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WtH: 2 and 3 by real-faker WtH: 2 and 3 by real-faker

Because page 2 is really boring by itself.

JESUS CHRIST THIS TOOK FOREVER. It wasn't really hard I'm just super picky about layout and there's like, 50 billion layers. Thank heavens for GROUPS. OH GOD, CS567 YOU'RE GROWING ON ME.

Hope these pages are easy enough to follow. I realized when I started sketching them out along with the first page that the entire digging/burying makes absolutely no sense. There's a huge amount of time lapsing between these 3 pages, so keep that in mind. He dug 3 graves and filled 2. In 3 pages. Don't think too hard about it because I've tried it and I lost half my brain in the explosion.

Anyway.... I don't have a lot to say. I'm not particularly fond of any of the illustrations here, except maybe Sock in the very last panel. And I suppose that shot from down in the grave isn't half-bad.

The coloring and everything seems so INCONSISTENT CONSISTENTLY NHHHGGGHHH whatever.

DARK HUMOR IS DARK. In case you weren't already aware.

Shpadoinkle, my back hurts. My chair right now is a makeshift concoction of a wobbly old piano bench that's way too high and about to break, those foldy cushiony chair things from the 90's, and a lifesize plushie of a sheepdog for back support.
Cannibal the Musical. You should watch it.


Also, in the last 2 panels, it's supposed to sort of be like a camera maneuver where he's blocking that 3rd grave until you see it from... a... different... angle. SHUT UPPP I HURRRTTT.

and and and

For some reason when I read the last few lines, I hear them either like the narrator chick from Desperate Housewives or like Trey Parker doing a preview for a Rob Schnieder movie.

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QBeast Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2015
Y'know, it never really was made clear why he had to kill himself in the animation. Hmm...
samuraipanda85 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh shoot I thought Sock was a girl because of the skirt...Still gonna ship them thou.
NeonBlobfish Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
A serial killer? Um... I guess that explains what happened to Veronica McCoy...
Colors789 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors.
HomicidalSenpai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really is amazing. I really wish you would continue this story line. 
Tunicorn1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this animation on the internet
the comic is gorgeous as well
must read it all in one sitting
8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
....why is Sock wearing a skirt?
FelisCoco Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not? :J
8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
this is true
HiddenBehindShadows Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So far, I love this. What I find hilarious though is that a few months ago my friend came up with a character who looks a little like Sock, but with a different shirt and slightly different hat. And he's not a serial killer :lol:
It's was so funny. She read this and was like, "AWWW MAN. SOMEONE ALREADY TOOK THE POINTY-SQUGGLE HAT THINGGGG."
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha... if it's any consolation, gaiaonline did pointy-squiggle hats years ago tooo... haha. xD They're so cute though!
btomimatsu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I read the narrator part, I imagine Tim Curry narrating it. :/ I dunno, it seems to fit.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Tim Curry fits in to everything! xD
btomimatsu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right! :XD:
hydrogen-hydroxide Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool. < 3 Even though I'm only here as of this moment; still, the premise is pretty damn awesome.

I'm hearing the guy from the Allstate car insurance commercials. I don't know his name...
zazz96 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
real-faker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
haha! XD
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This made me laugh XD Nice.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
haha, thanks!
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome ^^ Can't wait to see more now that I'm watching you.
Emruki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good god, that is one fantastic premise. x'DDD <333 I absolutely LOVE how you played with the text; it really brings the images and words together.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
Lol, thanks so much! : D
CremeCoco Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
......I kinda feel .....I dont know what I feel when I read these...its just so awesomely eerie
lucywoof08 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
he probably killed them for naming him sock!
intriguing *_*
real-faker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hahaha! Niiice. XD
Throneofsouls Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   General Artist
This is getting good.
It's twisted and kind of funny,I like it.
Lalikaa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I just- I feel like I can't even give a good enough critique/comment on this. But here goes:

The angles all make sense, really. And the colors and things that are with the Sock and what...

Well, I tried. xD
real-faker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hahaha, a valiant effort!
Clawshawt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Woo! Where do I begin?
To be honest I think Sock looks just fine in all the panels. =) I really like the first one because of the angle. Angle shots are such a bitch, but I bet it was a no brainer for ya. ^-^
The text in the first 3 panels where the dirt smudges the words, now that is a cool idea! :nod:
Lastly the camera maneuver is GENIUS!!! The reveal in the last panel was the icing!
I understand what you mean, in fact I don't think anyone is satisfied with their own work. Don't worry about it though, when others look at it, they can't see what you see.
The text isn't hard to follow, unlike some comics I've read, and they were done by "professionals". XD

I'm reading on!
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oooh, thanks! I'm so glad all of it, like, makes sense to ya'. I can see it all kind of playing out in my head, but it's more like a cinematic thing than anything, and I just kind of hope that that might show through even just a tad.

Well goody! I'm glad you're enjoying it thus far. And I'm glad you caught the camera maneuver background joke. I'm not sure how obvious that was or how many people actually noticed it. XD
Clawshawt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
I can tell you're gonna be a great movie director/animator! 8)

I'm hoping to get in that field too, so it's a MUST to notice things, especially in your comic! I'm HIV positive that I'll be learning a lot from you. ^-^
ZeeDiKay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Ooh. I likey. The dirt smudged words effect was amazingly done. I can't wait to see what comes next.
let-loose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
How did you make the text blur like that, was it the blur tool? Was it something else? What fonts do u use?? Teach me TEACH ME.... Please.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Haha... I... have no idea. I used a bunch of different things. Any number of distortion filters and/or transformations you can apply to it.... It's really a long process of messing around with it and tweaking it until it sort of looks how I imagine it. I pretty much just do everything as I go, for better or worse.

I dont' have that many cool fonts on my computer right now (I gotta go get some more!) but the one I started off using is called "St. Andrews", I think. Another one in there is "Cut it out", for sure.
twiliheroine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
The writing style reminds me of "Hanna is Not a Boy's Name" ^_^
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oooh, really? Cool! I actually just started watching that fellow, Vert, I think like, some time last month. I haven't really read Hanna but I quite admire the style. : D So I appreciate the comparison! Thankyou.
twiliheroine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
You're welcome ^_^

I am thinking I might cosplay Adelaide :meow: :XD:
off-the-waller-5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Ho crap, yep. Definitely the narrator chick from Desperate Housewives. But i totally get your angle in the 2nd and 3rd panels of the 2nd page....or would it be the third? Oh well, second page in this window, third in the whole scheme of things.
Well played my friend. :)
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
Haha, awesome!

off-the-waller-5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
lol youre welcome!
KnuxZ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
How did I miss this in my inbox. Shame on me.
Once again, I love it. I'm looking even more forward to it now that I have a sense of what the plot may possibly be. I really like how you placed the text. I love the texture as well. (I'm thinking... Who would mark a grave as "Me"? That made me laugh. XD)
I've never heard of sleep killing... Though, I've heard of sleep driving. |D
So yeah, lookin' good. :]
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah, as I think of what's gonna' happen next, I think stuff like "Wait, why would someone blah blah blah" and it's like... "Oh yeah, because IT'S A CARTOON AN' AH DO WHAT I WAWNT" so in the event that something would be funny enough, I'll forgo logic and opt for ridiculousness. XD Hahaha.

You know... there was some court case, actually, where a person convicted of murder claimed they did it in their sleep. I wish I remembered more details, but we were talking about it once in a sociology class I took.

Affy-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He just killed his parents........... in his sleep.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah, definitely a DERPPP kind of moment. XD
Mai-Koala-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
I personally LOVE how you did each panel 8D I really like that you kept the previous words in each grave panel and socks expressions are so... >w<

As for your INCONSISTENT CONSISTENTLY coloring... NEVER CHANGE IT >O It is so awesome it can only be described as REAL coloring and I love it )o)

PLUS, the dark humor... oh man, the DARK HUMOR *swoons* Sock rocks my socks off *shot*

*gives you extra comfortable mega convenient chair* Poor Faker :"> *rubs back*

I've never heard of Cannibal the Musical 8D *puts on list to watch* I have seen Repo the Genetic Opera and it is AMAZING (o( *puts on your list*

I'm actually not sure who'd I hear narrating D: But when I think of voice narrators I think of someone like Samuel L. Jackson *shot again*

LOVE where this going btw d^w^b YOU KICK ASS :heart: :heart: :heart:
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Well thankya! : D that means a lot.

ANDDD.... I've actually seen and loved Repo already. X) I think I have a tegaki crap fanart of it in my gallery somewhere, actually. NATTHAAANNN HOOOMMYYYGGOODDDD

Well the narrator is a character who will be introduced sooner or later. I dont' know how he sounds, but I sure as hell hope he doesn't sound like anything I've been discussing with people. XD Hahahaha.
Sifl-senpai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
In the 2nd pages' dirt panels, I ADORE how you've got the words swirling in the splatters, as well as the rest of the "wordplay".
And I do, for one, like Sock's facial expressions- all of 'em. (Were either of his parents, by chance, called "Shoe"?)

Nitpicks (please understand that I only criticize what I like... and because nothing I do will ever look this good and I am jealously taking it out on you. XD ):

I'd make the outline of Sock much stronger and sinister in the first "from the hole" shot because it's got to be an impact- not "This is Sock, by the way," which is what the (really pretty) whimsical colors tell me, but "THIS IS F***ING SOCK LOOK AT HIM". His stance is nice, tho'.
And it might help you to take out the "just"s because they connotate that you are about to see his "first person" reaction because you're gonna see what's happening THIS INSTANT. And, I'd change the "wasn't" on panel one of pg. 3 to "isn't" to help the flow/timing of action.
Finally, as I'm tearing apart MINUTE DETAILS, I almost wish that you mirror-imaged the last two panels on pg. 3 to make "Mom Dad ME." (with the adorable period) more like a sentence, but for all I know, Sock's got a personal quirk of writing backwards (and it's a kind of cute touch.) THe "glow" behind the grave is neat, too, to make it pop, but it may need to pop MORE, since it's the focus (but I soooo like Sock's expression that I don't like to think of it downplayed. I look at that expressive face and, yeah, I DO want to be his friend even though he'd kill me. He's got some charm goin' on.)
But it's gorgeous and I actually can't wait to see what else you're gonna do for introductions! Gosh, I'd almost just like a whole story about JUST Sock from this! :wow:

I wish you did not hurt.

I ALSO WISH I HEARD THE TREY PARKER VOICE! I hear the chick from The Ring (7 days) in that whisper, except with a giggle in her voice, or I hear Megumi Ogata's "deep" voice in amused mode.
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
I... I actually haven't thought about his parents names. I'll keep that in mind though if his parents names come up later on. XD Sock's nomen...clature.... nomenclature. Not sure if I'm using that right. Sock's NAMESAKE (there we go) actually has come quite a ways from what I had called him originally... so like, there IS sort of a coherent explanation that has nothing to do with socks. XD That's a whole 'nother story though.

andandand, I appreciate your critique! Actually, I LOVE this kind of feedback. So don't hesitate to do it in the future either! Becuase this story and characters make sense in my mind, but I have to know that it'll make sense to someone who knows nothing about it. So this is GOOD! Tear apart those minute details as you please!

You make very strong points and I think I may actually change some stuff up. You'll actually meet the narrator in a page or two, it's another character. And the physical existence of a certain main character may change in these next pages as well (lol), so I'll have to make sure the narration is accurate as far as TENSE goes. But I'm definitely going to put some more though into it and change it so that it will make OPTIMUM SENSE.

Glad you caught the glow behind the grave. I was hoping to draw attention to it (I'm not sure how many people actually caught it, to be honest), but I also wanted to focus on his expression. It's sort of a background joke I guess, but it's CRUCIAL so... perhaps I'll see if I can make it stand out a bit more.

And I hadn't even considered the order of the graves. Let's just SAY he has a writing backwards quirk. XD

Haha... thank you very much for all the input! : D
Sifl-senpai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I'm curious, what was Sock called originally?

You are giving me permission to go after this like a shark does a swimmer on her period. You sure you wanna do that? XD

Oh, boy, does the fourth wall get broken by this narrator? Because nobody likes that fourth wall anyway.

Text stuff is easier if you write out the whole chapter and read it aloud to yourself, but this is always a) a giant pain in the @$$ and 2) makes it hard to visualize without the context of the pictures and layout... (THere's always a problem as to how to do something, ain't there?) so you have to keep in mind that, even if the text is plain, it'll work just fine on the page so long as it makes sense. (Is OPTIMUM SENSE in anyway related to OPTIMUS OPTIMUM PRIME ????)

No problem!
real-faker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lol, nice simile! And I'm sure I wanna do it if YOU'RE sure you wanna' READ it. XD

Sock's name has sort of progressed through time, and I'm not going to talk about MY original ideas for his name, because they're really stupid. A long long time ago in a version of deviantart far away, I took name suggestions. One of my irl friends said he looked at the character and the pseudo-jap name Sakuryu came to mind. So I called him that for awhile. But then I got lazy and started calling him Saku. And then at some point my other IRL friend (who's asian) was like "Dude, you should just call him Sock", for a plethora of reasons; We were big fans of this show called 'Reaper', and one of the characters was called Sock, which was a shortened version of his last name, Wisocki, I think. She said that my characters last name should also be something like that, only she blurted out a suggested name that had the word 'sock' NOWHERE in it. Which was probably an accident, but it just made it that much funnier (And on that note, Sock's last name is Sowachowski). And also I liked it just because like, if you were to say Sock in Engrish, it'd be Saku anyway.
yes. More or less.

The fourth wall.... kinda. I have a loose script written (but lord knows I don't follow my own scripts) where the existence of a fourth wall is acknowledged, but not necessarily broken. Which, I dunno, sort of defeats the purpose. Like meta-wall-breaking.

Haha, touche'. Well I'll definitely go back and change stuff as needed... becuase even when I write out the entire script/chapter/etc, I find myself sitting down to draw it and I don't follow it at all, because better ideas come as I go. XD

Optimum sense is related to optimum prime as optimus prime is related to optimus sense?
OPTIMUS? What kind of... where did they even...

I once had a starburst fruitchew flavor called "optimus lime".
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