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MG Epilogue:  Material Girl by HeartGear MG Epilogue:  Material Girl by HeartGear
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It's hard for me to understand that this is the end of Material Girl... and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. All of you who have read along and breathed life into Noah, cared about him, and wished the best have made this an incredible experience.

I began this project one late night with some humble sketches, which later developed into a goal: to create legit trans art. To tell an honest story about a crossdresser. And I hope to say with some confidence that I've done that.

I've had aspirations to draw comics since I picked up my first collection of Calvin and Hobbes: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Snow Goons in second grade. And now I've got 84 pages to prove that I can do just that.

Thank you so much for all of your thoughts, emotions, and primarily for stopping by. I hope to see you all again when we meet again. ^_^ Until then, I hope that you will return to visit Noah, Ribbon, and the rest. Old stories, like old clothes, are happiest when revisited.

Sincerely
~HeartGear


P.S. A quick shoutout to :iconthemightypegasus: . Without her honesty and support, I may never have come this far.

Also... look for more Material Girl related work in the VERY near future. The story may be over, but there's still some spinoff work that will be showing up including one very special surprise this Weekend.
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Meatabex Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, this was a really really good comic. I love it a bunch! Very insightful, and thought provoking. It's my favorite! :D
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:iconpentiummmx:
Just read the entire series in one sitting. I really liked it; if it was ever published, I'd definitely buy it
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:iconheartgear:
HeartGear Mar 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you liked it! You can buy it here ^^ 
www.amazon.com/Material-Girl-M…
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oriontilde Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really enjoyed the story.
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:iconrikka16:

Read the whole thing and absolutely loved it :D

I hope there is more ^^ Very well done!

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:iconandrewwolfwood:
Very well done, greatly enjoyed it.... But I have to ask, who did he marry. I have hear of gender bender weddings. Men in dresses, women in tux
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HeartGear Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Marry?   If you're talking about

MG Epilogue:  Encore by HeartGear

Then no one.   It was Noah performing in a play as Portia.

But if you're asking just in general, like how he ends up:   I don't know.   I really don't.   Mars kid could make a great partner, but I could also see Noah ending up with a lady too.
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:iconandrewwolfwood:
There is always hope. And sorry for the mix up, I help out in weddings and it looked like a wedding gown to me.

And he could end up with a very masculine girl that wears male clothing more often...... Course that would be more social acceptable nowadays than the reversed ....... Not that I am saying that it is wrong or anything, just saying with the common views of society. Me, I don't mind.
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HeartGear Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I consider Material Girl an auto-bio comic, and as it turns out I married a huge tomboy (like you describe).   It works because we're not competing in that department:  she'd just as soon wear jeans and a t-shirt as I would skinny jeans and pumps.   

And the society thing:  we'll get there.   I'm sure of it.   But in the meantime, passing can be super useful in day to day encounters.

Enough about me though, you help out in weddings?   What do you do?   I LOVE weddings, but I could never be a coordinator.   It's a crazy stressful job, from what I've seen.  But still, WEDDINGS!! Yeah!
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:iconandrewwolfwood:
First, good for you. Kind of jealous though, one because I am still looking for someone too that can accept me for me, and to because I have wanted to crossdress cosplay, but I just don't have the face for it, inner face is but outer face is not.

Second, I wish you the best of luck.

Third, lol, rarely do I get asked that. When I started out I helped out with a friend of my mother's, she is a wedding planner and just need a person to help with the drinks and such, i actually have the cork from the first bottom that was open. I helped out for awhile there to earn some money, it was small but it was good. I wasn't easy getting a job, I have aspergers ....... It makes it hard, I have been passed on a job by a guy with a serious criminal record. However, I was given a great chance by my current employer at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, which I had been the Easter bunny for for 3 years before she hired me. The manager had been cheating me on pay, barely even paying me beyond 15 dollars for working 5 hours because I was a volunteer, but the head of the dinning room at the time saw I was getting under paid and offered me a job as the busser, 4 years as a busser, I am content. 

So anyways, we are a private club, our build overlooks a large and beautiful expanse of water, the sunset is right in front of our water front, which is gorgeous, and making it ideal of weddings. We get a lot of business from them. We do everything from decorations, to food, to furniture. The only issue we have is people making there own changes. My first wedding there the mother asked to use our tables and table clothes..... Out of fear they would blow away, the table clothes, she stapled the table cloths, our table cloths, on and she used industrial grade staples, and our tables where wooden. So we are out there, in cold wintery weather, using forks to pull the staples out of the undersides of the tables at 3 in the morning, most like their weddings around sunset, we eventually had to just tear the cloths off. Needless to say, my boss does not allow the people to mess with our table cloths without supervision anymore.

But we have have some really beautiful. I have two favorites though. The first was one of my earliest weddings there. It was around the time of a holiday, so we had very few people and thus had a light wedding in the old  ballroom inside the building(over 80 years old, includes the original ceiling. It is one of the most prize parts of the building) I was asked to work in the front part cleaning up from the ceremony while the party was going on inside, just as the sun was setting. Normally it sets in vertical motions of light and color, in shapes and stripes stretching from left to right, but this was different and breath taking. Instead of stripes it was columns of light, doing up and down. The spectrum of light fully visible, fully shown, going from the east, which was still bright as day, to the west, which was black as the darkest night. Never had I seen such a sunset, nor have I seen it again. And yet everyone was indoor but me, so only I saw it.... If I had a camera I would have taken a picture and named it " This is Existance." The second I need to explain, that going out into the yard is a deck. The building was built in the late 1920s, finished 1932. In the middle 1960s, the build was expand in the center of the yard, including a new bar, a dinning room, and a outdoors deck. In the center of the hard is a massive and ancient oak, one of the largest in the area, though they had talk about cutting it down, the town protested it and instead the deck, and a bit of the building was build around it. That was 50 years ago. Now it is so big that it now has 2 other oaks coming from it's roots and it's branches cover the yard. During a wedding last year, a group put electronic lanterns in it, it was like Christmas, it was breath taking, the whole yard lite up by the light of our beloved Oak. To us in that area and of the club, employees and members, that Oak is more than a tree.


Anyways, sorry for the long post, I have considered putting up pictures of the places, i will make sure and send you some copies if you like?
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