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Scenes from 'Freshman Year' by markcrilley Scenes from 'Freshman Year' by markcrilley
You are hereby invited to view "Miki Falls: Freshman Year", my very first web comic set to music, over at Youtube:


I do hope you'll enjoy it, and please feel free to make suggestions about things you'd like to see happen in this story. I think it would be fun to have it be based in part on the suggestions of viewers.

I see this as a prequel to the Miki Falls manga series, taking place about three years before Hiro came along. I'm looking forward to inventing new characters, such as Tetsu Koyama (the boy seen above) and exploring Miki's world a bit more by way of this "encore performance."
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gcarolineu1013 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an amazing artist. I have been drawing all my life(fourteen years) and I have gotten the miki falls series and subscribed to you on youtube and you are great at pose references, especially hands. So keep drawing and don't stop the awesomenessthe feels 
missaquaitaine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did Yumi and Miki meet anyway? I guess I never really thought about it, but I'm a little curious now that I think about it.
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :D
Xemera-Draws Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh, i remember THAT vid xD it was pretty funny
missaquaitaine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to make a book about her freshman year? I think if you did freshman year, I'd be more able to relate since I'm closer to being a freshman than i am to being a senior.

Btw; Tetsu is a QT! *drools* lol. Love the character Mark!
chanyeoltan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute couple! ❤
BarbieKyoo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks sooo adorable in the top right panel. :D
Eeffie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the female head form xD
could you show me how to make it like that?
CallMeSin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(>^<) it's so cute!
ShootingStarla Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was awesome!!!
xalicesmileyfacex Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I find the bit where her hair goes 'Poing' Funny :')
Can I just say Mark you are my inspiration and when I am older I want my own Manga being published, Just like you! :)
MSTieMiss Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Artist
I like the guy in the Nehru jacket :iconsquee-plz:
brisingr880 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Bought all your books, this series being my favourite... Waited for each book to come out... But well worth it!!! I think this would be a great idea! :)
ShippingCaptainKatie Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you draw the most beautiful eyes. *-*
TheApprentice75 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lOVE YOUR WORK, and i watch your tutorials on YouTube, they're a lot of help
HermionesJustAName Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just watched it and it was ADORABLE!
Are you still doing them?
xAmuletFortunex Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:OOO make the book Mark :DDDD
blackbutlerLogan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
there's a new miki falls?
Arc41 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Damn Mark, now I definitely want to get started on Miki Falls. xDD I wasn't sure if I should get it cos so much stuff I've read lately hasn't got the laid back humour and truly human characters that seem so rare these days. I liked all 3 characters in the 2 minutes I've met them! Bravo. ^_^
MarauderGrl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, and what's freshman year? I live in Australia and are only in year 7, so, yeah… can someone tell me? It's even in Sims 2 University…
MarauderGrl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome! You should make it into a book. I would pester my school librarian to order it… she has ordered books because of me before… did I say I saw the video? I love it! Have you made part 2?
Snow-e1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I love Tetsu! He's so adorable ^_^
pinkpanther6667 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully drawn! I love the eyes, they have so much expression and emotion in them! Love it. Really want to read the comic now! I have to buy it!
pinkanimefreak Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know if somebody can hear me but i'm 12 and you inspire me so much! You're excactly how i was imagining my hero saw're such an inspiration! I create manga just by drawing in a sketchbook. My teachers thinks i'm talented and my friends love the manga! I have a deviantart (because of mark but i dont have a scanner..well, my account is called pinkanimefreak. Mark crilley please respond/critisize(?) my drawings on deviantart. That would be a dream come true :')
iUN4GETABLE Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Really amazing :D Great Artwork!
decapitatedbeta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing this as an animation on YouTube? HOLY CRAP YOU DID MIKI FALLS? You're that guy? :la: I love you. XD
Heart-of-chaoS Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Markcrilley the man I WISH I HAD UR SKILLS YO!
midnightxoxo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student
you should actually make miki fall freshman year into a short mini manga series
i think it would be a big
no wait not even think
it would be a big hit
popular12345 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
SeraphineKH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
is web comic like ani manga?
XxDiamondsxX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Love it!
ABI-luvah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
sofitssofi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
i can't find anywhere to read it
mottekonigin Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say these are my favorite shots of Miki
They look a bit different than in Miki Falls
Nububu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tetsu is hot ^^
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the way you do hair - the outline and then filled in with strands, genius!
Girly-tje94 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I just love that video. Even if you would watch it a thousand time, it still would be funny :) Especialy the end :D
And all your videos on youtube have really helped me, thanks!!
Salmon-fish-rule Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Love Miki! Awesome book, awesome characters!
manfredkooistra Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Very nice art, and I love you how put it together as a video, it works really well.

Do you know Platinum Grit? Look here: [link] They make Flash or Shockwave files of their print comic for online reading. Maybe this inspires you if you find making videos too time consuming.
mccthehedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
awsome work
i didn't know u had a DeviantArt account
awsome artwork
most of my young rlitives try to draw your work
tell me if this is sort of right
my partner drew this
aisemicr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
I loved that video! xD It was really funny, and nice to see the characters in another comic after finishing the series.
Rocioo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student General Artist
i loved this clip in youtube. xD
Bibibiz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
That would be 7th grade or what is freshman year????
ShadAmyLurf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen some of your videos, your AWESOME >U<
Shirowe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure, if I have ever left you a message here or not. But here goes...I find your style very inspiring and hope to do something myself some day. Not that I think I'll make anything off it, however for a few years I kind of gave up on drawing; seeing your youtube videos and other stuff got me back into it. So I thank you deeply one artist to another for your work. BTW hope you do another series like Miki Falls, it's quite enjoyable.
SpeccySpecSpec Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009

' Poing '
xD Very cute x3
BlueLink Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
POING! I love that part :3 I love the bit of sketchiness of your art, and the way you draw eyes! Awesome!
AnotherEnding Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
i like their faces styles much bettter in this one.On the series they have horrible long chins
Nintai--Z Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Wow! I really loved this web comic a lot ^^ And I also love your artwork! Miki is such a beautiful character... It's rather inspiring. The picture of her on the top right melts my heart ^^"
Sea-Solo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student General Artist
this one is so awsome! and thanks for the how to draw videos on YouTube, it really helped me.

"That's why I call myself a witch now: the Wicked Witch of the West, if you want the full glory of it. As long as people are going to call you a lunatic anyway, why not get the full benefit of it?"
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