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After Lunch by Dedasaur
After Lunch
The Grannies, the aunties, kittens and coffee... and my sister pretending to play mommy.

I was on course this week, busy studying to better my lighting.

We were supposed to illustrate a memorable moment in our lives... mine was when my life was full of "grannies"... I miss them all so much! - my sister and I were lucky little girls.

My auntie Elisa is smoking outside, my great grandma Sasa is drinking espresso, while my Auntie Anna is cleaning the moka. Auntie Grazia always had wet hands and Grandma Sara is about to bring the coffe to auntie Elisa but she turns around because my sister is scolding me for playing on the floor with my toys and my kitty Nerina.
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Webcomic - TPB - Chapter 7 - page 16 by Dedasaur
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Wilson Kane wins a fortune and his future bride at a game of dice from the former pirate Balthasar. When he decides to go and get the girl, the pirate way, by kidnapping her, not only he finds out that she is more than a pirate could ever want from a wife... but that she has 4 identical sisters as well. This discovery hits him when his men, who were supposed to help him out, each kidnaps a different girl... and none of them gets the right one! But Wilson Kane wants the girl he had met and no one else! Luckily for him it will be the girl herself to solve his problem and put an end to his dilemma... a solution that will eventually fling her into a world of adventures on the Mediterranean sea.


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Hi guys, I am on course again this week. As you may have noticed our wednesday updates will slip to friday.
Webcomic - TPB - Chapter 7 - page 15 by Dedasaur
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Wilson Kane wins a fortune and his future bride at a game of dice from the former pirate Balthasar. When he decides to go and get the girl, the pirate way, by kidnapping her, not only he finds out that she is more than a pirate could ever want from a wife... but that she has 4 identical sisters as well. This discovery hits him when his men, who were supposed to help him out, each kidnaps a different girl... and none of them gets the right one! But Wilson Kane wants the girl he had met and no one else! Luckily for him it will be the girl herself to solve his problem and put an end to his dilemma... a solution that will eventually fling her into a world of adventures on the Mediterranean sea.


Read it on Smack Jeeves:

thepiratebalthasar.smackjeeves…

The blog:

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The shop:

www.zazzle.com/dedasaur

or for dark t-shirt prints:


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Frilling Gordon Lizardesay by Dedasaur
Frilling Gordon Lizardesay

Meet: Frilling Gordon Lizardesay!

In his Hell Kitchen crickets are served from well done to medium rare... most client like their crickets rare though, almost alive!

This time around though the poor geeky gecko apprentice has crossed the line.
Here is Gordon yelling: This cricket is so raw, he is showing me a photo of his son's Bar Mitzvah!

I honestly wasn't going to enter this month, for lack of time, but I was stuck in a very long meeting last week and ended up drawing lots of lizards (I always draw lizards to decompress) and so Gordon came from there.

Here's my instagram: instagram.com/dedasaur/
You can see some of the other lizards (but they are just doodles really).

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Upon declaring the following week "musical week" everybody in the comic started singing.

This was my favorite chapter in The Gem saga: it was whimsical, musical, the designs were challenging and fun.
Up until this moment Kane was faring well and swimming in his comfort zone: he was painting, being acrobatic, being artistic in general and being his usual self.

Singing is the real challenge. If you want to make it somewhere, sometimes you have to make it by doing the things you are not comfortable with.
Anyways it's almost the same when you get first hired somewhere and you are the last  one to come in, the intern, and will have to do what others don't want to do.
When you have to face the music you have to face it all the way: Kane feels heartbroken and is convinced he cannot sing. So he ask for help to Dingen, the official court singer, and asks him to teach him.


Rumors spread.
It's a classic "rumor spread" song.
You even hear Mr Anise speak a bit of "S'inglish".
Well, the Anises are from South East Asia, so I thought I'd have them speak the way we speak English over here, every now and then, it could be fun.

Followed by a part I call: test, enemies, allies.
Lucky for Kane he can turn enemies in allies here and manages to involve everybody in his adventure


Of course the issue right now is still figuring out what to sing and will singing be enough to get him closer to Gemma?


At this point of the story Kane has made contact with Catstalia - here drawn as derpy cat (hahaha I love this version).


This panel here is sort of a foreshadowing to what will happen in two chapter's time.
Circe is now associating Kane with somebody else - we'll know who when she'll tell Kane a story.
Kane has emotions he wants to express about his waiting, his longing... something that Circe feels "runs in the family".
Circe's feelings are also triggered by the song Kane is singing, which was sang by his grandfather all the time.
We've heard this song before. Here:

when we realized that Kane can actually sing and has a deep voice but very seldom use it.

At this point confusion ensues.
Every time somebody has a good idea a bunch of people want to hop on the bandwagon and tag along - and maybe change it to their own liking.
But no matter what idea one may have of that project and how they see it, the original author has his own vision and nobody should push him around and get the idea corrupted.
He is the one with the whole vision, from beginning to end, the rest have bits and pieces and lots of wishful thinking.

So Kane is asking for a bit of respect here.

Terry Pratchett, who had just died, expressed this concept wonderfully in the sentence you find in the bottom left speech bubble.


Of course no matter how strongly you feel about your idea, your creation and your projects, when it comes to presenting it to others - to their scrutiny and judgement - there is always the shadow of a doubt.
Only children jump into a hero's journey with no fear.
An adult, refuses the call to adventure a couple of times before he jumps in. So Kane falters for a while, in doubt.
So this is what Kane is singing, let's compare it:



The song was successful and although he did not get him a full invitation to the inner circle, Kane is invited to have merenda (afternoon snack, very much like a pic-nic) in the inner gardens, provided he makes the snacks.



He takes off halfway during the merenda to go fetch his art supplies.
It's his bond with Catstalia that finally gets Gemma to talk to him and let him in the inner circles.
Remember? If she talks to him, he is "in" but he cannot talk to her unless she addresses him first.


This scene will repeat itself at the beginning of chapter 6. Almost like a "previously on The Gem of the Mediterranean Sea", hahaha. 
Anyway, at the end of the chapter we realize that the reason why everybody looked so funny and everybody was singing and dancing was that the chapter was a puppet show, put up by Kane and Castalia to tell their story to their children (and Itzak).

A story within a story within a story.


In this panel there's a clue about Lorenzo.
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Deda Daniels
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I was given curiosity, so I studied....
I was given a brain, so I did some thinking... I was given eyes, so I stared and I was given hands, so I drew... I was given immagination, so I wrote... Life gave me troubles, so I lied... Time gave me chances, so I grabbed... Dreams gave me faith, so I traveled... With patience I learned patience; With teamwork I learned sharing; With friends I grew caring...

And so because I lied, I tell stories and because I care I tell good ones... Because I worked and I was troubled, I became responsible and did my best... Because I am still curios and had chances, I learned and want to learn more...

Because I dreamt, I went this far..... Because I have faith, I will go further.

So have faith in me and I'll go the distance for you!

Current Residence: Italian in Singapore!
Favourite genre of music: Opera
Favourite photographer: Oliviero Toscani
Favourite style of art: All of it
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: Itunes
Favourite cartoon character: Dumbo
Personal Quote: "If you can dream it you can do it" (Disney)
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Misbehave Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello, Deda! Long-time lurker here. :heart:
I've loved your comics for a while now- everything about it! The story, the characters, it's just a wonder to read through. I particularly love the character design you made for Circe. The colors are so beautiful and she is so interesting, that I made her into an isometric sprite!
I made sure to credit you, of course, but I wanted to show you. I hope you like it and keep up the amazing work!
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Dedasaur Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
That's amazing, please let's add it to the group? *_*
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xBLAIRx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hi!! I am in love with your comic. Castalia and her sisters crack me up and Kanes crew is amazing. I found it by chance wandering the internet. Your art is so beautiful especially in the current volume Gem of the mediterranean sea. I am eager for each new update. you have an amazing talent! thank you for sharing your story with the world :D


I have been telling my art student friends about your comic as well. 
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Dedasaur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it and thank you for sharing with your friends as well.

After this mini chapter I was thinking about doing some traditional medium chapter. :D Hopefully they'll turn out alright.
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KittySib Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!:D
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Dedasaur Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
No problem :D
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TheMyopicProphet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Your art makes me feel bad about myself! I'm now a fan!
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Dedasaur Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Nooo! Don't feel bad about yourself! I feel bad about myself otherwise! 
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TheMyopicProphet Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great! Now I feel bad for making you feel bad;)
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