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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 19 December 2014 at 10:27am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I've been enjoying seeing the late 60s / early 70s fashions and hairstyles. It reminds me a lot of some of the movies I have been revisiting lately, like THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST.

I hate to use the words "vintage" and "period-specific" describe what I've seen so far, because I actually lived through this time period...
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Posted: 19 December 2014 at 11:26am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I love how characters in Mr. Byrne's comics inhabit real places! I always get a sense that these are real people living in real houses, apartments, and offices. So many nice, small touches!
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Posted: 19 December 2014 at 11:32am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Again JB what a treat, it's like finding a gift every day. I dig it man.

Looks great without color tho seeing Alvin's clothing in color would be far out I bet. 


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JB, I notice you introduced the characters a bit differently this time.  Usually you have them in the middle of the action and introduce them as you go along.  This time you introduced them in the beginning.
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Posted: 19 December 2014 at 3:22pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Now I understand what you meant about some pages requiring a color element. That is one heck of a crime scene.
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Posted: 19 December 2014 at 6:39pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

First of all , thanks for posting this original story. 
Secondly, I must say it is fun to see a new page every day ,it sends me back to when I would hunt out the Spider-Man strip daily.
Finally ,just seeing a page per day really lets me digest every panel getting me totally into the story even though we are just a few pages in.
Oh and it looks like Gower had to "settle" for a Mustang (I'm not a Ford guy). The Trans Am is about 3 years away still.
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One of the things I'm really enjoying are the faces. They are all just so exceptionally expressive and emotive! 
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I'll join in by saying thank-you John for this early Christmas present!

The first thing that struck me about this was how fabulously individual (visually) each of the characters are! That is a really high level of skill being wielded there.
The second thing that struck me was the pacing of the story. It appears to be unraveling at a rate that feels unobtrusive! Not too fast or too slow. As such I'm being continually immersed in the story, not being knocked out of it!
Along with the pace it's the story too. Like layers of an onion, I feel that I'm discovering more and more intrigue with each passing stride of the narrative.

I'm loving every minute of this master-class.

Thanks John.  
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Every new page added, the more enthralled I become. 
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Thanks for sharing it JB. It is sad to read you say that you are passing through a phase of lack of interest in comics. I am going through the same, especially with new comics. 
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I love how characters in Mr. Byrne's comics inhabit real places! I always
get a sense that these are real people living in real houses, apartments,
and offices. So many nice, small touches!



Agreed, Stinky!

Oh, and that most recent bit of dialogue sure took me by surprise!

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Darren Taylor
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The last panel on page 7, great acting. Love it!.
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JB, Thanks for sharing this issue with us. I hope that you find the passion/enthusiasm to complete the series one day.
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By the way, the expressions, facial and otherwise, exchanged between Cynthia and Gower in the final two panels of page eight are priceless.
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Just wondering, JB, you said "...run a page a day for the next three weeks or so..."
 - how many pages are there? or is that just another of the surprises we will have? 

thanks again.

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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 7:43am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Just one question JB, if you've thought of it what color are Cynthia's eyes? Thanks.

Edited to say; nevermind I forgot I had Finders of Lost Children in color.


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Thank you for making a 41 year old go back to that place in the mind it is so hard to find now, and was so easy to be there 30 years ago. Love your art and read the story with the same amazement. I am hungry for more.
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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Paul you should read JB's first words before the first posted page again. You'll find your answer there.
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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

That fire escape panel is awesome!
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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 9:42am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

na, i reread what i wrote - i "sound"ed snarky - coffee must have been "off" today ...


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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 10:22am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

John, over in the locked thread of Finders you stated that you have lost interest in drawing comics. What happened??? You may have answered or discussed this in another thread, so I am sorry for the repeat question if it is. I had my life turned upside down in November, and I am just now getting back to a little bit of normal life.
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John, over in the locked thread of Finders you stated that you have lost interest in drawing comics. What happened???

Maybe the STAR TREK photoplays spoiled me. In all my career of drawing comics, rarely have I experienced the satisfaction of seeing on the page something that comes so close to the images in my head.

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John, over in the locked thread of Finders you stated that you have lost interest in drawing comics. What happened???

Maybe the STAR TREK photoplays spoiled me. In all my career of drawing comics, rarely have I experienced the satisfaction of seeing on the page something that comes so close to the images in my head.

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JB, In the event that you decide to be done drawing comics. Thank you for sharing these FINDERS pages. Also thank you for all the years of great comics you've given us. As with all your work. The commissions,comic pages and the photonovels. Beyond their intended entertainment value. I find them extremely enjoyable as learning tools. 

Of course I do hope you aren't finished yet.

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Posted: 22 December 2014 at 1:17pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Of course I do hope you aren't finished yet.

So do I, Anthony! And, of course, I will be continuing with the commissions (I hope!).

But it feels right now that getting back to hand drawn comics will require some kind of major stylistic break from what I've done before.

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---will require some kind of major stylistic break from what I've done before.-JB

That sounds very exciting! 



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