April 4, 2014 at 2:15 am #4191Lillian Diaz-PrzybylKeymaster
This is the thread for discussion of the short story Dinner Ditz, part 1 of which released in Issue #009 of Sparkler Monthly. Part 2 (the conclusion!) will be released in our May issue. Spoilers are expected, so beware!
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Have fun!April 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm #4240MinaParticipant
Wow, that was really cute and super super manga-esque, like, in every way!April 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm #4243
I absolutely loved this.. the story is shining because of the absolutely loveable characters – all of them are really attaching. The art is beautiful and very expressive and unique. I realized only a while after finishing reading that it is actually a stand-alone short story – it came to life so completely that I was about to write “I can’t wait for the next chapter” – I would like to know more about how things turn out for all of them. And Lottie Dottie? I think it’s the most adorable name ever.. ^_____^April 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm #4245Lianne SentarKeymaster
@Tacto – Actually, it’s a two-part short story! So next month you’ll get another chapter (the conclusion).
I think I literally giggled and clapped my hands when I saw the name “Lottie Dottie” for the first time. Adorbs~! XDApril 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm #4246
:D :D :D This is perfect in so many ways! ^____^April 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm #4247Michelle EricksonMember
This is such a cute story. I love the theme that’s wrapped around it. I felt so bad at the end when Lottie still couldn’t enjoy her time in the kitchen T-T.April 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm #4248sora1027Participant
I really like the art style a lot. It’s very distinctive and I really like how expressive the characters are. I also like the storyline, I want to find out why Lottie (I love her nickname too) doesn’t like cooking. I also like characters who have children, we don’t see that a lot. Maybe it something we see more often in Josei but I’m thrilled by it. I can’t wait for the second half.April 12, 2014 at 11:42 am #4305SkoParticipant
I like to see a characters with kids and family and I like that Peregrine is trying to cook for her, although she seem’s sad at the end but I still think it’s really cute! I want to see the next chapterJune 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm #4807Michelle EricksonMember
I just finished this! So cute! The ending is very satisfying and adorable… Go check it out <3June 2, 2014 at 11:26 am #4809
This is such a jem.. *__* Wonderful, light and touching story and I am just absolutely in love with the art as well – simple yet very stylish and so expressive..
This is my favorite short comic in a long time – I hope we’ll get more stories from Alexis! :DJune 20, 2014 at 3:16 am #5010Lillian Diaz-PrzybylKeymaster
Thanks for your great responses, folks! We were all super happy with how this story came out, and we’re definitely hoping to work more with Alexis in the future. ;-) Stay tuned!August 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm #47953joichiParticipant
This is such a unique art and I love the gentle way it eases me into the character’s life. I love parent-to-child josei manga so this was a welcoming surprise. My fave part of the artwork is how characters gesture and there’s a sense of movement in everyone. Peregrine is such a charming dad and the way his situation is tackled, is done well!
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