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Here is eighteenth installment of "Opey the Warhead", the misadventures of the world's saddest superweapon.

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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Why does this sort of make me want to cry?
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Opey doesn't have a clue. :)
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Ssselena Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
hehe :D
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Alicia-Hannah Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Hehe, this is my favorite page yet! The second panel just kills me! XD
All of them are really well drawn, especially the second and last panels. :)
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Hopefully I'll have the latest page up soon. Opey, along with "Pennies from Heaven", are truly fun to work on.
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gigonthesky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
now again i wait for 19...to see what will happen in school..:)..
your comics are addictive..;)
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your readership!
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JessyChan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Photographer
The dad makes me giggle... XD I really envy your work..how do you know JUST where to shade? I've never finished a entire picture in my life (I guess out of fear of how bad my ability is)... I'm really retarded when it comes to shading/coloring...the other day I bought a manga art kit(brush pens and such) and I'm starting to wonder why I even bought it....
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all, thank you for the very nice comment.

As for knowing where to shade, I wish I knew. It's something you have to play by ear. Believe me, I've overshaded before, and will probably do so again.

You should finish a picture or draw more often (getting the right tools, like maybe that manga art kit, can be very helpful). Its the only way to improve, and I have quite a ways to go myself.

I love your photography and it's something I wish I could do. :)
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:iconjessychan:
JessyChan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
XDDD You've never overshaded to me, hun. Always done in it the knick of right!
YOU CAN DO PHOTOGRAPHY!!
Usually I just draw what I -wish- I could capture in my head...
if I can't do it in photos,
I draw. drawdrawdraw
it's so important to communicate ideas...to me, anyway. <3..
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jhames34 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
jesus this comic is either sweet or sick or both
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Reading your comment made me smile and chuckle. I'll take both. ;) Thanks for the fave!
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FunkyLilith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Aww, Opey. I really feel for his Dad, he's trying really hard, isn't he? I fear the day Opey will come to understand more though... could it mean the Beginning of the End? Or will he just wiped the slate clean? See what I did there? :giggle:
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Opey's Dad really is trying, and can't seem to bring himself to tell his son what's wrong with him.

But, yet, Opey completely believes his Dad, kind of like how we all believe most of what our parents say when we were at an early age.
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FunkyLilith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
True. But I wonder whether there is anything "wrong" with Opey... or whether it's everyone else that's not "right"? I guess only keeping reading your comic will tell! (see what I did there too?) Me clever! :D
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AlfredoValle77 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
jejejeje....funny :) good work!
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment (and the fave)!
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AlfredoValle77 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
well...seems that Im a Fan of Opey :)
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itareio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Oh man. The 'secret weapon' =D Excellent use of a Sharpie. Yet what an intense theme.. The expressions are great... <3
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Opey's Dad thought the boy(who happens to be a weapon of mass destruction) could use a face. You know how all Dads face those same challenges these days.
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itareio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Everyone needs some sort of self-identity. Even if it is hastily drawn on with a marker, that's a-okay. =D
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theEvilTwin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
keen, sir....i dig the pipe! and the sharpie too....
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nuppi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
"..the misadventures of the world's saddest superweapon..."

Indeed.

And I just read Sutinen's comment and I'm going to say that, too "it hurts to see Opey's reaction". Opey is very trusting and emotional and only want acceptance from his peers. I'm afraid he's going to be very disappointed at some point, lose his innocence and become as dangerous as he can be.

I love the dynamics in the second panel.
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
A succinct analysis of Opey's situation, and I'm quite happy that it came through (with my artwork, the main point doesn't always come through). :)

With the second panel, I tried to make it look like one of those Japanese ads for a product of some sort.
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nuppi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Yeah, I got that ad-like feeling from the panel, a very theatrical way of presenting an item. :)
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sutinen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
This is so sad and macabre page. It really hurts for reader to see Opey´s happy reaction. Father´s expressions, especially in the last panel look very good and reflect his mood.
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, and I'm glad it's clear what is happening here. Opey's a tad naive, and his dad just can't bear to load all those heavy burdens on the boy. I was afraid that wouldn't come across (due to an error in my storytelling or not communicating the expressions of my characters clearly).
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sutinen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I think that your message is very clear in here. ^^
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Opey is, it appears, quite naive, which is why he thought the strut and now his new face are means of acquiring friends.

As the previous page showed, he has no clue why everybody thinks he's a freak, but the reader has a good idea, as do the people that populate his school.

Opey lived a sheltered life with his Dad and his robot mom, and the earlier pages showed his first day around other people (at the school).
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that you mention it, there are some similiarities. Maybe I had that story floating in my subconscious. :)

I've said this before but it bears repeating, I'm grateful for readers like you.
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TrashME Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww...:heart:
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
A very touching moment between a Dad and his bomb, is it not? By the way, thanky for the faves!
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TrashME Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Very touching!But also a tad bittersweet...
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scalpod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
All hail the Sharpie, second only to Duct Tape in utility!

/wipes a tear from his eye

The best part for me is wondering how Opey 'sees' his painted-on eyes in the mirror?!

Brilliant as always!!!
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol.

You know the weird thing about the Opey's painted-on eyes/mirror situation is, I didn't think about that when I drew it! It seemed only natural to me that Opey can see himself in the mirror with no actual eyes, and that the drawn eyes became his real eyes.

I've been drawing this character for too long. :)
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evilopi8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
hehe gives him some more character now ..... Exccelent man, fav as usual. Wanted to as k you what you work in on these.?
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!

I draw these pages with a Hunt-108 knib and Higgins Eternal India Ink (permanent) on smooth Bristol board. I use, essentially, one of those old-style pens you dip into an ink bottle.

I then scan the finished page into Photoshop and clean up any dirt and straighten out any crooked lines. The font I use is Anime Ace, because I don't like my own hand lettering.
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evilopi8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Sheesh really awesome work man, I wish i had that kind of talent. !!
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JadeGL Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
How cute. /__\
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:iconmacdoninri:
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awww.. thats some paternal love! Now opey has some warpaint! cool
the last panel's so cute!
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It does take some serious love to hug a nuclear warhead. :)
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