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Material Girl:  Bad Karma by HeartGear Material Girl:  Bad Karma by HeartGear
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*I changed the name to what I initially came up with. I feel it fits better, and I don't think I have to worry about copywrite violations with song names. I think.

Material (World) Girl - This is the first installment of a four panel I've been working on. I have two more finished after this and hope to keep on going till the story's end. I'll post 'em every Saturday and Wednesday.

Inspiration - Bill Waterson. Among many others I am a Calvin n' Hobbes fan. While browsing Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat I came up with an idea for a story arc. And here we are.

etc - The third panel breaks my heart.
The poink makes me smile.

Medium: Pencil and Paper
Time: Three hours+
MW (c) Me
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Soldatoflife Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I'm surprised I never favorited this back in the time. This is probably the 5th time I real this story :P
NickStarwind89 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read the entire series and loved every bit of it.

If i ever got the chance to make another film, id love to adapt this in future.

Great work :D
HeartGear Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for stoppin' by! I'm glad you liked it.
NickStarwind89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your most welcome, hope all is well :D
DamselDonna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yes you inspire, been bouncing around your gallery running from one room to the next, i love your style and i am so filled with creative ideas when i look at your work. Sigh... i have been doing art professionally but never believed i could do anything like a strip, they are hard to sell and there is always so much pressure and politics. I was in Saturday Morning cartoon animation, been on many famous cartoon shows but now they are gone and the work is dried up in my country, many directors and friends out of work. I am an executive assistant in an oil company and while it pays the bills i am not satisfied, i am not doing entertaining fun art cartoons so i am so unfulfilled. I do art for the pleasures of my fans on Deviant Art but a strip oh that would be heaven. You make it look so easy hon. can i rub your head and get some karma juice? your chaacters are so sweet
HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I nevre really planned to run it so long, but week after week it grew. I'm glad that it looks easy!
SpartanCQC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really comic. I like how you kick start his whole journey.
RookBartly2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have to say this is a very well thought out story, every well exicuted, art style 100% fitted the story and 4 panel layout. One of the best web comic I have ever read if not the best. I am totally going to have to keep an eye one you!

Your art style in this comic is truly awesome. I might have to do some studies on your stuff!
HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I know he style has changed throughout its running time, but yeah, most people seem to enjoy it.
0012eduardo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
how do you get to be a slave of the material world?
ilovekink Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Boom, headshot.
obliviondid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
depressing ive been on the streets before no where to go, its not nice
todshi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I don't think you hae to worry about copywrite infrindgment too much here on DA, considering it happens all the time. As for a commerical project, I think you can get by with it as long as you're doing it as satire, like what MAD magazine would do with song parodies.

Let me put it this way, you have nothing to fear from Madonna's lawyers.
BlueGUnit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
SOOOO happy that I found this again. The is a super favorite of mine. Great story and ending. :)
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Writer
I love Calvin and Hobbes. I can see its influence in your strips.

Time to dig the whole collection out! :D
daynar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Great comic.
lozfoe444 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rocks contacting with skulls go poink?
cbot1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
clearly a nickle isn't much. i might have suspected something :evillaugh: i'd have probably been able to afford at least a quarter to give, or maybe even a dollar.
HeartGear Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Who has nickles anymore, anyhow?
I just keep a debit card on my person. ^^
cbot1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
well i work in a grocery store in the bakery, and i have to go through the register most likely for lunch things. so cash gets to be more convenient :P
Tesunie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A truly funny tale of clothing gone mean. Interesting concept and idea. Rather humorous too!

By the way... what is that clothing made of! It like... never breaks, and neither does it tear no matter how much Noah tears at it...

Magic works in funny ways, especially with animation spells. That must be it.... right?
HeartGear Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not that Noah has really TRIED to tear at it. It's just satin. Still, satin's pretty hard to tear.
littlebeast Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only material as in "what you make stuff out of" had a different spelling than material as in the song...

Oh well, it's more sneaky of a pun this way ;)

(...the pun WAS intended, right?)
HeartGear Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^_^; Yes.
Screwoffanddie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
But what if your broke and dont got any money so you cant give the girl a nickel,quater,etc.?
Volkai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Then you express regret for being unable to, instead of blithely walking by.
MarioMaestro Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Aw, poor beggar lady...

I've read all your Material Girl comics to date, but I'm not sure if I fully understand what's going on. So you'll have to forgive me, but I'll be asking questions on most of your strips, just to make sure that I understand the situation fully. Is that okay?

As for this one, pretty good. Makes you feel sorry for the lady, until she chucks her jar at him, at which point you just lol. Nice start.

*gives beggar lady money*
HeartGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*gives beggar lady some money too*

Never underestimate the power of Karma.
MarioMaestro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
So true.
Smocksinabox Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I especially like her dress in the third panel; it has a nice shape and flow, and looks a bit ragged.
Choco-Kun Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Dwa... Karma will bite cha hard man...
HeartGear Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Just you wait!

Never anger a gypsy. o_o It's just bad juju.
Kahote Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
panel 3: Can't buy much with a moth...*tear*
Will-It-Work Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
That was a seriously sad expression.
HeartGear Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Moths have more protein then butterflies.
It's because they eat dead stuff *_*
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