I loved the artwork in this, its so extraordinary! like nothing newgrounds should be hosting. this is way to awesome!
Im definitely voting 5!
I wasn't sure at first if I would be willing to go through the whole thing. However, as soon as I started I was drawn in. Everything about it was great. The art, the music, the transitions, the overall atmosphere... Since the Prologue was this good I cannot wait to see the rest.
Cheers Zandrake, preciate it!
Some nice art
I like how you took a classic Tim Burton underdog character and started to give him a neat back story, it was a shame it ended too quickly though which was ironic as i found the general plot to unravel too slowly for my tastes; but it built atmospeare to what i hope to be an insightful story about one of my favorite poems. I also was quite impressed with you optional use of zooming into panels, which i found quite cool and handy.
Overall some pretty art and some subtle music justifies an 8 for your high grade work.
Actually Blackmage, I wasn't aware of the Tim Burton poem until after I started the story (which is a little embarassing, as I'm a Burton fan). A good friend mentioned it, and I panicked that the poem might be too similar to what I had planned - I was relieved that it's title was slightly different, and that it didn't have quite the same features (aside from the obvious) as my story. The actual inspiration came from lots of different source - the Tool video for 'Sober', a painting someone did at my school when I was sixteen, which I thought was brilliant, and never quite forgot - the list goes on...
As to the slow unfolding - it's going to be a long story. I reckon there's going to be around eighteen parts to bring the thing to its conclusion, and I've sketched out rough outlines for a sequel, as well. The action'll get upped as the story progresses, so see what you reckon in the future.
Experimental YAY!!!!, i like mutch the art, the text, and the music, really, is one very good job, and the sounds good. In short this is AWEASOME
5/5 10/10. I wait for the second part
This is beautiful. Its like a poem with artwork, and it is very well written. You have planted the seed of a piece of work that will blossom, and I hope you nurture this story well and let it go to its full potential. Now the only I found odd was the title, I mean once you got to Plato's quote you could see what it stood for, but the ordinary person would think it was literally a boy with nails as his eyes. I am not marking you down though because it is only the cover of the story, and doesn't matter.
Thanks Guy - the boy will make an appearance in future chapters, no worries!