Wow O.O I read the entire comic this evening, don't regret it one bit! I had not read it yet as I am a sensitive person and it looked like it might have some gore and such, but it was fine! I randomly clicked on a page in the middle of the comic from an artwork, and then read through the rest, and then restarted it from the beginning to end, and wow O.O It's incredible! It's the best comic from story to art that I have ever read in my ENTIRE life! I can't get over how detailed and beautiful every panel is! All of the backgrounds and architecture is breath taking! The color is so superb and ooooh I just loved all of it! I was just sitting there like wondering how you write such amazing dialogue, just so impressive and of such great quality O.o The art is just wow, just breathtaking! I absolutely fell in love with all of the characters, they were all so interesting and none of them felt flat, they were all so alive feeling! Judah was so absolutely adorable Q.O I love him so much, he's like a puppy so cuuuute! Claudia was so wonderful and lovable too, I was like dying at the sections in which she seemed to be in danger O>O, the ending was so heart breaking T.T, I got so invested so quickly, it was incredible! I loved how the style shifted for the different types of scenes, it worked so perfectly and had such smooth transitions! The expressions of the characters were always so intricate and added so much to the story! I was dying from the cuteness of Sal and Claudia, they were so adorable it like hurt my chest XD, I've never seen such a cute couple before! *screams* I would comment and fave every page if it weren't for the fear of being annoying XD! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful and amazing story Q.Q I feel so lucky to have been able to read it! Have you thought about having a kickstarted to print what has been finished? I would totally love to be able to hold it and own this part even if you have decided not to continue it, this alone is just so incredible! For that matter I'd just love to own a general art book from you XD, all of your work is so beautiful! The quality of this is beyond any other comic I have read Thank you so much again for being so kind to share this with everyone *huggles* (I apologize if I was annoying or anything Q.Q'', it's just so amazing).
I can't even.. Begin.. To know how to say thank you.
The fact that you took the time to write out such a thoughtful and lovely comment, let alone read through the entire comic.. It means more to me than words can express!
I have my issues with this comic, but I'm happy if someone can still get some enjoyment out of it. Your message brings back fond memories of when I was actively working on the comic, submitting pages, and looking forward to the responses I'd get from readers. It makes me want to continue the story! At least, go about the revision to start with.
I wish I could say more to express my gratitude, but there aren't enough words. At the risk of sounding silly, if I could; I would legit print out your comment and hang it on my wall so I could reread it and refuel my motivation.
Thank you again for taking the time out of your day, I'm very happy to know that a person as sweet as you is following my work I hope that someday - When I eventually get around to rewriting this story! - That you'll be present to view it also. As for print, I would totally do it if I wasn't so clueless! Even if the comic has been discontinued, I agree that the art alone would be suitable as an artbook. Maybe someday, when I have my sh*t together! Thank you for showing an interest
P.S. You couldn't be annoying if you TRIED!! And lastly, can I just say, above all else, thank you for giving my babies characters some love
(I apologize for the late reply DX, this time of year is so busy X.x).
I'm so happy that my comment made you happy ^.^ I was a little worried about commenting on it since it was no longer active, but I'm so happy that I did ^.^ You're comic is so lovely! When I'm sad there's certain comic I go and read to make me feel better, I think I will add this one to what I read when I'm sad, it's so mesmerizing and engaging that I'm sure it will help me forget my worries If those Sal and Claudia sweet parts don't make me feel better, nothing will XD
Aw, you don't sound silly at all! I totally understand I'm just happy that it helped you feel better about your incredible work ^.^
Aw, I'm sure I'll be here to see it I'll be first in line to read it! Ah, yeah, making an actual book probably is a bit complicated DX, I don't know anything about it unfortunately, but I'll be sure to support you if you ever decide to go through the effort of putting it in art book form! I bet all of the details would be so pretty on paper O.o
I'm super relieved ^.^; Aw, they're such lovely babies! I'm so happy and honored to have been able to read about them and have glimpse into their fantastical world and lives! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas, and Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what you create in 2019!
After reading through the comic I would like to leave a little comment, too:
Well, what can I say, to me this looks really like a work of love and passion. I salute to you for creating a whole own world with uber-detailed page after page, for telling the story in a slow pace instead of serving quick cheap thrills, for the pretty unique character design and for avoiding so far many clichees one would expect (or, rather, it seems to me you are playing with clichees only to give them a new direction then). Personally I didn't even mind your former handwriting font and could read it just fine-! But the new one is good as well. I think I also read you are somewhat unhappy with the beginning now? That's a well-known phenomena amongst artists who work on a longer series, if this is any consolation...! Or maybe that's a consolation: As a first time reader from chapter 1 to chapter 4 I didn't think at all: "Woah, the beginning sucked but now it's finally getting better." or anything like that.
It's a pity that some of the pages get so few comments. But then, this seems to be sadly the fate of many comics which work with original characters and which don't offer slash galore or other "goodies" that draw fans by the dozen. Big kudos for sticking to your own vision.
Any criticsm? Hm, during moments where many people are talking I had sometimes the problem to find out who says what - because the tails of the speech bubbles are so super-slim. And in the action scenes I absolutely appreciate your unusual camera angles, but sometimes they made it difficult for me to understand what exactly is going on - mainly during the fight on the roof and the fight with the werewolves. But those things were never thaaat severe.
I am very much looking forward to your updates, and if TTB becomes ever a printed version in English or German I would even buy it.
Hello! Aw man, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this kinda feedback. You know, it really helps to get an outside opinion, for the clarity.
I definitely have issues with this comic, the beginning parts especially (yup, you have that info correct) Mainly because I've improved quite a bit in my storytelling, and my perspective/personal taste has developed. It used to be very difficult for me to move on with the comic; when there was a ton of regret burdening me. But I've since learned to forgive myself, I've accepted it's been like one great, big learning experience. And I'm glad people have been able to enjoy it for what it is, at least.
I'm doing the best I can, and it certainly helps to have your support and encouragement along the way. Thank you for taking the time to read the entire comic thus far! There's quite the bulk in pages now, a number which I assume tends to put people off.. So it means a lot that you've managed it!
TTB certainly is a passion project for me, and I have many more stories I'd like to get out as well. I'll be honest; it has been tough continuing the work when it seems as though the readership is shrinking, rather than growing. It used to tear me apart, I thought my content was just plain crap, but I think it is mostly due to the "originality", like you said. And I appreciate you acknowledging that. I do like to follow my own nose as best I can ;u; And dude, I never realised how easy it was to fall into cliche traps, haha!
As for a printed version- I do actually have a publication for it, but it'll be translated in French, haha Hopefully someday in English! Depending on how things go..
Thank you once more for your critique And for your reassurance, your comment has made a positive impact on me today, and I can't thank you enough for that As I continue to work on this comic, it makes the journey more doable knowing I have you on board!
"I'll be honest; it has been tough continuing the work when it seems as though the readership is shrinking, rather than growing."
I saw similar complaints from quite a few other profilic artists here. Personally I think it's just the effect of devart having lost some of its status, it's not as "hip" as it used to be. Quite a lot artists l liked very much moved mostly or completely to other places, especially tumblr and then instagram.