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Loud Era

The daily trials and tribulations of a group of friends entering adulthood- funny, sad, relatable. What happens when you're standing on the edge of your own future, and the drop looks pretty steep? Friendships fade and endure, self worth is questioned, substances replace solutions.

Historical slice of life fiction, begins in 1917.
Occasional mature language/content.
Traditionally drawn and colored.

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Not a dull page at all! :D I like the rhythm it has in it, like there's a background music starting out slow and then getting faster and stronger when Aggie looks up, and that's pretty cool (and I'm not a musical person so I'm not good at describing it but I just see it like a show with a good soundtrack).

And it's so cool to see these two again! Maybe it's because we both rarely update in winter or because I first read Loud Era in the summer but when you update it's like "aw yeah, the warm times are coming!" :D I WANT TO SEE THESE PEOPLE MORE (but no pressure, just lots of love)~

And I have even more respect for how you colour after chickening out with traditional! I'll still do it but with shorter comics and man, I feel that I have a lot to learn from you.
You showed these two alone at the same time. Foreshadow?
Either way, I ship them now because this is the internet and everyone must be shipped and everything must be theorized.
Marie never actually left her abusive ex, she's just in a coma and is now living in her purgatory dreams.
Hey everybody!

Kind of a dull page to come back with. :/ Oh well, it is what it is. Next scene will take us back over to Marie who we last saw.... I think a year and a half ago? I'll do my best to get those pages running as soon as I can. Been very busy but have also been doing comic things fairly frequently, just most of it is the behind the scenes stuff that doesn't lead to an immediate update.

One thing I have on a backburner right now is I'm rewriting the first chapter of the comic so that it better supports what comes after it. It's not my number one priority right now, and it's not taking time away from new pages since I usually work on that when I don't really want to work on a new page anyway. But that is something you might expect to come across soon. I haven't decided whether I'd prefer to just put those pages up as I finish them, or whether I'd rather replace the entire first chapter in one swoop so it's not janky and uneven for a while as the pages are rolling out. None of them are even started yet, they're all at the script stage so far, so it's not an immediate concern.

I don't think I have anything else pertinent right now, other than in general I'm doing better these days, and hopefully the next page will be up in, like, way less than 3 months.
@blackmoongirl2424: Late to respond to this.... but this comment made me smile big time :D :D :D
I wish I was a secret Jew too. ;-;
December 28th, 2016
Whitney's the guy that Cecilia is "supposed" to be dating, right?

The page where he comments on her hair felt really familiar to me... What is it about guys you haven't seen in a while thinking you did something with your hair, when it's exactly the same? :P

This was a pretty "off" year for me, too. I'm afraid to count the actual number of pages I drew, but I know it's not as high as 14 >_< Congrats on keeping it going though, especially with these impressive establishing shots you've had to draw! I'll be sure to check back soon so I can read your 'looking forward' post.
December 22nd, 2016

I already felt bad for Cecilia, this page somehow increased it with JUST ONE PANEL D:

PS. When/if you include Whitney in the cast page I think his beard should be listed as a separate character. If I were in Cecilia's shoes I'd watch out for it roaming the halls at night...

PPS. What's that terrible sound coming from the moors???
She does like plants and living things, though I'm not sure she likes them THIS much.

The title is just some jumbled up Spanish and Latin for thee.

This update is likely going to be the last for 2016.

**A Wrap-Up Message About This Year**
I only updated 14 times this year, which was actually 4 times less than 2015. This is unfortunate, I was really hoping to get more done this year.

The script for this entire chapter spans 8 pages front and back; finishing this scene takes us to the end of the back of page 2. -_-

I'm planning to revise a lot of the coming scenes though. There's stuff that can wait until next chapter, stuff that doesn't need to be done at all... stuff that's okay but needs to be punched up a little. A few characters I had intended us to meet this chapter but it might actually be better if we hold off a bit.

Just because it's getting to where I can see I'm already dreading drawing some of the scenes, which means they can't be that much fun to read, either. I already took out an exchange that was originally going to be part of this scene we just wrapped up, so it's not an insurmountable goal. Expect that there might be some montages forthcoming.

This time last year, I had 85 fans listed on SJ, which means I gained 11 fans over the course of the year! Awesome!! *smiles calmly, ignoring that many of the accounts are long since defunct* Thank you so much to all of my returning readers and folks who leave comments. That's a big, big part of why I continue to bother going through with all this. It really warms my heart when I get a comment from a reader, see in my stats that someone's been leafing through the archive, or even just spot an old reader returning to catch up from where they left off. Thanks for helping to make this whole thing worthwhile.

Next time I update-
-Probably will throw the Secret Santa gifts I made/received up for a little bit
-Should have a new cover page up sometime soon after the site revamp
-Will also post a "looking forward" prospective with goals for next year, anticipated scheduling, etc

Happy holidays to all of you, and I look forward to seeing you again in 2017 :) :)
<3 mb
@mitchellbravo: I think my art resolutions will be pretty much the same as for 2016 - I'm kind of afraid to dig them up or make a yearly art summary... XD But yeah, we'll do SOMETHING :D
@Oly-RRR: LOLLL I'd say we set ourselves some new years resolutions but it'll only end in disappointment.... I mean we've gotta do SOMETHING though but I can't think of anything that won't either backfire and leave me more loath to draw or just not pan out at all lol.
@mitchellbravo: BRO WE'RE EXACTLY ON THE SAME PAGE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING COMICS THIS YEAR... in my case literally on the same page >_>

@The_Hankerchief: I feel like she took a swipe below the belt first with the "third time" comment, but yeah, she's trying to hold it together after Darla's return.

@Bluezilla: What an encouraging compliment :) :) :) Thank you for that!!!
@Oly-RRR: XD XD XD He has been INCREDIBLY fun to draw, as much as a lot of other elements on this page were being a pain in the ass :P I'm like, cartoon-villain-rubbing-my-hands-together excited about this storyline but god damn is it ever coming along slowly...
Oh gosh, I feel like I commented on this ...BUT I DIDN'T? LIKE I COMMENTED ON THIS IN MY HEAD ONLY???

Whitney looks like an adorable idiot (probably partly because of his environment?? I mean if you're a bit of a moron born into a posh family you don't exactly get a lot of life's lessons) who's probably is really annoying to be around but is going to be really entertaining to watch. Aw yisss. 8)
OMG, this puts all of Cecilia's behavior in her friend group in SO MUCH CONTEXT.

you go girl.
I bet he has a butt chin!
Cecilia handled that with more grace than any character I've ever written would have handled being insulted like that.

Also I just had to read all Cecilia's lines in MTV Daria's voice :D
@Oly-RRR: :D :D :D :D :D

@The_Hankerchief: This comment made me laugh hard when I read it, thanks XD

"Will we ever see what Whitney looks like sans beard?" Yes, I can definitively say you will, expect this to come up relatively soon-ish (not the next scene that focuses on Cecilia, but probably the one after that).

I'm hoping to have the next page done in time for next Wednesday! Yaaay.