Edit</i>: Sweet! Honorable mention! I'm very honored.
Aritist's Notes: This is for `Endling's Everafter contest. It is a day late, but he said it was okay. The comic itself is actually just a tribute to his comics, as I tried to do them in his B&W style, with black borders. You will notice that the first page is significantly crappier compared to the others - this is the first time I've done a lot of colorless coloring. Also, the reason why the text is so crooked is because I realized that my computer cannot download fonts, so I was forced to write everything out myself.
Yes, I realize that my drawing ability has nothing on Endling's, and this is but a pale imitation. I drew Red about 4 times, trying to get her to look just like the original, but then I realized: If Endling wanted characters that look just like his, then he would just draw them himself. So I kept her that way.
Plot Summary: The first part is pretty much self explanatory - it cuts off right before The Boy Who Cried Wolf (or the Boy, as I will refer to him) gets eaten in the traditional tale.
The next part has to do with his mental problem: He's obsessed with telling the truth. It's particually bad this time, so he breaks out to kill whomever's lying. Unfortunetly, he is accosted by Humpty Dumpty's strike-squad, because they knew he would take this way (being the shortest to the psyciatric ward, where kids often lie to the good doctors). They knock him out. The end.
Oh yeah, and Red can hear him screaming for reasons I haven't figured out yet (maybe she just has good hearing? Actually the real reason is that I just wanted to draw her.)
Character Description: Check here for his character sheet and description: [link]
Nice. To tell the truth, when I first saw this, it made absolutely no sense to me. But then I went on EverAfter's site, and discovered the webcomic. And now I'm hooked O.o
But enough about that. Now that I understand what's going on, I can see a lot of nice details that I missed when I read the comic the first 5 or 6 times. A few of the panels seem a bit sketchier than others (I'm not sure if that was intentional or not), but I think overall it was executed pretty well, given the fact that you had a deadline to meet.
this is my first time seeing your work, but it's really impressive! i like how you integrated lots of symbolism into your piece, and at the same time used Endling's style (i actually like the grayscale here). great plot, btw.
some of the parts i particularly liked ... the ragged, almost gritty drawing style matches up with the storyline . his big mouth . long shadows (same for both the villagers and the wolf) . his use (and the villagers too) of traditional weaponry while the squad ppl use guns . smokes and black shading for the Boy.
Wow, I'm really flattered, haha. You're comment was the best I've gotten so far. I love your interpretations of the drawings though the shadows were more for dramatic effect. Thanks for commenting, I loved reading it.
Oh, how stout of you. I hoped that someone would notice that - it was just a bit of meaning that I hoped my readers would figure out, and also the original plan for her cameo, but I figured it wasn't explaned enough in the plot.
There's also some more symbolism in the drawings, actually.
1) Red's relaxed pose when she's with Iggy (she's very tense near Crooked) shows their familiarity, which I've seen to be a theme in Endling's comics.
2) The tufts of hair sticking out of the sides of the Boy's head = wolf ears.
3) The fact that I never drew in any of the villagers eyes shows that they are blind to the suffering of others and the real reason why he would lie.
There's some more, but I forgot.