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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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meh-i-can-deal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I've just read the whole thing im proud of myself
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TOMMAC55 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student
why didn't he burnt the clothes.
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FCFlamingCatFC Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In the end, he learned to love that he liked women's clothing. The whole comic is a societal point. 
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Redlove108 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
This is so wonderful. I love how it ended with Mars coming in to save Noah. This is such a touching story and it made me cry a little. I know you had some concerns about the story taking a more serious twist but you know what it was perfect like that. Some funny stories I've read do that and they are the best that way. Nothing should be 100% serious the entire time.

I hope you continue to do more comics in the future! This is definitely one of my favorites!


A side note: I couldn't find a hard copy for sale anywhere. I checked some of the links in the comments, none are working.
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PingasPlamber Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
To be very honest. I REALLY HOPE There will be a material girl 2. D: Since if stories are good you can actually feel like you care about the characters and I do care for Noah. D:
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i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Love love love love love loved it XD
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quinmchale Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a nice comic. And a bold one as well. Not a lot of comics like to explore real-world issues these days and try to pass them off as "touchy subjects." I've read through it in one sitting, and it offers something for everyone: romance, comedy, even a little action (especially in the climax of the story).
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TakeruDavis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so awesome:)
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Meatabex Featured By Owner 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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PentiumMMX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
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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HeartGear Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it! You can buy it here ^^ 
www.amazon.com/Material-Girl-M…
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oriontilde Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really enjoyed the story.
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Rikka16 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014

Read the whole thing and absolutely loved it :D

I hope there is more ^^ Very well done!

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AndrewWolfwood Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital 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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AndrewWolfwood Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital 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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AndrewWolfwood Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
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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Moonlight-999 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Just found this tonight, nicely done, was a great read :)
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!   Glad you enjoyed it ^_^
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Dragonqueens Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
šLoved it, really well done :D
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^_^
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
O-O wait thats it.....TT-TT i was getting into it
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HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I thought that this had reminded me of calvin and hobbes like how hobbes Is only alive in calvin's mind and how we don't know for sure if the clothes are sentient
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nyctodarkmatter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understood it as this until I realized that the old lady really was a part of it. I need confirmation, but I feel like this was the original idea, which turned into more.
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Volkai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Basically just reread the entire comic on impulse.


It holds up.


Do you still have hard copies for sale?
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do!   Thanks for asking ^_^

You can buy it here!


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halkeye20 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
we should meet his sister
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Bonro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
All your comics are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for providing me with this wonderful entertainment.
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curious67 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Loved this story/comic so much. Thanks :)
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DamselDonna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
a wonderful strip, full of wonderful experience and youthful exploration, social commentary is strong and alive and should be told. I hope you plan on making graphic novels i would stand in line for an autograph.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure that MG will not be my last comic, and surely there will be a graphic novel or two in my future.
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bobby9133 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
thank you very much i enjoyed reading every page so i did it twice, i was a bit sad when it ended but now hopeing for a new series to read.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it so much!
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Ask-shanghai-aru Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
((*glomps* THIS WAS ALL SO AMAZING QUQ))
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MsHeartMytic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
In trying to find the words to describe this work, I find myself lacking despite how well I am able to use my vocabulary. I will say this, it's like nothing I've read before. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and hope to find more works like it in the future.
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Jeanette9a Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
wow that story was amazing! XD
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dopplerdee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Great story
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0012eduardo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
why aint there no more Material girl D: it was so epic!
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought the story came to a natural conclusion :) Feel free to check out my other projects.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
wait so never again will there be another comic? D:

noah cant die off like this ;W; <3333333333
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't plan on having another MG comic. But that doesn't mean that Noah will never show up again ^^.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Digital Artist
ah well my worries are at rest ^^
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TrueInuLink Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Coming from a person who usually only reads for knowledge, I have to say that I really, really enjoyed reading this. Simply beautiful.

I'd love to get a book version of this, but viewing it this way is just as great.
Great job! ;D
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Material Girl is available for purchase, including a never-before-posted mini comic done in the style of a silent Western. www.createspace.com/3576074
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BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
My girlfriend linked me to this comic, and I'm glad I read it. At first I was worried it was yet another "LOL A BOY IN GIRLS CLOTHING" but it isn't. Great job.
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HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly what I was going for. I'm glad you liked it :)
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kashiichan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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Trunse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I make a habit of trying to have a bit of substance in the comments I make, but in this case I just can't. I greatly admire this piece of work. That's it.
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KeybladeRoxas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I love all of his clothes... I wish I could be as "unlucky" as he was with all of this.
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