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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


shairn333shairn333

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AMAZING

The artwork is beautiful, the atmosphere is well executed, the story is captivating and very well told. this is truly a masterpiece.


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lankymeisterlankymeister

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant, in more ways than one

I can spend all day commenting on the artistic style and overall layout, that much is obviously great. However, the writing and poetic rhythm is frikin awesome!! Really well-done, although i have no idea whats going on (or what will happen) but thats irrelevant...erm, that murder of crows turning into war is awesome...very good! :D


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BarshakBarshak

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Drew me and reminded me so much of Neil Gaiman

Great art and narrative, reminded me greatly of Gaiman's work all the way up until the giant cathedral men, then it reminded me of watching the summoning of Alexander the first time in Final Fantasy.

Excellent work, and the story leaves it quite open for interpretation so far for the audience, which I thoroughly appreciate.

I look forward to seeing the rest of the story, thank you for sharing it.



FunkyouFunkyou

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very very good , but

Very very good , but it was little bit too boring,still:
animations 10/10
music 11(amazing soundtrack)/10
concept 10/10.

Really very good and mature project,NG lacks authors like you indeed :)


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TheBigHeroTheBigHero

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Edgar Allen Poe would applaud you!

Even though he probably never saw a comic in his life, if he were alive today, he would have thought he unknowingly took you under his wing at one time, and taught you his way of telling a story! Hope the coming chapters are just as good!


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