The Would-Be Fink

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Yep. Sergeant Kowak is still trying to make the whole politics thing work. Currying favor, turning your superiors against your rivals. It ain’t so easy when the new Private is trying to make friends and bring the company together for … Continued

A Grave Matter

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Continuing the plot from this comic. I was very amused when several fans left comments on that comic, speculating as to what Babcia was really up to… The question is, did Rudek allow himself to be misled? What did he … Continued

Shady Characters

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This comic follows up this red squirrel’s unfortunate encounter with Masha. That bear is supposed to be a sun bear. Though you can’t see his characteristic throat marking, I’m pretty happy with how his character design is differentiated from Malutki’s. … Continued

Birthplace

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Well, this one took a tremendously long time to complete, and I’m not completely satisfied with it. But it’s time to post and move on. Once I completed the backgrounds, which were quite light (due to the snowy landscape), I … Continued

Sneakthief

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Masha’s recent run-in with a starving Belarusian refugee left her conflicted…but now it looks like she’s made a decision. Well, she tried to, anyway. For the backgrounds, I tried something new–the oil paint tool in MangaStudio. I was afraid of … Continued

Clever Enough

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And so! After a long pause, another installment of the story. I was pleasantly surprised to find that after months away from the drawing tablet, the style of this cartoon is pretty consistent with the last few. You may notice, … Continued

Last Request

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Looks like Rudek has a soft spot for the old Badger, after all. Or maybe there’s more going on here than it seems. So, with this comic, after putting a lot of effort into adjusting the levels, saturation, contrast, and … Continued

Tackled

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Well — It’s good to finally post something after a few months unexpected hiatus. I won’t go into details or make excuses, but my son was born two months early, in October. As Lennon said, life is what happens when … Continued

Resolution

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In this comic, a long-standing question is answered. Subtitle: Мой хлопчык means “My boy.” I had huge problems with the composition and palette on this one. I think ultimately it’s a problem of Notan–the value contrasts are not forming a “readable” … Continued

A Thrashing

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If only Masha had access to a therapist, or at least a non-living, non-glass punching bag.   This comic achieves a few different goals for me. I was realizing I needed practice on drawing action and violence. I also have been … Continued

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