cowboyhugbees
author of the webcomic ".gemini". also a musician, and a medical student who plays dungeons and dragons. BACK OFF MAN
  • Real Name
    Nick
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ANIMALS
Another gruesome death by cute animals. When will the horror stop?

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LIGHT SHOW
I was making laser sounds with my mouth for about 20 minutes trying to come up with an appropriate sound effect
POWERING UP
Yeah, I changed art styles back to the old one again. Why? BECAUSE I OWN THIS SITE THAT'S WHY

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DO THE ZOO
Considering how many problems the Gemini crew has found themselves in over the years, I really wonder what they actually teach people at Captain's school.
I don't know, is Gribniff a pretentious hipster?

zing
BREAK POINT
It's literally been OVER A YEAR since this mission has started. I'm surprised most of my audience hasn't died of congestive heart failure by now.

Oh well! Our story continues with events involving characters and such.

Also I was originally going to have Na-Siik in this episode somewhere, but he takes too damned long to draw so now he's filing paperwork or something
YARR
Justin and I were on Skype chattin' it up while I was drawing this. Our conversation:

NICK: (laughs)
NICK: I'm giving these space pirates ascots.
NICK: (laughs)
NICK: I'm thinking about giving them bandannas.
JUSTIN: Bandannas AND ascots?
NICK: ...

And things just got more ridiculous from there.

Also, Eyeola's hat was based off of Captain Crunch. You're welcome.
I kind of failed in drawing bundles of clothing. They should bunch at the wrist, I guess, with gravity pulling the sleeve down.
GUEST STRIP
Either Keyes has skinny legs or Gribniff is much taller in person.
SOUR STOMACH
I started messing around with a purple shade color, which I read actually generates nicer shading tones. Also, I was working with thinner line weight here, which seems to work pretty nicely.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
Crewmembers in the Gemini universe are required to undergo routine physicals before departing for any mission.

THE MORE YOU KNOW (tm)

Halfway done this mission, so we'll start getting the action moving soon.
DRESS REHERSAL
So disturbing.

It was fun to do an Eyeola episode for once, though.
I actually found the image first, which gave me the idea for the episode.
5.9 - PETAL DANCE
So, the second panel is an homage to my favorite show ever, Cowboy Bebop.

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I literally can't explain to you people how much of an impact this show had on my life. I stumbled upon it one late night during my formative high school years, and I was hooked from the first blare of the ridiculous trumpet on the opening credits.

It had everything I could have ever wanted in 22 minutes - heart-racing action, lead characters who were the very personification of the word "cool", amazing artwork, and music so fucking good your ears would bleed because they just couldn't handle it.

Soon enough, I found myself trying to be as cool as Jet and Spike. I started wearing an open black tie (one benefit of catholic school uniforms), rolling up my sleeves, listening to Jazz, and "flowing like water". Jesus, the reason I grew my hair out was because I wanted to look more like Spike.

Not to get too sentimental here, but high school kind of sucked for me. I wasn't picked on every day or anything like that, but like most kids, I had trouble finding myself. Cowboy Bebop went a long way in helping point me in the right direction.

Not bad for a silly little cartoon.

See you, space cowboys.
He is cute. I want my first merchandise to be Gribniff plushies.
A LAUGHING MATTER
This is the first episode where the .Gemini actually started feeling like a spaceship interior to me. I thought the engines came out really well.

It's either that, or the fact that I've been watching the crap out of Deep Space 9 lately. Quark and Odo are pretty damned hilarious.
LITERATURE
A Shadow Through The Shadows documents the mystery of a young man as he travels through the shadows, although he actually is a shadow, and therefore is going through shadows as a shadow.

The shadows add tremendously to the mystery.
No, it's actually a Conservaotry, which is kind of like a conservatory, but in space.

TOTALLY MEANT WHAT I WROTE.
PARTNERS
I meant to say "Shoofly Pie", but I got my pastries mixed up.

I think Cricket Pie was an item in Super Mario RPG, actually.
CAPTAIN LADYKILLER
So it turns out Skip is really just Duke Nukem, Steven Seagal, Hank Hill, and Zapp Brannigan mixed together and poorly animated.