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Mr Happy 1 - pg 1 by Bracey100 Mr Happy 1 - pg 1 by Bracey100
Ok let Mortal Kombat begin! Here we go page 1 of the ongoing Mr Happy series. Gotta say I'm pretty freaking excited about this. Got a smile on my face and this sort of giddy feeling in me as I type these words. As you can see there's gonna be pop culture references and "cameos" of well known characters. Call me the Ready Player One of comics. I had another start in mind initially that was much more metaphysical than meta. So as you see we are gonna start off with some good ole goofiness before I get into anything heavy, I mean Mr Happy is a fun character after all. 

Enjoy everyone, page 2 coming soon.

EDIT: Updated Mr Happy's font, I think this one is gonna work out alright. Feedback appreciated.

Cover: bracey100.deviantart.com/art/M…

Next (page 2): bracey100.deviantart.com/art/M…
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:iconalbert1614:
albert1614 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
There will be plenty of cameos in this comic series.
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:iconalbert1614:
albert1614 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Oh ok keep on making this series
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Count on it, got some new pages coming soon.
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:iconalbert1614:
albert1614 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Oh ok
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:iconfil-360lio:
Fil-360Lio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
How to break the 4th wall.
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:iconfil-360lio:
Fil-360Lio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I feel Mr Happy is like Deadpool but more focused on puns and heroic like status than Deadpool
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I'll show you, I'll show you ALL the ways to break it! Muhuwhahahahahahaha!
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Good start! Seriously - they ARE really creepy, aren't they? Looking forward to Mr Happy's debut!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Should be a fun ride. Had to do some outside the comic work but now I can get back to working on the next page. Im so eager to get thi first sequence out, its gonna be hilarious.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Looking forward to it :)
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:iconjacobspencerkaiju79:
JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Awesome job and very funny. 
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks my friend.
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:iconjacobspencerkaiju79:
JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, buddy
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:iconmacho-king:
Macho-King Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Artist
Real good so far. The last panel definitely makes me want to read the next page.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thats what I love to hear! Thank you!
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:iconmilandare:
milandare Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018
Awesome here we go!

Looking around I noticed www.fontspace.com/divide-by-ze… Levity font, seemed like it might have a narrower character size but still some squishiness. Was looking for a font with smiley faces inside the loops but found nothing that seemed to work at small scale.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey I appreciate the assistance but I think Im gonna go with this other font now called ComicsCarToon. Its cartoony but far easier to read than what I had going.
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:iconmilandare:
milandare Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
That works too!
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:iconangelfromgod2:
AngelFromGod2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Already interested
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Well thats about the best thing I could here. When releasing a comic on the web you gotta get people's attention right away. Thanks.
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:iconbonehead-xl:
Bonehead-XL Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Off to an amusing start.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
And it shall get more amusing yet.
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:iconzorzathir:
Zorzathir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Guess these girls didn't get the memo. 

And plus, that really is a good question that's never answered, how are their hands even suppose to work!? Some experimenting and investigating needs to be done!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I do recall an episode where the girls got switched into other bodies (Criss Cross Crisis) and I think it was in this episode that there was a nod to this idea. One of the girls tries to pick up an object with normal human hands and she doesnt understand how to make fingers grasp things. It was a pretty clever nod to this issue in an opposite sort of way.

You'll find the scene Im talking about a 5:36 of this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6bWm…

I did find that Kyle from Because Science has his own ideas about how their hands might work.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEZlxA…
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MadetGheist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Off to a great start
About the font, yeah it's not the most comfortable to read, specially due to the contrast between black and yellow
I'm sure you may feel tempted to use fonts such as this or Jokerman to fit Mr Happy's personality in his speech, but i'm sure there are other fints more addecuate. Perhaps one less quirky, but better to read (i'm not saying you must use arial here, there are thousands of fonts going around, there has to be one more balanced between mood and readability)
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input, the initial font looked great at a certain size but this just isnt working out when shrunk down. Especially if I hope to see print one day. 
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MadetGheist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Well, no need to rush. If the standard fints are not to your like then you could take a peek at fontstruct or similar sites. There might be a perfect font for you
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Revised with a better font. This might be the one to use. I'll check out Fontstruct.
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:iconmadetgheist:
MadetGheist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Looks better. Still, font sites are always worthy of checking out
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That start alone ...! :lmao:
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sir! Next page should be fun...too bad I keep changing my mind on what I want to do lol. Why cant I just stick to the script, sigh!
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That you should really do ;-)
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
This looks like it's gonna be a ton of fun! I can certainly see why you're so giddy and frankly that's one of the best attitudes you can have doing a story or comic. It certainly looks very colorful too! And I like the eye-catching textures on Mr. Happy's arm. Kinda gives almost a rubber look to it, fitting of some of his powers. :D

That said, if it's alright to critique, Mr. Happy's font in the third panel is a bit difficult for me to read. I don't really know of very good alternatives for a goofy font style; the best suggestion I have is comic sans. But seems like other people have given you good ideas as well! :)

This also might be just me, but the standard font is also rather small as well. Have you tried increasing it a size or two? :) (not sure how well that may work, as you wouldn't want the font to take up too much space in the picture)
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the input. Yeah that font has got to go but I dont want to use a plain font, I want something that will indicate Mr Happy has this weird cartoony voice going when he's speaking in public like that (he can turn off the effect obviously). As for the font size I was watching a pro comic letter's youtube video and he was saying print fonts are typically like 7 pts! Thats freaking small! Mine on this page are 10 points right (and bold) now. Trying to find the right balance so that its legible but will allow for lots of text on exposition heavy pages.

Lettering is just one of those things thats sadly less glamorous facet of the whole process and frankly if I could afford a colorist and letterer I'd have a pair in a heartbeat.

Yeah Mr Happy is supposed to look a bit on the unreal side, kinda shiny and plastically or something. Like for instance if this is a live action movie Id want him to come across like the Green Lantern movie costume with Ryan Renolds. Id want his to look purposefully cgi...and probably have a drawn outline around him. 
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
No problem. I can really understand why you'd want to use a different font. I imagine it's one of those things you'll have to experiment, but I'm sure the perfect one for Mr. Happy is out there. :D Though on that note, wow, I didn't realize print font for comics is THAT small. Have you tried using that on your pages yet? :)

And that's a pretty good way to describe Mr. Happy. I think that definitely does help give a good idea for what he's supposed to look like. Will be great to see him with other characters in his story :D
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think the font Ive shifted to is gonna work but I gotta do more font research.
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MidnightOwl07 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Artist
Yes yess! The EP Girls make this page even funnier than it supposed to be XD
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it man!
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ArcanePhotographer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Hilarious start :)
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, with a guy like Mr Happy you gotta start off with a gag.
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Lol, what a start!:D i think you could find some different font though, this one looks a bit confusing, but its readable :)
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot and I appreciate the feedback. I might have to go with Jokerman font.
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BlazeKnightDT Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be blunt: the font you chose is not the most readable font in the world. However, it's not as bad as it could be, and I think it suits Mr. Happy. At the size you have it compared to the regular font, it should be fine until you can find a suitable replacement.

My suggestion is the Jokerman font. The character shapes are consistently standard, but they're adorned with extra dots and lines, and while it's thicker than a standard font like Calibri or Verdana, the difference between its normal state and its bold state is easily seen.

(Also, are we going to be seeing more meta-jokes or is this one just a Deadpool reference?)
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Firstly thanks for the feedback.I really like that font (called Toontime) but it looks way better when enlarged. I was thinking that I might indeed have to go with Jokerman so it's nice to see someone else thought about the same font as well. I'm planning on keeping the crazy fonts to a minimum for reasons of having an easily readable comic.

Yeah there's gonna be a lot of meta stuff along the way. I was influenced back in the days before Deadpool by comics like John Byrne's run on She Hulk and The Mask from Dark Horse Comics. Unfortunately the most meta character yet Gwenpool can out before I got my official comic rolling and not I've got to edit a lot of jokes I'd planned as I've seen them happen in Grewnpool.
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BlazeKnightDT Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Knowing you, you'll probably do pretty well. I loved those jokes in that one Mr. Happy short when he was being tested. I mean, shouting out a meme as he butt-slams a monster? Pure comedy gold, Bracey.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the vote of confidense!
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:iconblazeknightdt:
BlazeKnightDT Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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