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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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    Carolyn Hickey
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I like Amycus' relaxed and slightly amused pose. LOL at the lack of packages comment, I think a lot of artists do that, me included. And all my guys wear breeches so... I dunno XD
Yes, drawing horses is very hard! You're much better than I am :) Nice setup on this page, too!
A character page would be helpful. I can copy and paste the coding from my character page for you if that helps. I uploaded character picture htmls from my photobucket site, but there's probably a better way to do it. It's been so long since I made the page, I'm not even sure how I did it, lol~ And technically, Smackjeeves is supposed to be easier ^^;
Not a nice guy, hope he isn't going to use that sword right now O_O
Just read your whole comic, it's very interesting! Great work! Hope things turn around for Selina soon
@Livin4thelamb: For the first two chapters and approx 20 pages of chapter 3, I drew on Bristol Paper with ink, then scanned, edited and toned on Photoshop. But the last few pages have been going more digital, and I've started using Manga Studio for inking. You can probably tell the difference. I like both ways, but I think digital will save time and the need to buy brushes, pens, ink and paper.

Thank you for your comment :)
Those two are being difficult and need constant babysitting, lol XD I think the blue fire turned out well, the effect looks great!

Re your update schedule: Life comes first, you can only do what you can. Good luck on your interview, and whatever happens will be awesome. Even if you get a page done per month despite being busy, that would be a lot!

PS I would donate if you made a Patreon. Just sayin' ;-)
Now he means business!
LOL, Amycus is so uncomfortable watching the massive PDA XD
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