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The Sugar Claws: I-VII

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Well it's been a while since Cooljaw: Dreaming Darkly ended, and I finally had time to begin working on a story I've held onto for a while.

Although the story, characters, and art style are different than Cooljaw, it inhabits the same universe, and shares similar themes. The programming was redone as well, so you may close dialogue windows if you wish to view the art with a bit more clarity.

A new comic will be released every month, ending with a special edition just in time for the halloween contest.

I sincerely thank you for your continued support, and I profusely apologize for the wait.
- Celx

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Caught me off gaurd

It did indeed. As soon as the story started I knew something was wrong, you did this very well, just by the way you used your words it created the exact atmosphere I'm sure you aimed for. Then, when my worst fear was realised, I was actually more disturbed then when I watched Downfall last night (66th anniversary of Hitler's death). I anticipate the progress of this story very much and to see how The Sugar Claw's play into what she was doing :)

Celx-Requin responds:

You won't need to wait long, I'm gonna finish the whole comic next month!

Thanks for the review man!
- Celx

Please please

please change the fonts. It was so very hard to read this.

Celx-Requin responds:

Sadly I can't if I'm going to make the deadline for the halloween contest :(
Thanks for both of your reviews though!
- Celx

Quite unexpected

-Just when I thought you didn't use color you suprise me by using pink. But I think it makes it even more menacing. Pretty much the same interface that i'm used to seeing from you so it was easy to navigate through. Being able to pull back the text boxes to see the art is a nice addition too.

-The frame with vomit was pretty ingenious as it made me chuckle a bit even though it's a little gross. It made me notice the importance of text in the drawings too. The beginning is different than what I expected but you've never dissapointed in a good story.

-Review Request Club

Celx-Requin responds:

The forthcoming comics in this series have easter eggs hidden in the panels too!
I wanted to make everything in this follow up, better than "Cooljaw"

Anyway thanks for the review!
- Celx

Font is hard to read

"Oh my, this is... pink!" was my first thought after loading up this comic. I really hope nobody is confused or turned off by this colour scheme, since after the first few panels it becomes clear that this isn't any sort of "girly stuff" about ponies or something like that, but in fact I can already sense the horrors that may appear in later episodes, heh.

I think you should try out a less fancy font, since it was very hard to read sometimes. I understand that the font is part of the concept (it fits surprisingly well to the colour scheme), but for a better readability I would really appreciate if you could use a slightly different font.

{ Review Request Club }

Celx-Requin responds:

Although I feel the characters in this story are more sympathetic, and affable than the characters in Cooljaw, this isn't going to be "girly comic".

I can assure you of that, and in some ways I feel the story may end up being darker than Cooljaw.

About the font I'm sure people will get used to it, frankly I don't have the time to go back and change the lettering if I want to meet the deadline for the halloween contest.

So I hope people will understand :)
Thanks for the review!
- Celx

Looks great

This was actually pretty nice. The only real problem I encountered here is I am not used to reading real fancy cursive like that. I understood most of it but wow it took me a bit to read some of the images. Maybe next time you could possibly make it a little less fancy looking for users who can not always read cursive. I used to be able to do real fancy hand writing and I still do sometimes but I rarely do that anymore.

The art here was spectacular and I liked how it was simply shades of pink only. Kind of puts emphasis on the title since you would want to see soft and nice things if the title were like that right? The song you put with this was mostly fitting for the storyline at play here so that was good I think.

Overall, nice artwork, fancy handwriting. Could maybe auto make it to where it goes to the next frame after a few seconds so users can read it and then go to the next frame, would be good I think.

Review Request Club

Celx-Requin responds:


I've thought about adding an auto-play feature, the problem is the time it would take to do, and the size of the finished product.

I'm not sure i should change the font either, because I feel people will probably get used to the writing as the story progresses.

Thanks for the review though!
- Celx