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Wurr page 161 by Paperiapina Wurr page 161 by Paperiapina
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Oh, gee, this is getting kinda claustrophobic. So many characters in such a small space. Space with walls. That must be shaded. Man I'm missing drawing the outdoors... Or just not drawing those ebony bars, they eat pencil lead like crazy!

Wurr stuff me stuff.
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Wurr is an incredible graphic novel depicting the dangerous voyage of a hellhound pack evicted from their territory, from their homeland the 'crater' into the mysterious land of the enemy, the dogs. It teaches us the way of the hellhounds so closely the readers starts to feel like part of the pack. And just when we start to understand the hounds, we are faced with the whole new alien world of the dogs.

The story is filled to the brim with typical 'human' problems transferred to the hellhounds and dogs: Two enemy countries where prejudices about the unknown strangers flourish and history is written by the winners, a class society where low-bloded hellhounds are not allowed to reproduce, disabled hellhounds (crippled), mental illness (gateguard), eviction from the side of the 'loosers' and if you want to take it that far, you could even see 'black touch' as a metaphor for environmental pollution.

Despite that, the story does not lack it's funny moments and is so absolutely gripping you can't put it down. The well used perspectives adds further to the tension. The action scenes are drawn incredibly dynamic. The author knows exactly how much background to use when, how big (or how small) the content of the panel has to be, and how much of the scene to show us to create the biggest impact. The abstracted way of drawing used for history and tales told are a great way to differentiate the different levels of storylines and help us understand the complex story.

The story is fully grayscale, but this is totally fitting with the storyline and allows more room for the graphic details. This story does not need colour, no, colour would rather take away some of its severity.

And then there is the hellhounds themselves. Each of the hellhounds has his own unique appearance, character and set of abilities (and/or disabilities). There is the fierceness of Surama, the thoughtfulness of Crippled, and Iralbe who does not have eyes in her face but on her tongue and can see in the dark (I loved how this was made visible for us, how her 'vision' is different), to name just a few.

The great facial expressions and body language are used to express their emotions and make us feel with them (I didn't think I could cry with a hellhound for his lost siblings before I read 'Wurr'). The author uses the set of expressions and body language so well, she can make the 'normal' dogs look more evil than the 'deformed' hellhounds.

The only bad thing about 'Wurr' is, that it leaves me without any suggestions for improvement.
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Wurr is a gripping webcomic about a pack of hellhounds which get evicted from their territory by another pack of hellhounds and with little other options, they venture into the territory of the regular dogs.

I have so far very much enjoyed reading this series and am blown away by the uniqueness of the character designs. As all the characters are basically dogs, in normal circumstances, there's a limited amount of features that you can add to a character to make them individual, but as the artist/writer decided to make the hellhounds just mutated forms of dogs, they've come up with many unique variations, and even their speech patterns.

As of yet, I haven't found a flaw in the art style or execution of each page, besides a few spelling flaws (which aren't speech impediments), but as English isn't the artist's first language, that's understandable. The variation of tones in each scene, and in a few pages back, when they actually displayed one of the character's heat vision, it was just astoundingly detailed.

The only complaint I have involving this is that there are very few flaws that are worth pointing out.

I would recommend this to any friend of mine who's fond of animals and/or dogs.
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Respect-Knuckles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this comic. I can't wait for more!
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this new guy smell like trouble..."_
TweedPawn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
"Or just not drawing those ebony bars, they eat pencil lead like crazy!"

Have you ever thought about using graphite sticks to cover large areas? It'll be a good way to save yourself from using pencil lead.
Hanyou-from-hell Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fear for there is not a next page yet :fear: and it makes the perfect face for it.
Sukimi123 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, the wolf doesn't seem exactly trustworthy, but he seems to know things that could be valuable.

If that's blackwood they're using to block the entrance, I'm interested to see how they plan on getting out. Sure, Icar's strong but is he that strong?
Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! A Pack of Hellhounds, two dogs, and a wolf! This is becoming an epic D&D party :D
Aspendragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm thinking your hounds are getting a little cramped too lol
Tanginello Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Hmm, wonder who this new guy is. Excited to see where this goes. He's got kind of a crazy face in that 5th panel there.
Tagyr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Its the wolf! :D I think I like him so far :)
CPereira Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Writer
I have to say, I thought they were sealing the wolf in on the last panel. Like, "heck no! You're a criminal!"
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