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Jan 8, 2011 | 4:57 AM EST

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The first part of the story is also available on Newgrounds or my website (the second is in a slightly higher resolution, since there's no filesize issue there). Both are linked through my profile, or just go to:


The Boy with Nails for Eyes is an independent motion comic. The story is set in a grimy, grey little seaside town trapped by a brick-and-iron wall of factories. It 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.

In this chapter, the central character of the story, Bobby, sleeps - and a series of strange dreams drips through him.


The story is best viewed in FULLSCREEN MODE, but the text is larger than in past chapters so it should be easier to read without going fullscreen. 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 at my site ( k).




Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's good, but...

... it's nowhere near what the others delivered.

Though I must say the art is still nice, and the music was beuatifully incorporated, the whole piece seemed far too long and slow when compared to the previous installments.

The visual presentation was far lighter in colour and thus also in tone, and while that's not a bad thing per se, I was more engaged by the darker and more sporadic visuals of the first two.

It seems you're getting a lot of praise, which is well deserved, but this one didn't deliver what I have come to enjoy in your work. However, if I am correct in my assumptions, this was just a dream sequence, and the original tone will return in the next chapter.

I hope I don't come across as too negative, you're still doing great.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Bravo!!. i like the music and the poetic history.

I like this, more...poetic, but good, and see more use of animation tools here. And the sng is very good to 10/10.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

too amazing!

it`s so much more, than just a simple flash comic/movie. It`s so atmospheric, feels like being in a crazy fairytale or wicked dream! that`s absolutely high class art of the 21 millenium


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You sir....

Are a genius!!!
This chapter was longer and really artistic i loved it so much!
You destined for great things man.
If i could give 100000000000000 i would give that much and more. :)

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks very much indeed Jack, glad you liked it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

just so amazing

That was great just like all the others. Can't wait for the next.

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks kup - I'll try to make sure you're not waiting so long this time round