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So Let me be a Fool by ashwara So Let me be a Fool by ashwara
"If to be a hero is to be a fool, let me be a fool!"

A comic! I've been working super hard on it the past few weeks... I started it two weeks ago exactly. It was for the comics class we're we had two weeks instead of one to do a comic, so I decided to go ALL OUT. And I totally neglected all my other classes. Ha ha.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! It's not quite as finished and clean as I would hope, but I did as much as I could in this short amount of time.
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Given 2011-01-16
*Nightingale628 says, "A gorgeously painted comic with an adorable style, fantastic storytelling, and a captivating atmosphere. The comic itself and the moral within it are both very inspirational! "
~Suzuka-dono says, "I've always enjoyed Ashwara's comics and illustrations, they're simple and entertaining, and at times breathtakingly beautiful. But this one is brilliant. Though his story clearly takes place in a world other than our own, the way he presents it and the message that he expresses is so pure and entirely relatable. "
So Let me be a Fool by *ashwara ( Featured by kangel )
GriswaldTerrastone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
KariTBB Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
THIS! I've seen this on dA years ago and couldn't find it anymore later. I've searched so long for this. One of my two favourite inspirational works of all time :heart:
AaronKTJ Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student
Great story with such a simple execution. You picked the words really well too. Your character designs are so simple yet likeable.
dragonofcolors Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to just gush and gush over just how amazing this was but in the end I decided just to say, you inspired me to do a good deed and i hope that person will do a good deed as well and as that goodwill is passed around the thanks for it all in the end. Comes down to you, so thank you.
Melaenia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
So cute!
eyevi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
This is so inspiring!
Maria-Mika Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Aw that's such a sweet comic<3 I love the atmosphere the colours, characters and the setting bring : 3

though I don't get by what logic the captain called him a fool - would you give any explanation : x?
KnabbsKrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Ah this is very cool and heroic and inspiring! :D I love it ^.^ I love the quote you have in the description too.
Serena-Hartmouth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
is there more to this?
mmlf99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, cool, inspiring..... WOW!!
HappyEmo667 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Bobagirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Silly as it is, That girl bears an uncanny resemblance to myself in appearance and character. The oddest part? My name is Lani.
ashwara Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Filmographer
Ha ha, that's great! It's a good name.
Fayora Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great message! also i love your style! reminds me of zelda the windwaker!
SoraLove Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Inspiring and sweet! Great story and message!
venaila Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist
I love it. It's so cute.
Gingerknight000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Artistocraft Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I :heart: this so so much :)
Chyro999 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow... lovely art and an inspiring story~ This has made my day.
Ghost-of-an-Author Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. This just made my day. :'D
GraphiteMoons Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Awesome story!! :D with a great message too, nice work!!
EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
AWWWW! Love it!
AohanaMegami Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This, is amazing in so many different ways.
ReincarnatedParano Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really inspiring. QuQ And the art is just gorgeous. I love your painting style and use of colour.
alex10332 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
OMG o____________o That's the best and the longest comic I have ever seen !!! It's the best <3
Porecomesis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Like everyone else who was inspired by this comic, I too was inspired.
IniStrife Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece of a comic!
Its awesome simple but so true at the same time!
Also shows that a 'hero' don't think to be a hero at the time he really IS.At retrospect maybe, but not in the moment, in the moment he or she just do what they supose to be the it comes to them.

I love this one!
Calin-4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is wonderful. Your concept is very inspiring as well. Congrats on the DD, sorry I did not look that day.
hastypixels Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like your style. It's happenstance... meaningful and emotive.

Bah, lazy. I've seen "finer" technical artists with no character.

Communication is the means, is it not, for art?

Achieved. ^^
ashwara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Filmographer
That's very true! Communication. That's something I have to remember.
hastypixels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Seems to me you're doin' just fine. ^^
karribou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great!! it touched my heart <3
Shell-Mel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Wow.. What an inspiring story. :D
Eigems Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very meaningful, and did you come up with that quote? It has a deeper meaning than it portrays. :D
ashwara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Filmographer
Sure did! Thanks so much!
JustBeforeTheDawn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
So beautiful... I love it.
lazyd3vil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
a hero needs no "someday"...
HAH! briliant!
KariTBB Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student General Artist
That truly touched me... It's so calm and so full of spirit. I have tears in my eyes.
I-Do-Care Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Brilliant story! Captivating characterisation.
Inumaru12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, great story telling. :) I loved it. :D
mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Amazing! :omfg:
slownsilent Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student General Artist
juno08 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
oh, i hope you continue it. :eager:

(if you want to, of course. :giggle:)
eyenkay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This made me `Aw!`at the end.
God well done.
eyenkay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Sorry **job well done

don`t know how that happened : /
fifthavenueprincess Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
"A hero needs no someday." How incredibly profound. Love your artwork too it's so cute!
Raidell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that the line"A hero needs no someday" is one of the most profound things I've read in a while. Wonderful comic with an even more wonderful message. :)
zippip Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thank you for neglecting class to bring us this. So awesome!
Maiumaora Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just....Adorable....
I'm sure someone else would say inspiring, but small acts of kindness don't strike me that way, because I am a cold-hearted asshat....
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October 21, 2010
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