Eeee Max is so cute.
I wish I knew too Peanut…I wish I knew too…
so not alone…..
In such a scenario, I am more akin to Grape than i am Max.
I never read the online theories.
I think they both look adorable, but the fangs look a bit too far forward.
I thought the same thing with the fangs myself… they almost look like they could inject poison, or spit poison or something (I.E. Snakelike)
Excuse me, I would like to present exhibit A: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Fangs_01_rfc1036.jpg
Reality is unrealistic I suppose
I think it’s the facial expressions (i.e. wide open mouths almost all of the time) that make it look unrealistic–usually cats mouths are fairly small unless they’re hunting or yawning or something.
i dot know my cat has a rather big mouth if you ask me
Same here… and I still can’t get the hang of the eyes, they just seem to have too much realism to them and I can’t attach any emotion to the eyes. I have to rely soley on the facial features.
Cats are now very cat-like :V
This very same thing has been bugging me. Eyes are usually the most expressive part of the facial structure of a comic character, so it’s been really hard for me to feel attached to the cats after this redesign.
Ok now I want to read the books too
this strip really shows off the new style the best so far. Very, very nice!
-lol- Poor Peanut. I’ve been through that before though. Just keep shaking your head and pretend to know what they are talking about. XD
nahhaha… grape and max do look the same, don’t they? now i’m curious what is a realy feminime cat going to look like…
somehow i thought that max would be more of tough guys compared to grape
MAX IS A CAT?!
How did you not know that? He invited Grape to the Yarnball for New Year’s… a hang out for cats exclusively….
Perfectly showing the reason he made the redesign in the first place.
Hehehe… Alternate wording for panel one
Haha, a few friends of mine have been through this when I talk about anime of manga with other friends who actually know about the subject
Btw, why did you write “Wheel of Time” in one of the books? I mean, why only one book, and specifically that one series?
Could just be a tribute to that particular Author and Series – Wheel of Time was probably the largest fantasy epic written, to the point even the author was having trouble keeping things together (too many different plots going at once… part of what mad it interesting tho). Ranks right up there with Lord of the Rings imo, even in it’s unfinished state – Wheel of Time is certainly larger than LOTR (13 books+ and short stories, vrs 3 modern or 9 original release books, plus “The Hobbit,” and short stories), but owes a lot of the basic concepts it uses to Tolkien – but most fantasy stories owe a lot to Tolkien anyways, lol.
The comic looked good the other day and now it’s back to looking creepy…. It must be the closups…. or the big eyes.
This reminds me of me when someone gets me talking about my favorite book series, The Death Gate Cycle…
It must have been a lot of fun making up the technobabble for the story up at this part.
This whole comic just reminded me of how sometimes I like to burst into random conversations just to confuse people. Example:
“Wow, I didn’t think the photon manipulator would actually make it launch that far.”
“Yeah, I don’t think we will ever see that banana again.”
Alright, i’ll bite. =P
I admit earlier i was skeptical about how Rick would draw Max. but after being skeptical earlier, i suddenly took another look at Max and see that he’d catch that “alley cat” or “litter cat” feeling in him this way as well.
I just hope future incantations of characters can continue to save their charms. oh, and show us some more of Max’s smiles. we go crazy for them =P
Ah, maybe use just a teeeeeeeny bit less detail in the new drawing style? With the close-ups in this comic, I think we’re falling into the Uncanny Valley again… >_<
I’m with you, Peanut.
Hey, anyone notice “The Whell of Time” sitting on the shelf in the last panel?
Wheel of Time is working its way into a lot of online comics…
Rick, I think you have a new story series to get working on.
PS – cats’ pupils start growing when they are excited. Eyes could be better used to reflect feline mood.
PPS – this new style keeps looking ADORABLE )
wow, that story has everything, even a Marubian Eye!
hmm I actually like the older blocky-head version of max more. It made him seem more masculine. Plus now, he looks exactally like grape except for the color scheme, bell, and ear bite
this seems very interesting *takes down notes* XD i wish i knew what they were saying too
I want to read that book. Somebody throw me a copy.
hehehahahaha…. my god this sounds too much like the “Warriors” series that i read…. XD
You don’t just “read” Wheel of Time. You devote your life to it until you’re so sick of the unending detail that Robert Jordan put into those books. I stopped at book 9…
Great comic! I love the new art style!
That reminds me of when I read Wheel of Time. I think… I lasted until Book 9 as well and then threw my hands up and chose an author that knows when to end a book series.
I must be a book-worm then – read the entire thing so far, including the prequel that was written. But I burned thru the entire Lord of the Rings “trilogy,” plus “The Hobbit” and “The Simarilion” (SP?) when I was ten. >.>
The funny thing is the fact that Robert Jordan died without finishing the series because he has some rare form of cancer.
Yeah, I agree that the fangs are too forward to be cat-like and really do appear to be snake-like. Also, aren’t cat eyes supposed to be diamond-shape, not necessarily just slits?
Can’t tell the difference between Max and Grape? Is it me, or does Max’s snout appear more protruded than Grape’s? Her’s seems more slanted downward, giving it a more feminine look.
I have no idea what the Wheel of Time thing is, but good old Marubian Eye! What fantasy story doesn’t have one?
This is EXACTLY how I sound talking about warriors by Erin hunter. I am abosred in it and boom I sound just like that when I get in on a tanget on it. No offense but max looks off to me, he looks catish but something about the angle seems odd. I’m no artist but just giving my view.
I like New Max! A bit of an angular blunder with the canines on these felines, if you can excuse the term, and the rest still has my praise. And New Grape is still win! Also:
Way to Imaginate, Rick! My ears they bleed!
The thing is, when I checked a forum yesterday, it was suggested that that younger lion, Kibwe, is involved in the raid that was alluded to near the end of the last book. He was never a very convincing character, but if the Dragon Council was, in fact, pulling some Pridelander strings, it would explain a lot. That little têt à têt he had with Agali during the Painting Ceremony never really sat well with me either, so I think this would make sense.
Whoops! Peanut, too! Peanut is Win. They’re some sort of Win alloy you’d find protecting a pure Win core, wrapped in several layers of thick and thin Win polymers. Win.
That too. Thank you.
This totally reminds me of when my roomies are going off about Star Trek :<
The new style looks… Sloppy.
Alas, gives me flashbacks to the days of the Harry Potter speculations. ^^ I need to get into a new series along these lines…
LOL i know exactly how peanut feels *gives him a book with bright colorful pictures* there. much better! im loving the new style by the way hehe i keep housepets bookmarked. ive tried other webcomics. the writer of VG cats is a bit of a jerk. xkcd is cool…but sometimes i cant understand his jokes since theyre often written in math and programing languages >> so yeah housepets wins.
Sadly enough, as someone who plays RPGs (both PC and paper & pencil)…. that made sense. >.0
Probably helps that I’ve actually had to write a campaign almost from scratch tho – makes other “made up” works easier to comprehend, even when they’re made up just for a gag!
Have to say, in this one, Grape looks almost like a mini-version of Max… just different colors. I suppose that’s true of cats at a distance (sometimes, anyways), but may want to consider a few more traits to set female and male characters apart besides the collars and their choice of words.*
*(It’s “okay” with Grape, since she’s supposed to be a bit confusing when it comes to gender, but you’ve got your work cut out for you later with Sabrina!)
Lioness and hyena posters in the back!!
Reminds me when half of my friends were all into Twighlight…
^And then the they died due to fail? Yeah I hate when that happens.
WOW the art rocks. Love the story line. Thanks for having such a wonderful comic. Its great.
I’m having flashbacks to isolating my friend by talking about Runescape.
“dude, so, the green drags are in the wildee, right? Im still trying to get in prayer order”
“I’m trying to level up my prayer stat, so I haven’t the time to look for green dragons. Are they in the Wilderness area?”
Is is sad that I could follow their conversation, at least in a overview sort of way?
LOL, it’s funny, this is the most feminine Grape has ever been, and Max too. RUN FROM THE RABID FANGIRLS!!!!
And what idiot would belive that the Laughing Face and The Order are the same?
Stranger things have happened. =P
Goldfish peanut is Goldfish
you ever think of making real posters of this fake book? i think it would be cool
Is that a Preyfar in the back, or just a random hyena that looks like him? lol
Preyfar is purple, not gray! But yes it does kinda look like him now that I think about it
the hyena in the back round panel four looks like the lion king :3
That ‘Wheel of Time’ book behind Peanut looks huge compared to the other books…
I really want to read the Pridelands book now XD Sounds interesting :3
^That’s because that book is full of pron Magz. The more you know.
^^ Don’t listen to him. Hes a false dragon! (Yes. I have read wheel of time.)
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