1. PIES updated to read 2 pages at a time like a book (sorta)!  It’s really a huge improvement. Half the clicks, too.

    fieldghost.com

  2. Pages 66 and 70 (watermark on 66 removed).

    They make another sphere!  

    PS the inner sphere doesn’t have an outline it is just negative space. The outer sphere has an outline.

    Read the entire comic-that-isn’t-a-comic at www.fieldghost.com

  3. Anonymous said: Is it weird that I immediately interpretated PIES as a metaphor for pregnancy/birth? After you clarified it was about gay sex I was like "Oh, right", but that's the first place my mind went to.

    You brought up two really good points. Both of which I thought about a lot while I made PIES and which deserve more discussion than I can provide right now. The first topic being pregnancy/birth. The second being erotic homosexuality. For the former there are a lot of pages that can be seen as egg and sperms. Any time you have a big white sphere hovering in space it won’t take long before a thought like “issat supposed to be an egg?” crosses your mind. Plus, any time you have a little dude going into a cave… that one always seems to get read as reproductive. I mean, I noticed these things while I was drawing it, so it’s not news to me. So I’ll just say that yep! It is one possible valid interpretation.

    Something to think about however: From page 88 onward, the inner sphere is making copies of Pies, which is neither sexual reproduction nor cloning.

    I don’t really remember saying the gay sex part. I wouldnt be surprised if I had but I haven’t gotten that feeling from a draft of PIES in a very long time. There were MANY MANY different versions and cuts and they all came across differently. So perhaps in one version I felt that way about it. I’ve gotten a lot of different feelings from different versions of this comic.
    On a related note the genders of the characters are left neutral. They don’t have names and there is no nudity. It is left open for your own thoughts.

    PIES is really all about your interpretation. If you read it fast or slow or for the first time or the tenth time, you may think something different, you may see something new. Whatever it means to you is unique to you and is valid to you.  (Basically just this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNnmxiH4jdc

  4. It might only be easy to see in a slideshow, but the cicada head lines up perfectly with the island in the opening shots. (You can click back and forth in the Tumblr pop up windows to see this effect too.) The cicada can be a metaphor for the end of a long hibernation and coming out of one’s shell. Or maybe this all takes place on a speck of dust on a bug’s head (rather doubtful but possible I suppose) These are good deep meanings, but the cicada’s most readily useful purpose is to identify the season as summer. 

    PIES is a free 106 page graphic novel that can be read at www.fieldghost.com

    A Hi-Res PDF is available for download at https://gumroad.com/l/pies

  5. rruffurr:

    Assorted pages - hard to pick just ten! - from Hottapwater’s superlative comic PIES, which can be read in its entirety at his site. Please support the artist and your eyes by spending $3 for the hi-res version

  6. (Source: fieldghost.com)

  7. I went back and decided that $8 is a lot to spend on a milkshake.  So I made PIES $3 now.

  8. PIES is free to read on www.fieldghost.com
AND a Hi-Res PDF version is for sale on Gumroad https://gumroad.com/l/pies

    PIES is free to read on www.fieldghost.com

    AND a Hi-Res PDF version is for sale on Gumroad https://gumroad.com/l/pies

  9. PIES is my 106 page black and white dialogness comic.  It is complete and up for free on my site:
www.fieldghost.com

    PIES is my 106 page black and white dialogness comic.  It is complete and up for free on my site:

    www.fieldghost.com

  10. Quick photo of my comic all printed out.  106 big panels, 52 pages.  Looks SO GOOD in person.

    Quick photo of my comic all printed out.  106 big panels, 52 pages.  Looks SO GOOD in person.