Chapter 2 Cover

June 26th, 2009, 1:28 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
June 26th, 2009, 1:28 pm
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First off, I want to say THANKYOU!!! ... I don't know who to, as I'm not entirely sure as to who's in charge of the comic spotlight, so I'll just say thankyou to y'all. It really is... Great. Thanks so much.

[moaning, feel welcome to ignore] Aaaghh but problem is... Well, I suck under pressure. Whenever something like this happens I get this incredible desire to do a good job no matter what, which leads me getting paranoid about what I draw and then I scrap everything and then I'm running out of time so I get more stressed and have to just do something so I throw something down and THAT'S what leads me to moaning about not being satisfied by my pages (which I have refrained from doing for some time now I think). So uh.. that's why this pic comes a little late in the week and maybe not quite how I wanted it. Excuses excuses, I know... I'll shut up. I just felt awkward though what with being in the spotlight... I just didn't want to let anyone down. [end moan]

Okay now I'll really shut up moaning. Chapter Two's coming up next and I'm hoping it should be a lot of fun! I can't wait.

Thanks again for the spotlight!
H0lyhandgrenade
June 28th, 2009, 5:02 am
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Hope you're sitting comfortably, cuz it's reply time.

Krazeh: We're on the road to the second chapter~ Do we seriously think Atticus is gunna deliver some parcel?

Fishuu: Hah thanks XD Glad you understand, I guess you in your situation should be able to relate...

X1337WOLFX: Thankyou =3 I'm glad you like it.

SuperBiasedMan: Thanks so much =D I'm sure he lights his cigarette on DT's tail every chance he gets now- It's probably the only thing he sees him usefull for. And yeah I'm pretty perfectionist when it comes to art (only art. I halfass anything else in the world) but I guess it helps in the longrun, y'know?

Also, I'm happy to reply to the comments XD I like getting them, and when I comment on peoples work I like it when they reply, so this way everyone kinda wins I guess.

Kitten meat: From you that means a lot.

Grammer: You're so kind XD Actually... This is one of the fastest pieces of colouring I've ever done. Which is admittedly kinda a long time but wtv. It was the initial sketching that took me the longest to get right.

Sai: Thankyou =) I shall continue to do my thing (although doing someone else's thing is fun once in a while).

-Belial-: Thanks XD Haha damn now I'm beginning to feel like I made way too much a deal about the pressure thing again... I really need to chill.

Kahvilarotta: Glad you like it =D Heh my colouring seems to rely on tricks an d techniques to make it go faster, maybe someday I'll compile them all and share.

Captain Ghost: It is? Thankyou ;w;

Nashira: Cheers, I can't wait too >w< I'm looking forward to it. I'll be starting work this week.

BlackCatz: Thanks XD Nah it's just because fire types are awsum. Who wants water or a sissy leaf when you can have fire.

Naya: Oh gods that blasted song was whirring round and round my head as I coloured this thing...

MarzipanPerfection: Cheers!

Pat15: Thanks XD I dunno about that though, I've seen some pretty awesome ones in my time. But its better than my first one which is a good sign. Oh, and the spotlight just went on the day you commented I think... (wait... connection maybe? dun dun dun.)

Orphie: The two of us know, and that's what's important. Forget the world.

Ragethefox: Cheers =D Happy you like it.

Chan Tis Only a Guest: DT can light his cigarettes. IT'S THE PAIRING OF THE CENTURY.

Natacia: It's supposed to be the town map XD Though I never bothered with that myself personally... And I'm glad you do comment, it makes me happy =D

Ragethefox: Goodbye sweet spotlight. You were wonderfull while you lasted. Seriously. That kind of exposure was awesome.

Ewroin: ILU 2 =D A rebellious trainer, surely it must have been done before... Then again it's not like I'm that well read in the poke-verse.

-=Reidy=-: CHEERS!

Seedless-acorn: Is it fate, or was I simply too lazy to make them different. We will never know.

Actually if memory serves I think charmanders eyes are meant to be blue or something... But I think green goes with red so much nicer.

Konstan_tina99: This stories kinda based on my first playthrough of the game when I was a kid, and I chose charmander XD Heck, who DIDN'T choose charmander.

Celiex3: That's really sweet...

Blixx: Lol, new... Sounds like this is a little club now or something. Welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay!

Vampirecheetah: Ahh yes, but as much as I hate the pressure I think it's definitely a good thing in a way. It's the pressure that drives me to keep doing better page by page. It doesn't make it as easy, but I think it works out better in the long run.

Mugenginga: Man, thanks XD It is indeed more a parody of the anime than the manga because the anime is so much more iconic I think. EVERYONE (nearly) must have seen the anime at some point as a kid, and must have played the game, so this is a lil' slice of nostalgia from an adult perspective (I say adult. I'm frikkin nineteen.)

So, thanks =D I hope you enjoy.

Ichipowa: Thankyou XD I'm so happy you do.

KageOkamiNoGetsuga: Heh XD ... Well I dunno, the work that I scrap does tend to be really... really bad. I often feel quite hit and miss. But thankyou- I do try and keep myself chilled out...

Theorah: That's true XD Sometimes I wonder if I'm pushing the art too hard for such a silly comic, but it's also because I want to better my art and this is great practice. Don't worry, I'm not intending on stopping for some time XD

The Being: Why thankyou =3

BlackCatz: Cheers =D Yeah the old one was getting a bit dusty... I feel kinda cheap just doing the ol' but the big shiny eyes on the banner thing... But I guess on this rare occasion that I've done big shiny eyes it would be a waste not to use them.

Taboo: ... I feel really quite touched... thankyou. You're pretty awesome yourself y'know.

Cirrus: Hah XD Thanks, mebbe I should try that. Although I do get the distinct impression it would make you one very lonely reader of this...

Christen: Pokemon is indeed childhood, dammit! But I can't rely on that, I'm working hard on this for my own purposes too y'know =3

Kinlyu: It really does. I got a stupid amount of exposure. Good stupid, naturally. Oh those bushes >w< I'm glad you like them cuz I haaaate them.

FGamer: Title and page both. I am honoured. XD Lol thanks.

Gizumimipichu: Weeeell it is a long journey, anything could happen. Who knows, someday Atticus might even learn what DT is actually called... ... Nah thats wishfull thinking.

Gracifer: Heh XD Thanks. I don't try to stress myself, I really don't, it's something that's happened with me for... years and years now. Aww but you guys are all so kind, I really do love ya y'know.

Star: Heheh you sound like a therapist for me XD... Now I really think I've made a mountain out of a molehill. I heard someone once say, if you're not struggling you're not trying hard enough, soooo I guess a certain amount of stress is important. But I shall indeed endeavor to take it easy (which shall save us all from me whinging about my woes in the authors comment box again, huh). Thanks =)

Ron: Thanks, I'll try keep it up =)

Bigbangboy: For one sweet short moment my life was momentarily complete.

And... Thanks for commenting guys!
Reader Comments
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Chapter twoooooooooooo.
TO VERIDIAN CITY YO! YOU GOTS A PARCEL TO DELIVER.
fishuu
June 26th, 2009, 1:36 pm
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Awesome cover - I love how you color. I especially like the shading on the greenery this time 'round. And dragon thing is as adorable as ever <3

Haha, I totally understand your pressure issues, but I think you REACTED QUITE WELL :) And gave us a super pretty cover!
X1337W0LFX
June 26th, 2009, 2:03 pm
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such a nice cover XP
SuperBiasedMan
June 26th, 2009, 2:05 pm
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Nice cover... did he use charmander's tail to light that cigarette? o_0

Ah, I should have known you were a perfectionist ;). You don't need to obsess so much just because you're spotlighted now what you've done so far is awesome, this page included. :D

Oh, and aswell I'd just like to say I respect the fact that with your 1000+ fans you still take the time to repsond to each individual comment. Not many people would bother doing that, so thanks :P
Kitten meat
June 26th, 2009, 2:15 pm
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AAAAAWWWESHOME!!!
Grammer
June 26th, 2009, 2:15 pm
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The colouring must have taken you forever, seriously u-u
By the way, no need to worry about doing a good job, you always do (;
Sai
June 26th, 2009, 2:24 pm
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'Grats! Just do your thing, since that's what you're spotlighted for~ Lovely coloring by the way~ :D
Kahvilarotta
June 26th, 2009, 2:34 pm
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The cover is awesome. sdgndosg.
Just how can you color so awesomelly, haha.

Can't wait for the chap to start.
Captain Ghost
June 26th, 2009, 2:41 pm
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Arrrghhhhh

.... this is truly beautiful ;o;
Nashira
June 26th, 2009, 2:44 pm
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Your colouring is too awesome. D':
I can't wait for the next chapter! >w<
BlackCatz
June 26th, 2009, 3:58 pm
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This is such a beautiful cover!!! Dragonthing is adorable!! (I've a thing for fire types.. My friend claims its becuz I'm a Leo -which is a fire sign- =.= )

Once again, congrats on the spotlight! XD
Naya
June 26th, 2009, 4:17 pm
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*SINGS*
WE'RE ON THE ROAD TO VERIDIAN CITY~!
VERIDIAN CITY!
MEET MY FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY!
WE'RE ON THE ROAD TO VERIDIAN CITY!
Etc. XD
MarzipanPerfection
June 26th, 2009, 4:42 pm
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Awesome
pat15
June 26th, 2009, 7:42 pm
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I say that's one of the coolest chapter cover I've ever seen (^.^)
and gratz on being spotlighted (even though it was a few days ago already... I think)
Orphie
June 26th, 2009, 7:59 pm
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Let it be known: I knew you before the spotlight! *rawr*

xD Just kidding, that would be douche-baggish of me.
ragethefox
June 26th, 2009, 8:27 pm
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This comic is the best!
FAV+
Chan Tis Only a Guest (Guest)
June 26th, 2009, 8:51 pm
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THIS CHAPTER COVER GOT ME THINKIN. It's like the perfect pair. Dragonthing who's a fire Pokemon, and Atticus' who smokes.
I swear it makes sense in my head.
But this cover is really good. =D YAYCHAPTERTWO!
Natacia
June 26th, 2009, 8:53 pm
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I LOVE IT!
I like how he's holding a map, it reminds me of the 'Town Map' you get in every pokemon game!
Attcus's hair looks super luscious =]
I think the expressions are funny too!
I can't wait for the comic to continue!

hahaha it think this is the only comic I take the time to comment anymore XD
ragethefox
June 26th, 2009, 9:16 pm
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Damnit not spotlight anymore...
ewroin
June 26th, 2009, 9:57 pm
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Aw, this cover is adorable! The concept of a rebellious pokemon trainer is ingenious!

Long story short, ILU.
-=Reidy=-
June 26th, 2009, 11:40 pm
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EPIC!
Seedless-acorn
June 26th, 2009, 11:44 pm
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omg, dragonthing don't fall off his shoulders! and awww, their eyes are, like, the same color! so pretty...
celiex3
June 27th, 2009, 2:19 pm
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no stressin' just do it however you need to do it.
we arent people that are going to grade each little line you draw. no stress. just draw and be happy :3 thats all i ask for.
blixx
June 27th, 2009, 4:04 pm
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lolololo Hi Im new
=3
I my favorite chars are atty and DRAGON THANG
-shot-
vampirecheetah
June 27th, 2009, 5:25 pm
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I don't think you should worry. Your art and pages are a hell of a lot better then a lot of comics on smackjeeves. So I really don't think many people are going to see a page as being any less of value then any of your previous pages. As for the added pressure, just stop looking at the adds or to see how many watchers you have. If that's what's making you nervous, avoid it.
Ichipowa
June 27th, 2009, 10:03 pm
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:D omg toooo cute X3!!!! i love your artwork ;D!
KageOkamiNoGetsuga
June 28th, 2009, 3:21 pm
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Dun Stress I really love your shading on the cover for this chapter, it look's really amazing, and no need to scrap your drawings, mishaps, and stray lines, are fine, and I'm sure a lot of theothers agree. I've had my eye on this comic for a while now and I'm glad it's coming out so well.
Theorah
June 28th, 2009, 3:33 pm
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The nice thing about this comic is that its fun and silly, as such, although your art is wonderful, I dont think readers would mind much if it wasnt perfect, they just want to read something fun! :) On that note, dont worry about being perfect! Embrace the funess and have fun! I know so many artists who stop drawing because of the reason you mentioned, at least you recognize that you do it- dont stop drawing it! have confidence! Im enjoying your comic too much for you to stop XD
the being
June 28th, 2009, 9:06 pm
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Awsome! The perfect definition of the word.
BlackCatz
June 29th, 2009, 1:18 am
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oooo! Just noticed your new banner.. it's AWESOME! (echoing the being)
taboo
June 29th, 2009, 2:10 am
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your comics are the best comics
Cirrus
June 29th, 2009, 12:23 pm
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<3 I love this so far. =D
It just occured to me Dragonthing is like and instant lighter. =3

xD ANd dun worry. Even if you drew stick figures, id still read every page. x3
Christen Banks
June 29th, 2009, 2:28 pm
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I <3 YOU.

Pokemon was like the icon of the late 90's-early 00's and any parody of that epic camp is worth reading. So don't stress about the artwork or writing, you can't go wrong with a pokemon parody. :-]
Kinlyu
June 29th, 2009, 3:17 pm
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comic spotlight works!
Anyway, I really wonder what will happen on Atticus's adventures... and your drawings are great, I love the pencil work, it's amazing (oh, those bushes)
FGamer
June 29th, 2009, 9:31 pm
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This title is awesome!
FGamer
June 29th, 2009, 9:32 pm
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This title page is awesome!
gizumimipichu
June 30th, 2009, 1:51 am
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Wow! That is a pretty cool cover page! I read this comic and it's really funny! Hopefully, they'll have a better friendship; Atticus and Dragonthing. ^_^ Fave!
Gracifer
June 30th, 2009, 12:27 pm
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Congrats! You deserved the spotlight. You put a tremendous deal of detail in each of your pages. But don't feel pressured! Take your time. We're all pretty devoted readers, I'm sure, so don't try to stress yourself out by over-working yourself.

:)
Star (Guest)
June 30th, 2009, 7:16 pm
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Please read this H0lyhandgrenade Yes, I'm a new reader of yours to this Mokepon. However I like the detail and effort you took the time to get your picture down. Please trust me when I say don't rush yourself. Don't stress yourself out over this. Take a break if you need, take some time off and calmly collect yourself. Just because you have a whole new wide range of readers does not mean they want to see your work done all the time. It's okay to miss some deadlines. Even if you did stop making this comic, I'll just go back and re-read it with a hope that you'll return to it. I just want you to know that there's people who don't want you to get fustrated and stressed out over it. It might be a huge amount of pressure, but if you step back and look and watch, you'll see that not everyone of your readers will pressure you to always being on time. Those readers will forever wait paicently for your updates, as well as I.
Bigbangboy
July 1st, 2009, 6:15 pm
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HAHAHA!
1337 fans! XD
ForresterV5
July 2nd, 2009, 11:13 pm
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I'm pretty sure you've heard this before, but.............. You have an awesome comic, and you're coloring style is just epic. :3 I wish I could draw half as good as you do. :p
hanners
July 16th, 2009, 2:30 pm
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such lovely compostion!
I love pokemon so no doubtly this comic rocks my world XD
Yuna-san
December 3rd, 2009, 3:10 pm
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This comic is interesting :D and i randomly noticed his eyes are the same as "dragon things" and his hair is ALMOST the same color in that...is that supposed to mean something? o.o
Pyroflasher
December 13th, 2009, 11:43 am
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Wow Okay, so I just finished reading the first chapter and wow! Not only is your art better then some proffesionals, it is fantastic writing. I'm a playwright with no art skills, and I must say you have great skill. I love the character of atticus has so much potential, and its both nostalgic and refreshing to see such a realistic take on the world of pokemon. Also the humor is great and had me laughing alot! That poor charmander. Great job!
Razzmerrah
January 23rd, 2010, 12:29 pm
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Scarf! Dragon thing must be attempting to win the loves with his tosty warm tail-scarf!
Don't ask...
Kazzythehedgehog
August 12th, 2010, 4:13 am
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You should publish this, I really want to read it but not be on the computer all the time.
James Birdsong (Guest)
September 1st, 2010, 3:48 pm
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Eh good cover. Eh swell page.
DaydreamingDaisy
June 26th, 2011, 4:31 pm
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Two! Oh this page is just beautiful. Huh, I didn't realize that Atty had green eyes until now. Aww, Dragonthing has them too! He's so adorable, trying to point out directions from Atticus's shoulder. He let him sit there?
Comic Splotlight? You deserve it all, and more. I get how you feel, I do that quite often. You have to understand that the only thing that matters is how you feel about what you're making, not what anybody else does. Having fun is the most important thing, and you should make sure to do as much of it as you can!
Brandonodon (Guest)
August 29th, 2011, 4:54 pm
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question: if he's 14 years old, then why is he smoking...? love the comic, just wanted to know!
Whitespirit
March 9th, 2012, 3:18 am
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Cuuuute!! He looks so cute!! Im in love <3
daxkhariya
July 29th, 2013, 6:49 am
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Most good looking guy on earth~
A (Guest)
July 20th, 2014, 6:05 pm
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Okay, Atticus is completely adorable. ...And he's also one mean son- ...guy... Cool, I'll say.