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Jul 10, 2010 | 5:34 AM EDT

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***STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: WATCH IN FULLSCREEN***

***ALSO RECOMMENDED: WATCH THE FIRST PART BEFORE THIS ONE***
The first part of the story is also available on Newgrounds or my website, both linked through my profile.

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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 chapter introduces the central character of the story, and relates a life changing event that happened to him several weeks ago...

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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.

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A quick note on the text, since a few people have mentioned this before. 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), which is the size at which the text is comfortably legible.

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. There is a click-zoom function, in case it's desired.

And enjoy!

Cheers

S

Reviews


ProudWolfProudWolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice man

Again it was verry nice. Its amazing that you did all that by yourself, the drawings the poetic ambiance , the story and all. Keep up the good work mate.



JackdabombJackdabomb

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Again

The way the story unfolds is amazing, and the eeriness is tangible but intriguing. Keep up the good work.


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CTM222CTM222

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing

Your writing is superb. Your artwork matches perfectly. Reading this reminds me of some of Alan Moore's work, the way the panel illustration is used to bring a second meaning to the words (eg. the kiss being a peck with the crow imagery).

I can easily imagine this as a book,


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HemfrikHemfrik

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'll keep an eye on the portal, that's for sure!

This is a series I will follow excitedly for as long as it goes on, no doubt about that. I went back and read my review of the first one, and I feel I don't have much to add.
The lack of a narrator is not really an issue here, at least not worth mentioning.
I also liked how the overall colorless style became such a standard to the eyes, that the mere sight of color popped out like a visual scream. Beautiful.
Not every day I hand out tens, but this is just great.


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machp1machp1

Rated 0 / 5 stars

weird

it was F*CKING ANNOYING THE BELLL CANT U MAKE SOMETHING GOOOOD???????
I MEAN THAT THIS SUCKS AND IS HELL ANNOYING ARGH