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Tea Love's fantasy life with Big Mac

So in issue 9, Fleetfoot gets bonked on the head and dreams out her future with Big Mac... in issue 10, Tea Love also gets her noggin bashed. This is one of those script moments wear Katie says a basic notion, and says SURPRISE ME! The gag was the same, but I wanted to put a spin on it to separate it from being a repeat. Hmmm... Tea Love sounds to me as if she might be British... and a lightbulb went on over my head.

Originally the idea was to be photos from her "life with Mac" and it evolved into spy photos and a Bond theme, right down to the Aston Martin DB5 (pulled as a chariot, of course) and a pony version of Blofeld (note the Persian cat cutie mark and Nauru jacket). The "You Only Live Twice" theme lyrics played too well to the scene, so I had to include them.

I can say with some certainty I may be the first person to draw pastel colored horses in swimsuits and snorkel gear fighting sharks.

Originally, this page had a martini glass with an apple wedge on the rim (right next to the receipt for it) but myself and editorial agreed that was too much for a kids-oriented comic, so I 'shopped it out. No matter what you put in a martini glass, it still says BOOZE!

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chbedok's avatar
Tea Love then gets shot by Hoof-feld. 
ardashir's avatar
I loved that running joke in the comic, with Mac so oblivious to all the gorgeous mares who were chasing him (to the point where two had a cat fight over him!)
seraphina321's avatar
When i first saw this i wasn't thinking of big mac to much as bond :P I was thinking more that tea love was already a spie and dreaming of letting big mac into that life heeheh XD and what it would be like.But i defenetly see it now that im going and looking back on it.
Dulcechica19's avatar
Applejack and Rainbow Dash traiving and car? Coooool!
twyllia's avatar
cool, it's really cool, and i liked the final version too =3
Hmm intresting. ;)
DJVinylScratchPON-3's avatar
Lol, why is everypony falling in love with Big Mac?  XD
SFaccountant's avatar

Well, he's pretty much the highest-profile male pony in the show, exemplifies the strong, silent type, and is clearly unmarried.

It leaves a lot of room for fan exploration.

Cartoon-Eric's avatar
Not to mention he is pretty much the most eligible bachelor in Ponyville.  Hell he's gotten the attention of Princess Luna!
kalashnikovmarine's avatar
Fruit juice martini, shaken, not stirred... nope just doesn't have the same ring to it sadly.
blackravenphoto's avatar
This scene, with the Fleetfoot concussion, were two of my favorites in the Big Mac story Arc, which may also just be my favorite story arc yet in an all together awesome comic series. 
PaperMatt202's avatar
I never would have made that kind of connection...  It certainly is an interesting fantasy.

Either way, that two-part comic was great!  You two make the best pony comics, and you make the best pony art!
Scavgraphics's avatar
So, do I need to start bugging Chris Ryall for a 00Mac and Tea Love mini series, or is there someone better i should address this to?
duragan's avatar
How did you pull off that effect for the top panels in the comic? I love that stary look but could never get it done when not inking digitally. ^^;
andypriceart's avatar
I do no digital work on the comics- everything is done by hand. Nothing against those that do digital work, but I wan't my pages to be done entirely by me, not machine. That is done with a toothbrush spray of black ink, topped with one of white paint
Ashoof's avatar
this was fun to pour over all the little details :)
codepony's avatar
The scene with Twilight pouring herself a drink is what caused me to give FiM a chance :)
Leon-Z's avatar
awesome!..XD loved the first one! love this one too!..XD
darkwarrior's avatar
Seems like whenever Big Mac bumps (or hits with head) that pony gets all kinds of crazy thoughts running through her head.
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