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Black Dram

Dunnin is a city full of revenants and skows. A cop and a monster hunter work together to solve their mysteries - but living 130 years apart, they're not to know that.

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eishiya
March 23rd, 2017
@JoKeR: It happens xP I don't have characters call each other by their names all that often.
JoKeR
March 23rd, 2017
@eishiya: You know ...I torture my reader with many names and think they'll keep track of them. And here I am, mixing up names of a comic with much lesser characters.

*sigh* yeah I meant Tim.
eishiya
March 23rd, 2017
@JoKeR: Did you mean Tim? Alain's the black-haired one xP
JoKeR
March 22nd, 2017
@eishiya: Ok... can't unsee it.
Alain reminds me of Beaker in the last panel.
https://mandawhitney.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/beaker.jpg
Glueckskeks
March 22nd, 2017
@eishiya: Ah, I see the double chin now, but the neck still looks a bit long on the whole
eishiya
March 22nd, 2017
@Glueckskeks: It's the double-chin you get when you make that face. Maybe I just have a weird neck though and shouldn't use it as ref.
Glueckskeks
March 22nd, 2017
Sure, your "great-grandfather's research notes". He probably just writes his fangirl diaries in Latin because he's too embarrassed at the thought of somebody reading them.

Also, Tim's neck in the last panel looks a bit strange, like it grew an extra segment or a weirdly placed double chin
Oly-RRR
March 22nd, 2017
That is an appropriate squint to have when encountering Latin! That and Tim's expression in the last panel. "NO WAI" 8D

Also Alain is so relaxed all the time I wouldn't be surprised if he was high! With his doctor relatives he'd have no problem with class C drug prescriptions AT LEAST
eishiya
March 22nd, 2017
Clearly this A. Blair is not a doctor. There are actual letters in that writing!
Oh dear, Alain looks high in that bottom panel. Downscaling for the web made his eye a bit wonky. If you vote on TWC, you can see a larger version where he doesn't look so weird.

My Patreon is rather lonely! I'd really like to update more than once a week on a regular basis, but without a bit more monthly income I can't.
eishiya
March 15th, 2017
@Oly-RRR: How do you even spot these things!
Oly-RRR
March 15th, 2017
DAT ROOM <3

And duh, Alain's obviously not there, unless he's going to jump out from behind a curtain yelling SURPRISE! Or he's quietly crying under that table. There's a lot of dark nooks there, I can play Where's Alain all day. 8)

I see he can use a tablet AND a fountain pen, NOW THAT'S CLASSY EDUCATION.
eishiya
March 15th, 2017
I'm so glad I inked this page before sketching the next one. That book's label's going to need its own panel to be legible.

I'll probably be streaming some painting tomorrow evening around 11~midnight UTC. Would've done it today so you all could join me right now, but I've got to work around someone else's schedule this time. You can subscrube to my Picarto channel or follow me on Twitter to be notified when I'm streaming.

There's a new TWC voting incentive! It's the sketch and perspective guides for that middle panel. Vote and have a look :3
eishiya
March 14th, 2017
@GabrielGrey: I had comics on SmackJeeves in 2010-2012, Senka (hatchy B&W art) and Black Dram (same title, different story; grayscale art). I also did a few pages of a sketch comic about zombies at some point.
Could also just be that my style's not very unique, I've seen a few other artists whose work reminds me a lot of my own xP

I'm glad that you find this one interesting! This is an odd comic without much overt cool stuff, I'm always afraid it's boring to most people other than me.
GabrielGrey
March 14th, 2017
Eishiya, have you ever made any other webcomics? Somehow your style seems awfully familiar but I have no idea where I could know it from!

Besides, this comic is super interesting and I can't wait to see where it's going.
eishiya
March 8th, 2017
@Oly-RRR: You should write the rest of the comic, your ideas are so much better than mine ;_;
Oly-RRR
March 8th, 2017
Alain is in his room, playing Angry Birds under a duvet! :D

The rest of the comic is them having wacky adventures together! Oh, and Roy. Possibly time travelling! OR CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN IN ALAIN'S ROOM WHILE WE'RE AT IT

For some reason I really love Tim's ponytail on this page.
eishiya
March 8th, 2017
Daytime in Blair Mansion!
I'm amazed I got this page done in time, as I've been having some eye trouble recently. I'm getting better, but I don't think I'll risk waiting before I do the next page >>;

I was going to have a new vote incentive for TWC, but I got distracted working on the next page. If you have a moment, perhaps you'll vote anyway?
Avart
March 4th, 2017
I really like your work, I'm impressed on how you manage the shadow/lighting elements. The story is catching me since the cover.
Oly-RRR
March 1st, 2017
He's not going to touch nudey Tim ...because he already saw- ahem, examined everything there!

Blair might sound posh but I still suspect he's one of those people who struggle with a conversation unless it's typed up on a screen. Yes, I am fully aware I am typing this too. XP
eishiya
March 1st, 2017
Slightly early update because I'm afraid I'll forget if I keep waiting 8D

This scene is finally overrrr! It's so long. I thought this chapter would be short because it's just some dialogue bits, but with it all written out, it looks like this'll be one of the longer chapters, full of dialogue. I am so sorry both to all of you, and to my future self who has to draw people yapping for pages. Hopefully it'll be interesting dialogue though! I had fun writing it, even though I put it off for ages initially.

It's the first of the month, so BD has a chance to get higher in the TWC rankings than usual! So, please vote! There's a new vote image up. I'd appreciate repeat votes too! You can vote once a day.