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MLP issue 9 Big Mac and Applebloom by andypriceart MLP issue 9 Big Mac and Applebloom by andypriceart
This is the final production art for issue 9 of the comic! I rarely ever ever ever do anything digital short of design work or text, but this time I decided to color the cover in Photoshop on my Wacom tablet. The linework is still done traditionally, ink and brush.
Big Macintosh features heavily in this story, and the voice actor had just been joking with me that he hadn't seen Big Mac on a cover yet... so there ya go! I love Applebloom and she helped the gag. Derpy, Screwball, and Pinkie, and blind bag figure Sweet Cream Scoops!
The Run For The Roses sign on the cider house is from issue 1, page 3... I'm a lifelong fan of Dan Fogelberg, so I wanted to tip my hat to him... and the song is about horses, so there ya go.

India ink and brush with Faber Castell PITT pens on Bristol, 11x17
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:iconquicksilver1987:
Quicksilver1987 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student
XD Screw ball! 
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:iconscienceunicorns101:
Scienceunicorns101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol...this is utterly hilarious.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Big Mac rocks.
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:icongeekybluebrony34:
geekybluebrony34 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
cute!!Aww 
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
:love:
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:iconloopoloopi:
loopoloopi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
"we're all mad here!" :psychotic:
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:iconflutterbye4xo0:
Flutterbye4xo0 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol

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:iconsaddust:
Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Awww, Derpy... (^v^)
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:iconkittenlollipop:
KittenLollipop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The three craziest ponies in town
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:iconwonderboltfanrainbow:
His look is so CUTE and funny in a way! :love: it!
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:iconsixcolors:
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was a really good issue. Nice work on the cover!
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:icongumballcariedarwin:
gumballcariedarwin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
i agree with Big Mac
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:iconrainbow2-0:
Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
"This town gets a little STRANGER every day..."

Only you think that? Wait 'till the Automobile comes to Equestria!
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:iconbigbdawg001:
BigBDawg001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured Sweetcream's here for Big Mac. XD While Screwball, Derpy, and Pinkie are all just acting like themselves. :D
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:iconeagc7:
eagc7 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really loved this issue
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:icondarkness-angel-13:
darkness-angel-13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with big mac on this one
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:iconrainbowdashie12:
rainbowdashie12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
SCREW BALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:happybounce: :rainbowdash: Taty Gif happy Code name: Muffin? Code name: Muffin? 
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:iconzerry:
zerry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Ok, who came up with the "PLASMIDS AND VIGORS" sight gag in this one? 'cause I was giggling like a total dork when I saw it :laughing:
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:iconteengamer08:
Teengamer08 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is Mac referring to the crazy characters around him, or is he looking at something specific?
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:iconrainbow2-0:
Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
He's referring to the WHOLE town and it's characters, not just the characters
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:icondragon-the-tribrid:
Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
His face says it all!
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:iconh123g:
H123G Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Writer
This should be the town slogan: "Welcome to Ponyville. You don't have to be crazy to live here. But it helps."
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:iconcuchulin:
Cuchulin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Big Macintosh is a master of understatement, after all so many fans joke that everypony in ponyville is insane.
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:iconpinkiedash123:
Pinkiedash123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Eyup
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:iconnyancatrainbo:
NyanCatRainbo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Artist
frindship is..... derpy ?
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:iconrainbow2-0:
Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
You got a point:

Derpy is standing right in front of the "Friendship"
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:icongabriel-c:
Gabriel-C Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta be honest, I couldn't help but chuckle at Big Mac's comment and say to myself, "Ee-yup." Very well done! The picture is in balance -- though the ponies within it are very much otherwise -- and the expressions are priceless.
...sadly, I think Discord is hiding behind the house saying, "Wow, do I even have to be here?!"
Again, very well done!
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D3i Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hope to have a copy soon!
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:iconmochacritter:
Mochacritter Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
<3 this so much!
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:iconwhiteless:
whiteless Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the insanity going on. It stimulates my creativity.
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:icongear9242:
gear9242 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Derpy's "Local 1701" patch on her mailbag wouldn't happen to be a reference to a certain registry number, would it? :D
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uruseiranma Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I think it'd be fun if Big Mac was treated in the comics the way Donald Duck was treated in the Carl Barks comics.

By that I mean, in Bark's comics, Donald would fill page after page with lots and lots of dialogue and word balloons...something he didn't do in the cartoons, because of Clarence Nash's voice, which could be good in small doses.

Anyone else think it'd be funny to see that happen with Big Man, where he'd just be incredibly vocal comic-wise?
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devilkais Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Actually Donald can talk a lot in the cartoons due to having 2 voices. The spoken one is Clarence Nash's and the internal monologues were spoken by Leslie Denison (case in point [link] ). And I never had any trouble with Nash's voice , In fact I read Donald's dialogues in Ducky voice for extra fun ! (even easier in french since Donald becomes far easier to understand in that language despite having the same duck tone!) XD Here is the long version
[link] [link]

As For Big Mac I think his thought bubbles should be eloquent and with rarely used words , while his speech remains as restrained as usual. Comic contrast .
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:iconmaxwestart:
maxwestart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
The Groucho nose and glasses are great.

The Steve Martin arrow through the head and the swim fins make it classic. What could possibly be more Pinkie Pie?
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:iconexmedal:
ExMedal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student
little he says
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:iconsamcybercat:
SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I'm really looking forward to this issue and the cover looks like a lot of fun. :D
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:iconnick-matulich:
Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the expression of abject ________
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing as always! Very nice to see Big Mac getting some cover love!
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:iconironbrony:
IronBrony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art!
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:iconono-matopoeia:
Ono-Matopoeia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Need to know where and when I can purchase this. STAT!
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:iconandypriceart:
andypriceart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Any comic shop should carry it, this is for issue 9, out later this summer. issue 5 is currently on the stands
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:iconono-matopoeia:
Ono-Matopoeia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Danke. :)
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta agree with Big Mac. :D

Also, that is an awesome looking cover! Can't wait till this one comes out.
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:iconal-calnos:
Al-Calnos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Do you like Sweetcream Scoops or something? This is like the third time you've drawn her. Not that I mind, I'm just noticing something here :P
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:iconcrazydude2344:
crazydude2344 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
There's a joke behind it.

Can't tell you much more than that.
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:icontaliesin-the-dragoon:
Taliesin-the-dragoon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dem expressions XD
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:iconcomixbookgurl:
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
hahahahaha I love it!
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:iconlightman9000:
Lightman9000 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just brilliant!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Better stranger than more dangerous. Don't you think?

Beautiful work. I'm so happy of the great popularity of the comic.
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