3.III.08 Devil's Advocate 12

March 4th, 2011, 12:01 am

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Gibson Twist, March 1st, 2011, 9:28 pm

Chapter 8 ends.

I have one last comic to plug in my month of plugs, and all I can really say about it is LESBIANS!! LESBIANS!! LESBIANS!! ALL YOU NEED ARE LESBIANS!!! Go read Nena Dee's Heard at http://heard-comic.com/ or at its Smack Jeeves site http://heard.smackjeeves.com/

Now that I've plugged a bunch of the comics I think deserve more attention, I'm going to turn the tables around and say to everyone, plug a comic YOU think deserves more attention! It can be your own, if you have one, or just one you read. Include a short description (no more than a paragraph, please) and while you're at it take a few moments to check out some of the other recommended titles.

And while you're at it, make sure to click through on one or two of the comics you see advertising on the site. When the advertisers do well, Pictures of You does well, so reading them is supporting us!

One final note on the comics I've been recommending...I've tried to make sure they were all comics that had been around a while and were still posting new material. A lot of my favourite webcomics have stopped updating, even one or two of the ones I've recommended, which is an unfortunate commonality in the industry. I hope my reasons for not showcasing dead comics is obvious enough.

Now, recommend away!

User Comments:

peanutbutterpancakes, March 4th, 2011, 12:14 am

Yep... dang you alexander! You ruined all my hope of you being a good person...

AJ_189 (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 12:16 am

DAMMIT Alexander! I knew he'd never let Patrick see that note, but part of me was hoping I was wrong and he'd stop being a douche.

Drendar (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 12:25 am

Vindicated and it feels so good
This pleases me, no woobie-ness, no worries about not being able to hate characters properly, I have my cut and dry "this character is a douche" and that was all I needed, thank you kindly.

TCGC (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 12:47 am

In a surprising twist of fate, Christo comes from behind Alexander and plunges a steak knife right into his spine, letting him down slowly whilst whispering, "shh, go to sleep...go to sleep."

If only.

Nah, that's too harsh.

everlasting-insanity, March 4th, 2011, 12:50 am

Oh man, I knew he'd do that... but I really wished he wouldn't. I don't like where this is going at all (emotionally for me I mean, storywise it is awesome).

As for comics that I think deserve more attention, I would have to say Hemlock. It's about a witch and her new familiar who live in a giant snail. The art is super neat and it's also pretty funny as well as having an interesting story.
Can be found here: http://hemlock.smackjeeves.com/

Oh yeah, and Pictures of You also deserves like a bajillion more readers, because it's fantastic, just saying. I've been slowly getting all my friends to read it.

reverendjack, March 4th, 2011, 1:05 am

wow... he could've just thrown it away. instead, he went pyro.

Uncle Nutsy (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 1:19 am


i was going to withhold judgement regarding Alexander, but now it's quite clear he's not just a douche, but a control freak that feeds off peoples' strife.

he's doing the classic divide and conquer strategy that all abusers do. and the scary thing is his way of doing things is psychological instead of physical.

I forsee slugger doing a round two on this guy.

H0lyhandgrenade, March 4th, 2011, 1:27 am

*points* EVIL!

When I did that to a sheet of paper my arm caught on fire. Damn those things burn quickly.

... Paper. ... Not arms.

Guest, March 4th, 2011, 2:23 am

I actually hate him..

reboundcomic, March 4th, 2011, 2:47 am

Since I have your permission, I will post my own. It is called Rebound. The basic premise is that the main character loses his job and his girl and must REBOUND. Stories center on his newly single life, his new job as a teacher, his heavy metal band and his friends.

nitecreature, March 4th, 2011, 2:51 am

geez..burning it was a bit much lol

Ben (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 3:44 am

Dear Alex,
Go fucking die.

On hat note, I'd like to plug, not my own (because I have no talent), but one of my favored webcomics that people may have heard of:

Girl Genius, a webcomic where you follow Agatha Clay as she journeys through a steampunk-esque land discovering things both good and bad about herself along the way.

The_Hankerchief, March 4th, 2011, 4:58 am

Yep. I thought so. What an ass.

By the way, if we're plugging good comics, if you're into western/supernatural stuff drawn in anime, you're not gonna get much better than Mayelv's Wanted: Dead or Dead? It's got undead people, monsters, cowboys and the whole nine yards. Very good read.


Also, there's another one (which is not part of SmackJeeves, but a good one nonetheless), called Misfile. I could explain it, but it'd just be better if you just read it. Excellent read.


Dreaming (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 5:12 am

No need for Bushido at noneedforbushido.com. Watching his artwork and writing progression throughout the years has been awesome, and the story is very engaging. He tends to update in spurts or slowly, but I think fans of the comic can live with that as the quality of his artwork is just gorgeous.

Daniel Jackson (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 5:48 am

Runs in the Family
It would appear that both brother and sister have a weakness for abusive relationships. The first symptom is the isolation from friends and family. Patrick is so holier-than-thou that he can't see how much he's like his sister.

It'd be nice to explore their family of origin. Moms and Daddums must be a treat in and of themselves.

BlinkyTheRed, March 4th, 2011, 5:49 am

Hey, here I was stalking you, and you were SNEAKILY PLUGGING ME! You silly man you should have let me know. haha.

I much appreciate the linkage!

And my commentary on the page: OH SNAAAP!! I thought that everyone was misunderstanding Alexander, but I guess he's a douche!

There were a lot of accusations regarding him being a mooch or whatever, but we didn't actually SEE much of it at all. So I thought everyone was making a mountain out of a molehill.

But oh mah gawd. I'm quite intrested to see where this goes.

(I promise I'll update soon.. especially now that you plugged me. I'm SO NAUGHTY.)

Guest, March 4th, 2011, 6:24 am

They should really get that leaky faucet fixed.

Indigo (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 7:21 am

Sigh. Alexander.
I was hoping you were really just an insecure guy but now we have proof you're a manipulative coq d'merde.

I hope somebody realizes that since they already think Alex is playing Patrick that they're gonna have to try reaching him some other way if they're gonna reach him at all.

As for webcomics, I have a journal commic at orchidcolouredglasses.blogspot.com which is mainly me postinhg a cartoon and a blog post about whatever's on my mind at any given point in time.

Chir (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 7:47 am

Sugar Daddy...
He just doesn't want anyone coming between him and his sugar daddy.

Zhai, March 4th, 2011, 7:49 am

Aww Alexander, you son of a bitch >(

Jeffko (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 8:42 am

*low whistle*
What really gets me about Alex's behaviour is the thoroughness of it. If he'd simply crumpled up the letter and tossed it, he would still be a douche, but more nonchalant than insidious, like it would be more about him not caring about Patrick's friends than actually pulling a divide-and-conquer play. The panel that focuses on his face as he watches the letter burn is very telling. This guy has a plan and he won't let anything get in his way.

Leonardhbrown (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 8:53 am

I wonder if Patrick will get the same sympathy that Melanie got, or if he's already burned that bridge. Burned bridges, burned letters...hmmmm

Maritza (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 9:16 am

What a dick >:(

Opening it was bad enough, but this is just plain douchery.

xkrazydog, March 4th, 2011, 9:17 am

I find it ridiculous that patrick doesnt even realize his fuck buddy is a douchebag.
i mean, atleast andy is a nice man-whore.
Alexander is just unlikeable in every way.

Guest, March 4th, 2011, 11:06 am

I'm often amazed at people's inability to judge a person's proper character and so this falls within the "mirroring reality" category.

SpiralPen, March 4th, 2011, 12:58 pm

His eyes... .-.
The way he always looked at Patrick always made him seem so distant and controlling.
Like a puppeteer.
And after he read the note, it wasn't like he freaked out or got enraged, he just casually burned it and walked away. He's so collected, I can't help but feel as though he's plotting something all the time. It just seems too sinister to be driven by raw emotion. He wants something.

Edit: Amazing Comic Plug:
Read it NOW!!

reverendjack, March 4th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Oh yeah, comic plug -
This is a *still-currently-updating* comic I check in on >> http://mylifewithfel.smackjeeves.com
I'm not into the whole 'furry' thing by any means - but this comic is so intensely weird that I overlook the fact that the main character is an anthromorphowhatever. The artist/writer changes the art style around a lot, in very uncommon but interesting ways. At times it reminds me a little of tank girl, when Jamie Hewlett was doing a lot of drugs and messing with different mediums. Words.

Onyxlight, March 4th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Oh Alexander...you have done it now...sighs

Ok I feel this entire situation is the true "beginning of the end" I have a feeling this is where it all started to fall apart for them as a group...

Can't wait for more and excellent non-use of dialog...pictures do indeed say a thousand words ^_^

Nedra (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 2:26 pm

I knew he was going to do it but I kept hoping I was wrong. Fuckin bastard. Everything is going to hell now.

And the comic I think needs more traffic is 8:1 by B Duffy. Honestly I read a lot of webcomics, and though the plot isn't dramatic and nothing overtly sad happens it is definitely the one that touches my heart the most. Anyone can relate to the two main characters, Charles and Mary. The comic shows the in between period that no one talks about: between graduation from college and an actual career. It's just two young adults in Chicago trying to figure out their place in the world.

Skylan2021 (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Maybe Alexander Isn't a Bad Guy
I am gonna defend Alexander. I still believe he's an alright person. Alexander is pretty anti-social. He doesn't enjoy being in large groups of people. So the only things he knows about Patrick's friends, are what Patrick tells him. Which very well might be nothing at all. I cant imagine why Patrick would talk to Alexander about his friends in any context unless he was complaining about them. Patrick really only acknowledges the darker places. I think we could argue (I am anyway) that Alexander is burning this note to protect Patrick from being hurt anymore. Even if Patrick disagrees, Alexander might genuinely believe that this is helping him. Why wouldn't he? All Patrick does is complain about people when they're together, when otherwise Patrick could enjoy his time with Alexander more (that's how he sees it anyway). Track record is him complaining about Devon, Andy, Melanie, maybe even Kara too (which could explain why Alexander no longer talks to her). Im not taking any of this at face value just yet. Im trying to think about what we know about the characters already before I analyze their bad decisions.

amiko_16, March 4th, 2011, 4:00 pm


Doom (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 4:12 pm

I find it very ironic how very quickly the rolls changed in this whole situation. Melanie who was the one in a bad relationship gets out from under it and Patrick who was ragging on her about it the whole time now finds himself in the same damn situation and doesnt even realize it yet can't wait to see where this is going hehe

Helix_luco, March 4th, 2011, 4:38 pm

auugh, s-so many wonderful comics to plug~
i'll limit myself to one; Hark, a Vagrant, in honor of all the times it's made me start grinning broadly in history class, unnerving everyone who happens to see.

gun21, March 4th, 2011, 8:52 pm


Person (Guest), March 4th, 2011, 10:50 pm

I love this storyline though, the conflict is just so great.

phllybeef, March 5th, 2011, 10:00 am

Just watch his face. That's what makes is freaky. He does it without without even a sign of concern.

Onyxlight, March 5th, 2011, 11:13 am

It recently ended but it ran for over four years so there is plenty of material there to read ^_^

The art starts out a little rough but develops quickly and spectacularly! The humor is witty and sarcastic but be warned it has more naughty time than any other comic I have read....if gender and sexuality quirks bother you I wouldn't tread here, if you have an open mind and love a good laugh click away!!


Cpt. Spiffy (Guest), March 6th, 2011, 1:34 am

I KNEW it! >I

Sarah (Guest), March 6th, 2011, 6:30 am

@ Onyxlight: Well, rough art never stopped me from reading a comic. I'll check Concession out. By far, I don't think people read "Pictures of You" for the art either.

blitz (Guest), March 6th, 2011, 10:06 pm

Seems like something Devin would do. I think enough people have pointed out the parallels between this relationship and Devin and Melanie's. Will it get abusive? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Chafecake (Guest), March 7th, 2011, 12:01 am

but why...
The real question we should be asking is why Alexander feels the need to isolate Patrick from his friends. Many people have claimed that he is simple a "douche" but we dont know why he is the way he is. What are his motives? Are they as see-through as everyone thinks or is there something else going on that we dont yet understand. I'm not saying what he did was right, but if understand him better it may put things in perspective.
I feel that people are sometimes very quick to brand others without knowing the true reasons for someone's actions.

CrazyTheatreChick, August 1st, 2011, 11:05 pm

Been reading through these for about a month or so...
DAMMIT ALEXANDER. I liked you for maybe...a second. I don't anymore. Please go throw yourself off the nearest cliff before I do it for you.

NenaMataHari, March 1st, 2018, 11:29 pm

Patrick is falling into the same hole that his sister fell into with Devin.

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