#76 – “What Big Teeth They Have”


Outside the inn once more. This is one of those pages that mix a little of everything; character moments, story and character exposition and quirky humour.. they tend to be fun to make as there’s often plenty of space for characters to express themselves. I try to have some fun with it when situation presents itself – like Tiny gesturing a pair of fangs with her fingers.

One of the most difficult bits I found with this particular page was dialogue placement – it’s unusually longwinded in dialogue with plenty of texts that couldn’t easilly be rephrased or cut down. The pages are generally designed dialogue first with panes then laid out to room it and poses and renders after that.. but even so it can feel really cramped and cluttered sometimes. Now I do like the font I use – “Fawn Script” for reference – sometimes it feels much taller than regular comic fonts, and that it takes a huge amount of space as a result.

Oh, and how many of you noticed Tinys’ redesign?


10 Responses to “#76 – “What Big Teeth They Have””

  1. 1 Larisha
    January 8, 2009 at 08:44

    Awesome job you did with giving Tiny ‘fangs’, I read the page twice before I discovered it ^^. I knew something was different with tiny :D I knew it! I just couldn’t figure out what it was :p ^^. Cool 8)

    x Larisha

  2. 2 Moltrazahn
    January 8, 2009 at 10:59

    Uhhh new clothes and BIG-nightelffinger-fangs *nods* Suits her personality, looks good *grins* also do i spot Cadaverous chest piece on her? ;)

  3. 3 Nhani
    January 8, 2009 at 11:04

    It’s the Cadaverous chestpeice indeed, though slightly recoloured in peices to make it less silvery and maintain a more orange/brown-ish overall colour. I thought having a sleeveless chestpeice seemed more fitting.

  4. 4 Ilyara
    January 8, 2009 at 11:16

    I love the irony of Tiny’s description ^_-

    I do sorta wonder what the Sentinel thinks about being blow off mid-report ^^ ‘ Lots of love for Raene as ever: the way she talks and holds herself speaks volumes to me. I haven’t quite worked out if she is just “normal sized” compared to Hani or slightly short though: I’d vote for slightly short just because it makes her whole polearm thing cuter and slightly more badass ^_-

  5. 5 Arafor
    January 8, 2009 at 14:02

    It must be a pain to find new clothes that fits when you’re so small xD

  6. 6 Yerdiss
    January 8, 2009 at 14:46

    Finding clothes that fit Tiny will become easier once they find Gnomes. Just kill one, and wash their stuff on 90 degrees. Easy!

  7. 7 Crash
    January 8, 2009 at 19:24

    nah, Gnomes are ood for punting, nothing else :P

    awesome work as usual, liked the subtle change in clothes, almost missed it if you hadden’t mentioned it :P

  8. 8 Xandar
    January 9, 2009 at 01:48

    This is one of the best-made comics I’ve ever seen. You’re doing a great job with it!

  9. 9 Bluf
    January 9, 2009 at 05:01

    Hey first time to leave a message here :)
    But just wanted to say that i love this comic.
    Extremely well made and I love all the small details you have in it.
    though i would wish you would put in more Dryads (simply to have Hani more reasons to use that quirky humor that is annoying Tiny XD).
    Another thing i love about your comic is that Both Tiny and Hani seems to have well thought out personality’s, And you have brought to life the npc’s of Ashenvale in giving even Wolfrunner a personality of her own :)

  10. 10 Tilanya
    March 26, 2009 at 11:39

    Hehi, would’ve nearly missed it if you didn’t mention it, Tiny looks cute. Also, the lighting in this one is PERFECT. Not too bright, not too dark, perfect. This is how it should be.

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