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poor daddy by Valerei poor daddy by Valerei
the translation isn't the best here, but that's not the point...

BECAUSE HEY GUYS, GUESS WHO IS GONNA HAVE HER OWN COMIC PUBLISHED (in Sweden) NEXT YEAR?!
AAAAAAAAAH!!!

it's an autobiography and it'll be aimed towards children, I don't want to say much more about it right now, but more information will come in the future!

(also this is the very first time I'm making a comic in this style and doing it compleatly digital, so it's a fun experience!)
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Izzybell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those feels bro!
congrats! I've watched you on DA for years now and have always looked up to you, and you've had a big influence on my art (I rarely post anymore...) but all your work is paying off and I'm super happy for you!!

(...that got weirdly long...oops)
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Noxmoony Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Filmographer
 Aww man this is so charming but poor daddy indeed XD

Congratulations on your comic being published yo!!!! Damn it sounds so exciting :D
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redleaveshavefallen Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited for you! Great job, congrats!!!
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much <3
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LazyJenny Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Ååh! Ska du få en egen serie publicerad?! :D Fy vad kul! Jätteglad för din skull!
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ja, är ju ett tag kvar, men äntligen händer det! <3 tack så jättemycket!!
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two-bill-minions Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, is he buying beer? or just being selfish? "="
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's buying a beer; my dad was/is an alcoholic, so this happened a lot in my childhood :o
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TheFredricus Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ser verkligen fram emot att få läsa hela, ser jättefint ut och det är starkt av dig att göra detta :heart: Lycka till! :hug:
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tack så jättemycket <3 Haha, tvingar mig själv till att vara stark nog för det här, för någon behöver göra det här, då kan det lika gärna vara jag!
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jamers24 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow dad of the year, not.
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:iconvalerei:
Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, he never was and never will be, but I don't care, I still love him!
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40281 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016   Digital Artist
It's lovely! Congratulations on next year publication!!! Peridot 7 Pearl Emote 37 
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much <3
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Vimira Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And lol I'm from sweden
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nstsw Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Atleast he's thirsty... My dad eats lol
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, my dad forgets to eat instead :p
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WarriorsFight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deep shit xD
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes my childhood was full of deep shit like this :p
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WarriorsFight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :D could write a book of all that things (but maybe I also should pack them into comic form-it's funny and interesting in the same time XD ;))
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yes, it's an interesting medium to do it in! Sometimes I even worry the end result is a bit TOO funny despite the topic it's about... xD
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WarriorsFight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't be funny enough! XD
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Kuragarikokoro Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student Writer
Can't wait.
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:iconvalerei:
Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad to hear that!
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Skyler-Bolt Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's sad.
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looking back at it as an adult, yes it's quite sad. But I never blamed him for this behavior, it can't have been easy for him...
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Skyler-Bolt Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeeeaa....
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Fearkieffer Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I felt that. I love vulnerable art like this.
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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esemese Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
So being an autobiography, you did passed through this?
Having an alcoholic/selfish father can really hurt, I'm sorry if you had to endure this and this comic is lovely in the way it shows that :3
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, this comic will be all about my own experiences with having an alcoholic father!
It actually hurt more after I found out he was an alcoholic, I never realised it when I was young...
and I'm glad to hear, a lot of hard work and love has been put into making it, it's almost like therapy for me to do :)
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esemese Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Well you're strong, specially for the making of this lovely comic. I can only say my father was/is like that too, I drank my first beer at age 5 thanks to him, I know is really hard.
I'm glad for you this is helping you out, and if there is a way to buy this comic overseas (physical or digital), I'd love to get a copy :3
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People keep telling me that, haha!
And yes same here, it was and still is hard, that's why I'm doing this. Not for me but for everyone who have gone through this and all those children who is in the middle of it.

It's a story worth sharing, because there are many people like you and me, so once I'm done with it I'm actually gonna look for publishers outside of Sweden, so let's hope that one day it'll be available so you can read it too!
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esemese Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Well wow, children are the perfect target with the way you're writing this. Like there's something to learn here, yet you wrote it in such a cute way it is still right enough for the little ones :3
You'll do great with the publishing!
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
He's a disgrace to being a father
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latiosfreak Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
well sometimes you have to say no but if a was a father i wouldve brought something for both?
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
I would ALWAYS put my kids before me! I couldn't even sleep knowing I got something for myself while I denied my kid something just because I played the "I am the parent and I am God" card! This is pathetic!!! 
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't say that, sure he was far from perfect as a father but despite being an alcoholic he always loved us and cared for us as much as he was able to do.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
I would never waste money on my own needs while I deny my kid something they want! I'd always put them first without a second thought! That's what being a good parent is!! Sure, you cant make them spoiled but you cant deny them something while you get something for yourself like a selfish pig! I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror if I did that! We hardly have any money in my family, yet when I was a kid my parents always thought of me and my sister first. I don't see whats the excuse is for any other parent! How much can a 12 pack of beer cost vs one bottle of soda?!? Its PATHETIC!! 
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NellyOnly Featured By Owner May 11, 2016   Digital Artist
I'm glad you wouldn't want to be a parent with an addiction, but your comments are quite rude.
You don't know nothing about how he was to her, there are so many douchebags out there without an addiction that shouldn't have become parents at all.

I think you should google what an addiction is and how it affects the person with it.

You can be addicted but still be able to care about the loved ones. Giving people things is not the best way of showing care and love.

Sure, he could've gotten her a small soda or something IDK. This is a comic out of it's context so you don't see the full story about he how he is as a father to her.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
If she doesn't want people making decisions about things like this, perhaps she shouldn't post comics like this? 

I know damn well what an addiction is and what it can do to a person. My granddad was an alcoholic and would beat my dad and aunt and uncle almost on a daily basis. I consider myself extremely lucky that my dad decided not to follow that path. I'm well aware that you cant but people love, but what I'm saying is I believe that a parent should always put their kid's needs before their's. 
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NellyOnly Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   Digital Artist
You can still think about your wording and phrase it another way.

Right now you sound pretty much ignorant, and that's never a good thing.

Perhaps she wated to share with us that she's getting A COMIC BOOK PUBLISHED? It's extremely difficult to get one published, instead of bashing her about her father just say congrats? It's not that hard to be happy for someone else.

And so if you know what's it like to have someone with an addiction in the family, maybe you should be a bit more considerate.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Ooh, I sound ignorant because I don't agree with what everyone else is saying? 

I don't think its that hard. Alot of internet themed comics have been turned into books. Ever heard of Deep Dark Fears? 

I'm considerate to the children and anyone else involved in the situation, not the person addicted 
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NellyOnly Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   Digital Artist
No, I think you sound ignorant because you don't seem to understand that ANYONE, literally anyone can get into addiction. There's no them and us, there's only we.
You don't seem to understand that even though he perhaps wasn't the best father, he still cared/cares about his kids.

"He's a disgrace to being a father"
No, he really isn't. Just because he has an addiction doesn't make him a bad father. He has given her all the support and he's a proud father and he loves his kids.
Would a proud father give her the OK to make this book?
Would that be a bad father?

You don't know the situation or relation between the two of them, therefore calling someone else's parent a "disgrace" when you don't know them is ignorant.

It's fine to have another opinion, but your first comment were in fact really rude and nobody should receive such a response. Not cool.
You could have phrased it much better, like "I think he should've gotten the girl a soda too" or something, there's no need to bash someone like that.

And obviously you don't live in Sweden.
"Deep dark fears" got internet famous at first, Valerei wasn't. She's also getting published by one of the biggest publishers in Sweden, which is both cool and extremely rare. 
It's really hard for a "no name" to get into the industry, and if you do, it has taken you years. And it's all about contacts in the end.

But you weren't considerate to Valerei. She's a kid with an alcoholic parent.
You told HER that HER father is disgrace, what is she going to do about that?
She can't do anything about it. You're not helping her, you're hurting her.
Face it.
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He cried every night for doing this. It's an addiction, it's even concidered a sickness being alcoholic. I can only say that despite him doing this, he was the far better parent in my family.
Please stop saying that about him because you have NO idea what I've gone through with my family, you have NO idea how my mother treated me most of my life. Having one parent who actually cared and showed emotion to me and my sister meant the world to me, and the one who did that was the alcoholic one.
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 I know what an "addiction" can do to a family and it really is a sickness. My granddad was an alcoholic and would beat my dad and aunt and uncle almost on a daily basis. I consider myself extremely lucky that my dad decided not to follow that path. 
Yes, I have no idea what you've gone through. I'm just reacting to the comic you posted. I'm very sorry to hear about you went through as a kid
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SilverTheFemboy Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aawwe
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
That's wonderful! Congrats! So proud!
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Valerei Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so very much! <3
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
You're welcome! When I wound up on this site and began following your work, I always had a feeling you'd make your way to greatness. Keep at it.
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