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I've poked about a bit on people's reactions and theories etc. on things hinted at (and not hinted at) in the latest comic, and I have to say it's been thoroughly entertaining.  If you imagined me wearing a slightly evil smile on the previous sentence you would not be completely incorrect.

Overall the community's concluded most everything right about who the characters in Blu's 1850 team were meant to reference (and in Pyro's case, who they were, literally) as per instructed by the writers.  
The only ones I had mostly free reign with were Medic and Soldier, who were simply instructed to be a Civil War era field medic and infantryman.  Apparently they've been pinned as Stonewall Jackson and Sigmund Freud- in the wiki at least. Perfectly fine analogues, though just because I find it amusing I'm going to point out that those references give my creative process too much credit, as the main inspirations for 1850s soldier were our current soldier and probably Colonel Sanders, and for medic I think it was pretty much Star Trek Voyager's Doctor with glasses and a beard.  I say "I think" because I really wasn't actively thinking that much about it at the time, other than getting it done haha) Demo was another one with a fairly loose description, but really, should a crazy prospector really look like anything other than a spindly old coot with a crazy beard?  No, no he should not.

Oh and just fyi, I'm also planning on fixing up the image again for wallpaper size.  huttah!
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:icongunnersquad:
gunnersquad Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
where's the wallpaper?
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Avada-kevdvra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Dew it!

Also, Medic and Heavy as Snails.

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Ambyant Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, so good so far - so contact Me soon as you can! or at least ask Dasha again~
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MasterEm243 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
So, j/w, but where's the wallpaper?
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
You got amazing fanart. :la:
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KitsuneRagdoll Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I THOUGHT those comics looked familiar!! :D *shot for being a dumbass* Anyway, fantastic job on them. I did like the 1850's team. It was clever.
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madeofpaperclips Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn't notice any of this until it was pointed out to me because i am one of the unintelligent and not well versed "guns are nice yes" members of the fanbase
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romantistcaveman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
The entirety of Loose Canon was fantastically drawn and well written, but 1850's TF team was a real highlight for me. I didn't even recognize most of the figures until tvtropes pointed them out!

So wallpaper size 1850's team? VERY YES.
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Kuenai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! When I first read the comic ( just a few minutes ago, actually), one of my first thoughts was that the drawing style looked like yours. I was happy to find out afterward that it was you that drew it! It was a pleasure to read, and the fact that you have such an immediately recognizable (and gorgeous!) style just attests to your amazing skills as an artist! :D
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are god and you draw Engie beautifully. I hope you do more comics for Valve. :3
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Bayland Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Here look at this.

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LOOK AT IT
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Raithe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love that you are. Be forewarned....I would love to make in game models based on your designs. And there will probably be cosplayers for those designs. You did a very nice job keeping to the same target goals that they did when designing the original guys - all of them have very distinguishable silhouettes.
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CakeBandit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't mind seeing these as actual class models, mang. Unfortunately I am amongst the masses of people who have no clue how to do it themselves.

I just have to hope someone else can get it done.
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ILikeCrows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
This answered most questions I had. Thank you!

Oh, and I love how you draw Engineer.
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K-Gforever Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hah, man, that was an awesome read. Love your art as always still. The new (old) characters were rather fun to pick out who was who. I look forward to reading up more on whatever story has developed for a game that originally didn't have one.
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TheDarkMidnightWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I loved it...and that wallpaper shall be mine >D
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TangerineVampire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
Pyro Abraham Lincoln was my favorite. XD

"Four score and seven years ago.... HUDDA!!"
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QuixoticQuagga Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I hope you know that HOLY SHIT WE ARE SO HAPPY.

Steam Fortress FTW!

And that wallpaper will be my next wallpaper. C:
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Glowingskullcap Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think my favorite part is how EVERYONE is Australia has mustaches. Even the chicks.
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   General Artist
Poifect! Will you elucidate the influences of each of the characters for those of us who are less informed? Perhaps in your artist comments?
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Now I just want to know who the THIRD immortal is... :) I am guessing the Announcer ;)
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In-Tays-Head Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will admit, that was my first guess, but ~Flamboyant-Pencil is probably right. :XD:
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think they don't put little hints like that in things for no reason, so hopefully we'll eventually find out :D
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In-Tays-Head Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, same here. :D
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Flamboyant-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Excuse the fanwank, but it's prolly not her, since you don't see one on her in the WAR update comics, and the Administrator-looking woman in the Loose Canon comic is named Elizabeth, not Helen :B

... FANWANK :D
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah - lol Well, I haven't played and don't follow terribly closely, she just looks kinda similar :D

Of course now that means I still don't know who it is!
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Flamboyant-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
More fanwank, but she's almost definitely her grandmother :noes:
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lol! :)

But with WHO as the grandpappy? :D

It's funny because I've only played the tutorial and spectated a few times in TF2, it's not my style (but I'm really loving L4d) but the WORLD they've got here is just marvelous. It actually would not surprise me a bit if they tied TF2's universe more closely to Portal's, lol.
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Flamboyant-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Naw, I think it'd be taking it a bit far. I mean Portal is pretty weird, but it's just barely plausible enough to be in the Half-Life arc. But the TF2 style and the Half-Life style and arc just wouldn't fit at all, besides the histories being waaay screwed up.
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lethe-gray Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well I know that, but still Aperture IS run by Cave Johnson, whose antics are very similar to the nutball things that Red and Blu seem to be up to :D
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TripcodeMel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
>>THAT CHINAMAN'S A SPY

Mindblowing.
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PhoenixFuryBane Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol Colonel Sanders. I love that. :heart:
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ColonelCheru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes plz. CB
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MasterEm243 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
You know that a modder named Ayesdef is making skins for all these guys, right? And if you don't know who that is, he's the guy who made the female Scout, Heavy, and Medic.
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Havokroft Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Chemical Alia made the female Heavy and Medic. AyesDyef did make the female Scout, and also the Soldier's Killer's Kabuto though.
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MasterEm243 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Oh, my mistake. I thought he did the others.
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WXYZMaru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Hells yeah!
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electric-blue Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Where can I find this? :0
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slaadfingers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I think there was a link to it in her previous journal.
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Cerauno Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
All badass motherfuckers.
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Titan-gurl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
WALLPAPER SIZED? YES!
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Cerauno Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I second this.
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Selecthumor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you :iconimhappyplz:
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:iconcleocatra:
Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student General Artist
We love you so much.
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Mochi-san Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Lincoln in the TF team is freaking funny! XD
AWESOME JOB ON COMIC! *two thumbs up*
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KoshDrawfag Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Nice, glad you updated your journal with some info on this, I was curious.

elanecigar.jpg
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Rotae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE DOCTOR? VOYAGER?! BRB. LOLLING FOREVER.

Peace (and long life),
Spock
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amp-muse Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Mah-velous, dah-ling!

I loved the comic - your expressions are just priceless throughout. I'd just recently finished Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so, somehow, Pyro Lincoln just made a weird kind of sense. Seth Grahame-Smith, what have you done to me?

Congrats on your work! I hope we get to see more of it in the future!
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angel--of--music Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student General Artist
PYRO. WAS THAT LINCOLN? AND. Was it based on steampunk lincon?XD
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ACunningPlan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I want a skin for John Henry Heavy
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