Comic 15 - Roast Tapir

11th Sep 2015, 8:43 PM
Roast Tapir
Average Rating: 5 (28 votes)

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chris-tar 11th Sep 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete
Yes! I did it! I managed to update again!!
each time I update it is a major accomplishment for me! Pumping out one of these pages takes a lot of work as you all well know!
anyway, I hope you enjoy it and thanks tons for stopping in!!!
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Dante 11th Sep 2015, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Great page...I know I like when my food has normal radiation levels
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
Thanks! Lol
Ellen's assistant is kind of like Spock from Star Trek, he has no room for irrational emotions that impede the efficiency of his logical mind.
And, he's kind of a dick. Lol
MadJak91 11th Sep 2015, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
Radiation levels. Yep, better be paranoid just in case!

I wonder how they cook a WHOLE animal like that :D
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for stopping by MadJak91!
I am guessing that the Mayans probably shoved a stake through the Tapir's backside and then rotisserie roasted it over a fire! Lol And from the way I illustrated the Tapir, I think it looks quite delicious!
Plus, like I said above, Ellen's assistant is kind of an insensitive prick. He doesn't even bother to take into consideration all the hard work and effort the villagers put in to preparing a delicious banquet for him and his group, nor does he even care if they may be offended by his statement. By the way, I hear South America is about the least radioactive place on earth right now so it is kind of bizarre that he would be checking for radiation in the first place. Lol
MadJak91 12th Sep 2015, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
No problem!
I actually subbed during the long break believing this comic actually has a chance. And I was right :D

Anyway, they did a great job roasting it then. It looks like the tapir is just tanned :D
And its expression is kind of... happy about it...
Songgu Kwon 12th Sep 2015, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Tapir... the other pork! With salsa & corn & beans. Yeah, I'd be chowing down on this grub... even if it is ever so slightly radioactive.
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
You know I did a little research on the South American diet when doing this page, and it seems that everything that they eat is incredibly healthy and all natural. In contrast I think the average American diet is quite toxic!
Thanks for stopping by Mr Kwon!
shinka 12th Sep 2015, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
please tell me it taste like chicken right? :)

nice work! :)
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
AS far as the taste of Tapir goes, your guess is as good as mine Shinka!
Maybe it tastes like tuna instead of chicken!
Actually, I imagine it tasting like a cross between chicken and steak.
dpat57 12th Sep 2015, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
...Which suggests there might well be a need for radiation checks around here. I gotta get me one of those things.

Off camera, some kid is tugging on his mother's skirts and saying, "Madre, where is Peppe? I cannot find my tapir..."
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
My dad once lost a dog in our neighborhood, and to this day he thinks some Central Americans ate him! Lol
Perhaps this Tapir was someone's pet!
Also, the radiation check was more of a joke than a foreshadowing of things to come necessarily.
Thanks for stopping by!
dpat57 12th Sep 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
So noted! Then the glow effect accompanying the tapir's first appearance may have just been a dramatic reveal glow rather than a "We found him down a uranium mine" glow. :) Keep up the good work.
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
I use the "outer glow" effect in Photoshop a lot because helps to create contrast in certain scenes when I want a subject to stand out. This glow has confused people in the past as well. One reader thought that Brock was emanating a spiritual energy because of it. Perhaps I need to use a different technique to achieve the contrast I am looking for, but outer glow is so quick and easy.
Draginbeard 12th Sep 2015, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Ummm Radiation levels? What kind of hot sauce are they using for the love of god!!!

Panel 3 backgrounds are excellent by the way!
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I got a little carried away in panel 3. Glad you appreciate it!
Also, Ellen's assistant is hyper cautious to the point of absurdity. Lol
Thanks for stopping by bro!
Sleeper 12th Sep 2015, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
"Normal" is my ideal level of radiation in any food product.

Beautiful page Chris! Keep up the awesome work!
chris-tar 12th Sep 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! And double thanks for stopping by!
dpallee 13th Sep 2015, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
been busy myself but finally got around to seeing your update-great job! Keep it up.
chris-tar 13th Sep 2015, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Thank you dpallee!
I wish that everyone in the world could be free to do the things they really wanted to do!
McHozers 14th Sep 2015, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
I shouldn't have read this page when I was hungry. Now I'm gonna be craving roast Tapir all day....
chris-tar 14th Sep 2015, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
I hear roast Tapir is as addictive as cocaine!! Once you try some, you can never eat anything else ever again!
Kidding! Lol
But I am curious to know what it tastes like myself. I guess I will have to travel to South America now.
Thank you for dropping in!
dougwarner59 18th Sep 2015, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
I think too much radiation takes away from the flavor. Great looking page.
chris-tar 21st Sep 2015, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
You sound like you have been living and eating near Fukushima lately!
Lol Kidding!
Glad to see you back! I can't wait to read all your updates!
Marvin Lacroix Maglaqui 19th Sep 2015, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Marvin Lacroix Maglaqui
good to know that it is not microwaved
chris-tar 21st Sep 2015, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
Lol That is funny!
Seriously though, we should all throw out our microwaves. I have read that the microwave process actually creates toxic compounds in our foods!
Cooking things over an open flame the old fashioned way is the best method!
But who has time for that!?! Death by microwave I guess! Ha Ha Ha Ha!
James L Sarandis 23rd Sep 2015, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
James L Sarandis
deeelish! Great stuff Chris.
chris-tar 24th Sep 2015, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Thanks a lot James. I really appreciate it.
iggycrypt 25th Sep 2015, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
Glad to see a new update and glad to see that radiation levels are normal!! :-)
chris-tar 25th Sep 2015, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
If only people from the Northern hemisphere could say the same thing about our food! What with all the nuclear bomb testing and the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear radiation swirling through the air and sea!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stever 1st Oct 2015, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
What a delightful looking feast! I've got to put mayan cuisine on my list of things to try.
chris-tar 12th Oct 2015, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Thanks Stever!
And thanks for being my newest subscriber!!!
astronomicalcomics 29th Feb 2016, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
I am VERY impressed with your webcomic, Chris-tar! The line work, coloring, inking, etc. are all off the charts amazing! You have a great talent for making the reader feel like they are right there, in the midst of everything going on, as well! Excellent work, Chris-tar! :)
chris-tar 29th Feb 2016, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
I am deeply flattered by your praise Dan! Thank you for subscribing!
astronomicalcomics 5th Mar 2016, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
You are very much welcome, as I enjoy your work, and hope you continue to enjoy mine as well! :)
Skudsink 1st Dec 2016, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Looks awesome man!
chris-tar 27th Feb 2017, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Thank You!
IllustratorMan 25th Feb 2017, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
Superb layout!
chris-tar 27th Feb 2017, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! Now if you could just teach me how to illustrate! Just kidding I can illustrate...I can illustrate ha ha...sort
AmeliaP 11th Dec 2017, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Levels of radiation? Now I get curious.
My main critic IS... Aw, man! it's from 2015. This story looks promising! Do you have any plan to continue it?
chris-tar 11th Dec 2017, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
Yes. Sadly, I am what they call "poor white trash" in America, and I have been struggling with bills that take up all my time. However! I swear to update this comic soon!!!!!!
AmeliaP 15th Dec 2017, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
You have good painting skills. Did you think about submitting your work as a colorist? It isn't my area, but I made about $1,500 bucks with colors easily past year (90% of time, I'm the penciler and another 10%, the cover illustration artist). You should try it :)

Publishers accept submissions by email usually. I heard they say it's just to download any black and white line art from any artist and put some colors on it. I'm pretty sure 2 pages should be enough for publisher submissions.
hrwilliams 26th Feb 2018, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
Oh, I DO wonder what Tapir tastes like! I mean probably just pork, but I won't know until I try it!!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my ComicFury story, Shatterrealm. I really appreciate it! Your comic style reminds me of classic comic strips like Mary Worth, The Phantom, or Rex Morgan. Adventure!
chris-tar 26th Feb 2018, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
To be compared to those comics, especially the Phantom, is an unbelievably high honor!
chris-tar 26th Feb 2018, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
One more thing. That video you posted about people having less respect for humans than animals was really an eye opener.
warp9 27th May 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
"Radiation Levels Normal," I'll have to remember that. . . It will be good to have something to say at Thanksgiving dinner, if people ask me what I'm thankful for.
chris-tar 27th May 2018, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
Lol. Thanks! That line was definitely meant to be a sarcastic joke.
Thank you for reading. :)
dougwarner59 3rd Jun 2018, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Wow, it's been a long time since you last posted. you should do more.
chris-tar 3rd Jun 2018, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Doug, Maybe I will now that you asked. :)
hrwilliams 25th Sep 2018, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Lol great display of various characters' personalities in that last panel. xD
chris-tar 25th Sep 2018, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Thank You!
I have been too busy with my home business to update my comics, and it is shameful. I apologize to all my subscribers for the long delay. But, I promise, this comic isn't dead! And one day, I will update!
BlueBob 1st Oct 2018, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Struggling with real life and trying to draw comics at the same time, tough huh. Hope you’ll eventually find time to draw, story looks promising :)
chris-tar 1st Oct 2018, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
What you said is true. All my artistic energy is swallowed up by a hone business I am running, and any free time I have, I just try and relax or get other high priority tasks taken care of.
I will never give up on this comic though, and I have been working on the next page bits at a time, it is just not up to my standard yet.
Thanks for the comment. :)
eotu 3rd Apr 2019, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Hi chris-tar. Howz things going with the home business and your next page?

I've had a bit of a delay with my latest page due to life commitments but I'll hopefully have it finished soon.
chris-tar 3rd Apr 2019, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
Hi Duane. I am notorious for never updating my comic. lol But, I swear one day I will. Part of my problem is developing a technique that allows me to quickly create comic pages, but at the same time, preserve the quality of the art, and I still haven't figured that out yet. when I do, I will update like crazy! I also am stuck in life's quagmire of taxes, rent, bills etc, and that is also stunting my ability to make comics. If I could only make money from doing this I would post all the time! P.S. I really like Edentia but I haven't had time to get all caught up reading it yet, I am way behind and am only on page 10 or something. See you around!
eotu 4th Apr 2019, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
You're definately not alone. I would love to do my comics all the time but taxes, rent, bills etc yep I know all about it. ;->
Jason Moon 7th Jan 2019, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Jason Moon
I love your colors! So bright and vibrant!
chris-tar 7th Jan 2019, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
Thanks! Feel free to comment on anything that you think could be added to make my comic to make it better or improve it! Thanks for stopping by!
morningbee4 24th Jun 2019, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
I’m really digging the story so far. I’m a sucker for the whole “ancient civilization” type of genre. It kind of reminds me of why I love the works of Jules Verne so much! It’s exiting, like I want to turn the page and see what happens next. Freaking cliffhangers 😆I’ll look forward to the next page. The story got me hooked!
chris-tar 24th Jun 2019, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Thank you very much for reading my comic. I am flattered. I long to finish the next page, but life has me in its death grip and won't let go. It will take a major act of will power to post the next page. Hopefully I will do it soon. Talk later.
Panda Cop 1st Jan 2020, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Panda Cop
Love the tapir
chris-tar 1st Jan 2020, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Thank you. I imagine it tastes delicious.
Soon, after I win the lottery, I plan on finally finish this comic! Ha!!!!!
Mrremoraman 9th Mar 2020, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
THat thing is too cute to eat
chris-tar 9th Mar 2020, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for all your great and friendly comments. You have inspired me. I will try and finish the next page some more because of you. Have a great day!
Mrremoraman 9th Mar 2020, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Dude, seriously, this guy is like the manliest dude ever! I want to see him punch demons heads off and fight Cerebrus with his bare hands!
chris-tar 9th Mar 2020, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Damn you called Cerberus! I definitely have that planned.
Candralar 28th May 2020, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
I saw roast tapir in Cosmic Warriors and then saw that it was a reference to your comic so I thought I better come over here and check it out. Your comic has a real cool look to it. Hopefully one day you will be able to continue it
chris-tar 29th May 2020, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Wow! Thank you!
Vicious E 29th May 2020, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Vicious E
Dude, this is beautiful! And it's making me hungry too!
chris-tar 29th May 2020, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
LoL! welcome to the Tapir party!
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