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Thanks For The Ride! by Mangsney Thanks For The Ride! by Mangsney
TJ & Amal bigbigtruck.


So, TJ & Amal ended yesterday... What a beautiful, perfect ending Happycry revamp 

I drew these guys for the first time in 2008, so I've been involved in their story for quite some time. Actually, I posted the finished piece in january 2008 but I was working on it at the end of 2007, after EK asked to do an art trade (with me!!). Back then there was no comic, just pencil sketches/strips on LJ, a few ref sheets and drawings. Man, that seems like such a long time ago.

I've only done a handful of other drawings since but this is the first one I'm properly happy with. I do apologise for the not-quite-right proportions, though. Something's off somewhere on Amal but I'm not quite sure where, and I was worried that I'd mess everything up if I tried to figure it out ^_^"

(No lie, while working on this I listened to Elbow's Grace Under Pressure a lot, re-read massive chunks of the comic and kept going all teary while thinking about the coming ending.)

Thanks for the ride, EK. I'm looking forward to being part of anything else you make in the future!

Also, thankyouthankyouthankyou to Crys for basically holding my hand through the entire process of creating this piece. I wasn't sure I'd get it done in time, but I did, and she helped me stay sane *chu!*

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It's already on tumblr: [link] Please reblog instead of reposting
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much <3
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Mangsney Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. Thank YOU!
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yin-yang-wolves Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want it to continue so bad! I love the story though and it was a perfect ending! Thank you! :)
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Mangsney Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's be honest, we all wished it would never end, but she knew where she was going all along and she wrapped it up beautifully. So, so perfect Happycry revamp 
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MALLRATS2005 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
wait its over ???
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Mangsney Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, it ended on Monday Nod She'd been saying for a while now that it would end in May, and she had the final update schedule up on the site for the past few weeks.
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MALLRATS2005 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
i guess i didn't notice 
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laurabryannan Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Awww!  I lost track of this story when I started working again, and haven't gotten back to it.  *spanks self* 

Your art is lovely and I'm so glad you finished it.  I miss those heady fandom days when we were all getting to know TJ and Amal for the first time.  Seeing this brings back many happy memories.  :hug:
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Mangsney Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ya!! :glomp: remake 

I'm sorry you lost track of the story. I hope you can find time to go back. I miss those days as well (I remember them so clearly since I pretty much saved every single sketch/strip she posted at the time) but I'm so glad she made it to the end. It's so perfect. Hahaha, I feel myself getting all teary again XD

I hope you're doing OK despite the lack of time :hug: 
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