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Is summer over yet?
I need AC in here. I got work to do!! GAH!
Ok, two pages, that's all I need to do for Monday. Two pages...
Wanted to update the Water Tribe earlier on, but work got in the way, but also tiredness. I decided to listen to my body and went to sleep relatively early these past few days (midnight).
Had a twinge of nostalgia this afternoon, about all the good people over in Burbank and Alhambra. *sigh*
Currently reading Death Note- was rather curious, as the artist who drew it I already liked his work (Obata had done Hikaru No Go), and found myself caught in a pretty good story of supernatural-police-psychological twists. I really got hooked on the second book.

NEXT WEEKEND! (August 18th)
I will be in Toronto for TCAF, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, hanging around with more fun Flight people and many others.
http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf/
Plenty of awesome guests, so if you're around, drop by it is absolutely free.








In the last panel, Zhao was originally going to say something longer, but it edited itself out as I drew it.

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pooryorick
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Fantastic timing on all pages! Love that shot of the "cavalry" coming in. But that very last bit... perfect..
rufftoon
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Gotta admit, there was something very satisfying with shutting up Lao.
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sparklemagpie
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I feel you on the AC. I'm in Kingston and it's been SWELTERING here last week and today. @_@ *fans you*

Heeheehee! Last laugh for Zhao! I love it! XD
rufftoon
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
*fans you back*
So Zhao didn't win his fight all by himself...but its the result that counts.
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ambrmerlinus
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
XD Zhao's "HA!" must have been very satisfying for him to say. ^_^ Pirate got his ass kicked... ha ha ha... Man I love this comic. :D
rufftoon
Aug. 11th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Not so much his ass kicked as his head, but same results.
Thanks! :D
incandescens
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Very very _very_ cool. Go Zhao. Lovely action. Good tactics. And also, nice to see that his men are supportive enough of him to jump into the fight like that. Says something about his abilities as a commander.
archangelbeth
Aug. 11th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Fear and bribery?
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snapes_angel
Aug. 11th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Not to mention that, when you're done with a battle like that, and with the adrenalin running strong, a laugh is the vocal release for some of those at the conclusion of it.
rufftoon
Aug. 11th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
You are totally right. After getting knocked and burn, Zhao wasn't feeling in a mood for long winded speech.
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alexds1
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Aww... ahaha well if theres one thing we know about Zhao is that he doesn't give up XD

That first small panel with the foot coming at his head makes me sad though, don't kick that pretty face!

Actually I wonder who would win in an actual firebending battle, since both guys seem to opt for the 'burn everything to cinders, then burn the cinders' fighting style.
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Heehee, I can almost hear Zhao pleading "not the face, not the face!", trying to protect his precious sideburns.
Ooooh, if both could firebend, it would be a pretty close fight. I couldn't predict the result (except that everything around them would be pretty much reduced to nothing).
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bannman
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Cool pages !
Will it be a graphic novel or something ? will you ink it ? Do you work with other people on this ? I just realized I don't know much about this job you got, except you're drawing Avatar pages, hahaha. :-)
What's this project ?


And Death Note is very cool also, great story.
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
This is just done for fun and practice (what a waste of time, isn't it?), and that's just me rambling on and on and having fun with a minor character.
The real Avatar work is not shown- contract thing and all that, gotta keep everything quiet.

I'm about to start Death Note #4. I wonder how many books there will be.
rohantm
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Zhao's face in the very last frame is priceless. It's smug and sullen all at once. The 'Ha' is almost pouty. =D

I really really love that character who came to Zhao's rescue. I forget his name. He is like the faithful butler that also knows martial arts.
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Hehe, glad Zhao's face came out that way.
The officer has been named Kwon by popular semi-vote like thing. One of the rare soldiers that seem faithfull to Zhao.
aimo
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
That'll show him, Zhao!

The build up to the last page was nicely done. Shutting Lao up like that surely has to hurt the man's noggin and pride when he wakes up.
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
IF Lao wakes up. Those water tribe war clubs are nasty.
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star_puppet
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Lao had to open his big mouth has he? Serves him right! :>
Yey for Zhao! Hihihihi...
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Lao couldn't help it. The situation was too funny, plus he didn't think Zhao could hit him from a distance. Careless!
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rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yup, lesson painfully learned.
mythicbeast
Aug. 12th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
I am loving this. :D Go semi-nameless Fire Nation soldier! For being kickass and AWESOME.

Idly: since I've only caught onto the existence of this comic recently, d'you mind explaining the initial idea that made you start it to begin with? :0
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Welcome aboard!
The semi nameless officer is called Kwon (after a vote from the crowd here)- At least one person on Zhao's crew is named.

It started with a silly very short dream, sparked on by a comment by alexds1, of Zhao having survived but living amongst the Water Tribe.
The rest of the story sprang up very soon afterwards. I'm not fighting it.
firnheledien
Aug. 12th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
You, my friend, are the master of comic timing! And it's really great how such a grand fight could quickly get to a funny anticlimax without missing a beat!
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. *blushes*
takumee
Aug. 12th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
W00t! Go Zhao!
And BTW I was wondering, what is sphere on the water tribe boomerang for?
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's not really a boomerang, but a war club- the sphere acts like a mace- it's there to bash and break bones (including heads). Zhao knows how to throw that thing too.
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rock_rhapsody
Aug. 12th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Another awesome one for the story! Also, last panel? Best edit ever. Sweltering summer..argh..anyways, sleep is more important and we all understand.. :)
Also, in case your interested:Perseid Meteor Shower
rufftoon
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you, glad the edit work :)
Oooh yesh, Persid shower. They were talking about it in the news ast night. What is sad though is that tonight is supposed to be the best for observation, and it will be overcast. Grr.
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