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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


botcatmanbotcatman

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

damn

just damn awsome



AntieMakiAntieMaki

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

Masterpeice

This is a real Masterpeice!
More that just the crappy jokes of other flashsubmions in front site!
Awesome



yokomesoyokomeso

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

SUSPENSE!

GREAT artwork

Giants made of the most powerful things in our current world: Cities

I really want to see this whole series through! *For some reason giant robots attract my attention more*



TypicalUsernameTypicalUsername

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

I was expecting the Tim Burton character....

But what I got instead was a stylish, well spoken tale that needs to be finished.
I must say though, that while the textualised version makes the story tangible, remobing the text would leave a wonderously ethereal, and curiously motivating series of stills...
OK fine... really I'm just lazy and the zoom/click broke the flow a tad...
Barely even a gripe though, loved it.



ImuraLCeeNImuraLCeeN

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

awe inspiring brilliance

truly you are on of you that captures readers in a world unlike I have aver heard a true masterpiece your works should be published bravo and just speechless