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Andrew Fisher the Dragonslayer by VanHeist Andrew Fisher the Dragonslayer by VanHeist
EDIT: Part 2, by demand:
you know the drill, more hasty script stuff. This one's still truncated but more cohesive. I missed having Andy and Hector around.

a friend of mine lent me a fun novel to read (as opposed to eat, i guess) "Lamb", by Christopher Moore, is a damn funny story about the childhood of Christ as told by Joshua's (Jesus') childhood friend Levi who is called "Biff". I suddenly remembered drawing this exchange a few weeks ago and realized how similar Andy and Hector were to Joshua and Biff. Andy is ultimately bound for amazing things in his life, but hovering nearby and bearing the brunt of worldly concern is Hector, alternately cautioning and resenting and encouraging his friend. (Maybe Andy's surname "Fisher" was semi-prophetic...hmmm)

Anyways...I'm not exactly sure how it works for the female side of the species, but what Andy's going through mentally here is autobiographical in the sense that I think it's a fairly universal anxiety held by young men interested in older women... If you've dug through the gallery a few years back you already (sorta) know the answer to Andy's question.

I don't have to explain the title, right?

I'll make more "real" stuff soon, just wanted to share.
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If Gogo is a Jet, Andy's words were a SAM.
yukieternity Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE those last two panels
Gogo: 'talktalktalk-'
andy: 'are you a virgin?' -pointblank-
Gogo: '....o.o'
Ahaha, I love this! Believe me, man, this is as real as it needs to be.
originals Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist
Somehow, I can relate to this a little.
batosail Aug 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
i suscribe!
your work is trilling i love you! :D
Otacon144 Aug 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lamb is a great story - I remember doing a rendition of it for Oral Interp. Good times... :3

Also - this story has really matured since I first found you. My first impression of it was that it felt like a gag-strip - all these incidents happening, but not really connected to each other, like looking into someone's daily life. But I can see a definite plot taking shape, especially in these "roughs," and it looks like a good one. Also worth mentioning is that you put a great deal of thought into your characters and how they interact, and the fact you're able to do so around a force of nature like Gogo and yet keep them distinct and entertaining, is nothing short of incredible.

In anyone else's hands, a character like Gogo would have become the sole focus, and everyone else would have faded into the background, making her ultimately a detriment to the story - a narrative black hole. She's obviously more than human, some would probably say "overpowered," but you balance her incredibly well with characters like Andy and Didi; people who keep her grounded and remind us that she can be caught off-guard or second-guessed, however little she'd want to admit it, so it works.

If, say, I had been writing this story, it would have probably collapsed long ago, but you have a strong enough grasp of storytelling and character that it's all meshing together perfectly.
All I must say is that I love Gogo's expression in the last panel.
NCWeber Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. What Andy did there in the second to last panel is what we call blind-siding. Definitely not "cricket" in a conversation. :D
DTJB Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha-ha, and scene.
DreamingDragonDesign Aug 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love Gogo's expression in that last panel. LMAO.
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