JiminycricketX
I'm an art student who likes to draw comics. Nuff said.
  • Real Name
    Milo Neuman
  • Age
    25
  • Gender
    Male
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AND you have Far Cry 3, and Fallout New Vegas, and other things! You are banned from buying any new games, young lady!
My darling Fiancee, I swear to god, if you play anything other than Red Dead Redemption or Dark Souls after you beat AC4, I'm taking that ring back.
Today's AWESOME filler fanart is brought to you by Whitney Monster, creator of the webcomic "Pop". It's actually not a half bad read. It's kind of a blend of slice of life humour, and introspective musings. Go check it out!

http://drunkduck.com/Pop/index.php

Also, if anyone else wants thier fanart to be shown here, send it via my handy dandy email address! jiminycricketx@hotmail.com

Come on, we still have a week or two till I'm going to be ready to start posting pages again! We need fillers!
MILO SAYS

And that's the end of the chapter. Took us long enough, didn't it? Are you confused yet? I bet you are.

By the way, I did a reader mail answering thing back when I finished the first chapter of my OLD webcomic. Basically, I had people ask the characters (not us authors, the characters) questions in the comments box, and I chose my favorite questions to answer in a comic. I kind of want to do that again. So just leave your questions as comments below, and be sure to specify which character you're asking.

JOHN SAYS

Whew, what a ride. That's one chapter down and who knows how many to go. Milo is responsible for the next chapter entirely, so it will be nice to sit back and let him work his magic.
MILO SAYS

That's mysterious isn't it?
Only one page left to go. Hopefully.

JOHN SAYS

Special thanks to all the saucy cajun's here on DD for hooking us up with some fairly accurate slang for the warbling Blues Man. It's making writing some of this stuff much easier.
MILO SAYS
OH SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!

That's what all those slow, action free pages were leading up to.

Yeah...

Oh hey, 50 pages! And Crossroads is turning 1 year old on the 5th. VERY EXCITING! VERY EXCITING!

JOHN SAYS
First of all, I'm actually commenting on this, as co-wiriter/creator I should probably be doing this more often than I do.

Frankly I can't belive we've been doing this for a year! Actually, more than a year if you include all the pre-planning we did. Not to mention the various separate ideas that came together to create the original idea for The Crossroads.

The first chapter is almost finished, and we can't wait for chapter two!
MILO SAYS:
Hey there folks. It has certainly been a while. School has been kicking my butt for the last couple of months. Anyway, here's hoping I'll be able to find more time for this comic over the rest of the school year.

I really like how Roxanne's hair came out in this page. It's a bit less wavy and a bit more curly. That's a look I might just be persuing a bit more with her in the future.

Anyway, I'd make some more comments about the page, but I prefer to let you come to your own conclusions. I'm cruel that way.

Oh yeah, my co-writer and partner in crime John started his own solo webcomic. It's about vampires! Check it out! It's funny!: http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Suburban_Vampire/index.php
Oh H2O? You think it's mysterious now?

Just you wait until things get moving.
No, that's silly.
THE ARTIST
I am VERY proud of this page. I don't try drawing wide shots often in my comics, because they can be a lot trickier than close-ups, and require much more detailed art. This page I did several wide, establishing shots, and I think it seriously improves the quality, and the sense of place.

THE WRITER
Props to Milo on this character. When I first wrote Kevin I had a somewhat boring white guy in mind. When I gave Milo the script he said nothing about it. He drew up some concept pictures for all the characters in this issue, most of which translated into our final concepts. The one character who has not changed since Milo's first draft is Kevin. The minute I saw that he had translated Kevin as black, I felt it was right, not only for tyhe character, but for the comic as a whole.
THE ARTIST
John has done a really good job scripting this chapter. He almost always is making his characters do something, so thier conversations don't just look like a series of talking heads. Makes the scenes interesting to draw.

THE WRITER
An interesting tidbit. I was at work (in a restaurant, heh) when I first came up with the Crossroads Hotel/Restaurant. It was meant to be a sort of transdimentional stop-off point for a bunch of freaky multi-dimentional travelers. It was going to float on an island in the middle of a smokey void.
THE ARTIST
Page 7, in which the we meet a new character, and learn a little backstory. To highlight 'breaking of the silence' in this page, I also started mixing up the panel layout and panel sizes. Aren't I clever?

THE WRITER
Chloe Smith is literally the oldest existing Crossroads Character Milo and I conceptualized except maybe one character who we will meet later in this chapter.
THE ARTIST
And we finally see the face of our hero. If he looks a bit different here from how he looks on the cover image, it's because I drew the cover later, and have refined his look a lot since this page. On another note, I love the smoke affect I drew in the second panel. Glorious!

THE WRITER
This is Jimmy. Say hi everyone! Jimmy is a crucial element of Crossroads as he is the newcomer. He is our essential emissary to the world of the comic which at some points may require a little more explanation than it is easy to include with a full cast of experienced characters. Thusly, Jimmy!
THE ARTIST
I personally love how much time I've spent setting everything up. These last five pages are actually only about a paragraph of script, that I blew up a lot.

THE WRITER
All I can really say about this page is that Milo is so talented!
THE ARTIST
There's a cameo to a certain webcomic I used to read somewhere on this page...

THE WRITER
The Crossroads Hotel is essentially the embryo, firtilized by Milo's willingness to help me develop it, which became the wailing, drooling toddler which is Crossroads.
THE ARTIST
Welcome to town!

THE WRITER
Crossroads is great because it trancends time period. The story could honestly take place in 2060 or the 1950's. It gives us a lot of wiggle room with the plot.
THE ARTIST
I actually learned to draw motorcycles from memory, just so I could do this page.

THE WRITER
What is crossroads? Well...that's a tough question. Crossroads is where Atomic Robo met everything by Stephen King and had a freaky love-baby. Nothing really belongs there but you can find just about anything there. It's more metaphysical than literal in most cases, but that's only when it actually exists at all. Please take a second to scoop your brain up out of your lap and re-insert it into its proper receptical.
THE ARTIST
I loves me that top panel. Nothing like black-on-white.

THE WRITER
Pretty much the entire comic takes place in the desert. I'd advise getting a tall glass of water if you plan on reading much more than a couple pages at a time. Dehydration is no fun.
THE ARTIST
And we have the cover! It's a lovely cover isn't it?

THE WRITER
So the saga begins! I'm so excited that we're finally getting this up off of the ground.
So, guess what? Crossroads, me and my brother's new webcomic, starts today. For now, all you get is a cover image (One I did a few months ago, and posted on my dA page, so you aren't exactly getting new material yet) but we have the first nine pages drawn already, and we're planning on a twice a week update schedule (when possible of course.) You can check it out here: http://thecrossroads.smackjeeves.com/

Also, on a minor note: the United States elected the first black president EVER a few days ago. In case you live under a rock or somethin'.