Boy with Nails for Eyes

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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...


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!)


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.





i dont get it? what is this about. what does this have to do with nails yo.


the sound effects were perfact, the music was amazeing
and the art work was a masterpeice

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The art work is magnificent, the transistions were perfect, and the poems in the captions just overwhelmed me.


The artwork is just ridiculously good, and I love the story to it. The beginning was almost too poetic for me, or it just didn't sink in.. MY brain is probably destroyed from answering 1000 multiple choice questions the past two days...

Anyways, the artwork. I'm just left speechless by it it. And I particularly like the last song towards the end of the prologue. How random it seemed to sound it was just perfect to put you in the mood.

The full screen mode also worked fantastically, I just wish while zoomed you could move the page around with the mouse, but it isn't that big of a nuisance.

I'm anxiously waiting for the whole thing!

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Just wow

It was absolutely magnificent. I couldn't imagine it done any better than you had laid it out, and I am already loading chapter one anxiously. If all your work is as great as this, I expect to see many more things this well executed.

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4.18 / 5.00

Jun 12, 2010
7:21 PM EDT