Jo and Lito:
In which much pun is had. Overall a nice story with a good amount of depth to it and most importantly well told. At least until the last page. Though it adds to the overall plot, it seems tacked on after the round's action and abrupt conclusion. The scene might have worked better if it had happened while the opponents were still there, though it still seemed awkward to have a new old character show up just to die.
The art is amusing and easy to comprehend, though later on it degrades noticeably. This is especially clear when it comes to backgrounds.
In which a bear happens. Though perhaps not as deep as Jo&Lito's entry, it was told well and was fun to read. It's risky to leave a round unclear on a conclusion though, try not to leave it too open in the future.
I like how the art is consistent throughout the entire thing, with just enough detail in the backgrounds not to feel cheated.
Jotyler & Nergalitos
Once again, well done entry. seems like you ran out of time on the colors, but at least you had the sense not to attempt a rush job on the remaining pages. On the story front, I'm not sure how I feel about the way you handled Grave. It seemed rather contrary to his character and abilitiy. You tied up the primary conflict well, and you've still got some hooks hanging with roosevelt. Should be interesting to see where you take things.
A big step up from your round 1 entry. Both art-wise and with your writing. Having the two groups trade members and split up is actually pretty huge plotwise, though I think you could have executed it better than "SUDDENLY EVIL FIRE BEARS". Not saying don't use em, it just comes across as a "oh crap how do I end this" gambit.
WINNER: Jo & Nerg
jotyler/nergalitos vs lcom
lcom gets my vote for having better opponent interaction, and a more believable ending cliffhanger. If you're going to throw in an epic city of undead zombies, why wouldn't you team up?
Jo/Lito: 2 ($, !) / Lcom: 3 (*, &, @)
Another enjoyable entry. Even when constraints occurred it was good that the artist was able to make the whole entry understandable, if not polished.
In terms of the story it was well presented and scripted, though somewhat limited in interaction as the entire entry was basically one short scene. Now that the character has taken a new turn I would love to see how she interacts with others over longer exchanges.
You made a big step character wise in this one. I was initially worried your rounds would play out the same as the first. The downside here is a VERY unfinished round, while most of the sketchy bits are clear enough, there are more than a few panels that take some real effort to figure out.
Shucks, you had a real strong start, but 2 out of 22 isn't gonna cut it. Got me all excited bringing back LJS's horrible robot thing.
mieruru vs fruitnloops
Pretty sure fruitnloops defaulted. That being said, nice round, Mieruru. It's a shame your tablet gave out. You kind of abuse close up head shots which looks a little awkward in your formatting. You can play with it a bit by cropping in the panel; will give the emotion more focus.
Mieruru: 5 (*, $, @, !, &) / Fruitnloops: 0
Condolences for your unfortunate luck with opponents so far. I don't expect it to happen a third time. As you said, kind of an arbitrary entry, since you were aware of your opponents forfeit from the beginning. Still, you really do manage to capture creepy in your dream sequences. Good luck in round 3.
73oss vs ombre
73oss forfeits, ombre wins, not really much to say here.Winner:
Ombre: 5 (*, $, @, !, &) / 73oss: 0
Critique: I really enjoyed how you got all the different characters to interact with each other. The art was consistent and enjoyable, though the occasional completely blank background thrown in was jolting. All together a fun read that gets me wanting to see what comes next.
Well you changed your name and that confused the hell out of me for a moment. Line art is crisp and clean as usual, The rain in the first few panels makes things really really busy. Excellent plot and pacing. I'm not sure what your process is for putting these pages together, but you are REALLY squishing some of your panels. Try to avoid it in the future.
RanZombie & PutridProphet
Ahh, man, Really great start and no finish again. I would LOVE to see you guys finish a comic, what you've shown so far is always strong, well written, and good looking. On top of that, thank you for heeding my advice and marking your past-deadline pages as late. I'd really like to see more from these characters.
Simply-daco vs ranzombie/putridprophet
It's a shame that ran and putrid weren't able to finish, else it would have been a rather close match! Simply-daco likely would have gotten my vote anyway though, for a very clean, finished entry, and hilarious character quandaries. Splitting them up to deal with separate problems was a good choice.Winner:
Daco: 5 (*, $, @, !, &) / Prophet: 0
This concludes Round 2 of the Drop.
Hope you're well rested. Round 3 is about to start.
If you would like further critiques on your work, please note wandering-ronin
and I will get back to you as soon as possible.