It appears to be an apple...but might also be a cat? The inexplicable creature known as the "Apple Cat" one day permeates human life. They multiply, spread, and finally use their charming voices to call out, "eat me." The author's warm yet wistful colors and touch creates an excellent, symbolism-filled work that successfully presents its own clear look at the world.
Learning that I was selected as a runner-up has been a real thrill. I have been drawing comics for the last ten years, and have been published in China and Hong Kong. Unfortunately, that has become a sad topic as well as publishing opportunities for comic artists have drastically declined recently. Currently while the creative variety in on the rise there; the number of comic readers is on the decline. Thus comic artists are increasingly searching for other more viable occupations. Comic artists can easily quit, they can put down their pens and simply stop drawing. Among my circle of friends I now only have one who is still drawing, and even that person is gradually moving away from comics. Coincidentally, this has lead to an inevitable feeling of loneliness.I drew “Apple Baby Cat” a number of years ago. At the time, I put my all into drawing the piece, but regretfully it was never published. So I submitted it under the condition of being a comic creator. Therefore, when I found out that this work was selected, I was ecstatic. I ask you all to please read my entry. And to those who find it amusing, thank you very much, I’m going to continue striving as a comicker.
This work has very strong art, with its many different types of characters drawn in distinctive ways. In addition, details such as the tone of a conversation between girls, or the overall bodyline work are also expressed well. The modeling of the mysterious titular creature is excellent as well, displaying plenty of the artistic strengths needed to create an enjoyable work. However, compared to the strengths of the art, the tempo and dialogue content still seems to be lacking. Overall, the artist's talents clearly shows potential, and we greatly look forward to little thunder's next work.