Endtown by Aaron Neathery

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  1. Noreen Klose

    Noreen Klose said, over 2 years ago

    Wow, that works for me!
    I am finally off the edge of my seat (til next Fri!)
    Thanks, Aaron—-great job today!

    KUTGW,

    Noreen

  2. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    I hope Holly saw this
    It could be cat-thartic
    For Wally’s stunt’s cool
    Like a cat from the Arctic

    And Aaron Marx here
    Is not “above the law”
    It might help him be clear
    This jolt to the jaw

    This could have been bad
    Wally owes him real grief
    A better grip had
    A risk of de-brief

    =|====/ Level Head
    Vote for Endtown 2.0
    And for Doc Rat, too
    The Endtown Forum

  3. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 2 years ago

    Jenner was correct punning Holly was catatonic, her little tail is wrapped around her ankles. Wally is punching above his weight, and his height. But he had to get A Marx to bend over to hit his face.

    A nice pleasant Thursday to play us like yo-yos.

    Please remember to head over to topwebcomics.com and vote for Endtown2.0(ca #47) and Doc Rat(ca #50).

  4. FENRISULFR

    FENRISULFR said, over 2 years ago

    DANG! He hit him so hard he knocked his pants right back up!

  5. FENRISULFR

    FENRISULFR said, over 2 years ago

    At first glance Endtown looks like a Funny Animal strip. At second glance the cast look like anthropomorphic animals with human traits. We know the strip’s premise, that the vast majority of people have taken on animal physiognomy, but in a certain way we only seem to know it intellectually.

    It’s as if there’s a kind of mental block. On one side we know the reality the mutants exist under. On the other, it’s hard not to see them as “Funny Animals” [even when they’re not being particularly funny]. There’s a resistance to letting these two sides merge.

    And that’s possibly a defense mechanism, for otherwise the full horror of the situation might strike us. A story that’s too real can also be too disturbing.

    This dichotomy [if it exists] isn’t Aaron’s fault. As I’ve said before, the man has a cultivated gift for bringing across a reality. Artistically, he can give a two dimensional drawing, a three-dimensional sense [in some cases, a real feeling of vertigo]. His words can also have an equivalent effect.

    Panel three is particularly disturbing. Yet, though it’s a drawing, and the effect I’m getting is visual, I think it’s the result of Aaron’s writing here, which his art brings to life.

    Because when I look at the expression on Wally’s face, I’m not really seeing the face of a cat anymore. I’m seeing the face of a man [with cat-like characteristics], but a man, nonetheless.

    And that’s what’s disturbing. A cat face, even when angry with us, isn’t going to affect us viscerally and emotionally, because we really can’t read an animal’s face, we’d have to be animals to fully do that.

    But to see a man’s face, full of righteous anger, that can get to you, [especially if you’re being an A-hole like Aaron Marx] because, being human, you know all the subtleties of human expression. There’s no filtering, like there would be with an animal.

    No matter how human Wally is depicted, the mind tends to see him as, in some ways, an animal. Not this time. The look on his face is really unsettling, because it bridges those two sides, the Mutant and the Funny Animal and makes them both fully real. And that is the handiwork of a True Master!

  6. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @FENRISULFR

    Fenrisulfr, I couldn’t have put it better myself. In the realm of graphic novels, Endtown is a masterpiece.

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    Marx never got excited regarding the incorrect door or the group flying out into space, because he knew they were never in danger. He could bring them back unharmed at his own leisure. It’s Wally’s fault for going unnecessarily into a panic. We can extend this logic to Wally’s insistence on finding Flask. The fact that Marx doesn’t actually know where the control room is, is beside the point.

  8. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 2 years ago

    I’d say something more profound or thoughtful, but right now the only thing in my mind is “Awesome!”

  9. Aaron Neathery

    Aaron Neathery GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    For Those Who May Be Interested In Such Things (FTWMBIIST), the new limited edition Endtown shirt design is available. Hint: drunken Holly..
    http://www.cafepress.com/endtown
    ALSO: I’m down to the bottom of the box of the $2.50 mini-comics I had printed for Comicpalooza, and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so be sure to order yours if you haven’t already done so.
    AND FINALLY: I’m still offering original artwork for sale.. Contact me at aaronneathery@gmail.com for details.

  10. Aaron Neathery

    Aaron Neathery GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Noreen Klose

    Thanks, Noreen! :-)

  11. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, over 2 years ago

    Hell Cat…Ha!

  12. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, aii, poor Holly.

  13. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As you know, I’m opposed to mindless violence.
    But intelligent violence, now THAT I like!

  14. dwandelt

    dwandelt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Well… Wally has certainly learned to deal with his new diminutive stature! De-pants the guy, and he has to reach down to grab ’em; then let ’im have it!

    I love it. Best laugh I’ve had in a long time!!

  15. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    cleaver way to get his chin in reach! Good on ya, Wally

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