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rough comic page layouts by oomizuao rough comic page layouts by oomizuao
Unfinished and lacking context ^^; But here's a little excerption of a scene from later in the novel. Sorry if it's confusing due to the lack of any information to what's going on in the scene or what happened prior and after.
I was made aware of the negative sides to letting some content be Patreon-exclusive, so here is one that was. I will discuss with my patrons whether it'd be okay to let more of the patreon content be made available to the public eye and rather have patreon get some other, less excluding perks. But I'll get back to you all on that.
I was also made aware of how my content is lacking in both variety and quantity, so this is something I will do my best to improve on.
Another thing is that I miss drawing comics. I've been focused on writing SPIKE this whole time when originally it was always meant to be a graphic novel. Now that the script is near completion, I am focusing more on making comic pages of it again. So in 2018 I will switch focus from mainly writing, to mainly drawing. And I am definitely looking forward to having a more visual sort of focus again, because while writing is fun and all, drawing will always be my favorite. I like creating stories, but I love making stories come to live through visual media.
So more comics are on their way :) 
Got one three-page mini comic coming up this Christmas. I've long since finished it so don't worry, it will be posted this december.

And I know I am being an inactive sonovabich, but please know that I'm not being deliberately arrogant, I've just got a lot of stuff hanging over me that I need to take care of, in addition to living a surprisingly busy life with a lot of responsibilities that require my all.
And when I'm slow to replying to your notes, comments, questions and feedback, I just want you all to know that me being slow does not mean I do not appreciate you guys, cause I really do appreciate you all and all the response you give on my art and things I create. I'm just really bad at replying. And I have this annoying thing where I reply in my head and then remember weeks or months later that I'd forgotten to like actually give a reply.
I'm terrible like that, and it's just one of those things that I am incapable of doing anything about. Believe me, I've tried to fix that all my life but it's sadly just one of those unchangeable character flaws, so to speak. But I don't mean to ignore any of you, you know? ^^; 

I digress, as usual :p but yeah, here's a layout sketch for a few comic pages. Just jotting ideas down real quick type of layout, you know? I hope the text is understandable though. My handwriting is shit :XD: 

I enjoy drawing interactions between Spike and Ray though. They're so different from one another that they are actually the perfect team :XD: Ray also brings out the worst in Spike and it is surprisingly beneficial and therapeutic for Spike, not to mention entertaining for Ray but also challenging him in a way that is both beneficial and therapeutic for Ray as well. Learning to get along is one of those things that help these characters grow and develop.

Sorry, I'm rambling again ^^;

art and characters (C) E.M.Syvertsen / oomizuao / ozoozou
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NicholasWolford Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
When Will you post the next chapter of the spike novel?😭😭
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Going to have to wait for it to be published. 
But it will be worth it can bet on that ^^ 
speedblur666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
so cute, so sexy
Ruhmjolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What?! OH No!?

Too bad, Ray is such a cool and handsome character. And he's my fav. Quite a shocker! Interesting but I'm so surprised this would be an event in the story!

Such a strange display of differences between Ray and Spike. Spike won't even have Sam touch him and Ray would consent to this!? Wow
Aikalynn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
I hope you don't stress yourself, Ms. Syversten. Great things take time, and are worth waiting for. :aww:
Cobain-Camophyri Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So did Ray go with a man or a woman?

Spike just says "creep" and I feel like if it was a man/male then it hits really too close to home for Spike which makes it harder on him. :c Since he did say rape in there.

If it was a woman I could see him still being angry but maybe to a little lesser extent?
PrimeYggdrasil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
No stress just take your time 
I should know about stress as I am a college freshman 
Sphynx-SN Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
I understood it was a man, I don't think Spike would have said "you let someone rape you" if it was a woman, not only because the notion of a woman raping a man is socially kind of unusual, but also because Spike may understand that a straight guy (which as far as I remember Ray is) could consensually have sex with an unknown woman, even for money, but not with another man unless he was forced to.
Cobain-Camophyri Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...You're right. That is what I understood too, but I didn't want to make assumptions...I guess? Haha

Thanks, my dude. :)
Sphynx-SN Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Ray is so fucking awesome, it's lovely seeing them interact :D
dardyone Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I think a webcomic needs to be made.
Otterbane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very easy to read, and very easy to understand. I can draw a lot of context from these pages without the accompanying pages or script. I don't know if it helps that I've been your follower so ages and ages, but I think you did an amazing job!!

Can't wait to see more! I'll have to head over to your patreon :3
Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was able able to read your writing alright, but what really helped was the numbering of the panels, so I didn't get confused at all.

While I may not have the same work ethic as you, I too like to draw and write, but I don't do as much as writing as I'd like to, inspite of the MANY stories I want to tell!

I know Spike and Sam, but how is Ray part of Spike's life?  A cousin?  Another childhood friend?
BraxtonTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Ray is Spike's friend that he makes sometime after going AFK and after he leaves the town he grew up in. At least...I have been assuming Spike goes to another, larger, city. How they meet is not known yet.
oomizuao Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
^ what Brax said :thumbsup:
Lead-With-Love Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I never expected Ray to resort to this sort of thing. This was a little surprising to read, and I can see where Spike gets angry at him for it. Personal fears could come back up at Ray's confession, and Spike is probably scared of the same thing that happened to him happening to Ray, or could happen if Ray continues.
Each piece draws me more into your novel. Keep up the great work!!
BraxtonTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Ah. now the dialogue is more clear in this version. I wouldn't be bothered at all by Ray's choice really. Spike's reaction makes sense for him though. Great news about 2018, I am exited! keep up the good work! 
friesbro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw man... I need to get to know Ray more. I read the earlier chapters of the spike novel and it never spoke about Ray I don't think ?? so I don't actually know anything about his character. This is nice
TEK427 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I can actually see how making Spike angry can be therapeutic for him. Spike's lived his whole life keeping everything inside. I don't think Charles ever gave him a chance to speak his thoughts and opinions. Spike yelling at Ray is probably the very first time he's ever voiced his opinion on casual sex/prostitution. On the flip side, I hope Spike has taught Ray that there are probably other methods to getting cash. ^^; 

I love these character moments! In just a few panels we got a lot more on their relationship! :D 
RATTOMBIE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god what just happened :'D 

okay now I need some milk
This poor fluffballs D: 
Now you made me realy curious ;A;
Good work til now !!!
Like, the expressions and stuff o3o
thewolfstudieos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
At, I ramble all the time, it's fine lol
on a side note, it seems like all my friends who even have one creatives bone in their body is working on stories! XD
VoiceOfVirtue Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Ray, I can't even... Boy why are you like this?? I love him and want him to be safe, not that the little thug needs protection xD Poor Spike, hearing that kind of indifferent view towards sex must seem like a slap in the face. These two have such an interesting dynamic I love it! :D
(Also I noticed that you don't put watermarks on your work. Are you not worried people might repost it or steal the images etc?)
Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Man, I feel for both here. For Spike, given his experiences with sex, what Ray did is horrid. To Ray, I highly doubt this was the first time he did that. It seems to be a means to an end for him.

Good writing, in other words.
BluePawProductions Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
vuv Don't feel bad about being inactive, man. No worries. People get busy with life. It's not arrogant. ~*
regiT14 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I could relate to this on Spike's side...
IamRavenWhite Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Your handwriting font not totally understandable, but also pretty cool.
Will it be normal to ask what exactly Rey does in the brothel?Sweating a little...
At least - treat for boys or for girls?
I do not know how much the original story (first draft) has changed, but it would be interesting to push Spike to the realization that the sick Chack's love is absolutely not the norm. 
Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
I look forward to where you go with this, Oomizuao.
W0lfsn0w Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same i can't wait for her estimated release date for her book
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
I'm happy for any patron content to be available, far as I see it, it's a way to give back not get. It's why I approve of your single tier so much, makes anyone that wants to give back be able to without feeling bad
Early access is more than good enough XD

Now on to this
Interesting piece to say the least. 
Because if Ray stood on a random street corner and got in a car I'd agree with Spike 100% Not because of what he did but the way he did it, putting himself in danger  
If he was safe in method then Ray has a point, his body, his choice and he got a paycheck that would probably take hours to get otherwise meaning they can stay safe and warm outside of work
Still leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth...was that a joke? lel 
OniVrask Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
As far as I'm concerned do what you love and what your good at, if its sex and you can make a lot of money? Do it, just be-careful doing it and don't let your self get into a bad situation.
porcuMoose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
I love making comics, I just wish I had more patience to do them pffhgh. The flow in this is perfect, and even in rough draft form it looks complete in of its own. Very nice and very inspirational, can't wait to see more!
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Well this is an interesting conversation.  Actually I had no idea that their could be boy prostitutes.  Cus as I hear so often, if a girl wants it, all she has to do is open her shirt and she got someone, unless she a whale I suppose.  Thus no market for male prostitutes.  Perhaps I'm wrong.  Although I am neglecting gays. maybe that's how it works.
Project-Josie Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a man's world, and most clients are straight men, so run of the mill female prostitutes. However, there are also straight women and gay men out there who are very willing to shell out cash to have sex with someone. Basically, it goes like this: If they can have sex, then they can get employment in the sex industry, no matter what their sex is. It's just that women sex  workers are way higher in demand. 
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
My friend there is a whole world you have not heard about
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
apparently so.
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
jokes aside you name it theres someone willing to pay for it, some things just sell better than others XD 
But it in this particular case it is not uncommon
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