3.III.10 Devil's Trap 6

April 6th, 2011, 12:01 am

Author Comments:

Gibson Twist, April 5th, 2011, 10:49 pm

So many of you have been growing more and more anxious for the next page. How cool would it be if Pictures of You went to a Mon-Fri schedule?

User Comments:

Madock345 (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:03 am

Mon-Fri Schedule!?
Do you want to die, Twist?

lol, dad is sooo oblivious.

TCGC (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:05 am

If Pictures of You went to a Monday-Friday schedule...

Well, I honestly can't find a way to express how stoked I'd be. It seems like activity increases whenever Devon is around.

Patrick's snapping, and it's awesome.

Skylan2021 (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:06 am

Wow this is a well illustrated page. Theres so much going on right now I ask myself "whats next" after every new page lol. Im actually really into your work Mr. Twist. I would always hate to see less each week, but reading your comic is a priviledge that we endulge in, so you do what you have to do. Its your choice ofcourse.

Madock345, April 6th, 2011, 12:07 am

I thought you were saying you would only update on Monday and Friday, urghh. Mon-Fri would be awsome.
Dad is still oblivious

TCGC (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:10 am

I read that as "Monday through Friday."

I'd do something that I'd later regret if you only updated twice a week.

comicgirl, April 6th, 2011, 12:22 am

I would literally leap through the computer screen...
And kiss you!!!

That's the only way I could express my joy of Pictures of You being Every Weekday!!!!

I'm pulling at my hair knowing that while I was excited for this update, I have to wait 2 days. So please!

Please, please go Monday-Friday. I will love you for all of eternity!

blitz (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:26 am

Mon-Fri. I'm addicted!

ACiDNiNE (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:31 am

I also...
...thought that you meant only monday and friday, and i honestly started worrying about a few things... your sanity, for one, mostly because of exactly how much PAIN your fans would dish out to you if you made us wait even more for the drama

cy (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:36 am

how cool would monday-friday be?
so cool!

TMM (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:38 am

I'm keeping this hope that when the dad finally finds out what happened he tosses Devon out of the house himself. It seems pretty clear he doesn't know anything about what Devon did to Mel.

I mean, Devon had Melanie fooled that he loved her, how much easier would it be for him to fool her parents too?

KyledKat, April 6th, 2011, 12:41 am

Just hit the bastard already! GOD!!
Mon to Fri schedule would make my life, Mr. Twist, albeit at the cost of yours. Its not a particularly fair trade off.

Sarge (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:46 am

Updating daily would be awesome, but only if you were able to keep it up. I wouldn't want you to burn out just because I was too impatient to wait two days for updates. Ha!

When I read the comic, I can just imagine the level of noise that's present. I've been in situations like that, and by this point I would have lost it completely. Can't wait for Friday!

Michelle (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:55 am

I really hope i can see Patrick snapping, and Mel's father and Patrick chuck Devon out of the house in the meanest way.

Does Devon seriously think there won't be reprocussions to him going to Melanie? Patrick will finally get the chance of revenge Peter took from him...

Kotire, April 6th, 2011, 1:14 am

Monday - Friday
Would be really nice to see. The question is, are you up for it?
Please do not take this as a shot at your talent or ability to do so as it is not, but as both writer and artist for this comic, are you going to have the time and capacity for it as it would be a very rigorous schedule?
Again, I am not saying that you cannot do it, I just do not wish to see you burn yourself out trying to keep up. Like any 5 day a week job, it can get stressful if you immerse yourself too much into it.
The fact is, as you stated during PoYD, that it takes many hours for you to put together a page. If you go to a 5 day update, you will most likely be working 6-7 days to keep up (if my math is correct), and your sanity and well-being is more important than a 5 day/week schedule.

Kotire, April 6th, 2011, 1:22 am

I would still like to see a 5 day update. Man, Patrick is either going to punch out Devon, or his dad. OR his dad is going to say, "What do you mean? What happened?"
I would be rather shocked if he was so ignorant to the fact, but going back to the chapter where she was talking to him on the phone "http://picturesofyou.smackjeeves.com/comics/894806/3-ii-06-bruises-6/ " she never really says what happened. Mind you, we kind of appear in the middle of the conversation and have no idea how it started, but it is still a possibility.

King Anasazi, April 6th, 2011, 2:21 am

Father Issues
I could just tear that moustache off !

As for Devon... What's that "I just want to talk" ? Has never anyone taught him in this particular case what you should start with is apologizing ?

Mon-Fri schedule ? Awesome ! Finest comic on my reading list ever !

The_Hankerchief, April 6th, 2011, 2:56 am

Scratch "Ballroom Blitz", cue "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sisters. Go nuts, Patrick. Tell Dad what happened.

And Mr. Twist, if you switched to a Monday through Friday schedule, I think my head would explode from an overdose of awesome. And I'd hate to see you get arrested on manslaughter charges. haha

Kotire has a point, though. Don't do it if you're not up to it. Can't write if you go crazy, know what I mean?

TRS (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 4:42 am

Wow. I must say, I can actually feel the tension and anger in this scene. Nice writing there :) Cheers.

Sid (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 5:36 am

Mr Twist...

if you mean a Mo/Fri schedule, you would be risking a can of djihad by righteously infuriated readers. After all... you got us all addicted in the first place. You wouldn't be any better than the next corner drug pusher...

How about a Monday through Friday schedule... you'd still have the weekend off to nurse the blisters on your sore fingers and maybe get a chance to see daylight. Rachitic fingers wouldn't do us any good. :)

In all seriousness. This is a great piece of art you keep creating. When do you finally get around to publishing it? I'd sure buy it.

Li-Li, April 6th, 2011, 5:44 am


Literally, when I saw the new page on my Favorites, I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach WITH EXCITEMENT. I have NEVER felt a physical reaction to something like this before, so bravo.

H0lyhandgrenade, April 6th, 2011, 6:38 am

... Did she tell her parents that he kicked the shit out of her...?

xkrazydog, April 6th, 2011, 6:51 am

Hey, Dad. Shut up 8[.

Seagull_72 (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 6:52 am

Monday THROUGH Friday? I don't think my body could handle it. As it is, I often stay up faaaar too late waiting for my M/W/F updates! (Is it it up yet? Damn. Is it up yet? Damn. Is it up yet? Yea! Four hours to sleep. Damn.)

AdrianD (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 7:05 am

Don't Be a Tease
Pictures of You go to M-F? Yes please!

Damiano (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 7:50 am

Well, and now?
As expected, you're doing a great job! The tension is building up, the characters are charging and the commotion growing... The tap is ready to be opened. Well, so much for the christmas eve.

Leonardhbrown (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 8:25 am

Let me think about iokayyou'veconvincedme
How would I like Mon through Fri? Absolutely, I'd love it.

Oh, and Melanie and Patrick's dad? The great and wise Wil Wheaton once said "Don't be a dick." Meditate upon this wisdom. Ooooooooohmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ren (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 9:12 am

The suspense is killing me! MUST WATCH NEXT PAGE!

But on a more sane note, that sounds delightful! And impressive.

Guest, April 6th, 2011, 9:38 am

Mr Twist, if PoY went Mon-Fri... I think it would make a lot of people very happy.

Jeffko (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 9:55 am

Uh oh...
See that look Patrick's dad is giving him in the last panel? I think we're about to witness that the old man also has a violent streak to him. My money's on Patrick getting clocked, then the siblings realizing why Devon got invited in the first place: him and Dad are cut from the same cloth...

Also, Mr. Twist, M-F updates would be most welcome, although I wouldn't want you to burn yourself out!

sharpilyteeth, April 6th, 2011, 10:13 am

mon.-fri. would be AMAZING, but don't overwork yourself!

...yeah okay this dad needs to wise up.

guest (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 10:45 am

what about mom?
I feel like there's a reason mom was included in the first panel. Even if Mel never explicitly stated what happened, there had to have been clues that mom picked up on. And being a mom, I wouldn't be surprised if she was the one to diffuse the situation, while avoiding violence in her home.

J (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 10:51 am

I'm waiting for Peter to come crashing in from nowhere as he tends to do, and piss Patrick off further. :P

Monday thru Friday would be awesome if you could do it.

Master Morality (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:01 pm

He should just sock his old man.
Guy deserves it.

Esther (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:17 pm

I think it would make lots of fans happy if you could maintain a Monday thru Friday schedule. I have been addicted since randomly stumbling across your amazingly written comic. :)

Pat and Mel's dad is an ass. Why can't parents just keep their noses out of "fixing" things? It just always makes a bigger mess.

I hope patrick gets to beat Devon. He clearly didn't hear Peter's threat. He must need a refresher.

Cas (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 12:31 pm

To be perfectly honest, I would be very pleased if Pictures of You updated everyday...it would be a bright spot in a fairly drab and dreary week BUT that is not to say I'm unhappy with the schedule now. To be perfectly honest, yes I am always on the edge of my seat waiting to see what will happen but truthfully I am just happy you update at all.

So many webcomics don't even offer update schedules, and sometimes go months (or hell years) without so much as a peep...Pictures of You has a fantastic plot/story, great characters, and top notch art..AND updates regularly, you Mr.Twist...are a rare and special breed (: So..

tl;dr I'd be pleased with whatever the schedule is, so long as there isn't a cease in updates completely.

Also on this page, Patrick..look at you go, so much rage. Also, am I the only one who thinks that perhaps the father is misconstruing what Mel is saying? That he thinks she is asking for him to make Patrick leave?

lsmith2509, April 6th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Mon-Fri Schedule?!?!?!?! I would love it if this were a 5 day a week comic. I love it!

Zhai, April 6th, 2011, 2:04 pm

Omgomgomgomgomg 0.0 the tension's killing meee D8

Amonyoshu, April 6th, 2011, 2:06 pm

Do Not Proceed If...
- updating 5 times per week causes you to die from exhaustion, alcohol poisoning, lung cancer, etc.
- it makes you WANT to die from same.

Otherwise, yes please!

Los (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 2:15 pm

And he has YET to scream out "THIS ASSHOLE PHYSICALLY ABUSED YOUR DAUGHTER FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP". Hope thats in Friday's (or Thursday's? *grin*) comic.

amiko_16, April 6th, 2011, 2:45 pm

DECK HIM, MEL. Obviously he didn't get the shit kicked out of him enough.

If I could reach through the screen and strangle characters, her dad would be fucked.

NewFan (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Yes. Just yes.
It would be so awesome if you went to a Mon-Fri schedule.

SUCK IT TREBECK (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 4:18 pm


Valerie (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 4:35 pm


Glori, April 6th, 2011, 4:39 pm

A schedule like that would make my week, every week!

OHGODYES (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 5:10 pm


Foolio (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 5:36 pm

Don't do it
As much as I love PoY, I have to question the business wisdom behind mon-fri. Unless you have done your homework and you are sure that ad revenue will increase at least proportionally to your added workload, I think there's a serious chance of disappointment. If PA is any measure for success (and I think it is), then your update schedule is the sweet spot. Keep it up!

Stubby G (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 6:05 pm

I would absolutely love to see PoY every weekday. But only if you can do it without burning yourself out. I'd rather stick with 3 comics a week updated consistently than 5(ish) spotty updates.

Virginia (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Mr. Twist, I would love to see a Monday to Friday update schedule for PoY, if only for this scene. The tension is killin' me.

I wouldn't mind if you reverted back to a Mon/Wed/Friday schedule once this scene is over.

Desiree (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 7:18 pm

I will
GIVE YOU MY FIRST BORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KiggenGrimmace, April 6th, 2011, 7:32 pm

Last panel...
... tears welling up in Mel's eyes. *choke* It gets me... *sniff* right here.
And Dad - umm, "get a clue!"
(Gee, I dunno who Patrick should punch first - Devon or Dad!)

Violet (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 9:54 pm

I actually held my breath while reading this because I was so freaked out.
Twist, oh my god. You're going to die if that douchebag touches Mel again.
Mon-Fri schedule would be awesome...It would help keep me into the story. As long as it's not so stressful anyway. o.o
As long as they're good pages (What Stubby G said)

K (Guest), April 6th, 2011, 11:21 pm

Devon... remember what Peter said and hope to God Peter will not hear of this.

Sen. Clay Davis (Guest), April 7th, 2011, 7:21 am

One-two punch
I think Patrick should punch Devon square in the face, then move his arm back and clip his dad in the chin with his elbow.

Either way, I love this comic! Easily the best story out of all the ones I read (and that says a lot). So sheeeit, partna - keep up the great work!

Alphabet Soup (Guest), April 7th, 2011, 12:32 pm

Mon-Fri update? I'm already addicted enough as it is! XD No but seriously, that would be awesome. Just be careful not to wear yourself down.

WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE JUST TELL THE DAD ALREADY WHAT DEVON DID?! That would solve the issue so fast... Daddy wouldn't want to see Devon's face again if he knew that douchebag hit his little girl.

GabrielAisling, April 7th, 2011, 12:43 pm

Monday Thru Friday? Awesome.
But for something completely different: I still haven't managed to adjust to Patrick's new hair. It's just so out of place on him, especially with his ofttimes dour demeanor.

miguelito3dp, April 7th, 2011, 2:13 pm


Jeanne (Guest), April 7th, 2011, 11:10 pm

I'd love if Pictures of You updated more often! But your art seems fairly advanced to do a full comic *every day* without burning out or the art suffering. If you update more often, that would be fantastic. If not, I'll still click by every day to see if you have updated or not! :D

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