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link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Hi! This is a special episode built around a flashback scene of an important time of the past for Pepper and Carrot.
I really wanted to draw this episode, it was an opportunity to bring many background elements around Pepper; how she started at the Hippiah school, how she met Carrot, how she was found by the witches of Chaosah and a hint about her hidden enormous potential as a witch... So, we go back in time with this flashback, not very far before episode 1; that's why you probably are already familiar with the color of the Hippiah dress.

On a technical point of view, this episode has a big amount of panels, almost two time more than usual episode. All this additional panels were necessary to smooth the storytelling and get a more cinematic feeling (and not a comic-strip one). That's why I'm posting this episode not at the end of July as planed at first , but at the end of the first week of August. A proof I always put priority on quality :)

Before jumping on the production of the next episode (in September), I will focus a bit on adding new tutorial and maintaining the Youtube channel. But first, I have a little week of holidays in August :)

I hope you liked this episode! Thanks again for all your comments, reshare, contributions and support!

link   Bloodywing   , - Reply

Oh David I love to see some of the background story about our 2 heroes.

link   Julien NICOLAS   , - Reply

Very good episode, I'm happy to know more about Pepper (and about Carrot of course!).
You are an Artist, don't mind about the date and keep this quality!
...Grooo...
Oups... I have to leave you... Something important to do with my fridge ;)

Julien.

link   savant   , - Reply

Wow! Very good episode :)

link   Julia Stinson   , - Reply

Always worth the wait! <3

link   Chalo Canaria   , - Reply

J'attendais un étreinte ou quelque chose tendre. C'est génial qu'une BD ne finisse pas comme tu l’attendes -c'est toujours une surprise!

link   Jonas   , - Reply

It's a great episode, I'm just a little confused about the timeline now. The Witches of Chasoa don't show up until episode 11. If this one takes place shortly before episode one, does that mean they took Pepper out of School and then left her alone? What happened between this one and episode 1?

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor , - Reply

She went through her training as a witch of Chaosah during that time.

link   Jonas   , - Reply

So they trained her for a very short time, leaving and didn't bother to replace her Hippiah dress, then they left her alone and only came back in episode 11?
I'm not complaining, it just doesn't make sense to me. Another flashback episode seems to be in order :)

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor , - Reply

From what I'm gathering episode 1 was shortly after she was "acquired" by the witches of Chaosah. She's still wearing her Hippiah attire, and hasn't hit the present day. Episode 2 onward is closer to "present day".

link   Jonas   , - Reply

So the training happened between episode one and two? Makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.

link   Joonz   , - Reply

*clap clap clap*

I always wondered how Pepper came to adopt Carrot.

Love the flashback!

link   anon   , - Reply

Best episode in a while imo.

link   Willem3141   , - Reply

Again a very nice episode! Carrot is so funny :D

Have a nice holiday!

link   Tobias   , - Reply

The flashback is nice, but I don't get the last panel this time.

link   Nina   , - Reply

I think Carrot was reminded of the time he was very hungry when he met Pepper haha. Coincidentally, he was hungry at the end of the episode :)

David: This is one of my favorite episodes so far.

link   Fairportfan   , - Reply

Cats are ALWAYS very hungry.

link   MCMic   , - Reply

I like this episode, it feels more like it’s telling us a story and less like it’s just preparing for the end joke like some of the previous episodes. Good job :-)
It feels a bit weird that Pepper is the only witch with her name not translated in french in the french version.

link   PhiLho   , - Reply

Carrot kept his name ("his" because he is almost human-like, just speechless) too.
They are featured in the title, they deserve to keep their name (and the names are close enough of the French version, anyway). Some names like garlic can be more obscure to French readers.

link   PhiLho   , - Reply

I think the witches trained her (not enough, not to her liking, as we know) but were not always present with her: they have their own house, and probably left Pepper alone a lot.

link   PhiLho   , - Reply

Note on the comment area: it is nice and good to have e-mails optional, for once.
It might be interesting to indicate what is the purpose of this field. Something like:
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link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Thank you very much for your suggestion, very helpful. I just pushed the modification online.

link   samim_zp   , - Reply

well,it was great. i like your works.and i envy your imagination! mine are always complex,illusionary and aggressive.and i love your desire to make your work open source.anyway, is there anyway to ask my questions about comic?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Thanks! For your questions, I'm often around the IRC channel #pepper&carrot for a chat:
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=% … r%26carrot
:-)

link   Pèrfa   , - Reply

Cette scène! On ne s’y attend pas, c’est génial.
Et ces dessins! Ils sont si beaux.
Bravo à vous David Revoy, j’apprécie beaucoup vos créations, ainsi que votre rubrique philosophie. Vous avez un véritable talent. Merci.

link   Jony   , - Reply

Hey Hey David!! i was waiting the comic, its amazing!!!! i became a fan of you. I love this! and ive learned a lot already! I cant wait to see the tutorial! OMG that should be gold! thank you for your time and talent.

link   Bill   , - Reply

Toujours aussi beau, mention spéciale aux expressions de Pepper particulièrement bien réussies ici.

link   Itzcuauhtli   , - Reply

Good episode. This explains many things and is a good flashback about how Carrot was adopted by Pepper :'D

I enjoy your webcomic (and I hope in the future make a fanart)

link   M   , - Reply

Отличный комикс, надо больше рекламировать его! Вполне подходит и не для любителей жанра. Соцсети ждут его.

link   Kaylee   , - Reply

Yay! The August issue is here (even though I'm only reading it in September). This was heartmeltingly adorable. I loved seeing the background of Pepper to set up for future episodes. (Are you ever going to explain how witches get their spice names, or are they all just really luckily born as 'Oregano?') 2 panels were my favorites: Carrot coming out of the carrots while you can see Pepper's profile (also, excellent dark and light contrast, and awww young Pepper), and also the cutest excited Carrot with his tiny sharp teeth. Thanks again for drawing! I'm very excited for the next arc!

link   carrot-fan   , - Reply

This is a great episode, beautiful drawings.
It is great because you finally draw about the past instead of writing a wiki page about the background. As this is a comic strip everything the readers learn must be through episodes not through reading a wiki page. I think the wiki introduction ought to be replaced by a couple of episodes in time — there’s no hurry.
What I mean is as a reader of your work, I don’t want to be told about the background in words, as in there are three moons, I want to see them (yes I’ve seen them and enjoyed them) and all I need to understand about these moons should be in the episodes — either in one episode or scattered over several episodes. We as readers want to be able to imagine, draw the puzzle together. Being told in a wiki page is a total bore because this is not a novel, even if the page is well-written, though rather conventionally amusing.

So, keep the good work, David, many many thanks, and I think you’re totally right about your free licence.

link   carrot-fan   , - Reply

Just a quick addition: maybe Carrot’s teeth (in all the episodes in which his teeth are seen) don’t look quite allright for a cat. They look rather like a set of artificial teeth to me, and not very cat-like.

link   amangudan   , - Reply

Komik free open source yang keren. Semangat dan terus berkarya ya! :D

link   ArgoS   , - Reply

Your webcomic gives me a lot of joy. Thank you very much!
PS: libre software rocks!

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