! I love the layers to it. There was tons of panels I greatly enjoyed. Your traditional colors are fantastic! Page 17 caught me off guard when I scrolled down. wasn't expecting dong lol! All I have is praise for this comic! Keep up the good work!
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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Platinumartist
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27d ago
I always enjoyed your inks and story as always. I am intrigued by Jacob's story and I hope to see more in the near future
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Dechado
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27d ago
I had forgotten how good your inks were. It is good to see works from you again, Cab. I really liked the motiff of Good VS Evil going on with Theakon and his enemy. What with both being monks, yet sharing a different philosphy. How Theakon confronted Jacob about his inner monster is soemthing I quite enjoyed as well.
Posted on To a new world of gods and monsters comic by Cab

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Platinumartist
Inker
27d ago
There is something about your colors I truly enjoy as each panel pops out. Your story that you have written is short but engaging. I felt that the action pieces finish up as soon as it starts to happen as bullets start to fly through the bookstore. My recommendation for ways to extend these sections of the comics would be to show the damage that was done to the bookstore's front windows as the car holding the shooters drive off. It gets a sense of pacing within the action and helps space out either dialogue or action beats. I will say that it was pretty creative making Jacob's fish form bullet-proof but oh my gosh I was quite impressed on how badass you made Theakon look by having him catch the bullets coming his way. The creature that shows up near the end kinda came outta no where and I hope we see more of this creature in future installments. I hope this is helpful to you and I can't wait to see more of Theakon's story in the near future!
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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Dechado
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27d ago
There's something I quite like about your artstyle. it's easy on the eye, and your pacing is a delight to read. Theakon is a funny character, and I cannot wait to see more of his adventures. Thank you for the dick jumpscare too!
Posted on To a New World of Gods and Monsters comic by ItizJR

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Platinumartist
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27d ago
You two did great! and I will be sure to comment on each of your comics seperately. But as a whole, they both were fun reads and I really like the takes you two did for each other's characters. I'll go more in-depth in the individual comics but you two should be happy with what you have produced.

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Cab
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1 month ago
alas my faithful Cintiq of nine years died just as this battle begun, and while it took some time to set up a new rig, it was like learning to walk all over again so forgive my artwork if it looks funky at certain pages, its a new learning curve until I feel my sweet spot again.