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The Ketchup Conundrum by Shira-chan The Ketchup Conundrum by Shira-chan
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Based off a true story.

Dear lord I truly enjoy tormenting myself, don't I? This here is an experimental "comic" I made about Justin threatening to squirt me with ketchup. After that, I started thinking about what would happen if I didn't answer the way I did, and then that sort of evolved into this mess.

In case you're interested, there are 73 tiny little panels on here. As you can see, most of them are unique panels, though a few were copied and pasted.

I think my brain went a little insane working on this.

Took about three or four days of working on-and-off to finish this. :)

Edit: Wow! Okay, so! A lot of people have mentioned that this comic looks like something Scott McCloud would be all about, and I absolutely freely admit that he was a huge inspiration in creating this comic. So much so that, on a whim, I sent him an email a few days ago with a link to the picture on it. I hardly even expected him to look at it, let alone post it in his blog the very next day! And then the day after that, it gets a Daily Deviation! Wow! Just goes to show, don't be afraid to show your artwork to the one who inspired you! You never know what'll come of it!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-04-15
The Ketchup Conundrum by =Shira-chan will keep you busy, amused and entertained as you read all the different outcomes. ( Suggested by Armonah and Featured by kangel )
:icon8darkness-seeker8:
8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
some of these took a dark turn...
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:iconryaxx1:
Ryaxx1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I like you, you're nuts :D
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:iconshira-chan:
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, well thank you! Nuts is the best way to be! :D
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:iconkitt22:
Kitt22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Haha, this is amazing! You had me laughing at every turn =) I especially felt like the few copy-pasta elements were well chosen, and very deserving of a repeat. I also felt like you did a really great job of using spatial organization to tell part of the story as well; the most telling such moment is where you, and Justin, are both sheathing your swords. The side-by-side layout of those two panels was just brilliant.

I am curious though (and I feel a bit bad for my ignorance): What is the "eye, spork, cute-furry-critty" self contained double loop about?
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:iconlatinvimes:
LatinVimes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely inspired!
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:iconmadam-marla:
madam-marla Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
brilliant and so entertaining :D
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:iconanyluck:
AnyLuck Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
This is absolutely, epically awesome!
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:iconmoonbei:
Moonbei Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol! I love ketchup, so it was very amusing to read this. XD Also, your notes about it concerning Scott McCloud and the DD gives me inspiration. Thus, I have to say thank you for making this and inspiring me to keep on drawing. :)
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:iconniaskywalk:
niaskywalk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hourglass pupil eye, Squirrel Thing, Spork... I almost get it but I can't quite grasp it. Please explain?
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:iconsneemonster:
SneeMonster Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ahahaha, greatttt! I love how the sword fight/suicide/zombiething can technically happen again, and again... and again... and again...
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:iconsomecallmeweird:
SomeCallMeWeird Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
But... how do the sqirrel-thing, spork, eye fit in?
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:iconvouloir:
vouloir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   General Artist
haha, epic. :D
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:iconanakmoon:
AnakMoon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have inspired me, i want to try one of my own now!
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:iconorangeyyy:
Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha i love the zombie hug one :D it made me lol
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:iconfallenangel889:
fallenangel889 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That must have took alot of planning and organizing :O amazing work!
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:iconparamak:
paramak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconsoulflare3:
Soulflare3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That was really cool
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:iconjuno42:
juno42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This? Is epic.
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
omg, yessss!
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:iconvampiratefroghat:
VampirateFrogHat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Writer
This...is...AWESOME.
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:iconheavenschaos:
HeavensChaos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: oh my god this is hilarious!
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:iconhayleykat:
HayleyKat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you and your wacky-ness.
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:iconnandoluc:
NandoLuc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this is insane... I liked it.
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:iconlahxpia:
lahxpia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
REALLY EPIC WIN, I LOST THE GAME A LOT OF TIMES!!

BUT NOW I WIN YAAAY
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:iconsasunaru-pokemon:
sasunaru-pokemon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I absoluetly love this. Starts off with ketchup and (can) ends with zombie hud/fight. Lol =P
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:iconfullmetalmono:
FullMetalMono Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CONUNDRUM INDEED.
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:iconmoonstonezeffiro:
moonstonezeffiro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Writer
THEY PROBED ME! lolololol~
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:iconshadowysilence:
shadowysilence Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, good job! :D
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:iconwolvensong:
wolvensong Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome XD. Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconileeh95:
iLeeh95 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist
awesomeeee
so funny! :D
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:iconhonnuart:
HonnuArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wooah.
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:iconrioiu:
rioIu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconsatanoy:
Satanoy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
great one...
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:iconcodyriolu:
CodyRiolu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many funny things can happen when ketchup is put into a comic.... XD
The bottom three panels are awesome :D
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:iconmoviemowdown:
MovieMowDown Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The world is 10000000000000000000000000trillion in probabilitys
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:iconmisstangent:
MissTangent Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You are a genius! I'm also laughing my ass off now! XD
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:iconvixthefox:
Vixthefox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the best. xD
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:iconangeljasiel:
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ketchup is a very dangerous thing
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:icongakari93:
Gakari93 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't think I'll be eating ketchup for a while .A. i don't want to turn my friend into a zombie! D:
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:iconmurilokleine:
murilokleine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
dude, more 6 or 7 panels and my brain would colapse! lol


BTW, this is so awesome, I'm going to try to do something like this someday.
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:iconshira-chan:
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I highly recommend it! It was super tricky laying it all out, but it was lots of fun!
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:iconkoolstr:
Koolstr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I love something that examines all the possible outcomes this well. And it was funny to boot! Nice job!
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:iconbonesbleachedbare:
BonesBleachedBare Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This is awesome.
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:iconvuxtac:
Vuxtac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Best 10 minutes I ever spent going through all of them. :XD: That was fun.
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:iconmulticomplexreaction:
MulticomplexReaction Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Holy mother. You're good. Was it hard putting them in order?
To me it seems like that, but it might be different once you are doing it.
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:iconshira-chan:
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, it was really hard putting them in order! I kept having to go back and erase things and move things around. It was tricky! Thank goodness for Photoshop, though :) It was much less painful being able to resize and cut and paste my sketches while I was laying it out than I'm sure it would have been trying to do it on paper!
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MulticomplexReaction Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha.
So would I assume right if I said that most of the time
taken up was putting them in order to make sense?
I've been starting a storyline and I feel like its like this.
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:iconshira-chan:
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely! Once I got everything in place, actually drawing it was a piece of cake! But laying everything out like that? Yeesh. There's a reason I haven't done more of these :P
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:iconmulticomplexreaction:
MulticomplexReaction Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Well, thank you for the insight Shira-chan. Now Im more terrified to follow through. :P
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:iconshira-chan:
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! I didn't mean to scare you off of it! :D
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