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Nightwing: Love is a Boomerang by WhiskeySalad Nightwing: Love is a Boomerang by WhiskeySalad
Give love, and get it back.

I decided to undertake a little project to celebrate Valentine's Day in my own way, so here's a comic strip!
I wanted to break the trope that Valentine's Day has to be romantic...But one trope I didn't want to break is Dick being the ultimate buttfluff in the Bat fandom.

I did not draw this with slash in mind - but I drew it with a family sort of love in mind.

I'll probably be doing some more comic strips in the future, now that I sort of understand the do's and don'ts.

Happy Valentine's!

Batman, Nightwing, and Robin (c) DC Comics
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TheUnsungTrouvere Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
D'aww. This though. :love: It's really sweet to see a family picture for Valentine's Day! You did a bang-up job on the paneling and backgrounds (and faces!) here. Those can be really tough! :D
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BatmanXD100percent Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; oh god this so solo adorable AND NOW I MISS DAMI!!!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Fear not - he'll be back soon, and more kickass than ever! :D
I'll be so happy when we get him back, but I am a little anxious to see how they'll play things out between him and Dick.
Those two are my favorite brothers, and their relationship deserves proper justice after all they went through!
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BatmanXD100percent Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True- and (although slightly concerned) I can't wait to see what's gonna happen with Damian and the whole meta-human thing- knowing him, it should be pretty badass! :3
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Mathiais Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
God... I wonder what the other two would send. Tim's would be something complex and too overly thought out... Jason would probably just send a bomb. Maybe chocolates with a bomb attached. That way he would have plausible deniability when some one accuses him of being nice. Maybe it's just the pain meds talking... just had my wisdom teeth pulled, so here I am sitting in the dark with the Batfamily to keep me company. Awesome art btw.
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you! :)
Oh, I'm pretty sure Jason would send something along the likes of that; that, or maybe dog excrement in the shape of hearts. And knowing him, he'd probably send a crowbar along with it just to add insult to injury, haha.
Ouch, that doesn't sound like it was any fun. But by all means, embrace your creative process - a little insanity is all it takes to come up with an interesting idea now and then.
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bakabakabakabaka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww!! so cute!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Thank you! :D
Poor Damian - he probably has to endure so much 'brotherly bonding' during the holidays. :)
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bakabakabakabaka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, yes he does. 
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ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww. X3 the fluffiness is neigh.
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
The world always needs more fluff! :)
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ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. :3
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Deusluxmea Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope you realize that my word of the month will now be "buttfluff" XD
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
YES, that's wonderful to hear! :la:
Dick Grayson will forever be king of the buttfluff for me. Spread the buttfluff love around! :D
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kyubiman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student
I love re-gifting things too!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Yes; everybody's happy in the end! :)
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umbatman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
AWESOME
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thank you! :D
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umbatman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
ur welcome
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CoopDaWhoop Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014

Dick: I love ya dad

Bruce: thanks

Damian: I'm only doing this cuz dad said to

Dick: I love ya lil bro

Damian:*kill me now*

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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
:XD: Haha, this is perfect!
One of these days, I'll have to draw a sequel of Damian's reaction after he gets surprise-hugged by Dick.
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phil-cho Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love this! Great work here :)
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Oh my goodness - I've chosen the wrong time to drink coffee, because I nearly choked just now!
I'm a big fan of your work, and I'm so thankful for the kind compliment, favorite, and watch! :)
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ragdollfun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Man, I hate new52 Nightwing's color scheme, but this comic strip is amazing! Great work! :D
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thank you!
Yes, the New 52 colors does take some time to get used to, right? The blue definitely made him more unique. :(
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WondrousBlonde Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG YOUR DRAWING SKILLZ ASDFGHJKL *_* <3 I was so certain that this was a scan at first cos I mean it looked so belieavle xD Man, you should totally go and work for DC :D
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! :glomp:
This made my day - you honestly have no idea. ^^
I'd love to work for DC~ Maybe, just maybe...I can draw Dick fluff for a living. XD
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CassperClearie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whiskey this is the cutest thing I've ever seen, I'm literately tearing up form the cuteness over lode that this little comic just gave me!
Wow, I am just so impressed. This is beautiful and it flows so smothley, your must have put a lot of thought into the panel transition. All your colors are beautiful as well.
The brotherly love between Dick and Damian gets me every time!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thanks so much! As always, your comments are far too kind. :glomp: The world needs more cute, and I hope this comic did its job and gave you a little smile to add to your day~
Panel transition? No, not at all. :) I just drew a lot of squares, like cutting shapes out of cookie dough. Nothing too creative. ^^;
Yes, I love the two D's very much! I will never get tired of reading one-shots involving Tim and Damian fighting over something so miniscule, only for Dick to break them up. Brother love/hate relationships, what can you do? :heart:
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CassperClearie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You Did a beautiful job, stop kickin yourself down! :hug:
This is probably me favorite Batfamley holiday day strip that I've seen! I can't wait to see what you throw together for Easter! And if making panels is like cutting cookie dough then maybe my how comic idea will be eraser then I though! (Not really, It'll probable kill me)
Your so right, I can never get enough of big D and little D, there aggressive/brotherly chemistry just gets me! I thing I've run across some fanfics just like that, but to be honest I've read so many robin based fanfictions that there starting to blur together..
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Bellstar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Writer
Well done. I am impressed
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you - I'm flattered!
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shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Oh! :wow: What a come-back!
I'm glad to see your art block is over! :)
Amazing job on the backgrounds!! So detailed!!
Also the faces are really well done, ooh Dick! :love:

And yeah, you should definitely do more strips! :nod:
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thanks so much! :heart:
Art block is still there - I just kicked myself hard enough to keep going at a constant pace. XD It was incredibly painful.
Aw, well you know me and unintentionally adorkable characters. I just can't resist them! ^^;

Thank you, I'll definitely try to make more in the future! Your support always means a lot to me. :love:
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
"It was incredibly painful."
AH! you're telling me!  (not sure this sentence fit here, I'm trying english idiomatics ^^;  )

Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Believe me, it does! Your English is very smooth, believe me. :)
Not to take a U-turn in the topic, but I've always wanted to learn French...I want to go to France one day, gah!
It seems like such a lovely place~
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Does "you're telling me!" means something like "I can bet", or more generally "yeah sure, no doubt about it." :?

Huhu, french is awfully difficult, so much grammatical rules and exceptions. And I'm don't talk about the verbs >__> :XD:

Yeah, France and especialy Paris have this power to make people dream.... :)
They wake up when they meet French people! :XD:
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Oh my goodness, I never noticed how many weird sayings I use, haha..."You're telling me!" usually means, "I agree!"
"I can bet" can be compared with, "I think," and "Yeah sure, no doubt about it," is practically saying, "I REALLY think/believe so."

XD I noticed! My French was oh-so-choppy...Seriously. I just spoke broken lines in French, and people who didn't know what the heck I was talking about thought it was impressive. Let me tell you though - it wasn't. You'd laugh in my face for sure! :XD:

Yes, they do! The art, the sophistication...Let the people who get tired of gangsta-talk dream!
Oh, not to change the subject, but is a comic called 'Asterix' exploited often there? My mother absolutely adores that series, but it's so hard to find anything related to it here in America...It seems they do most of their merchandising/advertising in France, but I don't know.
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Manwe-Varda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thx for the english lesson! :D

I know what you mean, same for me in japanese! :XD:


Sure! In France Asterix is famous like... I don't know, Captain America? :XD:
Lol, yeah, it's over famous, as Tintin, but Tintin is from Belgium. The story of Asterix take place in France before it was called France during the Roma era.
So we got the original comics, animes, movies, etc.
There's a lot of puns especially on the names so I don't know how it is translated in english.
They start making movies about Asterix during the last decade. The best one is "Asterix & Obelix meet Cleopatra" ,if you can find it. :)
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
No problem! :hug: I'm sorry if I rambled too much - that's always been a flaw of mine, haha.

It's funny how the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. :) I admit, there's some places I want to see in Japan as well!

Oh my goodness, that sounds wonderful!
My mother and I are planning on one day taking a vacation to France, you see. When we get there, I want to get her all kinds of Obelix merchandise, considering those are nigh impossible to find here in America.
She reads Tintin as well, but definitely prefers the Asterix series. As for myself, it's the opposite, haha. The Tintin movie was an absolute treat to watch for me. Superb animation, voice acting, and a rather intriguing adventure tale...Unf, that was my favorite movie I've seen recently.
I flip through the Asterix books on occasion, and yes, there's a TON of puns. Like for example, Getafix, the druid. His name obviously derives from 'Get a fix,' which means to obtain something in which you are addicted in...Which probably reflects his potion, along with Obelix's affinity towards the stuff, haha.
I've seen some of the movies with my mother, yes. :) I've seen a Cleopatra one, but I'm not certain it's the one you are mentioning, considering the one I saw is very dated.
However, Asterix and the Vikings was fantastic.
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fish-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Artist
so sweet!!!!!Don't  be shy Damian!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I'm sure Dick's hugs secretly grow on him!
Damian will just forever deny it. :)
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FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Is this homoerotic or...?
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
No.
As stated in the description, this was drawn with a platonic, family theme at mind.
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FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Oh ok good; I didn't fully read the description I apologize. 

Anyways; in that case I love the piece. Very well done!
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you. :)
And it's quite alright - misunderstandings happen.

Happy Valentine's!
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FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
You too! I love your style so much; would love to see some Spider-Man / Black Cat in the future! :D :+fav: :+devwatch:
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WhiskeySalad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Thank you kindly for the compliment and the watch. :heart:

Though I'm not big on Marvel, I really want to watch the Amazing Spider-man movie. (The first one, because I live under a rock when it comes to the movie industry!) So who knows? Spider-man may very well be in my gallery in the future. (:
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