Breathing trouble

posted 20th Sep 2015, 8:04 AM

Breathing trouble
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view Sleeper's profile

20th Sep 2015, 8:04 AM


I've been waiting for this page for a long time. Big thanks to Prof for donating characters to the cause.

If you think that last guy is a little familiar, Seabiscuit gave me permission to make a mesoamerican version of Jeff. For the life of me I don't know why. She had to know what would happen next...

I'm still working on style changes but I'm reluctant to do a major shift mid scene. How much would y'all mind if I muted the colors almost but not quite to the point of gray scale?

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20th Sep 2015, 8:17 AM


Xibalba. The comic where the author kills other comic characters.
(just joking, it is seriously fun to watch :D )

Ouch! Every time I see broken bones, my own arms hurt :(
That is one "tick" I have.

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20th Sep 2015, 8:38 AM


Haha! This might end up being a thing the next time Teo meets and kills people.

I've got the same thing with eyes.

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20th Sep 2015, 9:33 AM


Well, Teo DOES have "other" skills too! If you're going to have him kill other comics' characters, perhaps you could have him using his "other skills" with characters of the fairer sex, too?

In the second-last panel, I can't really tell if "Jeff" is throwing his axe away, or is about to be chopped.

One of the things that I like best about your comic is your use of colour, especially the vibrancy of the meso-american jungle. If you introduce yet another style change, especially so soon since the last time, by WASHING OUT THE COLOURS and GOING GREY SCALE, I would unfortunately seriously consider unsubbing. It was your story and art that drew me to Xiblaba, the two work in unison. I'm afraid that without the vibrancy of the art, the entire comic will suffer.

Personally, I hate it when an artist changes a beautifully coloured comic to grey scale; it feels like a cop-out. I have mentioned this before on other comics, so don't feel as if I'm singling you out.

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20th Sep 2015, 9:49 AM


I appreciate the honesty Sig. The overall style needs to be simplified to some degree. But I do like my colors. Because there are later scenes where the colors are supposed to wash out. They won't pop as much if there isn't a vibrant starting point.

Meso-jeff is ditching his axe but I should clarify that with an arrow at the end of that white loop.

Thanks for the input. It's so awesome to be able to hear directly from my audience like this.

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20th Sep 2015, 10:11 AM


When used for dramatic effect, washed-out colours makes perfect sense.

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20th Sep 2015, 10:14 AM


*snicker* that page title

He's perfect and adorable
I love the way he runs!! >D >D >D

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22nd Sep 2015, 7:37 PM


Thanks Sea!

I'm eager to get his next appearance done.

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20th Sep 2015, 1:09 PM


OMG You are the only other person whom I have ever met that has also considered the concept of using a compound fracture as piercing weapon.

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22nd Sep 2015, 7:38 PM


Glad I'm not alone on that one.

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20th Sep 2015, 1:55 PM


The Break-Shqoook - an interesting fighting technique indeed!

*looks at bottom panels - JEFF!!!!

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22nd Sep 2015, 10:05 PM


Shock and awe is a timeless tactic.

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21st Sep 2015, 2:40 PM


I really like how you did that face in the speech bubble in panel 3. Very cool!

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22nd Sep 2015, 10:04 PM


I... actually can't take credit for that one. I found a free font that's just a bunch of actual Mayan glyphs instead of letters.

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24th Sep 2015, 10:07 PM


dude. i need to catch up with this, but i just have to say: that kill was badass as FUCK. 10/10

view Sleeper's profile

25th Sep 2015, 9:47 AM


Thanks man! I've been champing at the bit for that panel for a long time.

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