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For those who follow me on tumblr, you'd know that for the past six days I've been plugging away at pages for an interactive comic for my senior thesis. Well hurray, it's complete! This is probably the fastest I've ever produced a project of this size before, but despite the time-crunch I'm really satisfied with the final product.

My goal for this project was to not only tell a story in a new medium (a flash comic) but I wanted to try my hand at retelling a narrative in a completely different form-- What I chose to do was translate Ludo's song "Lake Pontchartrain", an audio time-based piece, into this flash comic, a visual time-based piece. The song has a fantastically told narrative that I've been wanting to work with for awhile now, so I'm extraordinarily happy that I've had my chance!

For my first time working in flash, I'm really happy with how everything worked out, and I definitely want to do more with it in the future!

Also, though it is stated in the credits of the comic, I will reiterate that I take no credit for the dialogue/lyrics or narrative, and that solely belongs to Ludo. This was a fan-inspired derivative work created because this song is pretty freaking awesome, and if you haven't given it a listen, I definitely encourage you to!

Otherwise, what you see is my interpretation of the lyrics.

Enjoy!


Should the flash fail to load on deviantArt for whatever reason, it can also be viewed on my portfolio site here.
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OfficahDumpah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was really awesome! I listened to the song while reading this. 
You did a very amazing job! One of my favorite pieces for sure!!
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JawYaw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaah, this is so awesome! :iconasdfghplz: I love the character designs and the end is so... ASDFGHJKL :iconcannotevenplz:! :iconluvluvplz:
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GangnamPom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
HELL YEA!
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sasuchick33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I made this even more mind-blowing by reading it in time with the music. Thus my mind was blown..not like it wasn't already but it exploded again
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Demimeg Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
The only thing that could possibly make this even the slightest bit more epic than it is right now is if you had the song automatically playing along with the slideshow...

IF YOU POSTED THIS ON YOUTUBE WITH THE SONG I WOULD DIE!
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blazerburnman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. I love the song by Ludo and this was done really well. When I started reading it was like "I should totally play the song while I watch" ^_^
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Kundaba Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Wooo....creepy, yet solid, nonetheless!
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Shirogane1340 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was reading this while listening to the song and it was amazing!! CX Fantastic job!! :happybounce:
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Nihilplox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I loaded up the song and clicked through in time.

HOMYGODTHEEXPERIENCE.


...wow. WOW. wow.

Wow.
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Aileran Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I've always thought that Ludo's songs told the best stories with the most creative lyrics, and your depiction of this song is excellent. Is there any hope of seeing any more of their songs beautifully visualized like this? I think Anything For You would be quite fun to see ^_^
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Vanilladreamers Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is just amazing!! :D
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Saramoon23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Photographer
OH MY GOD. This is EXACTLY how I saw it in my head!
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greyeille Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was so good! Good job!
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FedhaNyuni Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I read it and played the song simultaneously. AMAZING. :worship:
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Thunderdick Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Man....its amazing how the lines and words were animating in my head while I read this. Awesome work! :highfive:
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HeartlessAssassin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Oh man oh man, you need to send this to them. The guys would love it!!
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:iconskejy:
skejy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SO GREAT
Going through this with the music is incredible <3
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heavyheart88 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Playing the song with it is entertaining. Well done ^_^
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2ndgatewaytonowhere Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
This was great!
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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2ndgatewaytonowhere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
You captured everything pretty perfectly!
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Bradax24 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Nice tone throughout the entire story. I can't wait for more.
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for reading! Unfortunately this is the entirety of the piece since it was based off the one song, but doing another in the future would be really awesome!
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sam-the-squid Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This is the most beautiful thing. Did you send this to them yet?
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And not yet, haha! I'm still trying to decide if there are any edits I want to make, but I definitely want to!
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Tanginello Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
This is excellent. You draw expressions so well. Color palette is great too; I was definitely spooked by this, in a good way. I think this is a pretty cool way to work with music too, in that there is no sound component but the pacing and feel of the song are still intact.
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fff I'm so glad you picked up on the pacing of the song! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :"D
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RyuRedwings Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHOA.
This is awesome! That's literally what I said when I finished reading, this is really great! Good luck with your thesis! I hope your professor likes it!
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really happy you enjoyed it!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The zoom-in that follows the voices coming up from the lake, and the disturbed pause after the "weird-ass local show" are my absolute favourite moments in this. Love the timing. This is REALLY AWESOME.
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm super happy you liked it AND LIKE THE TIMING. Translating song-into-comic was definitely such a good learning experience, oh my goodness.
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Lesexyk-Nero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Fucking. Awesome. <33
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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Sei-Zora Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
ILU FOR LIFE <33 this is so brilliant girl >B] Your badassory never ceases to amaze me SRSLY
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaah oh my goodness thanks so much! ; A ; <3 <3 <3
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UnicornJam Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Writer
THIS IS EVERYTHING IS EVER WANTED FROM THIS SONG
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OH HURRAY I AM GLADDEST.
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novemberdarling Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is basically the most awesome thing that has ever existed. The pacing is amazing, I love how you kept it mostly black and white but used color for the framing parts, I love how you drew the lake zombie...fsdjkfaj I just love everything about this. "Lake Pontchartrain" is my favorite song of all time and you captured it perfectly.
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man, that's one of the best things I could ever hear, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I adore this song, and it's awesome to hear a fellow fan approves!
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pyra-pyra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd favorite this, but the comic stretches over the favorite button and I can't click it...

This is really neat, though!
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Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Super weird! I think that has to do with dA's site formatting. I know if you stretch your browser window as wide as it can get and refresh, it should work on most monitors. Sorry about that! D:
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pyra-pyra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's as wide as it can get, I think dA's mostly at fault here.

/sends imaginary +fav
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ZeitgeistSam Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I need to borrow your "Draw Cars in the Rain" drawin' hand. Just for a bit. No, it won't hurt. For a while.
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh by all means, take it. I certainly won't be using it for a long time if I can help it. :T
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ZeitgeistSam Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
But you're so GOOD with it!
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TaffythePuddingCat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woo nice :3
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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TaffythePuddingCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :)
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YoshidaChizuru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Waaahhhh, such a cool comic!!
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:iconskwinky:
Skwinky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much!!
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