License: "Episode 30: Need a Hug" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0
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link David Revoy  

Hello! It's already the end of the summer 2019 and so here's the episode that kept me busy during all this summer. Because it's episode 30, it's a silent episode (like all the episodes rounded to five: 5,10,15,20 and 25 ... a tradition and an artistic constraint I'm keeping on the project). It's also an episode that focus a bit on Carrot and takes a deeper look at the evenings in Pepper's house. I hope you'll like it!

link Martin  

Oh Carrot - How clever you are.... :D

link Kees Commandeur  

Your particular way of drawing and the subjects of your art always inspires me and makes me smile.

link Anonymous  

Carrot, you're genius. Need machine like this. Or I'm gonna pay for getting hugs.

link Jane  

Aww, Carrot just wanted some loves! 😀

link Vulphere  

Carrot is just... brilliant!

link yeKcim  

A Russell teapot moon! 😍

link Wolfram  

Chacun(e) has besoin de caresses, c'est trop vrai ;-P

Everybody needs some tenderness, that's too true ;-P

link Vinay  

So nice. We all need cuddles every now and then. I trust from now on, Carrot will never ever eat a mouse again!

link Scott Petrovic  

Great. These silent episodes are always fun. I always feel like I pay more attention to all their facial features and environment when there are no words.

link Ekaterina Kovrigina  

Oh sweet little Carrot! You reminded me that my own red kitty needs a hug and for that you have his purrrest thanks :)

Jokes aside, David, I absolutely love the attention you pay to the slightest details - every time I re-read Pepper and Carrot (and I do it at least once a month, all the episodes) I find something I haven't noticed before. And I do hope one day we'll find out how Carrot met his little mouse friend ;)

link Nina Suzette Lim  

I keep laughing at this episode. This is the funniest episode to date! I remember Carrot drinking Pepper's Potion of Genius in Episode 2 and now we see upfront the direct results of the potion. Carrot is a genius! (Ok, I know he had his brilliant moments in the past, but this is his most genius so far.) Thanks for reminding me that my cat needs a hug too. Cheers!

P.S. Cats have a knack for ruining whatever it is you are intensely focused on (i.e. walking on your keyboards or paper notebook)

link Old Scribe  

Having just discovered this comic, I was truly enraptured by its artistic quality, the characters, the story lines, the dialogue, the backgrounds, the coloring, the framing; in a word everything. Each panel is akin to a work of art and the detail in each is remarkable. I have definitely bookmarked this comic for future reading. Best of luck with it.

link Luch4  

This is a very powerful magic! The wheel with the mice spins clockwise, so the white wheel should spin counterclockwise, and betray this direction to the big wheel. But in this case, gloves would rub Carrots the wrong way, contra hair.

link Thorin Schmidt  

Maybe it's a da Vinci contrivance to keep other cats from copying the design.

link tofei  

Uhmm...was the moon always have been a teapot or was I just blind the entire time just seeing it now?

link David Revoy Author,

Hi Tofei, you can see the teapot here and there on previous episodes starting on the episode 4. But more often we see the three moons, Hereva has a system with 4 moons so the sky is often busy with a teapot moon around or three rarely aligned. They are described on the wiki:

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link Mark Munroe  

What amazes me about your comics is that how you can tell such sweet and important stories in just a few panels. Everyone needs comfort and affection now and then, especially in this ever increasing sick world. I always look forward to a new story and I hope to get my fantasy comic starting. Thanks again and peace.

link Snoots  

No offense ('cos luv the comic)... but I don't believe a comic published every 3 months is going to "change the comic book industry". Maybe time for a new tag line.

link David Revoy Author,

Thanks for loving it. You know, I'm working full time on Pepper&Carrot (including week-ends) since years and the comic page production is only the tip of the P&C iceberg. I aknowledge the slow releases of new episodes are frustrating for the fans and readers, sorry. It is frustrating for me too! The release became slower because the technical challenge and ambition are higher: more pages, more complex stories, higher resolution graphics, more standards to respect to collaborate with translation and automation, more derivations, more infrigements to manage, more upstream issue/bugs in my software, more community moderation, more conferences/talks/signing sessions and more maintainance too... The fact that I keep moving forward even as slowly as a single episode every three months on the last years is an accomplishement! I hope you'll understand. If you have a suggestion on how to speedup the process, I'll be happy to welcome you on board to discuss about it. If not, thank you for your patience and keeping around.
(PS: I'll not change the tag line: I already contributed to change the industry on so many points. Look how the whole things moved since the last 5 little years only. That's promising for the next 5 years!)

link Craig Maloney  

It usually takes 10 years for a change to really be noticed in any industry. Look at how long Rust, Python, and other languages have taken from their initial release in order to become industry-changing.

One does not change a culture overnight.

link parrot  

What is orange and talk like a parrot ? ... Carrot !
He is a genius, he reminds me of my cat that I should hug more often !

I love your comics they are so great to read, with their warm colours and so many details.
Keep drawing and imaging that, it is my pleasure of the season !

link David Revoy Author,

Thank you Parrot! :-)

link John  

We need more episodes!!

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link John  


link Alice  

Hi I just found your comics and I enjoy them very much. I really like characters both their looks and personalities and your drawings. I'm just wondering what kind of tablet you use. Thank you so much for your comics!

link David Revoy Author,

Thank you Alice for the sweet words about Pepper&Carrot.
I'm using a Wacom Cintiq13HD right now; but it feels a bit small. I'm planning to upgrade to a larger area in 2020.

link 名無しさん  


link David Revoy Author,

Yes :) Left-handed, exept for her wand. It's written on the wiki:

link Alice  

Hi David. Thank you for your prompt response about the tablet!.
I looked up that model in Amazon and it says 13.3 inches. I assume it's width. I wonder it's only the screen that shows drawing or whole tablet.

And also do you have issues that the color of your painting doesn't match from printed works or from other regular computer screen. If you do how do you solve it? Some says digital artists need to calibrate the computer screen. I wonder it applies to screen of wacom cintique too (not calibrating the pen). I use intuos and don't have a calibrator for my computer screen so the color often doesn't match from printed works. Right now I just print small parts and adjust.
Your answer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you always!

link David Revoy Author,

Hi Alice,

Yes, I have a calibrator and I calibrate all my monitors; including Cintiqs (they are just monitors with a tablet active surface built-in; and the system see them as two device: a regular monitor and a tablet; that's why they often use two cables: for monitor and USB for the tablet). But having screen calibrated will not prevent having surprise at print. Read my latest article on the blog about my book project to see how bad things can always turn depending on how your software also interpret the colors and if there is bugs. But calibrating improves at this for sure:
- You 'll see bright grey to very dark grey (and not get bright merged with white, and dark merged with black).
- You'll get all the grey neutral (not warm or cold) and it will ease training your eyes to do color balance.
- If you get an issue into a printed artwork; you'll can at least do like me and accuse a bug and not your uncalibrated monitor :P

About the 13.3 inch; that's a monitor size; so it is diagonal. (Cintiq13HD). On the shop page you saw, they write the real size under "active surface or active area". When the interface of the software is around, system toolbar, the canvas is just sized like a postcard. That's why I told it feels small. :)

link Alice  

Wow, David. Thank you so much! These are so helpful.
If you don't mind can you tell me what calibrator you use?
On line I read about the products like Spyder5Pro, Spyder5Elite or X-Rite’s i1Display.
Do you use these? You're welcome to recommend good ones.

I read your blog and I'm so sorry about the color problem.
I hope it resolves as soon as possible. And I really appreciate
you share all this book printing process. There are lots things to learn.
Someday I'd like to print picture books for children.
Oh..and I just got curious. You don't want to use Create Space or Ingram Spark
for self- publishing? Since Create Space doesn't offer hard cover, then
it's just Ingram Spark I guess.

I always enjoy reading your comics. I haven't finished all episode yet.
it's like eating a cake. I don't want to finish all at once, leaving something
to enjoy later.

Thank you so much!

link David Revoy Author,

I use the Pantone Huey Pro calibrator since around 2011; I'm not sure this calibrator is still produced but Linux still recognise it as a valid calibrator device (if I connect it to an old USB Hub, don't know why, it needs that, I assume a sort of USB 1.0/ 2.0/ 3.0 mini issue for it). In general, colorimeter worth investment, but if I had to buy a new one; I would try to hunt a ColorHug (they are out of stock) or buy any second hand colorimeter compatible with Argyll color management system; because from what I see this devices are robust like old webcams and new one are often expensive to justify their usage one time every six month...

About the book project thanks, I quickly studied other POD but the DriveThru/OneBookShelf publishing service had very good documentation and even a Scribus documentation. They are also specialised into comics and developped a real shop with a community and I quickly could buy samples from other authors. So far, I'm very happy working on their service/website and from the sample I received of other author.

I'm back at drawing the next episode; good luck for finding your colorimeter!

link Alice  

Okay, David. When I buy calibrator, I'll keep this in mind. Very wise advise. Thank you so much!
I also appreciate you share your creative process on your blog. The latest article was interesting and helpful for someone who is trying to learn Krita. Good luck with your drawing!
I'll look forward to reading episode 31.

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link Torpak  

It breaks my heart, i hope he gets a real hug now!

link Olivier T.  

Belle découverte que cette petite sorcière et son compagnon de jeux !

link Ellie  


link Ellie  

they are so cute

link Midgard  

This aged well...

link SimonC.  

Besides the lovely story, I am just really happy to see Pepper here deep in her studies, finally finding joy in it.
I love the development she has so much and am excited about her future development. :)
Also, David, thanks for all your work. I had Pepper and Carrot on my read-list for quite a while now and it is really lovely. Appreciate your effort to change the industry and push open source, you are a great motivation.

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