Cop Story

This is a crime drama about cops. Or a slice-of-life story about disabled people. Or- hey, why don't you make up your own mind about it? And of course you do not have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court.

See my other comic here for short comics related to the main plot (you know you want to).

Might contain traces of nuts and mature language/content.

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@mitchellbravo: You know my guys too well! But yeaaah, Nutter is good at finding where to poke so it hurts, and he's so used to doing it to get a result fast he doesn't really register it as hurting someone.

Haha, I wouldn't want to unnerve you (or anyone!) and I'm considering some sort of content warnings in the future but I also can't help thinking "WOULDN'T THAT BE A COOL PANEL THO" right now.
@spiremint: Chance will live, he's a big boy! BUT NUTTER IS BIGGER
The [heroes] have arrived!
Oof, I feel like he talks to Chance because that's how his dad probably talked to him growing up :( :( :( :(

UGHGHNNNNN BUT THE PAAAAAAAGE I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE THISSSSSSS

I feel like the inking is especially expressive here and I love the rendering of the evidence box (though I'm nervous it's going to burst or break open because of how they're handling it in the last panel and then all the gory evidence photos get spread around on the ground D: D: )
Yikes! Super crushing! How will Chauncey ever recover
That moment when you realise the worst day in your life does not matter to two people standing in the same yard arguing over a box. It seems like a depressing thought but it not necessarily is.

Some police trivia you don't need to read this comic but might enjoy anyway:

* Trident (Trident Gang Crime Command) - a Metropolitan police unit focused on investigating gang crime (and at this point in the story, fatal shootings). And no, they do not want this case.

** Kennels: police used to take stray dogs from the public and temporarily house them in the kennels in the back yard where they'd be looked after and later passed to the RSPCA or local shelters. After budget cuts and new "Service Level Agreements" cops are no longer allowed to do it and have to tell the public to take strays to shelters themselves, much to mutual frustration. The kennels stand unused, or rather used for storage.


This page took a while but I've been waiting for this moment for a long time too! A lot has changed over the last month - I lost my old job, found a new freelance job I like a lot and that alone lifted a lot of weight. So I'll still be slow for some time (I'd like to brush the old pages up a bit while working on the new pages) but all in all I'm more hopeful and enthusiastic than I've been in a loooong time.
@mitchellbravo: It really depends on location - like in Alaska troopers often transport prisoners alone or with one pilot if it's a helicopter, but then Alaskan troopers also warn people that they'll shoot if there's any funny business in the back seat. As much as I like the fact that UK police (mostly) doesn't carry guns, things like that can be frustrating, especially during busy shifts. Alan and Wynne are now tied up for at least 2 hours because it got past the point where they can responsibly let the ginger guy go.

TINY BACKGROUND COPS WERE MOST FUN TO DRAW

Aaah, thanks!! I'm still struggling with getting used to traditional and getting pages closer to how I want them but at least the weather cleared up for the characters. :D
Re: *#2 I always wondered about that!!!!

Another great page of facial expressions :D :D :D AND I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE CHANCE AND NUTTER MEANDERING THE BACKGROUND

One thing i especially like is how warm and sunny the coloring is, must suck getting arrested on a beautiful day like that (moreso than a normal day maybe??) but I feel like I can smell the warm air and the trees.
Distribute commas in the title appropriately :P

*A&E = accidents and emergency department = casualty

*It takes two people to transport a detained person in case a prisoner gets violent in the car and attacks the driver.
Oly-RRR
January 5th, 2017
@Fukairi: Thank you! I sometimes wonder if I would be MUCH FASTER if the pages were less detailed but... I like drawing detailed stuff. >_>

Nah, not weird at all! :D
Fukairi
January 5th, 2017
The detail you manage to put into every page never ceases to amaze me *w*

That being said, I dunno if it's weird for me to say but my favourite thing about the page is the last panel <3
@Oly-RRR: I can't imagine Houston is either.
Oly-RRR
January 1st, 2017
@arswiss: Thank you! :) Now "just" to learn to update more often...
Oly-RRR
January 1st, 2017
@mitchellbravo: This page was tough, and it's even not the toughest part of the chapter D: Glad you like it though!!

I think Houston's seizures happen every other month during good stretches of time, and get daily during bad stretches - I figure they change meds/doses as he grows and puberty doesn't help either. So it's more of an emergency than something his family expects on a regular basis. (And Houston's mum would be less obviously upset in that situation since she's the stay-at-home parent and gets to deal with it more.)

I think I call the thing in the bottom left panel... AN EMERGENCY FISH-EYE!!

Ehehe, I'm glad to have your blessing with traditional, I was thinking of how you handle various scenes when colouring this. X) Digital just feels like too much of a chore right now, and mucking about with traditional is more fun. I'd like to reach that mindset with digital too but it doesn't mix well with trying to get more pages done.
Oly-RRR
January 1st, 2017
@Squirreltastic-Blue: his dad ain't laughing
arswiss
December 31st, 2016
shiiiit man i am constantly blown away by your stellar traditional skills :O
Houston, we have a problem.
But dad will save the day!
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The page looks lovely but MORE IMPORTANTLY THE CHARACTERIZATION AND THE SWEETNESS

Does Houston get seizures often? :( :( I think I told you about the little girl I used to babysit who got them quite frequently (though she has something very different from Houston).

I especially like the perspective on the bottom left panel. Just a really cool way of drawing that.


Traditional is slower than digital in some ways but faster in others, so I figure you've been at this long enough to know which "fastness" you need for a given scene :P PLUS YOUR COLORED PENCILS ARE SO IMPRESSIVE I HAVE ENVY
Oly-RRR
December 29th, 2016
At least one person in extreme physical discomfort per page, and the story is only beginning... What's next, a puppy being kicked?? D:

This page didn't want to happen for multiple reasons. And I'm not cool with that, and I was thinking what I can do about at least some of that and with a little help from my friends I decided to go back to traditional media for some time. It's a way to let me experiment more, and to figure some stuff out, and to update more often so HOPEFULLY it will be a win-win solution. At least it seems like one of the things worth trying, so I'm giving it a try.

I also updated the previous page with new colours!

A sad page for the end of 2016, sounds about right.
Oly-RRR
November 16th, 2016
@H0lyhandgrenade: But outta nowhere comments are the best, they remind me to get off my arse and finish the next page!! Thank you so much! 8)