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Rated PG for brief mild language. But you knew that. >.>

So there's this local foundation scholarship thing that asks students to submit proposals for projects they'd like to do over a five-month period, and if the student is chosen as a finalist, they actually do the project and get a chance to compete against the other finalists for the scholarship. And I sent off a proposal for a project to create and self-publish a thirty-two page comic book in that amount of time, but when I wasn't notified of anything on Friday November 6 (the day the finalists were supposed to be announced), I figured I hadn't gotten it. So, since I suddenly had all this free time, I slacked off on all my obligations (portfolio, "Madness Love", etc.), figuring I'd have time to do it later.

...Apparently they just notified me a week late.

So now I've been rushing like mad trying to get this $#^@ thing scripted so I can start the pencils so I can start the inks so I can start the coloring and start driving myself insane, and so OF COURSE I've been afflicted with horrible writer's block, so I released my frustrations like so. Spanky because he's the protagonist of the story (the whole issue is gonna be a collection of short stories strung together) I'm currently stuck on, and ~hot-choc's beloved Hevvin the psychotic unicorn because one of my top motivators towards Cartoon Excellence is her wonderful Warrior U story "Harv The Second", and so while trying desperately to think of what to write next, I'm constantly staring at pictures of Hevvin...and he's just staring back...

Apologies to everyone I owe art to, and everyone waiting for page 11 of "Madness Love". :( I'm gonna be wrapped up with this for a while.

"Warrior U" is © ~hot-choc
"Madness in a Box" is © me.
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:iconyassmash:
YasSmash Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't get enough of your comics. You need a show. keep it up
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
Aw, thank you so much!
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mariatamayothewierdo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
XD hehehehhehe teehee
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:iconcrackpotcomics:
CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Artist
:XD: Thanks!
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mariatamayothewierdo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
haha no problem
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cupofblacksyrup Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I seriously fell out of my chair because of this!:ohnoes:........:rofl:
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student Artist
I hope you didn't hurt yourself. :XD:
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:iconcupofblacksyrup:
cupofblacksyrup Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Nah, I'm fine:meow:
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ybfan666 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
LMAO!! :rofl:
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Artist
:XD:
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halfeatencandybars Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Artist
First off, congrats on the scholarship thing! Secondly, like hot-choc said, and like I've said before (for I am a broken record): PACE YOURSELF. You'll be fine. Trust me. Because I knows stuffs.

Anyway, I really like this picture. Spanky is love. :heart:
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Artist
You may know stuffs, but I know me, and that means that this is going to turn into the most hectic and stressful rush job the world has ever seen. >.< Especially since I'm now two weeks behind schedule, the first week because of the fact that they waited a week to tell me I'd gotten it, and the second week because I'm taking a week longer than planned to finish this $%&# script.
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halfeatencandybars Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Artist
Fine. Then stress yourself out. I'm sure that'll help.
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Student Artist
...Well, though you can't actually tell from my comments, I've actually been really mellowed out about this project for a few days now. >.> I blame having already missed one deadline for that (it's like "Hey, I'm already behind, so why bother?"). But you've seen how long Madness Love has taken/is taking me since I didn't have any tangible pressure on me to do it. With this thing, I'm not going to have a bunch of people calling me up demanding that I have certain parts of it done at certain times, so I have to provide the pressure myself if I'm going to get anything done. >.< So creating a semi-stressful environment is the only guarantee that I might finish on time, and even that hasn't been working...
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halfeatencandybars Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Artist
:( I'm sorry.

Eh, and yeah, I can't really tell from your comments; the downside of internet communication, I guess.
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Student Artist
No need to apologize; I was also wording the comments really "psycho-[beaver]-under-pressure"-like, so there's no reason that I'd changed from that mindset.

But I did finally finish the thumbnailing just now, and even though I've got a lot of stuff to edit and revise (especially dialogue...geez, some of that stuff is really hard to read), I feel kinda-sorta like I maybe accomplished something.
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halfeatencandybars Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Artist
Well, that's good. :)
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hot-choc Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Artist
XDD haha poor spanky...
take a deep breath and pace your self
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Artist
The problem is, I generally work at a snail's pace. ^^; So I have to speed myself up to make sure I can meet my deadlines. But still, thank you!
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Student Writer
I'm sorry for this sudden problem! :pat: Hopefully you can get it all done; you are awesome, after all. Anyway, I can honestly say this is one of the best pictures of a unicorn torturing a bunny that I've ever seen, so nice work! :thumbsup:=D
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Artist
...question, do you know of any other pictures of a unicorn torturing a bunny? And if so, where can I find them? :XD:
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Writer
...No. No I do not. :no: Though yeah, now I want some too...
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
But you have more that 4 months to do that, right? If so, theres no need to be in such a hurry, since you have plenty of time, and you have proven to be a talented writer/artist, so this task shouldnt be too big for you (and besides, under pressure those blocks last longer than usual, so you have to relax in order to them to go away).
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Artist
Yeah, I know...it's just that I know that if I don't start pressuring myself at the beginning, I'm going to slack off for weeks at a time and throw myself completely off-schedule. >.< Thankfully I've almost got the scripting done...though I was supposed to have finished that a week ago.
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Understood, i used to have the same problem, until i failed a whole semester at college...

Im guessing because of the block, right?
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Artist
Yeah...I never really realized before how hard it is to write on command. ^^; Probably because my other comics I've only written when I felt like it, rather than when I was told to write them.
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Well, for me, when your work that way, you end up with something that isnt as good as you want, but the challenge on it makes it much more satisfiying.

Anyway, good luck with that, and hope to see a new MiaB page soon :)
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