70. Piece of Cake, page posted 4/23/12

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Piece of Cake — Page 1

Author commentary

Veronica: A new, traditional style for this chapter (and future chapters, if you all like it!) I’m now painting each page with ink and watercolours.

Attentive readers will notice the colour streaking a little on this page and the ones to come. It’s due to our dying scanner, which is no longer able to calibrate itself and is impossible to repair. We’re going to replace it soon, but we’re first trying to see if we can raise money to buy a nice professional scanner that will do a better job. Check the news post below — to raise money, we’re selling original BCB pages (and advanced access to the rest of this chapter) for the first time ever!

FINALLY - Check the comments by clicking the little “… comments” button! We wanted to make the homepage a little cleaner and so now, like most other webcomics, you have to post comments on the pages themselves.

UPDATE!! Nobody gives a shit about bigfoot We raised the money, bought the scanner and updated the site. It looks nicer now.

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #214906

Doh! Almost dropped the ball there.

Matty April 23, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214907

I like the artstyle :O

Zan April 23, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214908

Oh man Ive done what Paulo just did before and failed so I understand why he stopped while he was ahead.

Wolf128 April 23, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214909

Need calibrations done? Call Garrus Vakarian!

Seraphara April 23, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214910

I like the style

Terran April 23, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214911

New Chapter! :D

XYZ April 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214912

I like the water colours! But I prefer the old style better to be honest. However, Paulo is drawn here really well. Keep up the good work! :)

Bicsir April 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214913

Present? Forrr…who? Imma guess Lucy.

X April 23, 2012, 12:09 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214914

I think I prefer the coloring of the last chapter, but that’s just me.

This is alot lighter, so I assume the mood will be lighter also, but again, that’s just me assuming lol.

Delusional April 23, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214915

Not bad, although I was rly comfortable with the old style, but I’m sure I can adapt 😜
you’re still a great artist though!
I bet it is close to valentines day in BCB world, sooo this is for jasmine??

Foreveryoung5 April 23, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214916

Filler chapter before the next drama one? A buildup? Looks that way.

Ian April 23, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214917

Any style is good with me. The heart-yanking story is what’s important to me.

Seikyuu April 23, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214918

Like the last change, I have to admit to not being overly enthused by the first example, but we’ll see how the rest of the chapter turns out.

The coloring makes Paulo look older, somehow.

Titanium Dragon April 23, 2012, 12:13 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214919

Oh, and also, had Paulo grown?? I’m 15 and if Paulo is 15 too, he’s pretty buff! Thought he’d be a bit skinnier, he also looks quite mature :0

Foreveryoung5 April 23, 2012, 12:13 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214920

… Is it sad that the first thing I thought of when I read the new chapter title was “Too easy! Piece of cake!” ?

Damn you, Sonic. XD

Also, the new art style is strange, but I’m sure I can get used to it. :)

ravengal April 23, 2012, 12:14 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214921

Wow…i’m liking the new art style. and is it just me or does Paulo actually look older? either way it’s a good look for him

Luna April 23, 2012, 12:14 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214922

This feels very nice and lighthearted compared to previous chapters. The artwork feels a little more calm. It’s very comfortable to look at. Overall, I think that it looks very nice and it seems like it’s very versatile. Me Gusta.

Kikren April 23, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214923

@SuitCase I like the new site layout, it looks great!
The best way to keep yourself from breaking something while showing off? Stop showing off. Paulo has learned his lesson before it was too late! Crisis averted!

Xenos April 23, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214924

What a great way to start a new chapter by having it made with watercolors! It’s starting off really nice and even though you can see the paper texture, to me it’s adds to it somehow in a positive way especially with the snow.

Nice save, Paulo.

Sepiawolf April 23, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214925

The watercolor and painting is very beautiful and vibrant! I love it, but I think I prefer the old style for the pages. It better captures the detail and clarity that your art has~ Some of the shorter chapters- like this one- in this style would be a pleasant surprise, however! I know I got excited when I saw this page.
Paulo looks older and really manly here. xD He looks kind of muscular~ xD I love it. :3

ChocolateHedgehog April 23, 2012, 12:17 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214926

Watercolors are awesome.

revengineer April 23, 2012, 12:27 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214927

Yesss watercolors! I always loved the way the ask bcb pages came out. I’m looking forward to this new style! :)

GreenDFT April 23, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214928

Yes a Paulo chapter! And…it’s ok, not a big fan of the new style.

Slenderman April 23, 2012, 12:33 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214929

Coloring is fine… but to be honest Paulo looks a little too wide. Reminds me of the cats from Tom & Jerry. Idk, part of the reason I love this comic is the simplicity in the character design. Too much definition loses the cute factor for me.

Scaught April 23, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214930

Baseball Player you are not, Paulo.

Shocky April 23, 2012, 12:43 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214931

Daaaaaaaaaaamn. The new artstyle seems so fitting! Awesome job!

Leo-Inu April 23, 2012, 12:47 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214932

Something about this makes Paulo look older.
It might be his head shape. Yeah, I think it’s the head shape.
It looks nice.

Bonshi April 23, 2012, 12:48 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214933

Please No for the new style. I appreciate the traditional style for a one chapter type deal, but I think it looks much better before because it was cleaner.

The traditional style makes it look…..Dirty.

Ventus April 23, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214934

I like the new stuff, it’s soooo pretty looking.

Novali April 23, 2012, 1:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214935

Too dirty, i’m not paying for such a low quality work :I…

Ariadna April 23, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214936

the style is lovely! but I don’t think it matters what medium you use, it will be awesome no matter what! doom awaits Paulo I can feel it.

Dreamer April 23, 2012, 1:06 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214937

Love the watercolor. Very bright, very pretty.

Omg paulo! Will we finally see Paulo’s reaction to what mike did to Lucy!? (Yes I am still hung up on that!!!)

feralsoul April 23, 2012, 1:11 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214938

Lucy vs……..what!? God Damnit paulo,WAIT maybe just maybe,he’s is going to find out that lucys gon missing and he’s going to find where she is

hurt/lov/hate April 23, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214939

awwwwwwww TAESHIIIIIII -groannnnsssssssss——-
why you dragging out nowwwww? we’re done with the on-edge cliff hanging part D: -whineee-
I hate how she’s a pro at that <_<


erghhhhhh April 23, 2012, 1:17 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214940

More character development? I’m down :D

Nolithium April 23, 2012, 1:19 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214944

The watercolors do wonders for your backgrounds. I remember you mentioning before that you aren’t fond of how some of your background pieces turn out, so you might want to do watercolor for those in the future as well :)

Sandz890 April 23, 2012, 1:56 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214945

THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!!!!!!!! XD

discochicken April 23, 2012, 1:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214946

That happened to me once, I never caught it though… 8/

PurpleLeaf April 23, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214951

Just gotta say this: I loooooove this style! Keep up the amazing work. :>

squish April 23, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214954

I don’t like the style on thos… :< I liked it better how it was before.. (the last chapter”

Angel April 23, 2012, 2:29 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214955

Somehow I think the gift is for Lucy, but that’s just a hunch… I don’t think it’s Valentine’s Day yet, though … That would mean we missed Mike “leaving the table in January”! Maybe it’s still Christmas.

Also, I like the watercolour! Maybe not for every chapter, but it’s nice to switch every once in a while.

LH April 23, 2012, 2:55 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214956

I prefer the old style to be honest with you, but it’s up to you if you want to continue the new style, the story is always the most important thing to me. I think it’s amazing you can even do water colours, cause I sure can’t.

Kit April 23, 2012, 3:06 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214957

It’s cool!

gobo744 April 23, 2012, 3:13 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214958

Hate to be the party pooper… but I don’t like the new style. :/

DFD April 23, 2012, 3:27 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214959

Like the new style thus far, can’t wait to see if it holds up in repeat uses. To be honest this style looks a lot cleaner, whereas the other style was a bit, well, messy.

Since i’m guessing you’re the one who deal with the page design, just noticed the new comment page style, hope you keep it. It really works for repeat commenters and allows for easier access to the comments without having to expand and scroll if you’re watching a story discussion or, god forbid, argument, good job.

strider April 23, 2012, 3:34 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214960


Love the styyyyyylllleeeee

Danny April 23, 2012, 4:07 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214961

wait but, will we ever see mike at sandy’s show (or whatever it is)? bacause it happened on the same day in which abbey went to his mom’s grave, and that day is over.
is this page “happening” on the same day? because if it is another one, we lost the show.

boh... April 23, 2012, 4:08 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214962

I personally think this new style is the most suitable. I have no idea how you will manage for the darkest chapters, which will require many drama effects and stuff, you know, but if that will not be a problem at all, I would stick with this.

It’s different, how many webcomics goes for traditional art, or more, for watercolor art? None in my count, but I’m not any webcomic encyclopedia to judge that.

Anyway, it’s your call. If you feel more comfortable, then go for it. It’s the same as when you redesigned the characters, with time people got used (while you managed to draw them better, cuz, I have to tell ya, the first chapter when you introduced it was very weird, lol)

Knux-the-Killer April 23, 2012, 4:16 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214963

To be honest, I like the old style more, it looks brighter, cleaner and the characters look cuter

wow I can post a comment! April 23, 2012, 4:17 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214964

Keep up the good work VV love the comic as always. As for the art style I liked the old look it was nice but I am a fan of watercolor myself so I think the new style is the way to go and this page looks great. =)

Neverendingpizza April 23, 2012, 4:22 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214965

That awkard moment when…

WHEE April 23, 2012, 5:12 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214966

lol Paulo’s fumbling is quite amusing…so is the present…

ZombieSlayr800 April 23, 2012, 5:19 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214967

old style is much better, sorry.

Nins April 23, 2012, 5:36 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214968

Immediately reminded me of there she is from newgrounds.

Blackshadow April 23, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214969

Blackshadow, I do see that, I see where you are going.

And I LOVE the artstyle. I found the full digital version brung a sting to my eye. But still, BCB is BCB!

Also I’d LOVE to contribute. Although, like everyone else, not enough money. Also I’m a bit scared that you might sell the copy to the wrong person, they put it out onto the internet so this whole chapter gets leaked. Doesn’t that bother you guys?

Yorky April 23, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214970

Fourth panel: manly Paulo is manly

Kindle_kat April 23, 2012, 6:37 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214971

I’m going to take a crazy (and more likely incorrect guess) and say this gift is for Lucy since she wasn’t at the Christmas party…. 8D

Lunacy April 23, 2012, 6:51 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214972

I dont know why some people say the old style was better I like this style more.

Catboyn April 23, 2012, 6:51 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214973

I prefer no color if you can make the comic faster

Garyl April 23, 2012, 6:54 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214974

in truth i don’t care about the difference but i still find the water coloring appealing to the eye.

i don't know April 23, 2012, 7:03 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214975

GOD I wish I had a credit card !! I would even pay double !! oh and I also have a impossible to fix scanner my sis spilled juice on it XD

jell-o April 23, 2012, 7:22 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214976

Yay new chapter and coloring style ouo

I love how the comic is turning to completely traditional but I can’t help but miss the older style (like the one on Feline Filibuster) . w .”

Love it either way ovo

Fauxpas April 23, 2012, 7:37 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214977

The art style is once again new…but I find that it looks messier than the LAST art style. I don’t know; I just really miss the kind of colorization from chapters like Pillow Talk. The colorization in those older chapters was good because it was consistent.

Here, because of the water colors, every bit of coloring is very pale and murky looking. But that’s just my opinion. :/

NintendoSegaSonyGuy April 23, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214978

This appears to be a PauloxJasmine chapter. When they snapped a photo of the scans in the linked forum post, Jasmine is totally visible as a foreground character.

Ian April 23, 2012, 8:26 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214979

I think it’s for Jasmine.But I wish it’s for Lucy.

ema April 23, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214980

I think I liked the old style more, this style is cool too, but the other one was cooler.

Tudor April 23, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214981

Hm….I have to say your coloring is a bit not into it. I’m more use to your stuff being colored online. But then again show people real colors….
Nice Vera-chan

Kaminia April 23, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214982

while the water color is nice for the tumblr stuff, it looks pretty sloppy and unprofessional for the actual comic. It’s already pretty messy as it is now, but doing it with the water color is just too much. >< I’d say go back to the digital coloring after this chapter.

juuustanopinion April 23, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214983

I wonder if this chapter has Lucy in it.. :question:

Nyan cat LAWLZ April 23, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214984

is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy? is it for lucy?
is it??? 8-D

pikachu April 23, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214985

Guys! This is a birthday comic for Jasmine! Thats a birthday present for Jasmine! Also love the style! <3

Arikas April 23, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214986

Heh, reminds me of “There She Is - Step 2” where the cat is trying to safely carry a fragile cake across town despite its many hazards on the way.

As for the new style, looking good - very much like watercolours - and I didn’t notice any streaking problems unless the watercolour effect isn’t intended. Only gripe I have with this page is Paulo’s chin looks quite a bit furrier than usual, as though he has a beard - particularly in the bottom-left panel which reminds me of planet of the apes in hairiness.

L_Ganon April 23, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214987

I love this new style!
I never comment, really, but I had to do so now so you would keep doing the comics this way—
it must be a lot of work, though, which is the only thing that’d bother me…
i hope you don’t mind keeping it this way, though! i love it!
if yo uever get tired, though, i believe we undersand (‘:

Milkfruit April 23, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214988

I would say consistency is most important if you ever plan to make book releases. You either A. do this forever from now on or B. do it for “filler” chapters only. I don’t see any reason to switch to watercolor unless you just really want to, but it’s easier to get things wrong and more difficult to correct than it would be in a digital medium. So you have to be willing to deal with completely fucked up pages that have to be redone when switching to a traditional medium. Photoshop can’t save everything.

MadH April 23, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214989

I bet the gift is for jasmine.

Kai the koi April 23, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214990

I’m totally diggin’ the watercolor look! I’m just a big fan of watercolor in general, so I’m fairly biased, but I think it looks great!

Kyle April 23, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214991


Jasmines birthday is on AUG 14 if you check the “about” page, so that can’t be right. If it’s a gift for her its a xmas gift

Kit April 23, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214992

Haha, Paulo way to be awesome! And I see we’re moving forward now. Maybe something a little lighter to prepare us for the chapter after—I can only imagine more drama llamas comin’ round. For some reason though I have a feeling we might see Paulo get conflicted a bit here. I wonder if he’ll reflect on the party and how his “Mike-hurt-Lucy” senses tingled.

Anyway, I wonder what’s in the box? A treat or something? Probably for Jazz. c: I love Jazz. |D She’s adorable. I know she doesn’t know the others nearly as well, but I’m curious to know if she realizes at all what Paulo sensed? She might not though considering Paulo probably doesn’t want her any more involved than she has to be. Y’know, keep her from as much from the drama as possible.

Regardless, I’m really quite looking forward to seeing a chapter on Paulo and most likely Jazz. :)

Yaschiri April 23, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214993

This art style is cool and all but honestly I prefer the other style, mainly just because the other style looks more refined and clean than this one does. 8-)

Alex Hester April 23, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214994

Even a complete newcomer like me can tell it’s easy on the eyes. Excellent choice of style.

HazeDreamer April 23, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT.

Comment ID #214995

The corlouring here is beautiful! I’d very much like to see more of that.

Lechy April 23, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #214996

This style looks cute, but I sort of like the old one a little more.

JĂșlia April 23, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT.

Comment ID #214997

Don’t drop that, Paulo!

Chocothunda April 23, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT.

Comment ID #214998

I prefer the old style more.

Squigglez April 23, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT.

Comment ID #214999

I think this fits the lighter chapters, but the other one was more serious looking and fitted the more serious chapters you used it in. If, like you said, BCB is intended to be 80% drama, 20% comedy, then I would suggest the other one.

I like it this way, but I liked how the other style was with the expressions and such. It was clean and could actually look professional most of the time, sans little mistakes.

Biblioholic April 23, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215000

Personally, I prefer the other style. Nothing wrong with watercolors mind you, I just like the cleaner look.

Ori April 23, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215001

The water colors are nice but it doesn’t look as professional. Also, it makes Paulo’s smile look REALLY creepy in panel 4. I prefer the other art style.

nAar April 23, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215002

I really like the new art style 8-D ! I like the old one too though, so I’m fine with either one ;) .

Emily April 23, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215003

You should not toss cake up and down.

Fluffy April 23, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215004

Cute watercolors :-*

Marta April 23, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215005

Yeah, I was about to say, if it was cake, it’s already ruined on the first toss anyway, so why does he care about dropping it? So, I assume it’s just a normal present that would have it’s wrapping ruined by the snow if he dropped it. Chapter title doesn’t mean that’s what is in the box.

MadH April 23, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215006

D’awww I love Paulo, and I love this new style!!!!! It reminds me of the odler ones but I like the previous one too so I like both :3 maybe it’s perfume? I mean he checked the bottom like he was afraid it had leaked through hahaha

Knuc April 23, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215007

I like the old style a lot better than this new one. The new one is good, but you should stick with the old way your comics were colored. =P

Brydog23 April 23, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215008

I like the new art-style! :D and it’s something i thing {ment think…} you’d enjoy doing… least if you don’t mess up x3

no really > > messing up on water-color SUCKS! >~<;

Azmond April 23, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215009

=D love the water colors

kogenthefox April 23, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215010

I wish I could wrap presents like that…sigh.

ImaPerson April 23, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215011

i love it!!! looks great!! cant wait to see how lucy is doing….

alysa April 23, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215012

It’s pretty but I prefer the former style. I think it would be a good idea to use this medium for light hearted comics though. =] The water colors would really bring that out.

Canny April 23, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215013

I feel the need to congratulate you on this comic. Not only do you have a fully fledged web comic with thousands of followers and fans, but it has multiple chapters. A layered plot. Three dimensional characters and some truly stunning artwork.
You have a unique style that screams you better then any signature could and overall pour your heart into this. I love your comic and as always im waiting for your next update ^^

Pointedflower April 23, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215014

Although the watercolors are beautiful, I like the old style better. Actually, my visually favorite chapter is On Our Own.

skari45 April 23, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215016

I really hope this is a turning point for the comic. I hope it gets back to the balance of drama and lightheartedness it had at around the middle of the story. I love the style so far. It looks a tad messy, but so did the previous style during its first few pages. I think Taeshi just needs a bit to get used to it, and then it will be fine.

Turbocharge April 23, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215017

Looks nice enough but I prefer the old art style more. Watercolors are too transient or lighthearted I think for some of the heavy drama that occurred before. You won’t be able to get the darks really dark if you plan to continue in that direction.

I also don’t think art style shifts look really good unless it conveys something important about the tone of the story. And that has to be done with good timing and temporarily with a single main style.

Kuro Rei April 23, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215018

Dramatic much, Paulo?

Hoheh April 23, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215020

I have to completely disagree with someone earlier who said that you’ll not be able to get “darks very dark” with watercolor. Of course it’s easy to make transparent and light washes with watercolor, but it’s absolutely possible to push the values using them (which I’m sure Taeshi is aware of). I’m sure the lighter values here are intentional for the scene.

anon April 23, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215023

I like this change to the comment format; it makes me feel like commenting again (which may equal more clutter for you…)! Personally, I prefer the other art style to this, though you definitely do a great job with those watercolors! I think the other style will be easier to keep consistent, and I generally like it as a contrast from “Ask Roseville High” (which I hope gets updated at some point, but I understand that it’s not priority).

Goodness that was a lot for me! Keep up the great work~ :)

Shi-chan April 23, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215024

I like both ways u colour or paint them they are very good ur good at making these characters :D

kitteh April 23, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215025

wait, isn’t this kind of a downgrade from the previous style?

i thought this chapter was just a short, meaningless intermission because of the way it was colored.

i don’t know, i’m just not a fan of watercolor… it’s too fuzzy and messy for my tastes.

the previous style was much better, but whatever.

Thanatos April 23, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215027

i really like this style that you are using

Ricky April 23, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215028

Good idea, Paulo.

jmb April 23, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215029

I think the watercolor/new-style is adorable as ever, but the digitally drawn versions are much cleaner. I get if it’s about time, and how these might be easier, so either way I love them c:

I know that present is probably for Jazz, but I want it to be for Lucy so bad :(

Clare April 23, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215030

I think its amayas B day…

I like the colors maybe its just because it reminds me of how the first chapters were done

DinR April 23, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215031

Woot for watercolors! I think that while it might be a bit of a “messier” art style, it creates a soft depth for the comic that reminds me of the Summer Arc. Although, I enjoy the crisper shadows and shading from the digital drawings occasionally… Each has its ups and downs. But I’m more drawn by the story than the medium, though both are excellent. On that note:

Hurray for a tension-busting Paulo to ward of the drama a little bit longer! I always enjoy the Paulo-Jazz interactions.

Mamimi April 23, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215032

Honestly, I much prefer the other coloring than this one. But with all things new, I probably just have to get used to it.

Maybe alternate chapters with the style? Ease us in slowly.

Vidgamer17 April 23, 2012, 10:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215033

I like this art style for a novelty, but I’d prefer the regular style in most pages. Can’t wait for more!

Nonameghost April 23, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215034

Can’t be droppin’ yo ladies gifts! Otherwise, I’ve missed the sloppy colors. Adds some character to the comic.
And by sloppy, I don’t mean sloppy as in it looks bad, it’s… Guh. It’s looks nice, that’s what I’m saying.

Curtisimo April 23, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215035

Can’t say I like the art style as much, but I think I’d have to see a little more of it to see if it could really be used without my continued annoyance at the distorted characters. Paulo looks rather wide in comparison to how he used to…

nsvoboda April 23, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215036

Me Gusta :3

101 April 23, 2012, 11:50 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215037

A present meant for Jasmine, I presume. It’s nothing but obvious that this chapter is about Paulo.

TraceLegacySSOF April 24, 2012, 12:36 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215038

The new style looks good, though Paulo’s right arm in panel four looks a little off. But hey, that’s just me and I’m not a good artist.
Ignore this, take it to heart, whatever. It’s your comic. Draw it how you want.

Hinochi April 24, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215039

Chapter 70: Return of Paulo 8-)

paulosawesome April 24, 2012, 2:08 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215041

Paulo kinda reminds me of Hobbes for some reason… He’s awesomer than ever! 8-)

MapleSyrup April 24, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215042


Zyn April 24, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215043

what tha ass? bring the old buttons back with the characters. those had a irreplacable charm to em. these new buttons are boring, bland, and soulless.

purity April 24, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215044


GoldenCappuccinoFlame April 24, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215045

I want cake now… And awesome new style! It looks really cool Dudet!

xxGrayxx April 24, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215047

when i saw the title i thought this




Geraldo April 24, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215049

also, please stay with the watercolour art style

MetariChan April 24, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215050

I really like this new artwork style! My new favourite! :)
Also, yes! Paulo! Finally it’s your turn again.

ashtheghost April 24, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215052

Is someone heading out to visit Lucy? :love: Promising start! I can’t wait for the rest!

And I love your watercolouring! I’m really horrible at it, so seeing you pull it off so often is very admirable. :) Something about the texture I think - it’s eye candy, some indefinable goodness that digital colours can’t always express, you know? #^_^#

Ryuko April 24, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215053

I honestly don’t mind which ever way you color it. Even no colors is fine with me. I like how Paulo is looking older….I feel that this is because how fur is sticking out on his chin and around his eyes.

Still cool as ever 8-)

Pyro_Kitten April 24, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215105

I WAS going to buy Volume 2 and/or 3 when they came out, but if they look dirty like this I’m not paying for them.

Ventus April 25, 2012, 2:37 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215183

So is that what delivering absentee homework is like? I totally got to get in on this action from now on!

Paulo is older than jazz so he wont force anything but we all know he thinks about it alot and needs it all that have can vouch for that fact.

DinR April 26, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215196

Nice, New Colors!!

J Dawg April 26, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215204

While I do like this style of colouring, I prefer the older one for the comic. D:

ForeverFroggy April 26, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT.

Comment ID #215296

Ohh, I like both styles. Maybe this one is better fit for, you know… more lighthearted chapters.

Paw April 27, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #215596

I need to say…taeshi has been awesome with every page she ever does and the watercolor is a great touch and now i been the say
That cake is a lie 8-)

pedro May 2, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #216907

The story itself…is..very…confusing. Whilst my ability of forecasting pairings in many shows are always correct due to the fact i just pay attention the the author and the cliche moments occurring in the story, it’s fairly easy. But this…is really a hell of a brainer. Most likely for a cliche ending, it will be Mike and Lucy. Alas, due to the oddness and unpredictability of the writer, Mike and Daisy whilst Lucy gets paired off to Paolo, is a possibility. Then again the possibility of NO PAIRING at ALL is the second most likely event, should the author decide to go against the typical cliche endings. Of course, due to the myriad of possibilities, Fanfiction.net may or may not get a sudden explosion of stories for this, each showing a a part in which someone does something else resulting in a completely different story. In fact, the most likely ‘change point’ in the fictions will be where Mike and company get attacked by the two dogs. In which they will either add:
Original Character
Switch Mike with X
Switch Lucy with X
Give Mike super power
Give X super power
Make *censored* successful, with Mike (or X) saving the girls, making a harem.
Of course, there are more ‘change points’ but this change point is the most likely to be used.
Anyway I have gone on a rant.
My hat’s off to you fellow writer. Your mind-boggling love myriagon is a most interesting story point. If I may humbly ask, how’d you do it?

Sage of Thunder May 20, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT.

Comment ID #216908

A little question. Are you alone doing everything or someone else is helping in coloring or storyboard. Sorry If I there is a page for that site. I just can’t see it.

Sage of Thunder May 20, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT.

Comment ID #217213

While I do like the new style, I think I prefer the old one because character expressions seem to turn out neater and cleaner-looking.

Bo May 24, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT.

Comment ID #217726

You’re art style has really improved since you started and just lateLy. Although I am partial to the digital coloring, I really like the markers you’ve been usinG.
Your characters seem really realistic too~ My best friend is totally a female version of Paulo =_=

RunsWithMoogles May 30, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #227735

one, i love the new coloring. two, he’d better stop throwing that gift or else it’s also gonna have snow in it. and three….well….it’s just too cool to stop reading here. XD

mad hatter September 8, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT.

Comment ID #237316

:)THIS IS AN AMAZING STYLE. It really make Paulo look really good.

Mr. Blue January 24, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.

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