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OP COMIC: Franky's First Cola by justira OP COMIC: Franky's First Cola by justira
THIS COMIC HAS BEEN UPDATED

This is a new version of my old Franky's First Cola comic. The old version is now in my scraps pile. Mostly I just thought the editing on the old one was not good -- it looked garish! I tried to make this one softer and more appealing.

This is basically the story of a small, significant moment in Franky and Iceburg's childhood. It's just about being brothers =)

The first panel of this comic (WHICH TOOK FOREVER) is available separately in my gallery.


Older description below, unchanged:

PLEASE READ

This file is HUGE -- 1.6 MB. I'm currently working on a version on my personal site that breaks this comic up into smaller images. That should be up in an hour or two, so if you have a slower connection, that's your best choice. Thanks for heeding my marning! :)

That said, this is the comic that I've been promising and promising would come. This is the (short) story of Franky's first cola, and I have worked VERY hard the past week to finish this as a big, huge THANK YOU to everyone who has visited my galleries! So, you can think of this as my big 1,000 hits submission. I hope you enjoy it, becuase I'm certainly grateful for the time you have chosen to spend in my galleries :D

The first sketches for this comic were made in November, 2005, and it was completed on April 20, 2006. It was sketched in very lightly with pencils, and beyond that done entirely in ink with brushes. No pens were used, and all details and line work were done with brushes.

This short story is meant to illustrate some of the feeling of family I get from Tom's Workers, and specifically the grudging brotherly relationship between Iceburg and Franky when they were young. You can read whatever else you want into it, but the original intent is to showcase the relationship between the adoptive brothers.

The comic reads vertically -- I have deliberately avoided a right-left or left-right format. The style is not so much panel-based, but pretty loose. Also, there is talking, but no actual words. I hope this helps with the light, informal style of the comic, while keeping the comic available to a wide variety of people!

I have A LOT to say about this comic. However, I won't bore you with pages of chatter here. Instead, I'm working on a "director's commentary" version where I can talk as much as I want, which will go in my scraps pile and be linked to here. A slow connection version will also go up on my site.

I will make a couple of the more interesting panels available as individual deviations as well:
First panel: Iceburg's annoyed at Franky's snoring [link]
Fifth panel: Iceburg leaves [link] (Not yet available)
If you would like to see more close-ups of the panels, I have made this comic into a project [link] on my y!Gallery account. There you can find much more material on this comic (as soon as I upload it).

This comic (and some individual panels) were also submitted to various prompts to the livejournal community fanart50 [link]. The preview [link] for this comic that had been up for some weeks has been moved to he scraps pile.

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Sennelier Cobalt Blue Ink brushed on Senneiler 60lb paper. Assembled in Photoshop.

One Piece and characters (c) Oda. Art, story, and concept displayed here copyright me.
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
I remember finding this way...way.....way back.  I think it's one of the reasons I joined deviantArt, just to fave this. I can't be sure.  But I saw it again recently, clicked on it, and enjoyed it just as much as I did back then.  BRAVO.  :D
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artJou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconlio600:
lio600 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
das ist so niedlich.
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:iconopirou:
Opirou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW ADORABLE HNNG. ♡
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:icon13spookyboogie:
13spookyboogie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
awww kawaii Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
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:iconrydyart:
rydyart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Cool
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:iconanimelover16810:
AnimeLover16810 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
This is absolutely adorable! I love it! X3 XD
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:iconkatiethedragonrider:
KatieTheDragonRider Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is sweet. :)
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:iconblitheacrimony:
BlitheAcrimony Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This was amazing!
I love that Franky and Iceburg's little pictograms depict each other holding pitchforks. :D
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:iconneva1212:
Neva1212 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
SO PERFECT :D
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:iconbestie76:
bestie76 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
PANTS SPEEDO PANTS
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:iconwarningyou:
warningyou Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is.... :aww: Very cute, really really
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Mystar21 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student
Waaa! It's so cutee, Supernice work!! I love Franky when he was young!! :iconhurrplz:
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god-of-marshmallows Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I just want to know, are they the same age? Or Iceburg was bigger? I just totally forgot D:
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:iconpauri100:
pauri100 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
what I can remember Iceburg was older than Franky
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:icongod-of-marshmallows:
god-of-marshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
really? hm interesting
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:iconmortis133:
mortis133 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love Franky with pants! So cute! :heart:
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:icondeaumbrium:
DeaUmbrium Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
it's so lovely. I love lil Franky and Lil Iceburg!!
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:iconcharlee-mg:
charlee-mg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Perfect
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:iconloto157:
loto157 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
great the history
nice art, design and color very good
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:iconpopo6:
popo6 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
aww so cute !! xD
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dragonridr101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The scene with the pants it has happend in the manga, it reminded me of it honestly I don't know why he hates pants but its funny with his never ending battle ^_^...ha...if franky saw the comment he'd probally kick my *** ahaha oh well ^_^
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FreakZombieCannibaL Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!!!
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:iconlas2tout:
las2tout Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Digital Artist
wow, thats a massive one... keep it up
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:iconfiction-freak:
fiction-freak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
It amazes me how much you managed to convey with no dialogue at all!
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:iconshenira:
Shenira Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really cool *.*
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:iconcrimson-kittie:
crimson-kittie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
when a pair of shorts was thrown at him i started busting up laughing!
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:iconbluerowan:
BlueRowan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Poor Franky's endless battle with wearing pants. :lol:
The part where he gets hit in the face with a pair of pants is probably my favorite part of this entire comic.

Oh, I just love the idea of Iceburg and Franky being pretty much brothers. This comic certainly shows that and I love it all the more for it.
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:iconponita-chan:
Ponita-chan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Writer
PANTS ATTACK!
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:iconmarlin-no-kawaiii:
Marlin-no-kawaiii Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Waaaah!!!! Kawaiiiii!
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Happy94Goth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I am ecstatic in the fact you put Iceburg in it. I really like his character, it just sucks there isn't much fanfiction on him =[

But yeah anyway, i love the way you drew and the way you put it all together and the storyline i was squealing from the family!fluff. You, my fellow deviant, despite the fact I am sending this 6 years after you posted, deserve a fave. And dammit im giving you it!!! :iconawesomeplz:

:iconsuperlaplz:
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SilverRainFalls Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
THIS WAS TOO ADORABLE! I loved it!
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tidal-flower500 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Beautiful! I love the pacing, and the expressions are really well-done! :D I really like how clearly you can tell what's going on.

Not only that, but it's a really cute story, too! :la: Great job! :clap:
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GordoZONE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow... can't say more
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:iconblueitachi:
blueitachi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Gah these two are adorable Q.Q
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:icongabyhchan:
GabyhChaN Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh so cuute ^^
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:iconnaomi-nami:
naomi-nami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kokoro i love you and your PANTS, idea it was funny i can just hear here screaming PANTS
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Compass-Wave Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I love how there's no words; just images. Even when their saying something. I especially like the pants part. XDDD
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:iconcompass-wave:
Compass-Wave Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I love how there's no words; just images. Even when their saying something. I especially like the pants part. XDDD
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Veleven Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
What a nice comic! It breaks all language barriers and is able to tell a touching short story so simply. I love the frames where Iceburg and Franky are just frowning at each other. Both so stubborn.
Well done!
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compatflame9 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
nice
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:iconstormdragonari:
StormDragonAri Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Ahh that this is cool, it cute too. :D
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Banishedshadow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
This is really cute. I don't really know what to say that hasn't been said already, but I had to favorite this picture because it's just so adorable. I hope to find other stuff like this in your gallery ^^
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LilSnowFox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aaaah i died from adorableness!! I love these two so much!!
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaahhh I love love love!! The underwear+pants riot is priceless and so well done! I enjoyed this so much!!
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Paggo95 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
This is just adorable! :)
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0k4m1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
thats so cute! XD
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metalcervidae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING. :heart: I don't know why I didn't comment or :+fav: this before, but I love it. I love the blue, I love how there is no dialogue, and I just love cute story. I also really love the placement of everything. It's really cool.

I think my favorites for this have to be when Franky's getting hit by pants, them walking there with Franky so, 'grrr i have to wear pants' and then of course the last two.
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blondprincess Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
ohh! cute and funny! =D
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Writer
Ah, so sweet! Just like the Cola!!!
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