Cupcake 005


Cupcake-Tan: 005

Video: VOD Recording of Cupcake 005 drawstream

Let me know how you like the larger format. I’ll also be messing around with the drawing style for the next couple strips — let me know if you like the rough-pencil or anime look better!

30 Responses to “Cupcake 005”

  1. Zinaida Says:

    Good lord…
    I.. This is beyond words.
    I don’t know whether to be angry, or sad, or happy, or fuck-all, I just… Are you a wizard..?

  2. AoC Says:

    I would like inked outlines for regular panels and keep the rough-pencil for scenes with action, powers, and emotional distress. I really liked the change, kinda shows Cupcake as a sort of reality warper, which would explain why this isn’t the first Pastry Kingdom.

    Good show. Shame I missed the streams of the progress, so thanks for the vods.

  3. Doo Doo Doo Says:

    Everything is great. <3 Paneling, colour work… it's all so sharp.

    My only complaint is that some of the noise/dissolve(?) filters are a little jarring, and they kind of stand out in a bad way. I really only mean the outline on some of the text and that icing beam. The rest of the noise works fine though, and it's cool effect.

  4. admin Says:

    I’ll see if I can clean it up a bit — shouldn’t be too hard.

  5. admin Says:

    Thanks for the details comments, too, Zin, AoC, Doo. I may very well change up styles as the situation requires, as AoC suggests…

  6. w Says:

    Great dynamic panel style, I like it.

  7. admin Says:

    I’ve updated some of the text and sound effects. Should look better.

  8. anon156 Says:

    This is… amazing. And the twitter, my god the twitter, it’s perfect.

  9. Doo Doo Doo Says:

    it’s beautiful

    :’) it’s just

  10. RGE Says:

    Those gloves are totally cake.

  11. whoever Says:

    Interesting, but I’m feeling I need a new prescription for my glasses.

  12. Not One Of Us Says:

    God Cupcake-tan is nasty.

    Re: art style: I kind of like this ever-changing art style for the comic. I’m not sure that’s GOOD for the comic, but it is rather interesting.

  13. pmreuattoin Says:

    long-time lurker, here.

    You’ve outdone yourself here, Dan. Brilliant perspectives, use of space, style, wardrobe, … the first time I saw it, omg I had a heart attack.

  14. couchfort Says:

    Too big. As much as I enjoyed the extreme close up of Cupcake’s cupcake and side ass.

  15. Zinaida Says:

    The huge pages are awesome!
    How can you not love huge posts like this?

  16. still a faget Says:

    This is too deep for me.

  17. TheEFAF Says:

    Well, from a person using a netbook, huge pages are huge and the text is very blobby. If I actually bothered to turn on my desktop, I’m sure it would be an alright size.

    Someone tell me: I was gearing up for legit cute and ended up with this. Is this story supposed to be similar to all of Dan’s other stories except with pastry cream and more talking? Wasn’t expecting ancient doom powers and soul destroying and tribunals and all that, so I just ended up making a weird face at this comic. I don’t follow twitter and livestream stuff though so I’m probably just out of the loop….

  18. couchfort Says:

    ^^^ Also on netbook, so yeah, exactly. I’ve been plugging it into my 32” HDTV lately, but viewing it on just the 10″ screen when I’m trying to watch actual TV, it doesn’t look too good. It’s just too overwhelming.

    Dan did his best to make this something different, something sincerely cute… but unfortunately old habits die hard and it’s digressed back into the sick fuck we all know and love.

    Admit it, Dan… there was no coming back, you never LEFT the darkside. >:D

  19. admin Says:

    Can’t you just press CTRL-+ and CTRL– to zoom in and out?

    If it’s really a pain I’ll add a drop-down list for comic size (bleh).

    Also, the comic IS cute. Suffering is cute.

    Seriously though, Cupcake is going to be an omnibus work — different stories with different main characters — and some will be cute, others will be suffering, others will be comedy. Pepper’s story is first, then probably Licorice…

  20. Zinaida Says:

    Correction: cute little girls suffering is cute.

  21. Zinaida Says:

    That sounded worse when I read it again.

  22. TheEFAF Says:

    Oh, okay! So that’s where it’s going. I don’t mind SUFFERING it’s just like…thinking you’re going to take a sip of water and the bottle contains sprite. I like sprite just fine.

    Also, reporting from desktop, the size is fine. Don’t cater to netbooks, That’s dumb. My desktop monitor’s 21″ so this seems reasonable.

  23. TheEFAF Says:

    I feel like I should have made that analogy “thinking you’re going to take a sip of water and the bottle contains Dr Pepper” in retrospect

  24. sp_ Says:

    what… this… I don’t even

  25. Zinaida Says:

    Heh.. Dr Pepper…

  26. Aristagon Says:

    To complain about art beeing to big makes nö sense for me. I enjoy every Detail here.

  27. Trust Jollin' Says:

    It looks fine to me zoomed out, and I’m using a 720p television as a monitor.

  28. TheEFAF Says:

    Art is always made to be viewed from a certain distance. Too close or too far and you’re losing what the art is trying to convey (this goes for real world oil paintings, statues, everything). In the case of digital art, it’s often about the distance from your eyes to the computer monitor. It’s also hampered by being inside the frame of a computer monitor and exceptionally large pieces must be pushed around to see the whole thing. So yes, it’s certainly possible for art pieces to be featured “too large”, especially digitally. The encumberance of only being able to sample pieces of a work combined with being too close to be able to absorb a work as a whole is usually the definition of “too close” for art. Also, if nothing exceptional is added by featuring the art at gigantic scale (such as grade-A linework or something) then there’s not usually any reason to make a work 3000px+ wide.

    So, not saying these comics are too large, but it’s definitely possible to make something too large. Digital has a lot more encumberances to “too large” than the real world, where we can just put a real world piece in a really huge room and stand 300 feet back from it.

  29. couchfort Says:

    Nope, even on a 32″ television, the comic feels too big.

  30. admin Says:

    A’ight, I’ll probably add ‘Z’ (and a drop-down menu) as a toggle between full-res and auto-fit.