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Bad Talbot ... BAD!!! by pushfighter

The colors are gorgeous and vivid, the out-of-focus effect drawing to mind old monster movies. The characters exude personality, and th...

Sharing Breath by Yamino
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Y'know... I gotta admit, I saw it too. I know they're sisters, and I should be able to watch a depiction of two siblings expressing the...

  My thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams?  Well, gee... I don't know if I thought anything at all.  It's difficult to even contemplate.  He was never a person to me...  I wasn't around to see his rise to power, or I was too young to recognize a time before he came into the public consciousness.  He was just always sort of there.  Not a person, a comedian, an actor, or a celebrity.  Not to me.

  He was a force of nature... no, more than that.  Or maybe less.  More subtle than a force.  Simply a part of the world at large as I became aware of it, like the wind, or clouds, or windows, or paint, or TV, or politics, or junk food.  I can't quite grasp the absence of something so intrinsic to the universe as I know it.

  It's as though someone told me that cold water no longer exists.  The very idea is preposterous, and I'm tempted to dismiss the news altogether.  I can mourn for a gifted artist who was driven to a sad end, I can send my heartfelt condolences to his friends and loved ones and mean it, but they knew a human being... the Robin Williams I knew will always be a face in space with a big goofy grin.

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Joe England
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I spent six years learning at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and have been publishing my webcomic (Zebra Girl) since 2000. I don't drink, smoke, eat meat, or do drugs, and yet I remain worthy of pity. Then again, that might go without saying.
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j0efelix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOBabV…
 I heard this song on the Radio Recently, and Laughed at how appropriate it sounded as Zandra's theme song to me.
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Valsalia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, when reading the most recent ZG page and seeing Sam's flashback, it made me realize that it's somewhat rare for a webcomic that's gone on as long as yours to retain a sense of coherence, yet also remain fresh and explore new territory. Over the years, an artist's interests in themes and potential stories to tell can evolve greatly, and it often results in a comic awkwardly shifting gears and trying to do something entirely different with its established setting and characters that ends up feeling forced.

But ZG seems to build upon itself in ways that reinforces the existing storylines and provides new territory to explore, rather than distancing itself from the past. Sam's flashback made me realize that while Zandra and the others are now in very different places in life (as well as new roles), it still feels like the natural evolution of the characters I was reading about five years ago, and there's plenty of past experiences that are likely to play into the coming events.

So all in all, keep on keepin' it fresh, man!
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much Sal, that's a wonderful compliment!  It makes me very proud of my work if it's earned that kind of description, and it certainly inspires me to work for the future.
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j0efelix Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I'm not sure this is an appropriate emotion since I cant say I know you personally,
but I have been reading your comic for a long time.
and watching you develop and Allowing yourself to take yourself, and your art seriously has made me Insanely proud of you.
thank you for writing one of the best stories I have ever read.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
And thank you for reading it, and for writing back.  That's more than enough to make it all worthwhile.
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hey there,

Thank you for the favorite. Give me some time, and I'll do my best to get some footage of my robot being puppeteered up and running.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool, cool.  Good luck with all that!
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thanks man!
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Traditional Artist

Thanks for the fave on Constraining ZebraGirl.

=)

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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem!  I should've done it a long time ago.
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