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Nonlinear

by Shigatsu-Chama
[non·lin·e·ar]
adj, 3a. "Of or relating to a system of equations whose effects are not proportional to their causes. Such a set of equations can be chaotic"

[lim·bo]
noun, 2. "an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition."

Moving into a new area is never an easy thing, especially for Hugh Baldwin. It's so weird and it feels like he'll never get used to things. Irony comes in a person called David Sigmund. For the person who theoretically can never help Hugh get used to things, he does the exact opposite.

Like it even matters if David's head can't be seen or not, right?

[Mostly about friendship and me getting used to drawing comics again. Highly experimental.]
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[non·lin·e·ar]
adj, 3a. "Of or relating to a system of equations whose effects are not proportional to their causes. Such a set of equations can be chaotic"

[lim·bo]
noun, 2. "an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition."

Moving into a new area is never an easy thing, especially for Hugh Baldwin. It's so weird and it feels like he'll never get used to things. Irony comes in a person called David Sigmund. For the person who theoretically can never help Hugh get used to things, he does the exact opposite.

Like it even matters if David's head can't be seen or not, right?

[Mostly about friendship and me getting used to drawing comics again. Highly experimental.]

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I know I could use the News tab but
I dunno, making small announcements in the author's comment feels more right. But I guess if there are more complex things for me to announce or if I just feel like it, there'll actually be stuff in the News section.

But anyway!

I've made this page because of two (??) no, three reasons.

Chapter 2 will be out soon (in fact I already finished two pages of it) but I'm still trying to figure out things like they layout of Hugh's dorm, his roomie, and the overall direction of the chapter. Like for the last chapter, I was like, "okay Hugh and David meet in a cafe, and go" and that was it. It took me a while to figure out how to close the chapter, but hey I got there! For now, I think is just to introduce Hugh's roomie and his student life.

The other thing is that just a heads' up, when things are structured well enough, romance will seep in but hopefully, it won't over shadow the plot. But that's like, in the way distant future. The best signal I can give you is that it'll probably happen when Leslie is introduced. But that'll be when the comic's time setting is around spring break. Yeah.

Third thing is that I'll be making a small character profile's page while I plan stuff out. On my art blog on tumblr, sometimes I do sketches for this but it's mostly what I consider to be spoilers, so.

But that's it!

Thank you for reading my comic so far and the huge block of text I just typed up and have a great day! (◡‿◡✿)
(part one of this on previous page)

which is basically the dang heatwave that somehow went over wherever hugh and david are located (which i've decided to be in the general north east part of the usa, probably somewhere in rural massachusettes)

and y’know just because it’s summer now, the start of this comic is in fall, and hugh and david aren’t as close as they are above in the comic at the moment, it didn’t stop me from drawing all of that and i’m okay with that

an announcement will be up later, probably in the afternoon. just vaguely stating things that'll happen in the comic later on, what i'll be doing while planning the basic structure some more, etc.

high resolution post on tumblr here
...and david's poor clothing choices is one of them

second attempt at a new coloring style! turned out better than my first time (GOOD)

extra continued on next page

high resolution post on tumblr here
Well know
That was a very good start looking forward to chapter two .
And that's the end of the chapter! What will happen with Hugh and David? We'll just have to see!
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
it's pretty fun drawing Hugh's phone, but the screentoning tho for it is kinda... eugh... since i want the text to be seen (of course) but the screentoning kinda gets in the way :\

note: leslie is hugh's best friend and will be properly introduced later on in the story (aka, ur gonna see how leslie looks like among other things)
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
Only one more page left for this chapter! Two pages, tops!!
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
OH MY GOODNESS GUYS, I THINK WE ONLY HAVE TWO PAGES LEFT.
GIVE OR TAKE.

I'll update later today, or just later in general because it's now 7:05 AM and I haven't gotten any sleep yet.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
I think it's only a few more pages, then this chapter will end! Well, that'd be a first for me, haha!
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
Should I tell you guys how tempted I was to put a 'doki' sfx in the last panel? I'm gonna tell you guys how tempted I was to put a 'doki' sfx in the last panel.

I was tempted to put a 'doki' sfx in the last panel.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
Man, I really need to step up my paneling game.
Also my background game.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 29th, 2014
Y'know, I've read/watched a lot of things with a protag with social anxiety, and it's not like they didn't take care of the situation properly or anything, but they never out right said it. And to me that's kinda pretending that it doesn't exist or something, which I'm pretty sure isn't the creators' intended purpose!! But idk to know out right that a character has social anxiety and to see them try to get out of it is pretty big to me, and I hope to do that with Hugh and carry it out the best I can.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 27th, 2014
I mean, it's hella easy to draw David, given the fact that he has no head and all, really saves time. But it does take away drawing expressions for him!! With the reader and characters not knowing his facial reactions to things, it does make it harder to know what he's thinking, doesn't it? David's found this as a problem for himself way earlier on before the comic started and wanted to make up for it by body language, but he kinda fails at it, so it's REALLY hard for him to try and express himself without facial expressions. Sometimes it makes him cold and aloof, but really it's just hard to read him... since, well... you can't see his face...

I'll update with more later today, probably! I haven't slept yet and I need to, lol.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 27th, 2014
i REALLY wish i could do perspective right, too :\
Shigatsu-Chama
June 27th, 2014
dang, i really wish i could do backgrounds
that'd be nice
Shigatsu-Chama
June 27th, 2014
If it isn't obvious right now, it'll be said in a couple pages why Hugh's so... well, Hugh.

I think I may have hinted it in my comments, but have never out right said it, lol.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 27th, 2014
Sorry for the really late update! As you know, this comic is really experimental for me. Not only am I seeing how I'll go when it comes to making comics I'm just...

really

winging it...

Also the style may change from time to time-- little (like this) or big (maybe)! Actually, the main reason I've been so slow with the update is because I was really worried over using the previous style with more or less the same turn out. It really held me back and since I'm using this as a learning experience, I felt that I shouldn't hold myself back like that. I was planning to switch out styles at least per chapter but I don't think I'll do that (even though it'll make this look a little bit more neater...)

But due to my own experiences reading comics on here, I feel that seeing the artist change styles over time may look the comic a little bit inconsistent, but you also get to see them grow as an artist (and a story teller) as time passes on!

(now that i've finished that essay i'm gonna work on the next page now while i'm still pumped on working on it, lol)
Shigatsu-Chama
June 7th, 2014
will these two become unlikely friends or is david just a passive aggressive type of guy? i asked this question on the previous page and it will be answered, i promise you.
Shigatsu-Chama
June 6th, 2014
will headless being we know due to previous knowledge as david be buds with hugh or not?? we'll see.

also double update!! (sorta)
Shigatsu-Chama
June 6th, 2014
do u ever feel like u wanna TALK to someone but u dont kno how to words?? hugh knows your pain. me too.