Blurry Memories — Page 1
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Veronica: We’re nearing the end of summer vacation.. funny how it seems only two comics will pass before High School kicks into gear. What was even worse was that at the time I drew the eighth grade finale, we were already into the end of July if I remember correctly.. and High School tends to end in the end of June at the LATEST. So yeah.. I had very little time to squeeze summer vacation comics.

This is the first comic where I’m actually beginning to use shades to tell the characters apart. It was weird having Mike be a particularly white character when he’s meant to be grey.. so yeah. Mike gets his shading.. and this is also when I decide to make Blur a blue-violet.. hence why he’s also shaded.

Lucy is gonna use “Hell nyo” a lot during the progression of the whole series.. it sometimes comes out of a habit. Goodness, it was because I was once lurking in a forum and someone responded to a topic with “Hell nyo” when a girl posing as Dejiko posted several images or something. I forget exactly.. but that thoroughly amused me and.. nyeh. Lucy sometimes spouts out a “nyo”.. she used to do that a whole lot more back then.

One amusing bit to add is that I actually did RESEARCH to find what books to have Mike reading. My friend was going to ninth grade at the time and he was made to read “Things Fall Apart”.. so that’s why I chose that as the book for Mike to read. I feel embarrassed because when I went to Honors English in my senior year, I was made to read “Things Fall Apart”.. I don’t know why I was issued it so late yet my friend got it so early in his school! Maybe my school was just stupid.

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Comment ID #2215

THINGS FALL APART! aawww i hated that book. okonkwo is a bitch and committed suicide. HA

Matt March 31, 2010, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #5323

wow this is really cool, do you do these on paper with pencil?

Drayor April 18, 2010, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #5356

Drayor, yeah. The older ones were all done in pencil, on lined paper. The source scan for this one is but you can see the one above has been cleaned up from that.

SuitCase April 18, 2010, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #5383

thats cool, i do mine on notebook paper but when i scan it, sometimes the holes show up and sometimes they don’t. any advice?

Drayor April 18, 2010, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #5384

Levels tool? Manual correction?

SuitCase April 18, 2010, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #5773

take off the fkin holes? just kidding im a noob to this crud, i can write books not draw them

bored as hell April 19, 2010, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #7082

lol, do they ever stop teh angst fest?

MacGyver Adrian Caboose April 22, 2010, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #7873

do u ever stop smoking weed?

bored April 24, 2010, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #9115

probraly not

UNIT2960 April 27, 2010, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #19033

When you think about it, Mike is kinda like Daisy and Lucy is more like Paulo than anyone else.

Koren Korca May 10, 2010, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #23067

Shows why Mike got into Daisy’s class and Lucy got into Paulo’s class.

Icaras May 17, 2010, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #28629

Ha, I had to read “Things Fall Apart” for my senior global studies class!

Sonata May 27, 2010, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #75254

lol i read both Things Fall Apart and 1984 in my Sophomore year, that makes Mike smarter than me.

Katie August 15, 2010, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #78002

I love the Pokemon reference in Panel 10.

Ippiki Ookami August 18, 2010, 7:57 AM EST.

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L September 23, 2010, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #99668

I had to read it during the summer going into English 10!

Duskyo October 3, 2010, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #107710

…LOL, Rhyhorn… Blur is horny, LOL…

RuBoo October 20, 2010, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #108564

Things fall apart was ****ing terrible. It made me, sincerely made me, hate africa in whole.

“Oh everyone’s apeshit insane and can’t evolve. Awesome.”

LordWaffles October 21, 2010, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #127618

Blur is the word.

SushiJaguar November 17, 2010, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #128837

Ha! I have read Things Fall Apart before

Steven November 18, 2010, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #136922

i think lily just induces flashbacks somehow

bad-spellink December 16, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #137732

I’ll avoid her then, bad-spellink. Once in Khe San is enough for me.

GoodBurger December 21, 2010, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #139682

ahh, good old flashbacks

NS+GP_forever December 30, 2010, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #146602

Haha! I had to read Things Fall Apart too, about a month ago.

Guardian February 10, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #150401

Wow I actually read that book earlier this year… I hate love it. =.= Did Lucy already read her books?

Gee March 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #150419

Things Fall Apart! Damn I read that in class back in september…

Tyler March 6, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #168309

whats with the rhyhorn thing

Kevin June 21, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #178342

*Insert fangasm and innuendo about rhyhorn here*

Jeanluvsdempokemen August 23, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #184601

Ugh. I had to read that book over the summer. Awful.
This is pretty much what I got out of it:
“YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS YAMS” and maybe a few other things happened…

Piezkool October 9, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198833

I had to read Things Fall Apart for my English Honors class too :O

Tati December 10, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225948

Why…those books again…1984 and Things Fall Apart…so…boring…. XD All you need know is Fareighnheight 451.

BlakBrbrGuy August 22, 2012, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #230529

Ugh! I also had to read “Things Fall Apart” in school… What an awful book!! Confusing through and through. I have yet to meet someone that actually likes the main character even the tiniest little bit. We all rejoiced when that book ended! He got what was coming to him~!

Ambri October 6, 2012, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #232463


rain November 7, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #284946 <———————————————————————————watch this & try not thinking of david

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 7, 2014, 4:41 AM EST.

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