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From a script by Bernard Caleo for the 'Tides of Hope' comic book created to raise funds for Queensland flood victims.

Each page of the comic tells a different story of flood survival, written and illustrated by different artists.

The 32 page comic will be available at Supanova Pop Culture Expo Brisbane & Melbourne this coming April [link] for $10. 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated.
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dannieborg Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a great piece you have contributed with. Very emotional with strong imagery and very few words said, just like a comic should be read. I hope they sold out every copy.
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nuttermonk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Ah buggernation! I saw that comic at nova, but I didn't end up picking up a copy. I've become a bit wary of the endless fundraisers, as I'm not seeing a lot of desperate folk around me getting much of the other end.

I would have gotten the comic anyway though if I knew stuff like this was what was inside. Wow. They could done better to show the insides off at the booth to get folks attention. If I hadn't been standing there waiting for someone I would of never seen the table. If I had got it I probably wouldn't have been game to take it out of the shrink wrap yet, as from the cover I expected something... well less professional, and possibly even upsetting... and not nearly so inspirational, and brilliant. My bad to the extreme.
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artsangel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen any of the other pages, or even the front cover. Now I'm afraid of how it all turned out as a whole! Well, I'm happy with my contribution at least :)
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nuttermonk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Heh, sorry. I'm sure they sold plenty regardless, and all the buyers were pleasantly surprised.
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nuttermonk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Haha, eh. Oh man I shouldn't comment when I'm half asleep. Sorry about that slight bit of rabling. Just know it is most grand, the sense of emotion is perfect and I spent about three hours staring at it.
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Poplover01 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Fabulous comic. Powerful, and beautiful. Fantastic.
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candybarr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
is there any chance it will be coming to Perth too?
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candybarr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
is there any chance it will be coming to Perth too?
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Sarliene Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Writer
Will it be available for order over the net at all?
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
The world is a mess right now. It needs a hug and loads of chocolate.
I love your work, I really do.
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bernardcaleo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Blimey. That's the first time I've seen the artwork. I'm a bit overwhelmed. Congratulations, beautiful work. Particularly great contrast of tone between the two scenes. Thank you.

Bernard Caleo
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:iconartsangel:
artsangel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for providing such a good script! :)
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Yacoba Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Your facial expressions are amazing!
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BrazeRancor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Let's be honest. A flood area the size of Europe only killed less then 20 people.
We have it so damn easy.
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Vincent-Alliath Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Writer
It covered at area that was the size of Germany and France, and at its biggest it covered an area the size of New South Wales. New South Wales and Victoria ALSO then got flooded. In terms of deaths, yeah, we had it easy. In terms of economic damage, we had it fucking terrible. We also had it really easy compared to Melbourne. My sister was working at Flinders Street Train Station when the floods stopped the entirety of Melbourne in its tracks and people began to riot. To fucking RIOT. The most that Queensland had was some idiots going and looking at the rising water, but Melbourne had RIOTS.

Still, if you're going to look at it by a size to death ratio, maybe you should wait until some of the papers on the effects of the flood against the Moreton Bay area come out, because, you know, it's not like that whole area got polluted with mud and debris or anything.
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BrazeRancor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I don't mean it's not terrible. I (fortunately) have never really been a terrible disaster (environmental or man made) since I live is SA, which is probably the most stable place in the world.
This certainly makes it hard to empathize on a truly even level.
All I have is statistics, and when Australians call things (like) this 'the greatest loss of life in Australia' it just seems to pale in comparison to things everywhere else in the world.
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Vincent-Alliath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Writer
You know, we lost 512 people in 'nam.

I should also mention that the greatest killer in Australia is Ramsay Street. I mean, how many people have to die there, right?
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I know what you mean, but you have to realise that it matters A LOT to those who live in Australia. And this comic page is really nice, awesome in fact, and for a great cause :heart:
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Otterbane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, maybe I might even go and take a look at Supernova for the first time ever just for this.
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BillMeahan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Any chance at all this comic will be available to us in the States? I volunteer for the Coast Guard and one of our primary missions is saving people at sea, in the "navigable waters" and the Great Lakes. Those were our guys you saw on the news hanging from helicopters to rescue people from rooftops during Katrina. The topic and cause for the comic are very near and dear to my heart.
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artsangel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately no, the comic is limited to 1000 and exclusive to the local conventions.
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SuperCleaveLand64 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
What silly girl, I don't think you still have to wait for the light if a flood is going on.
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:iconartsangel:
artsangel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Queensland floods were very serious, please don't joke about it.
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Digital Artist
OMG that's amazing! I am totally going to buy that comic. :D That's brilliant.
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jacquelynvansant Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was very interested to see the final page after following your updates on twitter the other night. Gorgeous art, and I think you did this flood survival story justice.
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mari-a Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous colours, and a great cause. I would love to see this whole story <:
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Infee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
This page is beautiful.

And even though it's simple share of dialogue, it makes me really sad. :C Well done.
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Teloka Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Brisbane, and although I managed to evacuate without harm (to a different part of the state where I got severe family disasters instead, OTL), I know many people personally who were affected by the floods and suffered loss of property and loss of life.

As soon as I saw the thumbnail for this I could tell what it was going to be about, and I think it's amazing to see how far the crisis has stretched, and how many people around the world are opening their arms to contribute in all different ways. 8)

Thank you. If I can get to Supanova, I will definitely buy a copy or two.
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PsailaBelkin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh! the lady looks like a little bit older version on Anya! she's purty :3
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thing1thatiam Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I admire all that you do for charity work. :)
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AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Looks so detailed! :)
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing. The layout and panel placement is really awesome. Nice job!
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hchan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how far you've come since your inverloch art :)

This is sad but really pretty. Well done. I love how you did those
lights in the flood panel. The composition in that panel is really
nice. The eye wants to circle around it. :)
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
believe it or not, it once flooded this bad in vegas. that was a scary day.
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Nicely illustrated. :) Loved how even the traffic light reflects in the water.
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Infernal-Imp Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE WATER.
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Waaaaaah Nice!
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Aw. Looks worse then being stuck in traffic
:cry:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Ugh! You're so talented!
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's awesome. I love when artists use their abilities to band together to raise money for a cause :) Hopefully I'll be able to purchase one!
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MynaOphelia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I recall something similar that was done for Hurricane Katrina, it's such a good cause! If I was in Australia I would definitely buy one <3
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foxesforsale Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll absolutely pick one up at Supanova.
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StormNyk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
wow, this is so powerful... Gives me shivers.
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Feliane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I particularly like the emotion of the woman on the last portrait. It is full of sense.
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Dragonetgirl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
will i be able to order this online?
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:iconartsangel:
artsangel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately not, it'll be exclusive to the conventions :(
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:icondragonetgirl:
Dragonetgirl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
ah well :(
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Hottspinner Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm from Brisbane, every time I see someone I look up to reach out and try to help us it warms my heart, thank you :)
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macdieter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fear Brisbane is a little far Away from Luebeck, germany. Too bad, I would like a copy of that!
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hawberries Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Oh, gosh, I love this style!! Is there any chance of these comics coming to Sydney?
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