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Citrus: Siesta Fiesta by Collon28 Citrus: Siesta Fiesta by Collon28
Going through the installation for the Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, it made me aware of a fact within the story. OK, so imagine this: Arthas takes his ascension to Icecrown, frees the Lich King from his Frozen Throne, and goes through the procedure to merge with Ner'zhul. Thus, The Lich King is reborn in a new, powerful body.
But you know what he does? He's been trapped in that block of diamond ice for at least 20 years (I could do the math, but let's all just say he's been in there for awhile), and the first thing he does? He plops back down and. goes. to. sleep. For two frickin' years! I mean, granted, he has generals to run his Scourge army, but I mean Man Alive can't he be more imaginative than that? Yes I know the reason Blizzard (the name of the WoW creators) came up with this; to make room for adventurers to explore the world without this major threat getting in the way, but STILL!
Technically, I like how Razz turned out with the cell shading. I think future comics will incorporate this. I've always wanted to shade the cast of Citrus, but was never really sure how. I think this is a good route to take.

Edit: Adjusted the LK's eyes a bit in Panel 1 so they're more symmetrical. Also adjusted the writing on the sign so that it might be more readable. If the artist himself gets tripped up on his own work, something requires adjusting.

Of course, The Lich King, Warcraft, are copyright Blizzard Entertainment. Citrus and it's cast, Copyright ME!
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justjingles Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The comic is pretty well done. Sequential art can be tough, because it relies heavily on use of ';punch line' (whether something is comedic or not). The soft shading is an interesting effect, and it's pretty nicely done (I'm especially appreciative of the shading on the breastplate in the first panel). This may have benefited with more intense shading, since it has a lineless quality (although I realize the lines are present, just silver). A way to work it more successfully might be more line variation.

I think this piece could have used a fourth panel for the ';punch line'. When the underling says, "My lord... ale or whores?" I feel it would have been more successful, in my experience with sequential work, to have coupled that line with a shot of just the underling, and having the final panel be the punch-line of "Read the sign."

You did a good job keeping each panel in sync with the previous through use of color, good work!
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Collon28 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm, I see in my mind what you're talking about with the fourth panel. I can see the impact that might generate. In the event I do a do-over for this one, I'll certainly keep that in mind.
Line Variation? Never considered that either. See how much I aims to learn about this industry? Good thing I'm still in relative obscurity to give me time to hone my craft.
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justjingles Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's all good, man! You're doing just fine.
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StuffedFox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
Never played it :3
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Collon28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if one such as yourself has never experienced the lore of Warcraft, I will try to make any in-game references accessible to anyone who checks in on the comic that week. I'm confident you don't get it, but I hope you at least get a chuckle out of it.
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StuffedFox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
... I can fit a whole potato in my mouth! 8D
*tries with a king edward*
Gruurpsh... lurrgh womph?
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Collon28 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm, OK. Uhhh, Huh?
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StuffedFox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Filmographer
*VICTOLY*
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Timidguy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
i completely agree about Arthius. Oh I'm the big bad lich king and now it's time to conq.....zzzzzzzz.....

nice work on the comic, your moving right along with it. Kudos
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Collon28 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly. I didn't even notice it at the end of Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne; I just figured he was running things while sitting on his laurels.
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute bro. It turned out nice. I agree, I like the shading (the glowy eyes are great too!)

The sky and gradient effects turned out really well too - they don't catch the eye (which is good, btw - had to look at it a few times before realizing how awesome they are) Nice work :)
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Collon28 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I guess it was a gradient effect I pulled off. That was done manually, though I guess I could have had PS do the dirty work. It didn't turn out as good as it could have been but the backgrounds get the job done. In fact, I'll probably make some adjustments to it in due time.

Thanks for faving it by the way. :D
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
NP, your WoW stuff tends to be especially funny (but then I'm a touch biased) lol
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