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Compromise: Page 1 by MyNameIsMad Compromise: Page 1 by MyNameIsMad
Page 1 of the comic ~ToxicToothpick and I are working on together. I'm going to upload the pages to DA for now, at least until I figure out what else I'd do with them.

I plan to try toning or coloring this (or possibly both) but I can't decide on a style yet so you're going to get the bare bones, freshly brush-inked look. Basically this is a page purely un-fiddled-around-with, save for a few minor corrections.

I am trying a lot of new things with this so critiques are welcome! Expect updates on Mondays and Thursdays. I'll try to be as regular as school permits.

LEMME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
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:iconthejohnsondesign:
The appeal and expression of "mynameismad:'s characters are a real draw for me. she sets the mood so well with just a stark stare from an unhappy camper or an innocent grin from another. To tap into exploring the old frontier can reek of "rehash" simply because so many different writers and artists have had taken and run with that setting to facilitate all sorts of strange storytelling. But, far from using that sort of exploration as simply a malleable plot device, Mad seems to really live there – placing so much emphasis on the vast backdrops of canyons and sparse foliage. The touches with the cactus people and creatures are really neat to me. I can only give 3 stars on vision, simply because i don't know where this book will go yet; myself sitting at the gates of the prologue. I do think this story so far is highly original, VERY funny, and approachable for a lot of different audiences. Those are, in my opinion, the best sorts of stories to get into because you could tell your grandmother about it...and some 1st graders, if you so chose. The hand-lettering went to show the amount of care Mad puts into her story crafting, as well as the hatching effects she uses for drama's sake or to keep the pacing fresh. Granted, this isn't usually the style i'm drawn to since my work has a more eastern influence to it, but the graphical appeal the comical feel, contrasted with the high level of detail and space created really makes for something robust who's installments i look forward to seeing in my deviantwatch.
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:iconrayshawn8642:
rayshawn8642 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so detailed
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:iconerradox:
Erradox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student General Artist
This intro is beautifudge.

I swear it's
amazing.
TOO PAWSUM FOR WORDS.

it definitely has a feel to it.
IT MAKES ME FEEL A FEELING I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE.

We need that guy who was in Ghost Rider to narrate this.
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TheJohnsonDesign Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wow your hatching is crazy detailed. i ain't man enough to hatch like that yet. but i...pump the iron so, eventually...

but yes, i'd like to offer a critique once i have the a full read. is the series ongoing or did you complete it at... what was it page 8?
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GnomeLiberator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Shit, that hatchingy linework is incredibly delicious.
The dialogue is fun to read, too. I love written accents C:
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks!
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life-take Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
looks good! I would recommend coloring it, because the shading on the hills in the fore and middle ground make them look like they're covered in grass.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, i do need to color it, i just need to find a good style
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Very nice inks. I might have gone with more delicate lines on the clouds, but that's nitpicking. Looking forward to seeing your cactus folks again!
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the input!
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:iconwiiporter:
Wiiporter Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
that looks wonderful
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconbite-insane-iam:
bite-insane-iam Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
ooo me like so far
pretty background!
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconbite-insane-iam:
bite-insane-iam Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
yep
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:icontoxictoothpick:
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'M TALKING TO YOU RIGHT NOW. AUGH.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
DAVID I'M LOOKING AT YOU RIGHT NOW.
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:icontoxictoothpick:
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.
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:iconhelltutor:
HellTutor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
This is three times more epic that that pic from Xena that has been around Deviant today.
Yaaaaaaay, western.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
what pic is that? haha

thanks!
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:iconhelltutor:
HellTutor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Xenaa has two sword perfectly balanced on her head!
I do not fear saying this: She's my second favorite fictional lesbian ever. XDDDDDD
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BeesOnClover Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Awesome! I can totally imagine Sam Elliot narrating this. You should get him to.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I should send him a personal letter!
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Kemmeru Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student General Artist
I say don't color it, it might make it look too busy with all of the complicated hatching. Maybe adding flat shadows in shades of gray would look good, but any more and overkill is imminent.
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MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was just going to do flat coloring anyways, i agree that anything complicated would make this HELLA BUSY! :U
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fancylances Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Writer
AWW YISS SUM MUTHAFUKIN COMPROMISE

I am soooo excited, you have no idea~
Also, did you base that landform on an existing one, cuz it looks slightly familiar. Says the girl who sets southwestern vistas as her laptop background.....

But YEAH, I am so excited for this Mad. It looks awesome already and I can't wait for more!!
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MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I google image searched "WESTERN ROCK FORMATIONS" and something that looks vaguely like this popped up MY RESEARCH METHODS ARE FLAWLESS.
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Tomkinz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I AM FUCKING PSYCHED AND CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
AWWW HELL YEAH BRO
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:icontomkinz:
Tomkinz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I AM FREAKING OUT BROSEPH
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iFrankyAddiction Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Oh pimp style you got there.
I WAS WAITING FOR THIS.
<3
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MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
AWERSUM!
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master-deus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i love the toungue youre using XD you dont see that often |D

and it looks great in just plain black and white
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it's kind of like a bastardized western something or other! haha
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:iconfluna:
Fluna Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it in black and white, but seeing a little colour (maybe just base colour as it's already shaded) would be interesting.
I like how it's going, a good way to begin, and mow, if you allow me, I'm going to stare at the rock a little more.
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha you enjoy that rock!
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:iconotamie:
Otamie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
Im loving the detail :D

And if you plan to color this, i would personally go with some light water colors. But thats just me ;)
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Whatever I do will have to be digital because I don't want to screw up the actual pages, but I'll try to go with something similar-looking
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Otamie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
Awesome :). But i wouldn't it to stay as it is since it already looks really complete as it is. ;D
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ConcentrationMoon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Artist
where are the pogs, this sucks ass
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
they come in when the shadow core takes over compromise
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:iconconcentrationmoon:
ConcentrationMoon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Artist
quorum, shadow quorum

also can I use some of these pages for a Coloring and Lettering assignment later
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes you certainly may

i also need you to show me how you thought i should color this still, maybe you're free tonight?
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ConcentrationMoon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Artist
I am but no way can I get over to your room now
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MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeeeeeeeeah.
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Drizles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Great narration! I know I will enjoy reading this comic; READING, not just looking at the pretty pictures. I don't even have to compliment your art because everyone else has done it sufficiently. :]
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS! I'm glad you like it so far!
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:iconsussydiamond:
SussyDiamond Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
I CAN'T WAIT FOR MOAR.

And I enjoy that rock. It looks like it would be fun to play on. c:
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you could jump through it!
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VulgarxSxDxR Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
BAWLS

You sank my battle ship. <3
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:iconmynameismad:
MyNameIsMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oh baby~<3
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