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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


MeOwnUMeOwnU

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 20, 2010

SO DEEP ~.~

Nice art...but the story is too deep ~.~ i dont really understand it but overall nice prologue



TylerbeeTylerbee

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars June 20, 2010

Nice art

Boring story



RadinGodRadinGod

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 20, 2010

Hmm...

Pros: It was very well drawn and the music was nicely set in.
Cons: Could of used a voice to read it for you. Also the clicking to zoom in was frustrating.

Comment: redstorm211, that is kind of comment that will ultimately lead to your banishment from Newgrounds.


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Kazekage-samaKazekage-sama

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 20, 2010

Stunningly Beautiful

The concept itself is amazingly unique, but I have good feel about the story as well. This is just awesome. Music is swell, matching the dark and brooding tone, so is the art, very well done. I take my hat off to you. What did you use to create the art scenes? Was it an application you used directly on your computer or did you scan it in after drawing them? I need to know. This is just magnificent. It is sure to make history!


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UrnightmareUrnightmare

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 20, 2010

EX-A-LENT

first off your amazing art and presentation really gives the feel of a grim, monotonous world. just work on the font size and it should be great


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