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In the latest comic of Transmission it depicts Randall and Reggie going mad from starvation, and it ultimately ends up with them devouring a pig who was going to exploit them on Youtube. There has since been a bit of a backlash judging by some of the comments on this particular strip.

Transmission is primarily a light hearted comedy, though it has had it's moments of drama (the Kidnapped and Jason stories) as well as satirical black comedy (Zombie Invasion, or anything else featuring Trevor really). Transmission has had it's dark moments before, but to be honest I must concede that this one definitely appears to have crossed the line as it has shocked quite a few people. Never mind the fact that it takes a few weeks for each story arc to play out, I feel that I must set the records straight right here and now.

I think it is less to do with the fact that the character Randall is a psychopath who isn't above predation, and perhaps more to do with the fact that Reggie appeared to have aided and abetted him. Truth be told, even I felt the strip was getting too dark, so I actually altered some of the upcoming strips to soften things up a bit and mitigate the happenings of this one. This is not the first time a character has been killed in the series - Jason's uncle was killed off in a strip earlier this year, but then we don't see the body afterwards which left a lot of people guessing. Wheras here it is far more obvious, not to mention that people KNEW Jason's uncle was a nasty piece of work.

In the strips that led up to #331, Reggie is beginning to go slightly mad under starvation and dehydration out in the wilderness. The pig who buys it was going to exploit him and Randall online following their humiliating fracas, thus at the time it might have seemed justified that they did what they then did. TV Tropes would label this guy an 'asshole victim' that nobody is likely to miss. I can reveal that later in the story arc once they get back to civilisation, Reggie begins to feel increasingly guilty about what him and Randall did and ultimately begins to find Randall uncomfortable to be around.

I hope that will clear things up a bit. I will not be able to convince everyone, but I feel that it is the most reasonable thing I can do at this time.

Thanks for reading, either way. It means a lot to me ^^.
Cheers guys.
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
- Eleven years! O_o I joined on June 21st 2004 using a computer in my high school library ^^.

2. What does your username mean?
- FreyFox came from the name of the Dutch dub of 'The Fox and The Hound' called 'Frank en Frey'. Frey apparently means 'free'. I don't know if it really does. I love the way the name sounded anyway and decided to snap it up before someone else did ^^.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
- Determined, Inquisitive, Industrious

4. Are you left or right handed?
- Right handed.

5. What was your first deviation?

- Honestly, I can't remember. It was deleted long ago. This picture below is my oldest surviving submission on DeviantART, from October 2004;
The Greedy Fox Takeaway by FreyFox

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
- Digital, but it is fun to do traditional pictures too from time to time. Variety is good.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- Pop art.

8. What was your first favourite?
- The oldest favourite I have that hasn't been deleted is this one by somebody I knew from an 'Animals Of Farthing Wood' forum that I've since lost touch with;
The Pool Finals by BlueWolf-87

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
- It is typically the same sort of art I like to draw, mostly cute cartoony furry things :)

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
- This one is tricky. The first would be Big Blue Fox since his art was my introduction to the wonderful world of furry fandom. Other artists whose names stand out for me on this site (and some who subsequently went on to Fur Affinity as well) are Jaff Fox, KitsuneZero, Secoh2000, Ian-Bradley, Retehi and Kunzai.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
- I've already met a good fair few of artists I know and watch at conventions. There's a few on FA I'd still like to get to meet, but I think my mind has gone blank here!

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
- Many of my favourite artists were inspirational to me in helping encourage me to up my game. Some of the more successful ones were ones I strived to imitate, albeit not very well with my more limited skills. Several of them went on to become good friends :)

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
- Pencils, pens, Wacom tablet, Flash and Paintshop Pro.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
- Believe it or not, at conventions! I always seem to get a creative or inspirational buzz there and whenever I see lots of merchandise from a friend or artist I admire then I usually seem to find myself wanting to make some too! :D

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
- I guess it would have to be the earlier days from 2004 and 2005. I was still inexperienced and immature at the time (and my attitude might have upset a few people), but I also enjoyed the thrill of seeing other people drawing things I was interested in and of me being able to share my creativity online for other people to look at. :)
Saint Tropez
This is a reworking of a sketch that I drew while I was at FC in 2013. I was inspired to do this when I went to the San Jose Museum of Contemparary Art and there was an exhibition of the works of Eric Fischl on display at the time. He does a lot of paintings of people on beaches, many of them topless. I thought it would be fun to redraw the sketch I did back then and then give it some colour ^^.
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Summer 1979 by FreyFox
Summer 1979
The Mount St Helens eruption of 1980 was a natural disaster that I had always been fascinated by and wanted to find a way I could reference it in my webcomic.

In the end this strip offers a glimpse into Randall's past (he was born in 1970) and turned out to be one of the more emotional ones I've done, hence it's already one of my favourite strips in the whole canon thus far ^^.

The comic can be followed at transmission.thecomicseries.co…
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Fleeting Fantasies by FreyFox
Fleeting Fantasies
After a slight change to the lineup (second guitarist left, drummer replaced), Rrrapture's second album was released in the Autumn of 1999 but wasn't able to match the Top 5 success of it's predecessor. It still went Silver in the UK and later became something of a cult classic. The band split two years later, before reforming in the 2010s for some touring ^^.

It is also common knowledge that Zoey doesn't look out of place on a motorcycle either ^^. Trevor from Transmission is notably a fan of Zoey; he has a poster of her on his bedroom wall. The band themselves appear in comic #263.
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Mark Alexander Smith
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
I'm a freelance cartoonist, comic artist, animator and musician from the UK. A lot of my cartoons are influenced by British and American shows I used to enjoy in the 1990s and I like getting to meet new people here and enjoy whatever arty things they put up here!

I am OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS. If you are interested please send me a PM!

My webcomic 'Transmission' can be viewed at transmission.thecomicseries.co…
I tend to update it on Fridays and sometimes Monday as well.
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In the latest comic of Transmission it depicts Randall and Reggie going mad from starvation, and it ultimately ends up with them devouring a pig who was going to exploit them on Youtube. There has since been a bit of a backlash judging by some of the comments on this particular strip.

Transmission is primarily a light hearted comedy, though it has had it's moments of drama (the Kidnapped and Jason stories) as well as satirical black comedy (Zombie Invasion, or anything else featuring Trevor really). Transmission has had it's dark moments before, but to be honest I must concede that this one definitely appears to have crossed the line as it has shocked quite a few people. Never mind the fact that it takes a few weeks for each story arc to play out, I feel that I must set the records straight right here and now.

I think it is less to do with the fact that the character Randall is a psychopath who isn't above predation, and perhaps more to do with the fact that Reggie appeared to have aided and abetted him. Truth be told, even I felt the strip was getting too dark, so I actually altered some of the upcoming strips to soften things up a bit and mitigate the happenings of this one. This is not the first time a character has been killed in the series - Jason's uncle was killed off in a strip earlier this year, but then we don't see the body afterwards which left a lot of people guessing. Wheras here it is far more obvious, not to mention that people KNEW Jason's uncle was a nasty piece of work.

In the strips that led up to #331, Reggie is beginning to go slightly mad under starvation and dehydration out in the wilderness. The pig who buys it was going to exploit him and Randall online following their humiliating fracas, thus at the time it might have seemed justified that they did what they then did. TV Tropes would label this guy an 'asshole victim' that nobody is likely to miss. I can reveal that later in the story arc once they get back to civilisation, Reggie begins to feel increasingly guilty about what him and Randall did and ultimately begins to find Randall uncomfortable to be around.

I hope that will clear things up a bit. I will not be able to convince everyone, but I feel that it is the most reasonable thing I can do at this time.

Thanks for reading, either way. It means a lot to me ^^.
Cheers guys.

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:iconlabetenwar:
labetenwar Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding me to your watch list :)
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Was cool meeting you at EuroFurence :)
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:iconajayrulezzz:
AjayRulezzz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever seen the Japanese Fox-Village on YouTube?
youtu.be/92wtDKCtOiU
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yep :)
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AjayRulezzz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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zarpaulus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I heard this song and thought you might find it interesting.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pUR9o…
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :)
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Thyloguy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, man!  Hope all is well!  =D
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:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconajayrulezzz:
AjayRulezzz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if there is still such thing as a species-change surgery in a furry universe. It could be possible.
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