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First Movement: Fear P.4 by rufftoon First Movement: Fear P.4 by rufftoon
End of the first short story - thank you for reading!
4 more to come

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:iconmorning-miracle:
morning-miracle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Oh Pitch, you have a very special brand of caring don't you XD
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:iconrowanrhed:
RowanRhed Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
okay am i a terrible person if i find this funny and would probably do something very similar in Pitch's situation? cuz I think it does make me a terrible person
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
by the way, did someone else noticed that this little boy dress almost like Hiccup from HTTYD?
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhh im impatient!!

this whole history really do works so well!! i love the part where you see how did sandy and pitch lived 300 years ago, and how poor Sandy is mad about him... CONTINUE!! PLEASE!! you give me inspiration for another one...
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:icongatumon89:
gatumon89 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
hihi at least pitch warns him and says what he should do
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:iconechotseng:
EchoTseng Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
i wonder if pitch cares...?
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:iconboomslangvenom:
boomslangvenom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
That's oddly useful advice for someone who does not seem to care if humans die.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Those that live a bit longer, are scared a bit longer too ;)
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:iconfrostlover1204:
FrostLover1204 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD. BOY: when should I start running?
Me: RUN AWAY
Pitch is no help at all.
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:iconbattygirl17:
Battygirl17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Pitch is so helpful.
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:iconfrancescarotg:
FrancescaROTG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
so cool
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:icone-dantes:
E-Dantes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Nice comic! But if this is the end, it doesn't feel like an end at all. More like a interrumped story. Still a great story -and poor boy.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I see it more like the end of a chapter in a longer story.
Sometimes you can leave things up in the air (that being said, I'm not quite happy with that last panel. One day I'll find a better alternate option...)
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:iconchromeknickers:
chromeknickers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm loving these comics, the storylines, the characters, and the wonderful art. <3
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Many thanks!
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:iconanimtasy:
Animtasy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, the love you give to the "villains" in so many stories. It's a good thing you are around, otherwise they would be 'caste' aside too easily. Thank you.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I do love my villains! Thank you!
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:iconscourge-minion:
scourge-minion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I went to see Rise of the Guardians tonight and I was really disappointed ((
I mean, the storyline, the characters and everything were awesome, I'll buy collection Blu-ray, but... I went to see Pitch the way you portray him and it came out a real frustration (
In your strips and oneshots you tell the story of Pitch as a very interesting, charismatic and complicated character that isn't in the movie. I guess, you see something, that's just isn't there. And I like your stories more and would love to read your story of Pitch someday.

Nevertheless, congratulations with the release of the next great movie you've worked on. Really fresh and peculiar in all the ways.
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FrancescaROTG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I read before these strips myself, so I was a bit worried to be disappointed... because it's improbable to find a "gray" villain in such kids movies...
But actually I wasn't so disappointed... I think these comics fit in just good... Movie!Pitch didn't strike me as so terrible different from rufftoon-comics!Pitch...
Maybe because I was prepared to a low concentration on the villain compared with these comics where he is the main character...

But now I have a doubt... Pitch is the actual fear or just the irrational fears?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Ah, if only the movie had been a little bit longer, you may have seen more of Pitch (Though I also do tend to write him darker...)
But thank you very much for your kind words- sorry I spoiled the movie for you.
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scourge-minion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sorry, typo
YOU made Pitch character... %)
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:iconscourge-minion:
scourge-minion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
actually I felt like the lenth of the movie was cut and some story parts were missing. For me you tried to make a complex story for adults but at the end shortened it so kids could sit till the end and didn't get bored ^_^
You didn't spoil anything, I've just made Pitch the character I instantly fell in love with, and I was dissapointed to not see YOUR Pitch in the movie.
Anyway I hope that mb one day you'll decide to tell Pitch' story as you did to Zhao

...and mb your producer will decide to cash on spin off's about main characters (including Pitch) and we'll get the solo stories of North, Pitch, Tooth, Bunny and Sandman ^_^
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RecordRewind Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all your Pitch-centered comics so much! They really add a lot to the character, I love how multifaceted, "human", even sympathetic he can feel while still being an ominous force (witch hunt... that's so terrible!)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
He thought the whole witch hunt thing was hilarious.
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:iconrecordrewind:
RecordRewind Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder, do you think something made Pitch shift from the dangerous yet protective force he was primordially to someone who found glee in the harm he could bring? This change must have happened even before he showed his inability to change and adapt (if it happened at all).
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
More like he was always this ambiguous force. He'll shift between somewhat benevolent and...too enthusiastic?
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:iconrecordrewind:
RecordRewind Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Too enthusiastic" is a nice way to put it XD
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:iconpieam:
Pieam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
...Pitch, that's mean. Also, the kid reminds me of Hiccup so I will assume his Hiccup and used his wits to escape the wolves and came out alive. YEAAAAAAAAAAAH HAPPY ENDINGS!
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:iconpieam:
Pieam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
*he's
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:icontheroyalestpython:
Theroyalestpython Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Pitch forgot to take his empathy pills?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Even if tehy made those, I doubt they have effect on him.
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:iconeiko82:
Eiko82 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
That had a slightly grim ending. Hope the kid can find a sturdy tree to climb in :-/

Gorgeous art and wonderful story telling tho.
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LongLiveHumour Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying these. Your art is beautiful, and though I've not seen Rise of the Guardians I really like Pitch just from reading your comics.
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tigerstorms Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great stuff as always.
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Artist
NU I WANTS MOOOOORE THAT KID IS ADORABLE!!!!!! D:
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:iconasjjohnson:
AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These comics are neat.
It makes me want to watch that movie.
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:iconharu-chii:
Haru-chii Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Any chance of these being published in a collection?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I highly doubt it, unfortunately.
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:iconharu-chii:
Haru-chii Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
That's too bad.
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:iconximonr:
XimonR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconthulesse:
Thulesse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AH! I just realized what's been bugging me. Why couldn't Pitch just take Halloween instead of wanting to scare the whole world the whole time?

I mean obviously there would be no central conflict in the movie then, but... you know what I mean.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Perhaps he saw it as a limitation, the others forcing him to be scary only one time a year? Bringing fear is not just a one night event.
It would be like a prison of sort, a way for the Guardians to control him (or in any case, that would be his take on it).
He unfortunately tends to go overboard. He likes his job.
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:iconelwenaldalinde:
ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that you're doing these :) They just make me smile!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You are welcome!
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MadamJuggernaut Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am kind of in love with the kid's cleft palate. It's a torn sort of feeling, haha.
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SnikkiPikkins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I find the fact that the child has a harelip endearing - it puts a lot of interest into his character. Somehow it makes both the kid and the story itself more real.

On a slight critique, this didn't quite feel like it ended. Not because you don't know what happens (which is an effective technique and I think used to good effect here), but perhaps because of the layout of the last panel. The emphasis is wrong somehow - feels like a lead-in to another page, instead of the beautifully uncertain and possibly gruesome conclusion of their conversation.

I do hope you do not mind the unsolicited opinion. Overall the story was beautifully laid out - particularly since it's just two people talking to each other. And yet it was funny, sad, and extremely ominous. (Mostly what I can't believe is that you managed to work that naturally into four pages. Well done!)
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:iconasjjohnson:
AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. So that's why I felt as though there should be another page.
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:iconsnikkipikkins:
SnikkiPikkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I think it's fascinating how panel layout and the use of space in a comic is a big part of the storytelling.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thank you!
And you are quite right about that last panel. I was also not quite happy with it, and my brain was refusing to give me an alternate. I went with it, for now.
Honest observations always welcomed!
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