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Blame my sister! Luna and more from MLP 9 by andypriceart Blame my sister! Luna and more from MLP 9 by andypriceart
I never thought this panel would get the reactions it did... some fans were delighted, some were outraged. Fans went nuts over Luna's shirt. I wasn't trying to say anything... I just thought it was funny.

The other LUDICROUS fan response was to Mr Waddle, the little old-man pony. Somebody said that by including him, we were saying that Catholicism played a part in MLP. First: i drew him the way he appeared in the cartoon, collar and all. Second: IT'S A CARTOON, stop over-analyzing!

Luna's ever-changing t-shirt slogan was inspired by an episode of The Twilight Zone, in which Ron Glass plays a demon tempting Sherman Hemsley out of his soul... he wore a red shirt that changed about every third scene.

A few more fun things I did with the page was the return of the Thomas Magnum pony alongside Rarity's parents, and having Vinyl ditch the damned club music for some of the Fab Four!
Brush and ink and PITT pens on 11x17 bristol board
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CarnivorousCaribou Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved Luna's shirt. All of them. I also loved the print you did for BronyCon (I think?) where Celestia is wearing an "I'm with stupid" shirt. I really enjoy how you portray the both of them. They're sisters, of course they're gonna harass the hell out of each other. I know I do mine!

Keep up the excellent work. The comics you've worked on are my favorites.  :)
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awesomecraft124 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
hat = clementine memory
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AffinityPony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Luna's shirt combined with her joyous expression makes me smile every time. :iconlunasmilesplz:
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Wolfheartrocks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOLZ! X3 
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Draegwolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
loved Luna's shirt in this comic, though I think this one was my favorite 
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finnfni Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
THE HOOF BEATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Axis-of-Rotation Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
That episode of the Twilight Zone...was it when the devil was giving the newspaper reporter all the headlines before they happened? It had something to do with the typing machine, I think. Great episode. Gotta love the Twilight Zone.

Anyway, I always loved Luna's shirt. And even if you were saying something with it, who cares? There's enough art and music and animation and fanfiction out there if I want something that agrees with my headcanon or ideas about the show.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Much later...

:icontwilightfacehoofplz: "Seriously? She did that IN PUBLIC?!?"
:iconapplejackplz: "Hey, I'm just repeatin' what Big Mac told me, 'K? Don't shoot the messenger!"
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SlimCappy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Nice job, love Luna's cute happy expression here.

Also "Beep, beep. Beep beep, yea!!!"
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Cuteygirlpie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
I love that Vinyl Scratch is singing a ponified version of "Baby you can Drive My Car", by the ever so amazing Beatles!!!
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Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I just love Luna's shirt in that panel.



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Doomcakes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i just had to thank you for this, considering the actual show of mlp would instantly try to cover up anything that might in some way be over analyzed to the point it could be offensive. but no, you stand by your vision and work, and i really appreciate that. thank you for this.
as a side note, anyone who is reading feel free to ignore this part, but i've recently decided to get back into star trek (something i had watched as a small child, i couldn't remember much) and i've got to say the concepts they present in the show are revolutionary, to say the least. but reading some "did you know" facts/rumors, i've realized that roddenberry had to compromise and a lot of his ideas were left out of the show, and now i'm left wondering all the visions and ideas of his that i didn't get to experience. as a conclusion to anyone who read this part, i am glad the writer/artist didn't compromise and allowed everyone to experience his original idea. :)
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PencilPonies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your artwork, all the detail and subtle references make the comics incredibly fun to read :D
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ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
And here I thought Luna was borrowing a few chapters from the Shirt Tales.  Well played, sir.  Well played.
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NicanorJourney Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Reading the comic I asked myself "Is the shirt referencing The Twilight Zone?"  Happy to learn my obsessive attention to pop culture wasn't over thinking things! 
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

I do, Luna.

I do.

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Yupasama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
the "blame my sister" t-shirt killed me :)

everything with her was excellent.
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Manearion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is nothing about this page that is not brilliant!
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Elarhy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I started to read the comic because of this panel.
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful :)

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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Overly-enthusiastic Luna and Fleetfoot falling for Big Mac were my two favorite moments of that issue. I also loved the full page "Can You Read My Mind" piece you did. That was epic.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
LOL! People were really outraged by the shirt in that panel? Lol, I thought it was funny personally. And as for Mr Waddle...so? 9_9 It's just a character from the show, damn. He's not Catholic, he's a Celestian XD
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Knallis-Sillan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Haha thanks for telling it to us straight!

I was pleased by her appearance and I love her shirt. It is funny and endearing!
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ShiroKusakabe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
i loved the shirt but i wonder... i'm supposed to blame celestia for what?
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shaoron Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by the blaming of Celestia!
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JamesAlpha Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I loved it, Luna's shirt had me re read her pages over and over laughing every time. keep doing what you do sir, ignore those who hate and listen to those who appreciate. Thanks for all the great artwork
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Supervillain6 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Of course it will be funny... silly fans of MLP. 
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LightningHoofAUS Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is my fave one now
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Luna looks adorable.Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Draconya Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I been loving the comic since it came out and love your work. this and the next issue where probably some of my most favorite just to see all the little gags you drew in. I especially love when mac gets his portrite. the whole thing had me laughing through out the whole thing. Keep up the great work and loved those shirts!
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Amana07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I found the shirt funny as well. 

"The other LUDICROUS fan response was to Mr Waddle, the little old-man pony. Somebody said that by including him, we were saying that Catholicism played a part in MLP. First: i drew him the way he appeared in the cartoon, collar and all. Second: IT'S A CARTOON, stop over-analyzing!"

Seriously? I mean, people seriously said that? Wow, imho, that thinking goes along the lines of conspiracy jobs like Celestia is tall because she's ruler of Equestria and looks over all other ponies, looking down on them.  Also the same ideas of female superiority and stallions kept under an iron hoof with females/mares outnumbering stallions like 10 to 1. 

Whatever, it's funny and I liked it.  Now I just need to get the money to buy the comics.
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lordnikon006 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Man I loved the stuff you put on Luna's shirts it was awesome.
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
>stop overanalyzing
NEVER!

That said, I loved Luna's shirt constantly changing in this issue, and I thought this was the best one. :D

Also it was great meeting you at Bronycon! People really love the grumpy Luna you drew for me. :D
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outraged? Can't understand why. But they were probably only a few.
Nothing to worry about.
Thanks for giving us a crazy Luna! I never expected that Luna could be so crazy!
And I'm also relieved that she has some fun now! Thanks again! :)
Oh, and I have a question to the slogan on her shirt:

Is this a subtle hint that Celestia has also fault on the fact that Luna became Nightmare Moon?
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Master-Quindo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
One of my friends was flipping through the comic and did a double take on one of the slogans.  He completely misread it as something not so child friendly.  We all had a nice laugh.
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SzafaLesiaka Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
I find pretty much every little datail and gag in that comic hilarious. It's a masterpiece, I can't believe that people actually got angry over that t-shirt. What a bunch of ungreatful m... Rage
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Vinyl singing Beatles? Unexpected! :D
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victortky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
"Blame my sister" indeed.
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Porrima Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Not surprised at the reactions. Fandom is going to destroy this show by making the creators disillusioned and that will be a huge pity. Fans of MLP who first were mocked because they liked a "girls show" have become utterly hated and despised all around the internet for completely other reasons...

Every mlp comic so far made has been decent to really great, your artwork in the top end of great, and I'm going to be happy for every comic we still get.
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Oooh, I just got which song Vinyl was singing and now I feel stupid.
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Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
LOL
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why would anyone be outraged over Luna's shirt? Mr. Price, let me tell you that her shirts WERE hilarious :)
but my favorite thing in this panel is Vinyl singing "you can haul my cart" :D
Actually, why did you draw the bubble yourself, instead of leaving it to the letterer? Were you afraid they wouldn't include that? =P
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Whenever you see a hand-drawn balloon, it's a quick gag that either myself or Katie have come up with that really isn't anything that is important to story- just a quick add-on, so it's not something to burden the letterer with
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Fan interpretations of Pilot Luna were cute, sweet, and adorable. Season Two Luna was - as you say - grim and angsty. Why not combine the best of both? I look forward to seeing what you guys do with Luna, Vinyl Scratch, and Spike in future comics.
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Leaflet757 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thought it was hilarious, keep up the good work :D
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Ipsen42 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I love how you and Katie are portraying Luna. After all of the sad, angsty, gothic Luna stuff I've seen the fandom produce it's nice to see her actually enjoying herself, even if it's at the expense of Big Mac.
Question though: did she get the shirt herself, or did Celestia give it to her?
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Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Really?  People were going nuts over the little details like Luna's shirt and Mr. Waddle?  Those people need to lighten up.  As you said its a CARTOON!

 

And I happen to like the panels featuring Luna.  The shirt was very silly.

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bigponymac Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That entire section had me in tears! I loved how you portrayed Luna and loved all the sayings on her shirt. 

I hope the higher-ups green-light a Luna Micro in the future. I'd love to see what you and the others would do with her character. 
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Boatloads101788 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Everyone's talking about Luna, and I'm here wondering if that's Rarity's brother between her parents. 
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the Magnum PI pony from issue 1, then her father and mother
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