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link   David Revoy   Author, - Reply

Here is a new episode of Pepper&Carrot. Thank you all for your patience!

Behind this little parody about Xmas I hope you noticed the metaphor about the creative process described in the steps of this story: the desire, the frustration, the combination of resources, the isolation, the trial and error, the following and breaking of the rules, and the eventual deployment. And when it's deployed there's the chance that it will explode and change your whole lifestyle. It's a common idea that creation and destruction are two sides of the same coin, and by adding a new episode to Pepper&Carrot this is always whatI worry about the most: destroying a part of the charm of the series itself. I hope you'll like this episode!

(Note: There is also a cameo of Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment, discontinued by Canonical in 2017. This is a warm goodbye and thanks to this desktop environment. I liked it. The other cameo will probably be noticed by the more technical minds; it relates to technologies like Docker, Snapcraft, Flatpak, and AppImage.)

link   Mark Munroe     - Reply

I was wondering when you were going to make a Christmas story. I love the tale, but I must admit, just now I was thinking that you might do a Pepper and Carrot tale that satirizes the over commercialization and over consumerism around Christmas time. Nevertheless, I like this episode and I understand Pepper's desire for a Christmas due to her adoptive mothers' preference for evil.

Hope to read another episode. Thanks again.

link   tut     - Reply

@Mark Munroe
We have South Park for that. I prefer P&C apolitical and not trying to include many from real life. Just live in its own world.

link   Victoria     - Reply

Very great job David !
Safe travel and Happy holidays !

link   Anonymous     - Reply

Very cute and comfy! Happy holidays!

link   Martin     - Reply

I should thought would happen :)

Good strip :)

link   Joonz     - Reply

My favorite is this panel where Pepper is gazing wordlessly at the Unity Tree. 😁👍

link   Morten Telling     - Reply

Love it! you are amazing, David. And so interesting to see how your style has developed from episode 1. It seems like you use a whole new technique? Keep up the good work and merry christmas and a happy new year!!!!

link   valvin   Contributor, - Reply

Ça fait du bien un petit épisode Pepper&Carrot avant les congés de fin d'année <3

J'aime beaucoup le clin d’œil aux technologie de conteneurisation :)

Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année et bon voyage en Inde ! (fais attention aux tigres, hein !?)

_____
For those who are interesing there are already two Unity Tree episode's wallpapers available : https://www.peppercarrot.com/fr/static6 … wallpapers

link   G. A.     - Reply

Nice episode. And a merry Christmas to you, Mr. Revoy. :)

link   Mário     - Reply

About: "this is always whatI worry about the most: destroying a part of the charm of the series itself."

I honestly think you should not worry too much about it. I don't think that, even if you want, you could destroy the charm / magic of the series!!!

You know what i fear (and probably other do too): That one day you'll quit on this innocent, magical, adorable characters!!!

link   Sanger     - Reply

At first I think it is about VirtualB*x... :(

link   TappedOut     - Reply

In the second panel, was "Witches of Chaos" instead of "Witches of Chaosah" intentional?

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

Yes, that is intentional. They are witches of chaos, aka Chaosah.

link   mh     - Reply

Je viens de découvrir votre travail. Bravo ! J'apprécie beaucoup tant les dessins que l'univers ou l'humour.

link   Anonymouse     - Reply

Just a gorgeous smile on her part. I love it. And those reaction panels are super funny.

link   FO     - Reply

An lovly episode for christmas.
When I opened it I literally stared at the first panel for minutes, it's so beautyful.

link   Lily and Moira     - Reply

Thank you so much... We just devoured the 24 episodes in a row. Congratulations! Your little univese combines poetry, innocence, humour and a great deal of what we call here "cuteness"...The whole family loved it and is greedily waiting for the next episode !
Message from Moira (6 YO) : is Carrot going to drink a potion and turn into a talking cat at some point ?

Best Christmas wishes from Lily, Moira and Fog (the cat)

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

Hi Lily and Moira,

I can't speak for David but anything is possible in Hereva. Perhaps you could make an episode for us that would explore this possibility? We'd love to see it. :)

link   tofei     - Reply

Nice! Just in time for the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone!

link   Виктор     - Reply

Она очень сексуально выглядит когда запуталась в елочке

link   pialabet     - Reply

Cant wait for another comics ! merry chrismas and happy holiday !!

link   julien     - Reply

Ah Ah docker explain to child !

link   Emmanuel     - Reply

Another amazing episode, merry Christmas☺

link   Astrokiwi     - Reply

I just noticed that you have 4 sponsors now. I've been following you since you had none... and that's awesome, David. Keep up the great work! Merry Christmas!

link   Shan     - Reply

I love the accuracy and beauty of the sphere this young witch creates. David evidemment, knows the way magic works. This could be a textbook training sequence for a young witch today. Alternative reality is often spoken of as 'Casting the Circle' but once cast, we spin it to become a sphere.

Secondly I love the way the laws of magic are here shown to explode nature, the Tree and its stars, all through the house. Wonderful image of natural power reclaiming dominance. Wonderful image of the Tree weaving through house and family for Yule/ Christmas/ Midwinter.

Plus the ancient tale type of the naive hero/ine who opens up a much bigger power than s/he imagined possible. Oh and of course how I LOVE the many FEMALE people in this comic, who do not centre their needs, desires, or anything much on males. There is a thirst for this to balance all the opposite.
Merci magnifique.

link   Hajar     - Reply

What a nice work !!
Good luck all the time ..

link   Pranav     - Reply

Nice episode. Merry Christmas to all!
Btw unity is discontinued only by canonical. Many volunteers are continuing unity and an ubuntu unity remix is coming soon. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/ubuntu-unity-remix

link   M.B.     - Reply

ok. i did the german translation, hope it fits well. my first work on smth like this

link   M.B.     - Reply

@Ret Samys: Wieso schreibst du hier nichts, dass du die Übersetzung machst? Dann hätte ich mir meine sparen können!

link   gnu plus carrot     - Reply

For chaos witches they sure are stricter than I would expect.

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

They have some history with The Unity Tree, which will be explained in the Wiki. :)

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

The entry for The Unity Tree is up:

https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/static8 … ge=History

(scroll down a bit to see it).

link   RubyGirl     - Reply

Excellent story and drawing, David, Congrats :-) To me, this is P&C at its best.

I’m not familiar with Docker, Snapcraft, Flatpak, or AppImag and I didn’t like Ubuntu Unity, yet I see part of your episode as a lovely introduction to Firejail (with its red interface too) or Apparmor and sandboxes in general, though of course your ending goes well beyond sandboxes, and as you point out, may refer to artistic creation.

Two little things:
1. "I’ll be back in a few minutes" and "I’ll be back soon" don’t sound good since the godmothers are simply downstairs. "I’ll be back in a couple of minutes" and "Back in a tick" sound better to me in the context. If it’s a question of making clear to Carrot that he’s not to ruin the tree, Pepper could add sth like "So don’t do anything stupid, Carrot", "So don’t you move or do anything stupid" or "Just stay there and don’t move, ok Carrot?"

2. Pepper’s smile on the final picture seems to reflect a bit of pain/strain rather than sheer delight. Is that intentional?

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

"I'll be back in a few minutes" could be shortened to "I'll be back in a few" and still be colloquial. She'll still need to get the witches to stop what they're doing and be interested enough to come up the stairs. That's still a few minutes in-between. :)

link   Moini     - Reply

*giggles* Thank you very much, David, for this cute and funny Christmas episode!

I understand that you're worried - the enterprise has become quite large, and people start having expectations - which amount to some pressure, probably. I doubt there's anyone who wouldn't be impacted by that. I like how you don't let yourself be hurried, and also spend time exploring other things (hope you have a good and safe trip!). Personally, I don't think any single episode could do as much as destroy the charm - and if the team ever screws up one episode (cause you're no longer all alone, right?), you can always make another one that is better :)

(I noticed you wrote you were using Inkscape 0.92.3 - are you using the development version of the stable branch, or has Pepper made a trip into the future and brought you a new version for Christmas :-p ?)

link   Midgard   Contributor, - Reply

Nope, that's a typo. As far as we know Pepper has not yet succeeded in making contact with our universe. I'll fix the version number, thanks for spotting!

link   Midgard   Contributor, - Reply

https://framagit.org/peppercarrot/webco … c120bcb7d0

Re-rendering now...

link   Moini     - Reply

Thanks!

link   libre fan     - Reply

I for one long for episodes telling the story you’ve been writing in the Wiki — all in good time. The Wiki is rather a spoiler but of course it has to be accessible to everyone who wants to take part. I won’t read it so I can be even more surprised by each episode.

I think the contrast between the Chaos witches’ rigid view of life and the name of their clan / community is funny.

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor, - Reply

All in due time. :)

Chaosah is an interesting dichotomy because in order to provide chaos without being completely consumed by it you must be disciplined about it.

Keep in mind though that the Wiki isn't strictly canon. Whatever is in the strips is canon and whatever is in the wiki is subject to change. :)

Thank you.

link   Stina     - Reply

Found this by pure accident and I have not read it yet, but just skimming through the pictures I can say that I love it and is a fan already. Will definitely read it for my kids, I'm sure they will love this even more! Thanks for your cute work, and hopefully there will be a thousand more! :D

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year David! <3

link   hyy     - Reply

我感觉是不是叫圣诞树呢?而不是团结树。

link   pickfire     - Reply

的确是团结树,英文版本显示“Unity Tree"。

link   Kaylee     - Reply

Pepper staring into the suns on her Unity Tree is easily the best panel in the strip above. Gorgeously backlit, soft lighting, reflective pupils. I've really really missed P&C for a while and felt so lucky and special to catch this after the Christmas holidays so it felt like the holidays lived on for just a while longer. This world is so pure and beautiful. I hope Cayenne appreciates that Pepper just launched several miniature suns into the world (because I do!) I love it all. Thanks again for all your dedication in sharing your own love for art with enthusiasts like me.

link   zandy     - Reply

i'm realy excited to read another eps
nice one david!

link   erek erek     - Reply

This is awesome. the art and design is great. pepper is cute anyway. we need more cats!

link   Agil     - Reply

Hi.
I stumbled across pepper and carrot last week, and I felt love at first sight.
The art style is amazing, I like those type of fearless color expression and such a wonderful character design.
I always wanted to do digital drawing, and still practicing to be good at it.
If I may ask, did you only use Krita as your software? Or are there any open-source software?

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