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June 22, 2009
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1000 Words book is ready for order here at HERE at :D

For previews and other info, please visit

"1000 Words" was inspired by a comment on one of my other work "Tape it Back Together" . In the comment, this person told me when she first saw the drawing, she thought it was sad but couldn't connect with the situation. Three months later, her parents divorced and when she saw the drawing again, she began to sob. It made me wonder, had she shown something like the torn up picture to her parents, would it have made a difference?

This story also explores the purpose of art, what can be art, and what art means to me personally.


:iconfanartist: made this beautiful tune for my story :D [link] :heart:

Woot! I finished my first ever one shot comic! :D It's 56 pages excluding the copyright page. I don't know how long it took me but it was a lot of work.

For all those who are curious, the little girl's name is Fantine, and the guy's name is Linus. I MIGHT continue 1000 W0RDS after I finish my other projects years from now :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, texture and editing done in Photoshop, web comic programming done in Macromedia Flash.

Please check out my other flash comic, Knite and interactive narrative, Rumination .
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Given 2009-06-24
1000 W0RDS by *yuumei - It's rarely you ever see an entire community support a single artist like this, and when that happens it should be a memory well kept. This art is worth it, its impact is incredible. It's my honour and joy to feature this piece of true art. Thank you community for your MASS number of suggestions, we hear you. :) Well deserved *yuumei. ( Featured by OneFreeInternet )
your work is amazing, definitely inspiring, thanks for show us this Clap 
AikoAnime29 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Yuumei-san, you're incredible.
in my opinion, drawing is expressing your feeling :D
when shes parent open it, i was like...>>> (o__o)
but, when shes parent cry, i was start crying too.... ;w;
vongoladeathtrapXI 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Awww~! So cute and cool and adorable and sad~! Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-47 (Pretty Please) [V2] 
Pisces-sayonara 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my...I swear a tear just fell from my eyes when the parents cried..
lunewhisper7 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was heart-warming! The emotions portrayed were raw and surreal, the expressions conveying what the characters felt. I absolutely love this, it's touching and I can relate to this <3 Thank you for creating this, it's inspiring like no other art and manga I've ever seen!
FurryPatrol 5 days ago  New member Student General Artist
It's amazing! I got really touched of it! Supergreat job!:squee: :sad: :bird: 
MahoganyKrown 5 days ago  New member Student Filmographer
This was beautiful. I loved the colors you chose and the emotion in the characters was shown in such perfect ways! As a student going into comics and sequential art I have to say the Flash comic is one idea I've never thought of but it's brilliant! 
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