50 - 04 May 2010 06:16 pm
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[Posted by Shamdu on 04 May 2010 06:49 pm]

Okay, this is the end of the comics so I better talk about it for a bit.
First of all I must apologize for this being right to left - I wanted to translate and publish it here but eventually decided against it as the quality is insufficient. Maybe one day...
This comic was made in a month or so, back in December. I tried to go for a style that would allow me to draw fast and still look good, but I don't think that came out too well... I'm also not very happy with the pacing, and the story feels kinda banal. I watched a lot of 40s thriller films around that time so I wanted to do something similar (only with supernatural stuff!), without falling into the familiar film noir imitation cliches.
Originally I wanted this to have a more "classic" setting - a big city for example - but for the sake of drawing speed I used some of the neighborhoods here as a model for the background, as they're easy to draw and look interesting. Only after finishing the comic I got to visit some houses there, and realized I depicted Ben's apartment all wrong....
Anyway, while drawing I came up with a whole backstory for the comic and character, but it's inconsequential. I don't think I'll continue it... Maybe I'll reconsider though, who knows.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this short story.

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User Comments

[Posted by bendomolena on 04 May 2010 07:07 pm]

I really liked it :D

[Posted by Supervillain on 04 May 2010 10:50 pm]

and enjoyed it I did C':

[Posted by Zefster on 04 May 2010 11:51 pm]

I really enjoyed it. :)

I'll look forward to whatever you come up with in the future!

[Posted by Schmerz on 05 May 2010 12:06 am]

I loved it! And even if I wished it was slightly longer, I don't really mind it being this short,- I mean, I could just reread it when I want to. <3

[Posted by Akina-SA on 05 May 2010 07:44 am]

enjoyed every bit of it
i'll have to check out your other comics ^^

[Posted by orangecookies on 05 May 2010 03:49 pm]

This was really very awesome. And I thoroughly enjoyed the whole 40's theme in the comic. (as I am a big fan of the 20's-50's)
It would be great if you continued but like Schmerz said, I don't really mind this being short at all. I think it's a nice length since it still gets the story across without being too overwhelming or too short.
Unlike this comment which is just me rambling! OTL

Boooooo all done? [Posted by Crystal Hikara on 05 May 2010 05:45 pm]

Well, you got me fooled on the inaccuracies of the time zone for this comic. It definitely felt authentic to me.

I really liked the concept of this story, and just how 'film noir' it felt to me. While I can understand you may not want to continue this, I would still personally to see more investigations by our weirdo PI. But that's me. ;D

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[Posted by Evi on 14 May 2010 12:25 am]

man, I loved it <3 I really enjoyed reading this.

[Posted by creativedemi64 on 19 May 2010 03:40 pm]

XP Ah I crave more! ... ^^ Loved it though.

[Posted by kebridges on 24 May 2010 06:49 pm]

baw this was super adorable <3 good job c:

Brilliant!! [Posted by bobbyberta on 29 May 2010 05:11 am]

Wow, that was brilliant. I really enjoyed it and I'm used to reading published manga's. This was definitely up to that standard and really kept me hooked throughout the story.

[Posted by newyorkdefendertalon on 25 Jun 2010 11:58 am]

Dude, you need to continue, it's great<3

[Posted by randomperson (Guest) on 26 Jun 2010 06:39 am]

This style is AMAZING and you should totally do it more!! It's so nice to see something on the webb that is NOT manga imitation and your balance between blacks and whites is nothing short of brilliant! I agree with you that the pacing could be improved, but I still dearly hope you delve more into this style and create more with those characters! Overall the most charming comic I've encountered here on Smackjeeves! <3

[Posted by Chocobosh on 26 Jun 2010 10:23 pm]

You did this in a month?!
Wow, That in itself is pretty impressive.
I liked the style. I thought it looked pretty polished in general. I was a little confused towards the end when things got more action-y and I was also a little confused about the motivation of Ms. Walker...

dick tracy in hell [Posted by GabrielsThoughts on 29 Jun 2010 06:40 pm]


[Posted by tRickityHouses on 30 Jun 2010 02:15 am]

besides the left right thing this was pretty sweet. Interesting and nicely drawn. I think It ended nicely as it did.

Cool! [Posted by huerfanos on 02 Jul 2010 03:03 am]

I hope you get back to drawing man, we really liked it!

Reboot [Posted by Jinjuuryuu on 05 Jul 2010 11:52 am]

Maybe not continue but a reboot perhaps! ^^

[Posted by Shamdu on 07 Jul 2010 11:05 am]

Actually I want to restart this comic as a series.... But I'm having a hard time coming up with a new direction for it.

[Posted by Ophelia the Odd on 04 Aug 2010 01:27 am]

I loved it so much. It was awesome and so fun to read. I'm a first time reader but dang this was totally sweet. You did such a good job snarkling. If you ever do restart it it will be a great day.

EPIC! [Posted by Javox10 on 14 Aug 2010 07:18 pm]

One of the best webcomics I read.
I really enjoed this!!

[Posted by Dc_Forever on 19 Oct 2010 07:53 pm]

You should do a bunch of mini stories with their random misadventures trying to solve paranormal cases! :D. That way you're not commited to a long term story but we're still getting out fix! (Ain't I so selfish xD.)

Really good story and cool art. You have a unique style that's super cool. And the story isn't the typical demon type story. It's awesome. And I'm gonna shut up now and stop rambling. :].

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