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Cop Story

Cop Story

by Oly-RRR
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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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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Oly-RRR
November 26th, 2017
@mitchellbravo: Thank you! I guess it could be because I'm still drawing a lot between updates, just not this thing... I think I came to terms with pages varying a bit though so that's good, gives me more room for trying new things.

Well, gotta pick the dorkiest photos for the contacts list! (Mum and I both have photos of each other wearing noise cancelling headphones...)

And yeah, you're spot-on. I want their home to be cosy because they are a mostly happy and functional family (especially compared to my other characters) but there's still a lot of unspoken worry there.
Oly-RRR
November 26th, 2017
@Squirreltastic-Blue: Thanks! I hope so too, life just gets in the way sometimes.
I love how you can go so long between updates and the quality doesn't dip even in the slightest.

And Parks' photo with the christmas cracker crown is choice XP

The atmosphere of their house is very warm and soothing but the way you framed the wide shot panel also gives it kind of a claustrophobic feel, like they're keeping themselves walled in from everyone else... like kind of toeing the line between "cozy" and "our fortress where we're safe." (which is of course penetrated by the pan now on fire lol) Or at least that's the feel I'm getting from it!!!
Welcome back!
I hope you're here to stay!
Oly-RRR
November 25th, 2017
The phone is muted, the smoke alarm has a dead battery, the only sound is Leicester (and now i can use his name) lying to his son. On the upside Houston is unlikely to remember much of it so he can continue thinking it's Going To Be Okay if your parent tells you so until his 30s. And it's not a bad state of mind to be in, if you ask me.

Life got real in a hardcore way for a while there but I guess I'm back!
Oly-RRR
June 20th, 2017
@mitchellbravo: Thank you! :D Oh man, we both have MOODY FEELING SHADOWS in our recent pages! High-five!!

OMG, a Parks plushie would be so round and soft. And come with a set of uniform clothes and... a Hawaiian print shirt, shorts and sandals WITH SOCKS. 8I

I still love traditional but I think I'll be safer doing standalone shorts traditionally for now, I don't have enough markers for all those brick walls. D: That and I'd like to get more in touch with digital now that I don't do it for work so all is well that ends well and all that. X)
YAEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

I love the use of the MOODY FEELING SHADOWS and the quick glance exchange with Chance. Also Parks looks adorable in panel 3, 10/10 would buy a plushie of.

Best of luck with continuing digitally!!!!! It's all about finding what's most efficient and you're so good at making everything look textured and weighty that it has that handmade look of a traditional comic WITHOUT THE SLOPPY SHITENESS OF A REAL SAD PIECE OF PAPER


THIS UPDATE MADE ME SO HAPPY OMGGGGGG
Oly-RRR
June 20th, 2017
Really any page I post can be titled that but still.

Nutter and Chance have that sort of names that are hard to introduce properly through casual speech so I'll just go and explain it here. Nutter is an actual surname (as in Detective Inspector Scott Nutter). Chance is a nickname (as in Detective Sergeant Ed Chauncey, Chance for friends).

And that's exactly the sort of friendship they have. While we're at it, here's another example of their interactions, set some time before the events of this chapter. Yeppp.

Other stuff I should probably mention:
CID - the Crime Investigation Department, they investigate all the crimes nobody else wants to investigate
guv = guv'nor - like "boss" but more affectionate

Who is Leicester what is Leicester where is Leicester why is he not in the CID. Maybe we'll find out soon.

Oh oh and if you click back you'll notice that all pages are digital and I'm not tweaking anything any more. I'll try to keep it that way and hopefully update more often.
@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.