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Smorty Smythe #5 pg 62

March 14th, 2012, 1:01 am

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Author's Comments:

Reply emjarhere, March 1st, 2012, 2:07 am

And thus we complete the first adventure of Smorty and his friends.

But this is only the beginning.
Smorty Smythe & Co. will have further adventures in the future.

In the meantime, as the author of this work, I was hoping for some feedback from ALL my readers.
So far only a couple of you comment on my comic, but I know I have at least a few fans here at SmackJeeves and I want to hear from you all.

Could you at least leave one acknowlegement here on the last page of Smorty's first adventure?

It would be deeply appreciated.


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Reply emjarhere, March 4th, 2012, 4:15 pm

Opinion Poll time.

Answer the following questions;

A) Who is your favorite male character? Give reason.
B) Who is your favorite female character? Give reason.
C) Who is your least favorite/most hated male character? Give reason.
D) Who is your least favorite/ most hated female character? Give reason.
E) What do you like about the comic in general.
F) What do you dislike/ feel needs improvement about the comic in general?

User's Comments:

Reply RedJac, March 14th, 2012, 3:36 pm

I think Smorty's first adventure was a great way to introduce him! :D A. Rob...yes Rob. He's screws up SO much that it's funny and his design is comical!

B. Stacks (Can't believe I forgot her real name) because she KICKS ASS!!!

C. Smiley, because he is such a tool!

D. ...*Shrug*

E. The action and character development.

F. Uh...IDK.

Reply SiliconMage, March 14th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Hmm @emjarhere:

a) Smorty, because he stands for justice.
b) Stacks, she now believes in justice
c) The Judge, because he's a complete scumbag.
d) High Society lady that wanted Smorty booted from the diner.
e) Action & Values
f) I have no complaints.

Reply Zir0N, March 28th, 2012, 5:14 am I had seen this comic many times coming to Smackjeeves. Never once did I consider giving it a look.

I now regret every moment I didn't give this comic a chance. At first, the intro was very slow paced, just something to ease into. Then, next thing I know, I can't stop reading it. The characters were all engaging and interesting, good and bad.

Even the minor characters felt alive and real. Your original art style really helps. While it's cartoony, it feels loose and rounded, giving all the characters that animated flexibility that can be hard to pull off in most comics, especially characters like Rob and Notso who mostly play comic relief but also have their crowning moments of awesome.

The pacing was fluid, with every moment small and large just jumping off the pages and were in my face, but not in a forced way. Rather, they called for my attention and I gave it wholeheartedly. The plot, while not groundbreaking was as I said, done at an excellent pace. It was never too fast where I had trouble keeping up or too slow where it just seemed to go on and on. There were also plenty of surprises, some were obvious, like the corrupt Sheriff or the not-so-obvious, like Stacks suddenly turning against the Gumpshoss family, only to actually save their lives. That was a thrilling sequence, and it all fit together just flawlessly. Also, I've come to understand that the story is attempted to emulate '70s kung-fu movies as well as some'80s action movies as well, which gives the overall series a sense of nostalgia, which fits the setting as well. However, though I'm no feminist, I hope Veri doesn't become the "Daphne" of the story, if you know what I mean? True, this is counteracted by Stacks'/Phyllis' tough action girl attitude so maybe that balances things?

Now I confess, when I first saw the art, I had trouble taking it seriously. I had never read a mature comic outside of a manga and hadn't found any web-comics that I could enjoy that were serious about plot and not be some manga-,inspired style. After reading this, my opinion has changed. It's not tediously detailed, yet it has a flare all its own with its original, cartoon inspired art style. I think of early Archie comics or Popeye as I went through each page, observing the art. What I liked most of all was that every character had its only unique look, from Rob McDuffer's gangly slouched form, to the prettyboy jock-itchiness of Brad Bullmuscle to lesser characters such as Mr.Ileptic the mayor's wife, Mrs.Bloehorn, in her uptight, self-entitled demeanor.

After concluding the last few pages of chapter 5, I was blown away. As I said, I regret not giving this comic an earlier, yet deep down, I wanted a comic just like this. What's even more regrettable is that this comic doesn't have many more fans and comments. It's saddening. If more people just took a look, they'd see what I have seen and come around. Until that time comes, I wish you the best success in continuing this comic, and know that you have another supporter on your side.

Reply Zir0N, March 28th, 2012, 5:31 am

A) Who is your favorite male character? Give reason.

As much as I like Smorty, I have to say Rob. His easy-going attitude even in the face of terror helps him stand out.

B) Who is your favorite female character? Give reason.

I gotta go with the majority on this one, Stacks. I like Veri, she's cute and funny and is a really nice girl. But Stacks overcame some horrible obstacles to finally be free from abuse and neglect, making her a strong role-model. Though bashing people with bats is not a better example of her character, haha.

C) Who is your least favorite/most hated male character? Give reason.

Smiley, no doubt. While the Judge and the King are strong examples of wicked men in a world without morals, I've known people like Smiley. Those without morals, thinking they can have their way and think nobody can stop them. His attack on Veri didn't help either. He's a bastard who got what was coming to him.

D) Who is your least favorite/ most hated female character? Give reason.

Mrs. Bloehorn, a person who most definetly was born into class with her nose high in the air. Some may see it as dignified. I see it as a person who lacks understanding of the real world and the dangers within it. We need people like Smorty, willing to fight the good fight, even if they're not a master of the martial-arts.

E) What do you like about the comic in general.

Well everything really. There isn't much to not like about it. Everything just meshes together excellently.

F) What do you dislike/ feel needs improvement about the comic in general?

Nothing is flawless, but this comic was just so entertaining to read that I never really thought about the faults. The only thing I can think of is don't turn Veri into a Daphne. This story has a lot going for it and I say Veri is too smart to become that type of character. Also, some of the action scenes get blurred in a flurry of cartoon fury, making a lot of them hard to see. I don't know what suggestions I can make about that though since it's a part of the style, and thus the appeal of the series.

Overall, great work man. Looking forward to the next story for sure.

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