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I just recently finished another in the line of my Code Geass R2 4komas. I have already posted this on my deviant Art profile, but I thought I would also share this new work here. Last time I posted a 4koma based on Episode 23. Well, this one is based upon the same episode, but a little later then the previous two.
 
I titled this one "Tactics".  The scene is where Kallen is getting too far ahead of everyone in the battle. I thought it would be funny if Lelouch tried to get his Geass controlled soldiers to try and push her back. Knowing they could never defeat her, but she was a bit too effective. I did my best to try and replicate the graph that was shown on the screen during the original line.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
This took a surprisingly long time to color up. Considering the only panel I literally drew for this was the third panel. The rest was completely digitally created. I have to recreate all those graphics.
I love Lelouch's reaction. That was inspired by a scene from a manga I don't think many of you have heard of. It's called Girl Saurs(Girl Saurus DX). The lead ale character has over the top scared reactions like that. Just so you know. That isn't a typo with C.C. That was on purpose. I wanted her to extend the word to give more emphasis. I almost used a different line for C.C. The other line I had written was, "You didn't answer her, did you?". I like the choice I made. 
 
It was the same with Lelouch. His very last line was simply going to be "Retreat!", but my inner Monthy Python told me to go with this classic Holy Grail line. Now that I got all of these out of the way. I can move on to Episode 24. Hope you enjoy the work put into this.

-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-
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This is a bit of a first here. I am adding the latest in my series of Code Geass R2 4komas on my Anime Vice blog the very same day I posted on my deviant Art page. Both are based upon Episode 23.
 
 Code Geass R2 Episode 23
 Code Geass R2 Episode 23
This first one is titled "Comfort Deux". It's based on the scene early in the episode where Lelouch is still reeling from the idea that Nunnally is still alive and how this will effect the plan he has spent so much time working on.
 
I remembered that the last time Lelouch thought he was losing Nunnally he became kind of depressed and sort of hit on Kallen with this, "then...comfort me." line. I thought it would be funny if in this scene where Suzaku is confronting Lelouch about Nunnally that perhaps he is so confused that he actually forgets who he's talking to and thinks it's Kallen again. I lot of yaoi fans enjoy this one as well. The keen observer will notice C.C.'s hand slowly coming into view with the recorder in panels two and three. That is sort of a call back to some of my favorite moments in Loony Toons where something or someone would slowly come into view for comedic effect. That's why I gave C.C. that sort of sly Bugs Bunny look at the end.
 
As you can tell in the picture above. I really like to try and emulate the scenes I'm making into a joke. That way fans will be able to know exactly where this is taking place. You often don't see that level of detail in fan comics.

 Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
 Code Geass R2 - Episode 23

Yet another 4koma to go along with this same episode. It's this image that both debuts on both Anime Vice and deviant Art at the same time. The title is "Release". This is a little later after it's been revealed that the Black Knights had repaired Gino's KMF, the Tristan. He's talking with Kallen about how he understands how she must of felt being half Brittanian and fighting with the Japanese. Really, it's a stupid statement. He didn't understand at all what she was feeling.
 
I really hated Gino. He was the most pointless character that never influenced anything in the series. I don't even think through the whole series that he ever even knew that Lelouch was originally Zero. I really wish Suzaku had killed him when he killed the other Knights of the Round.
 
Art wise, one of my favorite touches was the blurring of the Tristan in the foreground. It helped sell the sense of depth. The color work came out pretty well too.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
I hope you enjoyed the art work and they gave you a good laugh. If you visit my devArt page you can see this art amongst others in a larger size. Please, feel free to comment.
 
-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-
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This nearly ends my daily posting of my Code Geass R2 4komas. Though, very soon I will have some brand new ones that no one has seen before....with the obvious exception of myself since I'm making it.
 
Just out of precaution. I'll put this in NSFW mode:This one starts off with one of my favorite drawings I have ever done of Lelouch. I do have to say that digitally painting all those books are a monster of a headache.
 
Just in case you don't understand. That is Lelouch's mom. That's why he's so disturbed. This joke basically perpetuates the running gag I've had in these 4komas that Lelouch's family is filled with seriously messed up people, with himself as the only sane one. Really, there are just some things that we should never know about our parents. Not only did Lelouch see 'that' but Marianne shows up at the end to tell him the truth about what happened to her and Nunnally. A bit of news that, in the anime, Lelouch didn't take well.
 
Now, a fun fact about this one. I actually drew that third panel completely uncensored. I added the censorship up later so I could present this to a wider audience. In a way, I think having the censor bars up makes it much more funny. Marianne's nickname was known as "The Flash" in her day. the deviantArt website ended up putting a mature content warning on this one anyways. Meaning someone must of complained.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 22
Code Geass R2 - Episode 22
Here we have a nice and tender moment. This was almost my last of the Code Geass R2 4komas. It was at this point I stopped making them weekly. I wanted to know how things ended before I spent any more time making these. I really like how Lelouch looks in that third panel.

I had noticed that through out the entire R2 season. It seemed like Kallen's story was about becoming closer and learning more about Lelouch. She started out angry and refused to call him by any other name then Zero, but time passed and she started to use his real name much more often. It came to the point where she only called him Zero in front of others who didn't know his identity. I started to notice that every scene the two had alone it seemed like they were becoming closer to each other, but always something or some one would interrupt that moment. Finally, in episode 22 they had a scene together without interruption.
 
At this time in the story Lelouch was now Emperor. He was pretending that he didn't know how anyone was. He even ignored Rivalz. It was Kallen who met with him at Ashford. He even acted like this was their first meeting. Yet, oddly enough Lelouch asked to take the long way around, claiming to be a bit nervous. As the approached Student Coucil building, Lelouch broke character when it was just the two of them. He mentioned how nostalgic it felt to be back there. Kallen opened up about what she's been feeling and tried to get Lelouch to answer her question. That question was what did she mean to him. He didn't respond, but when she walks away he whispers a very soft, "Farewell,... Kallen.".
 
Pretty much a day or two after this episode aired, there was an interview published in Newtype magazine with Kallen's voice actress, Ami Koshimizu; and she was asked about the kiss scene. Ami talked about how the director told her that the kiss itself was more a desperate attempt to get Lelouch to say something, but after she kissed him it suddenly dawned on her that she's been in love with him this whole time. She had just been confusing these feelings as loyalty. At that point she didn't feel she could go with him.

Something I noticed about the scene. Sure Lelouch didn't say anything to Kallen when they were alone, but he also didn't lie to her either. The fact that he pretty much asked to be with her alone and whispered that goodbye. When we consider the ultimate outcome of Lelouch's plot. I believe he wanted to see her one last time before he went to his death.
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Alright, I know I'm really late with this one. We just had several power outages in my area today and I pretty much got very little of my workload done today. I heard about the power outage at Comic Vine/Anime Vice. 
Whatever evil spirit struck there has made it to Kentucky and where Sora_the_Key is. I had two power outages. One was in mid day while I was trying to work. I just heard this god awful sound from a street nearby as it was happening. It sort of sounded like a tree falling. I went to investigate. Some eighteen year old took a header with his car into a telephone pole. Hit it with enough force that the pole came down taking the transformer and power lines with it. Thankfully the young man wasn't too badly injured. It's been raining so that was probably part of the cause.
 
Here we have three 4komas, but two are based on Episode 18.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 17
Code Geass R2 - Episode 17
This is a pretty funny one and I'm very pleased with the background work. I always love trying to take a serious moment and turning it into something silly. Though, you would not believe how often I've had to explain this joke. Sooo many times people have thought that is Suzaku in the last panel. Did these people even watch the show?? Did they just forget that Lelouch is always getting exhausted easily?
 

Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Here is another in the lines of the Upgrade jokes. I had noticed that when Lloyd and Cecile were being questioned about the work they were doing to the Guren, Cecile seemed embarrassed and mentioned really being in Hobby Mode. I used that to play into something naughty she was doing. I thikn the Guren SEITEN came out looking really sweet in this comic. Kallen is on the inside and Sayoko shows her hidden ninja abilities.  The UPGRADE jokes were king od a running gag in my 4komas.
See: UPGRADE 1 and UPGRADE 2
 

Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
This 4koma is probably one that I have had to explain above any other.  I got to the point where I was really sick of explaining it. If you have seen the episode, you should be able to figure this out.
I took this opportunity to take a crack at Suzaku and why a lot of people out there don't like him. He always seems to blame Lelouch for things he has no control over. This was also my first time really drawing the Lancelot Albion and the Shinkirou KMFs.
 
Hope you enjoy.
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 I have my mother's birthday today. We are having a birthday dinner and I'm bringing the dessert I baked. It's her favorite Apple Tart. My brother wont be there. He forgot our mother's birthday......again. He's seeing her Sunday. So, without further ado. Here is the next Code Geass R2 4koma.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 16
Code Geass R2 - Episode 16

Code Geass R2 - Episode 16
Code Geass R2 - Episode 16

Both are obviously based on the same episode. I made the image twice, because I couldn't settle on which ending I liked more. It plays off the events after Suzaku almost injected Kallen with a powerful hallucinogenic drug called Refrain. Seeing how that was a drug that her mother is suffering from. She didn't take to kindly to that. Suzaku returns to apologize for trying to use that on her, and she beats the living daylights out of him. It was a very nice scene.
 
The joke in the first one is actually based on a scene where Anya asks Suzaku if he's a masochist. There actually was an edited clip in the beat down scene where someone made it look like a fighting game. I saw that as I was working on this comic as well. I guess I wasn't the only person to get the same idea. lol
 
Hope you enjoy.
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Today's 4komas are based on Episodes 14 and 15. Now that I have these posted. I'm off to go do some baking for my mother's birthday dinner tomorrow. I'm making her favorite dessert, an Apple Tart.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 14
Code Geass R2 - Episode 14
Well, after Kallen was captured I actually thought that the whole time Nunnally and Suzaku were going to try and tempt Kallen to join their side. Much to my surprise, all that really happened was that Nunnally and Kallen talked together about their brothers. Kallen spent her whole time in captivity mostly just learning more about the kinder side of Lelouch that Nunnally knew.
 
It was Nunnally who got Kallen out her her small cell to a much more elaborate prison cell and a very fancy dress. It always seemed one size too small, because her breasts looked like they would pop out if she so much as breathed too hard. 
 
I really like Kallen's expression in the third panel. It was something I noticed about this cell. It only had this fancy chair in the room. I thought it would be funny to show that Nunnally also had an evil side to her.
 
Code Geass R2 - Episode 15
Code Geass R2 - Episode 15
In this comic based on Episode 15, Lelouch was placed in the World of C by C.C. It was so she could have Charles grant her wish to die. While in the World of C, Lelouch learned of C.C.'s past. That at one time she had a Geass power as well and how it led to her current state. His guide was this dark shadow of C.C. I really like how C.C. looks in those first two panels.
 
I had a lot of comments from people who loved the idea of C.C. and Marianne(Lelouch's Mother) naked pillow fighting. I always asked them if they would feel the same way if it was their mom. This was sort of a joke that we just shouldn't know things about our parents past. It's better left a mystery.
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I'm ready to post another in my Code Geass R2 4 koma series. These two are both based upon episode seven. Lelouch was all depressed that Nunnally was now the Governor of Area 11. He felt that what he was doing was standing in the way of her dream.
 
About the jokes. These are two of my jokes that I often had to explain. That always bothered me. The usual lesson in comedy is that if you have to explain your joke. It's no longer funny.
 
The title of the first image was called Party of Four. It is a play on words with the joke. The setting is that Kaguya has gathered a meeting of who she believes is Zero's mistresses. Kaguya already believed herself to be Zero's wife. That's why she's wearing the arm band. The crutch of the joke is that C.C. is teasing Kallen yet again, but this time through the proxy of going along with her Three Court Ladies. It's why Kallen is so frustrated. Though it comes to a point where the oddly pure Kallen is confused as to what they are even talking about. A fun fact here. The scheduling that Kaguya comes up with is something I saw on the E! Network show called The Soup. I saw a clip of it when they were showing a scene from that dreadful program, The Girls Next Door. One of them was talking about how the three girls 'share' Hugh Hefner. This isn't exactly what was said. I just remember it being something along these lines. 
 
Sooo many times I had to explain what Menage a Quatre means. It makes perfect sense to me. If trois means three and quatre means four. I just thought that the concept of Menage a Trois was far more acclimated into society. I didn't want to be so crass as to say a "4-way". I wanted to be a bit more subtle.
 
About the second image. This was fun to do. Though I really think I'm far better at drawing Lelouch now then I was when I made this image. I do like how Kallen looks in that last panel. I also had to explain this joke to quite a few people. I was really surprised how many people didn't know what insulin is and what it's used for. Sometimes I really worry about society.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 7
Code Geass R2 - Episode 7

Code Geass R2 - Episode 7
Code Geass R2 - Episode 7
Hope you enjoy the artwork.
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Here is yet another in my line of Code Geass R2 4komas. This first one you see has Nunnally in it. I actually made this one after the second one you will see in this pose with Kallen. There was a break between certain episodes and I took advantage of that time to make something extra for episode six of the second season. It's another in my line of smacking Suzaku's character around. I mostly just wanted to draw this one, because I wanted the chance to draw Nunnally. She really looked pretty in that scene. I think this is one of my weakest jokes, but for some reason people seem to love it.
 
The second one is the 4koma I created based upon this episode. I really enjoyed drawing this one. It was this illustration is where I stopped drawing the character with more exaggerated body proportions. Now, if you don't know what a sybian is. I'm going to let you figure it out. 
 
When I was first making these 4komas I was posting links to them on a variety of different message boards that might have something to do with the series. At the time the [adult swim] program was starting to show the first season of Code Geass. I had posted a few of these comics and had no problem. After I posted this one on that forum site it was removed by moderators. That's right, I was told this image was TOO HOT for the [adult swim] message boards. The moderator told me that the forums were for thirteen year olds and up, and that this image was too provocative for that age group. That's the funny thing. The programming [adult swim] shows is for at least seventeen and up. [ADULT swim]'s message board site is for thirteen year olds. They let people on the message boards to talk about shows they shouldn't be watching????  I thought that was pretty funny. These 4komas at one point get a lot more naughty.
 
It really doesn't matter anymore. I stopped watching [adult swim] completely after what they did, putting Code Geass only on at 5AM on Saturdays. The same for their forums.
 
I know Rakshata's name is spelled wrong. That's a typo from the subtitles I always saw on fan subs that I just never got around to fixing. I just need to switch the L for and R.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 6
Code Geass R2 - Episode 6

Code Geass R2 - Episode 6
Code Geass R2 - Episode 6

Hope you enjoy the artwork.
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