Chapter 70: Piece of Cake
Not quite what I expected to happen after last chapter! Paulo clearly has a gift for someone, but for whom? Jasmine is the most likely guess, though it's also possible he's already dropped off a gift at Jasmine's house and is now on his way to visit Lucy.
The 'cake' portion of the title makes me think it might be someone's birthday, but Lily is the character with the closest birthday (December 20), and she's relatively minor. Also Paulo seems far too worried about dropping that present for it to be for Lily.
I like the watercolours, it's a nice change of pace. I guess Taeshi has acquired sufficient practice with watercolours after doing "Ask Roseville High".
- 23 April 2012 - 04:57 AM
Ohhhhh, one second too late.
This post has been edited by Meowth: 23 April 2012 - 05:24 AM
- 23 April 2012 - 05:23 AM
As wacko moved his lips there was this growing flavor in his mouth... it was sweet... sticky... it was..
- 23 April 2012 - 05:29 AM
- 23 April 2012 - 07:17 AM
Here, because of the water colors, the coloring is very pale and murky looking. But that's just my opinion; I'm sure I'll warm up to it like the last art style.
- 23 April 2012 - 12:08 PM
I approve! I enjoy the style shifts that the comic goes through. I think I'd get sick of seeing the same style used chapter after chapter, personally.
[Edit: In my opinion, the paler colours suit the main cast and the winter season more, but I feel it's weakened the "impact" panels that previously used harsher colours and subtle, pen-drawn effects to reinforce a mood. It's a bit trickier to get that now with consistent splashes.]
This post has been edited by FuzzWool: 23 April 2012 - 12:30 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 12:23 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 12:57 PM
I wonder what's in the box? It's obviously a present of some kind. Sue's birthday is in January, but I thought Paulo and Sue didn't get along well; could it be a peace offering?
Edit: Completely forgot that we're still in December. Anyway, I'm curious as to who the gift is for, and what it is.
This post has been edited by Carcharocles: 23 April 2012 - 02:13 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 02:12 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 05:50 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
I hadn't heard about the scanner problems until just now, so I'll reserve my opinion on the art change until its repair.
- 23 April 2012 - 08:13 PM
Also, doesn't the shadowing on Paulo's face make him look older?
- 23 April 2012 - 09:30 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 11:23 PM
- 23 April 2012 - 11:46 PM
Now go fix the scanner real quick so I can tell you how much I hate the art style by virtue of it being a change from anything to anything without the factor of the scanner making things look potentially more wonky than they really are.
- 24 April 2012 - 12:47 AM
This post has been edited by ChewySmokey: 24 April 2012 - 06:40 PM
- 24 April 2012 - 06:39 PM
I wonder what his present for Jasmine is...
This post has been edited by Randommoron5: 24 April 2012 - 10:01 PM
- 24 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
1) chocolate cake, or
2) some article of jewelry
Also, I really like the style of this comic. I think that it adds a kind of classic, and cheerful feel to it. And I bet that the details will look even better once the scanner problem is solved. (I just felt really repetitive of this thread, but oh well.)
EDIT: wait, randommoron5 already guessed at the box's contents... Gosh I'm slow... And now I can't get the image of Paulo-images in the box...
This post has been edited by Renoku: 25 April 2012 - 03:01 AM
- 25 April 2012 - 02:58 AM
- 25 April 2012 - 03:10 AM
Taeshi was actually unhappy with the digital artwork she'd been producing lately. And there's not much point in an artist creating art if doing so doesn't give her pleasure.
Though to be fair, I don't actually recall too much wrong with "Pillow Talk". I believe a couple of times I commented on Taeshi's attention to detail, such as the brick wall.
- 25 April 2012 - 03:51 AM
hahaha! oh Paulo, you hormonal crush-stricken teen, you!
hell, if the offer arose I'd get in dat tub too if I were him
This post has been edited by ChewySmokey: 25 April 2012 - 04:29 AM
- 25 April 2012 - 04:28 AM
On another note, I wish my bathroom wall had heart wallpaper
- 25 April 2012 - 04:40 AM
On another note, I wish my bathroom wall had heart wallpaper
thank you, I couldn't figure out why Lucy seemed more "familiar" than usual it's totally the fur/hair on the sides of her cheeks!
I'm really glad to see Lucy will be making another appearance, it was like a Lucy drought last chapter
- 25 April 2012 - 04:43 AM
- 25 April 2012 - 06:07 AM
Cut hole in box
Put growing boner inside
Lucy will love it.
- 25 April 2012 - 08:09 AM
- 25 April 2012 - 11:15 AM
It looks to be shaping up to be another "Another Shoulder" chapter. Lucy will probably be a mess, Paulo will ask her what's wrong, and then...Yeah. Looks fucking promising.
But then again, I saw that Jasmine is in an upcoming page in the Scanner Thread. I hope she doesn't meet Paulo by coincidence and then assume the gift is for her. No, I want to see Lucy and Paulo interact because of the cake.
- 25 April 2012 - 12:00 PM
Do you comment on the pages because that deserves a GOLD STAR.
- 25 April 2012 - 03:58 PM
- 25 April 2012 - 08:33 PM
Definitely Paulo will wonder what's up with Lucy, when he sees her. Will Lucy try to put up a brave façade, as she did for Mike? Or will she just be outright miserable, as she's done before? If the latter, that'll bring Paulo's spirits down, and even Jasmine may not be able to cheer him up. Paulo will want to help Lucy, and he'll bear a grudge against Mike for treating her that way.
- 26 April 2012 - 03:05 AM
I doubt she'll say outright what happened with the whole everyone hates you speech Mike gave. I just hope Lucy fails at putting up a brave face so Paulo can figure out what's going on.
At the very least cake is good comfort food. Eat your troubles away Lucy.
- 26 April 2012 - 09:41 PM
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- 27 April 2012 - 04:09 AM
love this one, especially his Monogamy shirt
also, panel 9, Lucy has an amazing rack
- 27 April 2012 - 08:54 AM
Good luck with the whole faithfulness thing Paulo.
- 27 April 2012 - 02:28 PM
- 27 April 2012 - 05:53 PM