<<First Latest>>
Save My Place | Load My Place

Author Notes:


17th Sep 2013, 6:00 PM

I went through a migraine and two headaches to get this page here. BUH-HUH-HUH.


Nightsky 17th Sep 2013, 6:01 PM Reply
Your effort was all worth it, this page is beautiful. ^_^
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 6:04 PM Reply
I hope so! Thanks!
Doomy 17th Sep 2013, 6:11 PM Reply
I love how nervous he looks.

But being a nervous, pissed off wreck is TOTALLY natural for Carl~

Also those headaches were worth it, I really love the lighting in the second panel, haha.
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 6:17 PM Reply
Add "creeper" to the mix and you got Carl in a nutshell!

Aha thanks, in a way the headaches forced me to take my sweet time on this page, but man I always feel bad when I don't get an update on time. D:
Nama 17th Sep 2013, 6:29 PM Reply
OMG Carl, don't do it. Think about what's gonna happen if you get caught!
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 7:48 PM Reply
Oh he's thinking alright!
Gearfish 17th Sep 2013, 7:08 PM Reply
Oh gosh this looks so good
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 7:48 PM Reply
: D <3
MRottweilerDog 17th Sep 2013, 7:13 PM Reply
There's so much to love about this page... but the thing that most impressed me is the shading/lightning of the guys in relation to the whole backgrounds, changing different tones between dark and light...

And maybe when it wasn't that hard to do, I guess... the details of said shading on Carl's glasses is just, deliciously eye-catchy... as much as in Dude's hair, even when I'm able to see it's in both of them =3

And if this page were my 1st impression of the whole comic, the panel focusing on the shoes would already tell me a lot enough to get interested on the characters, wanting to understand why them so different yet together here @3@!

Outstanding page, yo!
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 7:49 PM Reply
Yeah I went a bit overboard with the lighting effects on this page haha, but yeah, I'm glad it was worth it! Thanks!
Valkyri38 17th Sep 2013, 7:41 PM Reply
Totally love this page...however, I got confused by the fourth panel, since Carl's on the left side of Dude, but in the rest of the panels Carl is on the right side of Dude...so that is my only concern.

Other than that, this page is beautiful and your coloring/shading is gorgeous~ <3
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 7:52 PM Reply
Yeeeah I broke the 180 Degree Rule on purpose. Switching them to the correct position felt more jarring after I did the initial sketch, so I switched them and it felt okay.

I normally don't like breaking sacred staging rules, but in this case I wanted a particular effect so I did it. Bad llama, bad.
Tunsie Blue 17th Sep 2013, 8:22 PM Reply
Tunsie Blue
The coloring on this page is beautiful ^_^
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 8:54 PM Reply
Thanks! : D
momo 17th Sep 2013, 11:31 PM Reply
These backgrounds look great! I'm just surprised the streets are so deserted in a college town at night.
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 11:58 PM Reply
Normally, a college town wouldn't be this deserted, I agree. But Orange County is a different story altogether.
Rinkel 17th Sep 2013, 11:48 PM Reply
I really like the environment on this page, the backgrounds look amazing.

I wonder if Dude and Carl will get to know one another better, like Dude wants.
Kupocake 17th Sep 2013, 11:58 PM Reply
You'll seeeee~!
Drisse 18th Sep 2013, 7:06 AM Reply
Noooooes *hugs tight* bad migraine and headcahes, bad!!

But yeah, the page is absolutely wonderful. <3 I'm surprised Carl actually DID went with Dude. *giggles* Can't blame him tho' ^^
Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 9:58 AM Reply
Thanks! Well, Dude asked so sincerely, you can't just say no !
Real Hero 18th Sep 2013, 9:13 AM Reply
Real Hero
I love that your work seems to combine traditional cartoonish art with really lovely paint-looking stuff. :D It give the whole comic a pseudo-serious feel.
Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 9:58 AM Reply
Haha well, traditional animated look in the vein of Disney was what I was after. : )
alexlafan 18th Sep 2013, 11:35 AM Reply
je parie qu'il va faire un coma éthylique au premier verre

Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 11:46 AM Reply
Prongs 18th Sep 2013, 11:45 AM Reply
Sneaking into a bar? Total College Freshman-type movie material.
Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 11:50 AM Reply
Carl may be a Sophomore, but he's probably experienced less college life than your average Freshman.
LandisTheThief 18th Sep 2013, 12:13 PM Reply
Dude, maybe you should define what "normal" is exactly, as Carl has been far from normal for quite awhile now.
Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 12:17 PM Reply
The first thing Carl does when he enters the bar is scream, "I AM NOT A WEREWOLF" and then runs away.
aok666 18th Sep 2013, 12:45 PM Reply
Dude thought Carl was about the same age as him (24) when they first met, and Carl said that he's aware he looks old for his age - so why is Carl panicking?
aok666 18th Sep 2013, 12:54 PM Reply
"We just have to be completely and absolutely NORMAL."
"... yeah, good luck with that."
SaudadePR 18th Sep 2013, 7:30 PM Reply
Don't look at...who?? This is getting interesting...
Kupocake 18th Sep 2013, 8:04 PM Reply
That ominous silhouette in panel 4 of course!
Aseies 19th Sep 2013, 10:00 AM Reply
And then we find out the ominous silhouette is actually Mr. Wong and Carl is fired.
Kupocake 20th Sep 2013, 9:28 AM Reply
Now Sampson can finally have a shot at being Employee of the Month! Ha ha!
washy-woman 20th Sep 2013, 4:52 AM Reply
Carl's totally gonna blow it. He's just like me man, no grace under pressure. Sorry about the migraine's though, that really sucks migraine's most definitely are NOT the bees knees.
Kupocake 20th Sep 2013, 9:28 AM Reply
Carl is the most graceful of the swans, what are you talking about. (Migraines are the worst thing in the world oh god)
Marlee-The-Creator 20th Sep 2013, 6:17 PM Reply
I love the lighting of this page c:
Kupocake 21st Sep 2013, 12:19 AM Reply
Aw thanks! The lighting was my favorite part!
akio 22nd Sep 2013, 9:33 AM Reply
it looks it came straight from a movie! ITS AWESOME!!!
Kupocake 22nd Sep 2013, 10:09 AM Reply
Aw thanks! : D
Anonymous 22nd Sep 2013, 7:29 PM Reply
I love your comic! The art style, the colors, the plotline... Everything! Though I did find Carl too creepy at first, now he's creepiness is kind of endearing. It's kind of weird actually.

Anyway, did you know Carl looks like this singer guy in a video I keep seeing in my Facebook News Feed? The first thing I thought of was, "Ohmyguacamole! Carl can SING! And BEATBOX! :O *A* ".
Kupocake 22nd Sep 2013, 7:59 PM Reply
Aw thank you! Carl does occupy that weird zone between creepy and cute, yes.

Wait wait wait who is this singer/beatboxer?
Anonymous 22nd Sep 2013, 8:16 PM Reply
This guy: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=560813080634722

Only, he has square glasses and Carl has round ones.
Kupocake 22nd Sep 2013, 8:59 PM Reply
Hoooooly crap, hahahaha. It really does look like Carl! :O
Anonymous 22nd Sep 2013, 9:58 PM Reply
Right? :)) Now I'm wondering if Carl can really sing. Does he sing?

Can Dude? Probably not because I remember Carl getting annoyed when Dude was singing AC/DC a while back. Or maybe it's his choice in music.
Kupocake 22nd Sep 2013, 10:15 PM Reply
Carl can sing, but it's not something I really explore in this story, sorry! (He took choir when he was younger)

Dude... yeah. He ain't a singer.
Anonymous 23rd Sep 2013, 5:14 PM Reply
It's still nice to know though :D I'm trying to imagine a little Carl in choir but I can't. But that sounds like it would make an excellent fan art. (Hm... Got me thinking :D )
:)) Will we get to see pictures of them when they were younger?
Kupocake 23rd Sep 2013, 5:45 PM Reply
Anonymous 23rd Sep 2013, 9:53 PM Reply
Aww! They look so adorable when they were kids! Especially Carl. I love how he has a stuff toy giraffe. ^_^
blindthistle 29th Oct 2013, 9:59 PM Reply
dem backgrounds man. dem backgrounds.