^ 38 Comments of Confabulation...

  1. I think the addition really works, both clears up everything and adds a little more sting.

  2. Nicole says:

    You know, as much as I liked the dialog initially, this works really well, too. I really like “Poor Nadia.” Good job, Ramon! You’ve got the touch. :)

  3. megaroniandcheese says:

    Is it bad that Spamalot was all I could think of when “alone” popped up? Fantastic story, characters, art, et al.

    This is story is what got me writing again. Thank you so much.

  4. David says:

    I, for one, feel that the dialog is broken. While there is an artistic element to the brevity, I think the first bubble should at least have a noun. Perhaps something like “You’re alone”, or “You’re alone now.” It’s the only time I ever felt like words were missing from your dialog and the effect was abrasive, jarring, and out of character for Mr. Bones.

  5. Nicely done, really enjoy the right panels.

  6. Freya says:

    Less verbose works for me! Hmmmm… maybe the box is empty cuz she already has her chapeau…

  7. Nicole says:

    Is it possible that the chapeau will protect her mind from Mr. Bones’s influence? Oh, where’s Morvo with that hat??

  8. Lee says:

    I like the fact you use the colour yellow for showing Nadia’s rage.
    just sayin.

  9. Restoration-Complete says:

    I would think Mr. Bones’ dialogue ties into a deeper root to her creation of the ‘Otherside’ we have come to know as Kukuburi. Nadia has been, for quite some time, Alone. She lost everything at one point due to a car crash, and has been shaping this world through that.

    I think of Mr. Bones as Nadia’s ‘reality’, and the rest of the inhabitants as her flights of fancy and whimsy, the creations of a child, which makes this story all the more poignant in that you have a symbolic adversarial relationship between the responsibilities and burdens of reality and the magic and imagination of the childish and fantastic. Or the things she has created, as opposed to what created her, in a sense.

  10. Wence says:

    Actually, I think all the dreams we have yet seen are Nadia’s past dreams – I think this because of what we’ve seen from flashbacks – Nadia’s drawings of the nightmares and the meep, for example. It’ll be interesting to see her start warping the world in realtime!

  11. Good. Use your aggressive feelings. Let the hate flow.

    You want this, don’t you? The hate is swelling in you now.

    I am unarmed. Strike me down. Give in to your anger.

  12. Sam says:

    I love how this is playing out, there not really gone but it’s what Nadia believes that makes it a reality. Can’t wait for the next page…where is that darn hat at?

  13. Joanna says:

    “Everthing” would be a great name for a Led Zepplin tribute band.

  14. /lib says:

    ‘Everthing’? Is that a typo?

  15. Danny says:

    i think mr. bones is using nadia to create the nightmares – the first ones were randomly generated, but now he’s channeling her power of imagination and creation. it seems to me like he’s planting thoughts in her head and they’re coming into being. at least, that’s my take. i really like it when you have to think about lines and image like this.

  16. kelsey says:

    Definitely do not understand the dialogue in context with the last couple pages.

    • Alexandra says:

      Why not? She’s essentially in a fight with the man. In real fights you don’t always keep a connecting conversation with your opponent. You taunt them, wanting to upset them. She asked why, but he’s not answering her question he’s trying to rile her up to get more angry nightmares and stuff from her. He is essentially getting more minions from her, and he wants to keep feeding her fear and anger. Or at least her fear, he may not want the anger, but he’s definitely getting it.

  17. as363 says:

    Ramon – keep the dialogue as is – less is more . The BS Master is trying to upset our lady – but I don’t think it is working on her . Her rage has reached that pure white flame that burns all else away from what she feels that she has to do .

  18. WDCat says:

    Ohhhhhhh he’s in trouble now…

  19. BrawnyDt says:

    He’s continuing what he said in 153 where he tells her that she killed her friends. Her alone. It’s her fault everything is lost. I had to scan back and read it as a continuous story, and it works perfectly.

    Love the crack. Is her nightmare cracking at the seams?

  20. Lisa H says:

    The last panel looks to me like he’s trying to crush her hand. Y’know like when you shake hands with some tough guy douche and he has to squeeze way to hard just to show you what a big man he is. And the dialogue is super, don’t change a thing.

  21. Nicole says:

    I get the dialog. He’s basically reiterating the obvious: “Alone. Everything lost.” He’s taunting her, not answering her question.

    And something’s happening….:eek:

    Love the panels on this one, Ramon.

    • Hazelaar says:

      OK, that makes sense. ^ ^ I was trying to interpret it as an answer to her question, and it wasn’t really working. I was thinking it might continue on to something more explanatory in the next panels, but your interpretation works much better.

  22. Moop says:

    it still cracks me up that Mr Bones wears sunglasses, even though he doesn’t have any eyes. :)

  23. Jonty says:

    Things are stirring below…… Nadia still has her imagination (her most potent weapon it would seem)…. As long as she has her mind, she will never be truely alone in this world.

    Pure Awesome! I await every page with baited breath, and each update is never enough….. I NEED MOAR!

    • Jonty says:

      Check page 146. Mr Bones first tells Nadia she is All Alone. He is re-iterating this statement now. Trying to fill her with despair maybe? He’s being a complete tool basically. Taunting and teasing her.

  24. Reffy says:

    Love the lizards, Ramón!
    Dying to see what happens next. Been following this for a while but never commented til now. Cliff-hanger meanie! You do like to torture us readers something rotten :P

  25. Odo says:

    He’s lying (again). I’m finding it a bit difficult to interpret the croggle lines in the last panel. Do they represent force that Mr. Bones is generating, or a tremble as he tries to control her fist?

    And of course the mystery deepens as we look at panel 3. (Hmmm. I remember another drawing that was shown as we we watching Nadia under the influence of the frooms. We have seen the meeps and the nightmares, but we never saw the object of that drawing. I wonder if that is what is coming up out of the ground?)

  26. Ramón says:

    Hrm, your comment cocerns me as I had two different sets of dialogue set up for this page and I decided to go with the less verbose of the two. I may have to re-evaluate… I’ll see how the rest of the confabulations unravel.

  27. Chris says:

    fantastic expression on her face.

    • Hazelaar says:

      Totally. I caught myself mimicking it while reading just now. xD

      I don’t completely get the dialogue, but the panel layout is awesome.