Try Try Try To Understand

14th Mar 2014, 7:00 AM
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Try Try Try To Understand
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bbedlam 14th Mar 2014, 7:00 AM edit delete
Page 625!

Today's title comes to us from Heart, which kind of balances out the Meatloaf talk from the other day.

This is a strange page layout for me, where it's not all rectangular for a change. Hopefully it emphasizes the 'otherworldly' and 'magical' elements in play here.

Also "Fwash" is the accepted sound effect for magic. True story.

Today's page was penciled & inked while watching a House of Cards episode (episode 5, season 1 I think) and The Guild "season 1". Oh Felicia Day, you so quirky!
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Spikes 14th Mar 2014, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Hey hey hey AF. Merlin is all about confidence. I mean if he didn't have any he would have dropped out of magic school after he blew it up the 8th time.
bbedlam 14th Mar 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
@Spikes - Merlin is actually pretty honest about his magic. Just going back to when he was going to send AF back to the future, he admitted it wasn't going to be easy.
Muchacho NL 14th Mar 2014, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
Muchacho NL
If there is anything sure about magic, it's that it's unpredictable.

If it wasn't, don't you think Merlin would've changed the way he looks by now?
bbedlam 14th Mar 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
@Muchacho NL - Maybe Merlin likes the way he looks. He may not have body issues.

As for magic, well... to quote from ANIMANIACS: "Expect the unexpected".
White Owl 14th Mar 2014, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
White Owl
Who knew FWASH! was an accepted sound effect for magic! I like this layout--I'm wondering if Merlin is sending her to meet Artus (And I guess this is one of those, "wait until Monday and find out" panels)
bbedlam 14th Mar 2014, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
@White Owl - FWASH is indeed an accepted sound effect for magic. BA-ROOOM is another one, as is "WHIZBANG!". There's a whole book of rules concerning sound effects that is given out to comic creators governing the laws and regulations of what can be accepted. So much red tape.
PhilC 14th Mar 2014, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
He's got magic hands!
bbedlam 14th Mar 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
@PhilC - ewww indeed.

Very much the 'ewww'.
Lizardman 16th Mar 2014, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Just wanted to say I love the layout of this one
bbedlam 16th Mar 2014, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
@Lizardman - thanks! I like the layout too. I wouldn't be too surprised if I experiment with the layout a bit more going forward.