Eagle-eyed Viewers May Notice...
This is another one of those pages where watching for the small details helps.
Of course with a comment like that, I'd go back and look for details. This is set in 2008.
Thanks for the heads up, I totally missed that.
Sucks to have nosy parents who call your teachers. haha
My parents usually didn't have anything to worry about though.
@cherryluvr5: Yes, and during the U.S. election season, it seems. Though this could be an elaborate misdirection on my part :O
lol Nah, it's in 2008.
@M-24: Sure, I decided to give you guys this one for free. Though who knows how many other small details you might have missed so far over the last ~100 pages? Have fun looking :)
To be fair, Mama Laytey never called Ryan's teachers (about grades), so it's only half as sucky as it could be for him.
Aw crap. It's Chekhov's gun. That and we have a gunman too. His dad looks like a major pain in the ass.
And great job on all the details. It's fun looking out for all these little things! =]
@Alecshar: He could be, but you'll have to wait till next week to find out--oh wait, the next one's up already, nvm.
Thanks for the compliment. I try to put in a little extra work every time, either adding in small details, or making real life stuff (like Ryan's Mom's Honda Odyssey) as realistic as possible. That's probably why my pages come out late...
btw That's a new profile pic for you, right? It looks good, is it from a webcomic?
@AdmiralBetas: I dunno, he still seems like a strict jerk in the next page. Time will tell. I'm from Canada, so it seems seems weird/intimidating to me for weapons to be out in the open like that. It says a lot about the head of the household. Personality, interior design choices, etc. >_>
Yeah, I did change my pic. I started a comic a few days ago, so I copy-pasted a panel I liked into a new icon. =]
@Alecshar: Yep, I've noticed that sentiment among many people in regards to our (by which I mean Americans') use of guns. Of course, there's people who think the other way as well, though they seem to be confined to the US. In either case, I find it's more prudent for as an artist not to comment on politics, but to bring up important issues when appropriate. It's also very rewarding to hear readers' perspectives like this :D
Oh, but I will go ahead and let on that that rifle is only for display purposes. As Ryan says, Roy actually keeps his very functional .45 locked away. Let's hope we don't have to find out where...
Anywho, gonna comment on your webcomic now, one sec.
It saddens me that his father jumps straight down his throat this way. Somehow I doubt they have many other interactions, too. Not much estranges a child and parent more.