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Tea Love's fantasy life with Big Mac by andypriceart Tea Love's fantasy life with Big Mac by andypriceart
So in issue 9, Fleetfoot gets bonked on the head and dreams out her future with Big Mac... in issue 10, Tea Love also gets her noggin bashed. This is one of those script moments wear Katie says a basic notion, and says SURPRISE ME! The gag was the same, but I wanted to put a spin on it to separate it from being a repeat. Hmmm... Tea Love sounds to me as if she might be British... and a lightbulb went on over my head.

Originally the idea was to be photos from her "life with Mac" and it evolved into spy photos and a Bond theme, right down to the Aston Martin DB5 (pulled as a chariot, of course) and a pony version of Blofeld (note the Persian cat cutie mark and Nauru jacket). The "You Only Live Twice" theme lyrics played too well to the scene, so I had to include them.

I can say with some certainty I may be the first person to draw pastel colored horses in swimsuits and snorkel gear fighting sharks.

Originally, this page had a martini glass with an apple wedge on the rim (right next to the receipt for it) but myself and editorial agreed that was too much for a kids-oriented comic, so I 'shopped it out. No matter what you put in a martini glass, it still says BOOZE!

Brush and ink, dip pens, mechanical pens on 11x17 bristol board
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I loved that running joke in the comic, with Mac so oblivious to all the gorgeous mares who were chasing him (to the point where two had a cat fight over him!)
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seraphina321 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
When i first saw this i wasn't thinking of big mac to much as bond :P I was thinking more that tea love was already a spie and dreaming of letting big mac into that life heeheh XD and what it would be like.But i defenetly see it now that im going and looking back on it.
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Dulcechica19 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Applejack and Rainbow Dash traiving and car? Coooool!
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twyllia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
cool, it's really cool, and i liked the final version too =3
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Anime0991 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Hmm intresting. ;)
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DJVinylScratchPON-3 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, why is everypony falling in love with Big Mac?  XD
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SFaccountant Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

Well, he's pretty much the highest-profile male pony in the show, exemplifies the strong, silent type, and is clearly unmarried.

It leaves a lot of room for fan exploration.

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DJVinylScratchPON-3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True-true
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:iconcartoon-eric:
Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not to mention he is pretty much the most eligible bachelor in Ponyville.  Hell he's gotten the attention of Princess Luna!
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:iconkalashnikovmarine:
kalashnikovmarine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fruit juice martini, shaken, not stirred... nope just doesn't have the same ring to it sadly.
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blackravenphoto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
This scene, with the Fleetfoot concussion, were two of my favorites in the Big Mac story Arc, which may also just be my favorite story arc yet in an all together awesome comic series. 
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I never would have made that kind of connection...  It certainly is an interesting fantasy.

Either way, that two-part comic was great!  You two make the best pony comics, and you make the best pony art!
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Scavgraphics Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
So, do I need to start bugging Chris Ryall for a 00Mac and Tea Love mini series, or is there someone better i should address this to?
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duragan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
How did you pull off that effect for the top panels in the comic? I love that stary look but could never get it done when not inking digitally. ^^;
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do no digital work on the comics- everything is done by hand. Nothing against those that do digital work, but I wan't my pages to be done entirely by me, not machine. That is done with a toothbrush spray of black ink, topped with one of white paint
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NyteShay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
YOLT
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99fluffball Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD poor kid
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
this was fun to pour over all the little details :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Sweet.
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
:D
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:iconcodepony:
codepony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The scene with Twilight pouring herself a drink is what caused me to give FiM a chance :)
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Leon-Z Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
awesome!..XD loved the first one! love this one too!..XD
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darkwarrior Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Seems like whenever Big Mac bumps (or hits with head) that pony gets all kinds of crazy thoughts running through her head.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I once considered making stuff as Tea Love (e.g. ask blog) because of the Brit implications! :D Though it never got further than some sketches and vectors.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Oh Big Mac, you devil you!!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
First, a romantic story, now a James Bond parody? Wow! Those ponies surely impress me. I agree about those ponies fighting shark, this is genuine. Also genuine, their dreamy smiling pony faces who are so damn adorable.

 Gosh! So much parodies and references.... I love it so much.
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Tea Love! :D I dig her.
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HaywireSpark Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I love these kind of pages, in comics.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Simply awesome. This is just awesome and yeah, major James Bond reference.
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Arcticwlf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
The only thing I could tell you about snorkels and ponies not working properly would be that equines cannot breathe through their mouths, but I'm pretty sure the series has trampled this factoid enough to be meaningless. ;)
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perryplanet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Big Mac is... Con Mane in... For Your Hooves Only!
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:icontoblerone-muncher:
Toblerone-muncher Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Who's that unicorn giving the secret documents to Big Mac? Is it Fleur Lis Dee ("Fleur De Lis")? 
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soundjarvis81 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The whole issue was just fantastic! Well worth the money!
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seahawk270 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Rarity is bound and determined to catch every bouquet in Equestria!

Both this and the Fleetfoot page were great;  I almost want to see a complete issue of nothing but the mares of Ponyville dreaming of their future lives with Big Mac...
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maxwestart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just saw that in today's release of MLP - loved it!
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pj202718 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I like who you have desperately chasing after the bouquet in the wedding snapshot. :D

(Also, Cutie Mark Crusaders Negligent Pyromaniacs....YAY!!!)
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the lineart! :)
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DevanMuse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are quickly becoming my favorite artist, assuming you weren't already at this point.
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
At this point I can only hope for a Moonraker MLP moc-up with Luna as Drax and Snowflake as Jaws.
Awesome work yet again Andy! Love Bond and love seeing how well everything you drew fits with the theme.
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LiamNeighson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Mac... Big Mac.

<cue theme song>
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see a girl fight coming on....
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to get my hands on this issue! I love the layout of the page, and having Big Mac parody Bond is a fairly interesting idea. He definitely pulls the look off nicely. I'm sure Doughnut Joe is jealous. ;)
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Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor guy.  Now he's got three chicks dreamin' of him.  And yes, I'm counting Sweetcream Scoops too.  I know I should pity the guy because all he wants is a bloody box of nails, but this is so silly its funny.  I love it.
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EarthenPony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In before someone uses it as a cover and spoils the joke again!
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mac, Big Mac. He'll take a Cider, Apple, not Alcoholic.
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only imagine what Hasbro thinks of all the "fanon" things that are attributed to Berry Punch. XD
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a small alcohol reference was too much for kids-oriented comic? Isn't censorship going a bit too far? I think it would go over their heads anyway =P

Also, sharks? Why not crabs? :D
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That wasn't censorship, just better judgement- I agreed with it in the long run... although I was very happy with the way the glass looked :)
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone was outraged by Mr. Waddle in issue #9, then maybe it wasn't a bad idea to avoid a thing that could start some fire (like "OMG, alcohol in MLP!" :P)
Speaking of glass, maybe you should have uploaded here the unedited version with the glass, (actually, you still could replace the files), so it'd be seen at least here? :)
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victortky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
james bond? Big Mac has become James Bondf lolz. Hehe, I liked the ideas that incorporate the James Bond theme inside!
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