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Daniel Beziz
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 1:39pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just finished the last pages of FINDERS OF LOST CHILDREN #1, and I found it a very intriguing opening to a larger story. And, as always, I loved the storytelling.

JB, That is definitely a comic I would have loved to buy, and would buy if you ever decide to publish it...
And I am very curious to find out what you had in mind for the following issues, and how (if) it would connect to the NEXT MEN eventually.




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Geoffrey Langford
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 2:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It was interesting.



(made a comment I deleted as it could be considered speculative, even though it was pretty broad)








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Paul Reis
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 2:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It was great seeing a JB story again ... Thanks!
(are we allowed to ask for more?)

edited to add that i meant "more" as in: JB written/drawn comics... from a publisher, NOT just "more" as in: freebies. I know this was a one-off, I just miss going to a LCS for something I actually enjoy reading.


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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 2:50pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

A fabulous read and wonderfully paced visually.

I love the penultimate page. It is a feast for the eyes. The down shot on the second panel is gorgeous. but the fourth panel on that page is awesome.

Thanks John.

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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 2:50pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Thanks for that treat Mr Byrne. Too bad that series won't happen.I enjoyed it a lot and would gladly have bought it like many here. The plus side is that I got to be the office assistant arranging the words, cutting, placing and pasting the balloons.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 3:08pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Free JB comics are awesome. Thanks for sharing, JB.
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 4:40pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Eric - JB comics are awesome - free or otherwise!

Great story and wonderful artwork. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Michael Arndt
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Thanks, JB.

Really glad you shared it. I really like these characters.
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Richard Stevens
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That was a great bit of sleight of hand there. I want to read more of these stories, if the muse hits!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 05 January 2015 at 9:04pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Didn't see the twist coming. That was a gripping little tale, thanks for putting the hard work in and then posting it all here for us to enjoy.

Loved the house in the epilogue -- amazing panel of the staircase.
Do you think we will ever see 1985?
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Chris Blaise
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Posted: 06 January 2015 at 7:57am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Great story! Thanks for sharing it!
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Paul Reis
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Posted: 06 January 2015 at 12:51pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

JB - on page 20 two different "red"s were used. to my eyes (via my less-than-best monitor) this was the only page with a different red
 - was there a reason for that?

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Posted: 06 January 2015 at 1:09pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Fresh blood and dried blood. Technically, the blood spattered room should have been the darker, dry shade, but there I was going for dramatic effect.
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Paul Reis
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Posted: 06 January 2015 at 5:41pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Thanks for the answer, and thanks for letting us see it. It was "fun" getting it a page-a-day too.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 07 January 2015 at 3:23am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Huge fan of Critical Error and I'd love to see you do more stuff like that. Also love the illustration you posted in this thread. Thanks for that and thanks for sharing Finders as well, JB.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 07 January 2015 at 5:57pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I dig well-done done-in-one issues, and this story was certainly that. As I
said earlier, this is the best panel-to-panel work I've ever seen from JB.
After reading page 17, I felt like I knew where things were headed, and
am pleased to learn I was right.
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Lars Sandmark
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Posted: 07 January 2015 at 10:26pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

That's key.
Even when you think you know what's gonna happen next in a JB tale, going along for the ride is the best part.
Storytelling that never disappoints.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 08 January 2015 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This first issue of FINDERS was a great read. I could've seen this being a six issue intro into your full unveil of the story. The page a day format was fun too. This one issue is just dam impressive. Again, thanks for sharing and the enjoyment.

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I really enjoyed reading a page a day while I was on the road, but I just re-read this story in one shot.  It's even better than reading it a page at a time.  Excellent story, JB!

Thank you so much for putting this up, JB - I was concerned that reading the script separately from the art would be jarring, but the story flows really well.  I got used to reading that way and it still got sucked into the story.

I think Gower is one of your best characters.  This story hints at a compelling past (and future!)



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Posted: 14 January 2015 at 11:41am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Gower has a lot of layers, only some of which I've hinted at in his two appearances. Cynthia is more than meets the eye, too. (Give yourselves fifteen extra points if you picked up on her being a recovering alcoholic!)
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Posted: 14 January 2015 at 11:48am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

(Give yourselves fifteen extra points if you picked up on her being a recovering alcoholic!)

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Time to go back and reread I suppose, because I completely missed that...
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 15 January 2015 at 7:18am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

No points for me !
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Doug Centers
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" (Give yourselves fifteen extra points if you picked up on her being a recovering alcoholic!)"

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Ahh, I see it now.
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 15 January 2015 at 8:17am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Can you tell us what Cynthia talked about with Bethany in the office that caused her to be get creeped out?
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Can you tell us what Cynthia talked about with Bethany in the office that caused her to be get creeped out?

The Future!

(An answer after three and a half years! Never let it be said I don't give full service around here!!)

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