3.I.04 A Wise Investment 9

October 6th, 2009, 10:01 pm

User Comments:

H0lyhandgrenade, October 6th, 2009, 10:12 pm

Stop arguing reasonably and GET BACK IN THE KITCHEN!!

Spazzy Tanuki (Guest), October 6th, 2009, 10:26 pm

It's official; Devon's going to die (or at least get the hell beat out of him). Have fun on the other side of the moral event horizon, you jerk.

Neko with a Katana, October 6th, 2009, 10:48 pm

Indeed, H0ly.

RadicalTrain, October 6th, 2009, 10:52 pm

Couldn't have said it better myself, H0ly.
That's where them womens belong.

Sal Monella, October 6th, 2009, 11:43 pm

it looks like he's hi-fiving someone. Still, karma is going to kick his arse.

Evergrey06, October 7th, 2009, 12:30 am

What are the chances that Melanie is the one who finally cuts lose and totally kicks his ass?

Jodie (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 12:34 am


On a more serious note very nice way to present a serious scene Mr Twist

EtB (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 12:50 am

This could be the start of the avalanche. Remember, something ended their time on Bishop street, we never learned exactly what it was, and Peter's reactions in the beginning of the comic, before the flashback period, indicated it wasn't just the passage of time.

The big things are always triggered by the little ones.

Benjamin (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 1:48 am

I noticed the actual "area of action" is a brighter color of red for effect... nice

julinee (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 6:46 am

Incredible artwork!

And he IS such a jerk.

Utopia83 (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 8:05 am

...I knew you were laying the groundwork for an abusive relationship twist. I just knew it.

Narratively speaking, no character can be hated so single mindedly by ALL of the "good guys" and a good slice of the readers unless he's triggering the abuse button for us.

Nice job!


gun21, October 7th, 2009, 9:38 am


JonnyC (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 9:46 am

What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
Nothin'. You already told her twice.

P.S. - It feels good my hatred for him is justified.

gun21, October 7th, 2009, 11:31 am

Seriously, this would sell like crazy if it was a printed on a T-shirt amongst misogynistic groups.

It should include the caption:

"Bitches, Smack em'."

xkrazydog, October 7th, 2009, 11:33 am

>___> shit's goin' down now, boy. You just slapped a pretty innocent face.

darkamnios, October 7th, 2009, 11:38 am

seeing red
Perfectly done Mr. Gibson, couldn't think of a better way to draw such critical moment.
Waiting, anxiously, the reactions.

tezzle, October 7th, 2009, 2:21 pm

He's either abusive, or a Nazi.

jd_singer, October 7th, 2009, 3:03 pm

I didn't notice until my second passage (checking that "high-five" thing) how his slap actually lifts Melanie off the ground.

His right side is frightening too; it appears completely relaxed, absolutely not in synch with the violence he just committed. I'd say it looks schizoid if I actually knew what that means.

(The really scary thing? I use rather small browser windows and when I first saw the picture, it was cropped above a line going from his neck to her shoulder. I thought that was a cut to her dancing in the night with Andy. Imagine how crestfallen I got, scrolling down the page.)

(By the way, now that I've gone up to the top of the page again to see how it looked first, it turns out that if you crop it like I said, it almost looks like Chtulhu is yelling at Devon.)

Oh and a useless word to the wise, Mr. Twist: when this goes to print, PLEASE make sure this page goes on the left side. That will be the best way to keep all its punch. Pun intended, though I'd resent accusations of tastelessness - I felt the picture punch me when I saw Devon slap Melanie.

tezzle: there was a Nazi in book 2 and even he turned out to be a more decent critter. (If only that, he picked on Michelle. Which shows courage or stupidity. Probably both, in this case.)

Lynn (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 3:17 pm

I've been a long time reader, but this is my first time commenting. In fact, I've read this whole thing twice over - once when I first found it, and then over again when I belatedly discovered that the 'author's notes' contained interesting stories as well. I'm a nerd like that.

I had to comment on this page though: I knew what was coming? But I still felt my heart seize when it happened.

Abysseum (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 3:37 pm

I totally figured he was gonna hit her but still he is a douche and needs to get his ass beat

Pretentious Artsy Douchebag, October 7th, 2009, 4:38 pm

awwww hell naw!
everybody get a torch and a pitchfork! time to give the asshole a good lynching

Rori, October 7th, 2009, 4:43 pm

Not only do you know how to write the heavy, you know how to draw it, too.

Billy Bonney (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 5:04 pm

That look from the last update tipped me off, but I didn't know how you were going to do it. It was so well done--it made my sad and outraged and it's just a couple of silhouettes. Thanks for posting this comic, I'm seriously addicted. I have to know more and it's hard to wait for updates...!

Gaylegee (Guest), October 7th, 2009, 10:40 pm

It's incredible. You can make a single panel, no facial expressions, no color except red (symbolizing simultaneously both love and rage) and you can still evoke an emotional charge so powerful that I want to crawl through the screen, Throw Devon to the ground, pin his arms with my knees and punch him till he's bloodied.

Awesome man, love this comic. I can't WAIT to see who gets to throw down on this guy...let's just pray it's Andy.

Dormitator (Guest), October 8th, 2009, 10:05 am

Well, I guess she touched his sore spot. "They couldn't understand the beauty! They've thrown me out of the Poet's Circle, saying that I was mad, MAD!!"

Rcubed (Guest), October 8th, 2009, 1:54 pm

This page is chillingly effective.

Ludlow, October 8th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Something about the silhouette and the coloring makes me think instead of a dance scene. Like this page should be coupled with "Stayin' Alive." That's the vibe I get, from the style anyway. Maybe it has something to do with including their full bodies in the silhouette. If it was the upper half, I thought you'd be able to focus on the violence that's happening. The full bodies I guess I would say is distracting. Showing too much to say something very simple.

Or not. It'll grow on me quickly. But that was my first impression.

Excellent work as always, regardless.

Kalinda (Guest), October 9th, 2009, 4:26 am

This, when published, definitely need to be a 2 page spread. one page is just not enough

youngcannibals, October 9th, 2009, 9:41 pm


pianoman0391, October 19th, 2009, 5:18 pm

The sound effect here is a slap to the face. Poor Mel...

phllybeef, August 1st, 2010, 5:30 pm

Girl needs to get herself a gun.

rainbowcrayon, September 12th, 2010, 1:47 pm

I seriously just gasped, that was totally completely unexpected!!!

Frotter (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 10:54 pm

Oh yeah.... he's dead.

Martin (Guest), May 30th, 2013, 4:05 am

An Unwise Investment

NenaMataHari, March 1st, 2018, 12:45 am

I knew this was coming. I've worked in psych and worked with domestic violence victims. Control types will get to this point. It's just a matter of when.

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