He could have been assigned kitchen duty or something! Better to not know what’s in the food.
agh god, dialogue problem, I left a sentence our or something. Fix it in a jiffy. This is what I get for not having this week’s page proofread. I’m just lucky it’s not riddled with spelling errors and such.
PS first comment WHOOOO CHEATING
I’ve never commented – but but – the first panel is TOO adorable! I can imagine how he still thinks of his eyes as a normal blue, heh.
Ditto jy. The first panel’s so cute!
And the details are unbelievably awesome and great and…uh…cool…and…detail..ed…uh. Well, the details are just awesome.
Oh lord, the first panel is so sickly sweet, even the background looks like cotton candy! I love this comic more and more with each page.
Oh my, garbage duty. Poor Schtein will be convulsing with OCD fits, I imagine.
Clever of the warden to keep him away from electrical stuff!! Also, I’m surprised that he sleeps with his gloves off! And I agree with everyone, the first panel is so adorable with the blue eyes.
well, my thinking is that they have to air out sometime. Hands get sweaty. What better time than at night?
Ahhh, that top panel is sweet in a dirty-dream kinda way. I love the art, the details in the walls and his bunk are great.
Love the dream, I literally squeed when I saw it pop up on my friend’s list.
Also, Jacob is looking far too adorable in the morning.
You should see your doctor for squeeing involuntarily for a comic! Hope it didn’t make too much mess.
First panel: blue eyes AND blonde hair.. and world domination. Looks like Schtein’s subconscious is stuck to a past self image, really.
Isn’t everybody’s, though? Of course it’s been a long time since his hair’s been blonde. Is his mental image stuck in his teens? It would explain a lot!
Why I do believe the use of this button is in order?
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Am I just crazy or does that guard strike me as really familiar? Probably just crazy.
Just crazy. I think I need to expand my repertoire of stock face shapes and haircuts. :/
Though I might reuse him later since I actually gave him a name.
I should draw a happy guard! They’re all so grumpy looking. But I can only imagine that their job sorta blows.
That guard reminds me SO much of David Tennant…
Oh, heh, I guess a little bit! I had to look that name up, I’m not really a Doctor Who fan. Boy, he’s kinda silly looking. Very expressive face.
never commented before but just had to agree that the top two panels kick ass, especially the way panel one is breaking into a million pieces.
i was not expecting that. i thought that he would have dishwater brown hair or like severes snape black hair.
oh god! his description is like severes snape.
big nose, mean aditude, sarcastic and he has creepy eyes.
Yes, he’s blonde! You can find some pictures of younger Schtein in Beckey’s DA gallery. In my opinion, his hair in those pictures are more natural blonde, yeah know, when you don’t get it exposed to any sunlight. In his college pictures, his hair is streaked white.
his hair color in his mental image doesn’t have much to do with reality. It’s usually more of a tan-blonde, I guess. Also he’s had a white streak in his hair since childhood. It showed up sometime around age 8-10, but it didn’t really start expanding until his teens. He still had blonde hair until about his 30s, it’s only recently done the full on white thing. Actually if he grew a real beard it would be dark-blonde peppered with white and grey.
I think about his hair too much! It’s part of his elaborate backstory that I’m kind of trickling into the regular plot.
I wish I knew as much about cybernetics as I do about genetic disorders so I could come up with detailed explanations for how his eyes work. In the meantime all I can say is (techno)wizards did it.
D’awwwwwww…..that first panel is amazing. XD And I love the glass breaking effect when he’s woken up.
*laughs* All I can think is “good thing he has gloves.” I really like the contrast between the first and second panels, as well as the break. Well done.
HA. A wet dream AND trash duty? My kinda day man.
Schtein was blonde once upon a time? I kinda always thought he was an albino or something, probably because of the really white skin… Anyway, I love this page. Nudity… 8D
Nah, he’s not an albino. Just really pale with white hair. He went grey/white really early in life. Think like Steve Martin or Anderson Cooper.
Hey, Beckey. I thought that Osgood was only an inch shorter than Schtein? It is the position she’s in or just Schtein’s fantasies acting up?
It’s the position.
… Oh baby?
In that case she’s either kneeling or lying really uncomfortably over his -ehm- ‘messer’.
I’m only two inches shorter than my boyfriend and I can achieve this position with no problem, man. :) It just depends on how they’re sitting or laying or whatever.
I saw the first panel and totally cracked up. This is what my laughing sounded like,”Ahahahahahahaha!” very fast and loud. Gosh, Curse you sleep-deprived body! You should have stayed up longer to get the first comment! >:( I was up until 3:00 waiting for you to put this page up, Beckey! I must have refreshed like twenty-something times.
Beckey, are you giving those raving fangirls of yours more fan service?
Hmm, does this qualify as fan service? I guess I could have drawn them with clothes on probably, but I dunno if it would have really had the same feel to it.
My first version of the page was much more explicit and waaay more fanservicey. I consider this panel extremely toned down and Disney-ish. :D
Any chance of that more fanservicey panel getting posted on DA…? :D
ahhh I’d really rather not.
Oh please oh please oh pleeeeeease?
No, sorry. I supposed I shouldn’t have mentioned it, but I just thought it was funny.
Haha, people want to see it so badly. It would make a great donation incentive. XD
Oh my god, hahah, no way. Hey everybody pay me to draw porn of my own characters. Whoo no thank you. That seems like a line I’m not willing to cross. :D
Truth be told I didn’t realize they weren’t wearing clothes until I looked again. I thought they were hugging in their lab coats. Haha. XD
Oh, also. Schtein with thick eyebrows!! I’m just going to be stupid and say that it reminds me of Engrand from Hetalia. It’s only because of the thick eyebrows that Schtein lacks. You said he did have eyebrows, but since they’re white you only use them in expressions. Which is often.
hahah not so much thick eyebrows as furrowed so hard at the thought of handling garbage that some shadow has collected under them.
Aaawww. Doc wanting himself to be some perfect blond-haired, blue eyed fellow hot mess instead of the adorable albino mess his is now makes me go :c
Oh well. Understandable, my sister has a fairly mild case of albinism and she fries like some sort of fast food monstrosity in the sun.
Aw, man, I feel for her, then. It only takes me about twenty minutes to get a sunburn. Got to wear that full spectrum sunblock, UV and UVA. He’s not an albino, though. But I can see why people would make that assumption.
Um….Is it just me of did the “Prev” and “Next” buttons mysteriously disappear? (I’m using FireFox btw)
They did. I updated comic press just now and it pitched a fit and deleted my config file and ruined the archive pages. It’s all fixed now (should be, anyway!)
Only thing missing is the cute little word balloon images I had behind the comment links. Where did they go?? Who knows!
I love that first panel for all the reasons everyone else has already mentioned: it’s cute, well-drawn, and the transition into the next panel is amazing. I find it kind of interesting that Dr. Schtein is having world domination fantasies already, though… Is it something he’s given much thought to at this point?
Anyway, this strip is great, and your use of color and attention to detail is top notch as always.
(and I’m probably in the minority when I say this, but I’m glad you switched out the explicit 1st panel for the one there now. …Not that there’s anything wrong with fanservice. =)
Not consciously, no, I don’t think so.
No, I’m glad I switched it out, too. It was out of place. If I’m going to introduce more mature material I’d like to build up to it rather than just have it pop out of nowhere.
It’s just sometimes I have a hard time remembering what some people consider mature and what some people don’t. I think I’m desensitized or something!
AWW i love the way his nose is in her hair and his crooked cute smile. love this page.
also, “WHAT.” haha love it.
Can’t say I like it – means I have to wear a lot of sunblock and a huge T-shirt.
However, that’s not the point! He’s like my sister, a platinum blonde who went grey early.
I love the shards-of-dream effect. You do put in some lovely details :)
Expressions in the second and third panels = love
Excellent page. What does the guard’s name tag say? I must know (actually, just curious)!
It has been said, but I’m in love with that glass shattering panel you did. It’s so creative.
Thank you. And it says Carlson J. Dunno what the J. stands for. Let’s say… Jason!
Dr. Schtein having a love dream is the greatest thing ever thought. That first panel… my God. It hurt my teeth.
I do love your ever evolving way to transition. You also have a good eye with emotion. I do love his expression in the second panel, and his looks in the first. Haha…
Yet again, it’s always a delight reading your pages.
So, I’m surprised more people aren’t saying this, but… I found the first panel incredibly sad. Not the “unrequited-slightly-obsessive-love” part, which is just funny, but the fact that Schtein dreams of himself with normal eyes and normal hair, making physical contact without any OCD/germaphobic discomfort… It just made me sad for him, is all. It was like seeing a person in a wheelchair have a dream about just running and running forever.
But then, I’ve always felt really bad for him about the eyes thing because everyone says the eyes are the windows to the soul, your retina is as distinctive as your fingerprint, etc, etc, and his real eyes are gone forever. He can never get them back.
I guess I just saw the first panel and instantly thought, “Oh, he misses his eyes! *sob*”
Great job, in any case. Beautifully done.
Oh man, you’re awesome. I actually meant it to be more depressing than sweet. Thank you!
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I was so distracted by how adorable that first panel is that I didn’t notice his lack of shirt.
I like how they don’t trust Schtein around machinery, but they’ll let him have a shovel and an incinerator. :\ Eep.
Probably because he can only hurt himself with a shovel and an incinerator, rather than blow up something with the machinery. He has a habit of blowing stuff up.
I swear Schtein ages 20 years every time he slicks his hair back.
Nobody questions his discount at Denny’s.
Who else hopes the comic actually ends like that first panel?
Ooh, ooh, me.
Also, his nose. Aaaa so cute.
They should have assigned him to kitchen duty. He’d have been able to take his revenge quickly.
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