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Bang by Ashwings Bang by Ashwings
I REALLY didn't know what to title this.
And thats a chick, not a dude, the chick is Jenny actually.

A little glimpse into the past before Jenny's arrival on ARC. The Wastelands are a cruel and harsh place to live, even more so if you are young, and on your own.
As my character is finding out, It's hard to trust people in this dog-eat-dog world of survival and death. Zombies are not the only thing that want to kill you.


Was working on this on and off between, well everything that I was doing at the time. This is one of those images that I should have stopped working on a looong time ago--but I overworked it to death, and might still overwork it to death. But oh god, look at that wall!

Tried to capture shock/pain/terror, got shot in the shoulder...and then she kinda slid off to the side and down. blahhaha. I kinda feel like this now actually yarr.

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c0bra5t0rm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One is in trouble.
One must find help very soon.
One must die sometime.
ParamitePie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
hehe perfect :)
LeighAD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013

I've been wondering if this is the injury that ARC was treating her for when she first came in as part of the Wastelander Project. But then she really wasn't on her own (Milo!). I don't actually expect you to verify or correct my question, I imagine it'll be revealed eventually.


One thing I really appreciate about your comic is how you represent your female characters. They're treated like people. No pinup artwork figures, barely there clothing, or perfect Godiva hair- long and loose and hazard-in-waiting. Jenny's hair and clothes are crap right now (in the image) and she's got a very nonsexy expression on - realism ain't just for the male characters people. 


I haven't even mentioned your skills as a writer. 

Ashwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I guess because I started this comic completely unaware of how women were usually portrayed in comics I just had this idea of if the female character can be played as a dude and the story doesn't change then that's a good thing to aim for :D I think I started doing that when I realized that Ripley from Alien was originally supposed to be a dude. hehe.

Sorry for the late responses, I'm a slow respond-erer.
She managed to survive a gun shot to her collarbone? O_o Couldn't say neck or shoulder completely since it's inbetween.
VoodooRew Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
That blood streak, and the cracks in that wall...GLORIOUS. Great work.
kkt123 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Amazing piece! Title Suggestions: "Whhhhyyyy?!?"..."got winged"..."woman down"..."never saw it coming"..."you were warned"..."collateral damage"..."closing loose ends"..."that oughta slow you down a little"
Hush-Bunneh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
...Jenny would be a cute guy...
Ookami2000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I always believed that one of the worst things to experience in a zombie apocalypse isn't the zombies its the crazy folk that survive said zombie apocalypse...
LeighAD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Depends whether the zombie is a Berserker or crawler if you ask me. A berserker would likely be worse than the majority of bastards trying to kill you, since they're quicker and are more interested torturing you as long as possible than turning you. Though there would probably be a few people who suck just as much.
specialrefuse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
My God! Amazing...! xD
witty-weasel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
this is sooo good! love the blood! sorry, big gore fan its sooo cool though luv color of blood! you're very good a people i'm workin on it. you inspire me! wanna be buddies?
RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009

I feel sorry for her actually ; ;
gabsalvador Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think "why?!" is a nice title!
very very nice work :D
rj340 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
i think jenny needs a band-aid and a hug :hug:

xenomorph01 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student General Artist
The Wall and blood looks great!
very professional :thumbsup:
churchTEA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
one word


who's the bastard that shot a unarmde girl, I'm gona do the nutcraker on him
MythrilWolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
That expression was made by god. No seriously I love it! Most people shy away from strong emotional expression in their characters faces, and that just sucks cause plain and pretty only go so far. This is the kind of picture an observer can see themselves in, even when they're happy, because they know they've felt that before and it kills.

Amazing work. Your realism styled characters and their expressions draw me to your work. Much love!
JohnLeFou Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I love it so very much. But I promised myself to give more constructive criticism these days! The mouth is a little weird (wow are those her wisdom teeth?). You do exaggerated expression really well, but the bottom row of teeth is a little wide for me.

I love your art! I keep meaning to donate to your equally awesome comic when I get my paypal up :P
ProfessorBrown Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Your shading is perfect for an evening setting.

But you do alot of evening settings so I has only one question: Could you do a couple in the middle of the day, or maybe late at night, or during different seasons!

Like during winter when there's lots of snow...

Whatever suits you, kudos on a great piece.
tk-mocha Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a huge zombie fan.. My friend and I have been working on a comic ourselves. I really love your work. It touches on so many things that are important to a zombie story. I love this picture because you show exactly that; zombies aren't the only threat to us.

They show the gangsters attacking the mall in Dawn of the Dead (original). It's a favorite idea of mine. Especially when people are faced with physical and mental strain. Nobody can be trusted because everyone's out for themselves; at the same time, if you only look out for yourself and not a group, then you are easy prey.

I love the psychology of Zombie comics. There's just so much. I love it.
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's cute! hope she lives.
xHALEYx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
oh my gosh...that's almost hard to look at o.o but in a good way. :D AHHHH I LOVE YOUR ART WORK
elindor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap, that is an AMAZING wall!! utterly gorgeous! it's sad for your character tho! ;_; yeah, this is fantastic :D
nikydog142007 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
woa O.O
that does sound harsh >.<
goldberry2000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Student Writer
I love the character's expression. This is one of those pictures that really maintains the wow factor even standing the test of time.
losingisforeveryone Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Writer
wow, like it! ^^ but yu can tell it's a chick cuz SHE has boobs, lol
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
"BANG!" sums it up rather nicely. Sucks to be her right about now.
Quick-Step Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist
That... is an awesome picture! Some one get the band-aids!
liloraloo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
god, i love this! the blood on the wall! the eyes!! <3
thing1thatiam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This exudes so much emotion, it's frightening. But I think that's the whole idea, right? Great job, the eyes capture all of the pain.
Woooot. TZH rules. =D
Maggie-Bones Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Don't take this wrong, but that wall is dead sexy.
Ashwings Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Badum-chaaa! :XD:
KenDeep Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
The boobs got to much down. Sad, because this ones actually brilliant. <=o
Niravive Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
I just wanted to say that I adore TZH. I read it obsessively. This may be the only comment for this blue moon, but I really appreciate you putting it out for everyone to see. Good luck with it.
Ashwings Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Really? xD Awesome n__n I am glad you like it. Heheh I am the same way for the once in a blue moon comments and stuff xD so no worries!

*brightened her day*
Chesire-Cat16 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007 love much...blood..O.o....and that about sums it up
Vongei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
J: "WTF?!? Man! You suck!"
Kaimu-Nanashi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Amazing detail with the blood trail. I like how you showed it seeping into the cracks in the wall.
Shinzuka-Ki Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
fantastic. it seems like to me like shes also feeling the betraiel of the shooter as well as the increddible pain. i like it heh
radbut Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007   Photographer
Wow, love it. The wall almost looks realy. Love the comic to. Read it every monday!! :)
Calined Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
great expression!
really makes the picture "BAMM" and weightful~
Falokin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Photographer
Who would shoot Jenny? Why? Why?
matt-the-bassist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Getting shot in the shoulder would suck an awful lot.
You wouldn't believe it but you can die from it!
You bleed down in to your chest and it eventually separates your lungs from your ribcage.
It takes a while but without any kind of intervention one is quite likely to die.

Excellent art though!
I love the blood.
gmasangel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
ArianAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Shot Jenny!?
That looks... uncomfortable.
Jak-The-Drox Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i've said it before, i'll say it again. your blood just makes me drool
Doxuumu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
This has awesome detail in it. x] especially the wall, I love the wall~ and the blood looks awesome. :]
juggernautical Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
i am favving for that beautiful, beautiful wall. just wow :P
Arcandio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet wall.
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