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The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Serain The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Serain
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]
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:iconkaiju-borru-zetto:
Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally bamf o A o :clap:
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Vampire-Bait Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
AWESOME JOB!!!
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:iconwildwolfkid:
wildwolfkid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
... i dont gget it... well done, but i dont get the story line
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AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hahaha strange- funny ending!
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Earfones Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool + nice art.
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Silvergem Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Writer
This is pretty awesome. I've always been a fan of screwing with the usual fairy tales and mothergoose rhymes. It was an interesting twist.

Good job! ^_^
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Serain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconwolfofheavenokami123:
I always had suspitions about the egghead...D:<
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
hahahaha.
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:iconwolfofheavenokami123:
lol :D
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:iconpunk1:
Punk1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
COOL!!!
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconpunk1:
Punk1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
:D
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Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
that was a fun comic ^^ god so many entries... i wonder if i will even make the 64 =_=
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Thanks! Yeah, I know >> I'm not sure if I will make it either, at least we're all in the same boat, haha.
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:iconmascot1063:
Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
i just wanna see my character drawn by other artists :D
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Me toooooo
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:iconmascot1063:
Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
less then an hour ;-;
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:iconjezebel-polizia:
jezebel-polizia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
This is beautiful! I love the dramatic atmosphere. Gorgeous!
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Thanks! Cheesiness has always been one of my greatest storywriting flaws, good to see that it didn't manifest this time.
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jezebel-polizia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
No really, I loved the way you've done this! Especially the ending. A lot of thought has obviously gone into this, I really like it!
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ichigopixiwings Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
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.

I think it's GRRRRRR8. :D
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Serain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Haha, it's not really supposed to make sense without the comic I suppose. It's really awesome.

Which panels are sketchier? Probably the ones with less colors I suppose.
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ichigopixiwings Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Hahaha, less color. That's funny. But yeah, generally the ones that were colored less.
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Yar, I realize my wording error -_-
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arachibutyrophobic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
coolness.

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. :sun:

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. :clap:

well done!
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Serain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
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.
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arachibutyrophobic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
welcomes. still convinced that the shadows hold some deep meaning about life that will ultimately affect the course of world :).

woa i just noticed the repetition with the "once, twice, three times" - what a fairy tale thing to do! I would have liked "thrice" more, though.

I'd jump off a cliff if you made another one of these.
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SomeGirlNamedJhenne Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Wow, this is an amazing job!
Love the story :D
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Thank you, it really was a moment of inspiration for me as well.
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Colt-kun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
YAAAAAY I likes! And what are you talking about? I thought you did a very good job trying to imitate Endling's style!

:+fav: for love.
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Serain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Haha, the key word is "trying" there. There's a lot of things that fall short, haha. Thanks for the love.
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blackdragoneyes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Kewl ^^, loving the wolf cry 3rd time ^^
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Thanks, I wanted to make that part dramatic... glad you enjoyed it.
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blackdragoneyes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome ^^
It's really kewl ^^
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DarkAngelGirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Wow!It looks very good!^-^
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Thank you.
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DarkAngelGirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Your welcome!^_^
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:iconmkava:
mkava Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
Excellent job. I really enjoyed reading this. :D
Drawing in greys... ugh! such a pain!
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Thanks. I think drawing in color is an even bigger pain XD.
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:iconmkava:
mkava Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Heh, no problem. And for color... I can't draw in colour due to slight color blindness. At least that is the excuse I use. ;P
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kalkie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Awesooome. :bounce: I love the story panelling and his character description :heart:
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Serain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Awww, thanks. Paneling was one of my hardest parts (had to take a ruler to paper... tiresome...). And I'd always really liked this character.
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Trinity630 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Dude. You're gonna win. *bad for me* XD Nice job! It'd be awesome if the Boy was in Everafter for real. :D
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Serain Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Haha, I actually remembered going through the other entries and making a "major competition" list in my head. And I thought when I saw yours, "Good idea... nice drawing... nice symbolism... damnit!"
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Trinity630 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Lol Thanks (I think). Well then, good luck to both of us! :D
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Haha, he already posted the results XD
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Trinity630 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Yeah. XD I noticed that RIGHT AFTER I sent you that comment. BTW, congrats on getting in the honorable mention section! *you deserved ittt* :D
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WingedNovelist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe the fact that Red can hear him has something to do with the wolf that attacked him, it looks like, judging by panal 2, he is posesed by the wolf.
Anywho good luck in the contest. ^_^
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Serain Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
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.
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