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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 5 / 5 stars

Once More

You have yet to stop amazing me with this story. It's presentation was as always incredible, and as it slowly begins to unravel itself its plot begins only to be more and more intense and awe-inspiring.

Wonderful work yet again.

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks Cyryn, really appreciate it!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very nice story

the story was really good i believe but i found it hard to follow, for me it was how the sentences were presented. over all it was amazing just a little tweaking on presentation but still it was great!

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks Rabbit - sorry you found the word placement hard to follow, glad you enjoyed it in any case


Rated 5 / 5 stars


As with the others i really liked this, i liked the story told in his dream, the bitter sweet freedom of the puppets death makes you think. I also really liked your writing on how the laughter hurt him, really nice ideas. Only thing i'd say is it was a tad shorter than i'd hoped. Looking forward to the next one!
Oh and i LOVE the music

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks very much Pied - I'm going to be putting the soundtrack on Youtube - I'll have to give you a shout when it's all up!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Once again the artwork was brilliant. I enjoyed the way you transitioned through the artistic styles. From the illuminated manuscript style in the beginning to the more stylized line art of the puppet-master.

shngrdnr responds:

Cheers WhatNick - very glad you liked the transitions, they took a lot of work to get right


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Once again, a true work of art. I think I've said this every time but this is truly deserving of a 10. Eagerly anticipating the sequels. Well done once again :)

shngrdnr responds:

Thanks very much!