Ack! I leave for Florida for a week and everybody posts in my forum! Well. Mr. Bob and Dark Knight, but that's enough for meee! Aaand, that was probably the best review I've ever gotten, monsieur Bob. I mean... you totally got it
, the whole deal. Because I really wrote the father/son, ninja/samurai thing before I wrote anything else, and the jokes were just last second icing on the cake that everybody tends to get distracted by. But I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Mr.Bob wrote:On the other hand, Ah do feel felt as if the ending was bit rushed. No problem is too small or too big that it cannot be solved by one big hefty explosion. This had potential for epicdom! But don't listen to me. Everything Ah do always ends up being too long.
Ah just said that because Ah want more.
Aaand, yeah, the ending feels rushed because it was rushed. The last 3 pages were written, drawn, inked and all within the 24 hour period immediately before the story had to go to print. Ideally, the story would've been 8, or even closer to 10 pages, so that I could've developed everything better, but I'm far too lazy to go back and change it all now. Never wanted to go epic with it, though. I really like the characters, and may use them for some other project later, but I really wanted the story to have the ninja failing miserably and being harshly rejected by his father for it. If I'd droned on and made everyone love the ninja over a novel or so only to kill him off senselessly, I probably would've been mobbed. If anyone had cared to read it through, that is.
And yes, there's lots of subtle cameo junk, most of which I won't bother to point out, though I'm quite proud of what the Samurai's flag says when you tilt your head to the side. Aaaand I don't really see the Jade / Gypsy similarity, other than that I didn't vary my drawing style much for her. Especially not compared to the fact that I made most of the other characters as unsimilar as possible. Ah well.
And... exploding rum! Yeah, that's the ticket. I just didn't have time to write "gunpowder" on all of that. We'll pretend that rum comes in sacks too. And explodes.
I really need to draw some other things. ARG! More time is needed! Insert credit(s) to continue.