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Here's our fun couple! Together again!

I've some bad news and good news. The bad... I'm still having some residue issues from last week's nerve flareup. As a result, the inked and base colored page won't go live until sometime Thursday evening. The final, shaded version should be up by Friday afternoon. I know, it sucks. But it'll all turn out okay in the end. The good news... I've loaded the sketched version Wednesday evening as a sort of apology for all this nonsense.

I've been asked a couple of times on Twitter earlier, so I should probably mention it here as well. There is a reason why Moraine didn't heal Max using magic. We'll learn what that is here in a few weeks. *wink*

I'll slowly update the page over the next few days as the inks, bases, and final shaded versions are completed. Thanks guys!

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Celtcath
2016-10-19 20:41:17 
I thought Ruby would look a little more harried. On that note, I would have thought the young prince would be their as well.
Kaeto
2016-10-19 22:15:06 
The prince is probably being punished for running through the portal.
Iron Ed
2016-10-19 23:31:24 
Okay, Max; you've had your fur tousled, now you had -better- say something nice about Ruby's new hair-do! :-) :-) :-)
KrimsonNekros
2016-10-20 00:59:24 
you mean how much it looks like the queen's?
Iron Ed
2016-10-20 21:29:46 
Only if he -wants- to see Ruby cry. and/or Only if he has a death wish.
Lemurvid
2016-10-20 07:52:45 
Love this page! Back together again. Can't wait to see the final version (though this is cute enough for now)
Darc
2016-10-22 18:12:12 
Thanks. They can be cute at times, when they're not running around and getting into trouble.
Pretzel
2016-10-20 12:03:15 
Looks like Ruby was napping over on that window seat if the pillow and what I'm assuming is a blanket on the floor are anything to go by. Aw. Also, silly thought, but having a floofy tail must be really annoying on a standard hospital bed. They're not the biggest things in the world, after all.
Brighttail
2016-10-20 19:13:00 
I always thought that in this world there might be a doughnut sized hole in the center that their tail could fit down if they chose, much like the extra loop Darc puts on their pants. :)
Darc
2016-10-22 18:13:53 
"We've removed your tail to make your hospital stay more comfortable. It'll be reattached once you're discharged."
Brighttail
2016-10-20 19:11:33 
What I love about Darc is her attention to details whether it is recreating a vintage typewriter or the little things like Ruby's wide shirt neck that because of the way she is leaning shows a bra strap or the fact she gave thought to the fact that Ruby would sleep in the hospital while Max recovered. We see the pillow, blankets and even her overnight bag. Her book and drink too. Being in many hospitals I see details in the bed, including foot pedal and the O2 gauges above Max's bed. It is these details that separate this comic from so many others. I love every bit of it.
Pretzel
2016-10-21 16:20:06 
Also, that book looks suspiciously like a hardback version of a Harry Potter book without its dust cover. Not sure, though.
Darc
2016-10-22 18:18:43 
It is! I wanted Ruby to be reading something that was popular back in 2000 when the comic's taking place. 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' was big, so I went with that. Then I realized I needed to make it the UK cover and not the US one that I have. Unfortunately the shading hid most of the colors. :P
Brighttail
2016-10-22 18:28:53 
Ruby reading about Harry Potter? Magic and Muggles? Wow.. everyone else in London is thinking it is just great fantasy, while Ruby is like. J.K.Rowling was close but not quite... Then again maybe J.K. is quite familiar with magic and is magical herself!?!
Lemurvid
2016-10-23 04:53:39 
Actually, the Potter books were released with 2 different covers over here. A children's cover and darker, simpler covers for grown-ups so you could pretend you weren't reading a kids book. Everyone bought the children's versions.
Pretzel
2016-10-23 15:13:11 
That's awesome! And yeah, I'm that big of a Harry Potter nerd to recognize one of the hardbacks at a glance, even without seeing the cover up close.
Darc
2016-10-22 18:15:58 
Thank you! *blush* I like adding in various details. It's fun and challenging. Though drawing a hospital room was unpleasant. I get uneasy in hospitals.
Brighttail
2016-10-20 19:15:50 
Oh and of course the little touch of them holding hands. Darc has hinted in the past that they end up as a couple and it is little things like this that show the caring relationship they have and how it is growing. :)
Darc
2016-10-22 18:20:04 
These two need to get going on their relationship. Otherwise Mercy will have to get involved and give them both a nudge. (Matt keeps joking about Nurse Mercy showing up with Max being injured.)
Siraj
2016-10-20 21:03:04 
So few words, but so much said, just in that tiny bit. Max is home, he's safe, and Ruby's not going to let him out of her sight. ... Not that I think Max will mind terribly much.
Darc
2016-10-22 18:20:55 
I still say she should put him in a giant hamster ball. Then he could bounce around as much as he wants without getting hurt.
Siraj
2016-10-24 21:45:16 
I get the feeling the Prince would have a field day in one of those. Mori would Not Be Amused, though.
Brighttail
2016-10-22 18:26:49 
The shading looks amazing. Sunlight through the window... wow.