April 6th, 2015, 12:30 pm

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EmmaVieceli, April 6th, 2015, 11:54 am     Reply

Ding ding ding! It's the end of issue three! ^__^ *confetti*
Cheer up, Cortland, issue four starts next week and we'll be jumping ahead a week or so...so you'll be a bit less bruised at least. And Ian...you just keep stewing over what you've done, boyo. :D

Oh god, you guysssssss. The comments! The comments! I'm uploading from my iPad at the mo, so it's a bit more fiddly to reply to everyone right now, but rest assured that each time I got a notification of a comment I was leaping to the site and drinking it in. *happy sigh* you guys have no idea the smiles you've been putting on my face. <3
Though Malin doesn't really comment on here much, I know she's feeling the same too!

So, that wa issue three. There is a lot of stuff bubbling under the surface, eh? So much to find out...and issue four may throw a few surprises. There may even be the odd funny moment. No, really! It can't be miserable all the time ^_~

Thanks again, guys. See you next week! X

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HH (Guest), April 6th, 2015, 1:22 pm     Reply

It's not your imagination, Cort!

Ian, don't blush, you'll give yourself away!

Congrats on the close of another chapter!

DanishWolf (Guest), April 6th, 2015, 1:38 pm     Reply

What a sweet and funy way to end the chapter. Ian is suddently VERY busy to get out of there xD
I sat here and giggled from his reaction.

People can have flickers of dreamy memories, and I guess a taste of smoke will be something that can kick it on a bit.

raikua, April 6th, 2015, 1:58 pm     Reply

I love how you illustrated Cort putting together the smoke and the taste. Very well done! <3

SoraKazuma (Guest), April 6th, 2015, 3:13 pm     Reply

It just keeps getting better and better. Ian you are so adorable. What are you going to do when Cort figures it out? XD

Shy Reader (Guest), April 6th, 2015, 5:00 pm     Reply

Whaou! Perfect way to end this chapter, haha!
I'm in such a good mood after reading that!
This two last pages made me smile, wider and wider, they are both just so stubborn and adorable at the same time.
I really love their expression on the fourth and sixth panel of this page. I didn't think Ian could be this "panicked" or shy...or just blush like that while looking at Cortland actually!
They still have a long way before confessing to each other, but to look at them trying to get closer in their own way is so funny.

Thank for this page, I really appreciated it!

annanndstann, April 6th, 2015, 6:41 pm     Reply

ooooooooooh 0 o 0

AngryAngel, April 6th, 2015, 7:47 pm     Reply

Oh my god, Cortland.

He says he's alright, but you can see so clearly in his eyes, expression and his posture in that last panel how much he *isn't* okay at all. Especially his eyes, though. There's so much hurt there. Jesus, they just kill me. The first part of this page made me laugh - really Ian, nice escape there XD. But Cort... hnnnghhh. So much heartbreak. I can't even. You guys are killing it.

Joemon8, April 6th, 2015, 10:23 pm     Reply

Cutie patoots for the head to the boot!!!
That exit by Ian was flawless <3 <3
And I can already see their friendship and love sprouting *Heart face*

CatastropheJones, April 7th, 2015, 6:38 am     Reply

Why do we love heartbreak?
I'm absolutely loving the way you use the outlines of your wordbubbles to convey the emotions held by the speaker.

Every tiny detail!

Cortland's fingers to his lips -- I almost want a giant wall-poster of that particular image.

Well done -- you two are PHENOMENAL. This was an EXCELLENT issue. I can't wait to see the next one!

Vanila H, April 7th, 2015, 9:48 am     Reply

OHMEINGOTT!!! That's what you get for smoking, Ian! Though, for once, I may be a wee bit glad the taste of tar became a clue for our Sleeping Beauty to discover his not-so-charming *cough*stalker*cough* Prince ;P

Deviciouss, April 9th, 2015, 4:15 pm     Reply

Phew, for moment I was wondering if Ian had smoked when he witnessed the beating and Cort would guess he was there or something. (Although I don't think anyone would smell it that far, remember it well afterwards when so much else was going on, and if they did would suspect any particular person for hiding nearby at the time. Still, it crossed my mind.) This was a more pleasant memory/"dream"/conversation for the future. :)

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:34 am     Reply

@Xrs: There's defeinitely some smell/memory relation going on here...though I'm not sure he understands it yet, poor lad :D

As for a printed comic...well, we have had the prologue in print for a while now (it's the first night of events in a mini comic. Let me know if you've not seen the link and I can show you where to get it), but we decided we wouldn't print any more until we had the first book ready. That's the first arc, so six issues. We don't know at this stage if it will stay independent or if we'll get help from a publisher (we have considered kickstarter too), but we can promise it will be a lovely book and we cannot WAIT to sell it! (not least of all because I'm now very poor, haha).
More news as we have it! ^_^

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:34 am     Reply

@HH: haha, Ian Tanner. King of subtlety :D
Thank you! <3

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:35 am     Reply

@DanishWolf: Exactly, yeah! That weird link between smells and memories is so weird..and must be very odd when the memory you're having is one you don't understand. 0_O

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:35 am     Reply

@raikua: Aww, thank you! I've always been a fan of that panel myself, actually, so I'm so glad you picked up on it ^_^

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:36 am     Reply

@SoraKazuma: It's going to be an adventure, eh? >_<

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:37 am     Reply

@Shy Reader: Aww, yay! We like making people smile :) See, BREAKS isn't 'always' depressing, haha! It's funny seeing Ian lose his cool...and it certainly doesn't happen often. I guess guilt will do that, eh? ;)

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:37 am     Reply

@annanndstann: ^_^

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:39 am     Reply

@AngryAngel: Yes! For all that there is humour in this page, what always lingers for me is that last panel. He's so not okay, it's painful. But when on earth is he allowed to let that out? And can he let it out without hurting himself or someone else? Oh, Cort. *sigh*

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:39 am     Reply

@Joemon8: haha! Love it ^_^
They're getting there, slowly. A few masks slipping...

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:40 am     Reply

@CatastropheJones: I'm really into using speech bubbles more to evoke feeling, so I'm really glad that works! And yes - I love that panel! You have great taste as always :)

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:41 am     Reply

@Vanila H: hehe, yes! If there's ever a good reason to stop smoking...:D :D
And yes...we have to remember that Ian's behaviour is not normal. Poor Cort and his confused brain right now...-_-

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 3:42 am     Reply

@Deviciouss: Oh, yeah - I don't think Cort would remember the smell from the night of the attack. Definitely something more recent..and closer. 0_O But you bring up the fact that, yes, there is a lot more besides the kiss that Ian should be feeling guilty for right now! And it looks like he probably knows it 0_o

EmmaVieceli, April 13th, 2015, 11:30 am     Reply

@Xrs: Bless you, I know exactly what you mean. I'm apalled at how expensive shipping is :( It makes it very hard for UK independents...and I don't blame people at all not ordering the prologue for that reason. The postage is as much as we sell the comic for over here! 0_o
But the book...ahhh the book. I can't wait!
If in the meantime you fancy supporting in any way, I do have a patreon account running, where donations can be as low as $1 a month. The link should be at the top of the page (if I can get enough interest in it, I can post more pages a month, which would rock!), but I know that's not for everyone.
But yes, we'll be sure to let people know as soon as we know more about the print edition! ^_^
Thanks so much for the enthusiasm <3

chaos-of-vinnie, May 13th, 2015, 3:48 pm     Reply

HE KNOWS. HE KNOWS my gosh!!

And then Spence will walk past smoking and Cort will think its him XD

Kakundiyo, October 29th, 2015, 11:51 pm     Reply

Watch out Ian, Cort is recalling something...

Kyotee#2, October 19th, 2017, 1:15 am     Reply

why is this comic so clever