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Some People by MumblingIdiot Some People by MumblingIdiot
You can now buy this as a four page printed comic with bonus making-of images and a wrap-around cover.

See previews here [link] or buy it from my shop here [link]


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My entry for the Guardian graphic short story competition.
It's basically a bunch of microstories documenting changes in people and personalities over time and the fickleness of first impressions.

Thank you everyone for all the great comments, I really appreciate it.

NOTE: If you share this around or post it somewhere else, please make sure you link back to this page or it's page on my blog, here [link] Thanks!
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Given 2009-09-24
Some People by ~MumblingIdiot is probably one of the most fantastic things I've seen on deviantART in a long, long time. It's a comic that he put together, about people and how they change generation to generation. And how what happened when they were little effected them now. it's slightly comical but the flow of it is fantastic. I think it definitely deserves to be shown. ( Suggested by bobbeh-monster and Featured by Majnouna )
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
wow.
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MDPhantasm Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Damn, dude, this was a really good read.
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Gotashi-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an amazing and powerful comic. This kind of stuff just isn't seen like it should be. Absolutely stunning work.
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Gabbi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There is so much power in this comic! 
Amazing work! :heart:
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S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so clever. It's really thought provoking and moving.
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Rowoss Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this
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MitsuneKisaki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Whoa... this is trippy. And amazing. You must have put a lot of thought into this. Well done!
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MitsuneKisaki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I was so intrigued by this that I made a little chart to see if the timeline of this would actually make sense, and it does! I'm even more impressed now.
This is the timeline I made:
man at beginning
40 years->grandpa and girl
30 years->girl and joanne, shy man and boyfriend
15 years<-racist father
25 years<-father is a child, girl and mom, crying man, father
25 years<-younger father


each part adds up to around 65-70 years of time.
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smalltowngirly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
This is so cool! It's true comics aren't art but this is so interesting and I'm glad I found it.
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vivikv Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Comics aren't art? How?
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smalltowngirly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
I guess they are art. If u really think. I still love it though how it retraced back to the beginning. So talented!
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RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Comics aren't art? In what way? They provide the same amount of expression as a single drawing and a novel.
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Leludar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutly amazing.
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WannaB3Pro Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa 
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leadfoot9 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
COMICS ARE NOT ART!

/s
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SugaryAshes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! The tone and subject kinda reminds me of Chris Ware's work.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And I thought I was depressed before :(
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SilverHaliegh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
amazing. beautiful. 
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Rain-Twister Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I'm both happy and confused at the same time.
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emmaweng Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
I really love this comic about how people can change as they grow up. I also like how it flows really well and eventually ties the end back to the beginning. this really is a piece of meaningful and inspiring art. (the only thing is, what are the numbers between some of the panels throughout the comic?)
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Gidgetech Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty sure those are the page numbers, since this is now being sold as a short comic.
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emmaweng Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
ohh ok thanks
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Man this is wonderful. Just goes to show how people can change. 
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bestpartofwakingup Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
i read this like 3-5 times to see if the timelines mashed up and jfc u are a genius
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ILoveLunaLoud Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Really says something about society and how you never know what another person's been through.
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CharonTheShadow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why doesn't the link work to buy it from your shop? I'd love to own this but it says no products found on the whole site! Hope it didn't sell out... Great work!
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CorneliusOiwer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student General Artist
That was a wild ride at every level.
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E-Ende Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It's a big circle of sadness ; (
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NeoZen104 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Ever heard the word "sonder" from the dictionary of obscure sorrows? I feel this comic really exemplifies it. youtu.be/AkoML0_FiV4
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MEOWTHESWAG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hmmmmm i don't really get this comic? (I know i'm really stupid ok??)
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Gidgetech Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I can tell it's basically a collection of stories all tied together showing how our first impressions/opinions don't really have a grasp of who a person is, or how they got that way, or even what they may grow into. Sort of also showing how our actions can impact others for the rest of their lives. 

At least, that's what I'm getting from it. The great thing about comics, and meaningful ones like this, is that there can be loads of interpretations and pretty much all of them can be right.
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UnknownEnder2015 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you act to others, can leave others acting the same. Choose kindness, because one day, you will wonder what happened to the world, and realize you may have had an effect. Lets hope it's a good one.
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UnknownEnder2015 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, don't judge someone based on how they look, or act even. Some people had some pretty messed up lives. Judge them on character they don't show. Bring out their best character.
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BatNikkix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
awe this is amazingHeart 
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BloodyBBQ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
I was about to cry "HEY THIS IS STOLEN" but then I realized this was uploaded 2009.

How come its on my frontpage?

Anyway, its a great comic and I loved it since... well... 2009.
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Nevareck Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to say soemthing, but I don't know what words to speak.
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CraftyKarina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student General Artist
OMG! i saw this on pinterest and pinned it to my board, and here it is!!!!!!!
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happydude21 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Be mean, be kind, or do neither...  It's a choice.  

Always go for the latter two.

Notice how one 'evil' or bad experience of one individual affects another individual, like a virus.

Have the courage to stop the virus in it's tracks, before you give it to someone else.
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MalOfTheMailbox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome humanity.
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yeahhh79 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent concept!
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CheshireRaven39 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Gives you a whole new perspective of life. Reason why I try not to judge people too quickly
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weirdo1000 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Awesome!
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Teardrop1001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Can`t stop crying ...Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] 
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AskShyShadowLinkette Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(( Awesome! Well done! ))
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AprilJade123 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
When I first came across this quite awhile ago, I spent like half an hour looking at this, finding the paradox and trying to figure it out. My conclusion was that the dude must be a time traveler. Great artwork by the way :D
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Spinning-Jenny Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, this was...just astounding.
Great work. 
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Sorcorer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
This made me cry and die a little inside.
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