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Maxim by oomizuao Maxim by oomizuao
I found an old comic in one of my many ring binders, and decided to re-draw one of the pages. Here's the (quickly drawn) result.

Maxim, or Max as he prefers to be called, is the younger brother of Ray. When Ray one day decided to leave their country for a better life, he begged his beloved brother to come with him, but Max didn't want to, because he had a best friend, Jack, and was in love with a girl called Alys. And he felt he needed to look after his mother whom he doubted could take care of herself.
Alys, Max's one big love, committed suicide not too long after Ray had left (it had nothing to do with Ray, though), so now Max is praying for his brother to come home and take Max and Jack with him to a better place.

art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2011
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IntenseCookie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is among my favorites U.U
Alagvaile Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Leave the country? Do you mind if I ask where Ray comes from? I mean, if it's a higespoiler or something you dont have to ^^;
Proningtiger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Wait is ray in Spike because i saw that pic with him in the cab with spike and we haven't gotten to read that part.
TheBurningMouse Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude....... the feels..

(I know you're a girl but I did the high on weed guy kinda voice.)
DeadFeallings Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The feels consume me!!!
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Is Ray from Great Britain?
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Beautifully rendered facial expressions.
Cycroja Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
JustNotNormalGirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel sorry for him Sad fayse. And I confess, I almost start to cry
F-Silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Oh come on, Internet... the first time it was album "In The Rain" by neofolk band Sol Invictus, the second is some chinese comics or manga about a resurrection of a kitten and now this! Why? Why do you want me to cry, weep, moan?! I'm 22 years old male, at last!..
nakamarusama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Poor Max :(
SpongyBoy17 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope to see Max and Jack in your novel and can't wait for it to be finished
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Could you continue this sometime?
Hatchi56 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awe, this is so sad...
atak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Awwww, such a sad story, but I really love how you do your facial expressions. And I have to admit Max is extremely cute. I do hope that Ray comes to check on him soon, and takes him away as Max is praying for. He certainly can't be left there!
14142000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
This reminds me of my grandmother ;.;
2amDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a story that i feel deeply
cobeoe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
series to continue?
SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oy mate.
KiddDeath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
That's sad... I used to live like that.
pyroxyz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMFG. I just died. I love your stuff and all, but come on! Pleeeeeease bring out the rest of your stuff!
Arctic-Angels Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is it bad i know how he feels? though it is not a brother it was another orphan person.
PuppuOfOhu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
shit thats emotional <.<
amazingedits Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. <33
Caitdreamer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
poor kid are ray coming back
mom1995577 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artist
im not alone i have a son named max!
pieaceyedlepord Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool story bro!
Ingerawsome Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:c Noen foreldre skulle aldri ha fått lov til å bli foreldre. Og da driter jeg i tanken på at jeg hadde ikke blitt født. Bedre å ikke bli født, enn å oppleve faenskap hele barndommen...
Toshiro-Hitsugaya-31 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sad true fact. love you art work and your style
xynpocari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so sad....
TheDarknessWoman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Artist
Just like in real life.
EzziraVenture Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
This might sound stupid, but what's wrong with the mother? I can't tell if it's drugs or a mental problem.
Ganet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Why would she commit suicide I wonder? It seems highly odd...
oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   General Artist
she'd lost both her parents (they were killed by bombs) and had only her crush, Jack, left to live for. But she overheard him saying to Max that he didn't love Alys (which was a total lie. He did love her, but so did Max, and not wanting to steal his best friend's love, he lied to him instead). She was all alone in that country, had no relatives or friends, the only hope she had left was that Jack would love her back. So when she overheard those things, she was left heartbroken, and decided she now had nothing left to live for, and committed suicide..
I made a comic of this I just told you, but that was years ago and it doesn't look very good... I'm considering re-drawing it, so you might see it in my gallery some day :)
Ganet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
*Sigh*. Sad story... never believed in suicide myself. And I don't care for my family one bit... not my drunkard of a father at any rate. It's just not an option for me, kind of like giving up future experiences all because of other people. Just never made sense. I think too much. XP

Awesome. I may end up reading it despite the fact I'm trying to avoid sad things... they just... draw me in... ^^;
oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   General Artist
yeah, I agree with you on that; committing suicide is, to me too, just giving up the future, and everything else. Things do eventually get better, at least that's what I believe. :)
So, people shouldn't give up that easily...

sorry for the late reply btw.. ^^;
Ganet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
It's okay. I have a high amount of patiance and I also have other stuff to occupy me. Thanks for replying. ^^
SirTonh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh dead oomizuao, please consider making a comic out of your Spike novel, or fix up the comic that this page belongs to :D would be great to have something to hold on to untill you can let the rest of your novel out. Still waiting with a intense hunger for more!

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Icolorcat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad =( but still awesome :3
Harriston Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sad :,(
And I like your style^^
ScarsAndStories Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Schiebi86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
reminds me of my childhood
iheartsasunaru Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww, how sad...
ippikiokamiXIII Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
my heart aches for him D: but hes so well drawn, then again you are pretty much a professional lol :la:
Jacklelover13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sad D: It's even worse knowing that this actually happens in the world...

But I have a question... what country do they come from?
LBPBOY Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
:( .....
noodlesan64 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
O.o that is such a sad and touching story!
ZombieBoy14 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaawe. . .
i wanna cry.
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September 17, 2011
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