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Early Signs of Egg dash by Jowybean Early Signs of Egg dash by Jowybean

Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes that is a thing i totally have not missed out on reading all my life :| and only started reading for real this week from a volume I picked up last year. Yeah that really did not happen what are you lot talking about. ^^;

 

this comic is a parody of one of my favourite strips so far where Calvin avoids reading books kind of like a certain blue pony in season 2 wik wink. The script is almost identical to the original expect with the pony related words :roll: and the edition of the last panel that just adds to the whole joke.   

I know that usually Twilight and Smarty-Pants are portrayed for Being the ponifed version of the characters but i thought choosing fillydash and flutterfilly :aww: would work better for the joke at the end of the comic. ;P

 So this comic also falls into the annual brony meet skechdumps i do every Friday. I sketched the whole thing yesterday night and finished inking it in this morning I added in the grey tones for a little more depth to the art. 

 I hope you enjoy it

do want to apologise for the placement of some of the text :nuu: in the speech bubbles. I am not that great when it comes to writing traditional :doh: 

 

Check out my FIM title card project jowybean.deviantart.com/galler…

new card will be popping up soon enough 

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies Peace 

 is this Cute Meow :3 Win Winner Fail Crying    




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I really love this comic strip. Calvin and Hobbes was basically my childhood, and it holds a special place in my heart. Thus, anybody who channels the spirit of Watterson with any degree of success is a winner in my book.

That being said, let's get on with the critique. I would actually rate your vision highest out of the four critiqueable categories, seeing as how you came up with a really effective backstory that explains Dash's interest in books, capitalizes on things like fillydash and flutterfilly being childhood friends, AND is one giant C&H reference.

Originality, unsurprisingly, is not the best feature of this comic, seeing as how the original idea belonged to Watterson, but I appreciate how well you sublimated it into the MLP universe. Definitely well done at any rate.

As far as technique goes, your lineart is good but could use a little polishing. Your shading also is very good, and I understand that doing full color would have taken forever, so no problems there. I also absolutely love your expressions -- Dash's face in panels 6 and 7 are just perfect. My only real concern is with your text, as there are several points where the words (which appear handwritten, correct me if I'm wrong) kind of run together and make it a bit harder to read. Overall definitely not bad though.

And of course Impact: reading this comic left me with a sense of deja vu, like "waaaaait... Calvin and Hobbes? ...Calvin and Hobbes. *squee*" Your portrayal of Dash as Calvin and Flutters as Hobbes is simply perfect, their relationships have so much in common that I can't believe I never noticed it before.

Please, please, PLEASE make more Dash & Flutters comics. Please.
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MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I really feel like i've been missing out on Calvin and Hobbes; the most exposure I've ever really had were a few random strips in my high school's library, and a few scattered here and there between the school paper and a few of my textbooks.   Do you have any recommendations of where to start with this strip?
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Z4K474K Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
this is beautiful. i love your style
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:iconpinkiejack-applepie:
pinkiejack-applepie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
ha i knew it... :P
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good grief! She has become a bibliophile (someone who loves to read)
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft! That ended well... :D
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Sketchy-O Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent.  Truly satirical.
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metalsystem761 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Filly Fluttershy here is cuter then in the show
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only-second-place Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
It's a welcome sight to see Flutters and Dash being portrayed as Calvin and Hobbes instead of Twilight and Smarty for a change
and your style somewhat reminds me of Watterson's (at least remotely).
The facial expressions are mostly gorgeous and your shading adds a lot to the sketchy-feel.
The only thing I coul criticise is, that your wings vary largely in size from panel to panel
and that Fluttershy's wings are a little bit missplaced in panel 4,
but other than that, well done :)
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darkraptor20 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
YES!  Calvin and Hobbes References are the ones I love the most be PONIFIED!  Oh, the nostaligia... keep up the good work!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
XD hahaha it's really true story!
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Lol that was funny
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
Haha, awesome Calvin & Hobbes reference!!! XD
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Catboy85 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think my personal favorite was when his baby sitter figured out how to play Calvin-Ball.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Calvin and Hobbes was my favorite comic as a kid well done!
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CrisPokeFan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
in panel 4 fluttershy has wings on her butt... btw this is great!
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BrigadierDarman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I like this.
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mane6swag Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this had a Calvin & Hobbes feel to it. That last panel is amazing though. "My Daring do Fic."
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Kitmaro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
she turned into a bookophile.
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Lasairfion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
That was brilliant. About halfway through I started thinking about Calvin & Hobbes, and by the end I was sure it had that feel to it. Nice to see that I was right, and a great indicator that you captured the feel so well
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I KNEW the style of comic looked/sounded familiar! Great adaption!
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Surely-SureSorrow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your story-telling ability is excellent.  And you're art style really really works.  Calvin & Hobbes influenced or not.

just thought you should know...
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yamauchi1889 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
as soon as I saw the first panel I knew what this was from
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zWolffangz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
filly dash is so cute!!!!
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:icondarius-the-dragon:
Darius-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
caught the Calvin reference right away. well played.
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Dev-i Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Too funny.
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well now we know that RD is an egghead form da root !
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Calvin & Hobbes references are my favorite types of comics-perfect for any Pony situation!
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RainbowBronyMLP Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
Best comic ever!
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RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comic is full of d'aaaaw and very funny as well!:aww:
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Rulsis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute stuff you got here.  I really like the expressiveness you've displayed with Rainbow and Fluttershy.  It's both adorable and hilarious!  I hope you'll do more of these in the future! ^_^
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
it wasn't until the end that I found RD and FS were just fillies
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ShmelluloidStudios Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How adorably hilarious! Rainbow seemed to almost gain a sexual obsession with books in her adulthood. :XD:
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Crelyous Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
"Almost"?
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Dannykay4561 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'Three short months'? over here our holidays aren't even 2 months :(
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:iconcrelyous:
Crelyous Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Here, our holidays only last a month...
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HeimoBauss Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as I read the "AIEEEE"-part, something clicked inside my head and I was like "Oh yeah NOW I remember!" xD
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Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash 
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cucumberoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
:3
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
AW YISS! CLOPPIN DEM BOOKS!
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Hey, I recall that strip! And I love this tribute.

"Hot Ride"? Just what is Dashie reading there in the end? :)
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Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
So cute!
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FateMakersAssociatio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student
filly Fluttershy is reading game of thrones or what? xD END!! (I love that pinkie)
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MidnightWonko Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Great homage!
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bag7721 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
drug face
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Sriseru Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Anything that combines Calvin and Hobbes with Friendship is Magic is an instant win in my book. :3
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MiDanis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Could totally recognise Calvin and Hobbes, loved it :D
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I have had it with the motherbucking snakes on this motherbucking ship!
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Inurantchan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014

Calvin & Hobbes was very dear to me as a kid. :D The man was long since gone from worldwide newspapers & popularity by the time I was born but still I tried to explain to my friends why his comics were so much better than a certain bald kid who can't kick a football. He didn't have animated specials so poor Bill Waterson's amazing childhood was snubbed. :(

I want the set of books with all his comics so bad. :XD:


Fun comic, it seemed familiar and now I know why. XD Enjoyable. :)

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animegx43 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
:iconmanyclothesplz::iconsays3plz:NEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRD!
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AJR001 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Well, this is a possible cause of Rainbow being a fan of Daring Do. :D
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