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Ruby Comic Page 02 by dawnbest Ruby Comic Page 02 by dawnbest
And here she comes -- Always one to make a brilliant first impression. I didn't think I would, but I'm finding I really like writing the dialogue for this comic. Ruby's an oddball, and kinda reminds me of Knuckles back in Sonic #13. This was the first issue of the Sonic comic I ever bought, and lo, I was hooked since. These days tho, I have more fun making my own comics. :)

EDIT: Added a little bit more brightness around the image to show it's not quiiite dark out yet. Hard thing to do considering the dark forest seems to be the backdrop for most of this page. But I assure you, it's getting dark out, LOL :) Also, the top panel's text layout was bugging the hell out of me, so I fixed that too.

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:iconmoonseeker-the-cat:
Moonseeker-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome comic, but you do know Julie-su is Knux's soulmate, right?
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I worked for Archie for five years. I should hope I would know that.
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Moonseeker-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. sorry...I posted that before I read the whole comic... my apologies. :stupidme: Anyway, great comic, dispite my rude remark.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
S'all good, yo. ;)
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Moonseeker-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx. :) Umm... did you relly work for Archie? If so, what did you do there? Just curious. :confused:
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup -- I was a penciller for Sonic and the Knuckles stories in back. Check out some issues between 101 and 145, duder.
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:iconmoonseeker-the-cat:
Moonseeker-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! Thx, I'll check them out. :reading:
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PhyscoKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
OH SHIT Espio just got PWNED
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dogwood79 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
so d u make this comic????? cuz it aesome
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:icondawnbest:
dawnbest Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yep and thank you!
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dogwood79 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
np
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:iconrl-182:
RL-182 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Another good one let's see what happens next!
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Inspectornills Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
ooh, favey favey! :XD:

you already know Im loving this comic =3
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jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
And down goes the two
for what reason....soon to find otu
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JulieJubz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to do comics but I don't have the skills for it yet (basicly I get lost when trying to come up with how the panels should look like in a page XD) but you have some awesome skills for this!!! I really like how you handle your panels and stuff ^^! awesome pages
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JustinGreene Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo so you're starting up an onlive strip....I'll keep a watch on it =D
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LuLuLunaBuna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaaaay for comics that don't suck, lmao! I think I'm going to go homicidal if Ron Lim draws another Archie Sonic comic. I miss your stuff, even when Ken ....... *cough* had his way with it when he inked it.

Are you still drawing things for Archie, btw? It's been awhile since I saw your artwork in there, but you said something in a recent deviation about them being your co-workers, and I wondered if that meant you were still employed. Because that would rock.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, I'm still there in some form. I should probably call Mike up and see what he needs done. :)
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BombChic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
so danm flawless i luff it! XP i luff rubies design she a guardian huh? ( so ish trixie)
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CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ruby looks kick-ass here! I like it! :3
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DeathTheShadowMaster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Wow, they're gettin' pretty thoroughly pummeled. NICE. XD
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:iconkazy86:
kazy86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
What's going to happen next??????

I want to know now ^_^
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:iconinterfeci:
interfeci Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
love this page
great colors and I like Ruby
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! Great comic page. The layout and character designs are awesome! You do a lot better job with the Sonic characters, when you're allow to do it yourself. Great to see Ruby finally in action. She looks awesome!
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I really hated the knees and oddball lines Ken Penders put on my stuff. Doing the art entirely by myself is a real treat, I must say
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you did an awesome job all by yourself, Dawn. Look forward to seeing the next page of your Ruby
comic.
Less spoken about him, the better.
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Beeth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Nice work so far, am looking forward to the rest. 8-)
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Warzol Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
O.O She is a eye catcher. Though I wonder... Where did she come from? I guess I'll have to check all that sometime then.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, stay tuned. :)
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Warzol Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Will do. X3
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coralyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Excellent layout of the page, it flows really nicely! The posing and expressions are beautiful. o_o This looks like it could be official art it's so well drawn and executed, great job!
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Shadowpillar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
question, in the first few panels of the last page, it was daylight, now the rest of it is like it's night time o_O
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I'm gonna be fixing that. As I said, I kinda jumped the gun on this page. :)
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ranma89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats a good first page. keep it up
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UltimateGameMaster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Pretty cool, I must say.
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ChibeeVee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Ruby's fekking awesome. You could go gay for a chick like that.
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JonathonDobbs Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your colouring style, it seems to have a much different feel to the more "solid" styling of Archie's. Though I recall you talking about that in the last sequence.

Mighty has one shiny hand ;)
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Shanella Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
HAHA I love how she's all *KERSMACK* XDD

I really like the way you did the transparency for Espio's hand there. I don't know why but I really like it...maybe cuz I'm such an oddball. Really nice, I also love your work on perspective, you do a really nice job with that.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
It seems I can only do perspective on comics these days, LOL :)
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chicobo329 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
I can only hope Ruby doesn't turn into a Mary Sue, it's sorta lookin' like it so far n.n; I'm confident she'll have some presentable flaws later. The wonderful thing to jumping into action right away is that it's perfect for standard-comic action :^D Now I wanna see some explanations after the fight to mix the pace around :^)
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
She's not really too weak, and I imagine, could take the Chaotix pretty readily. With Mighty clearly out of the picture, even moreso. However, Ruby might have the keen senses of a wild beast, but she doesn't have half the powers Knuckles has. You'll get to see it later, I promise. Gotta build up to something with a "victory" for the "bad guy", afterall. :)
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chicobo329 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Okey I just got a little concered seeing a.) Mighty is probably the strongest Mobian of the entire main cast (although I'll give it to you: he's not too keen on things X^D;) and b.) Espio's stealth should be close to perfected at this point (although I point to one of those old cronies from Mammoth Mogul in the early comics that was able to detect Espio by hearing his breaths! o.o)

I understand and I'll look forward to more pages! :^D (btw that exchange between the two in the last page was so funny X^D)
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe -- Thankya, and do look forward to more. I've been around too long to care about who's stronger than who and what is or is not feasible in an imaginary universe... at least over telling a good story and having fun with illustration. ;) You just gotta read the whole thing. :)
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nueva-paz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Wasn't it bright daylight in the first page? It sure got dark quickly.
I mean, I love it, everything looks great and all, that was just something that kinda stuck out to me.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I kinda rushed it here, and didn't do it fast enough on the last page. It's meant to get darker and then end during the morning hours. :)
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dashfox1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome good to see some good ole comic action!
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOoooooo i read the first strip and really couldnt wait for the next one =D. this is really awesome! ruby kicks major buttocks!!
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Acolite Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet.... I'm lovin it! :P
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Conekiller Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Hmm, I have a bit of a hard time following the layout. is it ...
1) Attacks Mighty
2) Notices Espio
3)grabs "air"
4) Espio's hand
5) Sits on Mighty
6) Decks Espio

?

Actually looking at it now, I see how it flows, but the bottom half of the page could be a little more obvious as such (hence why I left in my initial impression of the page)

Great art, still. doesn't have that odd look of "someone else's" inking screwing with it.
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dawnbest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, she attacks Mighty, and lands on him, then notices Espio and decks him. :) Left, right, left-down, down, down, right. I generally follow typical comic book format, but the balloons tend to get in the way. ;)
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