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Gheeeeeeeerd it feels good to be done with this at last! :work: and oh, um...surprise! :D

Continuing the trend of guest stars, today we have 3 of the crew for the lovley :iconpinkaila:'s comic, Emerald High! Yet thats not all! Those two not suspicious in any way character concepts are here as well! Awww, the EG family is growing :iconawwwplz:

Well, now that this is finihsed, I can easilly say that's whats been keeping me from posting anything at all :faint: normally I go on a mini-disapearance (a good sign that a comic is being worked on ;)) when I do this, but 42 has the unenviable honor of having FIVE freaking characters I have no experience with. So, as can be expected, it was a redo-fest of sketches.

Anyways, I hope you all find this worth the wait! I certainly did :D Charlotte and Ian have been waiting in the wings for ages now, so it's good to finally see tehm come into the fold :aww: that, and the EH gang was fun to work with :D

Special thanks to :iconpinkaila: for letting me steal them for a while, and for ironing out their dialogue :) Maybe someday some of you will see your characters here as well...:iconhurrplz:

-Sammi, Krissie and Amilia created by and property of :iconpinkaila:
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

The first thing I have to say: this is SPECTACULAR, I really like this comic <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="=)" title="=) (Smile)"/>. One more time, the quality is even better than the previous one <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" title="Wink/Razz"/>. (And *Pinkaila's OCs rock! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="19" height="19" alt=":la:" title="La la la la"/>)

I must say... your style is evolving in a very good way, a very personal one I think. The lines are very clean, and the colors you use fit perfectly; on the other hand, your shading may be simple, but effective, it really is a gift for the eyes!

Moreover, these two new characters make an awesome couple <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/x/x…" width="15" height="15" alt=":XD:" title="XD"/>, they have such a great personality! One of the best things of EG (if not the best) is that their characters are very funny and original, the cast is fantastic, indeed. The plot is also very comical; I like it when I see a new EG comic in my inbox because it, seriously, make my day, I can laugh with the plot and find out new situations of these lovely characters <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/l/l…" width="26" height="17" alt=":love:" title="Love"/>

Now, things that you may want to improve: in fact, I honestly think that this is already awesome, but everything can become better right? So, I know you started to add more backgrounds recently, but they could be a little more worked (like the characters), that's all I can see for it to improve <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/x/x…" width="15" height="15" alt=":XD:" title="XD"/>

Congratulations for achieving this level of quality, Ben! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/c/c…" width="20" height="20" alt=":clap:" title="Clap"/> I'll always be here supporting you and your stuff <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" title="Wink/Razz"/>
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firstly, I want to thank you beyond measure for this critque!!! I know how busy you are, and that you took the time to do this for me is an extreme honor! :blushes: thank you!!!

your words always have a way of touching my innermost feelings, they are genuine, is what im trying to say :) and that means the most to me. That this could make anyone else happy is more than enough reward, but to make a friend like you happy is more than I could ask for :aww:

I agree 100% on the backgrounds! I stepped up from simple gradients to these because gradients were, well, cheap, lol. I do simple like this here because of the massive blobs of text that block out most backrounds anyways, but even so, I could stand to sink some more time in. I plan to get better with my new webcomic, Caturdays, which will have no text, and no excuse not to make detailed backgrounds ;)

again, thank you josema!!! your words always brighten my day :aww:
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Oh Ben you flatter me so much! :XD: Thank you =)

Oh.. there will be no text?? That's difficult I think, to make a story without text, it must be hard :wow:; but I'm sure you will be a fantastic drawing-narrator too! =D
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MarbletismStudent Traditional Artist
Your comic is addictive! Keep it up!
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thank you! I havent worked on it in a long time, but I plan to pick it up again :)
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Sounds great!
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The first thing I have to say: this is SPECTACULAR, I really like this comic =). One more time, the quality is even better than the previous one ;P. (And *Pinkaila's OCs rock! :la:)

I must say... your style is evolving in a very good way, a very personal one I think. The lines are very clean, and the colors you use fit perfectly; on the other hand, your shading may be simple, but effective, it really is a gift for the eyes!

Moreover, these two new characters make an awesome couple:XD:, they have such a great personality! One of the best things of EG (if not the best) is that their characters are very funny and original, the cast is fantastic, indeed. The plot is also very comical; I like it when I see a new EG comic in my inbox because it, seriously, make my day, I can laugh with the plot and find out new situations of these lovely characters :love:

Now, things that you may want to improve: in fact, I honestly think that this is already awesome, but everything can become better right? So, I know you started to add more backgrounds recently, but they could be a little more worked (like the characters), that's all I can see for it to improve :XD:

Congratulations for achieving this level of quality, Ben! :clap: I'll always be here supporting you and your stuff ;P
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Why thank you! This one is still a favorite of mine, and in my opinion, still holds up pretty well. Others? Ehhh not so much :) Amy was a delight to work with, she even helping me write a bit of the punch line too!

ah charlotte and  Ian are favorites of mine as well, if only because they were made as an inside joke and grew into something more. Charlotte is heavily based on a friend of mine who was a huge metal concert junkie, and Ian was just “emo kids are funny”. I never took the time to think about their longevity before assigning them as canon characters, and I think they may be better for it. Once the joke of what they are wears off, i.e. after the first 1-2 comics, where then? Well Ian fit nicely as a unenthusiastic foil to Casey, while Charlotte will (eventually) be something of a little more gruff voice of reason. I didn’t get nearly as far with either of them as I wanted before I put the comic on hiatus, but they’ll always be a fun pair to work with!

And you’re absolutely right about the backgrounds, they range from cheap to just above cheap :XD: really, that’s all on me. Part of me wanted to mime the minimalistic styles of other webcomics, but that doesn’t work for me. Then I made the decision to bump up the detail, but freely admit I half-baked it as I was more concerned with speed than quality at the time. That would prove to be a mistake I would regret, and one I won’t make again in the future!

As always thank you for your kind words and observations!  Always brings a smile to my face :)
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Lovin these characters already!
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:aww:
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Whaaa I didn't see this until now! XD

That is so cool how you have guest stars! haha ... gender profiling LOL.
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haha, thank you so much! :D
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Gasp! :iconlegaspplz: I didn't comment on this earlier? That is unacceptable! So here we go again! *deep breath* First off, I loooove the guest stars! Amy must have looooved this *scrolls down* yes she did :XD: I could totally see Krissie making Sammi carry all those bags and the interaction between the characters is hilarious, especially between Sammi and Ian at the end. :rofl: "they trained you well" made laugh so hard. I love ya humor more every deviation Benji, :hug: :dummy: What more to say? You already know that I love the crew's newbies :) and I really like the background! Expressions are great, the guest stars are very well EG-ised. I recognised them immediately.

Hmm....I can't thik of anything negative.... XD Awesome job Benji! :hug:
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you make me blush every time, dennie-bie! professional flatterer, thats you! I can see you in a formal picture, with glasses, like this :iconisayplz: that could be your buisness card :XD: see? professional already! :iconeweplz: <---just discovered this emote, lol!
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*Squeels* I love that one! :iconeweplz: :iconawwwplz:

Haha then I better find a mustache to match soon XD maybe they have one at the party shop in the neighbourhood :XD:
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:lol: These two couldn't be more opposite if they tried. :XD: Diggin' their hairstyles and their personalities, and I especially like how Charlotte seems to be the more aggressive of the two!
Priceless last line, as well. :XD: :thumbsup:
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hahah, wise words passed onto me from a much greater man than I :XD:
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this is cool! :D
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why thank ye! :love:
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Cute and funny and cool artwork!
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thank you so much! :D
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:love:
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Man, this is funny. :D I like this so far.
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