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Loud Era

Loud Era

by mitchellbravo
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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285
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Last Update
3 Months Ago
Fans
100
Readers
20

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.

Recent Comments

@mitchellbravo: thank you
@Squirreltastic-Blue: XD

@JFP: Thank you for your kind compliment!! I work mostly traditionally except for some color modification and "cleaning up" that I do digitally after scanning. Lineart is just regular old pencils and then Copic multiliner pens, then color is added with Prismacolor or Copic markers and then Prismacolor or Derwent colored pencils. :D

@Oly-RRR: I've done this way, way too many times..... not to Freddies per se, but suspicious visitors in general....
Creepy stares are the last word of the antisocial. Oh Marie, this is too close to home. <3
@mitchellbravo: What materials are you using to make this wonderful comic?
@JFP: :D :D :D

@Squirreltastic-Blue: Aerosmith, unofficial band behind Loud Era
@Oly-RRR: XD XD That makes me think of the line from the song "Hey Baby" "with a stranger in my face who says he knows my mom and went to my high school...." :P

Oh bless I'm glad to hear that, we'll see. Since coloring this page I remembered a few tricks I used to use for many of the chapter 6 pages and might peruse some of my books on coloring again.
@Oly-RRR: YOUR ANALOGY MADE ME LOL

Luckily for Freddie he is deliberately irritating rather than unintentionally irritating (ironically considering this is happening to Marie which I guess makes them good foils.... writing idk???????) He's been fun to draw although I FORGOT TO ADD FRECKLES AGAIN. I guess he looks alright without them though :/

Yeah it was really weird, like Marie was barely a few shades off from her own hair meanwhile Freddie looked like I used an actual red marker on him. Never had such an issue before and I'm not really looking forward to dealing with it again in the coming scenes when there's many more faces that will need to be edited D:
Social butterfly.
If he turned around and saw her in the window like that D:


We'll see if I can have the next scene up and running before the wedding.
Oly-RRR
July 15th, 2018
Marie is taking stranger danger seriously, that's good. I wouldn't let a dude saying he knows my aunt in either.

And I'm not noticing the compositional similarities but I'm noticing colours getting better. 8)
I keep repeating the same compositions over and over. Or at least it feels like I do. Bleh!

Hate the way this page turned out but gum drop it I'm posting it....
Re: the avatar - do it, Mitchell, do it. 8)

Ahaha, Marie is experiencing that thing when you have too many browser tabs open but irl. Freddie is just too much. XD Poor guy, he has no way of knowing why exactly he's disliked like that (but then he's so cheery he probably gets that a lot even from the people who do know him).

AAAH I NEED TO RE-READ THE ENTIRE COMIC SOMETIME

And that's odd about the scanner but I remember feeling similar after switching from my old HP scanner to an Epson one.
Freddie's face in bottom left panel makes me almost want to update my avatar.

Yeah, I was gonna wait until next week to post and just do one update a week, but this isn't exactly an action-packed scene and I might as well just start uploading pages as they're finished. Even if I have a buffer I'm not going to "use" it so why bother with the pretense that I will?

Also, this scene has been irritating to edit because I'm using a new (to me) scanner whose interface doesn't allow as much pre-scan manipulation, so everything scans in much more washed out and the colors are a bit off and I have to mess around with the color balance a lot more than usual. I got it more or less okay as far as I care but Marie is still a bit too Simpson and Freddie way more sunburnt than they both look on the physical page.

Next page soon...
Dudette looks like a man-man!
Ban-ah! Ban-ah!
JFP
July 10th, 2018
Holy moley! An update? Right on!
I needed this comic in my life. <3 So glad to see an update!

And haha, Freddie didn't get a literal knife waved at him buuut something tells me he'll still get enough of hostility in the air to make up for that... Sometimes life is just so unfortunately and uncannily ironic, innit?
Freddie's lucky he came during the day rather than in the middle of the night.

I miss drawing Marie's hair shorter like that.




Sooooo in the past four months I had a full-time but temporary teaching job and also moved out of my family's house and into a new apartment with my Leon-looking fiance and the wedding is in barely a month.
~~~~~SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE~~~~~
Next page will be up next Monday/Tuesday. I miss you guys.... Thanks for sticking around, if you have.

(Also I got my hundredth fan on SJ???? But because of the new site structure I don't know who it was :( :( :( :( well thanks anyway :) :) :) :) )
I like how the entire group is all SPITE SPITE SPITE and hateful glances and then there's Whitney The Blissful. XD I feel kinda bad for him even though it's worse for Cecilia.
He done did that on them there purpose!
@mitchellbravo: I don't mind at all, go right ahead! (I'm glad you like it, I was kinda worried it didn't really do Marie justice.)