Friday, September 15, 2006

Book 14 finally here!!

Ooooh finally!! It took 6 weeks! Aaaargh! Drove me crazy... I'm so glad it's finally here. The withdraw syndrome was so bad, I read it right in my car. How embarrassing. Whenever new stuff comes out, I try to avoid the spoilers, but fail every single time. This time, the focus is on the special extra short story at the end, and the freebie Scribble Art Book. (Stuff that don't get into scanlate sites, hehehe.)

First thing first, the Art Book is exactly as expected. All the drawings are taken from scribbles on the back of the manga paper! (Geese... Arakawa has time to draw that many?) It's very interesting to see her pencil drawings. Her skills are really high! Where is the cross in the middle of the face to determine the angle and mid line? She doesn't even need that! Oh my god!!!!! It's funny how there are way more macho men than anything else. That's her cup of tea for sure. Wait...! Al's last name is spelled wrong!! It's Elrick instead of Elric?! No one noticed!?!?!?

The extra short story "the Elrics" at the end of the comic book far exceeded my expectations from reading blog spoilers. Very, very touching. Oooooh! The brothers are so cute!!! They used to be "normal" kids too. And... haha... Arakawa really likes washrooms. (Remember the 4-panel booklet that came with book 12?) Who would imagine Hohenheim sitting on the toilet?

You can tell the artist had an excellent up-bringing. And this kind of author is exactly what we need nowadays, to give the younger generation a proper idea on life. In the Scribble Art Book, there is such a comment like, "I was going to give Izumi a fight move that uses a loaf of meat, but that wouldn't be respectful to food so the idea was dropped." That, is an admirable attitude.

And... another comment in the Art Book is, "Al appears often in my scribble because I don't want to forget how to draw his face." This means, Al is gonna get his human body back!? (Right...? Right?)

2 comments:

IS said...

ISです!無事にラフ画集到着しましたね!
6週間かかったみたいですね
長いなぁ~
でも!荒川センセの絵って凄いっすよね~
筋肉質なエドが多いっす!爆
お気に入りは、P31の特別書き下ろし
が!たまらないっ!!エドの表情が
「なんで、見るんだよっオイっ!」
と聞こえてきそうです。笑
PCネタ、使う分には問題ないのですが、
たまに勝ってに閉じられる
「アドオンの設定らしい汗」
TVソフトをダウンロードしたは、
いいけど、画像は出て音声が出ない
まじショボイっす 泣
マウス!大きいが楽ですね~
洗車は好きなんですよ!
「ヒマさえあればやってます笑」

Black Label said...

はい、6週間です!!!(怒)
普段は1ヵ月だけですよ~通常版の船便と一緒に。
今回はなぜか更に2週遅れて、禁断症状がひどかった~(泣)

ラフ画集の考察記事を書く予定です。
絵が修正されたかも、と思いますよ。

@syoさんに続く、私も、
安定性の良いFirefox(ブラウザー)を推薦します。
音声は...スピーカーを使っていますか?
マウスが大きいと手首の負担も重いですよ?(汗)

洗車は...危険です。
前みたい1、2週間も動けなくなったら、どうしょう...(汗)