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A Red Version Nuzlocke

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
822
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #121
...well. That sure was a long week I took off, ehe heh. Appletun is my child and I love them.

So! I'm sure y'all have heard that that whole forum extravaganza thing is going on! I'm a featurer now so this is my first time participating in the behind-the-scenes and wow! A lot goes into it! And it's an awesome event and the voting stage just went up today if you didn't notice and everyone needs to put their eyes all up in it because the ballot is stacked this year. So many amazing stories and talented folks behind them, all on display for you to vote on, pitting them against one another in brutal gladatorial combat! Cast your votes now >>>HERE<<<

And I guess I could do a little self-promotion, this is my thread after all. Kurukkoo! is in the Extravaganza this year in three(!) categories!

Best Overall Comic
(I went a little ham on this banner bc I wanted to make something I could also use as a new signature)


Most Improved


and Best Supporting Character


and more than anything about winning I just wanna bring this up to thank everyone who thought to nominate me for any category. It really means a lot to me every time I see someone stop and think "oh yeah, kurukkoo fits that," because it means people are actually out there reading this silly pokemon comic I'm throwing out into the world and remembering it and that's still so amazing to me. Just, I love all of you and that I can share this story and people actually enjoy it.

Proper updates will return once depression is beaten and my arms stop hurting from shoveling snow. Winter is suck.

Oh man it seems I missed a lot! Really emotional few updates.

Happy holidays!!! (I have the same exact problem, so I made it into another run! Man Galar is addicting).
True that. Shield version dug it's big wolf claws into me much deeper than I expected (though I should have expected, I am terribly weak for pokemon)

100% understandable sklkgfgsdg
happy holidays!!
Please understand. I cannot hold switch and pen at the same time.

Well if that isn't mood of the century.

It's a pokemon fan forum! We always shut down for about 50 days after a new game is released. No worries
Lol yeah, I hear there was actually a noticable decline in average posts per day when the games released. It's super funny to me. But not putting out pages of comic is less funny and I want to make more funny :(

Kadew where did you get this photo of me.
I'll never tell ;D

Been keeping up with this comic for a while now and just wanted to say I'm really enjoying this so far. I've always had a big soft spot for the old Gen1 characters getting some fleshing out in comics and this has got to be one of my favorite portrayals of Blue to date.

Looking forward to what's to come - and a belated happy new year!
Apparently you aren't the only one who loves my BUTTS boy, that nomination for best supporting character was much larger in the count than I ever could have expected. I too am looking forward for what's to come, chapter 1 has some real spicy stuff in it.

we start off with mango's cuteness, the most adorable smol precious magnet bean that we have ever seen

and we end with that oak final bit which caught me off guard and made me rethink my entire life rhglsthglisythu

10/10 would read best comic again
I confess that I 100% put Mango into this comic purely because I love magnemite and thought I could get away with it because scientists. And don't say best comic like that, it might become numerically verifiable this extravaganza and tbh I am super self concsious that my comic got nominated for best overall when it hasn't even reached Pewter yet. ;m;

I remember thinking I could do a page a week . . . t-ten years ago . . . has it really been ten years?!

Just keep at it! You've got plenty of fans who will wait for you.
I love this story enough that I'd do it for a decade, but I reaaally hope I don't end up doing it for decades. Page a week was meant to remedy that but... well, rails were made to be gone off of, right?

I’m so glad I went out of my way to find this comic after seeing it get so many nominations. The characters are wonderful and the art style is so visually pleasing! I can’t wait to see more!
Oh wow a new reader! Thank you for reading! I'm so glad to hear you liked it! Now I really do have to make more of it haha
 

Kinetic Kimo

Trainer MIA
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
701
Caught
Aug 21, 2019
Messages
26
Location
Route 42, Johto
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her. Old-school girl words.
Pokémon Type
Water, Psychic
Congrats on best support character! I adore the relationship you've established between Red and Blue and all the interactions between them. The recognition is definitely deserved. ^^
 

oliviamakesanart

yee to the haw
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
1350
Caught
Jan 19, 2020
Messages
38
Location
Postwick, Galar
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dragon
Pokédex Entry
Obsessed with cowboy hats
Just read through this comic and wow what a blast it's been!
Firstly, I love the art style, it's so expressive and pretty to look at! Red and Blue have a very interesting and intriguing dynamic that kept me hooked the entire time reading! The character interaction here is top notch, super interested to see where this is going!
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
822
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #124
March sure did happen, and it happened to all of us.

In light of these stressful times and the fact that I haven't updated this comic yet in the year of our lord 2020, something needs to change if I ever want to finish this story. Thus, I have decided to make radical change to the style of this comic, to ensure a speedy clip of updates for all you my beloved readers. No more will I labor over endless detailed backgrounds and unnecessary interactions of pokemon behind the speaking characters. This is a smooth, streamlined comic now, 100% fat trimmed. All lean beef.

 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

A Comedian At Heart
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
1,431
Location
Snubbville
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
This update didn't even get to the first gym, smh. Need to streamline more. Maybe try not doing the character art?
 

Zero

Jet's Black Nuzlocke
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
51
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
213
Location
In front of the Computer
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her/it
Pokémon Type
Fire, Bug
Pokédex Entry
It is born asleep, and it dies asleep. All its movements are apparently no more than the results of it tossing and turning in its dreams.
talking heads is a classic comicing technique, and it works since your dialogue is so strong. we'll get through the story in no time at this rate! You could even do Johto too and have time to spare! It's a shame to lose the backgrounds you been getting so good at, but at least red and blue are just as stinky and cute as always XD
 

Dee

THIS IS MY HAPPY FACE
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
147
Caught
Jun 26, 2019
Messages
541
Location
Zion National Park
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
They/Them
Pokémon Type
Bug, Clever
Pokédex Entry
A regular writer of fanfics and other works, this pokemon loves puns, bugs, and the outdoors.
How lucky! I should thank my stars that we're going to see more Kurrukkoo. I was worried you'd say nein to the whole project
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
386
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
What a brilliant choice in style that absolutely looks nothing like the style of another comic I've seen. Nothing suspicious here on this fine April 1st U:
 

Wwarborday

Gradually Becoming Productive
Pokédex No.
153
Caught
Jun 28, 2019
Messages
109
Location
Gaytown
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
He/him/his
Pokémon Type
Ground, Ice
Pokédex Entry
I'm Doing My Best
Style change is so valid. The writing quality hasn't changed at all, and that's what I'm here for.

And it's true, Johto has ONE city.
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
822
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #131
April Fools! I didn't draw that page at all, t'was the work of the ever talented @Agent Nein , in the style of their comic Lucky Star which can be read over here on this very forum!

Congrats on best support character! I adore the relationship you've established between Red and Blue and all the interactions between them. The recognition is definitely deserved. ^^
Thank you! I was sooooo stoked to win that, it's super validating to hear my characterization of him was that good. Though it makes me a little nervous that the actual main character may be losing the spotlight to him heh;

Just read through this comic and wow what a blast it's been!
Firstly, I love the art style, it's so expressive and pretty to look at! Red and Blue have a very interesting and intriguing dynamic that kept me hooked the entire time reading! The character interaction here is top notch, super interested to see where this is going!
Aaaaaaaaaa! Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! Writing Red and Blue interacting is my very favorite I somehow stumbled into a pair of protagonists with great chemistry and they practically write themselves

This update didn't even get to the first gym, smh. Need to streamline more. Maybe try not doing the character art?
What, and become a writer of prose? Sounds like too dramatic of a change for me. Change is scary. I'm going back to the background place.

talking heads is a classic comicing technique, and it works since your dialogue is so strong. we'll get through the story in no time at this rate! You could even do Johto too and have time to spare! It's a shame to lose the backgrounds you been getting so good at, but at least red and blue are just as stinky and cute as always XD
If anything this entire april fools gag proved that my dialogue writing is strong enough to stand on its own! But I like to embellish it with environment and background details and dynamic angles too much to abandon it for real. I am weak.

nice use of style emulation
I emulated Agent Nein's style so hard that I actually became them briefly, the ghost of my script possessing their tablet pen hand!

How lucky! I should thank my stars that we're going to see more Kurrukkoo. I was worried you'd say nein to the whole project
Eyyyyy *finger guns*

What a brilliant choice in style that absolutely looks nothing like the style of another comic I've seen. Nothing suspicious here on this fine April 1st U:
April 1st is my favorite day to check the forums on, everyone updates and it's super serious :V

Style change is so valid. The writing quality hasn't changed at all, and that's what I'm here for.

And it's true, Johto has ONE city.
Well, style change was because of an entirely different artist, but I gave them the actual script for the next few pages, so I'd hope the writing quality is still as good as it's been in the past lol


Here's the actual page! And if you wanna see what I drew for April Fools, check out the latest update of DasUnicorm's Genesis
 

TerryTheTeryx

Gen Z Degenerate
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
358
Caught
Jul 3, 2019
Messages
420
Location
Unova
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Flying, Steel
Pokédex Entry
A bizarre Pokémon who dislikes many social activities. She appears to have a penchant for peanut butter and foreign languages.
The very first thing I noticed is how dynamic these poses are, they're so well done, Kadew! ;w;
 

Zero

Jet's Black Nuzlocke
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
51
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
213
Location
In front of the Computer
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her/it
Pokémon Type
Fire, Bug
Pokédex Entry
It is born asleep, and it dies asleep. All its movements are apparently no more than the results of it tossing and turning in its dreams.
i love every red in this page! the perfect cutie with too many birds in the first panel has such an amazing flow to the movements and smooth shapes like the loop of her tube legs are adorable, as are her angy face >w< the flowy flowy of her hair in the next panel really sell the movement of her hoping over the log, and her little point has so much personality behind it. i love when red runs after blue, this is such perfect teasing between friends. >w< if this series was just red and blue bantering i'd still read it. the woods look really lush and dense, you do a great job keeping the characters readable in all that busy background stuff. excellent job!
 

oliviamakesanart

yee to the haw
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
1350
Caught
Jan 19, 2020
Messages
38
Location
Postwick, Galar
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dragon
Pokédex Entry
Obsessed with cowboy hats
That panel of the little Squirtle is just too cute! The poses on this page are so dynamic I just love the little details like Red's hair bouncing as she hops over the log! Red and Blue banter is perfect, as always, gosh I just love reading their interactions
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
934
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
I love the poses, especially the one in the third panel. It looks like an awkward pose to draw, but you executed it really well. It just looks so fluid and natural!
 

Spacey

Master of Feels
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
254
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
51
Location
Under a blanket cave
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
She/They
Pokémon Type
Ghost, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Their mind is more often in the clouds than not. Most likely sick. Will probably eat your snacks.
This page is so adorable, lmao. Their banter is so perfect. Absolute babies. I am a sucker for all the various ways that child!Blue can be an idiot.
Bulbasaur is ALSO small and round and also has the bonus of smelling nice from being a literal plant, c'mon Blue get with it
You've done SO well with the art on this page, too. I'm so glad to see this page completed! Fantastic use of background activity and greyscale contrast.
 

Kadew

*bird sounds*
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
822
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't actually like birds all that much.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #137
The very first thing I noticed is how dynamic these poses are, they're so well done, Kadew! ;w;
Thank you! I just cannot draw my characters if they have no life to them, static poses are my bane, it's easier to be dynamic. One day this will bite me I'm sure.

i love every red in this page! the perfect cutie with too many birds in the first panel has such an amazing flow to the movements and smooth shapes like the loop of her tube legs are adorable, as are her angy face >w< the flowy flowy of her hair in the next panel really sell the movement of her hoping over the log, and her little point has so much personality behind it. i love when red runs after blue, this is such perfect teasing between friends. >w< if this series was just red and blue bantering i'd still read it. the woods look really lush and dense, you do a great job keeping the characters readable in all that busy background stuff. excellent job!
Good news for you, we have plenty more of Red and Blue banter yet to come! I'm glad to hear that these busy foresty backgronds aren't swallowing my children whole.

That panel of the little Squirtle is just too cute! The poses on this page are so dynamic I just love the little details like Red's hair bouncing as she hops over the log! Red and Blue banter is perfect, as always, gosh I just love reading their interactions
I'm a sucker for hair flopping around, I have to make myself hold back sometimes from making Red's hair just always billowing in an invisible wind.

I love the poses, especially the one in the third panel. It looks like an awkward pose to draw, but you executed it really well. It just looks so fluid and natural!
Third panel pose actually wasn't that bad at all, it was second panel hurdling the log that fought with me the whole way. Foreshortening is death.

This page is so adorable, lmao. Their banter is so perfect. Absolute babies. I am a sucker for all the various ways that child!Blue can be an idiot.
Bulbasaur is ALSO small and round and also has the bonus of smelling nice from being a literal plant, c'mon Blue get with it
You've done SO well with the art on this page, too. I'm so glad to see this page completed! Fantastic use of background activity and greyscale contrast.
Bulbasaur isn't all that small really, 2'4" cube of toad, biggest starter of all time, a real chunker. Squirtle's only 1'8" standing upright.


Blue's true inner pokemon is a growlithe, but Daisy was pretty close in pinning him as a charmander.
 

Zero

Jet's Black Nuzlocke
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
51
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
213
Location
In front of the Computer
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her/it
Pokémon Type
Fire, Bug
Pokédex Entry
It is born asleep, and it dies asleep. All its movements are apparently no more than the results of it tossing and turning in its dreams.
red holding bugsy like that reminds me of me trying to hold my rats. they're so squirmy. bugsy is perfectly rat sized :3
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
934
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
Foreshortening is death.
I agree absolutely. That gives me a ton of trouble, so I avoid it whenever possible. Which is probably why I don't draw all that much anymore, because posing is difficult if you're not willing to foreshorten...
 

Dee

THIS IS MY HAPPY FACE
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
147
Caught
Jun 26, 2019
Messages
541
Location
Zion National Park
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
They/Them
Pokémon Type
Bug, Clever
Pokédex Entry
A regular writer of fanfics and other works, this pokemon loves puns, bugs, and the outdoors.
I love the panel of garymander...

And that final panel kinda looks like Charmander's hungry, oh no
 

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