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Inhibit

Inhibit

by evegwood
As a kid, Victor dreamed of training to be a superhero. That didn't go so well.

Now, nine years later, Victor is a resident at the Earl Estate, a home for kids who haven't yet demonstrated that they can control their powers. With his 18th birthday - and a transfer - only a few weeks away, he has one last chance to prove he is capable enough to receive his licence and go home.

Inhibit started in January 2015 and updates every Wednesday!

Please note this comic does feature strong language, blood, and some body horror.
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Inhibit

As a kid, Victor dreamed of training to be a superhero. That didn't go so well.

Now, nine years later, Victor is a resident at the Earl Estate, a home for kids who haven't yet demonstrated that they can control their powers. With his 18th birthday - and a transfer - only a few weeks away, he has one last chance to prove he is capable enough to receive his licence and go home.

Inhibit started in January 2015 and updates every Wednesday!

Please note this comic does feature strong language, blood, and some body horror.

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evegwood
January 22nd, 2018
happy valentine's day, im in love with my comic
evegwood
January 21st, 2018
never say to me, the word "urquhart"
evegwood
January 21st, 2018
hey i finished up this postcard set im gonna have at cons this year check it out

also yay inhibit's 3rd birthday was on sunday so here's a picture i drew for it

<img src="http://inhibitcomic.com/files/3bday">

i forgot julia's freckles im sorry im SO sorry
evegwood
January 6th, 2018
THIS IS THE 150TH PAGE OF INHIBIT wOW

ALSO INHIBIT TURNS THREE YEARS OLD IN FOUR DAYS WOWOWOWOWW

thank you so much for reading?!?! thank you if you've been here from the beginning (wow you have the patience of a saint) and thank you if you've only just started to read and just THANK YOU for enjoying my weird comic about shitty teenagers. i'm excited to see how the comic grows this year, i'm excited for the rest of this chapter, and for the rest of the whole comic, basically!!!!!!!!

by the way, if you're curious what any of the uniforms actually mean, i finally did a rundown of all the different uniforms! i also did a quick outline of the eight variations here. worldbuilding!! i love it!!!!

AAALso i got confirmation that i'll be tabling at thought bubble again this year!! i'm super excited, thought bubble is my alltime favourite convention. my next con coming up will be dunfermline comic con on the 3rd of march, see you then!
evegwood
January 6th, 2018
time 4 party

if you're looking for a new way to keep track of updates, i put inhibit up on Archive Binge!
evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
Nate guides Victor around a corner. "Have you managed to use your variation yet?" "No, I'm not very good," Victor replies. "That's fine," Nate says, smiling.

Panel 2.
"I wasn't either at first. You'll get there once you've had a bit of training." The deeper into the building they go, the more people they see. Victor looks at them with interest. They're all wearing similar uniforms to Nate, but with different patterns. "From you?" Victor asks.

Panel 3.
"Yep! My mentor said I was ready to be a mentor to someone else," Nate says as they pass an open door to a training room of some sort. Victor looks in just as someone throws a punch; their opponent sharply brings up their arm, encased in ice. The fist connects with the ice with a loud CRACK.

Panel 4.
Victor looks worriedly up at Nate as he continues talking. "You're the first kid I'll have trained. If this goes well, I might be promoted to an actual team member, so try to help me out, yeah?"

Panel 5.
Victor glances away, looking upset.

Panel 6.
Nate finally notices something is up. "You alright?"

Panel 7.
"My arms hurt," Victor says. Nate puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. "Let me have a look," he says. "They always strap these things on too tight."

Panel 8.
He loosens the devices on Victor's outstretched arms. "There. How's that?" "I don't like it. I wanna take them off," Victor says.

Panel 9.
Nate puts his hands on his hips and puffs his chest out pompously. "Sorry, little man. You've gotta keep 'em on. Just like me. They're inhibitors. Keeps you from sparking out on us. These things are state-of-the-art." Victor scowls.

Panel 10.
"They're too heavy!" Victor complains, throwing his hands in the air. "You'll get used to it," Nate replies.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
"I'd like to introduce you to someone," says Emma, gesturing at the boy in the striped uniform with vague disinterest. The boy is standing with his hands behind his back. "This is Nathan." "Nate," the boy corrects, but he smiles. "He's electro-manipulative, just like you," Emma continues, ignoring him. "Nathan's going to help you get nice and settled, alright?"

Panel 2.
Emma and the guard begin to walk away. "I'll see you later at the induction," Emma says, no longer smiling. Victor is still looking at the devices on his arms. "Uh, but-" he says, confused. "I thought-"

Panel 3.
Emma and the guard leave without another word. "Come on, little man," Nate says, beckoning him on. "I'll take you to your dorm."

Panel 4.
Victor looks nervously after Emma. "Mum said I'm supposed to go with that lady."

Panel 5.
He finally looks at Nate and his expression changes. "...Why are you wearing that?"

Panel 6.
"What, the uniform?" Nate says, raising his eyebrows and looking down at himself. "It means I'm a trainee. What's wrong with it?"

Panel 7.
"It looks dumb," Victor says, grimacing. Nate smirks, hands in his pockets. "Well, you're getting one too, smartass."

Panel 8.
"We'd better get going," Nate says. They begin walking. There is a sign on the wall with two arrows; the arrow pointing the way the way they came says "Reception" and "Blocks A to N". They're heading in the direction of "Blocks O to Z". Nate continues: "You'll like where you're sleeping. It's a big room with lots of kids your age. It's basically one big sleepover."

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
Emma leads Victor through the building; the aqua blue of the foyer steadily gives way to a darker teal. "So you take after your dad, huh?" Emma says, making a note on her tablet. "Uh-huh!" Victor says, skipping after her.

Panel 2.
She looks down at him. "And now you're following in his footsteps by joining Urquhart? That's great!"

Panel 3.
"No, he worked at Miller," Victor says proudly. "He was a--" "Wonderful," Emma interupts.

Panel 4.
"This is the last one for today," she says to a guard in the same blue uniform and helmet as the guard at the gate. He is wearing one blue medical glove. There is someone else with him; a boy of about fifteen or sixteen, grinning at Victor with his arms folded. He is wearing a different kind of uniform; a dark grey-blue, almost black, with a thick band of white running from the left shoulder across the chest and under the right arm. He is wearing something strange and metallic with a blue screen on both his arms.

Panel 5.
Victor stands uncertainly as Emma continues to talk to the guard. "Yes ma'am," the guard says. "Were there any problems with the others?" Emma asks. "The cryo refuses to use her inhibitor," replies the guard. "If Jeremy can't sort her out, get someone else to look after her," Emma says. "Inhibit this one first."

Panel 6.
The guard looms over Victor, holding two strange tube-like devices. "Alright son. Hold still."

Panel 7.
"Huh? What--" Victor says, trying to step away, but the guard grabs his arm with his gloved hand.

Panel 8.
The guard shoves Victor's arms through the devices so he is wearing them on his forearms, like the other boy. "Ow, that hurts!" Victor grimaces. "Stop wriggling, says the guard.

Panel 9.
Victor's mouth wobbles as he looks down at his arms. "Don't fiddle with them, please," Emma says curtly.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
Victor stays seated on the couch but continues to watch the waterfall, smiling.

Panel 2.
A shadow is cast over him as someone approaches and he looks up, unsure. "Hi there!"

Panel 3.
"My name is Emma Esser," says the woman, smiling pleasantly. She has high, sharp cheekbones and an equally sharp business suit. "I'm Urquhart's director."

Panel 3.
She reaches her right hand out. "Are you the mother?" she asks. "Yes, nice to meet you," Bethany says, getting up to shake her hand.

Panel 4.
Emma puts her hands on her knees and bends down. "And you must be Victor!" she says. "Are you excited?" "Yeah!" says Victor.

Panel 5.
"Wonderful," says Emma, still smiling. She consults her tablet. "If you could make sure he has all his things, I'll take him inside."

Panel 6.
"I can't come in with him?" Bethany asks worriedly, wringing her hands. "Don't worry, we'll take very good care of him," Emma says. "It's part of my policy to give careful attention to each new child."

Panel 7.
Victor is clutching the straps of his backpack, eager to set off. Bethany puts a hand on his back. "Alright, go with the nice lady. I'll see you in a week. Please be good."

Panel 8.
"Okay, bye, Mum!" Victor says, with sparkles in his eyes. He runs after Emma, not even glancing back at Bethany, who watches him go with a hand over her heart and a worried expression.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
At the far end of the room is a desk with the receptionist. She is wearing a plastered-on smile and a blouse, and her sharp red hair is piled in a high bun. "Here for drop-off?" she asks before Bethany can say anything. "That's right," Bethany replies, clutching some papers nervously. Victor is only just tall enough to peer over the counter.

Panel 2.
"Have you brought our recommendation and a completed medical form?" the receptionist asks cheerily. "Yes," Bethany replies.

Panel 3.
"Has he been chipped?" the receptionist continues, her smile unchanging. "Yes," Bethany replies again.

Panel 4.
"I got a flamingo plaster!" Victor announces, pointing to the purple plaster on his upper left arm. "Hush," Bethany says, nudging him slightly.

Panel 5.
"Alright," says the receptionist. Please have a seat while I check you in." She gestures to a couch on the other side of the foyer.

Panel 6.
We zoom out to see a wide view of the foyer. At one end the receptionist sits at her desk, still beaming, and at the other sits Victor and his mum. On one wall, a cascade of water falls down, which Victor points at excitedly. "Look, there's a waterfall!" "...Best stay away from that," Bethany tells him.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
Victor holds onto the lowered window and looks up at the guard as he continues speaking to his mum. "Have you brought his application?" the guard asks. "Yes," Bethany replies.

Panel 2.
"Mum, look, he's got a gun!" Victor says, pointing. "Vic, hush," says his mum.

Panel 3.
"Am I going to get a gun?" Victor asks, wide-eyed and smiling. "Move on through," says the guard, and as the car begins to pull away Bethany exasperatedly says, "Victor, sit down."

Panel 2.
They park in front of a large glass building; the reception.

Panel 3.
Victor bounces from the car, looking up at the building. "Mum, hurry up!" he says excitedly. "I'm coming, I'm coming," Bethany says, climbing out of the car with considerably less enthusiasm.

Panel 4.
"Hey, don't run off," she says, opening up the boot of the car. "Don't forget your backpack!"

Panel 5.
They head into the reception, a grand glass foyer with lights hanging from the ceiling*. Victor skips by Bethany's side, wearing his small green backpack. "Oh, wow," Bethany says. "This looks fancy, doesn't it, Vic?"

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*yes those are supposed to be lights</h5></div>
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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Chapter 1.

Panel 1.
Nine years ago. A car speeds towards a large compound surrounded by a stone wall, with a guard at the gate. Someone inside car exclaims, "WE'RE HERE!" Where "here" is turns out to be the Urquhart Clinic, as indicated by a large sign with the compound's name and logo: an open palm, the "U" making up the middle two fingers and the "C" making up the palm itself.

Panel 2.
A young boy, about eight years old, presses his face against the passenger seat window. He has short, scruffy, blonde hair and a huge grin. "Mum, look!" he says.

Panel 3.
His mum, who is driving, glances over at him. "I see it, Vic," she says wearily. "It's hard to miss. Sit down, please."

Panel 4.
They pull up to the guard at the gate, who puts his hand on the car roof and bends down to look into the boy's open window. He is wearing an all navy uniform, with a teal armband and a helmet that covers his eyes. "Can I help you?" he says. "I'm here to drop off my son," replies the mother. "Name?" "Bethany Brookley."

Panel 5.
"I meant the kid," the guard says shortly. "O-oh. Victor Allen," Bethany says. Victor smiles at her innocently. "I'm going to need to see some ID," says the guard.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>We finally get a glimpse of who has caused the fire, half shrouded in darkness, half lit by the flames. They have long, thick, dark hair, and are wearing a grey jacket, a pale scarf, and jeans. We cannot see their eyes but we can see their satisfied smile as they observe their handiwork.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Another black page. More of the scene is illuminated as our mysterious culprit spreads fire around a desk and chair.

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evegwood
January 5th, 2018
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>A black page. In the lower righthand corner, we see a hand reaching out, illuminated by the flames in its palm.

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evegwood
December 21st, 2017
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<span class="answer" id="A1"><div align="left"><h5>Panel 1.
"You wrote them a song??" Julia demands gleefully. David smiles, embarrassed. "Yeah," he says.

Panel 2.
David looks down at his guitar and continues, "I think I'm gonna... ask them out." "David!!!" Julia exclaims, beaming and leaning towards him. David laughs nervously.

Panel 3.
He looks back at his friends. "Is that a stupid idea?" he asks. "No, that's great!" Julia says enthusiastically. "You should do it." Victor tries to smile and gives him a thumbs-up. "Fingers crossed for you, man," he says.

Panel 4.
A close-up of David's face as he gives a nervous smile. "I don't want to, like... I don't want to muck up our friendship," he admits.

Panel 5.
"You two hang out all the time," Victor says. "I know, I'm just worried they don't feel the same," David replies. "That'd suck."

Panel 6.
Julia leans in even further as Victor watches her, arms folded. "... Can we hear the song?" she asks. David clutches his guitar, cheeks bright red again. "Nope, nope, nope," he says, staring at the floor.

Panel 7.
He takes off his guitar and sets it down by Julia's bed as she grins at him. "Are you asking them tonight?" she asks. "I dunno, I'll see," says David.

Panel 8.
David sits on the floor next to his guitar,
tense. "Don't tell anyone!" he says. "Yeah, of course," Julia replies.

Panel 9.
We zoom out as the kids continue to talk. We can't hear what they're saying. There is a small box on top of the wardrobe where it seems Julia keeps her lockpicks and screwdriver.

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hey it's 2018!! inhibit turns three years old in a couple of weeks and i am so pumped to see where this year takes me. let's KICK THIS YEAR'S ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you may have noticed a fancy new button above this caption (okay, it's not fancy, just new). over the holidays, i finally got around to wrangling into place a feature i've wanted to include for a while: page transcriptions! i absolutely adore webcomics, but they're a medium that rarely accommodates for blind or visually impaired readers. i want to give everyone the chance to read my silly comic! not every page has a transcript so far; i'm going to be working steadily through the whole comic, but there are about 140 pages to transcribe so it's going to take a wee while. i've done the entire first chapter and this page, but i won't have the chance to do much more for a bit, so if you'd like to help, absolutely feel free to do so! you can have a look at the transcription i've done for this page to get an idea of the style i'll be writing these in, and feel free to email me at evegwood [at] yahoo dot co dot uk if you'd like to help out. i might edit some things, but you'll always be credited for your work! i'm super excited about this and i can't wait to finish it ~*~*~*~*~

(also: i did some guest art for Drugs & Wires if you missed it! it went up on christmas day hehehehe)
evegwood
December 6th, 2017
:O

okay WELL......... there's going to be a two week break while i spend time with my family! thank you SO MUCH for all your support this year - 2017 has been a wild ride but i've done so many cool things and met so many cool people thanks to drawing this comic. i hope 2018 is kind to you all, enjoy the new year, see you on january 10th with the first page of 2018!

...or, if you're dying to see the next page, it's already up on patreon ;)
evegwood
October 5th, 2017
chill out

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
evegwood
October 5th, 2017
time for a makeover montage!!!!!!

hey i set up a ko-fi! if you'd like to support the comic but don't want to use patreon, you can donate the value of a coffee ;) i'm doing sketch requests for donations, check it out!
Our final guest illustration of the hiatus comes from Fred Cassar, creator of Nocturne! Nocturne is a super fun comic about fighting monsters with music and I'm in love with Fred's dynamic art style, definitely go check it out if you aren't already reading it (i did a little guest illustration for it too a few days ago hehehe). You can also find Fred on Twitter!

That's the end of this round of guest art! Chapter 4 starts next Wednesday! I am SO excited. The first three pages are already up on Patreon so check that out if you want early access! See you sooooooon