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: 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)
I know the comic hasn't updated in a while so it's kinda outta nowhere, but DAMN the art is so nice here. All the details in the backgrounds are pretty sublime xD
eishiya
September 20th, 2016
@Oly-RRR: I think having the two jagged corners instead of one in the first bubble was good, but yeah, it was a bit too jaggy.
Oly-RRR
September 19th, 2016
@mitchellbravo: HOUSTON'S MUM LIKES KOOKY BUT COSY STYLE (so do I but I'm way worse at housekeeping) :D

I usually put it in "the time passing between the panels" when it's a scene with multiple kids talking but this is Houston's first appearance so it felt important to get it across! (Though I'll bring it up again sometime, like communication is not hard enough without different speeds of conversation!!)

It's one of those pages where I draw random background characters and them want to find ways to bring them up again, especially those two bald kids! :D

And thaaaank you! :D OMG HOUSTON STEALING THE SHOW, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO DURING THE POLICE ARCS (answer: draw a short that gives him more lines than this scene!)
Oly-RRR
September 19th, 2016
@eishiya: Glad you like it! :D And yay, bubbles making sense! I'll keep playing around with them, I really didn't like the first (really edgy) version and then overdid it in the other direction, I guess. :P

And thank you!!
THE TEAPOT THAT IS ALSO A TINY HOUSE

THEIR KITCHEN WITH ALL THE BITS AND BOBS TUCKED IN :0 :D :D :D :D

Aaaah I love the inclusion of that detail with the AAC... obviously for a lot of people it's better than nothing at all but people tend to only be exposed to them through pop culture or like interviews with people that have been edited so that the time it takes to construct each message is hidden, and I think a lot of people think it can come out just as fast as talking... for some folks who have the motor ability it can but more people are in Houston's boat I would imagine.

I also really like the fading of the light to make different parts of the panels pop out UGH IT'S SO RICH AND PRETTY ;;;;;;;;;;;

Also lmao the 3 guys trying to film on the right and getting told off and the dropped coffees.

Overall this just turned out so vibrant and lively IT'S LIKE AN EARLY BIRTHDAY PREZENT

in the meantime WAITING ON TENTERHOOKS FOR WHAT HOUSTON IS GOING TO SAY
eishiya
September 18th, 2016
Yaaaay you finished it! And I can see why it took so long! Totally worth it.
I like how you ended up doing the speech bubbles, it definitely reads as some sort of radio/TV chatter. I think I would've given each bubble two funky corners, though.

And yay we're getting to non-cop stuff nice and early this time :D I like it all, but it's good to see the many places this story will go early.