#132 – “No Purse, No Pursuit”

Putting this up quickly so I don’t hold people up in the relentless 3.2 emblem hunt. If anything, I might mention that the original idea was to see the two remaining cutpurses fleeing in the last pane, but I really didn’t find space for them with the visual idea I had in mind. Hopefully the idea of them escaping out of frame is implied enough that showing them won’t be necessary.


26 Responses to “#132 – “No Purse, No Pursuit””

  1. 1 TC
    August 6, 2009 at 13:21

    pah emblem hunt or not, your pages are always worth waiting and comming for. must say I like panel 2 lil miss gnome is a force to be afraid of. Keep it up!

  2. 2 Oboe Shoes
    August 6, 2009 at 13:59

    Hani used her slam attack! IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE!

  3. 3 Xeras
    August 6, 2009 at 14:06

    Good show :D! Defias didnt stand a chance :D! Blanchy lives another day !! ^^

  4. 4 Bancduese
    August 6, 2009 at 14:12

    That was one lucky bandit in panel 6…

  5. 5 Smerup
    August 6, 2009 at 14:51

    My day is made – another chapter! I just love your work.

  6. August 6, 2009 at 14:54

    “Beware! Your knees are mine!”

    Panic evident in the bandit’s eyes superbly done, my friend. :)

  7. 7 Waldamar
    August 6, 2009 at 15:01

    Hani needs more bowling pins… I’m sure an attack like the first pane would make a strike ^.^

  8. 8 Weertangel
    August 6, 2009 at 16:31

    nicely done!! and idd, gnomie slashes big time! i hope they don’t regret letting them go, couse at the Deadmines they might be waiting again.. with a small army to back them up ;)

    Now let’s see if they get a reward for coming to the rescue, since they do need some cash not??

  9. 9 Alverian
    August 6, 2009 at 17:17

    Yes Yes!, keep up the great work, I love this.

  10. 10 deathchiller
    August 6, 2009 at 17:25

    KABOOOM CRACK no killing hani xD

    • 11 Ilyara
      August 6, 2009 at 18:13

      hmm, I’m not so sure: it’s my impression that, if not unconscious, the female bandit has a broken neck. Also Areen is giving another the coup de grace in panel 3.

      • 12 Nhani
        August 7, 2009 at 00:39

        I’m actually not sure of her fate – if she’ll ever get up again, it certainly won’t be in a hurry. I thought the ‘fight’ as such highlights a few character differences, notably about what their goals in the scuffle is and how far they take it.

        Areen is very deliberate about her actions in pane three – Hani on the other hand has already shifted her attention onward. I personally found that a rather interesting difference between them.

  11. 13 Xsear
    August 6, 2009 at 20:50

    Awesome as usual, I like how Tini is hanging onto the shoulder even in combat :D
    The only thing I found awkward was Hani looking into “the camera” in the last panel, it at least seems to me as if the bandits have escaped to somewhere outside the left border of that panel, and thus Hani should be looking towards them, as a true warrior wouldn’t let her guard down to pose for the photographer :D

    • 14 Nhani
      August 7, 2009 at 00:27

      It was actually intended that the two remaining bandits were to be running into the camera – to the point where you’d only see parts of their legs or whatnot and then see everything happening behind them. Ultimately, I couldn’t get that actually working well, so I just ran with the shot and hoped it’d look enough like they’d fled towards and then past the camera.

      I don’t really storyboard the comic much expect for in my head, and while sometimes that goes perfectly.. sometimes it really doesn’t work at all; I don’t really find out if the shot in my head actually works (and looks good enough) when made practical – sometimes I find better shots, sometimes I just try with what I have and see if it works.

      She’s meant to be looking after them. If it doesn’t seem like it, then that’s just the illusion falling apart ;)

  12. August 6, 2009 at 21:01

    Very nice Nhani,…

    Poor little Defias,.. they never knew what hit them.
    Good for Hani,.. atleast she got to fend her frustrations,..

  13. 16 Yerdiss
    August 6, 2009 at 22:57

    I like how Te picks up on her responsibility automatically, seeing she’s already taking care of the people that were about to be robbed :) Nice contrast!

  14. 17 saila aka wester
    August 7, 2009 at 15:57

    i like the dust how did you do that Nhani i men it cant be real simulate cos the it would be on the ground.

    • 18 Nhani
      August 7, 2009 at 17:00

      It’s actually quite simple: it’s a particle system, no different than, say, the various visual effects that some enchants give to weapons. What I did was put an emitter under Hani and her victim, tell it to create flat rectangles facing the camera. They in turn have a material to make them look dust- or smoke-like.

      It’s actually exactly the same way I do blood effects, just spread over a larger area and dirt-colour, instead of red.

  15. 19 Dreddlox
    August 9, 2009 at 19:51

    Assassin’s Creed at first panel :O

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