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The Chain Gang: Flood Preperations by Ragadabah The Chain Gang: Flood Preperations by Ragadabah
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It's wet wet wet and the rain is showing no sign of stopping. It falls to the 'public spirited' chain gang to get ready for the deluge and save the town from flooding. They better work fast because that river's rising fast. I'm sure they'd like some boots or rain coats but that stuff costs money?
What! Do you think the state is made of money? Are you crazy?

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:iconelsaislove:
ElsaIsLove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
I'm going to guess they don't get a nice warm shower when they get back to prison soaked with cold rain.
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:iconprodigal-gamer:
prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
I like to think that they do get to shower. It just takes so long for the showers to warm up, then the water quickly gets cold again, that it is hard to guarantee that it will be a warm one.
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe if the do a good job (or more accurately on the whim of the prison guard)... or maybe they just get hosed down.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Put the lotions on the skin, or it gets the hose again.
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The guard isn't Buffalo Bill
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:iconprodigal-gamer:
prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
True, true... the earlier comment about them getting hosed down made me go all stream of consciousness.
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FritzGruenwald Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
I like the guard with the megaphone. She has a "You're gonna work 'til I get tired" vibe to her.
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I don;t think she ever gets tired of shouting though, it's her favourite thing to do. So they'll be working for quite a while then.
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FritzGruenwald Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
"The rain stopped hours ago and the water level is going down. Can we call it a day?"

"Shaddup and keep stacking those bags!"
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
MORE WATER
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:iconprodigal-gamer:
prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
I think the civil engineer lady supervising the project is more shocked by the megaphone than are the prisoners; of course, she is standing right next to it.
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The guard probably uses it to talk (shout) to the Engineer too even when she's standing next to her. The Engineer will be on her last nerve.  
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FritzGruenwald Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
This is really great. Will there be more of this series?
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I currently doing an unrelated comic for the person who commissions this series. Probably not until that's done. I have some thing similar coming up (it's currently on my patreon) 
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FritzGruenwald Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Cool, I'll keep my eyes out for it.
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Mallory36 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Just curious, but who are the other three girls? Like do they have names and personalities, or are they just meant to be like generic background girls used to fill a scene? Or fill a chain gang, as the case may be :)?
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well on of them has quite a bit of history and the two others were made for the chain gang.

The girl with purple hair is one of my earliest characters. Her name is Vikki Ramirez who's a bit of an angry tomboy and was previously a army mechanic. She can be found in this old picture of mine

The other two I refer to as Blondie and Pinkie. Blondie is a nervous wreck because the guard is always shouting at her and Pinkie the most happy-go-lucky out of the group.  
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Mallory36 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Ah, cool. Does Vikki have like a deep, rich history, how she went from army mechanic to prison inmate? Or just included to have someone else in the chain gang :)?
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well she was originally in a comic where she and two other guys were exiled to an isolated wintery outpost and later became a traitor but I wrote that ages ago and have since taken those comics off of the internet. I guess she's mostly in the chain gang to make up the numbers. 
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sbtroj87 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
great!
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wipg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Wet work! Lovely art!
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huberthowhow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
It won't be long before their shirts are saturated, and clinging to their nipples, which will protrude through the thin fabric. I gotta figure the prison doesn't spend for uniforms with high thread count......
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a cheapo prison indeed. 
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Inmate82 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
I love the butt crack. And how dirty they are getting. Very nice.
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The guard there better watch out.  Tobey the Toilet Monster could be in that river...  :-P
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She'd just shout at it which is usually effective.
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NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
But what if she tried to do the same thing with something bigger than her like a Tyrannosaurus or a Rhinoceros?
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
She's pretty good at shouting at things.
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NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if it's at the risk of getting eaten or impaled? Cause I think enraging either the two I mentioned is NOT a good idea.  
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe.  But Tobey is pretty stealthy sometimes, in spite his massive size.
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A stealth washing machine? What kind of alien magic is this?
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tobey is an eldritch abomination and a reject for the Cthulhu mythos.  He can grow and shrink his victims and squeeze long, seemingly magical tentacles of his through pipes.  (Think Jake the Dog from Adventure Time.)

In rivers, he usually takes the form of a Loch Ness Monster knock-off.  All you see coming out of the toilet are tentacles that grab you and squeeze you in, shrinking you down to size so you'll fit through the pipes and then growing you back to normal size when you're in a large body of water again.  Then he eats you - bone and all.

Samantha was one of his first victims.  Ted Bones and Tammany Edwards were his next victims, followed by their German shepherd/poodle hybrid Flooby-Don't.  Joe and Annie survived, only to be accused of illegal drug manufacture because their van gets raided and it's discovered that Annie was learning how to make pharmaceuticals in her free time.  (And Joe is a knock-off of Shaggy, so he sounds stoned all the time.)

Tobey now likes to eat the guards at Camelorum, hoping to eventually eat Joe and Annie (though they anticipate his movements.)  He also wants to eat the other Camelorum regulars - just for fun.  He stalks the cast regularly, though he rarely gets to eat anyone.  Usually because of some mishap that gets in his way. 

He's not the only creature that threatens the regulars.  Beat-Drop (a mutated human-whale hybrid) and Eurodance (a mutated human-ostrich hybrid) try to kidnap them sometimes (especially June O'Reilly.)  And the Mauve Puma (Pink Panther knock-off) likes to drop pianos on everyone, and is as mischievous as Chester Cheetah.

As for "alien magic" - that's the excuse behind Candace "Lemon Witch" Mason being able to do the weird things she does.  And why Barry Navoz becomes "Ion Boy."  And why Emily's hair keeps changing color.  And maybe even why Carly exists at all.  (Nobody's really sure.)  I'm not entirely sure if Xiboruty can be blamed for Lightning Hobo and Janet the Glob existing, but I'll think up an origin for them eventually.
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
nice job man
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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icefrosty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
very colorful :)
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Shadey83 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   General Artist
Aww someone lost a teddy bear v.v
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
He's just off for a swim.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
I dunno... he looks just as unhappy as all of the other characters in the scene... maybe that's because a tree branch crossed into his lane.
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not saying he's enjoying it. When I see people out jogging they don't look so happy.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Good point. Even when I do enjoy exercising, I probably don't look like I enjoy exercising.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Sucks.

:-(
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MysticalSkeleton Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I saw this picture and then on my way home from work it was pouring down the rain. Coincidence or are you an evil demon wizard?
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's pissing it down here too and the day this was commissioned was super rainy, but that's the British summer time for you. Being an evil wizard has nothing to do with it. If the weather was my domain it would be sunny or snowy.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
We've had a pretty rainy summer here in Kentucky too... hot, humid, and rainy.
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:iconragadabah:
Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
We're just having the 'It's a bit like winter' rain X(
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
How glum.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
He's clearly an evil demon wizard.

I'm the imp that whispers rainy secrets in his ear.
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prodigal-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
So much to love!

In particular, I love the contrast of the bright orange uniforms and the yellow poncho against the dark background.

I love the rain.

I love the way the mud sucks at the poor convicts, wearing them down.

I just love this batch of characters!
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