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Poor bastards by evelmiina Poor bastards by evelmiina
As my likely last deviation of the year comes my New Year's resolution as well. To draw my comic. I probably sound more confident than I really am :D

The idea and main characters have been circling in my mind for about year, and by far it’s felt like an idea that is easy to write because I like the main characters interaction and am capable of relating to what they feel. I have other ideas that may have more finished plot or dialogue, but to me it depends a lot on whether I feel like I know the characters or not. Most of my comic attempts have had rather poor dialogue which is usually result of not really knowing my characters, even if the settings and paneling was otherwise alright.

The story. It revolves around lives and relations of the four main characters, the poor bastards who face the same abrupt interruption in their lives: their father of which they’ve never heard of, or have heard next to nothing before, has died, and is leaving them a huge family fortune. With a condition: they have to be able to prove they are his true sons. They are given chance to live in the family mansion, until the mystery is solved and mansion and fortune can be forwarded to righteous heir. As one of the greatest mysteries is, who exactly was the person who named them his heirs.

I hesitated long, because just the idea of “mystery novel” was lot to shovel. After some mindless hesitation, I really found no reason not to. How do I know I can’t pull it off, unless I try? It’s not impossible, it just comes down to whether I can draw logical and creative conclusions to problems at hand. Only milieu of the story is the family mansion, which excites me, as if I was playing hide and seek in a big house and it really gives me chance of creativity from inside certain limits.

What the comic really is about though, I guess it’s simply family relations under big umbrella of comedy and tragedy. I’ve always liked the family aspect in stories, because it gives the characters some anchor. You can try to escape from it, be unaware of it, hate it or cherish it but you still have parents. Family and relatives are also the biggest inspiration to morbid sense of humor.

Whenever there's anything to read, website or such, I will let you know :)
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks really really really cool. I love all the mystery motifs, and wish you the very best of luck!
muura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am intrigued :3c I was expecting you to start with your fantasy-tale but I'm very pleased for some more mystery comics, there can never be enough of those!! (I'm excited partially because mystery is something I'm not cabable of doing, so I can appreciate it even more <3)
The chub guy with glasses is already my fav, he seems like he'll be a pain in the ass for the rest of them <3
Good luck and congrats <3
evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional
I have such problem with my fantasy stories that I usually have lot of individual ideas and concepts on how some fictive universe works, then I have bunch of characters, but no story. They don't feel ripe yet, my mind just focuses on showing and writing those things flat-out and characters are often just floating there. It felt like more concrete to begin from idea that was more clear from the start and relating to characters isn't as surreal business as it usually is for me. ALTHOUGH I weep a bit that I probably don't get a chance to fill this story with all critters and magix :D
and thanks, I will need that!
LEPPU Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HGSFAJFAFAA kuulostaa nii maukkaalt jesus lord ave maria en jaksa edes ootta ahh???? ihanaa et teet sarjiksia tuleeks tästä värillinen vai miten! kai painatat! kysymyksiä satamilj oonaa hyllyyni tämän ottaisin heti
evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional
Täl hetkel tuntuis parhaimmalt tehdä lyikkärillä pohja ja värittää koneella, pelkästään koneella tehtynä tulee ihan siistiä jälkeä mut piirtäminen itessään ei oo yht kivaa kun käsin. Tussaa en ikinä! Mut joo asetin itelleni viimeiseksi rajaksi maaliskuun että viimeistään silloin alan pistää nettiin hui iik ääk. Ei oo viel ihan selvää et kuin pitkä siitä tulee ni en oo miettinyt omakustanteeksi pistämistä tarkemmin, mut pyrin ainakin siihen että saisin jonkinlaisten kansien väliin fyysisen kopion, se ois hienointa!
JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhhh!! Eva I'm so excited for this. I love the idea and I'm already exhilarated by thinking about the mysteries. It'll be fantastic, I know it.
evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional
I willl...most definitely come up with most of the stuff on the fly :D even if I have some basic skeleton of the story, I'll see how it'll be to put the meat on it while drawing!
whimsyandsketch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just found your work today and I have to say that I love the idea! The cover illustration is excellent! Your story idea is not something that has been overused and there is certainly a lot you can do with it. I like the idea of throwing together a group of people who may or may not be related and seeing how their relationships play out. That can become a very beautiful element of the story.

Good luck and hope to see your comic soon!
jaybles23 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Looking forward to it, love the name!
walking-in-disaster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kuulostaa mielenkiintoiselta idealta! it's like.. you can never escape your family nor your roots :) onnea matkaan!! <3
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