Friends With Boys - Page 187


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  1. Ryorin says:

    If that’s what she really wanted.

    What about Lucy and Alistar? What will happen to them if the hand disappears?

  2. Nicole says:

    Wow. Beautiful expressions.

  3. Emily says:

    Well…here I am{one of those people who hide in the woodwork and wallpaper}.I just couldn’t blend in any longer.

    This page is absolutely stunning! I love their expressions, and the simplicity of it all is wonderful. Job well done!

  4. Emily says:

    I have a feeling it’s not that easy.

  5. Warren says:

    Cannot get past the idea that these two are related somehow.

  6. Mercy says:

    its the faces… the mother issues… who else would you haunt but the daughter you never had who’s mother had just disappeared as your husband and sons have…. o man… I need tomorrow to hurry up and give me more pages.

  7. Yukichigai says:

    Eerily enough, when I started reading from the pages where she takes off towards the cemetery with the hand, “Myrrh” by Metal Fingers popped up. It’s a sort of haunting, epic instrumental background music track. Gave the whole thing an added bit of weight, not that there wasn’t some to begin with.

    You can Grooveshark the track if you’re curious.

  8. Tara says:

    Whew. I don’t think they are related, but I think Maggie is maybe somehow convinced that if this ghost goes back to her family, that maybe her mom will come back too. Awh, Maggie! :(

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I’ve really enjoyed serializing Friends With Boys online. If you’re new to my work, I started out making comics online before moving into print. I posted the very first page of my very first online comic on my very first website back in August, 1999, and wow, was that page ugly. Here it is! Notice a weird similarity to the first page of Friends With Boys? Yeah, that was not deliberate, I promise. But look how much your drawing skills can improve if you draw thousands of pages of comics over a ten year period! Anyway, I’m really thrilled my wonderful publisher First Second Books has allowed me to return to my roots and put Friends With Boys online as a lead up to its publication. As a reader and purchaser of comics, I have bought quite a few hard copy versions of online comics, because I enjoy the reading experience of having the whole thing collected, and I want to support the author. I hope you will too. :)

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