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damn and DAMN!
I must admit this is a duo for me… I love the comic and the postings. I don’t normally comment but after someone else mentioned it I realized I spend half a day reading all the posts and scrolling back up to the comic… can’t say I’ve done that on any other comic. Thanks all
I do exactly the same thing. Altho’ I did propose to someone one here once. :P
I hope it worked out for you man.
And did you use a pun with it? See, around here, we believe puns are appropriate for all situations. That’s totally true about life, too.
Lol, no. I had just started reading the comic so I didn’t realize how vital puns were. Methinks they are more important than a good push-up bra around here!
I do the same– I’ve been thinking about posting myself and haven’t really. Looks like you’re a catalyst today. : D
………I just pissed my fiancee off with my giddiness about Byron FINALLY going berserk rage on a bitch….I love you guys, I get an angry conjugal visit tonight =D
Just note, that while foaming at the mouth works for Byron in this situation, it will NOT work for you in your situation. Trust me. They just think you have rabies.
(And then she’ll probably call the cops. And then you get to spend the night in a cell with a guy named “Cliff Bob”. Oh, and Cliff, I don’t know if you’re reading this, but I do NOT want to rob that bank with you, no idea how you got my number, but please, PLEASE stop calling it.)
Absolutely brilliant. Stabbing him with a spear protruding from his own chest. This is the kind of Character moment I play D&D to Experience! Movies and books rarely have the individual focus on a character to evolve in truly interesting and revelatory ways. I’m so glad that Byron is truly a Berserker in the scariest sense. I hope there is a suitably dark and terrifying explanation to come.
Love your work. You guys rock.
That’s not ordinary berserkness. Harki is right, Byron is possessed! He’s the earthly host of a savage war god.
That’s how he can survive being shiskabobbed.
I believe the cultist was just trying to trigger his frenzy, nothing more.
This response we see here is just a mere example of what actually a true berserker is capable of. Quite close to Scandinavian berserkergangr description.
Not referring to the cultist. What he’s possessed by would scare the cultists into getting day jobs.
I dont like the Tazmanian-Devil moment on the fourth panel… kinda breaks the feeling of the moment for me. But other than that, yay, awesome to see that the berserker berserking
I also felt that it made for sort of a weird juxtaposition. I honestly don’t know how you’re supposed to portray the whirlwind attack cliche without it coming across as more cartoony than threatening.
Yeah, very challenging, visually. Perhaps a line of freeze-frames (i.e., snapshots in various states of the turn) and some motion blur?
Kinda with you guys on that one.
Also … maybe back off the giant anime mouth expressions a wee bit? I’m seeing Robotech creep. :)
I know it’s tempting to make the anime reference considering the artist, but large, wide open mouths is a go-to move in animation and comics of virtually all stripes. It’s just a bit different seeing it in Guilded Age given that Erica was a bigger fan of the clenched jaw than the wide open mouth.
BTW–that’s just a random idea. Something like that is technically and conceptually difficult, plus the art as a whole has to be done with a quick turnaround on a regular basis. One of my friends was a comic strip/book artist. He ran into a classmate years after graduating who’d been highly dismissive of his work because it wasn’t “real art.” She actually apologized to him because she’d been asked to work on some kind of indie comic or graphic novel, and discovered just how hard it was.
I get the feeling it’s more of a cursed/spell placed upon him by the cult of the lidless eye (did I get that right?).
Like many said, it seems to be more of a command! Didn’t that seer trigger it a way back?
Or maybe his axes talk back.
You know, that would be great. In the end, we find out it’s his darling axes that have been instructing him to kill all along.
Oh shit, he’s using Deathless Frenzy. Heal him up quick before he dies.
HO-LEE-SHIT. I really didnt think I would be able to love this comic any more than I already do. Me = PROVEN THE FUCK WRONG.
I guess he really WAS named Byron the Berserker for a reason.
At first I wasn’t sure the art was right in this page. But I think it’s just that I’m not used to seeing Harki look so concerned and Byron looking so mindless.
I am disappointed. The page should be heroic. Not comical. I was about to withdraw my previous concerns about John and his art, since he usually got things right and beautiful, dynamic, and was about to apologize… but this page does it. Hells! Why that hurricane thing? Rage, possession, or what… why would a warrior turn it’s back on his foe? And so many times… Why would this warrior avert his eyes, while the thing of his hatred is in front of him? When I took a glimpse of the first three panels, I released a gasp. It was cool. Awesome. Then I chuckled… Seriously. You’ve done a great job this far, and only a few things were out of the picture… the fourth picture, and the last being some of them… shit.
I don’t really think your opinion is all that important to the artist, you seem to be the only one with a problem.
The red rage grips the heart, the blood sings of fire and darkness, a howling echo of savage primal night, SPIN ATTACK!
Oh hells yeah.
Where Harki caught the spear-breaking axe in the third panel, I figured the spinning in the fourth panel was Harki throwing Byron off-balance, so as to effect his escape to that rope. Anyone else see it that way?
Like your explanation Mirefrost00. I just can’t quiet figure out what it is that Harki is holding in that panel in his left hand. I can only describe it as apparently a wooden object made in a double claw form, but seeing that wasn’t there before… what is it?
I also believe Harki’s hand goes the wrong way from panel 2 to three. In panel two his palm faces outward and thumb towards Byron, now if you twist it that way you have to spin the axe around… Which seems odd.
Having said all that, I could not do any better. Just hope it helps to improve an already great comic!
I think the item you’re talking about is just his loincloth thing flapping up as he’s falling.
To misquote an old comedy film:
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A REAL BERSERK
“Hell yeah, it’s about time!” – Alá Tychus Finlay from Starcraft 2.
About damn fuckin’ time! Now you ROCK, By!:D
Hang on, what? The orc just got stabbed straight through his heart – probably in the right ventricle, or in between the ventricles. He shouldn’t even be standing, let alone running around.
Troll… meet Berserker :-)
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