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Notos 19th Oct 2014, 2:24 PM edit delete
Notos
Happy Sunday Autonoms, hope your enjoyed you weekend. Thanks for reading!
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Grall 19th Oct 2014, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Grall
OMG Vin's pretty cute with the band-aid on his face. ;D
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Rocking the tough guy look.
Sapfo 19th Oct 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Sapfo
I feel bad for Vinnie. Always having to worry about the money bit. Kind of trying to get a timeframe for this. How long have Vinnie and Galvin been dating? 2-3 weeks? That would be fast moving in together. But in a world where ever date and every bit of intimacy cost money, it might not be that uncommen.
Love the rain in the last panel. It looks really good.
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Notos
A bit longer than that, there have been a few stretches of time in the comic where a week or so has passed, like before Vinnie gets called to Big Gold's studio, etc. It's tough to put an exact time frame on it. But yeah, like you say relationship move much faster in this world given the 'circumstances', like a pressure cooker.
Sanbai 20th Oct 2014, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
Yes, ditto on the RAIN! I really liked it! And the sliding advertisements in the bar. Sooooooooo awesome for the sci-fi look!
indigochaleur 19th Oct 2014, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
indigochaleur
Love Galena's new hair Notos!

I also totally want to have Fridge's camo-swatch cyborg body in my next life.
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Likewise. I'd have a different color scheme every day. I'd design my own.
Guest 19th Oct 2014, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Yay, loving this comic more & more with every chapter.
Invisiblebear 19th Oct 2014, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Yay, loving this comic more & more with every chapter.
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks bear!
chris-tar 19th Oct 2014, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
The equivalent of DLC at this moment in reality for me would be the Ebola Virus. It's like a "countdown" before our government allows it to spread throughout America and infect us all.....
Sorry. That was negative.
Great update as usual. I wish I had your skills.
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks dude. Skill level is all relative, I wish I was half as talented as artists I look up to. Just gotta do what you love, you'll find your audience and improve as you go.
Isis Marie 19th Oct 2014, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
Yay, hot buns rescued my Vinnie! He looks adorably bad-ass with his band-aid though. I feel for him with stressing about DLC. Right now I'm stressing about money. I'm right there with you, Vinnie, right there.

Nitro updtate as usual, Notos. I love the new looks for fridge and Galena is fresh as usual. Nice pacing too. Can't wait for next week's update. Woot! :D
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks Isis Marie, I'd be surprised if anyone was NOT stressed about money at some point. You're not alone! Glad you liked todays update.
SilverLion80 19th Oct 2014, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Fridge is such a motor-mouth, both literally AND figuratively. Galena's got a good suggestion. Maybe it is too early to consider, BUT it's something to give some thought to down the road.
Ttownlittlebear 19th Oct 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Ttownlittlebear
Since Fridge was doing most of the talking does that mean Vinnie has to pay DLC just for listening?
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Notos
The cost would be split between parties unless it was paid for by one party. This is assuming the conversation goes beyond the 'free limit' (generally 20-25 seconds) of conversation before DLC kicks in.
Here Vinny is just preemptively trying to curb things so he doesn't get hit with charges.
Finz_ 19th Oct 2014, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Finz_
I like all of the new characters you have to come up with, each detail subtly reveals just a bit more of the culture of the city.

But moving in, that's exciting! More troubled Vinnie drama awaits xD
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks, I generally find drawing extras as a bit of a hassle; takes time away from central characters, but yeah, it's been fun doing some of the cheesy 80's cyberpunk styles.
bobbyjoeguy 20th Oct 2014, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
bobbyjoeguy
Speaking of new characters; I like how the disgruntled people waiting in line move ever so slightly as Vin and Fridge's conversation goes on. It's that kind of detail that makes this comic stand out.
Liska 19th Oct 2014, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
OMG, I *so* know how Vinnie feels (broke, starving artist here!). Hopefully things will get better for him.

Also, loveeee Galena's hair that way!
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I hear you! Thankfully my current gig is pretty stable, but I was certainly in the starving artist scene for a number of years. Work hard and be smart about it and you'll do great.
Liska 19th Oct 2014, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
I unfortunately started with a ton of debt. I'm doing pretty good with the business, but not enough to be able to catch up-and stay up- with my bills!
Alicia the Bard 19th Oct 2014, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Alicia the Bard
That moment you want to leave and your friend keeps talking!
Notos 19th Oct 2014, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Notos
I know that feel.
meep 19th Oct 2014, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Poor Vin - all sad dark colours, even his hair colour hidden - he's feeling small and trying to disappear :(
Slinx 19th Oct 2014, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Love this comic, as always! Vin looks badass with that black eye. .... Is Papa wearing pants?
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Ha, I got that comment somewhere else too. Hate to break hearts but yes he is. He's just wearing a shirt that rides too high on his torso.
josbell975 22nd Oct 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
josbell975
I couldn't tell, and lets face it, this wouldn't be his first no pants walk about.
Notos 23rd Oct 2014, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Notos
Wouldn't be the first and won't be the last.
josbell975 24th Oct 2014, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
josbell975
and that is why I'm a fan!
wahhhp 19th Oct 2014, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
ahhh it's cool, i like that the music making is back in the story. i guess they'll use the ukelele?

i don't think i've ever hear ukeleles being described as retro.
dougwarner59 19th Oct 2014, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
dougwarner59
Are you doing this entire comic yourself? because everything is done so well that it's hard to believe one person could do such high quality work within one week.
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks doug! Yes the comic is done entirely by me myself and I.
pikinanou 19th Oct 2014, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
I love how Galena reacts. "I know a guy..." lol
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Notos
She probably does, too. Don't mess with her.
Nivlac 19th Oct 2014, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
I was thinking the same thing Slinx. I'm just going to run with the impression that he's just wearing a shirt, thinking he's fine behind the bar, and Galena's going to nag him for it lol
Danny Zephronic 19th Oct 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Galena's reaction... is literally what my best mate would be like
bobbyjoeguy 20th Oct 2014, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
bobbyjoeguy
Yay! Birthday comic just for me!(not really, but it's nice to delude yourself from time to time.)
Galena's new hair reminded me to ask a question. Are there 'gay' clubs in the city or does everyone just mix it up? I'm mostly just curious to know if there are drag queens/kings?(because Galena's so fabulous) Transpeople?(because if you can go synth, why not another gender?) Alternative genders/identities? (these may be questions to save for the next hiatus...?)
And thanks for the amazing work as usual, even if it isn't just for my birthday! lol
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Happy Birthday! A fellow October baby. Yes there are certainly gay clubs in the city. And yes to all the other questions as well. Hyperion is a mega city, a massive melting pot of all walks of life, basically one of humanities largest bastions after the disaster.
Marlee-The-Creator 20th Oct 2014, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Marlee-The-Creator
Galena has my hair ._.
Jordan Gray 21st Oct 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Jordan Gray
That. Is so. COOL. xD
Draginbeard 20th Oct 2014, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
Oh man, they just started dating! Its way to early to talk moving in, Galena!
Cuix (formerly Rauron) 20th Oct 2014, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Galena is so perfect in this page. That hair, those clothes, that lemme-at-em attitude, so good.

Vin's getting a bit more assertive, and seems to be actively seeking an improvement in his self-confidence. I like it.

Fridge n' Papa still looking good, of course.
Guest 20th Oct 2014, 3:42 AM edit delete reply
Galena was fucking great on this page.

I considered typing 'I need a Fridge in my life' and then realized how open to jokes that statement is.
crowwinters 20th Oct 2014, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
crowwinters
^ that was me. whoops.
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks crow glad you liked it!
He's a good dude if you can handle getting your ear talked off.
Admiral Jane 20th Oct 2014, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
Poor Vin Vin. I know how he feels, always scraping bottom. Hang in there buddy, I'm sure there's a solution to all of this without putting yourself in danger in the sub-level.

Schist 20th Oct 2014, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
I feel like those guys outside the club will not just be in this page. Dunno why, they just seem ominous for some reason.
Schist 20th Oct 2014, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
I feel like those guys outside the club will not just be in this page. Dunno why, they just seem ominous for some reason.
Bear 20th Oct 2014, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Bear
I love the way this thing givess you so much at one sitting - and I got 2-for-1, as I've been in hospital and off-net
Notos 20th Oct 2014, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Hey there, welcome back.
Drackir 21st Oct 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Rocking that facial bandaid look!

Vinnie is really starting to stand up for himself, though I don't know if thats more stress about DLC or getting more comfortable being social.

Is the japanese in the background of the bar just the same stuff in English or random letters or something else? It's a nice touch either way.
Notos 21st Oct 2014, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Notos
The Japanese text is part of the lyrics from Mad Machine, a song from Bubble Gum Crisis.
Jordan Gray 21st Oct 2014, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
Jordan Gray
1. Holy heck, Galena, don't rush the poor boy!

2. Wish Papa had slipped on his knuckledusters for that little POW!

3. Love the little details you put into this comic, like how you very subtly move the faces of the queueing patrons between dialogue panels.
Notos 22nd Oct 2014, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
Notos
Thanks Jordan
Oh, glad you noticed that on point 3. Even when a character doesn't change pose I do a 'boil' on the celshading shapes and tweak it slightly, just so there is a little bit of life between clicks if they aren't moving. I was beginning to wonder if it was even necessary, so I'm glad you mentioned it.
josbell975 22nd Oct 2014, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
josbell975
The dudes waiting in line, loved it, but kinda sad you didn't do fan art contest or something to put a fan in. I know it takes time to plan things out and I have zero chance myself...but it was fun last time you did that.

Galena is SO punk! I love her and her hair!
Notos 23rd Oct 2014, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Notos
It wont be the last time I do something like that, I just need to know long enough in advance that there will be a crowd scene. I'll keep doing other audience participation things as well.
NorthQuill 17th Dec 2014, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Those fellows are very patient
jigokugoddess 9th Jun 2015, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Calvin didn't beat them up, he just crushed on one of the guys arms a bit. He should have beat them up black, bloodied and bruised, just saying.
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