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Beyond this link - [link] - Nine pages from a russo-cyberpunk story I was working on from two years ago. These pages came about as a school project, but the style and process of making them informed a lot of my stuff since. I'm currently working on a project (that I can't talk about) with a similar visual aesthetic, and since I can't show off any of it, I figured it was about time to let out the pages I'd been sitting on for the past two years.

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m-u-h-a Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you plane to continue that comic? It looks awesome )
And it's unusual to see russian letters in not russian comics =3
povorot Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Hehe I know - ya uchil russkovo yezik v universitete (for two years) and I wanted to keep exploring Russian language and culture once I started doing comic stuff at art school. One day I'd love to go back and do more near-future russian comics, but it's almost better for me to just wait and watch to see what happens in Russia instead!

(i wasn't the best student in your beautiful language though - i had a good accent but a tiny vocabulary!)
m-u-h-a Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For two years you russian is perfect! I lerned english about 5 years and I still can speak only with simple phrases. And my accent so terrible, even my teacher can't understood what I told XD
Unfortunately comices are not very popular in Russia (
povorot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Yeah so i understand - only some superhero and japanese stuff gets translated and printed in russia, but not much local stuff, right?
(Funnily enough, my accent was the only part of speaking russian i was good at - i was listening to lots of crappy russian shanson and disco-dance music so i had a great accent, but i could never remember any vocabulary!
m-u-h-a Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really russian comices are mostly selfpublishing or they printed by small publishers (often without any royalties to autors). Majority publishers afraid to risk and translate only superhero and popular manga series. So every translated european novel is big event.

Russian shanson is really bad choise I think XD How about some russian rock music? We have really good rock bands. 
Or for example, very unusual project "Complex numbers", you can find their music on their site (it's not commercial band, and you can download their music absolutely free). I especially recommend their opera "2032" and you can find on youtube a part of opera in English.
povorot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Man that sucks - north america is pretty great for comics, but we dont get enough reprints from Europe - all the amazing italian, norwegian, etc comics that can only be read in their native language! It's terrible! But it sounds like you guys have it worse...

and I know that shanson is pretty terrible - but it feels interesting to me because of that. Since I'm not from your culture, some things that you probably find terrrrrible fascinate me just because they're so different from what I'm used to (and i imagine there'd be some of that in canada for you, too)...
Now I'm gonna go give "Complex numbers" a try...
m-u-h-a Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see we have a same troubles.
I think the main problem of comicses is people don't take them seriously, and big studios often afraid to publish serious or provocative stories. I hope situation with comicses in Russia will changes soon a bit. May be thanks to internet (it's not forbidden yet to post in internet russian amateurish translation of not licenced comicses) more and more people want to see Europe novels in our shops. And some days ago I have got to know that one publisher plan to translate "Maus" by Art Spiegelman. I wait that book so long time! )

Yeah, really ) I'm not so much know about Canada culture unfortunately.
Shanson is mainly "prison songs". May be thats why I don't like it ) But it's really important part of our music cultury of 20th century. Unfortunately (
Nirdian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow that's one hell of a comic. Love the art and design a lot! I think it actually works relatively well not being able to understand the Russian, the actions make up for it and it adds an air of secrecy and intrigue.

Are you ever going to continue this comic? I'd love to see where it goes. :)
thedanhale Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, love your futuristic military stuff.
flaketom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Did enjoy!
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I only know Bulgarian and Google-foo, but let's see if I can translate this:
"Well done, children."
(birds: "koo" "koo")
"Now, go"

How'd I do?
povorot Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Excellent - but "rebyata" is a colloquial "guys" in Russian, if I remember correctly.
Aside from that... AWESOME.
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
<finger snap>
artisticlibido Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So in Russian, birds go "Ky, ky, ky". I've learned something new today!

Also, your art kind of reminds me of "Ghost in the Shell". The original manga, from the early 1990's. Nice job!
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the lighting on this :3
iwantmoremudcake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Great work, man! Just wish understood Russian :(
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