strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.
2016 Extra Comic (Lola)
2016 Extra Comic (Sugar)
31st Jan 2017, 12:35 PM
31st Jan 2017, 12:44 PM
hoo these facial expressions are perfect. lov panel 9 and 15 the most. also love the lighting through lolas hair on p 6. it looks so nice and natural
also i love how, the color reflects off the knife onto sugars hand. if that makes sense
31st Jan 2017, 12:46 PM
"you're such an angel's advocate" is an interesting and obviously intentional choice of words... considering.... angel was Sugar's cousin... im still trying to decipher what hidden meaning could be deeper in the words that i may be missing, but as soon as I read it struck me.
31st Jan 2017, 12:48 PM
oh and i LOVE the way you conveyed the sing-song tone on the word "sunset". its so nice. little things like that really bring the dialogue to life
31st Jan 2017, 12:49 PM
The sweat on Lola as the page progresses is a really nice touch, imo, like, how subtle it's done.
Also like, the page strikes me as like, being very duality(if that's the right word for this?) Where it's like showing Sugar considering the knife in a moralistic way while Lola is in a more realistic way, and it seems like they're both right, because the knife's owner is indeed not Sugar but also is unable to care about what happens with the knife now.
(Also yeah jumping ahead to comment on most recent one when my re-read isn't quite caught up yet. Hopefully I'm not like, reading way wrong atm ^_^; )
31st Jan 2017, 2:04 PM
i love lola's face when she says "just take it??" so much
31st Jan 2017, 2:06 PM
the detail from the lighting and in the knife are incredible! I love Lola's expressions, too,when they talk about taking the knife.
31st Jan 2017, 2:29 PM
"you're such an angel's advocate" *gets choked up in shock*
for real i love the way you draw expressions they're honestly really inspiring
i'll just leave this here
1st Feb 2017, 1:29 AM
1st Feb 2017, 8:07 AM
hey, you got it! the way she opened it was a suicide drop, too.
1st Feb 2017, 8:17 AM
Man, I love all the little things you do with dialogue, like the comment about Sugar being an "angel's advocate" - as others said, it's a cute play on words, but considering Angel was Sugar's cousin...
1st Feb 2017, 2:46 PM
i really like this exchange, especially the "it's nobody's, so it's yours!" it feels really insightful about sugar's thought process, i think she attaches a lot of sentimentality to objects in that they feel like extensions of the owner- it isn't nobody's even if it isn't in their possession anymore and likely never will be again.
1st Feb 2017, 2:53 PM
addendum: maybe it has to do with her feelings about angel and death in general too, the idea of being dead meaning you have no literal physical connection to anything anymore is a weird one. she probably still considered angel's stuff to be angel's because it is a way they are still connected to The Living, in general. not being able to move on, etc.
1st Feb 2017, 4:14 PM
the lighting in here and in many of the past scenes has always been very dark but this scene keeps coming off to me like it's a point of no return for better or for worse. i dunno how else to describe this scene besides... really, really tense. like you could cut it with a knife (ha ha). plus the lighting style and the heavy shadows almost gives this whole sequence a sort of heavy feeling. whether or not thats the heat and humidity or the subject matter kinda remains to be seen.
im really liking this scene so far and as some who loves exploring abandoned places, this really captures the sort of feeling that happens when you go exploring.
as a lot of other people have pointed out, it's very odd that so many seemingly personal things got left behind. especially a knife allegedly worth hundreds of dollars. like others have said, the previous owners either left in a hurry or maybe even left unwillingly.
1st Feb 2017, 7:34 PM
lola's expressions are good, i like how when they're saying "just take it??" their upper eyes raise opposite of their bottom ones.
i feel like the feeling of heaviness/sort of weight this scene has really parallels how sugar talks about having sz on the last page, this scene conveys that rlly well (to me). also, i'm not sure if someone mentioned this before, but there looks like a disconnect with what the previous owner left - these knifes that are rlly expensive (based on what sugar said) were left here, but there's a big bookcase with almost no books on it. it seems like someone left but had already begun to pack (like with the room full of cardboard boxes)? although that could be way way off. thanks for the update, it's always nice to look forward to this each week ^.^
1st Feb 2017, 11:01 PM
i love your art so much, its so incredible to see how you draw... it amazes me; mostly the last panel, i love lolas expression and their pose..
29th Aug 2018, 11:52 PM
Is there a gender for grave robbing? This whole thing is Weimar Republic as fuck. I'd kill myself too if I let what I am define me more than what I do. How defeatist.
16th Sep 2018, 6:00 PM
"It's made to look pretty, not for resilience. kinda fragile and useless. ...this one still has a purpose." -- To me this drew some parallels with all the comments Sugar gets on her eyes being pretty, and feeling, well, fragile and useless.
And then she spins the knife shut. Clack. Closing herself up again, covering over the perception of her own dangerousness, perhaps (due to stereotypes about schizophrenia).
(Also "self-defense" paralleling "angel's advocate"?)
And then: "...it's not my knife."
(Also I noticed all the couch cushions with stabbing damage, when Lola was picking them up and looking at them.)
I have read up to this point all in one sitting and haven't felt able to stop long enough to leave a comment, but this page particularly grabbed me.
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