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.




Amazing Job

The artwork was nothing short of amazing. Complete in every detail. I was especially impressed by the appearance of the war machines. Nice atmosphere giving the People no faces. I don't know why, but It really created a nice environment for me that was grungy, yet attractive and curious.

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Simply art.
I can't wait for a continuation of this; great work, and good luck!

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Rarely do we see such art on this site.

I am in awe at the level of time, effort, and serious, true artistry that went into making this. You can see it in all of its workings, and I applaud it wholeheartedly. This is what it means to be exploring the media in which you work, in this case combining animation with comics. This was deep in a very real sense, and I believe that you really worked hard to make something extremely noticeable and noteworthy. So, I give you props for going above and beyond what we expected from anyone here.

The physical artwork was absolutely gorgeous as well. Truly, a marvel.

(There were some problems with the pacing at some points, but this is an explorative art form, I'll leave that be. The ending worked better pacing-wise, just for the record.)


From the minute I saw the first frame, I was hooked. The art is absolutely beautiful, and the story is shaping up very well! I can't wait to read the rest of these.

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Ahhh! giant robotic churches!

Good story
Great visuals
But it looks like you couldn't choose between a written passage and a comic. Tell me or show me, not half and half.

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4.18 / 5.00

Jun 12, 2010
7:21 PM EDT