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B&W 14pages + English transcript, PDF 8MB. View with Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.

A short, light action story to kick-start a series of comics on heroic women. Buff too, of course!

Comments, feedback and suggestions are welcome! Thanks to my awesome guinea pigs cute friends who helped make this more polished, and to the hockey stick that made sure I actually finished it!

I hope you enjoy reading the comic! :la:


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:iconmaistromanuel:
maistromanuel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hope you continue this awesome comic some day in the future
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Thank you : ) What do you like about it?
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maistromanuel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i'm like the medieval Fantasy scenario, the design on the girls is great, also the action between pages, i miss your draws Mika sama
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PerfectlyDamned Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Gyah! I've never around for these things.

So used to reading the other way around I had missed the little note on the first panel haha.

Awesome comic. I wish I had the patience to finish up something half as decent as this. I only have three pages so far lol.

Nice work. :thumbsup:
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
It's fine! You didn't miss anything (except that little note for reading direction) xD

Thank you for reading! I'm glad you found it enjoyable. Yeah, it took a while, but it's always nice to finish one.

Sorry for belated reply, I've been fluttering around elsewhere myself.
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elee0228 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Sweet! Really enjoyed it. You've got a button to donate in the PDF but maybe you should put a link in the deviation comments too? [link]
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mecha-ghost Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
awesome
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UnnDunn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This was really awesome, but it also really needs to be colored. In grayscale, both characters look so alike it is sometimes difficult to tell who is saying/doing what.
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:icongrandmasterlucilious:
sweet comic! excellent work!
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jsiejkd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This is amazing work:). Have no words to say at that point:P. Just too much for me to say:)
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la-la-lanana Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't say much that i haven't already! awesome action and fun characters embroiled in a story that invites multiple readings. someday i hope to find/fly on a mythical animal. Pegasus, where are you?
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Jebriodo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job on the comic! I like the attention paid to action and physique.

I think you could include more characterization and information about the world. And definitely give the gals slightly distinct faces and bodies- right now they look to be the same character. If you included a caption box in each of the last panels of page one, saying "Hero" and "Huntress" and maybe give a little back story? Also, Hero and Huntress sound more like occupations than names- I didn't realize those were their names until I read you comments above. It's always better to get your story points explained in the actual comic.
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maistromanuel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!... Warning Spanish!: las chicas son muy hermosas unas verdaderas gladiadoras!,me parece que usted dibuja muy bien las peleas, son muy dinamicas y rápidas, la narrativa también es muy buena, me parece un proyecto muy bueno ojala y siga con esta idea, Saludos y que tenga un bonito dia

Nota: usted persone el español es que en ingles no se me es fácil expresarme con claridad
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tj-caris Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Seems like a good effort, I had a little trouble with keeping the two straight and that goofy knocked-out face was a little jarring, but last airbender would do that with faces too...
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks TJ, and sorry for the confusion, I've noted it in big red markers for next time... if I had a big red marker. Not sure what I can do with goofy though. That's just me x'D
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tj-caris Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
ah, no worries, I probably just went through it too fast.
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FaceDownDagon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a tiger-based manticore? Dude. Too cool.

I kinda wish the two characters were a little more different visually than just the clothes, but not a big deal. Fun action. :thumbsup:
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
It started off as a chimera and evolved into a manticore. I thought a tiger would make a good complement to the griffin, as they seem to be natural rivals.

Point noted about the character design. In my attempt to practice consistency in comic drawing, I ended up confusing everyone, and I do mean everyone T _ T Glad you enjoyed the action, and thanks!
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femmusclefan05 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Loved the humor, personally. Even the end. And thanks for the highres version! That was a nice surprise.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Glad you got a few laffs : ) And thank you *tips hat*
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Amerthen00b Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Love trhe definitions you've given the characters. Awesome artwork, and classic Mika humor. I love it!
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This may sound strange, but... talk about an understatement - _ -;
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Amerthen00b Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I really hope that's a good thing. Otherwise...*hides behind rock. sobbing is heard*
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ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its really good. Nice drawings, reasonable flow. The last panel felt like a little out of place, but only till i thought about the little cookiness that ususally runs in your work
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
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ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SweMu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Art was good overall and especially the action tended to be very well done. But the end was sort illogical and stupid.
Another thing that I noticed right away, why is that "Read from left to right" text ontop of a panel. I doubt anyone really considered reading it any other way since youre not having it in japanese. But even if you want the text there it could easily just be in the margins instead.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Thanks for the crits, SweMu. How would be a better way to end it, according to you? I'm glad you noticed the instruction to read left->right, it's served its purpose ; )
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SweMu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, did they fight with rules or not, I think it is quite obvious they did have some rules. And the one that wins does so just by being an asshole and breaking them.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
They have loose rules for this informal, friendly spar. Friendly by their standards, not ours. Informal enough that the spear one would accept a forfeit for the other's idle complaints. Technically, the spear lady won when she had the other at spear-point. I agree with you that the rules went out the window when the bow-n-sword lady's determination was challenged. I'm sorry it came across to you as a weakness of character. In my eyes, they're warriors conditioned for survival, and good friends who would trust the other with their lives. They'd rather have a fun banter though, and that's what I attempted -if clumsily- to portray.
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SweMu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think its the part after she gets knocked out that throws me off. Like, her mood isnt nearly as pissed off as I feel it should be after such a rule breaking.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
lol, I see. So it would've been better if she could 'repay the favour' : ) Or you could do it for her?
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femmusclefan05 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I've read much more manga than comics in my life time... and often wonder.. especially with fan works.. if I'm supposed to be reading left to right or right to left.
It was definitely helpful for me... since i didn't have to try and "figure it out" by trying both ways...
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Thanks for clarifying for me : )
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Splicerion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Neat. Will have to give it a look. :D
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Happy reading!
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Splicerion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
:D
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