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TLTEAOTJ+A: fake Newtype by bigbigtruck TLTEAOTJ+A: fake Newtype by bigbigtruck
So someone mentioned picturing this story as an animated series - which, TBQH, I do whenever I'm scripting or drafting, but, uh, their comment made me think "haw haw, wouldn't it be funny to make a fake Newtype Magazine spread, complete with overblown headlines and cel shading and ridiculous tilty dramatic horizon" and well

Looked at some old Newtype issues for reference - all the skies in the real spreads were blue, but screw that I wanted a sunset :I

Hand-painted/eyeballed the background from a stock photo I purchased for reference (rights included).

The cel-shading was actually pretty fun. I usually hate working with uniform line width and no undertones, but it was a fun challenge to balance the warm light and cool shadows in cel style.

Anyway, three days later, and with awesome translations by my buddy Paul, here it is: the most weeaboo shit I have ever done. If you read Japanese, you might get a larf or two.

SO ANYWAY THIS IS WHAT I DAYDREAM ABOUT SOMETIMES

p.s. Yes I know Nakai Kazuya doesn't speak English but his tone and timbre are what I have in my mind for TJ
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valeriyalen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
very beautiful! but i present it like a real film, not animated.... with some charismatic actors in the roles of TJ and Amal..oh,dreams...but that's only my opinion)
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Amaliavs Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is soooo awesome, this should be an animation since I don't really consider it as an anime, it's better
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I daydream about it as an animated film T_T
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Amaliavs Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope that someday it turns into a film, it would be simply awesome
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toshirodragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Kazuya Nakai could read the damn Tokyo phone book and I'd STILL buy the disc(s)!

Ohhhh that just makes it worth going back and reading it with his voice in my head!
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LavenderTu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I wish Newtype was still running, and this would be a SWEET anime!
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thesmallestinsanity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
but don't you update on tuesdays? (毎週/火)?
or maybe at some point it was thursdays and i'm just being lame.

Also, the notes and credits are hilarious. I love them.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hee! I drew this image before I'd even thought about putting the comic online, but you're right... XD

Thanks for the reminder - I have a newer version of this where Amal's face looks better... need to upload that.
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thesmallestinsanity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
do itttt.

^_________^
all my friends who read your comic want me to explain why i crack up at this image...so i'm writing out the japanese for them, silly people.

good times, though.
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DelineationCreation Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful!! ; w ;you should do more cellshade often! Even though you're not fond of it, you handle it VERY well! ; w ; :heart:
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Tintreas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional
This is one of your most gorgeous works.
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zelos22 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
ooo that is really cool :) great scenery!
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lilyjordyn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
......"WATEWUT" That had me laughing for a good minute. This is awesome. :O I wonder when the comic comes out, I really want to buy it~
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hopefully Summer 09, if I can find a PT job that pays enough to let me spend off-hours drawing.
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lilyjordyn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
:O Well I'll definantly look out for it. It's rare I buy non-manga comics ( though I am going to get the Lacksadaisy book when it comes out), so this is goooood. And hopefully you will.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
WHOA WHOA WHOA THERE'S GOING TO BE A LACKADAISY BOOK?


AWESOME
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lilyjordyn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
HELL YEAH MAN, IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME OUT SOON. The aritist even posted some art that's going to be the back cover. :> hsadfgjksdhfkjdfgSo gorgeous. ;__;
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YuanFanGirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
It's so perty. ;A; I need to commission you sometime for somethign like this...it are making me happysigh. Totally looks like the real thing, LEIK SRSLY. I are vair, vair jealous of the pertyness.

KEPP IT UP, I WANT TO BUY THIS WHEN IT GETS RELEASED.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
I WILL DO MY BEST!
*determined pose*
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ame- Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
...The BG looks really brilliant with the shrunk preview picture. It looks pretty damn cool full-size, but jklsdfj--this is clearly the most amazing daydream ever. Daydream more often, k?

8D
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
<3 Thanks!
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:iconengelen:
Engelen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student Filmographer
I love this so much!
the textless version is my new wallpaper XD

I'll try reading it XD
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faerie-chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Uwaaaaah.
It looks rather realistic, though, with the layout and the color scheme. I love it. ;D
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KingdomKeyChan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
That looks so professionally made! My jaw just dropped :jawdrop:. I miss Newtype over here in the States.

Who did you "cast" as Amal, btw? I'm curious to know.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ravi Kapoor. His voice is actually too high, but the texture of it is what I have in mind when I write Amal's lines.
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DragonQueenX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
wow this is simply amazing! the colors and and and... i'm just speechless, this is just awesome, you've gotta feel proud of this piece ^__^
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
So awesome! I can read the middle section anyway... haha
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ReincarnatedParano Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's so cool~ It really does look like the genuine article. (Power pun!)

And I really like the style you used for the background. It's so detailed, and the colours are lovely. Great work. <3
I love the composition and dramatic angle.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I wish I could take credit for the bg, but it's all reference.
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Subterranean-Hepcat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I hate to ask so late in the game, but what does the TL etc.... +A stand for?
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:iconbigbigtruck:
bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
"The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal" :D I usually abbreviate it as "<Epic", but DA won't let you put an open bracket in an image title :D
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Subterranean-Hepcat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
That is a great title. :D Thanks.
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LovelyEyes15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
AHHH! NAKAI KAZUYA! Odd enough, he does have that sort of TJ-esque voice to him. Well, if your animated series ever plans to air in Japan...

But anyways. I love the tone color used for this, they look so wonderful. They background is also very, very amazing. *__* :heart:
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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swankkat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit, I had a good ol' chuckle at the Japanese text.
And even though the background is a photo ref, I have to say that my backgrounds never look that clean, even when I'm using a reference! Mine's more like "haha let's put a happy little cloud here"

I'd totally watch this anime too. For some reason, I'm imagining a Shakkazombie tune thumping in the background. (Still, looking forward to the actual printed comic more <3)
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
I used a custom chisel brush for parts of the background. Flat side, tilted around 35 degrees.
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curlpop Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I'd watch it. I'd make all my friends watch it, you'd make lotsa monies and you'd make more episodes!

GO FOR IT.
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zulenha Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008   General Artist
Oh my. Oooooh my. I so want to understand japanese right now Dx

Hey, your weeaboo shit is NICE, just so you know. All of my fangirlish dreams came true with this picture <3 My GOD, if this were true I'd be all over it x)
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
The Japanese text is pretty funny - just overblown, pompous taglines. "WEST TO EAST, HEADED FOR DESTINY" that sort of thing
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tehbiz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I want to run away and marry everything about this picture. the lighting and colors nnnnghhhh <333333
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DarienKMarshelly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this scared teh crap out'a me XD i almost squealed... well thats a lie... i did... >_>;;;;

i love you.... XD
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ImaginaryGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
*_* It looks so much like a cell shot for a real animation. Especially with the Japanese text and stuff. God you're good.
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Amarth9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
I swear to God, you know how to make people speechless! This is beautiful. TJ, Amal, the background, the whole friggin pic. It's what I would love to have above my bed to look at it every day.
And you thought of Kazuya Nakai as TJ? I love you even more, babe! I love his voice and I'd say that he would make a perfect TJ.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha, I wish there was some American equivalent with that same voice.
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Raptorix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student Filmographer
I HOPE THIS DREAM COMES TRUE TO YOU SOMEDAY~~~~~~! :3
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slimgoodbody Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Hahaha awesome. Someday probably. I mean you've got drawing skillz and fly dudes that will totally go all the way with each other, so you have basically 90% of the anime fan market cornered.

I'm totally going to laugh hysterically when I eventually see you in a magazine because I will think of this. :)
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
they go all the way but there are no angel feathers involved
or sparklies

:(
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slimgoodbody Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
TJ: So I guess this is it? We're finally going... all the way.

Amal: Yeah... I think I just always pictured it a little different. I feel like we're... Missing something.

TJ: Yeah...

Amal: WAIT! I need to go to the craft store, I'll be right back!

LATER

TJ: What did you get?

Amal: GLITTER AND FEATHERS OMFG

TJ + Amal: :highfive:
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
ahahahahaha jesus that smilie
i am laughing so hard
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