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F16 - Beauty and the Geek by jbwarner86 F16 - Beauty and the Geek by jbwarner86
It's taken me so long, but finally, this is done! :iconloudnoises: commissioned me two months ago to draw the 1991 sequence of Forever 16 strips where Joel and Michelle meet for the first time. It's a long story, so I'm posting it in three installments. Here's week one - more to come soon!
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:iconmetalheadfan2500:
MetalHeadFan2500 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Whatever happen to Aaron's glasses?
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I got rid of 'em; I decided his character design looked better without them.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Nice comic
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Nice origin for Joel and Michelle, Jesse! Michelle blushing on one of the second panels looks cute, and I love how the humor plays out :thumbsup:;)

Did you do the lettering yourself? Man, I wish my handwriting looked that eligible :doh:
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"Quick, press down on the medulla oblongata! Five bucks says he smells burnt toast!"- Sam ("The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police", Ep.5- "They Came From Down There")
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Thanks! Personally, I think my handwriting is total chicken scratch (which is why I usually type all the dialogue in my strips), but everyone else seems to think it's good enough to be its own font. I left it alone here to make it look more like a completely hand-drawn strip from the early '90s, before computers became commonplace in the comic strip world.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Artist
No problem- it looks cool here, and the fact that these are all in black-&-white without any digital coloring- just the handdrawn linework with handwritten lettering and dialog balloons gives it a very nice nostalgic look =D

Speaking of which, how do you get your black-&-white linework looking clean? I've been having the worst luck whenever I scan, and all those little pixel blocks pop up around the lines. I know you can just scan it on a higher DPI setting, but they just appear even worse when I do it :doh:
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"Quick, press down on the medulla oblongata! Five bucks says he smells burnt toast!"- Sam ("The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police", Ep.5- "They Came From Down There")
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
I scan it as a 1-bit black-and-white image rather than a full-color scan. That just gives me flat black pixels that I can color in with ease.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Cool- thanks for the tip! Do you get those little black squares in unwanted places sometimes, too? Those can be a pain to completely blank out. One more thing, when you scan your pieces, do you usually chose "Auto Mode" or one of the "Photo"/"Magazine" modes? Sorry for all the questions; I'm still a newbie at using a scanner ^^;
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"Quick, press down on the medulla oblongata! Five bucks says he smells burnt toast!"- Sam ("The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police", Ep.5- "They Came From Down There")
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Lorelei27 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
It's looking very good so far, and it's pretty funny as well.
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:iconmoonsierra:
moonsierra Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Aw! I'm so glad Joel found someone! That's so cute!
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Taigan Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Very cool! Looking forward to more.
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FoenixHart Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
awwwww :D
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, it's pretty good.
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Candimente Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
Love that *squish* at the end of the first one xD

But seriously though, so THAT'S how they met! Aaww~ :aww:
...and THAT'S what your handwriting looks like. O:
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paulherz Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Interface Designer
awww jeez. NEW F16.
well, technically old F16 remade. whatever.
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So was this back in 1991?
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
That's the idea. Hence the then-topical references to Anna Nicole Smith, Roseanne Barr, and Nirvana.
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I see! What a matter of progress! Very neat anyway!
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LoudNoises Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
So far so good! Can't wait to see the rest! :thumbsup:
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THEBEBOP95 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Yeah that's a pretty good begining.
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JadtheDog Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Asain, that's her ethnicity. I was way off then.
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cire2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Awsome, I've always been a little curious on how they met.
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Tibbayyy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me forever to figure out Michelle was Asian. I thought she was hispanic the first time I saw her.
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Kuruttra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO CUTE... that Lucky Bastard!
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Doodley Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I can't wait!
Forever 16 is one of my favorite webcomics!
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:icontorquesmacky:
torquesmacky Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Money well spent. This should be a good story.
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job! I loved her blush in the fourth panel! :iconomgsocuteplz:

I always wondered that about Michelle's ethnic background. I wondered what sort of name "Hsien" is.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! I love these comics!
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westbrook61 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Steve Carrell commissioned you! Sweet! I loved him in Anchorman!

:laughing:
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Matt-the-Hydra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wow! An origin story, I love these things! Can't wait for the next part!
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Sternguard Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Woot now this is some thing I like seeing, he's got the digits of a hot asain cutie!
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Severflame Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I wonder how those two got together. This'll be an awesome read.

It'll be equally awesome to find out how Joceyln and Aaron met.:D
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MetalHeadFan2500 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
It's That 90's Show :D

I like to do order commission strips when your done with his.
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kevinsano Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
All hail :iconloudnoises:

Huzzah! Huzzah!

Nice to know that she's Singaporean :3 Don't think you ever mentioned that, but maybe I'm just slow on the uptake.
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda like it better this way tbh, rather than the 4 page daily panels, it just feels more natural this way
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Jonny683 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...very cool...

How joel met michealle...
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Neyebur Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Lucky boy
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FroudTheXenophile Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   General Artist
I love how Joel met Michelle. It's so simple but still very sweet.
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, and well worth it to fill the "Forever 16" gap for us all. Roll on with instalment No.2! 8-)
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