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TTF-Dragon Your Heels-part 1

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Ye Royal part 1 of some medieval japery.

Part 2 - [link]
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Hahahaha, this is great! I can't help but hear an Ed Wynn-type voice with the King, myself.

Yeah, I get the distinct impression that the Queen's the real power here, lol!


Just curious- what kind of voice did you have in mind for Taffy? (For some reason, no particular voice comes to mind when I read him.) And since I probably won't be able recognize the name of the VA, give me an example of a famous character he's done, please.


So, is this Taffy's debut?
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GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
This is the 1st strip (altough I recall you noticed the initial sketch a couple of years back) Taffy is Welsh izzen't he? (the word Taffy is an affectionate term for a Welshman) I'm thinking Rik Mayall for the voice like the fisherman's voice here - [link] in fact it was 'Grim Tales' that got me into the whole fairy tale idea. I hearily recommend it - it's hilarious and entertaining!
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Elise-LucyHobbyist General Artist
The king lives under the heels of the queen! And it is said that the women didn't have any rule in medieval times.
Leoshi's avatar
Ah wow, and thus this series is off to a good start. I'd say there characters actually really work well with the older, more retro feel to them, it certainly provides that creative step.

On the first half, I find it really funny that the king is basically just reiterating the queen's statements. It does certainly make me wonder what their motivations are, for sending a knight to locate and slay a dragon. A test, perhaps? Who knows, either way they are certainly doing their jobs fancily, even to the point where a regal punt is used! If that's not elite society class then quite frankly I don't know what is!

We also get a pretty nice introduction to Taffy as well, probably one of the goofiest-looking dragons I have seen in a while. At the very least he does well to tend after his cave and thinks ahead to get food, leading me to believe he's actually somewhat wise (though a lot of his character has yet to surface so far). And of course, a classic gag at the end with that fellow knight not realizing who he is talking to.

One last thing of note, I like what you have done with your backgrounds, in particular the detailed (yet architecturally bizarre castle), and the view of the cartoony countryside.

What can I say, well done!
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GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
Holy in-depth comments Batman! I did the castle seperately so that I could re-use it for future episodes. I may post up all the BGs I've done without the speech balloons or characters to see if folks can guess which episode they're from.

As for dragon-slaying. the royals are under the false impression that dragons are all evil as well as numerous. Ignorance in the 'dark ages' indeed!
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TopperHayProfessional General Artist
The Hanna-Barbera-esque quality makes me all nostalgic for the days they used to show Top Cat on the telly on a regular basis. Very well done!

Oh, and the Queen is probably my favourite character already. She doesn't take any bullspit!
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GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
They still ocassionally do show ol' TC, usually about summertime. I have all me HB boxsets within easy access fortunately, as well as stacks of others stuff. Luv da kar-tewns!
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starkelstarHobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: great start , Luv the joy in Taffy's face and ace punage on the title :D

Superb backgrounds too
sideshowjane's avatar
I love Taffy's goofy, wide-eyed innocent expression, and Good Knights could-only-be-British simple mindedness! You rock, you HB animator, you!
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BluebottleFlyerHobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: Cracking stuff from the off, especially the "no buts" and the dragonslayer's sheer absent-mindedness. And Taffy's just every inch how you wouldn't expect a fire-breathing dragon to be. In a good way.:) Canny elaborate backdrops too.:thumbsup:
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GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I drew the castle seperately and merged it in so I could re-use it if necessary. :)
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ChandrarajHobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I love the (regal) PUNT! Ya gotta be sure it's regal :XD:
Granitoons's avatar
GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
Sticking words like regal and royal in front of anything is stupidly funny!
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minespatchHobbyist General Artist
I love the Hanna-Barberra feel towards this. For some reason, I can't help but hear Ed Winn's voice when I'm reading the kings lines.
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JimmyCartoonistHobbyist Digital Artist
Very good comic Andy been looking forward to this comic. The knight kind of reminds me of Yosemite Sam from Looney Tunes.

Cant wait to see more.:)
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QwertyChrisHobbyist Digital Artist
Huzzah, Hoorah and Yip-Yap-Yahooey! Good to see ol' Taffy at long last! But reg: the Royal Family, I know who wears in crown there... ;P
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GranitoonsProfessional Traditional Artist
Good gag! Spin on wearing the trousers :D
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QwertyChrisHobbyist Digital Artist
Ex-actly! Yer welcome to use it if you wish since ya liked it that much 8-)
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