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Jun 12, 2010 | 7:21 PM EDT
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***VIEWING IN FULLSCREEN STRONGLY RECOMMENDED***

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The Boy with Nails for Eyes is an independent motion comic, set in a grimy, grey little seaside town trapped by a brick-and-iron wall of factories. The story follows a young boy as he undertakes a quest that will draw him to the town's knotted heart, and into the domain of the shadowy hunger that stalks its streets.

The prologue tells of the days, unknown years ago, when a murder of crows swarmed upon the town. Haunted by their cries from daybreak to dark, the townsfolk experience strange visions...

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The story is best viewed in FULLSCREEN MODE, so that the text is clearly legibile without having to use the zoom function. Full instructions on viewing the story are given in the loading screen.

A lofi version of the comic, featuring the images and text only, is available on my website (www.basement-garden.co.u k), which is linked from my profile. Also available are wallpapers and music downloads, plus the next chapter of the story itself (I'll be posting a Newgrounds version of this fairly soon, but my focus at the moment is on a comic commission, and on getting the art for the third chapter finished!)

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Really pleased with the response so far - thanks to everyone for the encouragement and feedback. [In fact, I'm now quite overwhelmed by the level of response - thanks again to everyone who reviewed, whether you liked it or not. And cheers to Newgrounds for featuring this! I'll try to reply to everyone but I can't promise I will - if you really want to get an answer, the best idea is to email me through my website.]

I always intended the comic to be viewed fullscreen (I even considered making it obligatory, or automatically going to fullscreen when the comic starts, but I don't like that idea any more than, probably, anyone else does), but I do hear everyone on the text.

Later stages of the story will be a little heavier on the text (which is why I had to go for a small font size from the get-go) so in all honesty I think the text may well stay as it is, for the sake of consistency (and at the risk of pissing off a few people). Again, I *strongly* suggest *fullscreen viewing*, if the text is too small for you; unfortunately the highest file dimensions allowed by Newgrounds is even smaller than the original file dimensions(1060px/745px), so for this reason fullscreen is an even better idea from my point of view.

Cheers

S

Reviews


JackdabombJackdabomb

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 12, 2010

Great

An intriguing and cool comic. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next one :)


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shngrdnr responds:

Cheers!


DubbiDubbi

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 12, 2010

Fantastic!

Easily, one of the best videos I have seen on newgrounds. The art was incredible -- beautiful, detailed and mesmerizing. The effort on your part must have been immense. But it wasn't just the art that was great -- the poetry, too, was marvelous. You have a way with words, and the imagry in the poem did much to illustrate the mood. The plot was intriguing, and I'm dying to know what happens in the war. I honestly can not wait for the sequel. Thank you, shngrdnr, for the enchanting experience.


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shngrdnr responds:

You're welcome, and thanks!


DominatrisManifestoDominatrisManifesto

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 12, 2010

Slowly Sang to My Heart

This became one of my favorites as soon as it started. I did not even have to finish it to love it. I really enjoyed the style. Not sure what the name of that style is but I know I love it. The music and sound effects were fantastic and fitted perfectly with the story. The art was magnificent and the poetry made this movie.

You have a great talent. This is something that I would be very proud of to have created. I hope to see more like this. Really a work of art!


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shngrdnr responds:

Ha - not sure of the name myself. 'Multimedia' it's been called, I guess, but that's just another way of saying 'pretty much anything that works'. You should check out Dave McKean, if you like my drawings - that guy can really send them into orbit - and thanks!