Nothing up my sleeves! / Shmagic vs. Pudding Washington

Nothing up my sleeves! / Shmagic vs. Pudding Washington

Nothing up my sleeves! — Shmagic vs. Pudding Washington

by Nothin

398 points
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477 points
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Approval Committee
# 10   Posted: May 22 2018, 10:41 PM
Nothin- While your story is shorter it feels much more complete and I like the way you interpret pudding in this. I don't have much to say but I feel you nailed Pudding's character in this pretty solidly and I found this comic fun.

Schneider- I love your colors and your shading is amazing I kind of would like to know about it more detail if you would be willing to explain it to me on like discord or something that would be cool. I also really like the brick background you have in this.
However while I really love your art I was honestly frustrated with the story in this. The huge problem is there is no reaction from Shmagic to Pudding's trick and the story of this stops in the middle. The first 2 pages of this comic is exposition and introduction, then the 3rd and 4th are conflict and tension with the final page being the climax. However there needs to be a resolution and Shmagic's reaction would be that resolution, I'm also just bouncing back in forth in my head as to whether Shmagic's reaction would even be considered a true resolution to this plot considering all the set up for the need to get a signature, but this is a one week comic and having so much already in it that would be fine. However that resolution I feel should be in there, since it makes the plot feel incomplete. Also why did he do that thing with the cards on page 4 if his trick was all about a clock? A small random aside I felt like mentioning. I feel like some of the exposition in the beginning could have been taken out to make space for a resolution at the end, since without a resolution that exposition really has no need to be there and when I think back on this comic it doesn't leave any impact.

      Edited May 22 2018,  10:45 PM by ArtsandGoodies

# 9   Posted: May 20 2018, 08:04 PM
I love:
- Both of these characters
- Both your guys' senses of humor
This is a great match up and I felt great reading your entries.

Nothin -
Relatively simple, to the point, and cute as hell. Despite being a single page you got more than a few chuckles out of me.
Love it, great work!!

Rofl -
Pudding is such an amusing little shit. This comic is funny, looks great, and has an interesting conclusion. I really appreciate the creativity of the ending, it's definitely a lot of fun.

Honestly I really enjoy your writing styles, I'm always jazzed to see comics from the both of you.
Wonderful work, thanks for the comics!

      Edited May 20 2018,  08:04 PM by zee

# 8   Posted: May 20 2018, 05:14 PM
Haha I've gotta say, I don't really like to stick a leg out and assume "Who won and who didn't", but of course to each their own and the votes themselves will tell what occurs in the end. Regardless, props to both artists to finishing what y'all could in such short time!

Nothin: I personally enjoyed how short and sweet it was, and I don't have much to say on my part because I'm satisfied with how straightforward it was to the end. Sorta wish there was more to the background, like more colors besides the blue hues because it makes the overall comic look duller in appearance. Shmagic's such a cutie, love her lots!

Schneider: Amazing stuff dude! I'm floored by how much you've put into this comic within the time limit, even if some parts were left unfinished it doesn't remove the entertainment at all for me. Also god, I can't help but love Pudding more and more each time I see him! For such an awful kid, I can't help but find him all the more loveable.
 Compliments aside, I've got to say that the perspective/angling on the first panel of page 2 gets a bit wonky for me. The carpet being an example of this, because of how it's angled to the right while the table and sewer drain cover aren't. Understandably it's drawn that way because of Shamagic's posture, but it makes the other two objects look a bit awkward.
Btw; LOVE that last page. Smooth moves, lil' dude!

# 7   Posted: May 18 2018, 08:20 AM
Hell yeah. I think Pudding might've won this one.

Shmagic's kinda felt short. It needed a bit more detail in my personal opinion. As much as I wanted Shmagic to win I think I had to choose the Puddin'

E.W. Schneider
# 6   Posted: May 18 2018, 12:03 AM
Either my iPad's plug needs to be replaced or CSP draws a little too much power to have it plugged in and charging at the same time, but regardless the cause I didn't get to totally finish the colors. Still minor technical issues aside, we're all good otherwise, I'm happy with it and I hope you have fun with the little magic trick I brought out for everyone! I had fun, it was a good warm-up and helped clear away some of the cobwebs I have with drawing fast-like. Thanks for accepting the challenge Nothin.

# 5   Posted: May 11 2018, 01:59 PM
Themesong for this omg.

# 4   Posted: May 11 2018, 10:11 AM
This is a match up I never knew I wanted.

Think Tank
# 3   Posted: May 10 2018, 09:38 PM

# 2   Posted: May 10 2018, 09:34 PM
Battle Theme:

Happy October 14th! -Reecer6
# 1   Posted: May 10 2018, 09:04 PM
see typically you're supposed to do this trick with full-length sleeves but these characters have elbow-length sleeves and no sleeves whatsoever so i'm entranced with figuring out how this is gonna work

Comic Details -

Drawing Time: 1 week
Ended: May 24th, 2018
Votes Cast: 21
Page Views: 780
Winner: E.W. Schneider

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