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link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Hi, here is my quick note (as usual now). This episode follows previous episode of the magic challenge and focus on the result one week later. It's the last part of the trilogy. It splits a bit more the relation between Pepper and Saffron. This episode clearly shows now the position of Pepper in regard to the the tactic used by Saffron (and undirectly Spirulina and Camomille) to win the magic challenge.

To compose this story, I worked around the theme of chance, success, effort and merit: how many opportunities did we missed because they did not conformed to our idea of effort? to our idea of merit? Does it make the actions "too obvious/easy path to success" the harder things to spot and grab? It is also a parody of the Deus ex Machina ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina ) in ancient Greek tragedy, and a sweet arc to remotivate our Pepper to go further in her mastery of magic!

link   Phillip vargas   , - Reply

Did you see my earlier comment and what did you think of it?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Hi, I read it on deviantArt (about adding a warrior boy in the Universe of Pepper&Carrot, if I remember correctly). I receive many ideas and concept; but rarely "stories". In general, if you want to help me and propose story elements in Pepper&Carrot (new character/creatures/magic/etc...) ; it's better to wrap them in a single episode story and propose it here: https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot_scenarios

link   Alex Fierro   , - Reply

Hey David, any idea when the next episode might be out? I really love these.

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Hey Alex, Thank you !
I don't have any fixed date for next episode 24, I'll try to have something this autumn. Maybe October? The making of an episode usually takes 1,5 month to do mainly because I have pretty heavy constrain with my free and open-sources tools ( eg. no text tool for production in Krita, unstable operating system, huge database of translation hard to maintain ) but also because I like to interact with community during the production and I try my best to produce high quality artworks.
Also, I'm not drawing and painting Pepper&Carrot full time because of money; I never really met the goal I fixed on Patreon; so I prefer to still work for clients, doing Freelance between episodes ( book cover, teaching, conferences, concept art) to keep out of the 'starving artist' area. I hope I'll be able to do full time Pepper&Carrot soon :)

link   hagus   , - Reply

Doing P&C as a part time could be better actually. You are not driven by any deadline like "release one episode every month". Then you can afford release your episode when it meets your quality standards, in other words: "when it is done :)". And I more likely wait a few more weeks instead of having to read comics in some beta stage.

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

True Hagus! I also like to keep experiences outside of doing only the comic. It's good food for inspiration. Thank you for your encouraging words!

link   Putra Arif Prasetyo   , - Reply

Ahhh... finally its up! :)

link   Nartance   Contributor , - Reply

Honk :o)

AnOtHeR mIrAcLe StRiKeS aGaIn :o)

Well done, good job! :D Longue vie à Madame Pigeon :P

link   Joonz   , - Reply

👏👏👏👍

link   Theartfulbutterfly   , - Reply

its awesome! i love the way you painted the rain and water! i see your awesome rain brush!!!

link   Philippe Jean Edward Bateman   , - Reply

Beautiful: simply beautiful; I love the way you showed her not giving into temptation even though it was the worst time for her...BEAUTIFUL !!!

link   Bobo   , - Reply

Ever so beautiful, David ! That drawing of Pepper crying in the rain is really amazing. Keep up the good work, l'ami. La bise.

link   Baptiste   , - Reply

Haha, j'aime beaucoup le design du génie

link   Craig Maloney   Contributor , - Reply

Really feeling this right now. Love the artwork and the story. :)

link   Paratge   , - Reply

Bravo Clap-clap beau travail.....sourire assuré.....offre cumulable sans limite de stock! :-) j'aime.Bisous Dad (clap-clap)

link   Victor Cavalcanti   , - Reply

Nice episode! Also funny to see Pepper showing some serious genre savvyness <3

link   Nicholas   , - Reply

"Allow me to introduce myself. I'm the genious of success." ( I like it a lot )

Most artists good at art but no experience at sales and marketing ( business tasks ).
I'm not an pro artist. ( I can't even draw a circle at good shape).
I researched a lot how to make money by do what i love to do. I found a lot of ( really a lot ) magical success maker , blog post, video tutorial, seminar....blah...blah....

They work in following way....
1. You are the one who want to make living by doing what you love , right? ( I agreed )
2. Currently, You can't make enough money by do what you love , right? ( of course, I can't make a penny)
3. You can make a HUGE amount of money by making what you love. ( Wow....interesting...)
4. Mr.Average Joe already did. I'll prove his testimonial. ( Then he prove Average Joe making money a lot by using his methods)
5.Here is some method to make money by your art. ( do blog, post in dribble/behance, make your art great, do time management, blah ....blah...)
6. Do you wanna know more the magical way to make money by your art?
*BUY MY COURSE.* at 999999.9999$

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There are very few good blogs but most of them don't work.

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Artists are different then normal people. They making money in very different way then normal business.

I do sample photoshop. That's all I can do. I want money ( a bit ). I learnt to sell. I sell my photoshop effects to Advertising company. I got a little bit amount of money. My photoshop effects are look good but not useful in most case. Business man don't buy art, they buy something that will help them.
They buy art when art help them. My creepy photoshop effects help my client's product to get more notice by his customers.

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I saw a lot of woman selling adult content on Patron. I shocked when i saw them.
I don't know Patron before PepperCarrot. I thought Patron is for creative people who wanna make some money by their creative staff. But.......I was wrong....most of them don't make money in good way.

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Marvel & DC making a lot of money by producing same movies. They also agree they are not making art , they are making money. What about La La Land?

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I agree to David Revoy. There is no magical way to success. Work smart, work hard. You will success one day. No shortcut.

link   NIna   , - Reply

Great story, David! The ending is funny and thought provoking at the same time.

I think there must be a catch to that wish from the Genie of Success. The line, "Limited to available stock" meant that only a certain number of people (and animals) can wish for the "success" marketed by the genie. The clause "Excluding weekends and public holidays" felt suspicious to me too. Does that mean whatever you wish from the genie won't work on those rest days?

I feel the Celebrity poster of Ms. Pigeon's "Faced Paced Life" is a critique on what it takes to be successful in this modern age. Many of us seem to glorify this kind of busyness all in the name of money-making. It doesn't help that society and media feeds us with limited notions of what success means (fashion, fame, instant gratification, get-rich-quick schemes, etc.).

In any case, Ms. Pigeon looks funny rather than fashionable to me. She's not someone I would look up to as a role model, seeing as she made her wish out of jealousy and a desire to get ahead from the other pigeons.

link   igor giuseppe   , - Reply

"excluding weekends and public holidays..."
lol

"what's up with this deus ex machina?!"
lol

maybe if she signs the contract she would become an magic girl?
(i hope you get the reference)

this end was funny too.

btw, one question, pepper will ever get older?

link   Astrokiwi   , - Reply

Great job as always! I love the way your comics are always so meaningful and visually stunning. Keep up the great work! :)

link   Johnny Cokley   , - Reply

This is one of the best articles I have come across. Keep up the good work.

link   tofei   , - Reply

I bet there are very, very tiny printed (and outrageous) terms and conditions somewhere on that contract that have to be examined thoroughly with a magical microscope!

link   Magnus Chase   , - Reply

Can these comics be considered a fandom yet?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandom ? No idea :) I guess it's something up to fans to decide.

link   Izaya Orihara   , - Reply

I know how Pepper is a student/witch of Chaosah, but what are her friends and Saffron students of?

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

For the list:
- Saffron → Magmah
- Coriander → Zombiah
- Camomille → Hippiah
- Spirulina → Aquah
- Shichimi → Ah
You can find more info about the magic system, and the characters in the menu of the website "Wiki".

link   Izaya Orihara   , - Reply

Thanks

link   WingsWithRender   , - Reply

Dear Deevad,

I've binged your comic series today. I'm in love with your skill as an artist and story telling. I've picked up digital art recently and you're a great inspiration. I hope to able to support your art one day.

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Thank you for the comment, and good luck in your training as a digital artist!

link   Hajar   , - Reply

Any news for episode 24 ???
Is it going to be out soon ??

link   David Revoy   Author , - Reply

Hi Hajar,
I'll give news soon for my patrons 'heroes' about episode 24, it takes me time because I'm managing a lot of activities in this autumn 2017.
Big and fun side-projects. It will be a surprise. Be patient ;-)

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