This one's a little different tone for "Bomango" so i'm not sure how it'll go over. I've personally felt the same way as Andy lots of times, but it wasn't until I became an adult that I really felt regret over being an ass to people by omission of action or compassion. Good intentions have a way of feeling less "good" when you don't actually put yourself on the line, even if it's nothing really world-shattering.
It's weird how these sorts of things feel more life-or-death when in school. Andy might be a good kid, but he's still wired to worry about what people think, and visibly reaching out to someone who's the school whipping post might be noble, but for some reason it's really hard to do.
Of course, Didi sees no such distinctions, so the solution is simple to her. (And anyway, Andy's friendship with Gogo should really have worn away his "worrying what people think" stigma by now, don't you think?)
so yeah...kind of unfinished, kind of different, but there it is.
thanks for watching
uuuuuurgh!!! your lineart!!!! it's beautiful and i'm mad at you for that!!! >.<
but on another note, i'm really glad you brought up this subject, especially with didi (she has a knack to cut to the chase).
thnx for this awesome comic, you just made my day
(luvin those mini-cheerleader didis! ^_^)
You did an AMAZING job showing off human nature and just how confused we can be.
Didi is so awesome, I love her so much!
"When you are a little kid the world is full of magic. But as you grow older you find the world is harsh and unforgiving, so you must find a little magic in every day life or it will be a very short lived life."
So in other workd dont under estimate a simple smile and saying hello to people once and a wile.
One magical thing that keeps me going is (My Little Pony) I know its not for everyone but it feels me up with worm fuzzy feelings.
OH AND I REALLY LIKE YOUR ART!
2. I didn't know Andy had a cat and I *really* didn't know he had a Totoro cushion.
3. Andy's friends with Gogo *and* Hector and he cares what people think?
4. I wonder who Leela would less want to see Andy associating with, Erica or Gogo?
5. For that matter, what does Leela think of Didi?
6. I nearly spelled Didi "DeeDee"... which makes me realize how similar they are in personality and how different they are in intellect. Didi had DeeDee's personality and Dexter's intellect. *imagines Didi dancing around in a tutu*
Deeper than the usual works, I like where this is going, in a platonic, non-humorous kinda way.
SO HERE'S A QUESTION:
I know you've started to dabble in web-comic format and getting Bomango off the ground by yourself. But I caught myself wondering (and here's my question); do you have a complete proof-of-concept of Bomango? Do you have a script?
Whether you have or not, have you considered simply drafting a high-quality proof-of-concept and showing publishers? Have you been in contact with any publisher and showed Bomango off?
Really, looking at this page, it just feels as legit and professional as any other published comic. I think that if you just pull all your beautiful shit together into an awesome looking concept and show publishers, you actually might land a deal! Plus, now you also got some professional work under your belt to further ensure your legitimacy!
AND SHOULD YOU STILL BE REJECTED BY ALL (GODS OF METAL FORBID), then look on the bright side, captain.
You'll just use that work to kickstart your webcomic.
At the same time, he recognizes that if he does this too overtly, he will have to face the social consequences. Not just from the other schoolkids, but from Erica herself. It is entirely possible that Erica simply isn't all that likeable, for whatever reason, and Andy may not be interested in being her friend (in all honesty, Andy seems to be somewhat picky regarding his friends). He may not be so much reaching out to Erica as simply making a blanket statement to the rest of the class to tone the aggression down a bit.
That said, art reflects the artist, so we can assume at least that what VanHeist drew reflects what he felt while drawing. I look at the two girls handing out the flowers and I see the anime expression on the second one, the expression that is usually used to convey a sort of apologetic condescension, a certain "I'm sorry that happened to you, but you look so adorable!" one would use on a puppy that got its head stuck in a snack can. Ponytail girl I could go either way on, but as ponytails are usually used on more aggressive characters, I can see her expression as a sort of tolerant acceptance, if nothing else than because her friend is entertained by the little Omega.