Michael Li, The First Time I Fetched Water, Brisbane

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Postby The Intruder on Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:24 pm

Just beautiful.

In so many ways.

*happy sigh*
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Postby Tigris on Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:07 am

*in awe*

Two days ago, just seeing the title piqued my interest ??? am thoroughly glad it's turned out so well! Holy-moly, I think this just got my vote... If I had a hat, I'd wear it and doff the thing. This is... *wordless squeak!*
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Postby wredwrat on Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:19 am

What a great story, beautifully done! Great work!
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Postby Pirotess on Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:33 pm

That was just gorgeous in every way. The Miyazaki influence shows, but you've definitely brought your own skilled touch to it.

Hoping to see much more from you in the future! :D
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Postby rumpusroomie on Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:46 pm

oohh so busy raving about this to others forgot to congratulate you.

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Postby tonia on Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:18 pm

Really lovely pencils - such effective layout and linework.
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Postby thistler on Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:49 pm

I really like this one a lot. The style is beautiful and totally immersing. fantastic stuff :)
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Postby LaMiel on Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:48 pm

Michael, you say a thousand words without saying them. Delightful in a lonely way :'( Your artwork evokes many emotions... masterful indeed.
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Postby Tyndal on Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:00 pm

This was simply amazing. The atmosphere was really dreamy and the art was perfect.

Pity it seemed so short, probably due to dialoguelessness.
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Postby Owen Heitmann on Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:29 pm

Oh wow, I'm still working my way through the entries and with practically every one I'm kicking myself for not getting to it sooner - but doubly (nay, triply) so for this one. Your ability to tell a story without words is amazing. The panel transitions and the action are all crystal clear, and your art is wonderful. I too loved the airship!
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Postby palmer on Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:03 pm

right at the start, like other comics, i raced through "reading" and seeing what was happening, and then i had to catch myself and say, no, you can't do that with this comic.
to appreciate it i had to make myself slow down and give visuals time to sink in
it made for a really pleasant experience!
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Postby mark selan on Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:30 pm

Are you sure you met me at supanova, because i remember your piece from last year because it was good.

What i liked about tis is that is so grounded, you've created this fantastic world and it makes sense. Telling just a small story set ina far different world just makes me want more.

rock on
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Postby Lisa on Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:18 pm


Thank You

That was a precious gift :)
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Postby David Yardin on Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:51 pm

Wow! I love the little details, like when the girl is struggling to anchor the aircraft, and as she takes the weight of the water sack, and all the body language and gestures. Beautiful designs, beautiful artwork, beautiful storytelling.

Do you have any other comics work available for purchase?
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Postby XiaoLi on Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:07 pm

David and Lisa: Thanks for your comments.

And as for works for purchase, it's a little too early for me. I am a newbie in that regard... Maybe by the end of the year :D
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