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chickey
Hello, my name is Carolyn Hickey. I draw comics as a hobby. I enjoy a good story with believable characters, and don't like to classify my comics into a certain genre.

I work full-time (with plenty of overtime as well), so my comics do not update very quickly. But I promise that when they do, they will be my best work I can give you. Please enjoy them~ :)
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I like the mask guy, but Amycus sure doesn't XD
@Anselme: Mine probably take longer, even without colour. I'm def not forcing myself too hard, otherwise I'd never sleep, lol. I think it was just cleaning up all the mess from the scanned page that took the longest.

I'm using Photoshop too, but it's been lagging lately, so I had to free up some space and RAM to get it working better (thanks youtube tutorials!). So that was another reason for delays. But yeah, if you have any preferred brushes or anything, let me know. I've been using PS since the comic started, but it's always nice to see other people's processes.

I'll definitely do more! Even if this comic takes till I'm super old, I'll try to finish it XD
Beginnings (again)
Not gonna mince words, but this page was a bitch. I drew it in March, then left it alone for the busy summer months. Then I inked it traditionally, but once I scanned it, there was so much cleanup required that I may as well have inked it digitally, which I will begin doing with the next page. Also I'm going to try and stay away from using too many tones in the future.

Anyways, despite my complaining, I'm very happy with the way this page turned out. My last page was December 2015, so it's been almost two years. I was in school that year and part of the next, so not much spare time to work on the comic. I'm still trying to find my place in comics, doing what I want that satisfies me and hoping that whoever reads it will enjoy it, though the latter doesn't matter to me as much anymore.

I'm thinking of doing some completely traditional comics that just get me drawing, but not posting them anywhere. With the"Strange Bedfellows" process becoming more and more digital, I feel like I'm not so much drawing as rendering stuff.

I appreciate all the people who still stick with me. It's a journey for sure, and not always an easy or satisfying one. A lot of webcomics lose steam, and I definitely sympathize.
I like the first panel's setup and the general atmosphere on this page. I feel sorry for the girl, though.
Page 20! Thanks for reading!
Thinking of France
I had planned to save this page until I was able to get more of a headstart on Page 20. However, I decided to upload this page today, considering the ongoing situation in Paris right now.

I know, mine is only a silly comic that takes place in that country, but I hope you enjoy the page and it makes you smile a bit through the dark times.
Every once in a while, I like to fool people into thinking this comic isn't dead.

Seriously, though... I have writer and artist block combined (Along with being busy in other things). I kinda felt like Edouard does in this page: What is the next step?

Anyways, enjoy the page~ :-)
New surprise page~ But then again, all my pages are surprises, lol~
I'm not dead!!! *dies again* Making comics is hard work.
Honestly, I wouldn't put too much stock into what Charles-Philippe says...
wait, would that be treason? I dunno~ XD
Just when you think I've died... Another page appears!
I think everyone has come to expect that though XD. Enjoy the page!! :D
@crunchyblueberry: I agree! That hair! Awesome page, I missed Beth :)

I don't mean to be nitpicky, but in the last panel it would probably sound more correct for her to say "I never imagined that one day I'd be looking forward...etc"
Two page spread complete! So that's what Édouard was on the run from... ;)
Hi everyone :)
I was hoping to get this two-page spread done and post both of them at the same time, but I decided to post the first page and make you wonder what he's running from.
Aren't I nice?
Enjoy~ <3
Phew~ The main title page is done. I'm still learning to colour on Photoshop, though I really learned a lot doing this page. The following two pages should be a little easier on me, so I hope to have them up before month's end. Thank you for following "Strange Bedfellows" :)
Happy Easter, everyone~ I used the holidays to get a page of Strange Bedfellows done. I've been working a lot, and it's hard for me to get into a headspace to do comics. As always, thanks for your patience~

The intro pages are over~ Next come the title credits! :)

Edit: I just noticed I reached 100 pages! Wonder if I should do anything special? What do you think? :)
Édouard changes the subject smoothly~ ;)
Nice page! Madalina is so intensely beautiful~ I feel you are reaching a great point in your story right now!
But Ed, the more critiques you get, the better your writing will become...

Introducing the Comte D'Artois~ :)
@MaskedKate: Thank you! I hope to have the next page up this weekend :)