I haven't done batch comics in a while since the last few ones had major background replacement. These ones were pretty simple. The first one had the most work done, but even that didn't involve too much editing.
The Melancholy of Saber Lily Part 24This was somewhat inspired by the John Woo action movie, "Face/Off". At least the title is... I've been wanting to do this sequence for a while since I've been borrowing the original Saber's alternate face on Saber Lily for so long. It's time she gets her face back!
The crying face is of course, Mikuru's, the first picture you see in this post. I was going to place the face directly... but the face was actually too big on Saber Lily's head. No standardized face sizes in Figma...
Thus, Mikuru's face had to be imposed in Photoshop. The above photo is what it originally looked like. Oh and I borrowed a bit of Yunamon's effects for the comic above. His 4koma is quite inspiring ^_^
The Melancholy of Saber Lily Part 25Yup, gotta cater to the fujoshi community as well, lol. Though I dunno if what Yuki's doing at the end is even reality or not ^^; This comic was based on the dialogue between Haruhi and Saber Lily in the previous comic post and fueled by FatBastard's comment on Figure.FM. Yuki was added later on to complete the 4 panels... It's something Yaku would've wanted ^_^
Not much to say here... I was pretty much trying to take the photos so that their imaginary "appendage" is either blocked or not visible. Oh yeah, I did borrow that line from Baka Tsuki's translation of the Haruhi novels. It seemed appropriate. ^_^
"In other words" inspired an idea. Well the idea was there before I came up with this title, but it's definitely something I'll do in the future.
The Melancholy of Saber Lily Part 26This whole thing about GN Archer being a female mecha and the tentacle monster came about around last winter when they first showed GN Archer and how feminine it looked. This idea was inspired by WiseFreeman who did a post on GN Archer a long time ago. I remember I commented on how there should be a GN Archer doujinshi ^.^ Haven't seen one yet, so I decide to make my own :P
I pretty much spoiled the tentacle vs GN Archer action in my last post... but I didn't spoil the appearances by Saber Lily and Haruhi. They were part of the plan, but weren't revealed til now! I cracked up just from the dialogue going on in the last (lily) panel XD
The 4koma below is the rejected pile. I was going to do two versions with the GN Archer, but I felt it was too redundant and went with the one with the lily panel ending. Since I saved the other one already, you might as well take a look... It's weak, I know -_-
I like the title better, but it was a bit too long to fit in the comic anyway :P Which one did you like better?
All of these 4koma are on The Melancholy of Saber Lily site of course. I've been putting them there and surprised anyone who've been visiting that with new comics even though I haven't made this post yet.
So how was the 100th post? It included guro (face removing), yuri and even yaoi! Catering to everyone's tastes... XD