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If Only You Knew by vert-is-ninja If Only You Knew by vert-is-ninja
Playing around with the boys from a story that is still brewing in the mind. I was also practicing with style and how the comic might look in the end.

You might remember the one guy in the black coat as Mercutio Vondrasek, but due to some pretty heavy thinking and decision making (TM), I decided to rename him. This is a big deal for me, I know you may not know this but for ME, changing a character's name is a huge deal. The universe they're in though, there is tragically no Shakespeare, and therefore no real reason for him to be named after a guy who does not exist. Thus, he is now named Martinek, but Ant calls him Tek.

Martinek then, is the guy with the black hair and a haggard look and black coat. Arant "Ant" is the guy who got his ear pierced and is being heckled by his older brother who is, lastly, Hayward Kunkel.

I admit, I love these guys a TON, which is why I couldn't help giving them a small test run.

These guys all work together in a tiny company that Hayward runs, so they have a bit of history. They are also forced to be in close quarters fairly frequently which can test the tempers of those who are more hot-headed and irrational (IE Martinek and Hayward). Ant is commonly the peace keeper. He don't want no fights in here, shurriff.

Love you much, hope you dig! I love these dudes an obscene amount. Oh yeah, you heard me. OBSCENE. Thus you can be expecting to see more of them fairly soon.

Martinek, Arant, & Hayward (c) me
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so dramatic xD
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Mischikun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooo im lovin this lol
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TomatoLove Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
.....reminda me of Kid...:iconunsymmetricalplz:
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CC-Fantasy Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I saw this and laugh. There are some days that I swear, I am EXACTLY like Hayward. I'll start messing with something that looks uneven... sometimes for hours on end... just trying to make it perfect...

....yeeeaaaaah....
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2Foxxie4U Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
That 6th panel (with the squinty look) was vest.

BEEEST
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madmen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*snort laugh* Dude, I SO totally relate to Hayward. Freaking haaaaaate asymmetry. Obsessive-compulsions to the max. :nod:
Awesome strip~! You totally got the reaction of an OCD person down to a T.
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SaphirasMagic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
hahahahhahahahahhahahhahhahhh yeeep. sounds about right ;)
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Pookachoo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice icon XD I imagine the caption as: nomnomnomnomslurpnomnomnom XD
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TheRae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I really love this
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Lol, I can just imagine this conversation between them:
Hayward: "Your face is bothering me."
Tek: "...What?"
Hayward: "Your face is bothering me."
Tek: "Well what do you want me to do about it?"
Hayward: "Fix it."
Tek: "...Jerk."
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edmidt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
they're sooo cute! I love monochrome scheme you used, too. I would love to see more!
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Quixoticxx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Writer
Oh, wow. They look really interesting--I'd love to hear more! (:
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angry-green-toast Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
"ALL THE TIME." lol
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Hearse-Taxi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist
OCD is probably one of the most hilarious things in the world. Except for the poor blond man. I am sorry, blond man. I hope that one day, you will wake up to see an even world.
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AmberyFlower Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Las pannel is the best except this "RREEEALLLY??" :D
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jumpjumpman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Wow I adore this style, I hope you go with this for the final comic.
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mangamadness1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
XD looks like this'll make a great story!
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AnnieDraws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Pff I love how they all interact with each other.
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aisu-isme Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
Looool I love it.
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Iridestris Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I will confess that the GIANT MONOTONE WORDS in the final panel got a chuckle out of me.
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death2normality Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
my bf is uneven and I like it
I also love the guy with the crooked nose <3
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august-knell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
"YOU'RE UNEVEN!" Hahaha! I literally laughed so hard my sister looked at me weird!
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PatchworkPrince Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
These three are adorable - but what do we all expect from your brain? Looking forward to seeing more of them.
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NillaCream Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ha ha ha!! That is-- ha! Hysterical!
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Jenny494 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
:iconunsymmetricalplz: :iconsaysplz: HOW CAN THIS BEEEE?!
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kennybox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
His ticks don't get too bad until he is tired. I understand that.
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StrawberryBudikai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could still call him Mercutio. I thought it was a real name and i in'tknow that Shakespear had exclusive rights to that name.

I don't know what I'm trying to say anymore. Nevermind. lol
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TheDibLuver Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
All my piercing are symmetrical! >:(
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
I am in love with Hayward. Sort of. Well, with his looks, to be honest. :|

And I will need some time to get used to the name change of Mercutio Martinek. So I feel you there. If I had to rename one of my characters, it would be like... well. It's like... I don't know. I don't even DARE to imagine. :|
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SicklySweetened Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I think that way............. lol, I was in pain when my ears were not evenly pierced.
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Spinner-Faye Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
...pfft.
This sounds almost creepily like what would happen if I did the earring thing.
'cept my nose is a bit crooked, so I'd be playing both Ant and Tek's parts.
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HysteriaBound Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Interesting! I must admit I wasn't really into the name Mercutio at first, but now it seems strange for him to be named anything else! xD I'm sure I'll get used to it though.

But this raises more pronunciation questions! Is it 'Martinek' like 'martin-ek' or 'mar-teen-ek'?
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MitarashiBoi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah more OC's of yours : D Its awesome to see !! >u< I love Haywards little quirk <33 "It's uneven DX" lol XDD
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neko-chan7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
haha, that's great. C:

P.S. you should go to AM^2 in Anaheim for July 1-3. just sayin. C: admission is free~! :la:
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ReisAngel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Liking it! :D The characters have good interaction and I love how they're drawn too. Especially Hayward when he's saying "yes, it does, all the time" :XD: Your art works well in this style too though it's quite different from the Hanna layout.
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Ayumi90-chan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
looking forward to seeing more of them <3
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DJChocolate-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Hahaha alll the timmme
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SamHatake Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
MERCUTIOOOO...er..Tek D: I'm so sorry you got renamed!!
I love that guy.

I hope to see more of these guys VERY VERY soon!! You rock Tess!!
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AmandaMac1992 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
haha, that's awwwwesome X3
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SaphirasMagic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
HAHA. XD
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mangafreak122 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
looks cool :)
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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bmarrero15 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
lol
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THEJessiGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem thats what im here for ... to epically screw up what people say lol
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misterquark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Aww, bless them. :lol: Poor Martinek, having an annoying nose...
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sidney-vicious Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I know someone else who HATES asymmetry... (My icon character lol xD)

This is awesome :D I love your style.
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INKNOSE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
the dialogue in your comics is always so funny - you really know how to capture/convey intonation and sarcasm and whatnot. :D
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Giveortake Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These guys look like so much fun xDDD I can see why you love them so obscenely.
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YelloFox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
People find asymmetry annoying? Does this mean I should get a wristwatch for both of my hands so my friends won't be annoyed? :XD:

Get's ya thinkin'. Nice work.
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BesuNony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I like this. It's got a nice flow and the art is pretty good. ^_^ Nice job!

The symmetry bit cracked me up too.
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