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RAIN p.91 - Mad GigaKaizer X by JocelynSamara RAIN p.91 - Mad GigaKaizer X by JocelynSamara
(No internet at my house. Posting will be sporadic - but on time, in the very least - for a little while.)

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This was interesting. I got to cover a little bit of Gavin’s past by having Rain prove she remembers it. Exposition at its finest! XD

Um… the image is a bit lazy. I think I was falling a little behind on my “weekly three page quota” at the time, so you get one image with LOTS of narration over it. Sorry. -_-

For anyone curious, “Mad GigaKaizer X” is supposed to be much like “Black Wings, Kaminari”. It’s fake fiction I made up for this comic. However, Mad GigaKaizer X is supposed to be like one of those super giant robot anime from the 70s and 80s. You know, the cheesy “Getter Punch against impermissible evil” kind. And as with virtually every robot that’s ever made an appearance in an anime or video game, Mad GigaKaizer X has modeling kits to be built and painted upon the shelves of its hardcore fans.

As for the robot itself; I don’t really tend to draw stuff like this often so do be gentle. It looks more like a villain from Mega Man X than any mecha I've ever seen.

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Tigerfestivals Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The robot looks pretty epic if ya ask me.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It was marvelous narration on this page. You pretty much prove how important Gavin is to Rain, revealed a lot about their relationship, and showed off your expertise at a more shounen-esque type design. And you are right, he looks like a Maverick hired by Sigma to destroy the hunter base. KICK ASS XD!!! But seriously, i enjoyed the design. And I thought, looking back on your gallery, you have done pretty well for your first official inorganic design. Looks properly balanced in both the legs and arms, the chest gaurd seems properly designed as to house a pilot, and the main head has a great personality too it. One that is both harsh, but enough to not be considered an evil mech. So I say thumbs up to this, and like Kaminari and Pandora, I can believe this as yet another one of your projects and look forward to learning more about Mad GigaKaizer X in the Rain Extras.

About your concerns about the "three page quota", don't pressure yourself. Life happens as you pointed out before, and even though this is just one image, it really isn't lazy. This robot has been consistant throughout the narration and thus its the strongest symbol of Gavin's support during the divorce And to illustrate any of those scenes wouldn't have been as impactful as this current page. But that is how I feel. Though it is sad Rain didn't put hers together, I feel just as intimidated by the little pieces and thus never bought a model for the Gundam franchise (despite it being a good show from that time). But at least she still has it in her closet, and it proves further that this robot is the strongest bond between them. And hopefully it helps renew it.

And on a final note, its good to know you are a fan of Gears and Evas (don't know what they are technically called). Otherwise this wouldn't have turned out nearly as good.
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Ah Mad GigaKaizer X! That brings back memories...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. I was actually afraid you were going to chew me out for it not looking right or something. I know you have a very high standard when it comes to robots and mecha. ^_^

Does that mean it does look okay? ^^;
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Oh yeah it looks good. Very megaman.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Writer
I like this page basically because it shows that Rain does remember Gavin when they were kids. And i think that its going to help Gavin understand that she is still the same person as before but just presenting as a girl. Plus it provided some insight into Gavin's past. Good luck at the internet thing.
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RavenEveHart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
It may be a 'lazy page' as you said only in the art sense, but that absolutely nothing compared to the story driven aspect that goes on in the page. It is very well done & presented excellently. Definitely a fave segment ^-^
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I think Rain says more on this page than she has in all of Chapter Five so far.
Even though it's only monologue, and even though it's just one image, this is still a significant page. Rain definitively proves that she has not forgotten her past. I get the feeling that even though she didn't like being a boy, she didn't dislike being Ryan. She had her family and her best friend, and it sounds like she looks back fondly upon her childhood. Ryan is not dead - he has just taken a new form. Perhaps, too, the friendship between Gavin and Rain will not die, but instead take a new form. This salvaging of the past clearly took a lot of courage from Rain, and I hope Gavin will begin to understand her better.
Also, I don't think it's a bad page at all. It reminds me of page 3 (with Ryan crying alone, and overhearing his family) and the page with Rain on the bed, talking with Aunt Fara. I also think the model figure is very well-drawn, with good proportions and coloration (although I can't find the "X" that you think you'd find on a Mad GigaKaizerX). Even if some call it lazy, I think it's a good page (although I may not be the best judge, as I haven't read a page of "Rain" that I didn't like).
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
No, no, it's a good page. :D

The fact that it's a lazy page doesn't offset the fact that it's a _good_ page. :D
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zenacra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i don't think i've ever seen a giant robot so bright a yellow that /didn't/ end up forming part of an even larger robot with four similar robots. X3
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